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Coachhouse (the), Durhamhill – Home 389761 House

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Coachhouse (the), Durhamhill – Home 389761

  • House
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 40 reviews

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House / 6 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 8 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The nearest station is Dumfries (16 miles away). The nearest town is Castle Douglas (5 miles). While there are nice walks from the doorstep, we would recommend a car/motorcycle/bicycle for exploring the larger area.

Interaction with guest

The owners, Alan and Juliet, live next door. We don't mind noise and fun (our walls are thick) and we are available to meet guests arriving and on-hand most of the time to help with requests (or just a phonecall away). The cats, hens and llamas are on-hand for attention and cuddles. We are happy to leave you in complete peace or to tell about you about local places/activities & invite you to join us as below. Anyone is welcome accompany Alan on a guitar & drum jamming session in our house and/or to come for a walk around the village (or just to the Coach House window to surprise your friends) with Annie-Laurie the llama. Birthday people/hens/stags etc may have a complementary trip in the motorcycle sidecar in decent weather.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Please contact owner before booking hen/stag parties or 18 - 21yo birthday parties (higher damage deposit). Such bookings can only be confirmed after discussion.
No groups entirely made up of people 22 years old and younger.
Number of guests is strictly limited to max 14 without prior agreement.
Children are very welcome to stay, sorry no dogs.
Check-in is generally after 4pm and check-out is by 10am but this may be flexible by prior arrangement (depends on other bookings).


About the owner

Juliet C.
Average reply time:
2 hours 6 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
24 May 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 14. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Apr 2013. Located in Dumfries and Galloway, it has 40 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1400 to £3500.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 May 2018.


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Guest reviews

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40 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic time had by all”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2015

We all had a marvellous family break here from the youngest at five to the oldest at 80. Nothing was too much trouble for Juliet and Alan. The games and cinema room was a hit with the grown ups - I wasnt so happy at being last at table tennis though!! The kitchen was a great place for us all to congregate at night. We shall be reminiscing about this weekend for a while to come. Great value for money too.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the very kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and you would be most welcome to visit the Coach House again!

“A most wonderful place to stay.”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2014

We had a fantastic time, we were 13 all together and the house suited us perfectly, it was warm and cosy with the wood burners going despite the wet and windy weather. The large table was great and cooking and eating together as a family was a real treat. The children loved feeding the llamas and the highlight of their holiday was taking Lettie the llama for a walk. Juliet and Alan were so welcoming and helpful, and it is such a stunningly beautiful area with breathtaking views. We wouldn't hesitate to return if we have another large family gathering.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the enthusiastic review. It was also my ( Juliet's) highlight that Lettie the llama strolled round the village so bravely without her camelids companions. I think the girls instilled a lot of confidence in her by being so calm and relaxed with her - thank you girls! She will be off shopping at Tescos in Castle Douglas on her own soon or climbing Mount Everest! I hope you come back to see her again soon.

“Better than Gleneagles”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2014

Our family holiday was booked at Duramhill as a surprise 70th birthday party for my parents and had jokingly been given the code name 'Operation Gleneagles'. Juliet, the owner, had been very helpful and informative both when we were choosing which property to rent and in the run up to our arrival. The week got off to a great start when we drove in convoy to the front of the driveway at Duramhill to be confronted with a large homemade banner proclaiming the new name of the house......Gleneagles! This was such a great touch and set everyone up for a truly fantastic week of fun. We had rented the entire property and at no point did we feel short of space and every amenity we could need was provided. The furnishings are of a high standard and the log burning stoves are a great addition for the cold nights. Our group of 14 included 6 kids who had a ball, thanks in no small part to the Juliet and Alan. Feeding and waking the llamas as well as sidecar trips up and down the driveway were loved by all the kids never mind the games room and cinema. Only a short drive from Castle Douglas and 20 mins from Dumfries, Duramhill is in a great location. There is so much to do for all the family. All in all a great holiday in a great house.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the lovely review. We just hope no-one from Gleneagles reads it! I hope you have another family birthday soon and need to come back again!

“The most amazing place.”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2014

We can't say enough about this place, it's absolutely wonderful. We booked in for a relaxing getaway for my daughters 18th Birthday and were overjoyed when we arrived and found the coach house exactly like its photographs. The building is stunningly laid out, beautifully furnished and state of the art, the kids were especially impressed with the surround sound and blu-ray players, while I loved the relaxing lighting under the baths. we also enjoyed the log burners and the cosy atmosphere in the house at night. Juliet and Alan were the most welcoming and gracious hosts, we couldn't ask for nicer more accommodating people, they were happy to help us any time and had answers to all our questions. We can't gush enough over Juliet's Llamas, who we were delighted to feed carrots to and take pictures of and her naughty chickens who roamed freely around the property. The games room was fantastically equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed it. My son was thrilled to ride in Alan's Motorbike and side-car and insists that it is the best way to see the countryside. We visited nearby Town; Castle Douglas which was a treat with lots of little shops and cafes. We also dined and drank in 'The Grapes' Pub in Springholm, the landlord was very welcoming and we had a lovely night there with the, very, friendly locals. The coach house's surroundings are serene and beautiful and in all we had a fantastic time! We most certainly would go back and we would recommend it to anyone.

“Fantastic accomodation!”

Reviewed 25 Nov 2013

A fantastic weekend in an amazing house. It is so well equipped and finished to an extremely high standard. There was nothing that we were short of. Juliet & Allan have thought of absolutely everything. We were a group of 3 families with 6 adults and 5 children ranging from 2-7 years old and all had a brilliant weekend. The Llama walking and feeding were the highlight for the kids, they were thrilled to be able to help with this. Oh, and the bath tap in the ceiling! We hope to be back.

“What a find, will definitely be back”

Reviewed 10 May 2013

I honestly don't know where to start. What a fantastic place and brilliant 3 days we spent at the Coachhouse Durhamhill. From the moment we arrived Alan could not have been more helpful. He showed us round the property with such a look of pride from the fantastic job they have down renovating this old Coachhouse into a 5 Star holiday location, inside and out. We were a large party of 6 adults and 7 children ranging from 5 to 11yo. The kids lover the place and Juliet loved taking them out morning and night to feed the Llamas. The tree swing, barbeque, stone sitting area, games room with TT and air-hockey, which doubles as a cinema room with "State or the Art" sound system, to match the one in the Coachhouse, are all the brainchild of our superb host Alan. The house itself is brand new and has every mod con you can think off, Alan & Julier have missed nothing from the quyality and number of bathrooms to the range of games and films on offer. I especially liked my sidecar trip through the countryside! The only problme I have is being able to re book next year once everyone has read the reviews!

“Ideal base for a large family group holiday”

Reviewed 3 May 2013

We went as a group of 10; 2 grandparents and 2 families each with 2 boys aged from 6 to 2. The accommodation, facilities and location couldn’t have been better. We had booked both interlinked houses which had 6 bedrooms,3 ensuite shower rooms, a further 2 modern and fully equipped bathrooms as well as 2 large dining/living areas ,each with comfortable settees, wood burning stoves and (in the larger house) a dining table which would comfortably seat 14. Each house was fully equipped with modern appliances – including large TV’s and a massive supply of DVD’s as well as games and good information about the surrounding area. The complex is an architect designed restoration of 200 year old coach houses. Everything was of a very high standard which greatly added to the enjoyment of the holiday. In addition to the living area there is a separate very well equipped coach house which serves as a games room and cinema. Whilst we enjoyed using the facilities (table tennis/air hockey/chess/wood burning stove and cinema) there was so much of interest in the area that we used it less than anticipated. We had very good weather, I imagine that if it was raining all the time, the games room would be invaluable. Juliet and Alan, who let out the coach house, were extremely helpful and got the balance right between being friendly and allowing us space. When we needed their helps they quickly resolved any issues effectively. One of the highlights of the holiday for the children was helping Juliet feed the llamas and taking them for a walk. The views from the massive picture windows were picturesque (of the Galloway Hills) and the stars in the night sky (turn off all the lights) are stunning. There was more than enough to see and do within a half hour radius. Our favourites included - Mabie Farm Park; The Cocoa Bean Factory: Glen Kiln Sculpture Park/Trail: Threave Gardens+ Castle: The Red Kite Feeding Centre: Cream of Galloway Ice Cream Factory; Contrasting beaches and walks at Kippford and Mossyard; KenDee marshes and RSPB reserve: Art history at Kirkudbright: Seven Stanes Mountain Bike Trails. If the children had been older there are also a couple of very good Adventure Centres at KenDee and Laggan. There were probably many more activities we didn’t have time to fit in. I can thoroughly recommend this place for family groups wanting a country/coastal holiday. The week before, it had been successfully used (according to the Visitors Book ) by a group of writers who had used the other coach house for their group sessions. Nearest towns – Castle Douglas 10 - 15 minutes; Dumfries – 20 – 25 minutes. Nearest shop + pub –Springholm 5 minutes. The small village of Kirkpatrick Durham is a 5 minute walk away.

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