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Carsethorn near New Abbey, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 30725)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Beresford
    November 2016
    “Fantastic location and excellent ...”
    Fantastic location and excellent views.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This charming terraced cottage is superbly positioned overlooking the coast in the hamlet of Carsethorn, near to the village of New Abbey, south of Dumfries.

Deceptively spacious and providing flexible accommodation, this cosy Carsethorn cottage is equally suitable for friends, a family or couples seeking a tranquil coastal break in a beautiful part of Scotland.

The cottage has one ground floor double bedroom and a further bedroom on the first floor, which can be set up either as a twin or a super king-size double, and both rooms enjoy views over the front garden to the coast beyond.

The accommodation at this Dumfriesshire cottage is completed by a sitting room with a welcoming open fire and a kitchen with a cosy dining area.

The rear lawned garden boasts spectacular views of the nearby Criffel Hill, whilst the shared front garden overlooks the Solway Firth.

The beach is only yards from the front door of this Carsethorn cottage, and the local pub is a very short stroll away, which offers meals and a welcoming atmosphere.

Close by is the birthplace of John Paul Jones, founder of the U.S.

Navy, and this part of Scotland is ideal for golfing, walking, fishing and cycling, with easy access to the 7stanes mountain biking trails.

Why not visit one of the wildlife reserves offering superb bird and nature watching or explore the spectacular ruins of Sweetheart Abbey or the Corn Mill in nearby New Abbey?

An ideal coastal cottage in Dumfriesshire, the perfect place to explore this beautiful area.


Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x family room with one double and one single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car, plus roadside parking 100 yards away
  • Lockable bike storage in garage opposite property
  • Shared, front lawned garden with enclosed rear lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Beach 1 min walk
  • Note: Sloping ceiling in twin bedroom
  • Note: Steep, narrow stairs in property, may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Max
  • 4 people.

About the location


New Abbey 6 miles; Dumfries 13 miles.

The historic old port of Carsethorn is positioned on the coast line overlooking the Solway Firth, with views across the water to the Cumbrian Hills, thirteen miles from the town of Dumfries. The remains of the old pier can still be seen at low tide, plus in times gone by many people left Scotland from Carsethorn to start a new life in America. Carsethorn has a pub, whilst six miles away is the village of New Abbey, which is dominated by the peak of Criffel and offers the ruins of Sweetheart Abbey, a watermill, a shop, a coffee shop and two hotels. The market town and former royal burgh of Dumfries is close by, with its many museums, restaurants, pubs and shops, plus the Galloway Hills and forests are the perfect place for walks, cycle rides and fishing. Carsethorn is an excellent base for exploring this part of Scotland.

Note: Max. 4 people.