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Large Family Country House Located In An Idyllic Private Estate

Bedrooms 11
Space 8,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 17; 11 Bedroom; 4 Bathroom

Quietly situated within its own 800 acre private estate, Barscobe House is a large family home offering comfortable accommodation for a group of up to 17 guests, with an enclosed garden surrounded by beautiful countryside and fantastic westerly views over the rolling hills of the Glenkens.

Furnished in a traditional country house style, the house has a large reception hall with billiard table, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, play room, bar and a large country style kitchen, so there is plenty of room for everyone! All the bedrooms and bathrooms are to be found on the first floor where there is a selection of double, twins and 5 single bedrooms. There is a disabled lift providing access from the ground to first floor.

With its own brown trout fishing loch, hills, ancient woodlands, river, waterfalls and historic listed castle all within its beautiful grounds, this secluded historic private estate is the perfect Scottish retreat.

There are also numerous other activities also locally available within 5-10 minutes of the house including sailing, canoeing, water skiing on Loch Ken; hill walking and mountain biking in the Galloway Forest Park; and the local golf course in New Galloway. Barscobe House is also within easy distance of sandy beaches and a range of nationally famous country houses open to the public, such as Drumlanrig Castle and Dumfries House.

WARNING: use of the property for all male or all female gatherings, stag parties, hen parties or the like is strictly forbidden and entry to the property will be refused.

More Details

Mr and Mrs Emery
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Four Poster
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Beds
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 11 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • water skiing


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Large Family Country House Located In An Idyllic Private Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

The perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

For a group of 16 friends and family, with nine children between 10 and 6 years old, Barscobe was the perfect destination. The house is an exquisite blend of grandeur, comfort and beauty; the grounds and views breath-taking!

Walking over the hills through a blizzard to show the kids the loch, arriving just as the sun came out, the snow stopped and the light seem to make the whole landscape glow, will be a memory to last a lifetime!

Having space back at the house to dry clothes, warm up round three open fires, play together, eat together or disappear for a quiet read was priceless. The bar and snooker table was the icing on the cake!

The kitchen was well stocked with culinary basics that we thought we'd have to buy and the cold room a god send for all our leftovers. Impressively, the entire house was spotlessly clean and constantly warm, we felt at home from the moment we arrived.

Excellent, friendly communication from the caretakers and owners. The Clachan Inn in Dalry did great food with wonderful service for us. The water sports centre on Loch Ken were very helpful and knowledgeable. It all made for a truly wonderful holiday and the first of many trips back we hope.

Thank you all.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Grand but comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, perfect for a large family get together and very well equipped, both in the kitchen and generally. Major plus was the lift, so my 89 year old father could get up and down to the bedrooms, the only minus was, no walk -in shower so he was unable to wash while there, and only one shower in the 4 bathrooms, over the bath. The other baths had shower attachment on the taps, but no screen or curtain.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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'Wedding Week' at Barscobe !

  • 5 of 5

I can not recommend this house enough to people !!! We stopped at Barscobe House from the 13th-20th May 2017. It was amazing! from the start we had an extremely warm welcome from the house keeper which completely set the tone for the holiday! you couldn't help but not get excited about the house when you were around Vicky as her excitement was infectious! Vicky told us what were good walks for the area and how to get to the loch and waterfall. Our first day was lovely weather so we walked to the waterfall and then the loch were we had a play in the rowing boat that's in the boathouse down there ! It was a great hit with everyone and the dogs loved it too.

We stopped at Barscobe for our wedding week as we wanted both our family's all under one roof, we had 16 people in total and 3 dogs, we were very apprehensive about everyone getting along and if people would be getting frustrated by not having their own space but because of the sheer size of the house this was never a worry it was more a case of trying to find people as everyone spread out and had their own space! The Snooker Table was a big hit also as everyone tended to chill on a night in the grand hall mainly with various snooker tournaments taking place (which was brill for bonding!). As for our wedding on the 18th we all got ready for the ceremony at the house we went to Gretna Green and had the service at the Anvil hall and had the reception back at the house after. We had brought our own garden gazebo and a big BBQ on the lawn the drawing room leads out on to, the weather was fab and the house and setting made for beautiful pictures. We owe our fantastic day to this house and for that we will be forever grateful! Cant wait to go back on one of our big anniversaries! Much love, the new MR & MRS Xxx

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and a amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Great location and a amazing house with lots of character. Would stay here again 100%

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place and great for a large family gathering. The house, estate and gardens are great.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time and would certainly go back. Great house and the snooker table was a big hit. The views are fantastic and was a really tranquil place. Loads to do in the surrounding area for adults and kids. We would book again. The wilds, jones and middletons

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Barscobe is accurately described on the site, however the pantry is large, cold with large fridge, small fridge and chest freezer, excellent when ordering a single shop for ten.

The idea for the holiday was to get away from the hustle and bustle of working life and Barscobe fitted the bill perfectly. Dry days spent on the lawn playing rounders, badminton etc, exploring the estate and taking the boat out in the middle of the loch. Evenings and rainy days playing darts, snooker or board games around the large kitchen table.

Barscobe enabled us to have "family fun" in a beautiful house in a picturesque setting. Who could ask for more

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Glasgow Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ken Bridge
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
New Galloway Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
47 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Clachan Inn
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Castle Douglas, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term
27 Oct 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £750

Rates are subject to change until reservation booking is confirmed.
Bookings are subject to Terms and Conditions of Booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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