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Stapleton Toll

Stapleton Grange, Annan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1049320)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Mr Mcintyre

    “Great house in a good location for Solway coast and Cumbria.”

    House is very comfortable and well appointed, good for families with teenage kids.

    House is very comfortable and well appointed, good for families with teenage kids.

The property

Annan 3.2 miles.

In an endearing location, a stone’s throw from Gretna Green, is this detached cottage, filled with traditional elegance and modern charm.

Stapleton Toll is situated in a rural setting and boasts views of the Lake District National Park and Stapleton Tower, offering an idyllic base for families to enjoy a getaway together.

Admire the exterior of the characterful stone-built abode with a striking azure wooden porch frame and window panels (formerly a toll bar for passing traffic) before you make your way to behold the contemporary furnishings inside, with everything you could possibly need for a self-catered stay, including a very thoughtful Welcome Pack for all to enjoy.

Gather with your family and friends within the social hub of the home, the stylishly tasteful open-plan living space, comprising of a lounge/ dining area, a very spacious corner-sofa (which has the option to be transformed into a king-size sofa bed) leading on to the kitchen.

The sleek kitchen invites you in to prepare a home-cooked meal, with plenty of space for others to assist the chef of the group, whilst others snuggle up in front of the woodburning stove and TV.

If you are seeking an evening away from the rest of group to curl up with a good book, there is a separate sitting room, where an additional woodburning stove fills the room with a sense of tranquillity.

As the evening comes to a close, venture upstairs, where two well-presented bedrooms await, as well as a family bathroom, complete with a shower over bath, basin and WC.

Here, choose between an elegant king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom, both with plenty of storage for your holiday belongings.

Continuing to impress is the beautiful, sprawling garden area, suitable for hosting wedding receptions or other special occasions, with a plethora of photo opportunities and plenty of space for your loved ones to gather together for a special birthday or anniversary.

The wide 5-bar gate allows easy access for multiple cars to park on the gravelled area, so parking won’t be an issue when you are entertaining.

Alternatively, light up the barbeque and dine alfresco, or spend a balmy evening under the unique Willow Dome, complete with outdoor furniture, so that you can gaze up at the Milky Way from dusk onwards.

The owners really adore animals, and have everything you'd need for your fur-baby to stay with you including a bed, blankets, dishes and a strong lead to keep them close - there is even a doggy wash station and ring for tying the lead to, if your muddy pup likes to wriggle or escape bath time!

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful cottage and its grounds, make your way into the historic town of Annan, where a whole host of amenities can be found to suit all needs and tastes.

From here, you can head to Annan Beach to enjoy the peaceful views across to the Cumbrian Hills or visit nearby Caerlaverock Castle to immerse yourself in the local history.

A short drive away, while home to the Blacksmiths Shop and a vast designer shopping outlet, is the historically noted village of Gretna Green, also famous for being the marriage capital of the UK, where couples have come to get married since 1754.

Further afield, lies the Solway Wetlands Centre and RSPB Campfield Marsh Reserve, which provides opportunities to spot a unique mix of different habitats and walk along the one of the largest peat bogs in the UK.

Annan is a 3-minute drive with its shops, pubs and more, not to mention salmon fishing on the Solent, beyond which is Powfoot, offering bird-watching on the Solway.

Around a 30-minute drive away is Dumfries, where you can explore the Burns Heritage Trail or discover more about the local history by visiting Moat Brae National Centre which is excellent for those visiting with children.

Or for those interested in sport, why not enjoy a round of golf at the Crichton Golf Club?

Whether you visit with friends and family, or just the children and four-legged companions, Stapleton Toll is a superb base for your next adventure to Scotland.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room, with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen leading on from lounge/ dining area with woodburning stove, large corner-sofa/ king-size sofa bed allowing flexible sleeping arrangement for up to 6 guests altogether
  • Additional separate sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Fridge/freezer, washing machine, electric oven and hob, microwave, 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking on gravelled area of garden through 5-bar gate
  • Rear garden with spacious lawn, gravelled area with outdoor furniture and BBQ, adjacent paved patio with wooden 2-seater swing, Willow Dome over wood-chipped area with further outdoor seating
  • Pets welcome - please only use doggy wash station to bathe your fur-baby, there is a hose and jug, but please bring your own shampoo to cater for any sensitivities they may have
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 1.9 miles, shop within 2.3 miles
  • Note: A running beck is situated within the garden, Please note: Sorry no small children or infants, Minimum age of children accepted is 10

About the location

ANNAN

Dumfries 15.7 miles; Carlisle 20 miles

The town of Annan, a former harbour, lies on the banks of the River Annan, in East Dumfries and Galloway, and is steeped in history, with the area once the site of Roman camps and the workplace of the writer Thomas Carlyle. Each year, the town celebrates the Riding of the Marches, in honour of the Royal Charter bestowed by King James V, which involves parades, massed pipe bands and competitions. The area around Annan has many small towns, picture postcard villages and hamlets, plus beautiful unspoilt coastline, with sandy beaches and hidden coves. Visit nearby Caerlaverock Castle, one of Scotland's finest ruined castles or Annandale Distillery. Take a day trip and marvel at the majestic architecture of the grand abbeys of Melrose and Jedburgh or visit the northern Lake District and the historic Hadrian’s Wall. Annan is an ideal base for exploring this lovely area.

Please note: No small children or infants, minimum age of children accepted is 10

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