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

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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
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6 Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful, unique property in a gorgeous location. Well equipped for a relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

A great property that has a lovely unique quirkiness. Lovely tea and cake tray waiting for our arrival. The facilities were great. The bedroom with the four poster bed was really comfy. The kitchen an living area both well equipped. The top of the tower had a glorious day bed for just lounging and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a lovely time at The Cider Tower - you had come a long way!
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5

The Cider Tower, Kirkcudbright 18th - 20th November 2016

  • 5 of 5

Five star accommodation, Five star facilities, Five star location.

Having been regular visitors to Kirkcudbright in the past we already knew what a lovely area it is, and how friendly the locals are, but the views from the Cider Tower gave the town a whole new perspective. Looking out over the hills and the estuary when you walk out of the front door first thing in the morning is truly breathtaking.

"We'll be back"

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad that you both had such a lovely time in this beautiful part of the country. We will look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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5

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just spent the perfect weeks holiday at the Cider Tower. Sitting in the stunning surounds of Kirkcudbright it is the perfect place to switch off and chill out. Right from the moment we turned the key in the door and found delicious home made cake and drinks waiting for us until the moment we locked the door at the end of our break the Tower never dissaponted. The biggest decisions of our break were do we stay in and chill out or tour around and chill out ( the hard decisions of life !!!). Everything you need for the stay was provided, fantastic living room, delightful kitchen diner and really comfortable fourposter bed all spotlessly clean.

As a huge Formula one fan I discovered the David Coulthard Museum just a short drive away which unfortunatly was closed, however the staff opened it just for me (the expresion "fat kid in a cake shop" is the best way to describe my visit there). Too many other places of interest to tell you about the best way is just go and discover them for yourselves. The other hard decision is how many others do we tell how great it was, the more that know the harder it will become for us to return, On reflection you do not want to go here you will hate it !!! or if you do decide to visit you can't tell any one else.

Big thank you for the warm welcome from owner Patsy and a plea from us to cherish the building and keep a week free for our return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you had such a lovely time. This really is a secret part of Scotland that is missed by so many people whizzing up the motorway to the Highlands. We have everything right here on the doorstep... beautiful coast, big hills and plenty of lovely walks. But you're right - don't tell everybody!! We will look forward to seeing you again. Patsy and Alan
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4

Unique building, quiet, peaceful, great scenery

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and comfortable (unique/interesting) accommodation,we loved it. All mod cons, home from home. Beautiful surroundings, with lovely walks and beaches close by and places of interest to visit. We would recommend this property and would go back again. Worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of our normal life, felt refreshed and calm after a great week here and the dogs loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you both had a lovely time and enjoyed this beautiful part of the country. It really is a hidden gem for walkers and missed by so many people who go on up to the Highlands.
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5

Idyllic retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great feature property with all the home comforts you need. Very peaceful with great views, and within a short stroll of the pretty town of Kircudbright. Can recommend the Masonic Arms for a pint and chat with the locals - also pet friendly. Owners Patsy and Alan very welcoming, even providing a welcome tea tray and cake on arrival - much appreciated! All in all a great place to stay - thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the Cider Tower. Patsy and Alan, the owners, were lovely and really helpful from when we booked to when we left. The cottage itself was clean, well furnished and everything we needed had been provided. The views from the property were wonderful, especially from the top floor. It is in a quiet location that is perfect for sitting outside with a glass of something. Would certainly recommend a stay in this wonderful property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely comments. We love the Tower and aim to make it a special place to stay!
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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
 
Nov.-Dec. (Check notes)
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£110
for 2 nights
From
£55
£285
 
 
January & February 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£110
for 2 nights
From
£55
£285
 
 
March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
£355
 
 
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

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

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

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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