Faldarroch Farm, Port William


  • 4 StarExcellent
  • Dumfries & Galloway
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This small Victorian dairy farm dates back to a time when agriculture was undergoing nationwide changes in order to feed a growing population. A beautifully preserved farm cottage forms the centrepiece among outbuildings, a byre, steading and calf shed. Faldarroch is also now part of the Walkers and Cyclists Welcome Schemes and has a drying room for wet clothes and storage for bikes/outdoor boots and clothing.
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The open-plan farm kitchen is warmed by an original working range, a Victorian iron four-poster bed lies at the centre of the master bedroom, and outdoors, as the land rolls down to the sea, wildlife such as red squirrels abound.
 
In the paddock, beyond the walled garden, there is newly excavated wildlife pond, with a burn tumbling in and out, which you can cross using the two wooden bridges. Planting of this area is a long term project, but water-loving plants and trees are gradually being introduced to populate the banks and brown trout will make an appearance as the vegetation grows up. Local birds, including herons, wagtails and swallows are already making use of the pond. Sit on one of the handy boulders on the banks in summer and watch the dragonflies!
 
Accommodation details

  • Sleeps 4/5 - 1 double, 1 twin (family room) with box beds, 1 single

  • Open-plan farm kitchen with sitting area, range and wood-burning stove

  • Eco-friendly insulation and heating

  • Wood-pellet boiler

  • Solar electricity

  • Bathroom with roll-top bath and shower over

  • Family room

  • Stove in master bedroom

  • Barn for storing bicycles and outdoor clothing

  • Paddock


About the area
Two miles away the fishing village of Port William wraps round the coast of Luce Bay, looking across to the Mull of Galloway. It's thought that a Christian settlement was founded in the area not long after St Ninian came to Scotland, however in the 17th and 18th centuries it became better known as a hotbed of smuggling. Safe beaches, glorious sunsets, and rare wildlife make this part of The Machars coast a blissful holiday haven.
 
Things to do

  • The Galloway Forest Park is home to the UK's first Dark-Sky Park, a hotspot for stargazing, due to its pitch black unpolluted skies.

  • Whithorn is less than half an hour's drive away. Join Robert the Bruce, King James IV, Mary Queen of Scots and a long line of Royal visitors who travelled to the now-ruined 12th century monastery that once housed the relics of St Ninian.

  • Stand at Scotland's southernmost tip at Mull of Galloway, looking across the sea to Ireland and the Isle of Man. After Easter 2013 you'll be able to climb the lighthouse tower, built by Robert Louis Stevenson's grandfather. Keep an eye out for seabirds; the area is part of an RSPB reserve.


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Services

Assistance dogs onlyCD playerChild Stair GateChild's cotChild's highchairColour televisionDishwasherDVD playerEating out Facilities within 2 milesFreezerMicrowaveNo smokingOpen fireProperty available for festive breaksProperty available for winter breaksPublic transport accessibleRadioShaver pointSuitable for some mobility impairedWashing machineWiFi

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Facilities nearby

Bird-watchingCycling FishingGolfHill walkingSailing/water sportsShooting/stalking

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Green Tourism Award

Green Tourism Award - Silver

Holiday details

  • 3 days (Fri - Mon) starting on the 26th April 2013
  • Cost of your holiday £260.00
  • Dates 26th April 2013 - 29th April 2013
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From inside the UK call 0844 493 2108
From outside the UK call +44 (0) 131 243 9331
US Toll Free number 1866 211 7573