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1 Mews Lane

(Ref. 934300)

Kirkcudbright, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "A very spacious apartment in the middle of a lovely small town."

    The fascinating history of the town and its art work are well displayed.Great walking around the town and a short drive to coastal walks at the Isle of Whithorn and Portpatrick and inland at the Gatehouse of Fleet and Moffat. We found a couple of good restaurants still open in November and really fresh local seafood delivery on Thursday and Friday. We were very warm and comfortable and would certainly recommend this stay in Kirkcudbright. Peter and Toni Sydney

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2023

  • "An immaculate flat with a lot of thoughtful touches."

    Loved the big rooms and comfortable beds. Location ideal for the town Didn't like the entrance through the lane which was ugly nor the stairs. As older people found the painted walls and ceilings dark and unappealing. Would have appreciated a shelf for soap and shampoo in shower. Overall positive and thanks

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2023

  • "Extremely clean and comfortable property."

    Very spacious rooms. Location is great - really central to Kirkcudbright. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely big apartment in a very convenient part of the region, with access to lots of coastal and woodland walking."

    Very useful to have access to a garage for the bike in addition to ample parking behind the property.

    Reviewed by J5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely flat, spacious and in such a great position for exploring Kirkcudbright."

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7May 2023

  • "This holiday property was perfect."

    It was well equipped, very clean, beautifully decorated. In a excellent location, 2 mins from the Main Street, I would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay, the flat was fabulous, so spacious, beautifully decorated, warm and cosy with great views down to the harbour and really well equipped."

    Location was perfect for us, central Kirkudbright with all facilities just on the doorstep and lovely walks from the flat. We felt welcome right from the second we walked in (and we saw ' Mac the highland cow looking down at us from the top of the stairs'), the owner leaving us a bottle of wine, milk, biscuits, tea and coffee - Thank you so much, 100% looking forward to a return visit :)

    Reviewed by Geoffrey James5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thank you for a great stay ,we had a fabulous week even the car was happy in its separate house ."

    Large rooms very tastefully furnished, the apartment contained everything you would need .Situated in the centre of town with a great view, all amenities within walking distance. Hope to return in the future .

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful property, so clean and had absolutely everything we needed and more."

    We fair enjoyed the finer touches and were all comfortable and relaxed for our entire stay. Thank you!!!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2022

  • "When I was looking to book a cottage with Sykes Cottages I kept coming back to 1 Mews Lane in Kirkcudbright."

    I stayed here with my husband and a friend of ours. It is in a beautiful little town and we could access the local amenities very easily. We had a few walks about Kirkcudbright and we were able to use public transport very easily as well. I would certainly recommend coming to this peaceful part of Scotland to anybody - 1 Mews Lane is just in the right place and it was a shame we had to go home.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved the apartment."

    Fab touch re the welcome goodies left - wine, milk, shortbread, tea, coffee. These were all much appreciated. Lovely tasteful decor. Extremely spacious rooms. Great location in the town. Easy parking right beside the building. Would definitely come back. Nothing to do with the property but the local recycling could be better - recycling facilities at the harbour were only for glass and cans so brought our other recycling home.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2020

  • "Thought that the flat was a great size and in immaculate condition."

    Also having the garage was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was a lovely spacious and well presented property."

    The location is great and furnished very tastefully. Loved sitting in the window seat in the lounge looking out into the main street! The bed was very comfortable in the main bedroom and although not a problem felt that the couch in there took up room that could have been better utilised. Everything we needed was in the well equipped kitchen but the lighting over the worktops and in general could be better.The wine, milk coffee and biscuits (and face masks) left on our arrival was very much appreciated. Thank you. One other small point would be that the shower cabinet in looking tired and could benefit from an uplift.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2020

  • "Remember to book any visits to museums etc."

    in Covid period. Do not expect everything to be open. Face masks are a must, even in cafes etc. Opening hours are often changed.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Aug 2020

  • "The house was spotless clean but lacked any cleaning products and dishwasher salt and rinse aid which was completely empty, we had to purchase these products."

    Due to the current Corona Virus situation we decided to come home early as we did on Tuesday 17th march, we really did enjoy our time in Kirkcudbright.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Mar 2020

  • "The apartment is extremely spacious, comfortable and clean with quality furnishings."

    Bed and sofas very comfortable. Perfectly situated for exploring Kirkcudbright and beyond. The garage was a bonus. Very quiet area and no excessive noise from the front road. It was lovely to find fresh flowers in the kitchen, lovely soap in the bathroom, tea coffee and nice biscuits and water and wine on our arrival. A very welcoming start to our stay. If I were to be extremely critical, I would suggest that a few more coat hangers..... I never pack lightly ......were provided, and that as the kitchen could easily accommodate it, perhaps a bigger fridge freezer would be welcome ( the current fridge has only a small ice box). I also think that it would be better if the bedroom which has the chair in it would be better served by a dressing table ( better for doing hair etc). Other than those minor points..... fabulous!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Our second stay at this stylish apartment, spacious rooms and centrally located for all local attractions."

    If their is one room I would update it is the bathroom which is perfectly adequate but not as modern classy as the rest of the rooms. Would not hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The accommodation was very spacious and really central so ideal for a relaxing holiday."

    All of that you can see from the listing though. What was less obvious and really nice when we were there was the attention to detail, with nice finishings and a well equipped kitchen that made it easier to self cater in the apartment. Amy was very approachable and helpful when we got in touch, which made it all the more relaxing.

    Reviewed by Rona5.0Apr 2019

  • "Amy made us very welcome with a decorated Christmas tree, prosecco and mince pies."

    Initial uncertainty about the heating was quickly and satisfactorily dealt with. Good location. Very comfortable and spacious.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Dec 2018

  • "A lovely large, warm and comfortable period appartment with easy access to the delightfull town of Kirkcudbright and the surrounding countryside."

    We would have no hesitation in reccommending this property. We thoroughly enjoyed our week despite the weather and will return to Galloway next year perhaps for two weeks to enable more of the wonderful countryside and villages to be enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2018

  • "1 The Mews was a well equipped flat in a prominent situation in the "artist" town of Kirkcudbright."

    There were two small contentions about this flat. Although we knew that it did not have a bath, I personally missed it. There was room for a bath however I suspect the poor water pressure might be an issue. The road was noisy for the front bedroom. Vehicular access was at the back of the building and if the bowling club was busy, inconsiderate people blocked access to the properties' garage.

    Reviewed by Sam & Liz3.8Sep 2018

  • "It was an excellent property clean and spacious."

    Also, it was close to all the amenities that you may require. We found having a garage was very useful it kept the car cool , was very hot weather when we were there ( maybe a room fan would be useful )

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Jun 2018

  • "A lovely apartment with everything you need, ideally situated in the middle of a lovely town, had a fantastic time would definitely go back."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2018

  • "The property was stylishly decorated, spotlessly clean and well maintained."

    The addition of the garage for use of holiday makers was an added bonus. All rooms were large and comfy with great vies to the front over the church and it's grounds. I have no hesitation in recommending this property as a great base for touring and/or enjoying one of the many festivals held in Kirkcudbright annually.

    Reviewed by Maggie4.4Jun 2018

  • "Very enjoyable stay at 1 Mews Lane."

    The photos of the interior don't do it justice - it is a very well furnished property with lovely features. Very comfy beds, state of the art tv and lots more space than was expected. The owners also left us a bottle of wine which we thought was a very nice touch. Place was very clean and tidy, and the owners were very quick to respond to one query we had around parking (which garage we had access to). We were already familiar with Kirkcudbright which is a very nice harbour town, we will certainly be staying at this property again the future and whileheartedly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Bruce4.8Feb 2018

  • "The fact that the owners had left a beautifully decorated Christmas tree for us says it all."

    Sitting room was the most comfortable we have ever had in a cottage. Excellent week.

    Reviewed by Alison4.6Dec 2017

  • "The apartment is beautifully furnished, comfortable and warm."

    It is in the centre of everything and with a garage and plenty of roadside free parking everything is covered.

    Reviewed by Diane4.6Oct 2017

  • "Just wanted to say how lovely the apartment was."

    Well furnished and everything you needed was there. Beds were really comfortable.

    Reviewed by Tom4.6Aug 2017

  • "Lovely stylish apartment centrally located in the village"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2017

  • "Beautifully furnished apartment, very comfortable and clean, ideally situated."

    Reviewed by Jane4.6Dec 2016

  • "Apartment was great and Amy a really attentive and helpful host."


    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Dec 2016

  • "It is very comfortable and well equipped, and it was so nice to find tea, coffee and milk supplies on our arrival."

    Also great TV and wifi. Excellent position in centre of Kirkcudbright, near to shops and harbour.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Nov 2016

  • "Apartment was spacious and furnished to a very high standard."

    There were lots of nice touches and, perhaps best of all, everything was spotless.

    Reviewed by Sandric4.8Oct 2016

  • "No 1 mews lane kirkcudbright, is a excellent choice to have a holiday, plenty of space in the apartment and very clean."

    the only downside woud be the steep stairs to the apartment. we had lovley weather and a most enjoyable holiday many thanks j evans

    Reviewed by Jeffrey3.8Oct 2016

  • "The apartment was beautifully furnished, and a nice little touch was a bottle of wine, milk and an initial supply of tea coffee and biscuits."

    The owner was very approachable and happy to answer any queries. Very impressed.

    Reviewed by Kathleen Julia5.0Sep 2016

  • "The standard of furnishings in the flat is exceptionally good and comfortable, however it is slightly let down by the exceptionally dim lighting in the bedrooms and kitchen - you can hardly see to make a cup of tea let alone cook anything more complex, and it's not possible to use a hairdryer in the bedrooms as it's too dark to see as far as the mirror!"

    If this was resolved it would be a big improvement.

    Reviewed by Alison4.8Sep 2016

  • "Excellent apartment."

    You might tell people it's on the 2nd floor, so they expect stairs. Right in downtown Kirkcudbright, you can walk to anywhere in town. Right around the corner from the grocery store, and many resteraunts. Gorgeous view of the village green.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2016

  • "It was an outstanding property."

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Aug 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Two king-size double bedrooms (one zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garage space for 1 car, additional roadside parking nearby
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Harbour 5 mins walk.

The property

A beautifully-presented first floor apartment in the heart of the popular coastal town of Kirkcudbright.

Refurbished and decorated to a high standard, this stylish holiday apartment will accommodate up to four people handsomely.

You reach the apartment via the rear parking area and climb the steps to the first floor.

Off the central hall is a spacious kitchen with a dining area and a superbly-decorated sitting room looking out over the church grounds and soaperie gardens towards the harbour beyond.

This apartment can accommodate up to four people in a king-size double, and a further king-size double that can be set up as a twin on request.

Take a stroll around this flourishing town, built around the fishing harbour, and discover why Kirkcudbright is known as “The Artists’ Town”.

The wide streets and pastel-coloured houses have been home to generations of artists, and it is still a hub of creativity today.

As well as great walking and cycling around the coast and countryside, this lovely part of Scotland is also a haven for golfing and fishing.

There is superb mountain biking in the area, as well as the Laggan Outdoor and Galloway Activity Centres.

A stunning holiday apartment offering a stylish getaway whatever the season.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

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About the location


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, or 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas