Kettle Knowe

Castle Douglas, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 904654)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Katiejones2015
    August 2016
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    “Wonderful house, amazing views, great break”
    I stayed at this cottage the first week of August, with family ...
    I stayed at this cottage the first week of August, with family. the house is huge and has a beautiful living room and kitchen. it does seem to be in the middle of nowhere but the views and walks are worth it, the cottage is very secluded, no neighbours so you can make as much noise as you like. very large front and back garden, with a cow field right in front of the gardens which the children loved. we also brought two dogs who was in their element, lots of fields nearby. the house has lots of extras, DVD player, ironing board, children's games, initial supplies i.e. tea, coffee etc. if I had any negatives it would be the walk in shower has a very poor draining system and the shower overflowed every time without fail. it could be slightly cleaner i.e. light fittings etc. and the gardens could do with a little work. overall a beautiful cottage and we really enjoyed our stay. Galloway forest is a brilliant walk definitely recommended.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Castle Douglas 4 miles.

A charming, detached, ground floor cottage surrounded by open countryside near Castle Douglas in west Scotland.

Extensively refurbished, providing spacious, stylish accommodation, this cottage near Castle Douglas is perfect for families and friends looking for a tranquil break together, exploring the Dumfries and Galloway region.

Set mostly over the ground floor, boasting stunning country views, this cottage near Castle Douglas has five bedrooms including a master king-size double room.

The spacious kitchen and dining area in this cottage near Castle Douglas has been lovingly furnished to a high standard.

Sit around the dining table and enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals as you discuss the day’s adventures.

Retire to the sitting room featuring French doors opening out onto a patio.

Take your pick from the shelves lined with books in the snug, and cosy up by the open fire with a glass of wine.

Outside, this detached cottage near Castle Douglas is surrounded by sloping gardens.

Sit on the patio on warm summer evenings and enjoy alfresco dining as you marvel at the superb views of the surrounding countryside.

A short drive away, visit the popular tourist town of Castle Douglas known as the Food Town due to its wide range of food shops, cafés and delicatessens.

There truly is something for everyone around this superb cottage near Castle Douglas; go hill walking and mountain biking through the Galloway Hills Forest park, enjoy magnificent bird watching opportunities, stroll along the excellent beaches at Rockcliffe, and there are plenty of great places to play golf and go fishing.

This superb country cottage near Castle Douglas is hard to beat, a fantastic holiday destination for the whole family to enjoy!

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Mostly ground floor. Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x double, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed, 1 x bunks (adult bunk on bottom, child’s bunk on top). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Lower ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room (seats 9). Snug (seats 2) with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Lawned gardens with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Garden is uneven with steep drops near the garage, children to be supervised
  • Note: Although mainly ground floor, there are a couple of internal steps
  • Note: Property accessed via uneven farm track
  • Note: Stacker bed suitable for children aged 12 and under only
  • Note: Max 8 adults.

About the location


Dalbeattie 6 miles; Kirkcudbright 9.5 miles; Dumfries 18 miles.

The attractive country town of Castle Douglas is nestled in the southwest of Scotland, in the Dumfries and Galloway region. Castle Douglas is known locally as the 'Food Town', playing host to a large selection of independent food shops, as well as a range of wonderful pubs and restaurants. The town provides access to the picturesque Solway Coast, with its miles of beautiful beaches and scattering of pretty fishing villages. Carlingwark Loch lies just south of the town, a large, freshwater lake, great for coarse fishing and sailing. The loch itself hosts a selection of small islands, while the shores are peppered with picturesque picnic spots. Hop aboard a boat and venture to Threave Castle, perched on an island in the River Dee, and explore its glorious gardens elsewhere on the estate, open to the public all year round. Dumfries and Galloway is an area renowned for its outdoor activities including bird watching, mountain biking, fishing, star-gazing and golfing. Practise your swing on the 18-hole golf course situated in the grounds of the former 18th century country mansion, Cally Palace. Pull on your walking boots and go hiking across west Scotland’s inspiring landscape, or sail along its wonderful coastline. Whatever you fancy for your holiday in Scotland, Castle Douglas is the perfect base for experiencing it all!

Max 8 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas

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