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Granary Cottage, Threave Estate

£365.00offer £265.00 | 27th July 2018 - 30th July 2018
  • Dates available
  • 3 StarVery Good
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • 4
  • 2
  • Dogs allowed
Granary Cottage forms one half of the old Kelton Mill, a 19th century water mill used to process corn during the years when the Solway area was a hub of industry. The old mill's character has been preserved with a broad open-plan feel, high-beamed ceilings and country-style furniture. Read More >
It's thought that a mill existed on the site since the 15th century. After WWII, it became a farm store, and was later used for community barn dances. Views from the back patio look across the Slackie Burn that would have once powered the mill.
 
Accommodation details

  • 2 storey

  • Sleeps 4 - 2 twins

  • Sitting room

  • Large open-plan kitchen with dining area

  • Bathroom with shower over bath

  • Separate WC

  • Walled patio

  • Portable electric heaters, white meter heating

  • Immersion water heating

  • Car parking available

  • Public transport accessible

  • EPC Rating: F35

 
We welcome families with children to Granary Cottage but parents/guardians should be aware of the stream behind the cottage as well as the road in front of the accommodation and should not let children play unattended.
 
For larger groups, Millwheel Cottage next door sleeps 4 people, while Gate Lodge at the entrance to Threave sleeps 5.
 
About Threave Estate
Staying at Threave means you'll be able to make the most of the many things there are to see and do. This 14th century estate once belonged to the 'Black' Douglas family but was bought in 1867 by a successful Liverpool businessman who set about building the baronial mansion at the heart of the gardens. Threave's 1,490-acres weave through wetlands, woodlands, peat and rock gardens. Inside the house, themed rooms give a flavour of 1930s mansion life for Scotland's upper crust. Lose yourself in the secret garden, take a wander round the open-air sculpture collection and keep an eye out for bats; Threave is one of Scotland's hotspots for them.
 
About the area
Threave lies about a mile from Castle Douglas, the 'Food Town', known for its fine fresh local produce, its brewers, butchers and delicatessens. Castle Douglas was established in the late 18th century, along the same grid plan as Edinburgh's New Town, and thrived as a market hub. Its 1900 hexagonal Auction Mart is still in use today. In the surrounding countryside red squirrels, woodpeckers, badgers and hares make their home.
 
Things to do

  • Stock up on fresh-grown fruit and vegetables from the Threave estate, available from the estate shop, and make the most of Gate Lodge's kitchen.

  • Take a drive to Kirkcudbright, 'The Artists' Town', just over 20 miles away to see Broughton House, the rose-pink former home of Glasgow Boys painter E A Hornel.

  • Rockcliffe, the Trust-owned sweep of pebble beaches and ancient woodland is a short drive away. Visit the ruined Dark Age citadel Mote of Mark or walk between the sailing villages that line the seafront.

 
Getting there
Threave is just off the A75, 1 mile west of Castle Douglas.
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Courtyard Cottage, Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

£720.00offer £620.00 | 28th July 2018 - 4th August 2018
  • Dates available
  • 3 StarVery Good
  • Royal Deeside
  • 2
  • 1
  • Dogs allowed
Only 10 miles from the heart of Aberdeen, this charming 16th century apartment at Drum Castle is an intimate one bedroom apartment that is surprisingly spacious. Read More >
With log burning stove and central heating throughout, the historic residence is warm and cosy.
Located in the ancient courtyard of the NTS's oldest 14th Century castle, which was given by Robert the Bruce, this little gem makes an idea starting point for a visit to Royal Deeside. The exquisitely beautiful Estate of Drum, with its 16th century Chapel, Garden of Historic Roses and Scene of Special Scientific Interest Woodland, makes a perfect romantic getaway for 2.
 
Accommodation details

  • 1 storey - accessed by staircase

  • Sleeps 2 - 1 double

  • Open-plan Living room with wood-burning stove and Kitchen

  • Bathroom with shower over bath and under-floor heating

  • Electric ‘intel’ heaters

  • Public transport accessible

  • EPC Rating: D58

 
About Drum Castle
Drum is one of Royal Deeside’s top historic attractions, just 10 miles from Aberdeen. It is one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and is set beside an ancient oak woodland and a walled garden that contains a fine collection of historic roses which perfume the air.
 
William de Irwyn was gifted the Royal Forest of Drum and the Tower of Drum by King Robert the Bruce in 1323. The tower has benefitted from various improvements over the centuries, including a Jacobean mansion house extension in 1619 and Victorian adaptations, such as the impressive library converted from the lower hall.
 
About the area
There is an exquisite 17th century chapel in the grounds of the castle, along with the newly-opened Old Laundry, the award-winning Wildlife Garden and the Garden of Historic Roses, which has over 200 varieties, representing rose cultivation from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
 
On the Drum Castle Estate are 3 trails, each 1.5km long, including the Wood of Drum, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and home to oak trees dating from 1740, as well as red squirrels, red kites, roe deer and badgers.
 
Things to do

  • Crathes Castle has a fascinating history and is beautifully preserved, less than 20 miles away.

  • Take a picturesque drive through Royal Deeside's ancient caledonian pines to end up at the Mar Lodge Estate, a spectacular setting for walks and picnics.

 
Getting there
Drum Castle is 3 miles W of Peterculter, 10 miles W of Aberdeen and 8 miles E of Banchory.
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North Mains, Craigievar Castle

£720.00offer £620.00 | 28th July 2018 - 4th August 2018
  • Dates available
  • 3 StarVery Good
  • Royal Deeside
  • 4
  • 2
  • Dogs allowed
Wake up to views of Craigievar Castle's winding pink spires in this 18th century estate cottage. Care has been taken to furnish the semi-detatched house in antique country style, as it would have stood when it accommodated the workers who kept the castle looking splendid. Read More >
Fire up the wood burning stove to warm up after a walk in the parkland around the castle.
For larger groups guests may be interested in booking the adjacent South Mains and Steading Cottage.
 
Accommodation details

  • 2 storeys

  • Sleeps 4 - 2 twins

  • L-shaped sitting room with dining area and wood-burning stove

  • Kitchen

  • Compact bathroom with shower over bath

  • Central heating - wet system with steel panel radiators fired by electric boiler

  • Parking available beside the cottage

  • EPC Rating: F31

 
About Craigievar Castle
This fairytale castle, a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, has stood for almost four centuries against a backdrop of rolling hills. The great tower still looks just as it did when completed in 1626. Inside is a fine collection of family portraits and original furniture.
 
Waymarked walks lead through the surrounding 90 acres of parkland. Look out for swallows, fieldfares and redwings.
 
About the area
Craigievar Castle lies between the rivers Dee and Don, a 40-minute drive from the city of Aberdeen. Alford is the nearest town with a butchers, a bakers, pubs and restaurants. Most of the area is agricultural, and wildlife is abundant. Red squirrels and roe deer are a common sight in the woods, the elusive wildcat is present but rarely seen, and ospreys can even sometimes be seen fishing in the nearby rivers.
 
Things to do

  • The Alford Heritage centre pays tribute to the workers of the area. Set in the old auction mart it contains displays on village and farm life from the past.

  • Crathes Castle has a fascinating history and is beautifully preserved, less than 20 miles away.

  • Take a picturesque drive through Royal Deeside's ancient caledonian pines to end up at the Mar Lodge Estate, a spectacular setting for walks and picnics.

 
Getting there
Craigievar Castle is 6 miles S of Alford, 15 miles N of Banchory and 26 miles W of Aberdeen.
 
This holiday accommodation is available for winter and festive breaks. However, the access road to the castle may become impassable in heavy snow. Although this happens infrequently, in the event of this curtailing your holiday we will refund any days of the holiday that were not used. < Hide
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