Gelston village is a quiet backwater, the ideal place to relax amidst the green pastures and woodlands of rural Galloway. The area is beloved of birdwatchers and walkers, golfers and fishermen and there are a number of fine sandy beaches within a short drive. Boat hire, sailing, windsurfing and watersports available on Loch Ken. Nearby Threave Gardens are well worth a visit and bikes can be hired to explore the country lanes. Shops, pub/hotels in Castle Douglas (2.5 miles).
On a very quiet country road, this delightful whitewashed cottage offers spacious accommodation for a large family party or group of friends. A charming feature is the shallow mill stream and waterfall descending to the Gelston Burn behind the property - this is a favourite with children although the area immediately around the house is gated for toddlers. Garden furniture and barbecue are provided for the private patio area with ornamental pool and visitors are welcome to use the owners welltended garden (the owners live in a smaller property behind the cottage). The cottage dates back to 1706 and has been extended over the years. It is attractively decorated with traditional, very comfortable 'country cottage' furnishings, lovely finishing touches and a very welcoming atmosphere. All rooms are on ground level and may suit some disabled visitors (Grade 3).
2 double and 1 twin bedroom all with whb, 1 further twin bedroom has adjacent en suite bathroom with shower over bath, (travel cot available), cosy lounge with open fire, pine lined sun lounge with dining table and pleasant outlook across the burn to fields, spacious kitchen with breakfasting table, utility room, bathroom with shower over the corner bath. Cooking by gas hob/electric oven, oil fired central heating plus open fire. Fridge, freezer, auto washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, widescreen television, video. Bed linen and towels are provided.
Customer Reviews of Gelston Cottage, Castle Douglas - Sleeps 8
"An excellent quiet location and base for visiting the surroundin"
A comfortable bungalow with lots all facilities available and an excellent wlcome from the owner
"Lovely cottage and friendly welcome."
We received a very friendly welcome from the owner of this lovely cottage which is in a good position for visiting this beautiful area. Because the owner lives next door he was always around if we needed any help. The kitchen is the best equipped of any we've stayed at and the conservatory is particularly nice.