Rose Haugh

Traditional house in small village by the Galloway Dark Sky Park

Rose Haugh

Full Description


COTTAGE DETAILS
> Traditional stone-built house in Laurieston village on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park.
> Sleeps 6 in a double bedroom and two twin-bedded rooms. Also two children’s bunks if needed.
> Large well-equipped kitchen with dining area
> Comfortable sitting room with an open fire.
> Large and beautiful garden for outdoor living on the patio, the lawn or the walled terrace.
> Fully centrally-heated, a cosy place to relax after a long night’s stargazing.
> Short breaks always available, minimum stay 3 nights.
> Rents reduced for small numbers, so couples or smaller families can relax with spacious holiday living.
The house has been the owner’s second home for nearly 50 years, and is used by family and friends and well as by holiday guests. Its homely feel is loved by guests who return again and again.
PERFECT FOR STARGAZING
The Galloway Forest Park is a huge area of forest, lochs and hills in southwest Scotland, remote country far from urban lights and smog. It is easily reached, just 60 miles from the northern end of the M6. The Dark Sky Park was set up in 2009 to take advantage of this remote and unpolluted tract of country. Our level of light quality is high enough for it to have Gold Tier status as a Dark Sky Park. Europe’s first ever International Dark Sky Conference is taking place here in September 2017. The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory at Loch Doon offers both under-cover and open-air viewing, and Forestry Commission Scotland organises star-viewing sites and events throughout the Park. But why not just set up your telescope in the garden of Rose Haugh itself. Special LED street lights have been installed in towns and villages by the local authority, both as an economy measure and to reduce light pollution. Even in such a thinly-populated area, this makes a difference. The milky way arches over the village, and meteor showers, comets and the aurora borealis have all been visible from the garden behind the house.
THE AREA
Between the hills of the Southern Uplands and the shore of the Solway Firth, Laurieston village is in a rural setting of farmland, forest and lochs in the valley of the rivers Dee and Ken, It is just a few miles off the A75 trunk road between Carlisle and Stranraer. A number of small towns nearby give plenty of choice for shopping or eating out.
> 6 miles from Castle Douglas “The Food Town”
> 9 miles from Kirkcudbright “The Artist’s Town”
> Gatehouse of Fleet and New Galloway both 9 miles away.
> Several small beaches along the Solway coast
> Forest drives go through the Galloway Forest Park at several points.
> Walking, cycling, sailing, canoeing, fishing or horse-riding all close by.
> Historic castles, craft-work studios, artists’ exhibitions, museums, local theatres, local foods.
> Several great gardens thrive in the mild westerly climate
> And of course, lots of wildlife of every kind. More than 10 wildlife reserves in the area.
> For children there are open farms, adventure courses or just playing on the beach.
Galloway has great possibilities for everyone – come and explore!
 
 
 
 
 
 



Telephone Number

01224 595561

Facebook ID

rosehaughlaurieston

Sleeps

6

Pets

not allowed

Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge

Cot and High Chair

Available free of charge

Secure Cycle Storage

Under cover

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Real Fire

Open Fire

Eco Friendly

Double glazing, low-energy lightbulbs, adjustable heating, onsite composting, recycling nearby.