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Nathaniel's Cottage

Kirkcudbright, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 946854)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We spent three nights at Nathaniel's Cottage, Kirkcudbright."

    The cottage was perfect, spotlessly clean, very comfortable, beautiful furnishings and all the kitchen equipment you could need. Location was great with easy on street parking Lovely little outside space. I would definately recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ShelaghMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, always clean and ready when we arrive, firewood for the fire and a cost welcome."

    We love this lovely town. Stayed here lots of times. Always a pleasure to come back.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2022

  • "A lovely wee cottage in the heart of town that has everything you need and very comfortable beds."

    Reviewed by ShirleyApr 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in an ideal location, only one street back from the main street."

    Not only is the cottage beautifully furnished but there were various additional touches such as flowers on the dining table, canisters of tea and coffee, milk and biscuits left for us in the fridge (we're vegan so didn't use these, but it was a nice touch) and boxes of tissues in the lounge and bedrooms. Also books and DVDs available for use. Sky TV, but we couldn't get it to work, not sure what we were doing wrong as we don't have sky at home. Truly like a home from home, would definitely go back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by GailApr 2022

  • "Only down side at cottage heating could have been on for us arriving as it was a very cold."

    Also heating broke down during our stay which with help from owner soon sorted.

    Reviewed by WilliamMar 2022

  • "There were some issues that needed attention, but nothing that made our stay unenjoyable."

    One thing for me personally, I would have found a hand rail on each side of the stairs helpful. We would book to stay there again.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "The cottage needs a few improvements."

    We chose the cottage mainly because of the log burner but NO LOGS as stated in the description. Rusty radiators, rusty clothes airers, rusty shower rack they just do not look good. Stains on the bedding did not make me feel confident of cleanliness in the whole cottage. Kitchen needs some work, flooring, walls, extractor did not work and was greasy. The courtyard could do with a tidy up and the garden is too steep to use. We know covid has made things difficult but it really was disappointing for our first holiday in 2 years. The cottage could be fantastic as its in a great town, and a great location and the people were so friendly, even the weather was brilliant.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2021

  • "Sofas needs updating as are past their best."

    The extractor fan on cooker not working leading to condensation on kitchen walls and dampness. Have stayed previously and the location is ideal for facilities in Kirkcudbright. If we stayed in Kirkcudbright again we would likely look for alternative accommodation.

    Reviewed by EleanorAug 2021

  • "Great location in the lovely town of Kirkcudbright."

    Both bedrooms and the bathroom appear recently redone and were very comfortable. We were disappointed, however, in the condition of the kitchen. We found a stack of greasy pans inside the oven upon arrival as well as a dirty window ledge, a rusty wok pan, and food residue in the microwave. These did not give us confidence that the advertised deep cleaning (due to COVID) had taken place. We contacted the owner who responded quickly with an apology and a promise to remedy the situation. Jo explained that she had been unable to visit the cottage in the last several months due to COVID travel restrictions and has been relying on her housecleaner to keep things up. I hope she can get the cleaning sorted soon as it was otherwise a delightful place to stay.

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very close to all amenities of Kirkcudbright, but tucked away in a quiet side street, so nice and peaceful.

    Reviewed by JasonSep 2020

  • "This was our second visit to Nathaniel's Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."

    The key pick up was straightforward. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. Although sited in the centre of Kirkcudbright, it was quiet too. We had some lovely meals out including at the Selkirk Arms and also at The Auld Alliance where the staff went the extra mile for my son's birthday - the meal was outstanding too. Plenty to do round and about. - villages to visit and lots of pleasant walks. Enjoyed a visit to Threave Gardens and Castle Douglas. The King's Arms iin Castle Douglas is worth a visit for a meal. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by AnyaAug 2020

  • "Cottage was not very clean, had an ant problem due to cupboard by cooker being dirty and sauce bottles left there."

    Cutlery drawer was poorly positioned under cooker and drawer beneath that difficult to open.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2019

  • "We had to leave a day early because of a national cycling event."

    The street parking was restricted on our last day. Streets around closed. No warning from Sykes at all. Caretaker informed us Wednesday by note. Danger of car being towed away. Cottage fine, area great, won't use Sykes again.

    Reviewed by RonaldAug 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a central location"

    Reviewed by TrevorJul 2019

  • "Excellent position, close to everything in town and with Tesco's just yards away."

    We didn't think the side garden was useable at all as it's quite steep, maybe it could be terraced, to give some flat areas but as we were only two people the little patio was adequate.

    Reviewed by FrancesJun 2019

  • "Good cottage in excellent location shame about the low sofas but otherwise we'll kitted out with all you need."

    We found the outside space perfectly adequate

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "The location pf the cottage was below our expectation, with having noviews on the back- being blocked by a high retaining wall and also the front view was of a road junction."

    We had stayed in much better cottages here with gardens and open views at much lower prices! Also there was no garden as such, only a cramped courtyard with unusable garden furniture- these need painting and renovation. Inside the cottage was clean and satisfactory, but the price was rather high for the standard. We will not re-visit this cottage.

    Reviewed by SusantaApr 2019

  • "First cottage holiday ever, usually stayed in caravans, so it was far easier not having to take the bedding , towels etc."

    By the way loved the log fire, really homely and thanks once again to Grace the cleaning lady she was great . Thank You.

    Reviewed by .Mar 2019

  • "It was as described loved the little touches flowers on the table biscuits and milk in the fridge."

    Games for end of the day and dvds. The bed was amazingly comfortable the cottage was clean. It was a very nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2018

  • "Great to stay at the Nathaniel's Cottage in Kirkcudbright."

    Very close to shops and the harbor.

    Reviewed by AndreasJul 2018

  • "This holiday cottage was great and I would book it again."

    Beds were superb. Future guest please note mobile reception and wifi speed were very good. Lots and lots of extras included in good working order. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Feed back for Sykes - -Hi i do not understand why you fail to promote the wifi speed and mobile phone reception for your cottages. The wi fi in this cottage was exceptional and if such information was available on your site , would have been the key reason to book.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2018

  • "The house was very nice and close to town."

    The only thing we suggested which could be improved was the thick winter duvet on the bed might have been better changed to a summer duvet !! We noted it in the book they provided. Every thing else was super.

    Reviewed by PatJun 2018

  • "We were dissapointed in the on street parking, it should have been clearer in your description, that thge road was very narrow."

    one day we could not drive down as one of the neighbors had parked into the road, it was a bit worrying leaving our brand new car at night.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, which is home from home from the minute you walk through the front door."

    From Goodies in the fridge, the bacon n sausage were delicious, thankyou, to helpful hints in various places around the cottage. The flower filled courtyard at the side of the cottage is a little suntrap. The beds are extremely comfortable and the bathroom and it’s under floor heating, a treat to use. The thoughtful gesture of the gift voucher for Castle Street Bistro, was used and much appreciated. Will be returning

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2018

  • "We had a lovely few days in Kirkcudbright and the weather matched the forecast."

    A lovely cottage close to the centre of the town with a supermarket within a three minute walk. The cottage had all the facilities we required and was in a quiet area. The surrounding area was superb. We particularly enjoyed the red kite feeding experience and the lovely views and coast line. A very enjoyable time!

    Reviewed by EricApr 2018

  • "What a brilliant Cottage with everything one could ask for and with lots of little things that make you welcome ."

    ...Flowers ,Tea things welcoming card all little things but well thought out and would definately go back to this cottage and pass all on to others......

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2018

  • "This cottage is perfect."

    We had a wonderful week there. A real home from home.

    Reviewed by ChristineJan 2018

  • "A lovely cottage with good decor and art work, it really felt homely and comfortable."

    Very good location for exploring the area and near the amenities of the town. Nice to find milk,tea and coffee on arrival.

    Reviewed by JonquilNov 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in the artists town of Kirkcudbright with good restaurants and places to visit."

    Reviewed by IanApr 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with gas fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating in shower room and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking outside property
  • Rear patio with furniture and BBQ and side raised garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in super king-size double and shower room
  • Note: The side garden is up a flight of steps and has a wall with a 3 feet drop to the road; children to be supervised.

The property

A lovely end-terrace cottage close to the centre of the popular Dumfries and Galloway town of Kirkcudbright.

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

Relax in the sitting room around the cosy woodburning stove, whilst catching up on your favourite TV programmes, and next door is the dining room where a warming home-cooked meal prepared in the kitchen can be enjoyed.

The bedrooms can accommodate up to four people with a twin room and a super king-size double.

Completing the accommodation is a stylish shower room with the addition of underfloor heating.

Outside there is a bench in a pleasant little suntrap and is a tranquil spot to enjoy a barbecue.

A short stroll brings you to the centre of Kirkcudbright, known as the Artists’ Town, as it has attracted many well-known artists over the years.

Wander around the harbour or visit McLellan’s Castle or Broughton House.

Have a day at the beach at nearby Dhoon or take advantage of the superb walking and cycling that this lovely part of Scotland has to offer.

A delightful cottage providing the ideal spot for a relaxing break.

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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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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