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Swallows Rest

Colvend, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1077787)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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3 Customer Review(s)

  • “Lovely comfortable apartment, very clean and well equipped; two good sized wardrobes and plenty of storage.”

    On site parking. Great location for visiting the surrounding area. Perfect for a couple.

    On site parking. Great location for visiting the surrounding area. Perfect for a couple.

    - Mrs Holding, August 2021

About the property

Dalbeattie 5.9 miles.

Go on a romantic getaway with your partner in Dumfries and Galloway, while staying at this charming apartment, Swallows Rest.

Hidden away within the countryside on the Solway Coast, a short distance from Sandyhills beach, Rockcliffe and Kippford, this property sleeps up to two guests and is perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all.

Upon arrival you will find two in-demand off-road parking spots, before traversing up the stone steps to your inviting abode.

Remove your boots and jackets in the hallway, before cosying up in the living/dining room and watching your favourite shows on Freeview TV; switch on the electric fire for some extra ambiance!

Make your way over to the well-equipped kitchen/diner, containing all the appliances you need to rustle up lovely meals that can be enjoyed at the kitchen's breakfast bar, or as a candle-lit dinner in the living/dining room.

When night falls, the bedroom can be found down the corridor, featuring a double bed and plenty of storage for you to pop away your things.

The bathroom is situated across the way, with a shower over bath, basin and WC, everything you need to get ready for the day.

Outside there is an enclosed side garden where you can enjoy an alfresco lunch while taking in your idyllic surroundings.

The charming village of Colvend is home to the delightful Port O'Warren Beach, a secluded beach with clifftop views and within reach of Colvend Golf Course; enjoy a romantic stroll along the sweeping coastline.

For a spot of history, the Mote of Mark landmark rests just a scenic walk away, with magnificent views over the sea and encompassed by ambient grassland adding to the character of the village.

The Clonyard Hotel and Bar is 1 ½ miles in one direction and Barend Bar and Restaurant is 1 ½ miles in the other direction.

Slightly further afield is the town of Dalbeattie which consists of all your amenities, including a selection of shops and eateries.

The town is home to an array of beautiful sights for you to see, including: the ruins of Buittle Castle, the gorgeous Dalbeattie Forest Town Wood and the quaint Plantain Loch.

If you're a couple that is looking for exhilaration, take a trip to Dalbeattie's 7Stanes for a variety of mountain biking and hiking trails.

Travel further to Dumfries, a market town steeped in history and visit the Robert Burns Centre, Gracefield Arts Centre and Dumfries Museum for a cultural day out; before enjoying fine dining at Casa Mia.

For your next couples break in a fusion of Scottish countryside and coastline, choose Swallows Rest.


  • First-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer draw, washing machine, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ironing board, iron and hairdryer available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawn garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Sandyhills beach 1 mile
  • Dalbeattie Wood forest walk and 7Stanes trails 1 mile
  • Note: There are steep steps leading into the property, may not be suitable for those with mobility issues

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Dalbeattie 7 miles; Castle Douglas 13 miles.

The village of Colvend is believed to derive its name from John de Culwen, who was the village’s proprietor in the 15th century. Colvend boasts a shop, a mobile Post Office and a season restaurant, as well as a pottery shop nearby. Sandyhills Bay has a seasonal shop and an outside cafe seating area. This area of coastline, known as the Colvend and Southwick shore has many rugged cliffs and secret bays to tempt the visitor, and there are a number of footpaths to be explored. Cyclists have easy access to most of the 7stanes mountain bike complex, and the renowned Galloway Dark Sky Forest Park is a short drive away. The attractive beaches of Rockcliffe and Sandyhills provide an enjoyable family day out, plus the beaches of Mossyard and Sandgreen, which are popular with locals, are within a half hour drive away, and Kippford is a popular yachting and sailing centre. This is a lovely base for exploring Dumfries and Galloway.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas