Culsharg Cottage is in Glentrool Village, which
is situated in
Galloway Forest Park in Scotland. It is also
the only village in our
International Dark Sky Park which is
why we get such awesome starry nights. We are also a
UNESCO-designated Biosphere Community.
The houses in our village, including Culsharg Cottage were
built in the 1950's to house Forestry Workers and their
families. There are not many forestry workers in the village
now as forestry practices have changed dramatically since
then, but the village is still very much a small and
friendly community of people who enjoy the peace and beauty
of living in a forest.
Culsharg Cottage is a single-storey bungalow and has been recently renovated and is simply,
but colourfully decorated with comfortable beds and
wall-mounted electric radiators throughout and lovely log
burning stove in the living room. During your stay you can
have as many baskets of logs as you desire, and we can help
you "fire up" if you need assistance.
The kitchen is modern
and has the usual appliances of cooker,
fridge/freezer, microwave oven, kettle and toaster, plus a dishwasher.
The hot water is an "on-demand" system. The bathroom
has a brand new electric shower and enclosure; there is no
bath. There is
plenty of free on-site parking. Dogs are welcome, but the
cottage has laminate wooden flooring throughout, so please
be sure your pooch is happy with that. The rear bedroom has
a double bed and plenty of storage. The front bedroom has a
"double bunk bed" (full size double underneath and single
above) and an additional single bed. The cottage is thus
suitable for two couples enjoying a break away together, or
a family of two parents and up to three kids. Fresh bed
linen is provided for each guest along with a single bath
towel for each guest and hand towels for the kitchen and
In the living room there
are a couple of small sofas and a table/chairs for meals,
but while there is a TV and DVD player provided in the
cottage, there is no TV reception (or licence) at the
cottage. We do, however, make a range of DVDs available for
the odd quiet night in, and you can of course bring your own
too. There is a free Wi-Fi service inside the cottage.
The entire bungalow is available to guests, barring a few
cupboards for cleaning and maintenance materials.