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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking that Larch House looks like a standard barn conversion; A stone building, sitting in the grounds of a Galloway farm, but this is truly out of the ordinary. I think 'Wow', every time I walk through the door. The sense of space and light is instantly calming.

Larch House is set in the heart of Galloway's great outdoors just 3 miles from Castle Douglas with it's fine shops, galleries, cafes and eateries.

It is a perfect base for the many mountain bike trails in the area and for road cycling. There is secure storage for your sports equipment and mountain bike guiding is available with a qualified local guide.

The area is littered with fine golf courses, beaches, lochs and rivers to fish and there are excellent outdoor centres nearby.

This is a great house for family gatherings or just a bunch of friends to get together.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 4.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Dumfries 28 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Larch house has been built to an exacting standard in a contemporary style but keeping the essence of rural living, off the beaten track but within 2 miles of the euro route. It benefits from a south facing aspect and has a light open plan feel to the main living area. It has a great deal of ecological aspects including solar panels to heat the water, under floor heating from the log burner and the whole house is super insulated. All these eco measures have been used without compromising luxury living.

Egyptian cotton has been used throughout for the bedding and towels and goose down duvets .

All appliances are brand new.

We think Larch House offers stylish, luxurious and cosy accommodation for families or groups of friends keen to explore this unique landscape.

Further details outdoors

As this is a newly finished project, the garden is still work in progress but is a lovely open private space with lots of potential for play and relaxing. A burbling stream runs through the back garden.

The Dumfries and Galloway region

Dumfries and Gallloway has so much to offer it's visitors especially outdoor activities, arts and entertainment.

There are many outstanding gardens, castles and other ancient monuments as the area has a diverse and interesting history.

There is Castle Douglas nearby, the designated 'food town', and the 'Artist Town', of Kirkcudbright a few miles on.

It is home to five of the famous Seven Stanes mountain bike trails and was described by the IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association), in 2010, as the best place in the world to mountain bike.

It also has a fantastic network of quiet country roads that make it one of the best areas in the UK for road cycling.

For the astronomers, the Forestry Commission Scotland has established part of the nearby Galloway Forest Park as the first Dark Sky Park in the UK.

Many of the areas attractions can be found on this website.

Castle Douglas

Nestling between the Galloway hills and forests to the north and the sweeping beaches of the Solway Firth to the south, the historic market town of Castle Douglas has always been at the heart of local agricultural and commercial life.

Today the town continues to flourish and is always busy with people visiting the many independent and speciality shops.

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17 Jul 2014


"Don't hesitate to book Larch House"

Larch House is a beautiful, modern & open plan house which was great for our holiday needs. My daughter's wheelchair could be wheeled easily through the kitchen / living area. The area is quiet… More

19 Mar 2014


"Fantastic house in a fantastic location"

This was our 2nd stay in Larch House because we had enjoyed it so much the previous time with friends. The house is perfect for families and well catered with plastic crockery for children. It was w… More

29 Dec 2013


"Beautiful house in a spectacular setting"

This is a beautifully designed house overlooking a typical Galloway view of farmland and hills. We stayed for Christmas and the owners very kindly supplied a decorated tree. The kitchen was well equip… More

1 Sep 2013



What a lovely place! The views are fantastic in this quiet location, yet it is only two miles away from local shops. Central location for the outdoor adventure thrill seekers with two fantastic outdoo… More

31 Jul 2013


"Fantastic property"

Four adults , four children and two springer spaniels had a fantastic week in this beautiful property. Whole property is finished to a high standard, kitchen is great for cooking and the living room/ dining area is huge with plenty of room for everybody. Bedrooms are comfortable and the bathrooms are just as nice.Surrounding area is lovely, roads around property are empty and great for running. Can not describe the beautiful views you can see from both sides of the house .
Many thanks to Stuart for his friendly welcome ( and return of a forgotten iPod).

12 Apr 2013


"Ideal Holiday Home"

What a view to open the curtains to!Self catering luxury with facilities for those who like to cook.Stewart and Chrissie made us very welcome - Thanks for the home made shortbread and logs for the bur… More

2 Oct 2012


"Unique Barn Conversion with Beautiful Views"

The cottage was new and extremely well set out. Plenty of room in the open space living area and good sized rooms to escape to. Great showers and toilets with a modern approach. Good sized TV and a lo… More

25 Sep 2012


"Lovely weekend at Larch House"

8 of us (all adults) stayed in Larch House for 3 nights. The property is lovely - beautiful decor, wood burning fire, nice location in countryside but close to Castle Douglas. We will definitely stay … More

6 Aug 2012



We were a party of 4 adults and 2 children staying at Larch House from 03-06/08/2012. I believe we were the first guests to stay in Larch House and the owners had to go the extra mile to get the hous… More

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