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Overview
Caravan/mobile home -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Possibly the next best thing to The Orient Express. Our accomodation is in a beautifully converted 1957 railway carriage. The two ensuite bedrooms are superbly decorated and very comfortable. The galley area is well equipped with all the facilities you might expect. The lounge area has two couches, flat screen TV, Internet access and outstanding views over the local countryside.
The location is ideal for walkers, mountain bikers, golfers, anglers or anyone looking for an entirely restful break. The carriage is located in the old station yard which is now all grass and is perfect for children and pets - which are most welcome at no extra charge.
About the Owner, Eric F
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 14 days ago
Listed since : May 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 28 reviews and 1 property
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Excellent - based on 28 reviews
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Janice A
Edinburgh
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago for a stay in April 2018

Booked a three night stay in the train carriage plus B&B in the owners house. Very comfy beds, clean and well maintained. Great Scottish breakfast, with no set time owners just so accommodating. Nine of us all together. The four kids didn’t want to look round the area, they were so happy in the train playing guards passengers and drivers....

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Many thanks. Really appreciate your comments. Would love to see you all again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in April 2018

Fantastic place been 3years in a row so comfortable all amenities supplied great views lots of nice country walks for dogs really relaxing holiday can’t recommend enough

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Thank you for your kind comments. It's really gratifying that guests enjoy it so much. Hope to see you again next year.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018
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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Bathrooms
    2 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 Crib
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
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Rates

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 Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
R 1 019
£60
R 5 097
£300
31 Mar 2018 -
27 Apr 2018
Spring
2 nights
R 1 444
£85
R 6 966
£410
28 Apr 2018 -
1 Jun 2018
Late Spring
2 nights
R 1 699
£100
R 7 305
£430
2 Jun 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
Early Summer
2 nights
R 2 039
£120
R 8 410
£495
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
Threave Gardens
Picturesque gardens and estate house situated 1 mile west of Castle Douglas. Beautiful mature grounds, nursery and visitor centre. Threave is a unique experience for garden and plant lovers of all ages. See www.nts.org.uk

Mountain Biking
Try the amazing 7 stanes mountain biking trails situated across the south west of Scotland. The nearest is at Dalbeattie only some 7 miles away. See www.7stanes.gov.uk

Fishing
Loch ken, only 6 miles north of Castle Douglas is renowned as one of Scotlands most prolific Pike fishing waters. See www.visitsouthernscotland.co.uk

Golfing
3 miles to nearest course at Castle Douglas. 25 Miles to the championship course at Southerness. Several other 9 and 18 hole courses in between.

Sulwath Brewery
A traditional micro brewery located in the town...
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Access
Car advised
How to get there
By Air. Fly to either Glasgow or Prestwick airports. From Glasgow airport by road take the M8 heading east then the link onto the M77 heading to Kilmarnock and Ayr. From Prestwick get onto the Ayr bypass at the end of the M77. From either airport you are now on the Ayr bypass. Follow this round until you see the exit signed Castle Douglas and take that road. It is about 45 miles to Castle Douglas. As you approach Castle Douglas look for signs to Stranraer A75. Take that road heading west. About 1 mile after joining the A75 there is a roundabout. Take exit 2 signed A75 Stranraer. About 1 mile from this roundabout you cross the river Dee. There is a small road to the right signposted Glenlochar about 400 metres after the bridge. Take that right turn and we are the first property on the left... more
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