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The Cider Tower , Peace and Quiet With Great Views Of The Countryside

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Luxury & seclusion in a beautiful and traditional house

The cider tower was built as part of a steading in the early 18th century and was originally a windmill used for pressing apples from the local orchard. The whole steading fell into disrepair long ago but was gradually restored in 2002 by the previous owners. The cider tower is a grade b listed building, the renovation winning a prestigious award from the galloway preservation society for the best restoration and preservation project of that year.

Today the cider tower provides very comfortable and peaceful luxury accommodation for two. It is set in beautiful countryside yet only 10 minutes walk into town.

The master bedroom on the ground floor has a magnificent four poster bed with bathroom and utility across the hall.

Upstairs is the fully equipped kitchen and dining area.

Three further steps take you up to the cosy sitting room with minstrels gallery above.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mr and Mrs Alan Johnstone
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Cider Tower is one of the very best places we have holidayed in and as previous guests have already said it all, we just say thank you for providing such a well equipped, comfortable and clean base for us to happily return to after some wonderful days out and about walking, bird watching and just generally enjoying this lovely corner of Scotland

We will be back.
Oct 2015
  • 1 of 5

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Cider Tower is one of the very best places we have holidayed in and as previous guests have already said it all, we just say thank you for providing such a well equipped, comfortable and clean base for us to happily return to after some wonderful days out and about walking, bird watching and just generally enjoying this lovely corner of Scotland

We will be back.
Oct 2015
  • 1 of 5

15 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

5

Everything you need for a relaxing break. Great attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

The area worth a visit with some lovely walks.

Great property and quirky!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a lovely time!
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5

Had a lovely 3 night stay in the Cider Tower. Beautiful place full of character and well located.

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend the Cider Tower to anybody. Location is good. Scenery is beautiful. The building is full of character. Owners are lovely too. We will definitely be going back. Kirkcudbright is a quiet peaceful town and a good location for exploring Dumfries & Galloway.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kenny and Angela - glad you had a lovely time! We enjoyed chatting with you. We really like meeting all our guests and giving them tips on the best places to visit locally. See you again before too long. Patsy and Alan
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5

Tranquil spot and gorgeous house

  • 5 of 5

The Cider Tower sits in a small enclave of cottages, about an easily walkable mile from the pretty town of Kirkudbright. The ground floor has the wash room, bathroom and four-poster bedroom and then up to the well equipped kitchen and lounge, which features a spiral staircase to a small gallery as well as Freeview TV. The cottage is warm, cosy and has lovely views across the fields and during our stay, the only sound we could here was the local owls. Beware technology geeks as no Wifi.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend at the Cider House was a wonderful experience. The accommodation is excellent and of a high standard. On arrival there was a welcome tea tray with cake. Milk, butter, tea, coffee was provided. There is also a supply of dishwasher tablets etc. The attention to detail make a big difference. Owners Alan and Patsy popped round to make sure we had all we needed and to recommend places of interest to visit. Weather was wild, wet and windy but we still had a great weekend. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wendy Glad you were nice and cosy at The Cider Tower when the weather was not exactly spring-like! Alan and Patsy
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5

Quirky

  • 5 of 5

Unusual, well appointed apartment in beautiful location. Tastefully decorated and welcoming owners

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely weekend in a unique cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend away at the Cider Tower. The tower is unique, well-equipped and very comfortable. It’s situated in a quiet location within 20 minutes’ walk of Kirkcudbright with beautiful views. Alan and Patsy were very welcoming and gave us some great advice on where to go nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elinor and Ben We are so glad you had a lovely time - despite the wild weather! This area has such great walks and places to visit. Hope you will be back again before too long! Patsy
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : Selkirk Arms Hotel at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Kirkcudbright Golf Club at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Dumfries at 28 Miles Nearest Motorway : M74 at 40 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Selkirk Arms Hotel at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Dhoon Bay at 4 Miles

Out and About

Galloway is known as “Scotland in miniature” and has something for everyone. The area is great for hill and coastal walking, fishing, golf and cycling. The ancient town of Kirkcudbright, a Royal Burgh since 1455, is historically very interesting and has a ruined castle, working harbour, museum and attractive High Street. There are also a number of independent shops and cafes. The town is known as “The Artist’s Town” having been home to EA Hornel, Jessie M King, EA Taylor and their friends in the last century. There are regular summer exhibitions and two permanent art galleries in the town. There is also a comprehensive programme of events throughout the spring and summer. (Link to Kirkcudbright summer festivities).

There are numerous gardens and places of interest within easy reach, including Threave and Logan Botanical Gardens.

You will find local information , maps and guides in The Tower to help you plan your stay. Or you may just want to sit outside on the patio with a glass of wine and admire the view!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£395
 
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
£355
 
 
Nov & Dec. 2017 (check notes)
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£110
for 2 nights
From
£55
£285
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Christmas 2016 £325
Hogmanay 2016 £325
Christmas 2017 £325
Hogmanay 2017 £325
Please just get in touch for prices for short breaks -2/ 3 nights minimum - except July, August

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Modern bathroom with with and shower over.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Magnificent four poster bed with Laura Ashley bedding.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • The cottage contains everything you will need for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday, including: Central heating throughout plus wood flame effect electric stove Two 2 seater settees and chaise up in the gallery King size four poster double bed with Laura Ashley bedding Flat screen TV, DVD and CD player Electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave Utility room with washer/drier Store cupboard essentials ( stock cubes, tea, ground coffee, sugar, condiments, olive oil. Milk and butter will be in the fridge Enough dishwasher tabs and loo rolls for your stay Complimentary toiletries Hair drier Local OS maps, guides and nature books Private sitting area to the front of The Cider Tower with BBQ Welcoming tea tray awaiting your arrival Short break holidays available (except June, July & August)

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