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River Ken Cottage, SW Scotland

River Ken Cottage
Certificate of Excellence
18 reviews
River Ken Cottage
Nice time on the terrace
Surrounding area
Cottage with open hill views
Night view
Kitchen/dining with all you need for cooking your holiday meal
Cosy living area with TV, Free view, DVD's, iDock and board games
Shower room
Shower room
Hill view
River view in moon light
Views from bridge
Winter time
Beautiful winter wonder land - nice and warm inside
Surrounding area
Surrounding area
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Carsphairn, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
'River Ken Cottage' is situated only a few meters from River Ken in the Galloway Hills 45 minutes from both Ayr and Dumfries. If you are looking for peace and quiet you have found it here. Amazing views, fantastic walking/cycling opportunities and only 20 minutes from the villages St. John's Town of Dalry and Moniaive. Both with pubs, restaurants, post office and shop.
Nearest town is Castle Douglas with a wide selection of goods. Drumlanrig and Culzean Castle, Galloway Forest Park and Wanlockhead Lead mines are just some of the many attractions in the area. As we are 'in the middle of nowhere' you will need your own car.

The property is on ground floor level, heated by electric air pump and comprises:
Entrance Porch with chest freezer.
Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area.
Lounge Area with TV, Free view, DVDs, iDoc...
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About the Owner, bente h
Languages spoken: German, Norwegian, Swedish, English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Sep 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 18 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
It's completely up to the guests to decide how much interaction they want. My husband or I are normally around to answer any questions or help with other things.
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Listing #HL652201
Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Andy K
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We took a short break at the Cottage and how enjoyable it was to! The interior layout was functional and relaxing with first class fixtures and fittings. The garden and river were relaxing and beautiful as were the surroundings with deer regularly seen. We used the cottage to visit the region which has so much to offer, we thoroughly enjoyed...

Management response:

Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review! Unfortunately I wasn't home to see you. Also thanks for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. You are welcome back any time.


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Reviewed 23 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Management response:

Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Looking forward to seeing you again.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 King
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₹ 6,159
£ 68
₹ 31,700
£ 350
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About the neighbourhood
Dumfries and Galloway is a region steeped in history, myth and legend and in many places, is seemingly untouched by the passage of time. Over recent years the region has certainly began to develop a name for itself with regard to its superb walking trails. The Southern Upland Way for example, was the UK's first designated coast to coast walk. Starting at Portpatrick on the south west coast of Dumfries and Galloway it runs for approximately two hundred miles all the way to Cockburnspath on Scotland's east coast. There are of course smaller walks aplenty, many providing simply stunning views over unspoilt countryside and coastline. Castle Douglas is known as Scotland's food town and offers a wonderful mix of food and drink outlets. Lovers of looking out upon a clear night sky sho... more
Getting around
A car is essential. If you are coming from abroad the nearest airport is Glasgow (1 1/2 hours) and Edinburgh (2 hours).
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow Prestwick airport: 64.0 km
Railway: Dumfries: 50.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle: 210.0 km
From Carlisle M6 North towards Glasgow.
Take junction 22 towards Dumfries A75
When you get to Dumfries take the second exit and follow A75
In the big roundabout (a walking bridge above) take the fifth exit onto A76.
Just outside Dumfries turn left towards Moniaive B729.
Stay on B729, drive through Moniaive. Stay on B729.
About 10 miles from Moniaive turn right onto “Water o’ Ken”. There is also a signpost saying “Strahanna Stalking, B&B, Holiday Cottage.
We are the first house on your right – 2.8 miles up the Glen.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 53.0 km.
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