Carsebuie - Self catering holiday cottage in Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Sleeps 8+2
Carsebuie is an enchanting old farm steading now available as a perfect holiday retreat in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Guests love the tranquility of the setting on the fringe of the Galloway Forest Park. Carsebuie has been fully updated to provide all the modern comforts you may need on holiday.
Whilst the cottage is cosy and romantic enough for couples, it is far more spacious than it looks and the original accommodation has been carefully and cleverly extended to comfortably accommodate eight to ten guests.
From the cottage you can enjoy views over surrounding farmland to the distant hills beyond. The birdsong is music to your ears, and it is a real delight to see the red squirrels that frequent the rambling cottage garden which is divided by moss covered stone walls and rustic fences. There is colour pretty much all year round, and plenty to do for guests of every age.
The cottage is far enough away to offer total seclusion yet near enough to the town of Newton Stewart should you want to visit a leisure centre with gym and swimming pool, a tennis court, three supermarkets, a cinema, a delicatessen, a chemist, numerous cafes and restaurants, banks or pick up a take away. For those who enjoy being by the sea, sandy beaches at Sandhead, Garlieston, Luce Bay and Port William can be found less than thirty minute drive away.
The area is very good for mountain biking of all levels, where you can enjoy the Kirroughtree forest and the famous ‘7 Stanes' - over 400km of trails, spread across 7 trail centres from Glentress to Glentrool. Hire bikes can also be delivered to your cottage. Fly fishing permits are available on various nearby rivers and lochs and sea fishing trips from Stranraer, Cairnryan and Port Patrick can be arranged. Golfers can choose from thirty excellent golf courses including links.
Outdoor pursuits are plentiful and include: horse riding, shooting, golfing, fishing, off road and tank driving, mountain biking, hill walking, sailing, wind surfing and nature watching. Tennis and bowling courts are found in most of the villages and towns in the area.
Places to visit include: light houses; ancient monuments including stone circles and castles; antique and art galleries; gardens and tea rooms; various museums including gem rock museum and dolls house museum; ice cream maker; cheese maker; adventure playground; open farms and wildlife parks.
- Horse Riding Nearby
- Waterside Location
- Log Burner
- Garden/Outside Area
- Games Room
- Bike Storage
- Internet Access
- Fishing Onsite
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- Kingsize Bed
Accommodation sleeps up to 10 (8+2) and comprises:
- Entrance hall.
- Conservatory leading to the kitchen, living room, courtyard and garden terrace.
- Spacious comfortable living room which overlooks the courtyard and garden and offers lovely views across open farmland to the hills. It also benefits from a wood burner, TV/DVD, radio, CD player and double sofa bed.
- Dining kitchen which seats up to 10 and is well equipped with fridge freezer and washing machine.
- Ground floor bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC.
- Ground floor wet room with shower, wash basin and WC.
- Two ground floor bedrooms - one with two single beds and one double room.
- Two upstairs bedrooms - one twin and one with zip and link beds which can be used as a twin or 6ft double room.
- Separate upstairs WC with wash basin.
- Games room with table tennis.
- Small private gym including a concept 2 rowing machine and Lance Armstrong static bike.
Additional information: Fishing tackle and bike shed available; barbeque and garden furniture provided; children welcome; pets welcome by arrangement; broadband provided; Nearest airport - Glasgow Prestwick (1¾ hrs by car), Glasgow International (2¼ hrs), Newcastle (3 hrs); Nearest train station - Barhill (30 mins by car), Dumfries (1 hr), Carlisle (2 hrs); short breaks may be available - enquire with owner.
Low Season from £741
Mid Season from £1040
High Season from £1485
Peak Season £1536
Changeover Day: Flexible
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Sleeps 8+2 people in 4 bedrooms (2 Twins, 2 Doubles + a sofa bed in the living rm)
Group booking details:
All male groups: Please enquire with owner
All female groups: Please enquire with owner
Catering Available: No
Owner: Alex Walter click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Carsebuie joined Independent Cottages in April 2008
Last Minute / Late Availability OffersSat, 25 May 2013 for 7 nights - £735
Was £1121. Short breaks also availableSat, 1 Jun 2013 for 7 nights - £855
Save 30%, Was £1225. Short break offers also availableSat, 8 Jun 2013 for 7 nights - £855
Save 30%, Was £1225. Short break offers also available
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Reviews and Testimonials for Carsebuie
“Tardis Meets Taj Mahal...”
We took the ferry from Larne to get here, so we arrived thinking three thoughts: 1) Beautiful spot, total tranquility, just what the doctor ordered. 2) We're in the middle of nowhere! 3) We'll never get 10 people in there!
Well, 1 out of 3 ain't bad.
You open up the door at Carsebuie and it's like the Tardis: amazing amount of space, really well thought-out, cozy, yet lots of privacy, tastefully appointed without being fussy (the running joke became trying to pick faults, but it's almost impossible). Just a great venue for whatever you have in mind.
We spent a week there, with 10 people ranging from 4 to 10 & 11, a quad of 40-somethings to 74; telly was on for about three hours the whole trip just for tired children. Adults nattered around the dining table by the oven. Great local walks (fantastic for our dogs); beautiful coastline; great birdwatching; really friendly pubs -- and so nice to have a guilt-free, fireside pint after a few hours walking as the light was fading at a very civilized 3pm-ish...
And it's all so close to Newton Stewart -- another pleasant surprise in this under-visited part of Scotland: good shops, nice pubs, great wool shop (the kids took up knitting by the wood fire in the evenings!)
The stars came out on Dec. 31st in a cloud-free sky and we spent most of Hogmanay gazing through telescopes (including the monster that comes with the house) in the yard, drinking whisky and good scottish bottled beer.' Ben Richardson and family, 28 December 2012 - 04 Jan 2013 (Reviewed on Trip advisor Feb 2013)
'A fabulous and beautifully comfortable cottage, set in idyllic quiet countryside. There was a hare which lay up for the day just outside the door, and the trees were full of flocks of bullfinches. Where better to stay?' Michael and Michelle
Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
'Absolutely gorgeous' Mrs Tomlinson
'Perfect' Mrs Price
'The best cottage I have ever stayed in'- Sylvia Barc.
'A superb cottage - lovely setting. A home from home' - The extended Leech family