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27-29 St. Marys Place

(Ref. 962856)

Kirkcudbright, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (23)
  • cottage (23)
  • town (18)
  • comfortable (18)
  • garden (17)

45 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage!"

    Three large bedrooms, with comfy beds and plenty of towels, loo roll, kitchen equipment etc. The hosts were friendly and welcoming (they popped round to take the bin out in case we were too frail!) and had very kindly supplied things like tomato ketchup, tea and coffee as well a basic cooking materials. The only minor negatives were that the rooms were quite light so we tended to wake up quite early (maybe not a bad thing?) and the shower would be a bit cramped if you were 6 foot tall. The garden is well maintained and is a bit of a sun trap. Overall we were very happy with the property. It's very convenient for shops, art galleries, museums and walks and of course Kirkcudbright is an excellent base for exploring Dumfries and Galloway. Red Kite feeding and Wigtown bookshops are especially recommended!

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Jun 2024

  • "This is the second time I have visited Kirkcudbright and myself and my friend could not praise the cottage enough."

    It's a wonderful base to visit all that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer. This part of Scotland is so overlooked and it has so much to see but in a quiet and understated way. We love the cottage so much, it has always been immaculately clean, lovely cosy beds with everything you could possibly need for your holiday. We even loved the nesting pigeon in the back garden- though we were disappointed not to see the babies before we returned home. We can't wait to hopefully return again next year.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2024

  • "We had a very comfortable stay and felt at home."

    Everything we needed was available and it was nice to have the lovely garden. The supplies provided including milk, biscuits and wine saved a shopping trip on arrival which was very welcome. We had a really relaxing week and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage was warm and spacious with comfy beds, the kitchen is OK but the fridge/freezer and microwave are in a small outer lobby with no heating, also the bathroom needs some work, the shower is difficult to access as its tucked under the stairs, the tiling needs regrouting and the bathroom needs a general makeover."

    All the house has the original sash windows which were drafty. We had to double up the quilt in the main bedroom as it was cold at night. The small upstairs toilet is unusable at night unless you want to wake the whole house up as it’s a noisy macerator type! The wood burning stove is a nice addition for the cold winter nights. The house is in a good location for accessing all the surrounding area. We enjoyed for the milk, wine and biscuits left for use by the owners!

    Reviewed by Colin3.4Oct 2023

  • "We liked the cottage very much & hope to stay again!"

    Very comfortable, spacious and very homely. It's not the most up to date in terms of decor, but we prize comfort and a cosy feel over that. Location is very handy for the town centre, so gallery, pub, eateries & lovely places to wander all nearby, yet quiet & pleasant. Parking was not a problem all week. We had a query and the owner, despite being away on his own holiday, pulled out all the stops to help & all was well. Slightest of caveats in that the property info on the Sykes site mentions the gas fire in the dining area & wood burning stove in the kitchen, neither of which were functioning, hence the slightly lower mark for facilities, but the gas fire is to be back soon apparently and we weren't cold. The dining area is a really pleasant, sunny room in the morning. The garden needs a good pruning, but it was too wet to use during our stay anyway! Have to go back to finish the books we borrowed off the shelf...

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house in wonderful town in beautiful countryside."

    Could not recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2023

  • "A clean and comfortable cottage that is full of character and personal touches."

    Very well equipped, we were made to feel welcome the minute we stepped through the door. The garden was beautiful and we were so lucky with the weather. An excellent base for exploring the fantastic town and local area. We will definitely return. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage, very comfortable, well situated and with it's own style."

    We appreciated the extra little touches made by the owners and the cleaner. We also appreciated local leaflets as my dad does not use the internet and we all enjoyed browsing. A great area to explore and a very friendly town too.

    Many thanks for your very appreciative review.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2023

  • "Me and my friend stayed here the 6th-13th May and had a fantastic time."

    I would recommend this to anybody looking for a wonderful place to stay. We found the beds very comfortable, the whole cottage spotless, and all of the amenities top notch. We especially appreciated the personal touches eg the bottle of wine left for us. Overall, we had a wonderful week in the cottage.

    Many thanks for your very kind review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2023

  • "A comfortable cottage and well thought out."

    Loved the wine left for us thank you. Lots of information on places to visit. Only slight issue is the low ceiling in the shower, we were aware of this but it was awkward for a couple in our party. The provision of hand rails was very useful. Although we did little cooking, preferred to eat out, I think that the frying pans should be replaced. Loved the garden and we were able to enjoy some sunshine.

    Many thanks for your review. Your comment noted about the frying pans ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4Apr 2023

  • "The property is well situated,being close to the town center."

    Property is spacious and is well equipped,everything a holiday maker requires.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another stay in a very nice house centrally situated for the Town of Kircudbright, with all the facilities."

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2022

  • "It’s a beautiful cottage, really well equipped, beautifully clean, well decorated and very comfortable."

    The location is very close to the centre of the town- all the amenities are within easy walking distance, with plenty of information provided of places to go and see for all tastes.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Sep 2022

  • "I have stayed at this property before and it is very comfortable and well equipped."

    The only things that I would suggest would be nice would be an apron and a steamer for cooking. In particular, we found the beds very comfortable.

    Many thanks for your helpful comments Andrew. The apron ( folded up ) is in the lower cupboard next to the cooker. I will put it up on a hook in the kitchen to make it more accessible/visible. l've replaced the steamer. Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "The holiday cottage was particularly dirty."

    However, when I fed this back to Sykes they were very helpful in addressing the matter. They fed back our concerns to the owner who came to visit us at the property so we could show him what we were concerned about. Thank you Sykes for acting on our behalf.

    I take very strong exception to the comment that the property was "particularly dirty". During the four years I have let the cottage I have never had any complaints of this nature, direct or via Sykes , about lack of cleanliness or anything else. The cottage was cleaned to the same very good standard for the week in question. I visited the house to hear what the guest had to say. The issues she raised were trivial. For example she was unhappy about one of the oven gloves ; she stated that the fridge should be cleaned with bicarbonate of soda, and not another cleaning liquid. ( It is, in fact, cleaned with bicarbonate of soda.) She then turned the conversation to money. It was, all in all, a very odd experience. I have since discovered from the local holiday let "community" that this lady is a serial complainant - complaints made with the intention of trying to get money back from owners or letting agents, evidently successfully in some cases. She has been banned by one letting agency for this behaviour. I have brought this to the attention of Sykes for their future reference. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire1.9Aug 2022

  • "Well equipped holiday home in a lovely historical town."

    The accommodation was spacious with a private suntrap garden. With cosy lounge for evenings to relax in. Great location for exploring the area, lovely beaches, Lochs and forests. Very friendly town with plenty going on - Scottish Nights every Thursday if visiting during August. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Jacquetta4.7Jul 2022

  • "The property is spacious and comfy."

    We enjoyed our stay very much in this back street of Kirkcudbright. We would happily stay there again. We didn't use the back garden but it was a secluded space with seats and table available. The downstairs bathroom was fine - a toilet was also upstairs, should a night -time visit been necessary. The town's health centre was opposite the house and the only issue about this was a bit more traffic and cars parking during the day. However we were mostly able to park directly outside the house, or move the car there in the evening. We were able to air the house by opening windows in the bathroom and kitchen. I would have liked to have been able to open windows elsewhere in the house but this didn't seem possible.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Well equipped, welcoming and comfortable cottage."

    Only very minor quibble was the curtains in the single bedroom which let too much light in. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend or stay again.

    Reviewed by Kerstin5.0May 2022

  • "The property was really easy to find and in an excellent location for the local town."

    It's lovely and spacious, very quiet and well equipped. Couldn't fault it!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed or might need."

    It was spacious and the beds were really comfortable. The added bonus of a garden was very welcome. The cottage was within easy walking distance of the town where there was a local Tesco and Coop , two bakers and numerous cafes and shops. The art galleries scattered throughout the town were varied and interesting plus Broughton House, a National Trust property where you could visit both the house and garden.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house was easy to find and a short walk from the centre of the town."

    There was plenty of space for two adults and two children and the garden was an added bonus. The house and garden were well equipped and had all we needed for a really comfortable stay. While the shower did lack head room this was clearly stated in the details so we knew what to expect and we all managed OK. It was our first time visiting this part of Scotland, we spent our time exploring the local beaches, forests and rivers. We enjoyed our holiday so much we have booked to stay here again next summer.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely house, very spacious and very generously equipped."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2020

  • "Had a great week, and in general, very pleased with both the holiday (great location close to the centre of a lovely town) and the accommodation, which was clean and very spacious We also enjoyed lunch in the garden on a couple of warm days."

    The only negative comment (and we struggled to find something) was that the shower facilities are not good enough. Position of the bath/shower under the stairs makes it cramped for anyone taller than 5'6". We were thinking of immediately re-booking to bring elderly parents, but the shower has deterred us for now. Otherwise, excellent.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2020

  • "The house was lovely, cosy, full of character, clean had everything we needed and loads of space."

    More than it looked online. It was a great location, perfect for wandering the pretty streets of Kirkcudbright, easy access to local shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants and beaches just 10 minutes drive away. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather and enjoyed beautiful summer evening strolls around the lovely town and along the river. There are plenty of walks to do from Kirkcudbright itself and in the surrounding area. We were very grateful to Paul our host who not only made us feel exceptionally welcome but also as provided us with loads of information from walks in the area to places to eat. He was very friendly, kind and couldn't do enough to help. The town is full of great art and beautiful crafts. We found everyone really friendly. The children enjoyed seeing artists painting down at the harbour and the fantastic stone snake the town's people have created during lockdown. We would highly recommend a stay here and definitely will be heading back ourselves. Thanks Paul

    Reviewed by Nadia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, really well equipped and a great location a few minutes from Kirkcudbright town centre."

    A real home from home. Some fantastic walks in the immediate area. Would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2020

  • "Enjoyed another lovely stay."

    Good to see they now have gloves for the stove! Looking forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Feb 2020

  • "This is the second time my family and I have stayed here, and again we found it just perfect for us."

    The location is ideal - just a short walk from the shops and restaurants. The house itself was lovely and warm. It's spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2019

  • "Had a great holiday The cottage was very well placed in Kirkcudbright and comfortable and well equipped."

    The only thing which we would have appreciated would have been an apron.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "The house was in a lovely town ideal for touring around the house was big clean ..."

    The house was in a lovely town ideal for touring around the house was big clean and comfy everything was there lovely touch with the wine chocolates and biscuits

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "Had a very enjoyable relaxing holiday in an excellent location, the accommodation is ideal, we wanted for nothing"

    Reviewed by Bernadette4.7Aug 2019

  • "Excellent to be in Kircudbright when the summer activities are on, Scott's night, arts and crafts trail."

    Historic. Walks etc. Sad we are not there next week as well those emote. Good neighbours, friendly locals. An excellent break. Definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Jul 2019

  • "Super week at St Mary's Place."

    The cottage is spacious, cosy and very well equipped. The most comfortable beds we have ever slept on! A great location in Kirkcudbright, handy for all facilities and super walks, beaches and coastline close by. Others have mentioned the parking but we had no issues, only had to park away from the house once during the week and it was only a 50 metre walk. We were blessed with glorious weather so did not need the heating but the house would be very cosy in winter with the woodburner. The garden is delightful and a lovely place to sit in the evening. The shower is tight for space but hubby is 6ft2" and managed! Water pressure is good and water is nice and hot. We look forward to returning to this lovely cottage and exploring the area further. The local authority need to sort out their recycling efforts, glass bottles can be taken to bottle banks at the harbour. I only mention this as if visitors raise it local residents can use the information.

    Reviewed by A5.0Jul 2019

  • "A charming and spacious cottage."

    Extremely well equipped with everything you need for a holiday. The owner has paid attention to detail in terms of what has been provided eg bbq, food pack with wine and detailed information about the area. Only slight drawback is the shower under the sloping roof. The cottage is well situated within walking distance of the main town and the facilities. Kirkcudbright really does live up to its name as the artists town with lovely galleries and exhibitions to see. The artwork on the walls of the cottage was really interesting and again part of the lovely charm of this cottage. We had a lovely relaxed week here.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was very well stocked with all cleaning and washing up materials."

    Really appreciated the wine, chocolates and shortbread they didn't last long. Only issue was head room in shower, but we were award of this. That is the only negative thing I have to say. Really enjoyed this cottage very much.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jul 2019

  • "I feel a note should be put on the booking site regarding parking, because at certain times of day it gets very busy because of the nearby health centre but you can still park but it may be at the other end of street,but the house it really cosy."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2019

  • "The rental house was excellent and contained everything that we needed."

    The owners had obviously put a lot of thought into providing things that guests need from a simple "how to" guide to a folder containing suggestions for places to visit. The garden is lovely and the rooms are all spacious and well furnished. I would happily go back tomorrow and would not hesitate to hire this house again.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2019

  • "Second visit to this lovely house."

    Great welcome. House is well positioned for a visit to this lovely town.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "We were very happy with the cottage which was very comfortable, well equipped and lovely and light."

    It provided every thing that we needed for an enjoyable holiday. We enjoyed our week in the Kirkcudbright area where there was plenty to do and see including pleasant walks and good views. Dave

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely couldn't fault it at all, beds were comfy, the house stayed warm, every thing you needed or wanted was provided."

    A pair of fireproof gloves for the fire may be handy as the handle gets hot. Thanks for letting us stay, no doubt we will be back

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Feb 2019

  • "Cottage was very central with lovely walks right from the door."

    Information left by the owners about the area was very useful and we enjoyed eating at some of the places. Seeing the red squirrels was fabulous. The cottage was lovely and warm and very comfortable, especially when we lit the log burner! The only slight downside was fighting for parking outside with patients at the health centre opposite but we managed.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Sep 2018

  • "This a delightful house - roomy & very comfortable - in a great position, it's handy for shops & restaurants - all within 5-10 minutes walk."

    The extras were greatly appreciated - wine, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, washing -up liquid, soap, toilet rolls etc. Wonderful idea to provide wind-up torches in bedrooms - luckily we didn't need them even after Storm Ali! Reading glasses are something we've never come across before. All machines worked perfectly - simple micro-wave - only the Smart TV was a wee bit too smart for us but we worked @ it & saw what we needed. Heating system quick & efficient - lots of hot water & 2 loos very convenient! No problems about parking @ the door. We spent a very pleasant fortnight here & were able to do plenty of walking - some right from the door. We only had one wee problem which was quickly resolved by Paul with the help of Andy Campbell - Thanks very much - we'd like to come back to see the lovely countryside in springtime.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2018

  • "The house was lovely and we only marked it down on facilities because of the bathroom."

    It had a sloping roof, which was pointed out on the description, and so we had expected it. There was an additional room with a toilet and basin which, although small, was a bonus. The house was extremely well stocked, with everything you could wish for, it also had a lovely garden, . We had a great holiday, the house was right in the middle of the town with lots of things to see and do and plenty of places to visit in the area..

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was ideally situated and the street parking very good."

    Lovely garden.The welcome pack was a very nice surprise. All in all, a very enjoyable stay. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0May 2018

  • "Spacious, comfortable cottage with lovely garden."

    Reviewed by Maralyn4.4May 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent, great facilities and wonderful garden."

    Our young kids had a great time, really family friendly cottage.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, wash basin and WC
  • First floor WC with hand basin
  • Kitchen with dining area and gas fire
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating plus gas fire in dining area and woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed garden and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Secure bike storage
  • Roadside parking outside property
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, bistro restaurant and pub within five minutes walk
  • Note: Sloping ceiling above bath. Please note this property can only accept 4 people including infants- thank you
  • This property has a check in time of 3.30pm and check out time of 10am

The property

Delightful, newly equipped mid-terrace weavers' cottage dating from 1810 in the heart of the coastal town of Kirkcudbright.

Ideally located for exploring this attractive town and the lovely coast and surrounding countryside, the cottage is ideal for family or friends looking for a relaxing break.

The property accommodates up to four people - having three bedrooms with king size, double, and single beds respectively.

Each room has fitted bedroom units with plenty of hanging space and shelving for clothes, etc.

Relax in the sitting room near the cosy woodburning stove while catching up on your favourite TV programmes.

Across the hall is the dining area where home-cooked meals prepared in the kitchen can be enjoyed.

Quiet and spacious garden at the rear - with shrubs and lawn, and patio with furniture and BBQ for outdoor meals.

A short stroll takes you to the centre of Kirkcudbright, known as the Artists Town, and a variety of shops, galleries, museums and cafes - and, not least, Broughton House with its beautiful gardens.

Enjoy a day at nearby Dhoon Bay or the Carrick shore, and take advantage of the superb walking and cycling this lovely part of Scotland offers.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00705-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.