Welcome to our home, and Garlieston.
8 Callandars Close is a three storey, two bedroom town house, but will sleep 6, comfortably. it is situated on the Harbour in a stunning new development. It is finished and furnished to a high, specification and comes with everything you would expect, and perhaps a little more. Each room, boast beautiful views to the rear and front of the harbour and village. Each room is individually heated.
We supply all bedding and indoor towels (beach towels not supplied).
The home benefits from two shower rooms; one is en-suite, and family bathroom.
Both bedrooms are on the top floor with stunning views.
The master bedroom is en-suite, and has a king size leather bed, fitted with pocket sprung memory topped mattress The second bedroom has two single leather beds, again, each with pocket sprung memory topped mattress, and a shower room right next door.
Both rooms have fitted double wardrobes.
This room is on the middle floor and is very light and spacious. It has a large 3 piece leather suite, and the larger of the settees is a double bed settee, we have included a memory foam topper for this bed, to make it even more comfortable. There are French windows which open onto a balconette, with stunning views across the harbour to the village.
The room features include:
A 42 inch flat screen T.V. with Freeview
A blue ray dvd player and
A Bose surround sound system.
This floor also has the family bathroom complete with a shower above the bath.
Don t let the name fool you, this is a large airy space that houses everything quite comfortably.
The kitchen is fully fitted, complete with everything you would expect:
For those who like their coffee, a Lavazza Mio coffee pod machine (sorry, coffee pods not supplied, but can be purchased on line or from Waitrose).
A washer dryer
Electric oven and hob
Full range of cooking utensils and equipment
Iron and ironing board.
The dining area comprises of:
A large dining table with 6 chairs
A 32 inch flat screen T.V. with Freeview
A C.D. player which, using your lead, can take your MP3 or I Pod (Please respect our neighbours when using!)
A comfortable reading area with two swivel chairs and a few books
French doors leading out to a small seating area
A downstairs W.C.
Once outside, you are in a large communal area (dogs to be kept on a lead in this area, out of respect of other home owners and users there).
If this is not enough for you, consider the area you are in. There is a beautiful pebble/sand beach, just a stone s throw from the house, a larger beach (Rigg Bay), is just a short costal walk away, through beautiful woodlands.
This and so much more makes it an ideal setting and base four your holiday.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A WORKING HARBOUR, AND AS SUCH IS UNFENCED. ALL TO TAKE CARE.
We welcome up to 2 well behaved dogs (at a small extra charge), but ask that they do not go on any of the furniture and they do not go upstairs.
Accommodation Self Catering
Sleeps 6 comfortably
En-suite facilities Yes
Dogs permitted Yes, up to 2 well behaved and 10 extra per dog and to be kept downstairs only.
The village has one pub which serves meals during the summer months, a Post Office, and a shop. Other eating establishments, shops etc., can all be found in the nearby towns and villages.
The village itself was purpose built back in the late 1700, by one Lord Garlies. The village grew, and trading commenced. A harbour rail connection allowed easy and quick access to the steamers to the Isle of Man (boats still run once a year today).
Between 1941 and 1944, Garlieston became part of the Mulberry Harbour tests , and was used to test some of the floating harbours that eventually lead to the success of the D-day landings (some of the failed floating harbours can still be found on Rigg Bay, approximately 1 mile from here). The village hall has more information, and the Post Office sells the book. Where the new houses on the harbour stand today, was once a mill, producing animal feeds for the local farmers.
Now, Garlieston is becoming a centre for yachting and leisure. It is surrounded by history:
The ruins of Cruggleton Castle an Iron Age defence site (a 4 to 5 mile walk along the coast).
St Ninian Chapel, at the Isle of Whithorn (the first ever Christian Church in Scotland). Approximately 7 miles sea and cliff walk. (or a short drive) Wigtown, believe it or not, has a dark history!
Two women were executed here (the Wigtown Martyrs). Here you can see the graves and the stake where they were drowned.
Now Wigtown is a large nature reserve and is home to a large variety of wildlife, including two ospreys. They can be viewed in summer in a special camera room.
Wigtown is also now known as Scotland s National Book town.
I could go on and on about this area, I could tell you about Castle Douglas the food town of Scotland, Kirkcudbright, the artist town of Scotland, the nature and forest trails, the beautiful Port Patrick, Port William, to name but a few. I could tell you about the people, where nothing is too much trouble for them, they are warm and very friendly. I could go on, but I won t, you ll just have to come and explore it for yourself.
Walking, nature, golfing, sailing, eating, cycling etc., etc. Or just plain relaxing, this area of Scotland does it all and more besides.