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Saltflats Cottage - Rockcliffe

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Rockcliffe near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Salt flats is a really nice property, very cosy and warm (-4 outside!"

    ) but toasty inside. Everything you need and good quality items but we felt that some form of coat pegs/rack is needed downstairs especially when back from a very wet dog walk! Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Nov 2023

  • "Well equipped Cottage missing almost nothing."

    Felt very homely. The only thing we’d say is the bed and pillows haven’t got mattress or pillow protectors. Great next to the coast with lovely local walks. Good fenced in area for dogs. We’ll hopefully be back.

    Thank you for the feedback and we will check with our housekeepers as to what has happened to the mattress protectors. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2023

  • "What more could you want."

    Great views and wow stars at night out of the bedroom window, could touch them! Great walk to Kippford behind the cottage with its shell beaches. Ice cream at the bottom of the drive everyday. Love Dumfries and Galloway. Is a shop right at the top of the road as you turn right. We didn't see it until just before we left! Museum worth seeing at Dalbeattie with a Titanic story. Castle Douglas nice Tesco and shops. Love Kirkcudbright and the whole area. Might be good idea to put things like this into a folder. Beds the most comfortable we have ever slept in! Just one point no fire blanket or extinquisher!

    Thank you for your feedback, lovely to read you made the most of your trip to the region. We have checked with the property staff and the fire blanket had been put in a drawer. We have asked for it to be left in clear view, easily accessible if needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2023

  • "A well equipped cottage and a restful stay on the whole during the week that storm Agnes hit."

    Not that weather can be planned for but with the cottage having single glazing the sound effects of the high winds, rain and draughts on the windows made for a sleepless night.

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic week at Saltflats Cottage in Rockliffe."

    The cottage was outstanding, from ease of check in to how clean and very well equipped it is. I agree with previous comments about the overall comfort of the settee but also have to say things like that are always personal preference so what may not suit me is likely to suit someone else. Regardless we loved the cottage and hope to be back in the not to distant future. Cheers

    Many thanks for your feedback, we hope to welcome you back to the NTS. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2023

  • "Just back from a few days rest in this lovely cottage, fantastic location, well equipped and beautiful inside."

    Not a complaint but general feedback, there are no facilities to hang up wet clothes, given it's a beach location and we had a couple of wet days a clothes airer or coat rack would have been helpful. The sofa/chairs in livingroom are not comfortable for any length of time. Again most time is spent outside but if weather isn't great you tend to be inside.

    Many thanks for your feedback and we have noted the comments about a clothes airer and the team will buy one for the cottage. The sofa and chairs are new and we have provided cushions in case guests want more back support etc. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay and the location was perfect for us."

    Everything was spot on and house was immaculate. A few walkers mis the turn off and walk through the path of the property but really hard to find any fault with much more than that.

    Thank you very much for your comments, you were our first guests at Saltflats and we hope to see you again. There are public footpaths to the side and front of the property which can be found on the location plan. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jul 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 4.3 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: The fireplaces are non-working
  • Note: There are steep stairs up to the first floor, low head heights upon entrance to the bedrooms and sloping ceilings, please take care
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

Dalbeattie 6.9 miles.

Resting within the heart of Rockcliffe near the attractive country town of Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire lies Saltflats Cottage, a charming two-bedroom cottage which has been carefully maintained by the National Trust for Scotland.

Benefitting from off-road parking, stunning sea views and a well-equipped kitchen/diner, Saltflats Cottage welcomes four guests, ideal for a family or group of friends seeking to explore all that this lovely region has to offer.

After a long day exploring your surroundings, kick back and relax in the homely sitting room ready to click on the Smart TV and catch up on your favourite shows; allow your other half to get to grips with a fantastic range of appliances in the contemporary-style kitchen prior to settling down at the beautiful dining table, where you can enjoy a more formal dining experience over a cold glass of wine.

If you prefer to dine alfresco, venture outside to your very own patio with a glass of your favourite tipple and take in the beautiful coastal views.

When sleep calls, luxuriate in the sleek ground-floor bathroom, treating yourself to a warm shower or indulgent soak, before heading to a double or twin bedroom to catch some well-deserved rest.

After savouring your morning coffee, start your day’s activities at Rockcliffe Beach, a lovely location that allows you to completely appreciate the area’s undisturbed beauty while taking in the sun’s rays throughout the warmer months.

Rockcliffe is located on one of Scotland's most beautiful coastlines, stretching along the Solway Firth on the southern edge of Dumfries and Galloway.

Part of a National Scenic Area, this National Trust for Scotland nature reserve is fringed with wildflowers and dotted with sailing villages; explore The Jubilee Path, leading to the lovely coastal village of Kippford, home to two inviting pubs.

In addition to the Dalbeattie Museum Trust, in Dalbeattie you can also make the most of several shops and pubs, perfect for stocking up on the self-catering essentials or treating your family to some hearty fare when you don’t feel like cooking.

Originally known for its granite quarry, which exported stone all over the world, it also offers a plethora of outdoor activities with the world-famous 7stanes mountain biking complex, as well as forest walks in Glentrool, where you can follow in the footsteps of Richard Hannay in The Thirty Nine Steps.

Slightly further afield you will find the market town of Castle Douglas, also a designated Food Town with an abundance of local retailers that either produce or sell quality food and drink in addition to many independent retailers.

Discover Threave Garden, a breath-taking National Trust for Scotland location on the outskirts of Castle Douglas where you can delight in a leisurely walk or have a family picnic amidst the picturesque backdrops.The region of Dumfries & Galloway is a stunning part of Scotland, with an undulating coastline of rocky shoreline and sandy beaches, acres of forest and green spaces and an abundance of outdoor activities, history and cultural attractions for you to discover.During your getaway at Saltflats Cottage, discover all that Scotland has to offer.Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1060517 and 1076590 together sleeping 17 guests.

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00557-F

National Trust For Scotland

Whether searching for your next city to explore, or seeking a homely dwelling to relax in with your loved ones in rural surroundings, the wonderful collection of properties from National Trust for Scotland is sure to have something perfect for you. Discover the beauty of Scotland's two national parks and stunning countryside, with lots of properties catering to a wealth of outdoor pursuits to enjoy on your doorstep, with some featuring additional facilities for angling, field sports and cycling, making it easy to enjoy your stay to the fullest. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the lively city scenes of Scotland, with properties in and around Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow, all teeming with historic sites, beautiful architecture and plenty of entertainment. Being Scotland's largest conservation charity, National Trust for Scotland has been able to beautifully preserve and renovate many historic buildings to offer unique holiday locations. With over two-million visitors each year across twenty-seven castles and great houses, forty-six munros, thirty-five major gardens and designed landscapes, and seven national nature reserves, National Trust for Scotland has something for everyone. Each property is equipped with all you need for a self-catered stay, with kitchens complete with essential appliances and more, dining areas to come together for hearty meals, and many sitting rooms boasting open fires or woodburning stoves to settle down in front of, not to mention elegant bedrooms and sparkling bathrooms where you can feel refreshed. Bring your canine companion along with you to some of the properties, and keep up to date with the world via the WiFi connections offered in most cottages. With more and more people discovering the beauty and allure of Scotland every year, ensure your stay is special with a National Trust for Scotland cottage.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas