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.
PLACES TO VISIT.
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.