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Property: 3193 Dumfries and Galloway

Rockville - Front of house

Sleeps: 11
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No

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  • Fabulous, double height living room with exposed beams and wood burning stove.
  • Large, open plan kitchen and dining room combination.

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Rockville is a traditional listed cottage dating back to the 1840's. It has been greatly extended to provide a very comfortable and spacious holiday home in the beautiful Machars area of Dumfries and Galloway. The cottage sleeps 11 comfortably in 5 bedrooms. There is oil fired central heating, two wood burning stoves, and in the kitchen an electric range cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher.

The cottage is in the village of Kirkinner (shop 50 yards, pub 90 yards) opposite the immaculate village bowling green. Kirkinner is 10 minutes drive from the sea, 5 minutes from Wigtown (Scotlands national 'Book Town') and 15 minutes from the Isle of Whithorn at the southern tip of the peninsula.

To the north is the Galloway Forest, a drive of approximately 20 minutes. It is a fabulous area for those interested in birdwatching, with the nearby Wigtown Bay Nature reserve home (seasonally) to Osprey, Pink Footed Geese and hordes of waders, and the RSPB's nature reserve is less than half an hour away.

The area also has a great variety of entertainments for kids including the beaches and rock-pools, Kirroughtree Forest Park (including adventure playground, nature trails and mountain biking), the Gem Rock museum in Creetown, and the fabulous Cream Of Galloway Organic Ice Cream farm and adventure playgrounds!

The cottage has 5 bedrooms 2 of which are en suite with three further bedrooms, two twin bedded rooms, and another bedroom with three single beds. There is another family bathroom and further cloakroom with loo on the ground floor.

In the oldest part of the house is the cellar, accessed from the back hall. This houses the central heating boiler and washing-machine plus ample storage for muddy wellies and the like.

There is a large, double height living room with exposed rafters and wood burning stove, and a large kitchen open onto dining/breakfast room, with another wood burning stove. There is a new large TV with Sky (standard package). There is also radio/CD player and a number of games and jig-saws for long evenings and rainy days.

Wood (for the fires) is included within the rental price.
The kitchen has a double width electric range cooker. Slightly behind it to the right you can see the door to the walk in larder! (just mind the step down into it from the door)

Adjoining the kitchen is the dining / breakfast room. One wall of which is covered in bookshelves. These are predominantly Sci-Fi, Crime and cook books, but it is likely there is something for everyone.

This property appears courtesy of ClickHolidayCottages.co.uk

Living Room
Living Room
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Second Bedroom
Second Bedroom

Accommodation & Facilities

Sleeps: 11
Bedrooms: 5
Cot Available: No

Pets Allowed: Yes. Well behaved dogs (up to 2) are allowed downstairs only, and not on the furniture, please.
Smoking Allowed: No. 

Linen Provided: Yes. Linen, towels and Duvet's provided

Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Oil

Open Fire: Yes.  Fuel type: Wood

Disabled Facilities: No. 

Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Garden and Barbeque

Local Services: Pub and village shop within 100 yards. Also church.

Standard Rates

Tariff is between £300.00 for a weekend, off season, to £1150.00 for a week in the summer holidays.


Turn left onto the A75 from Gretna (north of Carlisle) - stay on that until Newton Stewart (20 miles east of Stranraer), then turn south on the A714. It is around 1.5 hours from Gretna.

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