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7 Nights See prices

  • £475  to  £675

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Short Breaks

  • £ Enquire
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Tackroom Cottage

Tackroom Cottage provides a welcome retreat and is situated close to Newton Stewart on the private Cairnsmore Estate in Galloway, South West Scotland. One of four residences, and the second offering holiday accommodation on the estate, the cottage is situated in a courtyard setting and nestles amongst beautiful scenery - an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day living.

As its name suggests, the building was formerly a tack room within the stable block of the estate and has today been converted into spacious self-catering accommodation that provides up to four guests with a peaceful retreat for enjoying a host of country and coastal activities.
Cairnsmore was once the shooting estate for the Dukes of Bedford and the tranquil location lends itself perfectly as a convenient base from which to explore this beautiful rugged quiet corner of Scotland.

Ideal for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts, the surrounding area offers superb walking opportunities with one of the nearest particular favourites being the 'summit of Cairnsmore' which is just a short walk away from Tackroom Cottage.

Galloway's charming villages and towns have much appeal and its coastline is both dramatic and beautiful with a wild rugged charm. Newton Stewart, known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills, sits in an attractive riverside position and is famed for trout and salmon fishing. Still having a weekly cattle mart, the town has a good choice of shops, cafes and cinema showing its roots in the Art Nouveau period. Wigtown, Scotland's famous book town with its annual book festival is nearby, as is the food town of Castle Douglas and pretty Kirkcudbright - an artist's town with a picturesque harbourside setting, colourful cottages and good range of shops and places to eat out.tty Kirkcudbright - an artist's town with a picturesque harbourside setting, colourful cottages and good range of shops and places to eat out.

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Owner details:

Elaine & Jonathan Grubb joined Independent Cottages in December 2011

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Dumfries and Galloway)

Tackroom Cottage is situated in a courtyard setting opposite Stable Cottage with accommodation that comprises:

  • Downstairs double bedroom with Edwardian double bed and feature stone wall with lit duckets which were originally the air vents for the animals.
  • Large ‘mezzanine’ bedroom upstairs with reclaimed hardwood floor and exposed beams. This has a super-king size zip and link bed which can also be offered as two single beds.
  • Spacious dual aspect lounge/diner with comfy seating, dining table and Freeview television with DVD player.
  • Fully fitted kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge with freezer box, washing machine, dish washer and a good range of equipment and utensils.
  • Shower room with luxury walk-in ceiling mounted rain shower, WC and wash basin.

Outside: The garden is located across a single track from the cottage and accessed from the wide back door that was once used as access for the horses. Enclosed by dry-stone dykes, there are two lawned areas with a pair of unique open sided granite hay barns, one of which is available for guests use and has a BBQ area.

Additional information: Underfloor heating is supplied by air source heat pump. Bed linen and towels are provided. Tackroom Cottage is particularly suitable for couples and due to the layout of the accommodation, is offered for couples and families with children over the age of 14 years.

Tackroom Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 26th Mar 2022 - Fri, 27th May 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th May 2022 - Fri, 9th Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 10th Sep 2022 - Fri, 28th Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Oct 2022 - Fri, 25th Nov 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 26th Nov 2022 - Fri, 16th Dec 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £340 | 4 nights: £400

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 1-4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double downstairs, 1 x super-king size zip and link bed upstairs)
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Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
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Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Elaine & Jonathan Grubb
Member Since December 2011

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* Calendar last updated: 9th May 2022
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