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Thistle Dubh ("Doo")

(Ref. 1152287)

Barend, Sandyhills Bay near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with Smart TV, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor single
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV with Netflix, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Communal lawned area with private decked area and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Open loch on-site, please ensure children and dogs are supervised
  • Note: Swimming pool on-site is not available for use by guests
  • Note: Electric vehicles can not be charged at this property
  • Note: Property only accepts bookings of 7 nights or multiples of 7 nights
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am.

The property

Colvend 2 miles.

Thistle Dubh ("Doo"), a charming, detached wooden lodge situated on a holiday park in Barend, near Colvend and Sandyhills Bay, on Scotland's beautiful Solway Coast.

Well-equipped throughout, this Colvend cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends wishing to enjoy a break close to the coast and within easy reach of many other attractions.

This Solway Coast cottage has three bedrooms, including one that has an en-suite shower room and a balcony offering open views.

There is a well-equipped, fitted kitchen and a cosy sitting room with a dining area at this cottage near Colvend, providing an ideal place to relax after a busy day at the beach, walking in the hills, or a round of golf.

To the rear of the cottage is a private decked area, plus a communal lawned area surrounding the property.

Within the holiday park is a restaurant and bar, as well as free access to a fishing loch, there is a deer park next door and 16 golf courses within 2 miles.

The nearby village of Colvend provides a shop and a seasonal restaurant, and the town of Dalbeattie offers all other necessary facilities.

Cyclists can indulge in the 7stanes complex of trails, which are nearby, and a short drive brings you to the delightful beach of Rockcliffe.

For an ideal Solway Coast cottage with something for the whole family, book your stay at Thistle Dubh ("Doo").

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-01716-F

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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.