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Sweetheart Cottage

(Ref. 1026874)

Dalbeattie, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a bumpy start to our holiday here in more ways than one!"

    Firstly, the almost half-mile access track from the main road is ATROCIOUS- in any normal-sized family car (we have a Fiesta) you will be crawling along at 4MPH and desperately avoiding the constant potholes and trying not to scrape your underside or catch your tyres on the myriad large stones. This was our biggest negative from our stay and sadly, would likely put us off coming back. The next issue was that due to a 'mix up', our cottage had not been cleaned for our arrival, and indeed the previous occupants (and their dog) had left us some nasty surprises. However, once we had found the lady owner, she was full of apologies and she and her team set about giving the place a good clean straight away, which we were happy to wait for. Sadly the hot tub was empty so would not be useable that first night, but we were promised some money back via Sykes, which was processed and dealt with while were still there- can't fault that. So, bumpy start dealt with, we were in! The cottage is a lovely size and well enough appointed for four (we were just a couple). The view out the back across the estuary towards Kippford is lovely, and once up to temperature the next morning, we enjoyed several dips in the hot tub (which is not the one pictured here). TIP- if the night is clear, stargaze from the tub in the dark- it is amazing, we saw the Milky Way above us and several shooting stars- quite magical. Many people have complained about Wi-Fi on site- being more realistic I didn't expect any and indeed, there was just 4G indoors and some 5G outdoors. There was no info about anything else in the cottage. TV channels are limited to a few basics on Freeview, though there was a small DVD player that we didn't use. You're on a farm, so expect a few animal noises. The bed was comfy enough but not the best, and the entire cottage creaks like you wouldn't believe- if you're up in the night, everyone will know about it! Overall we really enjoyed our stay- it was a good base for Dumfries, Dalbeattie, and the surrounding area- and we appreciated the speedy resolution to the initial problems; too many people would have really kicked off about that but the owner was lovely and we don't mind a bit of give and take.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Sep 2023

  • "Cottage and hot tub were fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    A few little additions to the cottage to think about ....a long handle sweeping brush or hoover and a clothes maiden or washing line and pegs would have really helped. I am sure we will be back in the future for another great stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Thomas3.8Jul 2023

  • "Property was much more than we expected."

    It was well decorated and lots of storage and furniture. Great to have 2 bathrooms, one with a bath and the other with a shower, was great for families getting ready. Kitchen was well stocked with crockery and equipment. Bed were clean and comfy and was great to have towels. Hot tub was fantastic and ready to go for our arrival.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have been to this cottage numerous times now, always amazing so relaxing and peaceful, kids love hot tub and animals !"

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is the second time in this cottage and it has been a lovely stay the ..."

    This is the second time in this cottage and it has been a lovely stay the wildlife has been fantastic the views are beautiful and the hot tub was fantastic

    Reviewed by Sam3.4Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic stay Hoping to stay again"

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Feb 2023

  • "No WiFi for the duration of the holiday."

    No point in having a dishwasher,only 4 plates, cups and cutlery!

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Sep 2022

  • "What a welcoming stay and also a beautiful cottage."

    The cleanliness was perfect and the scenery and location were perfect would most definitely return here thank you for the hospitality.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a thoroughly great time at the cottage."

    Made very welcome at the accommodation. Sweetheart cottage suited us perfectly, great to have private area with the hot tub. We loved Dalbeattie and will definitely be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage has No wifi at all which I think should be listed on the description."

    It states intermittent however during our whole stay there was no wifi available. It’s not a bad thing not having it but I think it should be stated. Cleanliness there were two hairs in our shower so nothing major but just attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Corinne3.4Apr 2022

  • "Excellent everything was spotless and nothing was to much trouble for the owner."

    The cottage had a wonderful outlook and it was lovely staying on a working farm. The cottage was very cosy with the added bonus of a log burner and the hot tub. Our fur babies thoroughly enjoyed the walks and the scenery round about was breathtaking. We arrived at Dalbeattie early as our journey went very smoothly, we phoned the owners and they very kindly had our cottage ready early for us everything was first class. We had a wonderful break

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at sweetheart cottage."

    The owner was friendly and helpful and the cottage was very clean. Our only quibble is that we feel that there should have been more information about what was not provided such as a hairdryer and basic condiments as salt and vinegar and also washing up liquid, as we have always found these are provided by other holiday rentals. If we had known these weren’t provided, we would have brought these with us.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Sep 2021

  • "My friend and I had a lovely holiday at sweet heart cottage,a nice base to explore with rambling walks with my dog and places of interest nearby."

    We arrived late and Alex the caretaker showed us to our cottage,a lovely welcome box greeted us. I would recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0May 2021

  • "This wee cottage is gorgeous, cosy and clean."

    The guy who met us was really friendly and helpful. The cheeky chickens coming to the door were a joy and kept my son busy! The hot tub was good fun even in the October weather. The WiFi is rubbish if that’s what you’re looking for but we kept busy exploring the local area so it didn’t matter. We’d definitely recommend this wee place!

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Oct 2020

  • "Sweetheart cottage is beautifully furnished with everything you could need."

    So cosy with the log burner and the luxury toiletries were a lovely extra treat! The location is idyllic and the hot tub a fantastic welcome bonus at the end of some fabulous days walking. The perfect place to chill.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2020

  • "A very nicely designed and presented property in a lovely rural location, other cottages close by in the same farm, but enough privacy to enjoy your own cottage."

    Chap that has the farm very friendly and approachable if you needed anything but never interfered with your holiday. Dishwasher and Washing machine in the house. I know some the usual stuff might have been taken out like cushions I presume in line with the COVID obligations on the owners but the cottage was comfortable and any essential were easily available in the Tesco a 20 min drive away in the next wee town. Ours was a four person cottage, 2 singles and another room with a double. En-suite in one bedroom and other just over the hall from the bathroom. Warm and cosy, with central heating and option of lighting the stove. All four of us would like to book again sometime, and one of our group who suggested it had already been several times over the years.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2020


    Reviewed by David3.4Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    I believe the hoots did not do justice of the cottage. it was very clean and warm inside. the only issue we had was we had booked the cottage for only 2 nights and we had to wait hours for the jacuzzi to heat up. we were unable to use the jacuzzi on the first night.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am glad you found the property clean and warm. Sometimes the hot tub will not have reached temperature on arrival due to the Covid Health and Safety measures in place to keep guests safe which we appreciate has more of an impact when you are only staying for 2 nights. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shamil3.4Aug 2020

  • "This holiday was lovely."

    The owners Christine and Alex made us feel most welcome and were there to answer any questions. They keep the site lovely and clean. The cottage was beautiful and clean with everything you require for a romantic get away. The hot tub was ready to use as soon as we arrived and it was beautifuly clean and the views from it were stunning. Garden was lovely and very private. The holiday was so amazeing my other half wanted to buy the cottage. We hope to return soon and stay a little longer. Thankyou for an amazeing break. Highly recomend this cottage and the whole site. Carol and Neil.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2020

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Biomass wood boiler with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchairs available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden and patio area with furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets 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: Suffolk Cottage only accepts a minimum of 3 nights
  • Please note: If the hot tub is required there is a supplement of £60 per holiday

The property

Sweetheart Cottage is a superb stone cottage resting on the outskirts of Dalbeattie, in Scotland.

Within the interior is a stunning contemporary base for friends and families to gather and explore the open countryside.

Discover a spacious open-plan living space where you can look forward to unwinding into the evening with a TV and DVD player to provide the entertainment for those quieter evenings, whilst the woodburning stove provides that extra bit of warmth.

The kitchen has all the necessary appliances for cooking up some heart-warming dishes, whilst the dining area provides the perfect setting for an evening meal, a hearty breakfast.

When it’s time to catch your rest upstairs, you will find a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, served by a family bathroom where you can enjoy a relaxing soak at the end of an exciting day.

Soak up the sun within the enclosed garden, before taking a dip in the hot tub and relaxing in the bubbles.

Sweetheart Cottage is the perfect property for a peaceful and tranquil holiday.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1018315, 1026862, 1026864, 1026865, 1026866, 1026867, 1026870, 1026871, 1026872, together sleeping 54 guests.

Please note: Suffolk Cottage only accepts a minimum of 3 nights

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
Please note: Suffolk Cottage only accepts a minimum of 3 nights
Please note: If the hot tub is required there is a supplement of £60 per holiday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas