Peacefully situated within Dunscore Glen, these two detached properties, both furnished and equipped to an excellent standard, offer panoramic views over open countryside.
Nestling in the heart of the Dumfriesshire countryside, there is extensive walking throughout the shared 300-acre grounds and the opportunity to watch deer, birds of prey and owls in their natural surroundings.
Local attractions include Drumlanrig Castle, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and has a superb art collection, beautiful gardens and extensive country park. Nearby is Thornhill with shops, hotels and an 18-hole golf course, Mabie Farm Park with quad bikes, trampolines and astro turf slides.
Dumfries, dating back 800 years, has connections with the poet Robert Burns, and activities include Camera Obscura, cinemas, skating and swimming.
Further south is the remote triangular-shaped Caerlaverock Castle which dates back to 1270, with its mighty gatehouse and moat, and a nearby nature reserve. Amongst the protected salt marsh and mud flats there are many well-situated birdwatchers’ hides, which offer the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the rare natterjack toad or one of the thousands of barnacle geese which return in the winter.
The nearby Galloway Forest Park is famed for off-road cycling and walking with the Seven Stanes and National Cycle Network also passing nearby. Watersports available at Loch Ken.
The Solway Coast has many varied towns with art, craft and antique shops.
Throughout this whole area there are great opportunities for walking, golfing, riding and fishing - exclusive salmon and sea trout fishing on private water by arrangement. Shop 3 miles.
- Elec and full oil underfloor CH (ground floor only in UYW), bed linen and towels inc
- Combi m/wave oven/grill
- Shared 300-acre natural unspoilt woodland
- Natural spring water supply (borehole)
- No smoking
- Easy walking access
- No children under 5 except babies under 9 mths
- NB: Unfenced pond in woodland
Large beamed living room with feature whinstone fireplace. Large well-equipped kitchen with tiled floor, open-plan with large dining room/conservatory with French doors to garden. Utility room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, tiled floor and en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed, tiled floor and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
- Two widescreen TVs
- Two DVDs (small library)
- Large lawned courtyard garden with furniture
- Garage (3 cars); further parking (6 cars)
- Secure cycle store
Note: Foxwood can be booked with Glen View UYW
Customer Reviews of Foxwood,nr. Dumfries, sleeps 8
1st comment: Great for a quiet stay in the country - warm, comfortable and cosy (yet spacious) accommodation, outstanding views and fantastic walks and wildlife on the doorstep. Oct 2011.
2nd comment: Well decorated ,very clean and tidy, very welcoming, very impressive ,we loved it the moment we set eyes on it. Aug 2010.
3rd comment: Lovely spacious property. June 2010.
4th comment: Outstanding decor in a beautiful location, 5 star all the way!!!!!! Feb 2010.
5th comment: The property was well equipped, maintained and furnished. It had ample space both inside and out for a family of eight. A pleasure to stay there. Oct 2009.
6th comment: Very high standard of furnishing and fantastic views. May 2009.
7th comment: This property far exceeded our expectations, in terms of the generous size of all the rooms and the high quality of the furniture, the fittings and the furnishings. The kitchen was modern and well equipped and the delightful dining room/conservatory, where we gathered for our meals and conversation, was the ’hub’ of our holiday home. The spacious sitting room was very comfortable and relaxing for gathering at the end of the day. The scenery was breathtaking all around and great for the walkers of the party. All-in-all, our best holiday property ever! May 2009.
8th comment: This property is beautiful, furnishing & fittings to the highest standard. The setting is superb, looking out onto open fields, quite and peaceful location. We didn’t want to come home! Feb 2009.
9th comment: An excellent weekend at this property. Was stunning and the scenery and land around property was beautiful. If you are looking for a peaceful weekend away to relax then this is the place to go to get away from it all. Feb 2008.
10th comment: Foxwood is a property of an exceptionally high standard. We loved everything about it. It was like staying in a self-catering five star hotel. Outstanding! April 2008.
11th Comment This property exceeded our expectations. A luxury pad with stunning views! March 2008.
12th Comment We couldn’t praise this accommodation enough It was a real home from home not like holiday accommodation at all. Everything needed was in abundance and of the best quality we will certainly be booking again. Sept 2008.
13th Comment We were amazed just how accurate your website was about the property. Nov 2007
14th Comment Fantastic!!!!! This property is the most relaxing venue I have ever stayed at in 20 years of using holiday cottages. We will be re-booking it quickly as this gem will soon become very popular. Nov 2007.
15th Comment First class accommodation with modern appliances beyond our expectations - really was an excellent place. Dec 2007.