The Garden House is the perfect place to relax and unwind or a fantastic unrivaled base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway with its wonderful sandy beaches on the Solway coast, excellent family-friendly attractions, castles and
Stay at The Garden House and you’ll feel on holiday from the moment you arrive. The private gated drive leads you to a wide gravel parking area large enough for several cars to park and turn.
As you enter along a sandstone path into the Mediterranean style courtyard with its exotic palms you will begin to appreciate the importance of visual aesthetics and design throughout this luxurious property.
This house is newly available, having just been completely redesigned and decorated throughout by artists Geoff and Jenny Finch who own Dalton Pottery Art Café a short walk away.
All of the furnishings, fittings, bathroom and kitchen appliances are of a very high standard. See main text for full description.
There’s something for everyone within easy reach of this property.
Just across the road at Dalton Pottery Art Café you can enjoy the café, pottery painting, Play Park and Cream O Galloway ice cream. With no admission charge you could visit every day for a healthy fresh breakfast fruit juice or an indulgent authentic Italian cappuccino.
If you should be able to tear yourself away from The Garden House there are lots of activities within easy reach. Several golf courses, bird watching at Caelaverock Nature reserve, forest cycle trails, costal walks, castles, parks and gardens.
Dalton is conveniently situated between Lockerbie, Gretna, the Solway coast and Dumfries, with its museums, galleries and exiting new leisure centre DG1 opening in October 2007.
Geoff and Jenny have lived here for twenty years and can advise on places to visit for all ages and interests. With the M74 just five miles away The Garden House is both a dream to get to and a delight to stay at.
The Garden House is a stunning contemporary holiday home of the highest quality, peaceful and detached, it offers the privacy and tranquility of a rural but easily accessible location with the added bonus of a family focused attraction a short walk away, and large mature gardens that include an enclosed football/games pitch, a rotating summerhouse to take advantage of both morning and evening sunshine, outside deck with seating and barbecue, and a beautiful half shaded courtyard leading into the kitchen which is at the heart of this light open plan property.
The fully fitted kitchen contains a dishwasher, full oven and hob, microwave, large fridge freezer and a high breakfast bar with low children’s seating area for informal drinks and snacks.
For meals the dining table within the large open plan living area easily seats eight and enjoys the benefits of evening sunshine through the large patio doors that lead onto the alfresco dining/barbeque patio. Luxurious leather corner sofas provide ample seating for eight to gather round the unique hand made pebble fireplace with its modern glass fronted wood burning stove for winter evenings, to enjoy the 32in flat screen digital TV/DVD player. A range of family films is available for you to borrow. The large central coffee table provides plenty of space for playing cards, games and jigsaws which are provided.
Throughout this centrally heated property you will discover unique art and crafts made by Geoff and Jenny Finch who also run Dalton Pottery Art Café, just across the road from The Garden House. Geoff and Jenny have designed, made and painted the features of this home to create an inspiring interior believing strongly that our surroundings affect the way we feel, and hope the light, colour, textures and art in the house make your stay even more enjoyable. Each room has original paintings by Jenny that have been inspired by the surrounding landscape.
The cosy carpeted hall leads through to the four bedrooms, each of which has an individual character.
A modern leather king size bed room features fitted wardrobes and handmade Acacia wood furniture. Paintings inspired by the sea reflect the soft buttermilk walls.
The main bathroom sparkles with jewel like turquoise mosaic creating a modern clean Mediterranean feel and features a brand new contemporary suite comprising WC, pedestal basin and wide bath with integral safety glass shower panel and electric shower.
The twin bedroom has a bright summer holiday atmosphere, with its white painted ‘Art and Crafts’ furniture and subtle blue colour scheme.
A fine oil painting of local bluebell woods, by Jenny, adds to the feeling than this home is closely linked to the surrounding countryside.
The master bedroom has been carefully designed to make you feel special. Close the bedroom door and the coffee and cream colour scheme and art deco sophisticated Mocha curved walls transport you to what could be a luxury hotel suite. Soft light filters through the frosted glass doors which lead to your en-suite bathroom. A walk in wet room shower, toilet and wall mounted basin have been carefully positioned to allow less mobile and even wheelchair users to access all facilities without compromising on fabulous interior design.
The bunk bedroom, though not specifically for children, has a funky, young feel; teenagers will not want to haul themselves off the super size leather beanbag chair which is also ideally suited to becoming cuddly soft seating for bedtime stories with younger children.
This is a very special place and we hope you enjoy your stay.
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WEEKLY RENTAL FROM £500- £850
From 2015 we have added a games room with air hockey and pool table a a fifth bedroom with en-suite.
Beautiful house in a lovely setting. Spacious, comfortable and warm, we'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone. The house is enormous and could easily accommodate a couple of families. A perfect base for exploring the area.
Geoff and Jenny were very welcoming and helpful. Our children loved painting pots at their pottery across the road.
We had a wonderful time at Geoff's and Jenny's holiday house with my brother's family. It is a fantastic place for children, with lots of space to run around. The house was very tranquil with beautiful surroundings, their pottery across the road was equally fantastic.
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