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Carsebuie, Kirkcowan

A fabulous base for exploring Galloway and South Ayrshire. Carsebuie is both cosy enough for a romantic break and large enough for gatherings of family and friends. Recently resurbished and equipped to provide modern comforts and facilities inclduing a fitness room Carsebuie retains its traditional country cottage charm. The ever changing views and diverse wildlife that visit the 1.5 acre rambling garden and woodland are sure to delight you.

Within easy driving or cycling distance you can reach the following attractions: Galloway Forest and visitor centres, the famous 7 Stanes mountain bike trails, the Galloway Hills for a vast range of walking and climbing choices, the Solway Coast and its beautiful quiet beaches, up to 30 golf courses including the famous Turnberry courses within 45 minutes drive, numerous gardens many with exotic plants and places to buy them, wildlife parks, ice cream maker and adventure playground, Wigtown with 24 secondhand and rare bookshops, Castle Douglas famed for its large fine food businesses, and Kirkudbright the artist's town, not forgetting Bladnoch distillery, Scotland's southernmost active distillery, restaurants, pubs and tea rooms.

With so many outdoor activities on offer and interesting places to visit you will be spoilt for choice.

Although not modified for wheelchair access, with just one step into the cottage and 2 bedrooms and bathroom facilities on the ground floor (including a modern tiled wetroom) less agile visitors can enjoy a fun or relaxing time without having to go upstairs.

A table tennis table in the games barn across the courtyard is popular with youngsters and adults alike and there is also a childrens play area if you need a bit of peace and quiet. A selection of books, music and games are provided and there is a DVD player and wireless broadband access if exploring the natural environment gets too much for them.

From the comments we have received from our guests every single one of our visitors has loved this cottage and wherever possible we have heeded all our visitors suggestions in order to provide everything you will need for a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable break.


Location - nr Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway Scotland
Home Type - Cottage
Sleeps up to - 10
Number of Bedrooms - 4
Single Beds - 4
Double Beds - 2
Other Beds - Sofa bed
Bathrooms - 2
Toilets - 3
Swimming Pool - None
Smoking - Not allowed
Pets - Allowed


Baby high chair, Baby cot, Barbecue, 2 Bath(s), Board games, Books, Coffee maker, Free standing stove/cooker, DVD, Free standing fan(s), Fireplace, Combined fridge/freezer, Games for children, Hairdryer, Heating, Cooking hob, Internet access, Iron, Ironing board, Kettle, Outdoor furniture, Oven, Private parking space, 1 Shower(s), Stereo, Telephone, Toaster, Local TV, Vacuum Cleaner, Washing Machine,


Archery, Canoeing, Climbing, Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horse riding, Mountain biking, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Water sports, Wind surfing, Winter hiking,

Local facilities

Amusement park 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Bank 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Boat trips 50 km / 31 miles,   Bus station 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Bus stop 5 km / 3.1 miles,   Cinema 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Forest 1.6 km / 1 mile,   Golf club 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Historical site 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Hospital 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Municipal swimming pool 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Museum 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Nature Park 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Pharmacy 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Port 50 km / 31 miles,   Restaurant 10 km / 6.2 miles,   River/lake 300 m / 330 yds,   Sea 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Shops 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Supermarket 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Taxi rank 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Theatre 30 km / 18.6 miles,   Thermal baths/spa 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Town centre 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Train station 50 km / 31 miles,  

Rental rates

From To GBP Period   
17 October 09 30 October 09 790 week 468 3 days
31 October 09 19 December 09 575 week 444 3 days
20 December 09 3 January 10 1200 week
4 January 10 4 February 10 654 week 528 3 days
5 February 10 18 February 10 714 week 576 3 days
19 February 10 25 March 10 654 week 528 3 days
26 March 10 15 April 10 925 week 744 3 days
16 April 10 29 April 10 856 week 684 3 days
To convert the rental rates above into a different currency please enter the value into the appropriate box below. As currencies are constantly fluctuating this will only be a guide and if you wish to pay in another currency you should agree the amount with the owner.

Rental notes


SHORT BREAKS available in low season between late October/early November and end of March excluding school holidays. Mid and peak season short breaks available within 4 weeks of booking period.
Weekend breaks start on a Friday Midweek breaks start on a Monday.
i.e. a midweek break of 4 nights costs the same as a 3 night weekend break.

Final cleaning: Guests may choose to clean the cottage themselves or avoid the last minute panic and opt to have a leisurely breakfast and pay for a final clean instead! A final clean can be booked before you leave, usual rate 25-30.
Dogs: Max 2 well-behaved dogs allowed in the cottage by arrangement only. Room for additional dogs in the stone barn if required. 20 per dog per week or part thereof.

A 20% DISCOUNT is available to COUPLES staying at Carsebuie. See terms and conditions at the time of booking.
A 10% DISCOUNT off usual rates is available to all return ESCAPE TO GALLOWAY GUESTS. Previous visitors to Pavilion Cottage, Garlieston also qualify.
5% DISCOUNT on 10 - 14 night breaks. 10 nights start on a Friday - 14 nights start an a Friday (25% discount for 1-2 guests)

DEBIT/ CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. We accept all major debit and credit cards but please note a 2.5% credit card handling fee is payable on all credit card transactions. Payment may also be made by online banking and by cheque.*

Unless otherwise agreed, a 25% booking deposit or maximum 250 whichever is the lower is payable for holidays booked at least 6 months in advance.
Holidays booked less than 6 months but more than 8 weeks in advance pay a 50% booking deposit.
Holidays booked less than 8 weeks in advance - the full booking rate is payable.
* Please allow up to 3 weeks for cheques to clear.
All last minute bookings must be paid by debit or credit card.
Final balance is due 8 weeks in advance of the booked holiday.
A 200 refundable security deposit is taken at the time the final balance is due to safeguard against breakages additional cleaning and damage. A final clean may be booked during your stay usually no more than 25. See terms and conditions at time of booking.

PLEASE NOTE: due to the options available for selecting distances on this website all distances are approximate to the nearest 10km. Please call for more accurate distances.

Booking deposit - 25%
Balance to be paid - 2 months prior to arrival.
Refundable security deposit - 200GBP
Heating or Air Conditioning charge - 30 included in 2010GBP per week
Final Cleaning charge - 25-30GBP

Owners details

Owners name: Mrs Alex Walter
Telephone - 00 44 (0)1988 600600
Advertised since: 22 October 2008

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Picture album

Courtyard entrance - parking for 4 cars

very comfy superking/twin loft bedroom

Well-equipped dining kitchen seats 10

Garden dining terrace seats 10

Cosy twin loft bedroom

Living room with wood burner

View of Carsebuie from the lane

Cottage courtyard at Carsebuie

Garden gate at Carsebuie

side view of Carsebuie