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Stable Retreat

Dumfries, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1012106)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Shelby

    “Lovely peaceful location with wooded walks at your door.”

    Very comfortable, great bed, powerful shower and well equipped kitchen with space for proper meal prep. Easy reach for shopping in Dumfries. Highly recommended for couples and families.

    Very comfortable, great bed, powerful shower and well equipped kitchen with space for proper meal prep. Easy reach for shopping in Dumfries. Highly recommended for couples and families.

    - Ms Shelby, April 2021

The property

Stable Retreat is a striking, comfortable getaway for those who want to chill and relax, for the more energetic who want to explore local towns and historic places, go for walks in the forest and countryside, or the sports enthusiast, looking for mountain bike parks, kayaking, fishing or golf.

Stable Retreat is part of Newtonairds House, a magnificent building, converted from the original stable block.

The property is in an idyllic setting, nestled on the edge of the woods easily accessible from your front door, surrounded by nature, red squirrels, deer, dairy cows, sheep etc.

You can follow the tracks, walk through the fields or venture into the dense forest.

It poses as a perfect property for a small family or group of friends wanting to enjoy a self-catered stay in picturesque Southwest Scotland - You won’t be disappointed with the peaceful, beautiful and relaxing location.

The property offers a quirky and stylish layout, an eclectic mix of furniture beautifully presented in a cosy, colourful and modern way.

The open plan kitchen and living area is compact and well laid out.

Kitchen: Clean white, functional and classic.

Dining/living area: Two-seater sofa and two comfortable leather chairs ideal to relax and unwind while soaking up the view of the trees from the windows, captivating whatever the season or the weather.

The biomass heating system makes this a cosy property.

The bathroom is on a landing half way up the stairs: very clean, with plenty of hot water for soaking after long walks or muddy activities.

Both bedrooms are on the first floor, stylishly presented, with quality bed linen, sheets and towels - Bedroom 1: King-size bed, plenty of hanging space and storage, view of a stunning monkey puzzle tree - Bedroom 2: Twin comfortable single beds, hanging and storage.

For the more active there is a Tennis Court onsite available on request at no extra charge.

MOUNTAIN BIKING: Five out of the 7 Stanes mountain bike centres lie within Dumfries and Galloway including: Mabie Forest 12 miles, Beginner to experienced riders.

Forest of Ae 17 miles, Dalbeatie 18 miles, renowned for its granite slabs and technical trails - There are also mountain bike trails at Drumlanrig Castle 17 miles.

WATERSPORTS: The area is good for whitewater, sea and flatwater kayaking.

FISHING: River Nith and Cairn Water (permits required) and various stocked trout lochs.

GOLF: Set within a great golfing area, with many different courses.


Dumfries: 8 miles, largest town in Dumfries and Galloway with many visitor attractions including a Museum, and Robert Burn’s house.

Galloway Forest: The UK’s first dark sky park, offers 300 square miles of wild beauty as magical by day as it is by night.

Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre, 29 miles.

Moniaive: 11 miles, has been named best overall small village in the ‘Nithsdale in Bloom’ competition 5 years in a row 2006-2011.

The village is also home to various festivals, and has an exceptional Italian restaurant.

Thornhill: 14 miles, a vibrant town with lots of interesting shops to browse.

Castle Douglas: 16 miles, 18th century market town, that is also a designated food town, with over 50 business selling food and drink.

Kirkcudbright: 25 miles, is a harbour town on the Solway, popular with artists.

It’s an attractive town with a colourful blend of medieval, Georgian and Victorian buildings.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms of first floor: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin beds
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Biomass central heating
  • Oven and hobs, microwave, fridge, washing machine, rotary washing line, TV, DVD player, and WiFi
  • Heating and electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Gravelled seating area
  • Lockable bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, Pub/Restaurant 7.4 miles
  • Tennis court available on request
  • Note: There is a steep drop by the rotary washing line
  • Note: The property is accessed by a flight of stairs
  • Note: You cannot access the property via the fire exit
  • Note: Due to the stairs, not suitable for toddlers

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About the location


Castle Douglas 18 miles; Gretna 30 miles; Kirkcudbright 40 miles; Lake District National Park 50 miles;

Known as the Queen of the South, Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh and is the largest town in south west Scotland. It lies close to the mouth of the River Nith as it opens into the Solway Firth. Its origins are mysterious and are believed to involve at various times the ancient Romans, St Ninian and there is evidence of King Arthur having fought battles in the area. It is also held that Malcolm Canmore and William the Conqueror met here in the 11th century and William Wallace pursued the English through the surrounding Nith valley 200 years later. Robert the Bruce killed his rival John Comyn in the Greyfriars Kirk in Dumfries and Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed in the town for a few days in the mid 18th century and the poet Robert Burns moved to Dumfries in 1791 and staying until his death five years later. Today Dumfries is a bustling popular town with much to offer the visitor. Its location makes it ideal for exploring the coastline with its sandy beaches and rocky inlets to the Galloway Hills and Ae forest offering superb walking and cycling on the famous 7 stanes trails. Visit stunning Caerlaverock Castle and Nature Reserve or indulge in some high octane excitement with the Scottish Rally based in Dumfries each summer.

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