9 Bedroom (Sleeps 18) Castle in Dumfries And Galloway

Xmas 2023 Large Rural Country House with Views across Parkland. .............................................. ..........................................Kirkconnell House is accredited with Scottish License D G 00420 P

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Pat Counsell
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Property Type: Castle
Sleeps: 18
Bedrooms: 9 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 4
Minimum nights stay: 3
Low season price per night: £395
High season price per night: £395
Average price per night:£395
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AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS 2023 due to cancellation. Full occupancy of 18 works out at £20pppn. We will cut & decorate a Christmas Tree. FOC as shown.

A House for all seasons nestled on its own in beautiful green countryside near the River Nith.

This historic property sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms - there are 14 beds. IT IS A LOW ALLERGY PROPERTY WITH ALL PETS BANNED.

All our electricity is 'green'. The vast majority is generated by a state of the art solar tracker located over 160m from the house while any top ups are from 100GREEN the leading green energy supplier. Plenty of LED light wherever possible.
The firewood has 'zero miles on the clock' as it is all collected from fallen branches and trees on our land or comes from our nursery.
No need to buy Spring Water it is what comes out of our taps! Our private spring is tested annually and we use a UV light plus filters to ensure it is clean when it comes out of the tap.
There is no gas on site nor mains water or sewage connection.

Free firewood, central heating & electricity plus unlimited WiFi.
All bed linen is included.
There is a large log fire in a wood panelled lounge plus full central heating throughout to make it extra cosy. The huge log store is just along the corridor, beyond the scullery which has the 9kg washing machine, drier, ironing board and extra freezer.

There is a FREE external charging point , under cover in the courtyard, for e-bikes, e-scooters, e-hoverboards or e-skateboards which are NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE PROPERTY due to insurance requirements.

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 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.

There is a full spacious easy access downstairs bathroom with walk in shower plus a wide full bath,.From here there are 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.

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.

***********SAVE £265 when you STAY 7 NIGHTS**********

5 Reviews - 4.8/5 Average Rating

An amazing place for all the family to gather!

By Audrey on 24-Jul-2023

Just fabulous, perfect for a large get together (dining table is enormous!!). Loved wandering the grounds, playing football, rugby, French cricket, croquet, hide and seek. So comfortable and great to come back to after exploring all the gorgeous beaches, ancient villages and Dumfries town.

Wonderful house with lots of character

By vanessa peberdy on 03-Jun-2022

The house is fantastic, can sleep up to 18 people easily and has a super well-stocked kitchen and beautiful grounds. A wonderful place to spend time in a large group and the nursery next door is beautiful. highly recommended especially for families and big group stays!

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


Weekly All Year £2500
Christmas 4 night minimum stay £395 per night
New Year 4 night minimum stay £395 per night



Children Welcome


Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Music Library
Games Room
Pool Table
Table Tennis


Away from it all
Sports activities
Tourist attractions