Self Catering in Dumfries and Galloway - Castle Douglas

Kettle Knowe
Castle Douglas
Dumfries and Galloway

Kettle Knowe, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 10

Pricing From: £496.00 - 1289.00

This delightful, detached cottage, surrounded by countryside near Castle Douglas can sleep ten people in five bedrooms.

Kettle Knowe is a splendid, detached cottage situated amongst beautiful Scottish countryside near Castle Douglas. The cottage is situated solely over the ground floor with 1 king-size double room, two further double rooms, a single room with a pull-out stacker bed and room with bunk beds, featuring an adult bunk on the bottom, and a child’s bunk on the top. There is a family bathroom where you can enjoy a relaxing bubble bath, and a shower room. You will also find a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a sitting room with a dining area of its own. Outside, there are lawned gardens surrounding the cottage, a patio with furniture, and off road parking for five cars. Kettle Knowe is a wonderful base for friends and families exploring the Dumfries and Galloway region, all year round.


Wonderful house, amazing views, great break
I stayed at this cottage the first week of August, with family. the house is huge and has a beautiful living room and kitchen. it does seem to be in the middle of nowhere but the views and walks are worth it, the cottage is very secluded, no neighbours so you can make as much noise as you like. very large front and back garden, with a cow field right in front of the gardens which the children loved. we also brought two dogs who was in their element, lots of fields nearby. the house has lots of extras, DVD player, ironing board, children's games, initial supplies i.e. tea, coffee etc. if I had any negatives it would be the walk in shower has a very poor draining system and the shower overflowed every time without fail. it could be slightly cleaner i.e. light fittings etc. and the gardens could do with a little work. overall a beautiful cottage and we really enjoyed our stay. Galloway forest is a brilliant walk definitely recommended.

This is a lovely, thoughtfully furnished/finished house in a very peaceful location and was ideal for our group. Big thanks to the owners for creating such a comfortable and beautiful place to stay.
Mrs Waddington

Booking last minute, we were most fortunate that Kettle Knowe was free. Serendipity is not something I often come across but we were fortunate in many ways in finding the cottage. My wife has very severe mobility problems spending a lot of time in a wheelchair, so it was with some trepidation that we booked the cottage, however, although not specially designed for people with restricted mobility, she managed quite well. She particularly enjoyed being able to sit out on the terrace of an evening and savour the scenery, wild life and sunsets. We enjoyed star gazing, seeing the Milky Way clearly for the first time in many a year. The grandchildren were 'gobsmacked' at the number of stars and were very impressed when we observed several satellites tracking overhead. Would we come again? Yes. What would we change about the cottage? Absolutely nothing!
Mr Buckley

Beautiful house, finished to high standard. Good location, skies were particularly clear and the Milky Way was spotted on three of the seven nights we stayed. Birds and deer were spotted from the garden and surrounding countryside. The Lowlands were particularly beautiful at dawn. Castle Douglas had excellent amenities, paddle boats and mini golf, an ice cream shop. Threave Castle and Gardens took up a day each before we toured the wider area- Wigtown, etc. wish we had had more time just to sit and enjoy the house as it was beautiful and homely.
Ms Oliver

Services / Facilities:

Oil central heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair. Off road parking for 5 cars. Lawned gardens with patio and furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 4 miles. Note: Garden is uneven with steep drops near the garage, children to be supervised. Note: Although mainly ground floor, there are a couple of internal steps. Note: Property accessed via uneven farm track. Note: Stacker bed suitable for children aged 12 and under only. Note: Max 8 adults.

Changeover Day


Single Beds: 1
Double Beds: 3
Bunk Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Threave Garden - 2.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Threave Castle - 3.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Orchardton Tower - 4.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

MacLellan's Castle - 5.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Broughton House - 5.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Dundrennan Abbey - 5.9 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Cardoness Castle - 9.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Drumcoltran Tower - 10.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Cairn Holy Chambered Cairns - 13.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

New Abbey Corn Mill - 14.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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