The Longhouse at Threave

Luxury Holiday Cottage in Scotland

The Longhouse is situated close to the river Dee between the small villages of Bridge of Dee and Rhonehouse. Rhonehouse or Kelton Hill as it used to be known was in the eighteenth century the site of Kelton Hill Fair, the biggest horse and cattle fair in Scotland.
The surrounding landcape is typical of this part of  Galloway with rolling  fields, drystone walls or “dykes” and small woods opening out  to a wilder landscape of  rocky, heather-clad  hills.  However Dumfries and Galloway is also a coastal region so you are never very far from the sea, and the dramatic Galloway coastline. On the coast you will find towns like Kirkcudbright, famous for its artists’ colony,  and small picturesque villages like Kipford and Rockcliff. Castle Douglas the local market town has a fascinating  variety of small shops and cafes. There are sandy beaches just a short drive away and for the more adventurous there are challenging walks in the rugged Galloway hills or mountain biking on one of the many trails in the area.

The area is home to a great variety of wildlife, like the nesting ospreys at Threave Castle, or the amazing red kites that have been introduced at Lauriston and are now thriving throughout the county. You will see them circling in the sky above The Longhouse searching for food. Swallows return to us every summer and can be seen on the wing, diving and wheeling all around the house .
The Longhouse is close to Threave Castle and to the world-famous Threave Gardens. The castle was once home to the Black Douglases, a particularly savage clan.The castle is set on its own island on the river Dee just a short distance from The Longhouse and is accessed by a short boat trip as shown in the photograph.
Threave Gardens are only a short walk or drive away. Run by the National Trust for Scotland, the gardens are one of the top ten most visited Trust attractions. In 2013 Threave was voted second in The Independents 10 best gardens to visit in the UK.Threave estate is a wildfowl sanctuary and a huge variety of birds can be seen throughout the year.

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Some of the reviews from our visitors book 

   " Lovely house with beautiful fixtures and fittings in peaceful and lovely location " The Carey family
  " A beautiful spot for a wonderful house ,tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly need." Mel and Simon Duffy
  " Great holiday house and the kids loved the hot tub. We will miss the lovely views and quiet countryside." Owen family
  " Lovely house, well presented and tastefully decorated." The Donald family
  " Amazing house, amazing location, you really couldn't do it better , see you next year." Leona Hatton family and friends


The Longhouse at Threave
Castle Douglas
Tel: 01556 680238

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 The BBC Country File's Magazine readers have voted Dumfries and Galloway the top UK holiday destination 2016.

Their expert Dixe Wills described Dumfries and Galloway as "an overlooked corner whose time has come."
Readers voted resoundingly for Dumfries and Galloway due to its plentiful charms.....tranquil forests, astonishing wildlife, wonderful beaches, lochs and streams, plus the UK's original Dark Sky Park.
Its not utterly isolated from human enterprise either...Kirkcudbright pulses with artistic life, Castle Douglas brims with foodie delights and Wigton rivals Ross on Wye as a book lovers haven. Not to mention Moniave Britain's coolest village.
Dixe said "Congratulations Dumfries and Galloway, I'm sure the good poeple will enjoy sharing it's many delights with the lucky visitors who discover the region for the first time this year."

I have noticed that our booking calendar only shows the correct price for 7 or 3 night stays if you click to start your holiday on a Friday. Likewise it only shows the true cost of 4 night stays if you click on a Monday. Outwith high season we are flexible with start dates. Please just ask.