The Townhouse

Kirkcudbright, Scotland (Ref. 2526)

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Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
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The property

A beautifully renovated Georgian townhouse dating from 1801, in the heart of the coastal artists' town of Kirkcudbright, on the north Solway shore. The Townhouse retains much original character, and great care has been taken to enhance the wealth of architectural features including the fireplaces in the sitting room and bedroom, original polished timber floors throughout and a wide staircase with exposed beams. Refurbished and decorated to a high standard, the property boasts a bespoke country kitchen with marble worktops and beautifully designed bedrooms with king-size beds. There is also a small south-facing conservatory with a dining table and chairs, and access to the patio garden. A short stroll takes you to the pretty harbour with its selection of shops, cafes and pubs, while quiet country roads for walking or cycling are on your doorstep. With golf, fishing and horse riding, there is something for everyone in this lovely area.


Four bedrooms: 1 x single with pull-out day bed for under 12s only (access from 1 side only), 1 x king-size double, 1 x bespoke adult bunks, 1 x 2nd floor king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC. Bespoke fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility room. Sitting room. Conservatory.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD/CD, small library of books/DVDs
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & highchair on request
  • Roadside parking for 3 cars
  • Small south-facing rear patio with furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Property suitable for a maximum of 7 people (plus one infant or child under 12)
  • Please note: Arrival at this property is from 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “A perfect house for a family get together”
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    • “From the moment we opened the front door we felt at home. The house was exactly what we wanted for our New Year away from home and the location was perfect for walks, cycling and just strolling around the shops and coffee houses. The decor is excellent and just completes that homely feel.”

    Frances B, Kilmarnock, United Kingdom, February 2014

    • “cosy”
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    • “Well located in this lovely Scottish town, beautifully decorated inside and impeccably clean.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Norfolk, January 2014

    • “Very spacious well equipped house in great location.”
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    • “My husband and I spent a long weekend at this property and were very impressed. It is very spacious, well equipped and in a great location for shops and restaurants. The beds are very comfortable with crisp white linen and mattress toppers. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.”

    Janet S, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, May 2014

    • “Happy Holidays”
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    • “My first trip to Scotland and I was not disappointed. The little town of Kirkcudbright was charming with a good mix of shops to poke around in. We chose stay in the Townhouse, which was very well situated. The house was sparkling clean for our arrival. The furniture was comfortable, well looked after and there was everything that you could need and more. The decor suited us very well, bathrooms very modern, kitchen up to date and all in all a very nice house to stay in. It was somewhat chilly in the evenings but the house has central heating which made it very cosy. I would stay there again especially as there was a very nice pub within easy walking distance and a fish a chip shop that sold everything from a take away fish supper to eat in 3 course meals and even ice cream cornetts for hot sunny days!! The local people were extremely friendly and always wanted to at least say hello or stop for a chat. Plenty of places to visit and we saw 7 red kites on just 1 day alone. The scenery around Kirkcudbright is stunning. My only quibble was the fact that we did find the bed mattresses very hard and uncomfortable, perhaps a topper would solve the problem. One last comment the garden is very very small, really just a strip of path, and would be very cramped for a large party going to the house.”

    Pinkorchid49, Herts, September 2011

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    • “The house was lovely and big and the bedrooms were to die for! The standard was excellent throughout.”

    Ms Wright, Crewe, August 2015

    • “Liked the position of the house and its accessibility to the town and amenities. The way the house is appointed and the furnishings made for a relaxing, home from home feeling.”

    Mrs Broadbent, Carnforth, July 2015

    • “A great house which was very well equipped, just like home.”

    Mrs Keenan, Lanark, July 2014

    • “Another wonderful stay. House was very well heated, never cold. Décor was lovely. The cellar was very useful for storage and the bedding was very crisp and warm. Loved the mattress topper on the first floor bed. This was our second time here and hope to be back again.”

    Ms Howe, Seascale, February 2014

    • “This is a lovely house and the location is perfect. It was tastefully decorated with a real relaxed feel. We were three families with 2 children and would return without doubt.”

    Mrs Beattie, Kilmarnock, December 2013

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About the location


Dumfries 25 miles.

The historic and picturesque town of Kirkcudbright sits on the banks of the tidal waters of the River Dee, on the north Solway shore. Established as a Royal burgh in 1455, giving it status to trade with ports outside Scotland, Kirkcudbright has always been supported by a busy fishing trade. Behind this working harbour, its wide streets and pastel coloured houses, a mix of Georgian villas and Victorian town houses, make for a very attractive town centre, complete with ruined McLellan's Castle. Also worth a visit is the very interesting Stewartry Museum, housing a collection of assorted items representing the life and times on the Solway coast. Kirkcudbright is also known as the artists' town, established by Edward Hornel in the late nineteenth century and still the case today, with a fine collection of art galleries, crafts, cafés and antique shops. The area offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere with attractive coastal landscapes and plenty to offer the whole family.