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Coachhouse (the), Durhamhill

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6 Bedrooms , 6 Bathrooms , Sleeps 14
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Bathed in natural light, with blazing woodburners and underfloor heating as well as panoramic views of the stunning Galloway countryside, this high spec, recently-converted coach house is specially designed for large groups to live in the lap of luxury. The games building/mini cinema provides entertainment in any weather.

Friendly llamas, cats and hens.

The house is approximately 30 minutes drive from the glorious Solway coast.

The games room is another converted coach house and has table football, table tennis, small air-hockey, and chess table. It converts into a cinema to enjoy wine, woodburner & popcorn.

The house sleeps 12 people in 6 bedrooms . For 2 more guests, a sliding partition between the bunk & twin room can be opened, to allow the use of 2 extra beds, 2'6'' wide, (limited floor space), and we can...
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Listing #HL389761
About the Owner
Juliet C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
Interaction with guests
The owners, Alan and Juliet, live next door. We don't mind noise and fun (our walls are thick) and we are available to meet guests arriving and on-hand most of the time to help with requests (or just a phonecall away). The cats, hens and llamas are on-hand for attention and cuddles. We are happy to leave you in complete peace or to tell about you about local places/activities & invite you to join us as below. Anyone is welcome to accompany Alan on a guitar & drum jamming session in our house and/or to come for a walk with Annie-Laurie the llama, around the village (or just to the Coach House window to surprise your friends). Birthday people/hens/stags etc may have a complementary trip in the motorcycle sidecar in decent weather.
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Myself and my family (7 adults and 4 kids) had the most amazing time here. Such stunning surroundings and so peaceful, and an absolutely gorgeous house. The hosts Juliet and Alan were so so accommodating and friendly, they welcomed us, showed us round and then...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank a_pickford82
Juliet C, VR Owner at Coachhouse (the), Durhamhill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. Alan enjoyed playing his guitar with you but is in awe of your drumming and singing abilities. Also thank you for being such enthusiastic guests. The number of adventures you packed into one short holiday was impressive! We look...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

12 of us stayed at the coachhouse for 3 nights for a 40th birthday party, this is a wonderful property with wonderful owners. Juliet was very accommodating and nothing was a problem for her. She took the kids to see the Lamas and even take...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank lukerobson1
Juliet C, VR Owner at Coachhouse (the), Durhamhill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Great, thank you. Come back to see us and the llamas soon!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Have just attended a writing course at this property and couldn't recommend it highly enough. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could possibly need. My bedroom (at the end of the East wing) was gorgeous. Huge comfy bed and lovely shower room. Cosy...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank FelicityDumfries
Juliet C, VR Owner at Coachhouse (the), Durhamhill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. Alan and I were delighted to meet you and your eukalele and we are so pleased you enjoyed the writing course and liked the place. You are most welcome to come back to visit us any time.

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (14)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (14)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(8)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please contact owner before booking hen/stag parties or 18 - 21yo birthday parties. These need discussion before confirmation Hen,stag parties are generally welcome (higher damage...
    3 Full baths
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Crib
    1 Sofa
    8 Twins
    3 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
4 Jan 2019 -
24 Jan 2019
2 nights
25 Jan 2019 -
7 Feb 2019
2 nights
8 Feb 2019 -
24 Feb 2019
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning & laundry: £450 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
N.B. Short breaks - free nights are often added to short breaks e.g 4 nights for price of 3. Please contact owner for details.

Sleeps 12 (plus 2 on guest beds) with exclusive use of games room/cinema.


Changeover day for week bookings is Sat for summer holidays and Monday to Friday at other times of year.

Please contact owner for price for half of building (3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, sleeps 6 plus 2 on guest beds/sofabed).

Changes to prices may be made at owner's discretion.
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About the neighbourhood
Outdoor sports are numerous, the 7-stanes Mountain Bike Trails having thousands of visitors each year from brave cyclists. There are many golf courses. Nearby Loch Ken has a watersports centre. Pony trekking on the beach is available. Laggan outdoors, not for the faint-hearted, has archery, clay pigeon shooting, grassboarding, bouncing down the hill in a giant rubber ball & the longest zip wire in Scotland. Alan offers motorcycle sidecar toursvintage car can be hired from the nearby village of Crocketford.

We have many castles to explore imagine their ancient stories.

Its a great challenge to find the statues, hidden in the countryside, on The Henry Moore Sculpture Trail at Glenkiln, one of the most picturesque corners of our land, just a few miles from here. A beautiful drive throug...
Getting around
The nearest station is Dumfries (16 miles away). The nearest town is Castle Douglas (5 miles). While there are nice walks from the doorstep, we would recommend a car/motorcycle/bicycle for exploring the larger area.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow, Prestwick, Edinburgh or Newcastle (Manche: 157.0 km
Railway: Dumfries: 20.0 km
Ferry: Stranraer: 90.0 km
From Dumfries, head west on A75 (east on A75 from Stranraer/Castle Douglas). After about 12 miles, turn right in village of Springholm, opposite the shop, towards Kirkpatrick Durham. At crossroads in Kirkpatrick Durham, turn right. Durhamhill's drive is the first on the right after leaving the village (one sign says 'The Coach House', other says 'Durhamhill'). Turn right down the drive, pass the first coach house on left (games room), pass the main house on left, and the Coach House is the last building on the left.

Warning - do not follow sat. nav. for last mile or two as it will direct you up a 'shortcut' track to the right just before the village of Kirkpatrick Durham. This track is very bumpy and muddy.

The Grapes pub in Springholm usually serves free...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 22.0 km.
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