Seaside Pavilion Cottage with pool Garlieston
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
A cosy seaside cottage in a pretty walled garden with heated open air pool in summer. An enclosed private lawned garden with plenty of space to play badminton or just sit and enjoy the birdsong makes Pavilion Cottage ideal space for a family gathering. Ideal for all ages two ground floor bedrooms, and ground floor shower room make this suitable for less agile visitors. Two cosy loft bedrooms accessible via a galleried landing overlooking the dining area are a hit with children but also suitable for adults. A secluded sandy beach is about 3 minutes walk and the village pub and store only a mile and accessible via a pretty coastal walk. Well behaved dogs are welcome and the walks are fantastic.
An open plan dining/living area opens out onto a terrace with table and chairs for al fresco dining for 8.
In cooler months or after sun down light the wood burning stove and soak up the atmosphere with a glass of wine or the local whisky.
Free range chickens and Indian runner ducks can be spotted on the neighbouring lawns and feeding the ducks and collecting eggs can be a highlight for younger guests. The fabulous duck eggs combined with cooking in a Rayburn will bring out the baker in you. Rare breed meat and home grown vegetables may also be available from the owner. Or why not catch your own fish for supper. If that sounds too much like hard work fish or free range chicken can be delivered to your door once a week.
Tucked within the walled garden on the Galloway House estate, formerly home the earls of Galloway. This cottage has year round appeal. The Galloway House gardens spring into colour from as early as January with swathes of snowdrops, followed by camellias, daffodils, bluebells, stunning rare rhododendrons and the famous handkerchief tree in May and June. The scent in the gardens in spring and summer can be heavenly. Within your own private garden clipped box hedge, cherry trees, copper beach and magnolias form a backdrop to very pretty borders including old fashioned roses and some rare plants. In autumn and winter you can enjoy the dark skies and fantastic stars as there is no light pollution being next to wood land and the sea. you may even see the northern lights.
At Christmas and New year the decorated beams and galleried landing and reflective Georgian windows provide a very special atmosphere.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rigg Bay 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow Prestwick, Nearest railway: Dumfries|
|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, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Dumfries and Galloway region
Scotland in Miniature, Galloway has it all rolling hills and forest and stunning coastline, all within a few miles from your self catering cottage in Garlieston.
The Galloway Hills and the Galloway Forest Park are nature's playground for walkers and nature lovers. Waterfalls, red deer, wild goats, scenic lochside walks are just a few of the pleasures awaiting.
7Stanes mountain bike trails are world class and within easy reach of Garlieston.
There are 30 golf courses across the region with the delightful St Medan's only 20 minutes away.
Garden lovers will be spoilt for choice with many open from March to October. Remember to leave room in the car in case you can't resist the plant sales of unusual plants for which Galloway is well known.
Anglers can try their luck fly fishing on the Bladnoch, Cree and Tarff, various lochs or sea angling off the Solway coast.
Local produce from game, organic ice cream, local lobster and sea food, galloway beef and rare breed lamb, as well as jams, honey, micro brewery beers, can help to make your self catering break even more enjoyable.
Garlieston enjoys a milder climate than most would expect for Scotland. The sunshine in Rigg Bay draws guests back year after year. You are spoilt for choice, two beaches within walking distance. Bring your camera for year round photogenic views and wildlife. From carpets of snowdrops in the winter through to daffodils, primroses and bluebells, along the forest walks and lovely woodland gardens and coastal paths. Galloway House Gardens are historic gardens within Galloway House Estate and species rhododendron, weeping beech, azalea, handkerchief tree and many other lovely trees are right on your doorstep. The local pub is open year round for a pint with a view of the harbour. In the summer enjoy the beer garden and a steak pie and chips, or catch your own fish for supper or glean mussels of the beach.
Cyclists can follow numerous tracks mapped out on the Machars cycle routes. The roads are relatively quiet compared to most of the UK so in many places it is much easier to cycle with children. Cycling around Galloway House Estate pubic driveways is great for novice cyclists, and the forest tracks nearby at Kilsture Forest are gorgeous with the bluebells in May and the autumn leaves in October.
On a clear night gaze up at the sky and be amazed by the sheer magic of the stars. We even provide a small telescope for you to explore the night sky from the terrace of Pavilion Cottage garden. Although not an everyday occurrence, if you are lucky you can even see the northern lights or shooting stars.
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23 Jul 2013
"Solitude,Serenity,Sunsets a little piece of Heaven...."
Just returned from a wonderful week at this Beautiful Cottage,and have to say it met and exceeded our expectations on every front. It's small but beautifully formed and instantly you get a feeling of homely karma,with everything you could possibly need provided under it's roof.We were particularly lucky as the 'Sun Shone' for us every day not only that it was even hot enough for my normally pool avoiding Hubby to take a dip.Have to say you may have to share the pool with the dreaded horse flies (but that may have been due to the exceptionally Warm weather!!)
The extra special thing about this cottage has to be the Garden...(which my 12yr old referred to as a football pitch..) everyone in our party which ranged from Mum at 90 to the youngest 4 (our collie Millie) loved it we had hours of fun playing rounders, badminton and boules...
Having never used an Rayburn I have to say was slightly apprehensive as having read previous reviews about it being challenging. However I am now a convert and would love one....it takes a little longer so plan for this in the cooking time but everything tastes sooo much better,even made cakes delish....If I have any negatives,(and there is only one) is the toilet /bathroom facilities,which as a party of 7 can be a bit of an inconvenience,however it did not spoil our stay.
Alex (owner) is nearby if you need anything and is more than helpful allowing my Son to feed the chicken's and ducks which he loved and giving my Mother a Geranium cutting back with us from her beautiful garden.
Nearby Wigtown and Newton Stewart are worth visiting ...Spent a good few hours browsing round the Bookshops in W and Charity Shops in NS which also has a Sainsburys and Aldi for supplies .Had lunch in the Tourist Center next to the car park in NS which was superb on both occasions the staff are extremely friendly and better still allow dogs in even providing dog biscuits.♥
All said would definitely recommend,and hope to return,(please can we have the same weather next year !!!!)
19 Jun 2013
"Perfect escape , pure peace and tranquility."
Discovered Pavlion Cottage four years ago when our Fox Terrier was a year old and we were looking for a holiday were we could take him and he would be safe. We have been every year since. If you are looking for perfect peace and tranquility this is the place for you. The cottage is comfortable. The large sitting room/sun room means you feel as though you are outside even when the weather is not at its best. The kitchen, although small, has everything you need and it is possible to tame the Rayburn even if you have not used one before, but there are other modes of cooking. There is a log burner for the cooler days and evenings. The walled garden is a delight. Room for children to play safely with no worries. (The swimming pool is seperated by a small fence and a gate). The beach is just a few minutes walk away and very quiet. There are lots of places to explore. The gardens of Galloway House, a woodland walk that leads from the beach back almost to the cottage and a costal path in both directions. Further afield there are gardens to explore, forest parks, beaches , the Gem Rock Museum a delight for both young and old, and for bibliophiles there is Wigtown, Scotlands book town with its many book shops to explore.
Linen is provided. There is plenty of parking outside the walled garden. Although there are two small shops for basics in Garlieston you will need to travel further afield for provisions. Newton Stewart is about 30mins drive. There is a phone at the property as mobile signals are a bit hit and miss.
The owners are always avaliable if there are any problems and there is a welcome basket with fresh eggs from their own ducks /hens and other items when you arrive.
19 Jun 2013
"Does exactly what it says on the tin !!!!."
Spent a wonderful 4 nights at Pavilion Cottage with only the sound of the birds for company. Very relaxing, fantastic gardens and a different walk for every day of our holiday. My husband enjoyed hi… More
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