Fish House

Kirkcudbright, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 931443)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “Wonderfully renovated cottage for all the family”
    Fish house is a home from home. Equipped with all of the things you could need, this lovingly and stylishly renovated cottage was great for our family get together. ...
    Fish house is a home from home. Equipped with all of the things you could need, this lovingly and stylishly renovated cottage was great for our family get together. The location is amazing, and a little road to cross to the garden area with a picnic table with views across the estuary and into the sea, perfect for morning coffee, breakfast, lunch and a fish and chip supper. A bonus are some steps down to your little 'beach' area for rock pooling with space for the children to run and play. Located just outside of Kirkcudbright it is a real gem with options to go into the town, or up the coast to a larger beach area or further afield for walking and exploring. We will definitely be returning in the future.
    - HanandRob P, November 2017
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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Kirkcudbright 2 miles.

This is a lovely ex-fisherman’s cottage situated not far from the town of Kirkcudbright within Dumfries and Galloway.

With stunning views across Kirkcudbright Bay to Little Ross Island and the open sea beyond this delightful cottage is ideal for families and friends wishing to get away from it all.

Overlooking ‘The Fish Pool’ in the Dee Estuary, the cottage enjoys great views of fishing boats and yachts coming and going from Kirkcudbright harbour and the constantly changing estuary scene and its wildlife.

You enter the house into the hall from where you can access all the other rooms.

The sun room has stunning views across Kirkcudbright Bay to Little Ross Island and beyond.

There is comfortable seating and a telescope to fully enjoy the views, together with a HiFi with Bluetooth and CDs.

The separate sitting room has a dining area and also has views across the estuary, with a woodburner, TV with FreeSat and DVD.

There is a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare lovely meals, maybe using some fresh local fish from Kirkcudbright, to be enjoyed in the dining area of the sitting room.

The bedrooms consist of a king-size double with en-suite shower, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both with views over the estuary.

The final bedroom is a child’s bunk bedded room with a video-only TV and a highchair if needed, as well as a selection of games to keep everyone happy.

The cottage has two bathrooms both with the luxury of underfloor heating, one with bath and separate shower and the other with a bath with shower over, so there should never be any rows about needing a bathroom!

Outside, there is a lawn, across the road with picnic bench, spectacular sea views and direct access to the seashore while Dhoon Bay is approximately a ten minute walk away.

Many sea birds can be seen from the house and red kites are spreading throughout the area.

Kirkcudbright is a very attractive small town with a busy little fishing and yachting harbour.

There is a good selection of shops and galleries and a unique artistic heritage linked to the Glasgow School of Art and the Scottish Colourists.

During the summer the town runs an extensive programme of events and activities.

The local coast has an interesting mix of headlands, bays, beaches and villages.

A little further afield, there are well-known little harbours such as the Isle of Whithorn and Port Patrick and the stunning headland of the Mull of Galloway with its RSPB bird reserve and lighthouse open to the public.

There are attractive towns such as Castle Douglas or Wigtown and Gatehouse of Fleet.

Famous gardens in the area include the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Gardens near Castle Douglas and the Logan Botanic Gardens near Port Patrick, just over an hour’s drive away.

There are also many outdoor activities available in the area, including sea fishing, cycling and mountain biking, sailing and canoeing, horse riding, extreme sports and even tank driving, whilst kids will love the Cream o’ Galloway activity centre and Cocoa Bean chocolate and activity centre which are both only a short drive away.


All ground floor. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x children’s bunk with TV (for video use only). Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Sun room.


  • Oil central heating and underfloor heating in bathrooms and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one with FreeSat, one for video use only), DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games, children's videos and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: The garden is on the other side of the road from the house, across a busy road and care should be taken
  • Note: There is a drop from the lawn onto the sand and again care should be taken
  • Note: Swimming is not advised from the garden; Dhoon Bay, a popular local swimming beach, is about 10 minutes walk from the house
  • Note: There can be shooting in the local area during the months of October, November, December and January
  • Note: Max 6 adults.

About the location


Dumfries 25 miles.

The historic and picturesque town of Kirkcudbright sits on the banks of the tidal waters of the River Dee, on the north Solway shore. Established as a Royal burgh in 1455, giving it status to trade with ports outside Scotland, Kirkcudbright 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 villas and Victorian town houses, make for a very attractive town centre, complete with ruined McLellan's Castle. Also worth a visit is the very interesting Stewartry Museum, housing a collection of assorted items representing the life and times on the Solway coast. Kirkcudbright is also known as the artists' town, established by Edward Hornel in the late nineteenth century and still the case today, with a fine collection of art galleries, crafts, cafés and restaurants serving local produce and antique shops. There is also a helpful local Tourist Information Centre, a swimming pool and a small gym. The area offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere with attractive coastal landscapes and plenty to offer the whole family.

Note: Max 6 adults.

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