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The Byre


Property Address: The Byre, Low Kirkbride Farm, Auldgirth, DG2 0SP

Property Type: Self Catering

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Dumfries & Galloway



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Property Description :
Relax and unwind in our lovely new Byre conversion, spacious and comfortable, modern yet full of character set on an organic farm amid the beautiful rolling countryside of South West Scotland. Open all year. A warm friendly welcome awaits you with underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs and a wood burning stove in the living room. It has its own garden and large patio, complete with picnic table and barbeque.

The Byre is an ideal place to relax in peace and quiet and yet is still within easy reach of the many attractions Dumfries and Galloway has to offer.

The Byre, as the name suggests, used to house and milk 40 cows and has recently been converted to a contemporary three bedroom cottage. The cottage sleeps from 1 to 8 people, with extra capacity on a sofa bed in the studio.

The tariff is from £ 250 to £ 600 per week, normally from Friday to Friday, the price depending on the number staying and the time of year.

The Byre is well situated for exploring Dumfries and Galloway, being 10 miles north of Dumfries, the last home of Robert Burns, and 20 miles from Castle Douglas.

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Things to see and do in Dumfries & Galloway :


Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock Castle


With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold. The castle’s turbulent history owes much to its proximity to England which brought it into border conflicts. Visitors can enjoy a siege warfare exhibition, a children’s adventure park and a nature trail. The shop features a range of local products made in Dumfries and Galloway.


Galloway Forest Park
Galloway Forest Park


Enjoy a peaceful stroll on one of our woodland trails, or if you fancy something a little more strenuous, head out to the hills and climb the Merrick, south Scotland’s highest peak.


Robert Burns Centre
Robert Burns Centre


This award winning visitor centre tells the story of the connections between Robert Burns and the town of Dumfries. The well-researched exhibition is illuminated by many original documents and relics of the poet. There is a fascinating scale model of Dumfries in the 1790s and a haunting audio- visual presentation, as well as a bookshop, cafe-gallery with lively exhibition programme and facilities for disabled visitors.


Robert Burns House
Robert Burns House


You can see Burns’ desk and chair in the study where he wrote some of his best known poems, the Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his work, many original manuscripts and personal belongings of the poet and his family. Robert Burns House has attracted many famous visitors including the poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats and is now a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts across the world.


Ruthwell Cross
Ruthwell Cross


This Anglian Cross dates from the end of the 7th century AD and is considered one of the major monuments of early medieval Europe.


Stewartry Museum
Stewartry Museum


Opened in 1893, the museum has a collection of remarkable range and quality, reflecting the human and natural history of the Stewartry- the eastern half of Galloway. The social history collections of the eighteenth and nineteenth century are particularly important. Local and family history information services. Photographic and Archive collections, plus a shop.


Sweetheart Abbey
Sweetheart Abbey


Sweetheart Abbey was founded in 1273 by Lady Devorgilla of Galloway in memory of her husband John Balliol. On her death, she was laid to rest next to her husband’s embalmed heart and the monks named their abbey in memory of her.


The Globe Inn
The Globe Inn


Are you a Robert Burns enthusiast or do you just need a drink to keep out the cold? Either way, here's a pub that's well worth the journey Established in 1610, The Globe Inn, Dumfries has long been associated with Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. In 1796, Burns wrote: "... the Globe Tavern here, which these many years has been my Howff ...", and in 1819, the first of what was to become the annual tradition of Burns Suppers was held here at The Globe Inn in Dumfries, south west Scotland.


The World Famous Old Blacksmiths Shop
The World Famous Old Blacksmiths Shop


The World Famous Old Blacksmith’s Shop is one of Scotland’s earliest visitor attractions... Curiosity has attracted travellers to visit Gretna Green since the middle of the 19th Century, due to run-away couples having a romantic Gretna Green Wedding. The first visitors would peer through the windows trying to catch a glimpse of a run-away couple marrying over the anvil. In the year 1886, the owner, Hugh Mackie decided to open the cottage and workshop to visitors thus creating one of the first visitor attractions in Scotland.


Threave Gardens
Threave Gardens


Threave is a garden for all seasons. Best known for its spectacular springtime display of daffodils, there are also summer displays from the herbaceous beds and borders and stunning autumn colours from the trees and from the heather garden.