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This historic property sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms - there are 14 beds. The rental is for the sole use of the house and works out at £20pppn for full occupancy. There is a full spacious downstairs bathroom, inc walk in shower, next to wide, shallow stairs leading to the main bedroom area where there are two full ensuite bathrooms with showers also on this level is the main feature bathroom. There is a further shower and full wash basin in a double room with its own access staircase.
Free wood, oil & electricity plus unlimited WiFi. All bed linen is included. There is a large log fire in a wood panelled lounge plus full oil central heating throughout. The huge log store is just along the corridor, beyond the scullery which has the 9kg washing machine, drier, ironing board and extra freezer.
This is a low allergy house with all pets banned.
A stunning, fully enclosed, secluded courtyard is a focal point which is one reason why Kirkconnell House is ideal for family gatherings & reunions etc. Other big pluses are the full size pool table and table tennis table which, along with the darts board, occupy a full floor of the Pele Tower dating from around 1370.
The large farmhouse style kitchen opens directly onto the courtyard with its sandstone paved area with wood tables and chairs for 18+. In the kitchen are 2 fridges, 2 freezers, 2 ovens, a built in microwave, 5 ring ceramic hob, large capacity Quooker instant boiling water tap, dishwasher and 6 slice toaster. The crockery, cutlery and glasses are sufficient for more than 18 people. Then in the nearby dining room there is a large table and 18 chairs plus a hostess trolley as well as a well stocked extra large bookcase.
Leading off the wide main hallway are the main spiral staircase, the TV lounge and wood panelled lounge as well as the kitchen, dining room, bathroom and shallow tread staircase. Further along are the scullery, with its own access to the courtyard and the wood store.
On the first floor apart from the main bathroom there is a Super Kingsize bedroom, a triple, a twin, a twin ensuite and a double ensuite. There is a large wooden cot on this floor that can be moved into any of these bedrooms. Up a fairly steep flight is a double with full shower and wash basin. Accessed by its own wide, double handrail staircase is a suite of bedrooms. A double, a single and a twin - (all interconnecting).
Situated on a quiet single track road we are just over a mile from the beautiful village of New Abbey and yet you can be parked in the centre of Dumfries in under 10 minutes - with free disc parking. The quiet rural location is ideal for families to cycle and explore. There is a fully marked, circular walk from the gates to New Abbey where the award winning tea shop plus the pub and village shop all offer refreshments. Alternatively cycle/walk just beyond the end of the single track road, passing the brown signed 'Kirkconnell Flow' to reach Mabie Forest which is part of the mountain biking 'magnet', the 7 Stanes. For the younger visitors Mabie Farm Park is always a winner and then retire to Mabie House Hotel for a drink or meal.
There are beaches at Carsethorn, Powwillimount and Sandy Hills just a short drive along the coast and beyond the RSPB Mersehead Reserve the seaside/estuary villages of Rockcliffe & Kippford are well worth a visit.
There is a large carriage circle at the front of the house with grassed play areas to the sides and rear plus parking for 20+ cars. This is where marquees etc can be erected for events.
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Surprise birthday party
By Vickie McCraw on 12-Dec-2018
We rented this house for our family to stay and celebrate a family birthday it had everything we needed we had a wonderful time the kids had a ball. Beautiful house beautiful grounds Thank you
Lovely Character Property
By Michelle Street on 02-Jan-2017
Lovely Character Property
5 of 5
We are coming to the end of a very enjoyable New Year Break - our group of 14 friends have holidayed away at New Year for over 20 years and this is one of the nicest well equipped houses we have stayed in. The owner is very welcoming and helpful. We have all had a wonderful stay I a very beautiful house that is full of character in beautiful grounds. An extra shower or two would be a welcome addition but other than that the house was perfect.
Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017 Date of Stay: December 2016 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always great to hear from people who have so much experience of holiday homes. Yes, two extra showers are planned and should be installed early in 2018. This is intended to include an extra bathroom hence bringing the total to five. We were so glad that the weather on New Years Eve was mild, clear & calm so that the guests were able to enjoy their fireworks outside rather than watching through the front windows.
Wonderful house in an amazing place
By Caroline W on 04-Sep-2016
All members of our party were impressed with this place including our device dependent young people. The drive from the main road is two miles down a virtually deserted country lane with passing places if you encounter the occasional deer (which we did!). This place has history and a tangible atmosphere as soon as you arrive. It has lots of cubby holes, corridors and stairways. The owners have spent their money in the right places and purchased good mattresses, quality bedding and equipped the place with things way beyond what you might expect. Each room has a character and atmosphere of its own (the photographs do not do it justice). The courtyard garden is really lovely. It’s large but secure so helpful if you have small children. I saw so many different birds including Red Kites and Herons as well as deer and lots of rabbits. The land surrounding the house moves from highly manicured lawns through to areas that are more reminiscent of the secret garden with very old trees, overgrown archways and little tumbled down outbuildings. Within easy reach there are quaint small villages, large towns, grand castles, almost deserted beaches and beautiful landscapes to explore. Cycling and walking trails are good. We were impressed by the owners willingness to assist one of our party who had restricted mobility and the downstairs walk in shower was really helpful. Will always remember waking up early one morning and witnessing the mist roll over the fields at dawn.
Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016 Date of Stay: August 2016 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway