Coo Palace, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

  • 26 beautiful properties in a restored iconic landmark, from studio to three-bedroom units, in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Indoor heated swimming pool with swimjet and children’s area plus sauna
  • Clubroom with DVD library and tourist information, games room, small shop and laundry
  • Fantastic views over Wigtown Bay and the Solway Firth
  • 33 miles from Dumfries and 70 miles from Carlisle
  • Kirkcudbright is less than eight miles away, with a range of shops and restaurants

Coo Palace is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can find out more about Coo Palace below, but first a brief explanation about the Holiday Property Bond.

A. How can I holiday better?

Invest from £5,000 in the Holiday Property Bond for exclusive access to a portfolio of over 1,400 top quality villas, cottages and apartments in over 30 locations across the UK and Europe. For each £1 invested you will receive one Holiday Point each year which you can use to book the properties. And when staying in them you do not pay a commercial rent, just a no-profit user charge covering actual running, maintenance and refurbishment costs. This charge is level throughout the year so there are no high season premiums. For a studio the charge averages about £315 a week, for a two bedroom property around £480 a week. Larger properties are also available. This no-profit user charge is only payable when you want to go on holiday. Your only ongoing commitment is a quarterly fee of just over £30 – that is around £130 a year.

B. Will there be more properties in the future?

As we attract more investors the more properties we will add to the portfolio – increasing your holiday choice still further.

C. How long can I holiday with HPB?

For life if you wish – the holiday benefits last as long as you hold the Bond. In due course you can pass it and the holiday benefits to your children and grandchildren, as many of our earlier investors have already done. If, however, at some point you and your family no longer wish to holiday with us you can surrender your Bond back to the company after two years or more (subject to deferral in exceptional circumstances). You will not get back the full amount you invested, although we would hope that you will have had some wonderful holidays. What you do get back will reflect initial charges (25%) taken before your money is invested in the HPB fund of holiday properties and securities. The fund itself also pays annual charges of around 2.5% and other overheads. The value of the fund’s properties and securities can also go up or down and so, like most investments, your capital is at risk.

Situated in the south-west of Scotland on the Galloway coast line is the newest addition to the HPB portfolio, Coo Palace. Built in the early 20th century, this once dairy farming facility has been converted and new buildings have been added to provide 26 properties, as well as an indoor swimming pool, sauna and games room.

This beautiful part of lowland Scotland is perfect for adventurers, with an undulating coastline of rocky shoreline and sandy beaches, acres of inland forest and plenty of green spaces. The nearby towns and villages are full of culture and history, as well as dozens of other attractions to entertain all kinds of holidaymakers.

Coo Palace, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors ("Bondholders"). If you are not already a Bondholder and would like further details please see below.

Visit Robert Burns’ House

In nearby Dumfries, the last home of the famous Scottish Poet, Robert (Rabbie) Burns is open for visitors. Admission is free and on display are a few of his paintings and artefacts, giving a unique insight into the life this great man and his wife led there. Lovingly curated, guests are shown a film of his life before being allowed to wander through the house, reading some of his letters and papers.

Find love in Gretna Green

Gretna Green the most well-known wedding venue in the country is on the eastern edge of Dumfries and Galloway, famously where young couples would elope to marry in secret! Alongside being the UK’s wedding destination, there’s a museum showing the original marriage room (still used for weddings today), and the oldest anvil (used in the wedding ceremonies) in existence

Enjoy a round of golf

Golfers may play a wide variety of courses, from championship links to majestic upland. Golfers may enjoy the picturesque views of the Galloway Hills and the stunning coastline. There are golf courses for all abilities. Play the championship courses on the SapphireTrail, test yourself on the Emerald Trail or simply take it quietly round the 9 hole courses on the Little Gems Trail. Try the game at the par 3 courses.

Step back in time

Drumlanrig Castle is set in the 120,000-acre Queensberry Estate and is considered one of the most important Renaissance buildings in Scotland. Built in the 17th Century, Drumlanrig has mountain bike trails, fishing, walking routes, a playground, castle tours a country park and Victorian gardens offering plenty to do for all the family.

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