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Flat 1, 43 Castle Street

Kirkcudbright, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1073291)

4.4

(12 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "The apartment is very comfortable and central - only 10 minutes walk to anywhere in Kirkcudbright."

    Ivan, the property owner was very prompt and responsive when we had a query.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2022

  • "The cottage was very well equipped, extremely comfortable and of a very high standard."

    The location to the town was perfect. One very slight niggle, was the upstairs window had no blind. Still gets a 10 score .

    Reviewed by BernadetteJun 2022

  • "A lovely place, in as central a location as you could ever dream of."

    Ivan, the owner, was friendly and responsive when we had a query. Can't recommend highly enough.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments! I hope you will be able to come back soon. Ivan Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay the accommodation was clean and comfortable and as described."

    There was plenty of tableware and utensils, large freezer and fridge. Only slight thing there was not much space to store our none fridge groceries, but that was it. Overall it was still a great location for a break in Kirkcudbright, and we would happily book this accommodation again.

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week staying in this lovely flat."

    Cannot fault it at all. Lovely large kitchen with everything you'll ever need. Super comfy sofas in the large ceilinged living room. Large TV easy to link your netflix account. WiFi is superb too. Lots of space in the walk in shower. Bedrooms provided a lovely night's sleep also. Parking was never a problem and the flat is ideally situated just off the harbour with easy access to all local amenities. Hopefully we will be back soon for another stay.

    Reviewed by DerekMar 2022

  • "Great situation in Castle St."

    easy parking & quiet. Difficult front door lock, but sure easily solved. Very comfortable Lounge. Cosy Flat. Good shower. A lot of Stairs, but well carpeted & good Bannisters. Kirkcudbright is a lovely Town. So much within easy walking distance from Flat. Lots of good shops. Good Chinese takeaway.

    Thank you Carol for your very kind words. I will check the locking mechanism. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Ivan Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay, nice and clean also very close to the the town centre, parking was never an issue."

    Kirkcudbright is a lovely place lots of lovely walks and places to visit nearby as well. Would recommend this flat to anyone and will definitely book again.

    Thank you so much Julian for your review; it’s a joy to know you were very happy in our flat. I agree Kirkcudbright has so much to offer with its art, countryside and museums - especially now the fabulous Galloway Hoard Viking treasure is on display in the Kirkcudbright Galleries. Kind regards, Ivan Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulianFeb 2022

  • "Location, size and convenience of the property were good."

    Parking was to be had outside all the week. Big kitchen and living room. The owner was kind to provide restaurant suggestions and other information, much appreciated. A couple of suggestions to improve the offer: 1. Ensure the curtains in the top floor bedroom are adequate to cover the window 2. Put a window covering in the bathroom (we used a picture from the stairway to solve this modesty issue 3. A small table would be nice in the living room to put drinks, books etc on 4. Dust the drawers in the wardrobe in the top bedroom to avoid making clothes dirty

    Thank you for your feedback and we have acted on all your comments and implemented them accordingly, thank you so much for the suggestions. Apologies regarding dust in a drawer, a regrettable oversight due to high density touchpoints being prioritised for enhanced cleaning in the current covid situation to ensure a safe environment for guests - we will monitor the wardrobes moving forward. Many thanks again and we are thrilled you enjoyed the location and size of the property and that we were able to help with suggestion for you to make the most of you stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatherineSep 2021

  • "The Castle street flat was very tidy, spacious & well equipped."

    On a quiet street where you could park right in front of the place & within a five minute walk of all the amenities the town has to offer. Perfect spot for us, right in the centre of this charming, unpretentious, sedate, little gem of a town, full of coffee shops, artists studios & views across the estuary to the misty hills beyond.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    It's a very convenient location being in town and good onstreet parking. Great local shops and variety of food available. The traditional style building is great to stay in and has been updated with all the mod cons. The WiFi kept our kids amused and the flat was well appointed. Kirkcudbright is a charming town unspoilt and has a unique character it's great to stay here and enjoy it.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2021

  • "AVOID!! up above an undertaker shop, not clean,very bad smell of damp, rotting windows, couldn’t use kitchen,oven filthy, cleaner came in to rectify needs a refurbishment and a builder, worst holiday ever"

    !!!

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you were unhappy with the location of the property, to clarify the undertakers shop has been closed for over 10 years. The issues you have raised regarding cleanliness were addressed immediately by our cleaning team. We have also checked the property to ensure that any issues you have raised have been checked and rectified where needed. Thank you again for taking the time to provide your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PamelaAug 2021

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at this brilliantly positioned flat in the middle of Kirkcudbright."

    We were there when the annual art trail was on and the town had a lovely, friendly, artistic vibrancy, and it is in a beautiful spot on the river Dee. The flat is on Castle Street with plenty of nearby pubs (our favourite was The Garret Hotel because it had a lovely big garden and nice ales). The Masonic Arms looked very welcoming too. The flat is also very close to the houses and the church featured in the 1970s film The Wicker Man with intriguing alleyways leading to shared gardens. The town is a beautiful place to wander around and explore. The pictures of the flat don’t really do it justice. The attic room is bright and airy and I loved sitting in the window seat looking along the street to the castle and watching the swifts. The bed was very comfy and I slept well all week. The living room is very comfy – my son loved the swivel chair. It had a good telly with Netflix etc and reliable wifi which we all appreciated! There was a lovely welcome when we arrived with some tablet and biscuits and the cupboards were well stocked with essentials – tea, coffee and olive oil etc. It was all very clean and welcoming with plenty of towels for everyone and some thoughtful touches. We had some lovely meals made in the kitchen/diner and made good use of the fresh fish shop down by the harbour (although I did hear when we were there that the business had been put up for sale). We did have an issue with the cooker when we were there but it was sorted very quickly. I think we were the first people to stay at the flat and the owner was finding his feet in the holiday rental game. He was very responsive and thoughtful and was covid-aware in his communications. He even left us a bottle of wine to apologise for any inconvenience (it wasn’t really a bother though and I got to have a nice chat with the local electrician who sorted the cooker). I knew that the flat was above a funeral directors and wondered if that would be odd, but it really wasn’t. I have now found out that it has been shut for 10 years – we thought it was a bit quiet! Don’t let it put you off. There are brilliant day trips to be had in D&G and Kirkcudbright makes a wonderful base with interesting galleries, a quirky museum, Wicker Man sites, lovely walks with bats to be spotted around the castle, a gin distillery, a space centre, pubs, bakers, takeaway places and a couple of good supermarkets all nearby. Loved this holiday and I would heartily recommend the flat – especially as I think the oven was going to be replaced after we stayed and that was the only slight problem. Oh and I didn’t know where to put the rubbish – a little guide book to the house would be handy I’d say. Thank you for our stay!

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2021

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: If bringing pets, please be aware that there is no outdoor garden

The property

Nestled in the historic town of Kidcudbright, just a short walk from a number of amenities, is this delightful, maisonette, Flat 1, 43 Castle Street.

Set over three floors, this inviting retreat is a great place to call home while exploring the delights of Dumfries and Galloway.

The kitchen/diner is equipped with all you could need for a short break, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and even a washing machine, so you won’t have to pack your entire wardrobe!

Serve home-cooked meals at the dining table before discovering the sitting room, where you can lounge on the sofas before the electric woodburner.

As the night rolls in, head to the first floor to find a double bedroom and shower room, whilst the second-floor comprises of a double and a single, providing plenty of options.

When you’re ready to explore, meander the charming streets of Kidcudbright with plenty of coffee stops around the town and the Gallery Tearooms which has recently been refurbished with great reviews.

The Selkirk Arms with Restaurant and the Garret Public House with beer garden are each a stone’s throw from your front door.

Kirkcudbright offers a selection of Georgian and Victorian buildings, including Broughton House, a smart Georgian townhouse which was once the home of the artist Edward Hornel, now presenting collections of art, ceramics and furniture.

Visit MacLellan’s Castle, a ruined 16th century townhouse by the harbourside, or continue a stroll along the stunning marina as you watch the boats bob with the tide, before refuelling at a quality restaurant or bistro pub.

Get to know your surroundings further by strolling along the National Trust wonder of the Japanese gardens of Broughton House, or embark on a longer ramble in the Galloway Forest Park.

Those beach lovers can head out to Goat Well Bay, a hidden gem in Dumfries and Galloway, which is surrounded by woodland and looks out onto Nun Mill Bay at the mouth of the River Dee, with fascinating rock pools for the little ones to explore.

Flat 1, 43 Castle Street is a lovely base for exploring the Scottish coast and enjoying the charm of Kirkcudbright.

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About the location

KIRKCUDBRIGHT

Dumfries 25 miles.

The historic and picturesque town of Kirkcudbright sits on the banks of the River Dee on the north Solway coast. Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455 this small port town has always been supported by a busy fishing trade and is home to a blue flag marina. Behind this working harbour, its wide streets and pastel-coloured houses, a mix of Georgian and Victorian town houses make for a very attractive town centre. Particular places of interest are the Tolbooth Museum, Broughton House and Gardens (National Trust for Scotland), the Stewartry Museum, MacLellan's Castle, and the newly refurbished town Art Gallery. Kirkcudbright is also known as the 'Artists' Town'. From the 1870s onwards the town has both produced and attracted a wide range of talented artists and crafts people, and there is a fine collection of art galleries and arts and crafts shops. If you want your holiday to include some breaks from cooking you will find plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from, including the historic Selkirk Arms Hotel, and, near the harbour, Polar Bites, a very good fish restaurant as well as being a takeaway. Throughout the summer the town organises a wide range of activities including the four day Arts and Crafts Trail, four-day Jazz Festival, a weekly Scottish night with pipe band and dancing (especially for children), weekly town tours, farmers markets, a vintage car rally... the list is endless. Visitors can also use the town's swimming pool, bowling club, golf club and tennis courts. Further afield there is the Galloway Activity Centre on beautiful Loch Ken, which offers a range of water sports, and the Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre which includes a zipwire - suitable for all ages! Perhaps best of all are the opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing, or just driving along the coasts and in the hills and valleys in some of Scotland's loveliest unspoilt scenery.