Nestled in the rolling Galloway hills, the Old School is a luxury 4 bedroomed, detached, Victorian former school which has been renovated to a high standard and extended to form a spacious, modern, light and airey cottage. With all the comforts of home and beautiful views, the house has a large, well appointed kitchen/dining room with a lovely pillar box
red Aga, a rangemaster range cooker and a sleek
black glass side-by-side American fridge. The large,
comfortable living room has a Jotul wood-burning
stove, beautiful views across the valley and french
windows leading to the central courtyard garden.
For rainy days the lounge has a 40" LCD TV, DVD,
Wii with various games, and books and games
The Old School has wireless internet access, and
music systems with CD players, tuners and minijack
inputs for ipods or laptops.
The master bedroom offers the choice of two single beds or
a superking, has a lovely en suite showerroom, an LCD TV
and views into the courtyard garden. Of the other three
bedrooms (two doubles, one king) two of the rooms have
LCD TVs and the other accesses the sunroom. All have
VERY comfy beds and offer lovely views into the large,
surrounding garden and the beautiful, rolling countryside
beyond. The main family bathroom has a whirlpool bath
and all the soft, fluffy towels you could need are included.
There is also a very convenient wc near the reception areas.
The private, central courtyard garden is a riot of colour and a sun-trap in
summer and is supplied with appropriate garden furniture.
The surrounding large garden has mature shrubs and trees and a small
pond with iris' and lilies. The Old School also has a native woodland
(approximately 3 acres) across the road, with two burns running through
it; wild flowers and wildlife a-plenty. 5 miles from Dumfries town centre,
in a tranquil, rural setting.
The house is ideally situated to explore Southwest and Central Scotland,
Northern Ireland and Northern England. But with all the Old School has
on hand, you may just want to stay home and relax!
*All linens/towels, electricity & 8 hours per day of oil are included*
** A full basket of logs are supplied for your arrival and additional logs are available at £10 per bag**
Turn up & sit down!
Here at the Old School we like to operate a ‘turn up & sit down’ policy. This means you’ll find at least a small supply of all the basics on your arrival so you can turn up and sit down for the first day of your holiday. Why not have your groceries delivered by one of the main supermarkets.
These basics include: Tea, coffee and sugar, Salt and pepper, Herbs and spices, Tea towels - one for each day, Cling film and tin foil, Wash up liquid, Laundry detergent, bin bags and other cleaning essentials, Hair dryer, Ironing board and iron, Bathroom soap, bathbombs and/or other bath smellies, Logs for the fires.
- Floorplan (not to scale)
- Front Entrance