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The Smithy - Dumfries And Galloway

Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 3
3
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty little cottage in the Galloway Hills
  • 8 miles from Loch Ken for water sports and fishing
  • Can be booked with another property for more space
Property code: CA371

The cottage is set on farmland and surrounded by the Galloway Hills, making it the perfect base for walkers and anyone looking for an active break. Loch Ken is 8 miles away, ideal for water sports and various other activities including quad biking. The area is part of a dark sky park, making it ideal for stargazers and wildlife watchers. The nearest shop is 3 miles away in the village of Bartaggart. New Galloway, 5 miles away has a good choice of pubs and restaurants and a visitor's centre with a year-round arts programme. Castle Douglas, known for its food scene, is 15 miles away. It can be booked with The Nook, which offers two to four more sleeping spaces.

Inside, the accommodation is arrange across one floor. The spacious lounge-diner has a large sofa, which converts to a bed, TV, a dining table and French doors to the garden. This lovely social space is a great place to spend cosy evenings as well as to relax over breakfast or lunch. The kitchen is compact but kitted-out with everything you'll need to cook up tasty meals, including an electric cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave. The washing machine is in a cupboard in the hallway. There is a double bedroom to the back of the house, and a shower room next to the bedroom.

Outside, a pretty enclosed garden with a lawn and patio offers fantastic views out over the surrounding countryside. It makes a great place to enjoy breakfast on a sunny morning or an evening drink. There is a driveway to the front with ample parking space.

  • 1 double bedroom and a double sofa bed in the lounge sleeping 2+2
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • 3 miles from the nearest shop
  • Highchair
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • This property is adjacent to the farmhouse
  • Short term Let License number : DG00606F  
  • EPC rating : D
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Gavin Grant

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip, 15th June 2024

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A definite home from home, don't miss out.

Reviewed by David, 8th June 2024

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The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed. It was spotless when we arrived and the basic food items when we got there was very much appreciated.

Reviewed by Susan, 1st June 2024

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This is a lovely cottage in a very tranquil scenic place. Well equipped and although owners on site they do not intrude at all.There is a lovely private secure garden for your dogs as well as a really good sized dog exercise field fully fenced in for your dogs to have a good run. Our greyhounds absolutely loved it. There are other holiday cottages Read morenearby but did not overlook one another. Hide

Reviewed by Irene, 6th April 2024

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Lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings. Friendly hosts. Benefit of dog exercise field, which our greyhound loves.

Reviewed by margaret, 23rd March 2024

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Reviewed by Laura, 16th March 2024

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Brilliant stay. The Smithy is warm & cosy and a great base for exploring. It was private and completely secure for dogs. The horses and donkeys are beautiful. Fantastic dog friendly trails at Kirroughtree & Glentrool in Galloway Forest Park. A great walk between Kippford & Rockcliffe & Sandyhills. We were pleased to see how many tea rooms & restaurRead moreants in Castle Douglas were dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Chris, 2nd March 2024

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Reviewed by Ian, 29th December 2023

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Reviewed by Catherine, 23rd September 2023

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A beautiful, relaxing,dog friendly cottage with fantastic dog friendly garden and field. Owners are lovely and helpful. Couldn't ask for more and can't wait to go back next year

Reviewed by Linda, 9th September 2023

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Reviewed by Tim, 2nd September 2023

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Super cottage, perfect layout, such a beautiful and peaceful setting.

Reviewed by jacqueline, 26th August 2023

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i just love the little place everythink you need nice garden, and very big enclosed field for my two dog

Reviewed by Carol, 19th August 2023

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We really enjoyed our week at the Smithy, 2 adults, 2 dogs. It was doggy heaven with the dog field. We did take a couple of days to find our feet and on reflection would have taken some sandwiches and a flask of tea especially at the beginning of the week when some tearooms close. It is so incredibly beautiful and peaceful and a very cosy cottage. Read moreThe welcome pack was very thoughtful. We would return again and its outstanding value. Recommend Raiders Road Forest trail and Mossyard Bay.. Hide

Reviewed by Clare, 12th August 2023

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Reviewed by Julie, 1st July 2023

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Perfect for those wanting to be in the middle of nowhere, lovely surrounding area and great dog exercise field. Tidy cottage with everything you should need with a great enclosed garden. Very dog friendly and the groceries left for us on arrival were very much appreciated. Thank you.

Reviewed by Linda, 10th June 2023

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Reviewed by Irene, 27th May 2023

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Lovely comfortable and homely accommodation, secure dog field, beautiful scenery, peace and quite, and friendly hosts, what more could you ask for.

Reviewed by jacqueline, 13th May 2023

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Reviewed by felicity, 22nd April 2023

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Location, location location....to coin a phrase! A complete rural idyll to get away from it all, surrounded by nature and stunning countryside. The cottage was cosy, warm and had everything we needed, including a secure back garden and dog exercise field - not that our 3 really needed it as spent most days walking in the Galloway Forest. Host very Read morefriendly but gave us total privacy, but nice to know someone was on site if we had an issue. Hide

Reviewed by Simon, 11th March 2023

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Reviewed by Sinead, 13th January 2023

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Lovely place to stay! Pretty location and good walks nearby. Everything you could need in the cottage ready for arrival and great dog walking area and secure garden (limited Internet access at times, so worth knowing if that's not something you can live without).

Reviewed by jacqueline, 1st October 2022

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Reviewed by Catherine, 17th September 2022

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Fantastic cottage in a beautiful areas extra bonus of a really good dog friendly garden and dog field. Hosts are lovely and left a lovely welcome hamper. Have had a fantastic holiday and will definitely be returning as well as recommending it to others

Reviewed by Cathy, 10th September 2022

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Fantastic location with lots of wildlife on the doorstep - rabbits, hares, deer, owls and bats. The garden is actually dog secure, the first time I've ever stayed anywhere with a safe garden. The property is very spacious. Although not far from the main road it's nice and quiet for a pleasant morning/evening stroll. There is even a dog walking fielRead mored. The welcome provisions were very generous, perhaps overly so for anyone who doesn't eat much dairy. Loved the biscuits though. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by David, 5th September 2022

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A really beautiful conversion from a Smithy to holiday cottage. Kitchen well serviced and very clean and comfortable inside with a nice bed. Two good enclosed areas for dogs to run around. Really good sized rooms with a good walk in shower in the bathroom. Located a bit out of the way hence the four stars for location but very peaceful. Access downRead more a narrow track so take it slowly. Plenty of birdlife to see and two friendly donkey's so take some carrots. Definitely recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Marilyn, 9th July 2022

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Excellent little cottage, well appointed with its own enclosed driveway and private garden accessed from the sitting room with lovely patio and well kept garden. Very pet friendly and great dog exercise field. Very congenial hosts who have 2 horses and 2 donkeys. Situated in the central Galloway hills with outstanding views. Excellent access to manRead morey attractive places to visit. Everything you neeed. Very good value for a top notch cottage and would love to go again. Hide

Reviewed by Annette, 25th June 2022

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

2 more properties at this location

The Nook - Dumfries And Galloway

The Nook - Dumfries And Galloway

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£298 - £550

Bartaggart Farmhouse

Bartaggart Farmhouse

Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4

£551 - £1,049

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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