- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
Reviews & Ratings
11 Customer Reviews
"Very comfortable, clean, cosy little place."
I was initially concerned that the heating wouldn't stay on for more than a minute or two, however I found that the supplementary fan heater and portable radiator together with the electric fire kept the place toasty so the central heating was not needed. Good facilities all in good order. Perfect space, great location, easy parking. I knew it didn't have WiFi when booking but the addition of WiFi would be the only potential improvement I could think of.
"Lovely, cute cottage - really enjoyed our stay."
The plumbing was very loud though.
"We had a lovely time away at burnside cottage it was cosy and quiet but comfortable."
It was very central to the town There was lots of nice places to visit and we will definitely go back.
"Clean but slightly musty smell downstairs."
Good location in town. Reasonable value for money.
"There was no wifi and no garden as mentioned in your ad."
"Nice little property for a week away with the Dog."
Fantastic walks directly from front door, and red squirrels 5 minutes walk away!. Boiler next to bed was a bit of an issue for me being a light sleeper, and when weather gets colder a rug or 2 downstairs on the cold stones would be a bonus. But otherwise exactly as advertised. We had a lovely week away.
"No tea towels, gas boiler clicks in at around 4 and can be somewhat annoying."
Otherwise great little cottage.
"The cottage was ideally placed for Kirkcudbright, however the cottage was more like a bedsit downstairs and very small, I did not like the stone floor and found this extremely uncomfortable, it states big enough for 4 people to stay - there is a 2 seater sofa?"
Upstairs was very nice, however the boiler in the bedroom was very noisy through the night often waking us Parking was down on the main street (there was an area of wasteland opposite but no instruction as to whether this could be used for parking) The cottage could benefit from some instructions: The downstairs TV did not work, however it had no Ariel, we purchased one (£1.99) and my husband returned the TV, we did let Sykes know but the solution was not to our satisfaction which was to remove the Ariel from upstairs The outside recycle bins were overflowing but no instruction on where to put them out or which days The oven did not work - there were no instructions to let us know otherwise There were also no instructions to use the washing machine We hoovered on the last day and the hoover was very smelly thank goodness we didn't need to use it earlier it would have definately caused an allergy We did have to wash cutlery prior to use They Key Cabinet outside did not work - reported this to Sykes but they could find no record of our booking? Kirkcudbright and surrounding area is beautiful and just as we remembered
"The cottage was fine."
A good location for accessing the town and its facilities on foot. It was reasonably clean throughout, though we did have to wash some of the cutlery and pans before using. There was no QR code or means to notify owner of arrival as suggested via email that there would be due to the current Covid situation. We found the bed reasonably comfortable and the TV in the bedroom came in useful when the main TV lost it's picture. We tried unsuccessfully several times to contact Sykes by phone to report the problem with the TV as we could not find owners details until 2 days later rifling through post and papers in a cupboard. When we did finally find the owners phone number he was very apologetic as the TV was new, and appreciative of being informed of the issue.
"There was a reed diffuser in the living room which smelt so strongly, I put it in the under stairs cupboard (sorry, I forgot to put it back on the shelf)."
Whilst I understand the reason for them, not everyone can tolerate the smell or may have allergies. The mattress and pillows were clean but there were no protectors under the sheet and pillowcases. The front door lock broke during my stay and Skyes responded quickly, contacting the owner, who arranged for a locksmith to come within an hour.
- One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
- Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
- Gas central heating with electric fire
- Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, washing machine
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen inc. in rent
- Roadside parking
- One small dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 0.1 miles
- Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £50
Situated in the quintessentially Scottish town of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway is this charming semi-detached cottage, 2 Burnside Place.
Providing a wonderful base for a couples' getaway, the cottage provides all the home comforts for a relaxing, or an adventure-packed holiday to Scotland.
On arrival at the property, nearby roadside parking invites you to leave the car and continue your holiday on foot.
Make your way into your home-from-home for the trip; the open-plan space blends a contemporary layout with a classically finished cottage home to a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
Utilise the electric oven and gas hob to prepare a tasty home-cooked meal for your loved one, before sitting down at the table to enjoy your meal while you plan your next day of excursions.
When it is time to relax, sink into the sofas and snuggle up to watch a film on the Smart TV, while the electric fire warms the space around you.
As the evening draws to a close, climb the stairs to the king-size bedroom for some well-earned rest ahead of another busy day.
Completing the property is an en-suite shower room where you can freshen up in the walk-in shower.
The beautiful town of Kirkcudbright is home to a quaint selection of pubs and restaurants so you can give yourself a break from cooking in the evenings, along with a handful of fascinating attractions including the Stewartry Museum which offers a historical insight into Galloway.
Immerse yourself into the town's artsy culture with a visit to The Whitehouse Gallery, or for a peaceful day out, walk along the riverside, make your way to Broughton House & Garden to explore the manicured grounds, and enjoy a picnic while admiring the pretty foliage and flora.
If science and space is where your interests lie, be sure to visit Dark Space Planetarium for a special and interactive experience in the state-of-the-art exhibition.
Just a short car journey away is the dramatic Cardoness Castle, where you can discover the dramatic 15th century tower, or perhaps a round of golf is more your style, which can be enjoyed at the nearby Gatehouse Golf Course.
Scotland, being known for its magnificent castles and lochs, will not leave you short of walking and cycling routes while in the area, passing some of the moody yet picturesque landscapes; branching slightly further afield is the famous Threave Castle and nearby Threave Garden, which boast diverse plant life and wildlife, with some unbeatable landscapes to admire even while en route.
2 Burnside Place is a fantastic base for a memorable break in a stunning area.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.
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, and the Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre which includes a zipwire - suitable for all ages! 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.
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