|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
sleeps 4 - 5 people , master bedroom with king size bed and twin bedroom with additional guest bed.
An entrance vestibule leads to a comfortable open plan sitting room with large wood burning stove and exposed ceiling beams.
The room is open plan to the dining room and has stairs leading up to a double mezzanine bedroom (combed ceilings) with magnificent views across the Loch.
There is a well equipped galley style kitchen with fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher. A high chair can be provided if required.
Beyond the dining room is a ground floor twin bedroom which can convert to a double. The bathroom with shower over bath is on the ground floor next to the twin bedroom.
There is a garage to the side of the property which can be used for storage of bikes, drying of clothes etc. The are also bicycles for guests use.
There is a wonderful brick built BBQ and garden furniture ( BBQ coals not provided) and small table and chairs on the veranda.
Two beautiful properties to let with own loch and private fishing in the heart of the Glenkens – The spectacular undiscovered part of Scotland that most people never find! Lochinvar holiday homes are two beautiful restored farmhouses situated on the banks of their own loach with private fishing, an abundance of wildlife and magnificent views. Centrally located for the 7 stanes mountain bike centres and on a national cycling byway, they offer an ideal location for cyclists as well as walkers, fishing enthusiasts and families. The Galloway activity centre and Loch Ken water ski club are only a few miles away on the banks of Loch Ken. The properties are situated on an unclassified road in a quiet and very peaceful rural situation just 3 miles from St John's Town of Dalry. The pretty village has a charming main street of mainly painted harled houses and a range of convenience stores, a post office, bank and a hotel. The area offers extensive outdoor pursuits: golfing, water skiing, sailing, fishing, hill walking, cycling, bird watching etc. Fishing: Trout (brown) fishing on the Loch included in the rental price – fly fishing only Not far from St Johns Town of Dalry is the river Ken and Loch Ken suitable for both coarse and game fishing. The river Ken is known locally for its game fishing of trout and salmon whilst Loch Ken is better known for its coarse fishing, particularly Pike. Walking: The cottage is situated on the Southern Upland Way offering plenty of walking and cycling routes from the door. The Glenkens (which stretches from Carsphairn to New Galloway) is currently being hailed as the UK’s new walking destination with more than 100 walks from gentle strolls to full hikes (maps & route guides provided). Cycling: Some of the best and most exciting mountain bike trails are right on our door step. The '7 stanes' mountain bike trails offer something for everyone no matter how experienced. For those looking to stay on the road, there are miles and miles of quiet country roads. The nearest of the 7 stanes are Glentrool, Kirroughtree and Dalbeattie. Glentrool and Kirroughtree both have visitor centre offering plenty to do for all the family. Bikes are included in the property rental (for use at own risk). Bike Hire: Kirroughtree:' The Break Pad'. Castle Douglas cycle centre. Galloway sailing centre. Water Sports: Swimming on the Loch on warmer days!!! Any non powered water sports are permitted on the loch at own risk (equipment not supplied). Galloway Sailing centre which is only 8 miles away in the direction of New Galloway, offers a range of activities from sailing, windsurfing, power boating, kayaking, canoeing, archery, quad biking, mountain biking and climbing. The cottage is the smaller and perhaps more romantic of the two properties with a cosy lounge and large log burner whilst the Lodge is considerably larger offering good sized public rooms but also with open fire and log burner.Towels and linen are provided for both properties and beds will be made up for your arrival. Fishing is included in the price and you will receive a small welcome pack on arrival. There are local convince stores nearby, however the nearest large supermarket is Tesco in Castle Douglas and they will deliver to Lochinvar so it is a good idea to have the delivery of your shopping scheduled for your arrival!
This accomodation is truly one of the most beautiful accomodations I've ever been to. We (my mum, 2 very good friends of mine - 1 per week and myself) spend 2 weeks at this lovely place. The cottage is old and rustic from the outside, what we already loved but when we went in.... it was simply WOW! Everything is nicely done up, decorated with love to detail and we had everything we needed. The cottage is really cosy and let us feel like beeing home and not only for a visit. If you have a look at the pictures you can see what I mean. And the view was spectacular. I can't remember that I ever made so many pictures of one place and they all look different. I really couldn't get enough of it. And the welcome basket was superior. There are lots of things to do and to explore in the area of Dumfries and Galloway. We had wonderful holidays! Thanks a lot to Mrs. Stacey and Mrs. Case.
What a delight! A beautiful cottage in a fabulous setting. Peach and quiet galore! The cottage is very comfortably furnished with everything that you need. The views are spectacular and I couldn't fault it! I'll definitely be back!
The Solway Coast offers some beautiful beaches and coastal walks. Sandyhills, about 10 miles drive from Kippford is one of the better beaches for children. Rockliffe, sandy hills, moss yard and Gatehouse of fleet are all about 45km drive.
Car essential. Glasgow 68 miles, Dumfries 27 miles,
From Castle Douglas proceed north on A713 for 16 miles following the signs for Ayr until you reach St Johns Town of Dalry. Turn right onto the A702 following signs for Moniave. Follow the road for 3 miles past Bogue farm. approx 1 mile after Bogue turn left onto the unclassified road signposted Milnmark farm. Follow this road for approx 1 mile past Duchrie Farm house and Lochinvar Cottage/ Lodge is on your right next to the Loch.
St Johns Town of Dalry -3 miles
New Galloway 5 -miles
Kirkudbright 26 -miles
Gatehouse of fleet- 28 miles
Kipfford - 26 miles
Things to see and do
Galloway activity centre - 5 miles away on the banks of Loch Ken, activities include sailing, windsurfing, power boating, kayaking, canoeing, combat laser games, archery, mountain biking, orienteering, climbing and more …
Loch Ken Water ski & wakeboard school.
Galloway Forest Park – 7 miles from Dalry on the road to Newton Stewart. There are picnic sites, cycle routes, walking trails and a visitor centre.
Red Deer Range
Galloway Forrest Park, Guided tours available
Wild Goat Park
Viewing car park on the A712
10 mile forrest drive. If the weather is good the children would love a visit to the otter pool which is fun for picnics and paddling.
Visitor centre, bike museum, cycling / mtb trails, walks and more.
Red Kite Trail
28 – 38 mile marked route around Lock Ken with viewing and information areas
Cream O' Galloway
Visitor centre, adventure playground, nature trails and cycle tracks and of coarse fabulous ice cream! Great fun for all the family
Beautiful gardens just outside Castle Douglas
The Cat Strand
New Galloway arts and community venue
Mabie Farm Park
Just outside Dalbeattie about 40 mins drive away. Great fun for the children – go carting, grass sledging, mini tractors, and interesting farm animals
The Solway coast
Offering some beautiful beaches and coastal walks. Sandy hills, about 10 mins drive from Kippford is one of the better beached for the children.
Gatehouse of Fleet
Pretty 9 hole golf course, good pub lunches and a lovely quiet beach.
Local restaurants include:
The Clachan, Lochinvar Hotel - St Johns Town
The Ken Bridge Hotel, Cross Keys Hotel, The smithy, Kitty's Tea room - New Galloway
The Green Tea Room, Piccola Italia, Craigdarroch Arms - Moniaive
There are plenty more restaurants to be found in nearby Castle Douglas, Kirkudbright and Dumfries etc.