at the sandstone viaduct of the private Cairnsmore Estate offers an
immediate ‘get away from it all' feeling. A clear burn runs
alongside the winding avenue that leads to Stable Cottage and ahead the
hills and forests emerge as you approach the Courtyard archway to your
Cottage is a 200-year-old listed building that was originally part of
the stable block for the private Cairnsmore Estate, once the shooting
estate of the Dukes of Bedford.
As soon as you drive through the gates, along the avenue bordered by
rhododendron and broad-leaf trees, the surroundings evoke a by-gone
time. The cottage’s fabulous and peaceful location creates an
ideal base for relaxing and exploring this quiet corner of Scotland.
There is wonderful walking in the surrounding area (highlighted in the
Newton Stewart Walkfest) and the footpath to the summit of Cairnsmore
of Fleet (2,300 feet) is a short walk from the cottage. The enclosed
garden is south facing and a wonderful suntrap where red squirrels and
greater spotted woodpeckers are frequent visitors. The area offers
varied interests, both for the outdoor & wildlife enthusiasts
and those who enjoy exploring the surrounding market towns and coastal
cottage was refurbished at the beginning of 2010 with several measures
to improve guest’s comfort, the most important being the
Geothermal under floor central heating system. Other improvements
include a new bathroom (luxury double ended bath with overhead shower),
a wood-burning stove in the living room and flagstone flooring in the
main living areas, maintaining the cosy cottage atmosphere..