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The Castle At Craignair

Castle Douglas (5mls E), Dumfries and Galloway

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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Escape to this enchanting, historic, 850-year-old Scottish Castle
  • Step back in time and enjoy a roaring fire in the drawing room
  • Beautiful garden and grounds to explore with a private hot tub
Property code: 89498

Surrounded by magnificent scenery, this stunning 12th-century retreat has now been lovingly updated and sympathetically converted to make a fabulous holiday base for guests seeking a unique getaway in an unforgettable part of Scotland. Offering welcoming accommodation for up to ten guests across five beautifully decorated bedrooms, this enchanting castle occupies several buildings and features a fabulous array of tapestries, wood panelling, beamed ceilings, exposed stonework, antique furniture, four-poster beds, a roaring open fire, a roll-top bath, and a lovely private hot tub all set in a gorgeous garden with lovely grounds to explore. Ideal for larger families and groups of friends seeking a memorable hideaway, the property also has a sumptuous banquet hall which you can book with the owners for a fantastic feast.

Entering this historic property, the impressive wood-panelled hallway has a resident knight in attendance and takes you up a wooden staircase to the first-floor drawing room with a huge fireplace, roaring open fire and ornate decor. The property offers a beautiful dining room and a stylish kitchen, perfect for enjoying a range of family meals. A stone spiral staircase takes you up to the first three bedrooms. First, you will encounter a charming bathroom and a stunning king-size room with a four-poster bed. This room is believed to have once hosted Mary Queen of Scots. A further double room with a four-poster bed is on the second floor, with a cheerful double room on the top floor. There are two further king-size bedrooms, both beautifully designed and tastefully decorated, which are accessed externally. The final building is across the courtyard, with a fabulous banqueting hall with a fire, beamed ceiling and stone walls, and a commercial-style kitchen. This can be booked separately with the owners so you can enjoy a magnificent special occasion in style. Outside, there are seating areas in the courtyard overlooking the garden, providing a lovely space for a morning coffee or for dining alfresco. The private hot tub also overlooks the garden so you can enjoy a relaxing soak at the end of a great day. You can explore the grounds with its lawns, sunken gardens and riverside walks.

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  • 5 bedrooms – 1 double four-poster bed, 1 king four-poster bed and 2 king-size rooms and 1 double
  •  3 bathrooms – 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower and WC, 1 family bathroom in tower with bath, shower and WC, and 1 WC on top floor
  • Kitchen with oil-fired Aga, microwave and fridge/freeze
  • TV in lounge if required
  • Private hot tub in grounds
  • Lovely garden and grounds with lawn, sunken garden, river walk and patio area
  • Private parking for 8 cars
  • Pubs, shops, and cafe just over 1 mile away
  • There is a formal dining/banquet hall which can be booked through the owners and catering can also be arrange
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £50. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The glorious Solway Coast is less than 10 miles to the south, with some gorgeous, secluded beaches and rugged coastline to explore. Known as the Granite Town, nearby Dalbeattie (2 miles) has plenty of friendly places to eat and drink. Local attractions include Colvend Golf Club, Almorness Point, Threave Castle and Threave Garden, all within 10 miles. Known as the Food Town of Scotland, Castle Douglas is just 6 miles away, or you can head to Galloway Forest Park (17 miles) for woodland walks, mountain biking and nature spotting.


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This property is personally managed by Gavin.


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