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Lavender Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Lavender Cottage is a very snug, homely cottage on the outskirts of the village of Carsphairn. It is situated between Loch Ken and Loch Doon, both 20 minutes drive away, within the vast forest park.

This is a very beautiful, tranquil part of Scotland, and is ideally situated to cater for all activities within country life. There are stunning views from the cottage windows (see below), which you can enjoy whilst relaxing beside the log fire. If you are feeling more active you can enjoy the walking, cycling, fishing, golf, sight seeing and water sport opportunities all available locally.

The village shop, post office and heritage centre are all nearby.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ayr 42 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow Prestwick airport 48 km, Nearest railway: Ayr 42 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Modern semi detached on-the-level bungalow cottage with attractive open country outlook to the front. Good size lounge/dining room with Sky television, video and DVD players. Fully fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms - one with a king size bed and the other with metal bunk beds - suitable for adults or children. In addition a folding bed is available which can be set up in the large lounge. Bathroom with new suite fitted.

Lavender Cottage benefits from oil central heating and a thermostat you control for your own comfort. In addition there is also a traditional open fire. Double glazed windows are throughout the cottage.

Further details outdoors

The cottage benefits from an enclosed garden at the rear, which is a suntrap.

There is a parking space at the front of the cottage.

The Dumfries and Galloway region

Lavender Cottage is in the Galloway Forest Park within the Dumfries and Galloway region of South West Scotland. This is a true golfers' paradise - known as the birthplace of golf, Scotland is home to hundreds of golf courses with 25 in this region.

it is remote enough to be a very relaxing getaway spot, but within driving distance from Ayr beach, Glasgow and stunning Edinburgh with its amazing architecture and history.

Galloway Forest Park

Galloway Forest Park area:

Enjoy a peaceful stroll on one of our woodland trails, or if you fancy something a little more strenuous, head out to the hills and climb the Merrick, South Scotland's highest peak. The area is steeped in history with many abbeys and castles to visit with memorials to Robert the Bruce. In Alloway, 30 minutes away you will find Burns Cottage, home to Scotland's bard - Robbie Burns.


Galloway has some of Scotland's most amazing wildlife, including the red squirrel, otter pine marten, black grouse, golden eagle, red deer, red kite, buzzard, peregrine falcon, puffin and even nightjar.

Dark skies:

Galloway Forest Park has some of the best dark skies in Europe - ideal for star gazing.


There are some fantastic lochs and rivers here, all in beautiful surroundings, featuring a variety of fish from Brown Trout to Salmon. With permits from £6.00 it's a great way to spend the day.

Mountain biking:

Some seriously amazing mountain bike trails are here in Dumfries and Galloway. From beginner to adrenaline seeker, there is something for everyone. For more information see the website

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Review 1-4 of 4

13 Sep 2014


"Perfect cottage to explore the beauty of Galloway Forrest Park"

We stayed at Levander Cottage in August 2014 for 10 days. We had a very warm welcome on our arrival. Bob gave us all the detailed information about the house and the use of all devices including the f… More

3 Aug 2014


"Great cottage, great views, fantastic if you want peace and quiet!"

Bob was incredibly helpful and informative, the cottage is well appointed and cosy. The location is beautiful and a good base for exploring the Galloway Forest. I personally think the location/views a… More

11 Sep 2012


"Well recommended"

We stayed at lavender cottage for 10 days and i must say as holidays go this was great.
bob and his wife are great and so helpful too.I cannot say enough how much i enjoyed this break.Carsphairn is a lovely little hamlet nestled between a range of rolloing hills and lochs just what the doctor ordered.

28 Apr 2012


"Absolutely gorgeous place"

We booked this trip at the last minute. Bob and his family were so friendly and their hospitality was first class. The cottage was spotless and could not fault it in any way. We all loved the coal/log fire which made the break even more relaxing. Bedrooms were beautiful and very comfortable, haven't slept so well in ages. Very dog friendly, with an enclosed garden. The surrounding forests and villages are definitely worth a visit. Will be definitely be going back.

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