About the home
Drey Cottage has a 26" television with a DVD player.
The rear of Drey Cottage has a conservatory and a private courtyard where you can relax and enjoy a drink after a days activities. The garage can accommodate bikes. Nestling on the edge of the Galloway Forest, Drey Cottage is ideally situated for peaceful scenic forest walks. The Galloway Hills make a superb backdrop to the forest scenery.
Magnificent wildlife in the cottage garden including red squirrels. Just a short drive away are quiet beaches. This is a beautiful unspoilt corner of Scotland where life goes on at a steady pace. Free DVD of cottage, garden wildlife and places to visit in the area on request.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Mossyard, 15km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
Drey Cottage is spacious, well equipped and extremely clean, comfortable and homely. It has oil central heating which you control to your own requirements.
The cottage has front and rear entry into a entrance hall. A spacious lounge with a dining table near the front window where you can watch the wildlife. A beautiful conservatory can be entered from the lounge through French doors. The external conservatory door leads out into the courtyard where there is a table and chairs for alfresco dining.
The modern kitchen is well equipped. A hall from the kitchen leads to the two bedrooms and a shower-room.
The spacious double bedroom has a 4 poster bed and is adjacent to the shower-room. The equally spacious twin room has its own modern bathroom complete with a bidet. Access is from a private road and there is a parking & turning area for two vehicles in front of the cottage..
The market town of Newton Stewart is 4 miles away with Sainsburys, Aldi and Coop supermarkets, shops, cinema, library, churches, pubs, restaurants, gymnasium, swimming pool etc.
Further details outdoors:
Situated at the edge of the Galloway Forest Park which covers 300 square miles it is an ideal base to discover this unspoilt corner of Scotland. A short drive from the cottage, away from the forest, you will find quiet beaches, friendly harbour villages with pubs and restaurants and miles and miles of coastline. Ospreys nest on Wigtown Bay and you can watch them on their nests and feeding their young on cctv in Wigtown.
This is the Scottish Booktown with numerous bookshops. Red kites are just a short drive away at Loch Ken. There are many beautiful gardens to visit including the Logan Botanical where you will find many unusual tropical plants and palm trees. The Mull Of Galloway, being the most southern point of Scotland, is a great place to visit. There is a lighthouse and thousands of seabirds nesting on the cliffs including puffins and kittiwakes.
This area offers many sporting facilities including brilliant fishing whether it be game, coarse or sea. Sailing, golf, pony trekking, zip wire, bowling and much more. The beautiful scenery of the Galloway Hills takes some absorbing and the sunsets are wonderful.
Mountain biking is superb with the 7stanes Kirroughtree starting point just 300 metres away. Colour codes marked routes for all abilities with the most difficult being world class. The cottage is an ideal base for the mountain biking enthusiasts with a secure garage for keeping your bikes. There is a bike shop where you can buy just about anything to do with biking and if you wish you can hire a bike. You can even hire bikes with trailers for young children to sit in.
Well behaved pets are welcome over the age of 9 months old, at no extra cost. Please treat them with Frontline or a similar flea and tick control prior to arriving. Please don't leave your pets unattended in the cottage. Drey Cottage is ideal for dogs as it has an enclosed courtyard.
The cottage is strictly non smoking.
The Dumfries and Galloway region
Drey Cottage is in the Galloway Forest Park within the Dumfries and Galloway region of S W Scotland where people are extremely friendly and life goes on at a steady pace. The Galloway Hills are famous for their beauty and they appear to change their colour from day to day.
The area is generally quite warm benefiting from the Gulf Stream which is why there are so many wonderful gardens to visit.
The Galloway Forest Park area
The area is steeped in history with many abbeys and castles to visit with memorials to Robert The Bruce.
Cairnsmore is the second highest mountain in the area and is just 1 km. from the cottage. A walk to the summit provides fantastic views across the sea to the Isle of Man and beyond.
Bird watchers love it here where ospreys, red kites, buzzards, peregrine falcons and puffins can be seen and even the odd golden eagle.
Galloway Forest Park is one of the darkest places on the planet at night, which makes it a ideal place for stargazers in the UK.
The Galloway Forest Park has many lochs, burns and places of interest including the Red Deer Park and the Wild Goat Park. There are ranger led walks where you can see spectacular sights. Glen Trool is magnificent in its beauty and a famous battle ground where Robert The Bruce had success against the English Army.
The Forestry Commission have recently opened the 7 Stanes mountain biking routes throughout the forests and these are ranked as the best in Great Britain with different routes to suit all abilities. Mountain bike hire available.
Fishing and sailing can be enjoyed from the many harbours and the miles of beaches and coastline.
You will find many places providing good food from superb fish restaurants in Portpatrick to smaller tearooms where you can enjoy home made soup and a roll.
Amongst the numerous places to visit is the Castle Douglas Food Towm, the Kirkcubright Artist Town, the Wigtown Book Town and many more small towns and villages all with their own bit of magic and even a distillery tour if you like.
If you ask for our free dvd you will see many places to visit and get a good feel of the cottage, the wildlife and the area. You can even spend an evening at the otter pool where you will stand a good chance of spotting these wonderful creatures.
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Activities near Galloway Forest Park
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
23 Mar 2013
Cottage is well equiped and the owners very welcoming and friendly.
A perfect location for walking and visiting places like Kirkudbright, Dumfries and Newton Stewart.
Enclosed patio very useful for the dogs, and red squirrel watching, not to mention all the birds who visit the feeders. The bird and squirrel food is supplied by the owners.
This was our second visit and we hope to go again.
24 Feb 2013
Drey Cottage was lovely and welcoming from the moment you stepped inside with the table set with lovely china and a home made cake waiting for us after our journey which was a lovely homely touch. Jennie made us so welcome and had even emailed to say that we could get into the cottage earlier than shown on the website. We took our son and our airedale terrier with us and it was the ideal place for all. You could walk into the forest and the forest park was around the corner with a playground and a place to hire bikes. There are a lot of great places around this part of Scotland within a short distance by car. The cottage was so clean and was very well equipped. It was so nice to sit in the conservatory and watch all the birds and the visiting red squirrel. A great place to stay.
20 Feb 2012
Had a fantastic few nights in this wonderful cottage. Everything you could wish for and more is supplied in this clean comfortable cottage including a welcome cake!.. Fantastic location close to many... more
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|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|October - December||27 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||£ 285||£ 185||£ 185||3 Nights|
|December -January 2013||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|January - March||5 Jan 13||2 Mar 13||£ 285||£ 185||£ 185||3 Nights|
|March - March||2 Mar 13||9 Mar 13||£ 285||-||-||1 Week|
|March - March||9 Mar 13||16 Mar 13||£ 285||-||-||1 Week|
|March - March||16 Mar 13||23 Mar 13||£ 315||-||-||1 Week|
|March - March||23 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||£ 345||-||-||1 Week|
|March - April Easter||30 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|April - May||6 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 415||-||-||1 Week|
|May - June||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 435||-||-||1 Week|
|June - July||29 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 445||-||-||1 Week|
|July - July||6 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|July - August||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|August - September||31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 435||-||-||1 Week|
|September - September||7 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 415||-||-||1 Week|
|September - October||28 Sep 13||12 Oct 13||£ 385||-||-||1 Week|
|October - October||12 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||£ 345||-||-||1 Week|
|October - December||26 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 285||-||-||1 Week|
|December - January||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Short breaks starting Monday 5th November- 2012, 4 nights starting Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday = £185. Or 3 nights Friday, Saturday & Sunday =£185.ending on Friday 1st March 2013.
If you book 2 consecutive weeks in a cottage, we will give you £30 discount off the 2nd week.
Christmas week 2012 starts at 3.30pm on Saturday the 22nd December and to depart at 10am on Saturday the 29th December 2012.
New Year week starts at 3.30pm on Saturday the 29th December 2012 and to depart at 10am on Saturday the 5th January 2013.
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