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Historic and secluded 17th Century Castle located in private Scottish estate

People9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Grade A listed Scottish tower house built in the mid Seventeenth century by William Maclallen.

The Castle offers comfortable accommodation for a group of up to 9 guests, with excellent westerly views of the rolling hills of the Glenkens across mature lawned gardens and beautiful surrounding countryside.

Furnished in a traditional country style, the Castle has a large kitchen family room on the ground floor, a Great Hall on the first floor and four bedrooms with two bathrooms (one en suite) on the second floor. There is also a bedroom with en suite located above the entrance.

The Castle is quietly situated within Barscobe Estate, a privately owned 800 acre estate located about 1 mile from the village of Balmaclellan and 17 miles from the market town of Castle Douglas. This secluded and historic estate also benefits from

its own wild trout fishing on the picturesque Barscobe Loch, hills, ancient woodlands, river and waterfalls making it the perfect Scottish retreat.

There are also numerous other activities 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

Owner
Mr and Mrs Emery
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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A perfect property for a family celebration

  • 4 of 5

This property is very well equipped for all your needs for up to nine people.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great! Dignified and spacious. Fit for Kings!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location and the property just absorbed nine people. Amazing kitchen and relaxing lounge with roaring log fire. Wonderful 'away from it all' venue.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

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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