Gardens at Arbigland House ensure Peace and quiet

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Entire residential home hosted by Discover Scotland

  1. 14 guests
  2. 6 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 4 baths
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The unique feature of The Stables is its location in the grounds of the Adam-style Arbigland House with historic links to American Independence and the Scottish Enlightenment. Arbigland Gardens are open to the public four afternoons a week, but residents are free to roam round the 24 acres at any time. Because there is sea on three sides, the Gardens’ local climate is particularly mild.

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The unique feature of The Stables is its location in the grounds of the Adam-style Arbigland House with historic links to American Independence and the Scottish Enlightenment. Garden, with 200 year-old trees and an astonishing array of camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas, hidden away are a series of different garden areas, including a Japanese garden, a lake and a sunken rose garden with a pavilion built by Italian prisoners-of-war. Wildlife abounds, including deer and red squirrels, but the peace and quiet are only really broken by the chatter of birds and the occasional outburst from the resident cockerel.
The Stables is Grade B listed and was refurbished and modernised in 2019. It is a 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2 kitchen unit that forms one quarter of the 17th century stable yard next to the Grade A listed Arbigland House, where the owners live.
Short breaks are welcome throughout the year
Damage Deposit £300
Accommodation at Coachmans Cottage: Sleeping 10 in 4 bedrooms over two floors: Ground Floor: Entrance Hallway with step down to Sitting room; Sitting room with open fire; Kitchen with range cooker and currently allowing dining up to 10 with an additional breakfast bar for 4; King size bedroom with Zip & Link beds which can become a twin (please let us know your preference on booking); Shower room with toilet. First Floor: Landing; Double bedroom with 5' bed and en suite bathroom; Double bedroom; Family room with 2 Double beds or 4 singles (please let us know your preference on booking); Bathroom

Accommodation at Grooms Cottage: Sleeping 3 + 1 in 2 bedrooms over two floors: Ground Floor: Entrance Hallway; Open living area comprising sitting room with wood burning stove and single sofa bed; Kitchen and dining area; Utility room with washer/dryer. First Floor: Landing; Double bedroom; Bathroom; Single bedroom

Facilities: Central heating & electricity included * Bed linen & towels provided * Washer/drier* Large Fridge/Freezer (separate at Grooms Cottage) * Microwave * Wifi * TV * DVD Player * Open fire with initial basket of logs supplied (wood burning stove at Grooms Cottage) * Courtyard and 24 acre shared garden with lake and beach * Garden furniture * Parking * Cot and highchair available on request * 4 dogs welcome.
EXTRAS: £25 per dog/week

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Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Bathtub
Backyard

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Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway, United Kingdom

The unique feature of The Stables is its location in the grounds of the Adam-style Arbigland House with historic links to American Independence and the Scottish Enlightenment. Arbigland Gardens are open to the public four afternoons a week, but residents are free to roam round the 24 acres at any time. Because there is sea on three sides, the Gardens’ local climate is particularly mild. Although predominantly woodland, with 200 year-old trees and an astonishing array of camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas, hidden away are a series of different garden areas, including a Japanese garden, a lake and a sunken rose garden with a pavilion built by Italian prisoners-of-war. Wildlife abounds, including deer and red squirrels, but the peace and quiet are only really broken by the chatter of birds and the occasional outburst from the resident cockerel.
A half-mile Broad Walk leads from The Stables past the main house down to the beach on the Solway Firth. Here you can enjoy a happy beachcomber’s feeling with the sound of the sea and call of the curlew, together with spectacular views across the Firth to the Cumbrian Hills. In addition to garden walks, for the more energetic there are walks along this beach, in one direction to Powillimount with its strange rock formations and on to Southerness with its lighthouse. In the other direction you can walk to Carsethorn and “The Steamboat”, repeatedly voted the best pub in Dumfries and Galloway.
Although many may just wish to relax in such peaceful surroundings, Arbigland is an excellent base for recreational pursuits. Southerness Links golf course is almost within walking distance and the RSPB Mersehead Reserve is just a few miles further along the coast. The Reserve is spectacular in winter and spring with thousands of geese and other over-wintering wildfowl. In summer there are delightful walks down to the beach. The RSPB staff run wildlife events throughout the year, including dawn walks, pond dipping and badger watching. Beyond Mersehead, you come to the picturesque villages of Rockcliffe and Kippford, with more coastal walks, sailing, pubs and teashops. Away from the coast, there are Forestry Commission woodland trails and cycling is well catered for, particularly with the 7 Stanes Mountain Bike Routes, the closest of these being at Dalbeattie and Mabie Woods.
If you are more interested in history, there are numerous sites to explore, including Arbigland House itself (by prior arrangement with the owners) and the neighbouring John Paul Jones Cottage, being the birthplace of the founder of the American Navy. In New Abbey, there are the ruins of Sweetheart Abbey and one of the country’s oldest Corn Mills (both maintained by Historic Scotland). Dumfries boasts the world’s oldest Camera Obscura at its Museum. Connections with Robert Burns can be explored throughout Dumfries, at Arbigland itself (he was a close friend of the family) and at Ellisland Farm, Holywood where Burns lived and wrote for a number of years. In the opposite direction, lie Dalbeattie with two curiosities, its private Museum and Buittle Tower, then Castle Douglas with Threave Castle and Threave Gardens, and then Kirkcudbright with Broughton House, the Stewartry Museum and numerous art galleries. Beyond Kirkcudbright there are further gardens benefiting from the area’s mild local climate, including Cally Gardens and the Logan Botanic Garden.

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The agency started with it's first brochure of holiday cottages in 1982 and the current Managing Director joined the business in 1987. Working his way up from the lowly position of delivering "things to do/see " packs to the cottages Nigel, with all at Discover Scotland still really enjoys being able to help people find the perfect holiday property for your getaway, be it luxury large houses for a special celebration or really get away from it all cottages in South Scotland's Galloway Forest Park or the Northern Flow Country, renowned for its wide uninterupted skys and chance to see the Northern Lights and Orkney. Any questions do please get in touch - lots of pet friendly cottages; not only dogs but cats/rabbits/parrots are welcome. Agent for 200+ holiday Cottages.
The agency started with it's first brochure of holiday cottages in 1982 and the current Managing Director joined the business in 1987. Working his way up from the lowly position of…

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The onwers live in Arbigland House adjacent to the stables, all private from one another but happy to help as needed.

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Check-in: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
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No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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