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  • 6 bedrooms

  • 3 bathrooms

    +1 extra toilet

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A magical tower, rising some 48ft above the Dumfries and Galloway countryside, this unique home is just as incredible inside as it looks. Its 9ft thick stone walls have stood the test of time since 1450 – although you may notice a few musket ball holes in the exterior. Packed with history and centuries of stories – many of which the estate manager will tell you on arrival – this home is an absolute gem by the banks of the River Annan. Exploring the castle for the first time is a wonderful experience, with a wealth of turrets, nooks and staircases to discover. The showstopper here is the Great Hall, with a high, arching ceiling and a Renaissance fireplace so huge you walk inside it. Like the rest of the castle, it's dressed with antique furniture and eclectic art collected over many years by the owners. Two long sofas make for a fabulous space to relax with family and friends and, in the evening, you can light the fire and play music from the gallery above. Elsewhere there's a fine library, a basement playroom and a large kitchen with its own casual dining space and a fireplace. Formal dinners can be held in the dining room – and perhaps if you don't feel like cooking, you could ask the host to arrange a private chef. On the top floors, bedrooms are romantic and impressive. We particularly love the huge antique four-poster in one room and the bed built into a cosy alcove in another. Outside there are four acres to explore, including a lake, a medieval-style topiary garden and a terrace for sipping drinks together on a summer evening. Perfect for a large group celebrating something special, this is an enchanting and memorable place to stay, just a short drive from the town of Lockerbie. And did we mention there's a famous ghost story here? Old ‘Dunty’ Porteous hasn't bothered visitors for decades but it makes for a fun tale – be sure to ask the staff about him.


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What to expect


Highlights

Stay in beautiful Dumfries & Galloway, just a thirteen-minute drive from Lockerbie

Stay in beautiful Dumfries & Galloway, just a thirteen-minute drive from Lockerbie

Become royalty at your very own Scottish castle

Become royalty at your very own Scottish castle

Get comfortable with a roaring fire in the Great Hall

Get comfortable with a roaring fire in the Great Hall

Climb the tower's stone spiral staircase

Climb the tower's stone spiral staircase

Explore the manicured formal gardens

Explore the manicured formal gardens

Eat breakfast in the castle's comfy kitchen

Eat breakfast in the castle's comfy kitchen

Pick a book from the vast library

Pick a book from the vast library

Dine in style in the home's formal dining room

Dine in style in the home's formal dining room

Admire far reaching views from the bedrooms' turrets

Admire far reaching views from the bedrooms' turrets

Play some music from the galleried landing

Play some music from the galleried landing

Sleep in the unique alcove bed in the tower

Sleep in the unique alcove bed in the tower

Walk out to the home's private lake

Walk out to the home's private lake

Give the kids a fun room of their own

Give the kids a fun room of their own

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Home truths

    The top levels are reached by a stone spiral staircase – it won't be suitable for everyone and the host recommends that everybody holds onto the rope for safety

    You won't be short of parking space here – there are two large car parks

    If self-catering isn't your thing the hosts can arrange for a private chef

    A daily or weekly maid service is also available and an estate manager and gardener are on hand – get in touch with the host to ask about additional services

    There's a nursery style bedroom on the top floor with four beds – perfect for kids

    A sofa bed in the basement playroom can provide space for two guests

    Cots, high chairs and fire guards are available for little ones

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Bedrooms & bathrooms

6 bedrooms, 11 beds

3 bathrooms, 1 additional toilet

Extras


VIP services

24/7 concierge

Arrange a chef

Baby sitting

Cab booking

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Laundry and dry cleaning

Luggage storage

Massage

Restaurant reservations

Tickets and experience booking

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


Get around

Airport

Carlisle Lake District

55 min

Edinburgh

1 hr 56 min

Glasgow Prestwick

1 hr 54 min

Train station

Lockerbie

22 min

Bus stop

Hangingshaw

18 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

18 min

Cafe

18 min

Pharmacy

14 min

Points of interest

Beach

Powfoot Beach

39 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Events possible (with prior approval)

No pets

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 11:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Daisy

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Daisy has been hosting guests in the converted horse box on the grounds of her beautiful farm for more than five years. She loves meeting new people and showing off her gorgeous little corner of Somerset. Whatever you need during your stay – from queries about the home to sightseeing recommendations – she's on hand and ready to help.

This home is nominated for the Plum Guide Award.

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