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219.17 acres, Castle Cary Estate & Holiday Park, Creetown, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG8, Lowlands
For Sale - Offers Over £9,500,000

  • Well established holiday park business with swimming pool & facilities
  • Planning consents and further scope for park development
  • The Lairds Inn pub & restaurant with self-contained flat
  • Two residential dwellings
  • Modern log cabin reception, sports grounds, shop & games room
  • Approximately 39.69 hectares of predominantely native woodland
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Castle Cary Holiday Park is situated outside the village of Creetown in Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway. The property is located within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Reserve, which covers most of South West Scotland and is a testament to the low levels of light pollution attracting Dark Sky enthusiasts worldwide. Kirroughtree Forest and Visitor Centre sits 5 miles to the north of Castle Cary and is home to the world class 7Stanes mountain bike venue, offering a variety of routes for bikers of all levels, bike shop, endless walking routes and café. The market own of Newton Stewart is located 7 miles north west of Castle Cary and has a wider range of amenities including supermarkets and a high school. Newton Stewart is known as the 'Gateway to the Galloway Hills' providing visitors with thousands of miles of hillwalking in the area.

Railway stations can be found in Dumfries and Lockerbie, offering local and national services. The M74 southbound and the A74(M) northbound can be joined at Gretna or Beattock respectively in around 1½ hours. Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, offer international flights and are approximately 93 and 138 miles from the property respectively.

Castle Cary has been in the same family ownership for over 166 years. Formerly the Country Residence of Sir James Caird MP KCB the park is run by the same family to this day. The original castle (now ruinous) is in the style of a Scottish Border Keep, built around late 1400 to early 1500. In 1976 the present family started a caravan park on what was previously their private 9 hole golf course, where the famous flying Duchess of Bedford would land her bi-plane for afternoon tea with the Cairds.

Holiday Park
The Holiday Park comprises a static holiday caravan and touring caravan park with consent for a 9 hole golf course. There is also owners accommodation, facility buildings, football pitch, amenity land and castle being part of the former Castle Cary Estate.

There are currently:

• 115 static pitches of which 100 are privately owned.

• 125 touring caravan pitches.

• 45 tent pitches – additional 7 acre field for 28 day camping.

There is planning permission for:

• An additional 100 static caravan pitches.

• A Senior 9 hole golf course to the south and a Junior 9 hole golf course to the north.

• Planning Permission has also been applied for (Spring 2023) for a further 10 Holiday Lodges.

Scope for further development subject to the necessary consents. There is a fully heated outdoor swimming pool & paddling pool and sheltered sunbathing area. The on-site facilities include a timber built (log cabin) reception / administration building with adjoining sports ground together with changing and shower facilities, full size football pitch (let on a seasonal basis), off licence, games room, snooker room, indoor heated swimming pool, 2 offices and changing / toilet and shower facilities, timber adventure play park, 4 x toilet blocks with toilet and shower facilities for touring and camping and a machinery store. The site also comprises approximately 39.69 hectares (98.07 acres) of broadleaf woodland, predominantly native in species.

The Holiday Park benefits from the site of the ruinous castle, part of which has been rebuilt to form what is now The Lairds Inn (bar & restaurant) with covered terrace and The Laird's Loft accommodation above the pub. The park is connected by a tarmacadam road network with street lighting.

Residential Property
The Coach House is the primary accommodation at Castle Cary since the castle is in a ruinous condition. The wonderful granite built house has sash and case windows under a slate roof, and sits in a private position overlooking part of the park. The U-shaped Coach House surrounds a courtyard with granite central water fountain.

Dove Cottage, which is currently let to private tenants, sits to the west of the subject and is accessed from the internal roads within the Holiday Park.

Castle Cary Holiday Park is offered for sale as a whole.

EPC Rating = E


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