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Harts Cottage

(Ref. 1073075)

Kirkcudbright, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "A very comfortable property in pristine condition with everything you could need."

    We had a lovely family Christmas here. Great local, friendly pub just up the road and so much to see and do in Kircudbright. Great beaches a few minutes drive away and some great walks.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Cottage is lovely."

    Not sure i like sykes automated everything approach nor its pricing policy of putting rentals on at a really high initial fee in the hope of getting bookings then reducing as dates approach if still available.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very comfortable and clean inside Harts Cottage with everything we needed."

    Lovely to be within walking distance of the town and the garden/shed was perfect for storing bikes.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is our second stay at Harts Cottage."

    It is a lovely cottage in a quiet street in the traditional part of Cirkcudbright. Beautifully renovated and very comfortable. A well equipped kitchen with a nice large fridge! Very comfortable beds and a great shower. We brought our bikes and the area is perfect for cycling with a network of quiet roads and attractive undulating terrain. Also great for walking and birdwatching. The Selkirk Arms is excellent for an evening meal and only a short walk away. The delicious home made lemon drizzle cake was a great start to the holiday - thank you!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2023

  • "Immaculate, warm, cosy cottage in the heart of Kirkcudbright."

    We loved our stay at Harts Cottage.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2023

  • "A well resourced and attractive cottage in all respects ."

    One suggestion for the owners - the street lights are an important asset for anyone living in this area however the existing bedroom blinds do not cut out the street lights . We suggest blackout blinds for anyone who finds the light influencing there sleep patterns .

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic week in Harts Cottage, everything about the cottage is perfect."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful property, clearly a lot of care and attention went into its renovation."

    The cottage is even better than it looks in the pictures. And spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Harts Cottage is a superbly presented accommodation - spotlessly clean; very comfortable with all conveniences provided (including the fabled delicious homemade lemon drizzle cake); ideally situated within the town, being within strolling distance of càfes, shops, art galleries, the River ffront and lots of walks."

    Catherine and Phillip are very obliging, providing lots of suggestions for occupying our time here. Thoroughly recommend Harts Cottage for a comfortable, hassle-free stay in Kirkcudbright.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Harts Cottage."

    The property was very clean, comfortable and cosy. The lemon drizzle cake on arrival was delicious! The owner was friendly and helpful and we received an excellent information pack ahead of arrival about the property and the surrounding area. A first-class property in a central location for all the amenities Kirkcudbright has to offer.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage, beautifully renovated and decorated."

    Really comfortable bed and an excellent shower. The kitchen was well equipped and had a nice big fridge. We particularly liked the home baked lemon drizzle cake and nice packet of coffee on arrival - scoffed the lot! We had a fabulous week, walking and birdwatching. There is a small garden over the road with a secure shed that would be great for storing bikes. The area looks marvellous for cycling, starting with Sustrans Route 7, so we will be back. The Selkirk Arms was very good - ate there twice.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage, maintained to a very high standard."

    It was lovely and warm, well stocked kitchen and comfy beds, great shower. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2022

  • "Our second visit to this excellent property which is newly refurbished to a very high standard, clean, comfortable and warm with a friendly and helpful owner."

    It is also very close to the town centre.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was delightful!"

    Beautifully renovated, extremely comfortable and well furnished…. The log burner and ample supply of wood was well used to give extremely snug evenings. It is ideally situated to explore Kirkcudbright and surrounding areas. Catherine was very welcoming and promptly communicative leading up to our stay.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a an amazing stay at Harts cottage."

    The property is beautiful and everything has been done to an exceptional standard. Had everything we needed in the house, the shower was a particular highlight. The owner was really friendly and communicative from booking to departure. We have been coming to Galloway for 20+ years but the information guide had us trying new things we didn’t know existed. Will be returning as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2022

  • "An excellent and well equipped house."

    Very comfortable and it had everything that we needed and more. We hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2022

  • "We returned this year for two weeks, having stayed last year for one week!"

    It didn't disappoint at all. The cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the endlessly interesting place of Kirkcudbright, and it's surrounding deserted beaches. The cottage itself is just perfect -clean, modern and cosy. No expense has been spared in making it into a perfect holiday home. Perfect used 4 times is not an exaggeration! We had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Sep 2022

  • "Superb cottage in the centre of Kirkcubright, close to all local amenities."

    The cottage is modern, comfortable, tasteful and of a very high standard throughout. Catherine the owner visited on our arrival and was very informative about the local area. She had left milk, coffee and a wonderful home baked lemon drizzle cake. I don't think you could find a better cottage to spend a holiday in. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, everyone we met was very friendly. The weather was kind, and the surrounding areas were all well worth visiting. Although we had to travel long distances to visit places, the roads were a pleasure to drive on, after coming from a city, and we particularly enjoyed the peacefulness and slower pace of life the area offered. I would highly recommend this cottage, and Kirkcudbright with its' galleries, coffee shops and places to eat. It has all the facilities required including a well stocked Co-op and Tesco. We had an excellent Sunday roast in the Selkirk Arms, and everything is just a short walk away from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property in centre of town, well specced and very clean."

    Welcoming and helpful owner. Kirkcudbright is a lovely town. Only potential downside is no private parking but in the event, no difficulty in parking on the local roads close to the accommodation.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely house, very central, spotless."

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable week in Harts Cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing break. As the weather wasn't too kind, the woodburner in the sitting room made all the difference. Very well situated to access all that Kirkcudbright has to offer. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Mar 2022

  • "We only stayed for a sort time, but could have moved in forever!"

    The cottage was warm, spotless and had everything we needed. It's clear that no expense has been spared renovating this property and it is a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Harts Cottage was amazing, sparkling clean, beautifully decorated and very warm."

    It had everything we needed and more to make our stay enjoyable and hassle free. The owner was so helpful and even popped by to meet us upon our arrival. Gave us so many useful info and suggestions of things to do in the area, she even had a delicious cake for us! I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Magda5.0Jan 2022

  • "Harts cottage is very well positioned for all Kirkcubright has to offer."

    we found it very comfortable & cosy.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautifully furnished and decorated and very very comfortable."

    Loved the log burner in the living room and the underfloor heating in the kitchen. Didn’t need to light the stove in the kitchen. I only used the double bed which was very comfortable. The whole house was spotlessly clean and I really couldn’t find anything to complain about. Plenty of information provided and places to visit although I was only there for Christmas and didn’t have time to travel round.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Dec 2021

  • "We like Kirkcudbright very much and have visited many times but not stayed in the centre before."

    Hart's Cottage was excellent, very well equipped, comfortable and beautiful...perfect!

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely house, wonderful place"

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic location and some really lovely finishing touches on arrival."

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jul 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage."

    High standard of decor and furnishings. Perfect location just around the corner from the shops, marina, pub and chippy. We had perfect weather and Kirkudbright is very handy for a number of beaches. The gorgeous home-made lemon drizzle cake and bottle of wine were very welcome. The only reason I didn’t give top marks for everything was the lack of curtains in the bedroom (just blinds) so we were woken by the light very early in the morning. Apart from that it was the perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was fantastic!"

    Recently refurbished, everything felt brand new. Lots of space, light and airy. Kitchen was well equipped, everything you need for making meals. Well located, 5 minutes walk to the centre of town, plenty of parking available.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Harts Cottage was perfect for our requirements."

    It is a traditional cottage refurbished to a very high standard. It has a central location in a relatively quiet street, a short walk from the harbour and the shops.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautifully renovated and sparkling clean cottage in a central location and containing everything that could possibly be needed."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

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  • Over two floors.Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with gas stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and 2 x stoves (gas/woodburner)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed patio with furniture and barbecue
  • Secure bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Situated in the vibrant and historic town of Kirkcudbright, just a short walk from a wealth of amenities, is this heart-warming getaway, Harts Cottage.

Boasting a refreshing mix of contemporary and character features this semi-detached property is perfect for families to call home while exploring the wonders of Dumfries and Galloway.

The kitchen/diner has all you could want for a short break including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, along with the added luxuries of underfloor heating and a gas stove to keep you toasty in the winter.

Carry the conversation into the sitting room, offering a welcoming feel with a woodburning stove, where you can flick through the Smart TV in search of a favourite film, or simply kick back and reflect on the holiday so far.

As the night rolls in, head upstairs to the master bedroom, benefitting from a double aspect space with a Smart TV and king-size bed, here you can rest your head following a day of outdoor hiking.

Across the landing is a charming twin room, suitable for little ones, along with a refreshing shower room where you can step under the rainfall shower to prepare for the day.

Accessed via a narrow lane, the property benefits from a tranquil garden which is separate from the house, offering a lovely space for a family barbecue and alfresco dining.

Be sure to explore the charm of Kirkcudbright; meander the charming streets lined with Georgian and Victorian buildings, including Broughton House, a smart Georgian townhouse which was once the home of the artist Edward Hornel, now showcasing collections of art, ceramics, furniture and literature.

Indeed, Harts Cottage is situated on High Street directly opposite where Hornel lived.

A wide collection of independent shops should satisfy your shopping cravings, while many traditional pubs and tempting eateries will ensure you don’t go hungry.

There is also a busy harbour and marina which offers a delightful haven to stop and enjoy the atmosphere of this historic harbour town.

For the more energetic there are some excellent walking and cycling routes on the doorstep and the town also has a swimming pool, golf course and tennis courts.

Alternatively enjoy a day at the beach or explore The Galloway Hills and Forest Park.

The owners are close at hand to offer information and guidance on exploring the area.

If you are interested in hill walking and are reasonably fit and healthy, Philip would be pleased to accompany you on any of the walks in the area.

Philip is a qualified Mountain Leader and was previously a full call out member of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team.

He is also a member of Mountaineering Scotland.Harts Cottage is a delightful property providing an ideal spot to discover the wonders of Dumfries and Galloway often referred to as Scotland’s Hidden Gem.

Note: This property can be booked with Haven Cottage (Ref: 1043871) together sleeping 8.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00180-F

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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:

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