The historic village of Kirkpatrick Durham was created in the late 18th Century and is just six miles from Castle Douglas, thirteen miles from Dumfries and sixteen miles for the 'Artist's Town' of Kirkcudbright. Its houses are traditional Galloway structures and Hillcrest comprises two small ground floor dwellings converted into one. Situated 1.5 miles from Springholm (which has both pub and shop) it is off the A75, and offers a central location from which to explore the whole of Dumfries and Galloway. Indeed, within little more than 90 minutes travel: Carlisle, Cairnryan (ferries to Belfast, Titanic Exhibition and Giant's Causeway) and Ayrshire (including Dumfries House) are all within distance.
Hillcrest is beautifully presented with two double and one twin bedded room. The larger double is ensuite with garden views, whilst the two other bedrooms share a bathroom. There is a well equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine. Oil fired central heating is available for colder months. Accomodation is on one level, except for two steps between kitchen and lounge. The comfortable lounge has radiator, multi-fuel stove and a Freesat flat screen television.
Garden frontage has a sunny, south facing, double glazed porch, with both a sitting and breakfast bar area. The landscaped gardens are being continually developed with the gardener. Beyond the stone wall boundary are panoramic views over open fields to the Solway Hills some 10 miles away. Adjacent fields are usually occupied by a dairy herd which is contained by an electric fence. Well behaved dogs are welcome at Hillcrest, but owners are advised that this is both dairy and sheep farming country, and the use of leads is necessary.
Parking is on-street whilst access to the property is by coded keysafe. Changeover day is normally Saturday with arrival after 4.00 pm, departure by 10.00am. Cost includes bed linen and towels, heating, electricity and one evening's supply of logs. Both part and whole week bookings are taken, with three nights being the normal accepted minimum.
About the area
Dumfries and Galloway is renowned for outstanding natural beauty and a wealth of attractions to the visitor. Its RSPB reserves are only a starting point. Red Kites are fed locally at Laurieston, Ospreys nest at Threave (Castle Douglas), with a red deer range and wild goats both located off the A712 beyond Clatteringshaws Reservoir. Those who wish to fish have a variety of lochs and streams; cyclists have the 7 Stanes Routes which offer access to some of its wildest territories, as well as quiet by-ways in the surrounding countryside. Water sports are catered for on Loch Ken and at Kippford. Walking is widely available and includes sections of the Southern Upland Way. For the golfer, there is the championship course at Southerness and other 9 and 18 hole courses nearby. A number of sandy beaches can be found along the Solway shoreline at places such as Mossyard, Carrick, Rockcliffe and Sandyhills. Close by is Europe's first Dark Sky Park, where unpolluted views of stars can be observed, and Hillcrest's garden also offers stunning views on clear nights.
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4 Brighouse Cottages, Borgue,
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway,
Scotland, DG6 4TS
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