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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri
4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.
The family is sure to be full of beans as you negotiate your way through Dumfries and Galloway. The drive alone is enough to take your breath away, with Glen Burn’s lonely farmsteads, woody copses, expansive pastureland and tumbling streams. You round a final bend and the farmhouse creeps into view over a mossy drystone wall, beaming a bright champagne-pink smile against fields of green. Your dream holiday begins once you cross the threshold. Large picture windows look down to the floor of the valley in the living room, a cosy yet spacious area with a traditional open fire. The spacious sitting room is equally attractive, with a stripy corner sofa facing the TV. Ideal for reconnecting with your loved ones, you can play board games, read or simply chit chat long into the night.The Glen Farmhouse can provide a real glimpse into Scottish life. Guests visiting at the end of January can celebrate the poet Robert Burns’ birthday (25th) in the traditional Scottish manner (after all, when in Rome do as the Romans). The contemporary, Aga-fitted kitchen will help make light work of preparing Burns Supper, which comprises haggis, neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes), followed by a wee dram of Scotch and reciting some of Burns’ poetry.Upstairs, the bedrooms are bright, the bathrooms spacious, and the views are to die for. 6000 acres of grounds belonging to the Lincluden Estate cocoon the property from all sides, which make for some of the finest walks in the region. The property has a small lawned garden backed with towering Scots pines, and in the fields beyond, you’ll find that the locals are friendly enough (just don’t expect the conversation to stretch beyond the odd bleat and the greeting ‘moo’). Nearby Glen Kiln Loch offers some fantastic fishing, with the first day free of charge.Sure enough, this property is a beautifully kept traditional Scottish cottage that’s well-equipped with contemporary appliances, and what’s more, with two other cottages on site, together the cottages comfortably accommodate parties of up to 16.
Large living room/study with open fire. Spacious well-equipped kitchen/dining room with Aga (for cooking) and wooden floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one with zip & link bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, and one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with claw-foot bath, toilet and wooden floor.
Note: The Glen Farmhouse Ref SGGX can be booked with The Granary Ref SPPC to sleep up to 8 people
Scottish Country Cottages is the trading name of Wyndham Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd.
Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB94 0AA.
Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 00965389.
VAT Registered Number: GB 598 22 99 77