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Faldarroch Farm

Whauphill near Newton Stewart, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1044477)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage is ideally situated for exploring that part of the country.”

    The extensive grounds make it an ideal couples or family destination. The house is well equiped and very comfortable with constant hot water. The local area has endless possibilities for walking and the return to a warm and cosy house. The owner is attentive and the issues we did have, the battery in the heat alarm needed replaced, were dealt with immediately. Would have no hesitation in recommending Faldarroch.

    The extensive grounds make it an ideal couples or family destination. The house is well equiped and very comfortable with constant hot water. The local area has endless possibilities for walking and the return to a warm and cosy house. The owner is attentive and the issues we did have, the battery in the heat alarm needed replaced, were dealt with immediately. Would have no hesitation in recommending Faldarroch.

    - Ms Finlay, October 2020

The property

Newton Stewart 10.9 miles.

Tucked away in an idyllic rural location amidst rolling countryside, in the village of Whauphill near Newton Stewart, is this National Trust for Scotland property, Faldarroch Farm.

This charming Victorian dairy farm has extensive gardens and several outbuildings, a byre, steading and calf shed and is part of the Walkers and Cyclists Welcome Schemes, making it an ideal property for lovers of the outdoors wanting to explore this wonderful part of Scotland.

Enter the property to discover an open-plan living space, with an original Range cooker and a woodburning stove to warm the space, along with underfloor heating and a selection of cosy seating to relax onto after a day of exploring.

Enjoy family meals at the dining table, lovingly prepared in the kitchen, which is well-equipped with all the appliances you could need during your stay.

The property has two bedrooms, a stunning master bedroom with four-poster bed a woodburner and a large wardrobe to store your belongings, while the triple room offers plenty of space for children and overlooks the lovely garden, with a family bathroom offering a shower over bath, so you can choose how you want to prepare for each day.

Outside there is off-road parking, plus many outbuildings, including a barn for bike storage, you can even see donkeys roaming.

The large lawned garden has a stream running past at the front and a picturesque pond at the rear, accessed over a small bridge, plus a small gravelled area has outdoor furniture, where you can enjoy a glass of wine, a good book or just simply soaking up your surroundings.

If you can tear yourself away from your idyllic setting, venture towards the coast to the fishing village of Port William to find a small selection of shops and cafés, as well as wonderful views of the Mull of Galloway and the Drumtroddan Standing Stones attraction.

The royal burgh of Whithorn is slightly further afield, home to Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre and Whitton Priory musuem, as well as the first Christian church recorded in Scotland in 397 AD, built by St Ninian.

St Ninian's Cave is around four miles from Whithorn Priory, a small and secluded sea cave and the destination of an annual Christian pilgrimage, while the botanical garden of Galloway House Gardens, can be found on Wigtown Bay, offering 50 acres of parkland to discover.

Newton Stewart is famous for its trout and salmon fishing, and is well-placed for discovering the wonderful countryside of the Machars to the south and scenic walking and cycling trails through forest and parkland, as well as many opportunities to see wildlife at Galloway Forest Park to the north.

Faldarroch Farm is a stunning retreat for a peaceful Scottish getaway with the family.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1046834 & 1046835, together sleeping 12 guests.

Summary

  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster double with woodburning stove, 1 x triple
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living/kitchen/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Solar electricity with underfloor heating and 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Range cooker, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, TV, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Barn with bike storage
  • Large rear lawn with pond
  • Front lawn with stream
  • Rear gravel area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5.1 miles
  • Note: Pond beyond back garden and stream in front garden, children should be supervised

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About the location

NEWTON STEWART

Port William 17.2 miles; Kirkcudbright 28 miles; Castle Douglas 30.4 miles;

The market town of Newton Stewart, famous for its salmon and trout fishing, lies in a superb location between the serene rolling countryside of the Machars to the south and the Galloway Forest Park to the north. The area is steeped in history. The first Christian missionary to Scotland landed at The Machars, founding the first church in AD 397 in Whithorn. The Whithorn Dig Visitor Centre lies on the site and displays material dug up over years of excavations. The beautiful coastline is a mixture of sandy beaches and rocky shores teeming with birdlife, whilst inland there is superb walking country to be discovered in the Galloway Hills and Forest Park. Sailing, riding and fishing are all available locally and there are plenty of excellent courses to keep the keen golfer busy.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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