Lavender Cottage is a very snug, homely cottage on the outskirts of the village of Carsphairn. It is situated between Loch Ken and Loch Doon, both 20 minutes drive away, within the vast forest park.
This is a very beautiful, tranquil part of Scotland, and is ideally situated to cater for all activities within country life. There are stunning views from the cottage windows (see below), which you can enjoy whilst relaxing beside the log fire. If you are feeling more active you can enjoy the walking, cycling, fishing, golf, sight seeing and water sport opportunities all available locally.
The village shop, post office and heritage centre are all nearby.
A deposit of ÂŁ70 is required on booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.
Bookings for less than a full week are charged as follows:
3 nights of less - 60% of weekly rate
Additional nights - 10% of weekly rate
The cottage is normally let on a Saturday to Saturday basis, however we can accomodate your requirements. Short breaks are also available.
Galloway Forest Park area:
Enjoy a peaceful stroll on one of our woodland trails, or if you fancy something a little more strenuous, head out to the hills and climb the Merrick, South Scotland's highest peak. The area is steeped in history with many abbeys and castles to visit with memorials to Robert the Bruce. In Alloway, 30 minutes away you will find Burns Cottage, home to Scotland's bard - Robbie Burns.
Galloway has some of Scotland's most amazing wildlife, including the red squirrel, otter pine marten, black grouse, golden eagle, red deer, red kite, buzzard, peregrine falcon, puffin and even nightjar.
Galloway Forest Park has some of the best dark skies in Europe - ideal for star gazing.
There are some fantastic lochs and rivers here, all in beautiful surroundings, featuring a variety of fish from Brown Trout to Salmon. With permits from ÂŁ6.00 it's a great way to spend the day.
Some seriously amazing mountain bike trails are here in Dumfries and Galloway. From beginner to adrenaline seeker, there is something for everyone. For more information see the website www.7stane.gov.uk.
Lavender Cottage is within Galloway Forest Park which covers nearly 300 sq miles of spectacular scenery - yours to explore! Ideal for couples and families interested in walking, cycling, fishing, golf & water sports. Everything from deer to new born lambs can be seen. There are stunning views from the cottage windows which you can enjoy whilst relaxing by the fire.