Luxury 2-bedroom self-catering cottage on Corsewall Estate (Sleeps 4)
Located in the heart of Corsewall Estate in south west Scotland, surrounded by historic woodland and overlooking an extensive walled kitchen garden, this recently restored self catering cottage is an ideal base for couples or families to explore Galloway and south west Scotland.
This first floor luxury holiday cottage has a large open plan sitting room, which is heated by oil central heating and a log burning stove and is connected to the kitchen and dining area. There is a double bedroom with a kingsize bed and pretty, rural views over the walled garden and the woodland; a twin bedroom, and a bathroom with overhead shower. Stables Cottage has its own private garden, with garden furniture and a barbecue.
Location & Surroundings
Located in over 20 acres of gardens and woodland adjacent to Corsewall House, there are lots of walks around the estate and down to the sea you can enjoy. In late January and February, the woods feature charming drifts of snowdrops followed by daffodils and in April and May the hue turns to purple with acres of bluebells. There is colour in the gardens almost all the way through the year starting with camellia during January and into March – followed with a riot of colour in April and May from the rhododendrons and azaleas – pinks, reds, creams, yellows, purples and whites. Indeed, one rhododendron, known as ‘Christmas Cheer’, flowers in December. The autumn sees the hydrangeas providing colour all the way through to November.
There is oodles of wildlife to spot around the cottage – from roe deer and hares to barn owls, woodpeckers and most importantly, this area is one of the last bastions of the red squirrel. The cottage comes complete with its own red squirrel feeder – where you can watch any number of cheeky red squirrels feeding ferociously all day. Our record spotted at one of our feeders is currently six.
Walk down to the shores of Loch Ryan and around Wig Bay and The Scar – a circular walk along Loch Ryan shoreline and back into the village of Kirkcolm. The Scar, a sandbank which juts out into Loch Ryan, is home to one of the largest colonies of nesting migrant terns in the region. From an historical perspective, during the Second World War, Wig Bay was used as a base for the flying Catalina boats – you’ll see evidence of this on your walk and also throughout the woods at Corsewall Estate, which was requisitioned by the Royal Canadian Air Force during the War.
Outdoor Activities For Children
We’ve got lots to keep children busy on the estate. The woods immediately beside the lawns close to Garden Cottage and Stables Cottages are a dedicated children’s fun zone. New for this year is a 60 foot zip wire, which has been well tested by children (and some adults) alike! Next door, there’s also a climbing frame, which comes complete with a climbing wall, lookout house with binoculars to spot pirates/baddies, a very whizzy slide, three swings, including one for toddlers and a terrific back to back glider. Additionally, kids can bounce to their heart’s content on the 14 foot trampoline on the edge of the lawns. There’s a camp fire area in the woods – perfect for toasting marshmallows. We have a two man tent which guests can pitch in the woods so children can have an outside night adventure and get closer to the great outdoors. Finally, for smaller children, we have wendy house with a toy cooker and lots of picnic/cooking paraphernalia and a pretty veranda.
The cottage is equipped with a flat screen television, Freeview Box, DVD player, iPod radio/docking station, WiFi, a selection of board games, books and classic films. The beds come with super thick, feather-filled duvets, all bed linen and large fluffy towels. It also has a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, hob and electric oven.
We provide a welcome pack for guests on arrival including a jar of incredibly edible, home-made Corsewall cookies, milk, bread, jam, butter, tea, coffee and fresh flowers from the garden (when in season). You’ll find the cottage well equipped with the general basics too from washing up liquid, bin bags to washing powder and loo roll.