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Shetland Cottage

(Ref. 1026867)

Dalbeattie, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Could do with crab bars on the bath bit difficult getting out if elderly like ..."

    Could do with crab bars on the bath bit difficult getting out if elderly like our selfs and stonger light out side for the hot tub Could only use it during the daylight

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2023

  • "The Property and location is stunning."

    However the bed was really bad. Very hard to the point we had to buy a topper to get slightly better sleep. The property is clean and tidy and does have everything you need. WiFi shouldn’t be advertised as doesn’t exist in the property and is fulse advert. The surroundings however are beautiful and so relaxing. When advertised an enclosed garden for the dogs this needs again to be sorted as would have been a great addition to the property. The mold in the bathrooms also need sorting. The owner was pleasant and sorted an issue we had with the property. Maybe would be good idea to meet you when leaving to ask any of these questions. I want the owners to take these on board as actually the location is stunning and the property needs a few tweaks and it would be amazing. Many thanks ☺️

    Reviewed by Thomas3.4Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful stay at Shetland cottage."

    Clean and basic but just what we needed. Fully equipped kitchen. Great location with wonderful farm animals on site. Hot tub a wonderful added extra. Staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We can’t wait to come back and stay again. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.1Oct 2022

  • "Property as described and everything we needed."

    Road,/track to it initially not good. I was advised to use alternative. Could have done with updating. Nowhere to hang wet costs, muddy boots etc. Quite old fashioned. Felt outside bit rough and needed tidying up. Position good for visiting places. Super scenery. Very nice and informative hosts.

    Reviewed by Anne Gaynor4.4Oct 2022

  • "Well kept property comfortable very peacefully owners very polite and welcoming look forward to visiting again r."

    d. meyer Rotherham.

    Reviewed by Rudolph3.8Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic weekend away with my wife and our dog Baxter, the accom was marvellous, So peaceful."

    Lots to do around locally and fantastic walking trails for dogs and families alike. Majority of places in the small village further up at Kippford are dog friendly also which led us to have a great weekend away. Thank you and hopefully we will be returning in future. Jamie

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Apr 2022

  • "A simple addition of picket fence / gate around the cottage garden would make the facilities suitable."

    Particularly as the cottage is a dog friendly listing having an enclosed space is important to guests with dogs to keep them secure. Odd as all the other cottages had a gated garden, yet this one doesn’t and instead you send an email about it not being enclosed after the booking.

    Reviewed by Sophie4.4Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was in need of general maintenance with cracked bath panel, light bulbs out in both bathrooms, no extractor fans in the bathrooms, very worn towels and only 4 set of cutlery and dinner set which meant washing up after every meal ."

    No information on what to do if you had any issues, or leaflets on local places to visit or eat. The internet didn’t work even though we raised this on arrival it only worked for the first day of our stay.

    Reviewed by Helen2.2Oct 2021

  • "A good location and a good holiday, with welcoming hosts."

    Clearly there are issues about the maintenance of the private access road, but we have coped with worse. The area offers several good coastal attractions and has an attractive air with good local facilities.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in a rural location…."

    Stayed for 2 nights with our 2 kids, WiFi didn’t work at all which I was quite happy about but the kids weren’t too happy. It was advertised that there was a bbq so we stocked up with lots of bbq food only to discover there wasn’t one at all and that this should have been removed from ad description. There were a few stains in the cottage, on the floor something had been spilled but not cleaned on our arrival, the silicon around the shower tray is mouldy but we were on a rural farm….apart from these small minor details it is a lovely relaxin little place….beds are super comfy, nice big bath with little complimentary toiletries. Lovely little hamper on our arrival too which was a nice touch. The hot tub is lovely too at night watching the sun set relaxing with a glass of fizz was bliss. Another highlight were the animals coming up to the fence to have a wee nose….the gorgeous pig in particular was a delight for the kids. All in all we had a fab stay and would definitely return for a relaxing break…..we had beautiful 23 degree weather which just added to the trip

    Reviewed by S3.8Jul 2021

  • "We stayed here last year and enjoyed it so we're keen to come back - staff ..."

    We stayed here last year and enjoyed it so we're keen to come back - staff really friendly and helpful and would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.4Jun 2021

  • "The garden we had did not have a gate for our dog to be kept in witch resulted ..."

    The garden we had did not have a gate for our dog to be kept in witch resulted in having to get in and out the hot tub to look for her as she likes to wonder ,also the shower needs resoliconed as it is mouldy ,I wouldn't recommend drinking the tap water also ,but apart from these miner things the stay was great with the land owner being a very kind man and very helpful when needed , kind regards ryan

    Many thanks for your feedback. The garden is not advertised as enclosed and as the property is on a working farm you do ask guests to keep their dogs under control please. We will check the shower seal before the next guest and the water is from the mains source and perfectly safe to drink. We are pleased to hear that you had a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ryan3.8Jun 2021

  • "Great location in the countryside, very peaceful with views to the coast but a few minutes drive from beaches and lovely places to visit!"

    Bruce bonus was the beautiful weather!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4May 2021

  • "Very clean."

    Bonus was that it had a dishwasher which was not listed . There was a welcome pack with a number of useful items including cleaning items and dishwasher tablets which were much appreciated. There is no DVD player which was listed. Some more cutlery and crockery should be included so the dishwasher doesn’t need to be used as frequently.

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Sep 2020

  • "We found the cottage excellent and really enjoyed our stay, however there were a few things you should be aware of: There is no barbecue (as listed) The WiFi was so poor we couldn’t use it at all (it goes mention that the WiFi can be intermittent but it was even worse than that) The ‘enclosed garden’ was not fully enclosed."

    Luckily, we took a tether for our puppy which kept her safe and contained but we would have struggled without it. These things did not deter from an excellent stay but it would have even better if these things were improved. We have already booked to go back.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Aug 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Biomass wood boiler
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchairs available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Partially enclosed garden and patio area with furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles and pub 2.3 miles
  • Please note: Due to the rural location the WiFi can be intermittent
  • Please note: There is a £60 supplement for use of the hot tub.

The property

Shetland Cottage is a delightful cottage, named after the Shetland Ponies that roam the surrounding farmland and rests on the outskirts of Dalbeattie, in Scotland.

This single-storey property has a lovely light decor and has been furnished to a high-standard, with an open-plan living space giving you the space to unwind into the evening.

Gather at the dining table to enjoy a deliciously prepared home-cooked meal, whilst the adjacent kitchen provides a range of appliances for you to cook up some meals or a hearty breakfast.

Retire to either the double or twin bedroom, with the master boasting an en-suite shower room for your convenience.

Delight in the family bathroom which offers an elegant bath so you can take a warm soak in the tub in the evening.

Outside, you will benefit from your very own partially enclosed garden area where you can take a refreshing drink and soak up the sun rays, or take a warm dip in the hot tub and relax in the bubbles.

Shetland Cottage is the perfect choice for a rural break to this wonderful area of Scotland.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1018315, 1026862, 1026864, 1026865, 1026866, 1026870, 1026871, 1026872, 1026874, together sleeping 54 guests.

EPC Rating: Band D

Meiklebob Holiday Cottages

Converted from old farm steadings, now transformed into beautiful holiday accommodation, this group of ten properties enjoys sweeping views of the coast and countryside all around them. Meiklebob Holiday Cottages are located on the outskirts of Dalbeattie, the Granite Town of South West Scotland within Dumfries and Galloway, and sits near the coast. Offering a retreat to nature, the cottages are next to the Meiklebob Farm, where Aberdeen Angus Cattle are reared as well as Lleyn and Romney Sheep, and you can even feed the pigs, donkeys and more! Comprising of a selection of cottage sizes ranging from sleeping four guests to ten guests, there is sure to be an arrangement to suit your party, whether that be fitting into one cottage, or spreading yourself across a few so everyone can enjoy their own space. All of the properties enjoy an open-plan living space where a kitchen equipped with all the essential appliances can be used to lovingly prepare family meals, or quickly whip up a picnic for later in the day when you're out and about outside. After coming in from your activities you can take in a relaxing moment on the sofas and plush chairs provided, before gathering around the dining areas for meal times. Beautifully finished and thoughtfully decorated, these cottages also all come with their own private hot tub and barbecue. When you need to grab some essentials, head into the town of Dalbeattie where you can find some local shops and a Coop, as well as restaurants and pubs for a special evening or celebration and a night off from cooking. Take pleasure in exploring the surroundings by heading to the RSPB Nature Reserve and experience some stunning scenery of both wildlife and landscapes, with nature trails to guide you, you could spot some roe deer if you are lucky! A 7stanes mountain biking trail lies in Dalbeattie of world class standard, you can take a shot at trying out the course which has several different trails for various abilities and get your adrenaline pumping. For a calmer activity walk along the sands at Sandyhills Beach where you can paddle, bathe or investigate the rock pools. The Meiklebob Holiday Cottages are wonderfully finished properties ready for you and your family or friends to enjoy this wonderful area of Scotland.

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About the location


Castle Douglas 6 miles; Kirkcudbright 13.5 miles; Dumfries 14 miles.

The attractive country town of Dalbeattie is nestled in the south west of Scotland. The town sits within a wooded valley on the River Urr and provides access to the picturesque Solway Coast with its miles of beaches and pretty fishing villages. Dalbeattie is originally known for its granite quarry, which exported stone all over the world, most notably for the Eddystone Lighthouse and Thames Embankment. Today it is renowned for its outdoor activities with the world famous 7stanes mountain biking complex nearby as well as forest walks in Glentrool, where you can follow in the footsteps of Richard Hannay in The Thirty Nine Steps. Dalbeattie and the surrounding area offer panoramic views of the Solway Firth, the Lake District and the Galloway Hills. A great location, which has something for everyone.

Please note: Due to the rural location the WiFi can be intermittent

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas