Situated in the seaside village of Southerness, these period holiday properties are a mere 20 yards from the sandy beach, and provide spacious accommodation from which to explore south west Scotland. The cottages enjoy a sea view, and of Southerness Lighthouse; and are located on the spectacular Solway Coast, near Dumfries and close to the stunning Galloway Forest Park, Britain’s largest forest park. It is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with world class mountain biking at Dalbeattie 7Stanes nearby. There are unspoilt villages, dramatic coastlines, sandy beaches, rocky coves, magnificent gardens, castles and ancient monuments to explore. Wildlife is in abundance, with the RSPB Nature Reserve just along the coast. A championship golf course at Southerness is just 500 yards away, with a further good selection of golf courses within Dumfries and Galloway. Fishing, riding and sailing are all also available locally. Three miles away is the home of John Paul Jones (founder of the American Navy). The area of Dumfries and Galloway has a lot of border history and many historical attractions, including castles and many connections to Robbie Burns. Sweetheart Abbey, Drumlanrig Castle and Gardens, and Mabie Farm Park are all within easy reach. The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 17 guests.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Oct 2018
Great location, with even better views.
West cottage is in a beautiful location, with fantastic views over the Solway Coast. The cottage is a good size, very clean with all the amenities needed for a good stay; though it's a little dated and in need of a little TLC it is comfortable. It has a nice enclosed well maintained garden. A gardener came mid week cutting the grass, but unfortunately didn't collect the grass when finished and seeing there is no real foot path, ended up with grass cuttings through out the house. This was very inconvenient. Also the gardener left the heavy plant pots in front of the door. Which would of been a hazard had we tripped over them and pretty inconvenient to have to move.
On arrival we met the owner who explained the shower head holder was damaged and would be repaired the following day. That never happened. So it was inconvenient having to hold the shower head while showering
There is no Wi-Fi in the cottage and a very poor mobile signal. Which is very frustrating, there is a signal at the local pub so it's a good excuse to go to the pub, but this wasn't what we really wanted to do daily.
They seem like little things but I don't come on holiday for inconvenience and daily visits to a pub to get enough of a signal to plan days out and get access to maps and timetables.
Would I return? Yes nice cottage, good location with great views