The accommodation has been beautifully converted from a stable, sitting in an idyllic countryside location in Hightae near Lochmaben, Scotland. With far reaching rural views, sitting within the Royal 4 towns* and some of the counties finest towns within easy touring distance, this property is the perfect bolt hole for walking (Annandale Way), cycling, fishing on the Castle Loch or on the river Annan, (permits available) or just for a relaxing getaway with your other half *The Royal Four Towns are Greenhill, Heck, Hightae and Smallholm, founded by King Robert the Bruce early in the fourteenth century during the War of Independence. Be enticed into this Hightae cottage by its amicable studio accommodation - character wooden beams and refreshingly high ceilings give it a real sense of comfort. Convenient open plan living means that you can cook, sleep, relax in front to the wood burning stove and even enjoy a game of pool without hardly moving a muscle, perfect for a peaceful Scotland break. The cosy king size bed rests to the side of the room. The Stable's interior concludes with a sumptuous shower room, exquisitely finished with a vanity unit and large walk in shower so you can get ready for your day in style. The garden area here at the Stable is perfect for the summertime, sit out on the private patio with a drink and embrace the far reaching countryside views. Lochmaben provides a charming selection of amenities including an 18 hole golf course meandering around Kirk loch, tennis courts and bowling greens overlooking Castle Loch which has an excellent walk around it (3 miles) passing Lochmaben castle (ruin). There is something to do for everyone in the surrounding area; whether it be walking on the 53 mile Annandale Way, cycling on quiet back roads or on world-class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland. Other pursuits include sailing, fishing on Castle Loch or the River Annan, golfing on Lochmaben's 18 hole golf course or exploring Dumfries and many other bustling wee towns all within an easy drive. There are several local farmers' markets. Visit Annandale distillery to sample local whisky or Dalton Distillery for our local gin. There is Caerlaverock Castle and Wetland, particularly if you are interested wildlife and migrating birds, or Drumlanrig Castle near Thornhill. The area offers some lovely beaches, gardens and harbour towns e.g. Powfoot, Kippford, Sandyhills and Kirkcudbright. Throughout the year the local area has a range of music and art events. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh are only an hour away by train from Lockerbie or Carlisle 20 minutes, if you fancy a day in the city, For cyclists we are able to provide dry and locked overnight bike storage.
All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with one king-size double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wooodburning stove. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Amenities for Rental
Electric wall heaters with woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, radio, pool table, Smart TV
Washing machine available on request
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
Ample off road parking
Lockable bike storage
Enclosed patio and lawn with furniture
One well-behaved pet welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Hightae Inn 10 minute walk
Shops and pubs 1.5 miles.
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