Bramble Cottage, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Scotland, DG7 3UT, GB
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Cairnholy Old Farmhouse

Dumfries and Galloway

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Contact: Mr & Mrs Steve & Linda Moorehouse
Accommodation TypeBed & Breakfast
Walkers Welcome AffiliatedYes
Cyclists Welcome AffiliatedYes
Drying FacilitiesYes
Laundry FacilitiesNo
Evening Meal availableYes
Packed Lunches AvailableYes
Pay Phone availableNo
Vehicle BackupNo
Accept DogsYes
Ensuite FacilitiesYes
Disabled FacilitiesNo
Smoking PermittedNo

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Property Description

The old farmhouse is at least 200 years old, possibly more, with indications that the 'bluestone' stonework may date back to the 1600s. There is a tradition that Cairnholy was one of the first farms to breed Belted Galloway cattle. After a new farmhouse was built, the old building fell into disuse, and was restored in the early 1980s with a jewellery workshop in the old coal store. We purchased Cairnholy in 1998 and converted it to a bed and breakfast establishment. During the conversion, a box of animal bones was found built into one of the walls. Possibly a charm to ward off evil, it showed that the older beliefs remained present at Cairn Holy into Presbyterian times. A Home from Home... Cairnholy Old Farmhouse has an en-suite ground floor Double Bedroom with a comfortable double divan bed; this room offers good aspects across the burn and the front gardens. There is a Double Bedroom upstairs with, again, a comfortable double divan bed, with a view of the garden and sea views across the Cree Estuary towards the Machars. We also have a Twin Bedroom upstairs offering sea and garden views which shares a bathroom with the Double Bedroom on that floor. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. Meals are served in the dining room. The sitting room has a TV and a VCR, with plenty of books to relax with. Alternatively, on fine evenings linger in the gardens and listen to the owls.

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