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Camphill

(Ref. 936603)

Kirkcudbright, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Cosy cottage in a lovely setting."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2024

  • "It was a lovely cottage set in an amazing location."

    Everything you needed was available in the cottage and the main bedroom bed was so comfortabe we wanted to take it home with us. We will be coming back and staying again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2024

  • "We wanted a secluded and remote cottage and Camphill delivered our expectations."

    David , thank you ever so much for your lovely feedback . It’s so nice to have people stay who live it as much as us - please get in touch if you would like to stay again Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday it was Christmas so didn’t expect the weather to be great but we did get out and about the cottage is in a lovely area peaceful and quiet near to shop."

    The cottage has everything you need for a lovely holiday clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Dec 2023

  • "Cosy, quirky cottage."

    I liked the fact that there was no other property nearby. Spacious, dog-friendly garden. I can recommend Camphill.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Nov 2023

  • "We really enjoyed are stay here."

    We were really comfortable and loved the wood burner! Perfect place to explore the local area. We'll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2023

  • "Camphill is the most amazing getaway."

    My family an I had the best time here. It was immaculate throughout, and the owners are amazing if you have any questions. So peaceful the perfect cottage in an amazing setting. Will definatly book again.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovely place to stay in a quiet situation."

    Easy access to the many places of interest which D&G has to offer. The house is clean and very well equipped. This was our third visit and we hope to come again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Second time at this property ideal situated with close by amenities the cottage is perfect for those with dogs."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped I shall be staying again many thanks for the use off this charming place.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Camphill, the cottage was a lot more spacious then it looked on the website and the outside space is fantastic."

    Lovely rural position yet only 3 miles out of Kirkcudbright which was a lovely place to visit. We will definitely book Camphill again it is a charming cottage.

    That is so kind - it’s always lovely to hear from people who love camphill as much as we do . Thank you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "Gorgeous little cottage with everything we needed for a relaxing (not-quite) spring holiday."

    Particularly liked that the garden was fenced fully so that the dogs could enjoy supervised time outside, and the living room was very cozy with the fire lit after a good day walking. The owner was very helpful and accomodating, including good suggestions for walks and beaches.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our time at camphill."

    Beautiful location. All clean and tidy. I don't wish to list everything,but some upgrading of decor and new furniture/mattresses/kitchen equipment etc. Wouldn't go amiss. Also control of the central heating for guests would be great.

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Feb 2023

  • "No holiday home is perfect, but Camphill comes very close."

    Everything you need for a home away from home. If you're looking for total peace and tranquility, this is it. The neibours ( cows in fields surrounding cottage) are very friendly

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Oct 2022

  • "We have used this cottage five times now we visit every year it’s a lovely ..."

    We have used this cottage five times now we visit every year it’s a lovely cottage in a lovely area we will be back again next year

    Reviewed by Deborah3.8Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Cosy but spacious. Had everything you could need. Loved having an entrance where you could hang coats, leave shoes and dry a wet dog! Garden was great. So much to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2022

  • "We would highly recommend."

    We loved our stay, great holiday. Off the beaten track and quiet and secluded . Luckily the lovely owners of a neighbouring cottage were able to direct us to the cottage as our sat nav couldn't find the cottage.Supermarket was easily found in the village of kirkcudbright, which has a lot of shops and cafes that we were able to sit outside with our dog and we were able to get all the provisions required for our stay. Thanks to the owners recommendation,we went to brighouse bay beach where lucy our border collie loved the waves. Cottage had everything we needed with a large garden which we and our dog enjoyed. Decor inside and outside could do with a refresh but it's a great little place and we hope to be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Ewan5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful area!"

    Facilities in the cottage were perfect. It was the most peaceful place to unwind for a week. The garden was a real bonus, and a joy to sit out and enjoy the countryside. It was also completely secure for our 1 year old Lurcher who had a great time! In answer to an earlier review the parking is not a problem. We have a Land Rover and reversing up the drive to park every day was fine! Kirkcudbright was only 10 minutes drive away, and is a lovely little town with plenty of dog friendly places to eat and drink. Granted we had one of the hottest weeks in Scotland on record, but we will definitely book the cottage again outside of the summer months. All in all, cannot recommend too highly! Jeff and Di

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage was excellent, in glorious surroundings; it was very well equipped. I was made to feel very welcome by the owner when I spoke to her beforehand. The collection of books gladdened my heart. We certainly hope to return, and wouldn't heaitate to recommend it to others. perfect cycling country, which my husband enjoyed, though I was unable to join him due to my recovery from a broken wrist. The local walking was a delight, and we loved the coastline nearby. Very sincere thanks for a thouroughly enjoyable holiday.

    Thanks Linda for your lovely feedback. Glad you had a fabulous time despite your broken wrist and thank you for being great guests - you are most welcome anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved this holiday cottage - we had everything we needed and the area was lovely."

    Hopefully we ll visit again in the future

    Thank you ever so much for your lovely feedback - be delighted for you to stay again and glad you loved it as much as we do Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2022

  • "If you want a holiday to get away from it all Camphill hits the spot, Surrounded ..."

    If you want a holiday to get away from it all Camphill hits the spot, Surrounded by beautiful countryside Large secure garden all facilities dishwasher,washing machine,wi-fi,etc,spotlessly clean,this was our second visit and would highly recommend

    Thank you Susan , that is so lovely of you - glad you had a wonderful time and that you love it as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very secluded cottage off the beaten track."

    Seemed to take forever after leaving the A75. Although the directions are clear be aware the post code is not accurate, so better following the supplied instructions. We turned into the drive thinking there would be a turning point unfortunately there was not and we needed to reverse out, not easy has the edge on one side was very over grown, and low dry wall making it difficult for either the passenger or driver to exit. After that we reversed in very slowly, even with a camera was a little tricky. I should point this a medium size car, Land Rover or other type and size of vehicle would struggle. On entry the property was clean with all the normal features, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave etc in the kitchen with dining table, a roomy lounge area with Sky TV. WiFi was provided, but it was very slow, not really the owners fault, probably due to the distance to the exchange. I did use my mobile data alot. Both bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. I found our bedroom very warm at night. The shower was excellent, with constant hot water. We tried to keep the place tidy unfortunately there was no vacuum, so with a dog the carpet became quite messy by the end of the week. Overall, the interior was OK and comfortable. But looked a bit tied, could do with a refresh. It should be noted in colder weather only one days worth of logs are proved, and need to provide your own. This did not apply to us as the weather was outstanding. Outside the garden was lovely with a nice table chairs and parasol, around the corner another part of the garden. The garden was the best feature. Lovely location, but the single track road was quite busy with farm traffic and you need to extremely careful. I had the joy one morning of both a hare and red deer running down the road. The town of Kirkcudbright was about 3 miles away, make sure you take a left from the property, not right that my SatNav sent me along a single track road with no passing places. You can pick up most of your supplies from there as takeaway food. The town its self is very beautiful. We had a great holiday and loved the area.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely break here and will be booking again."

    Very well equipped and very comfortable many thanks

    Thank you Frank - that is so kind and so pleased you had a super holiday - take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2022

  • "This property has a lovely, homely atmosphere in a beautiful, tranquil setting."

    While we appreciate the many interesting places to visit it is the peace and quiet that really appeals.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1May 2022

  • "We considered that there was an insufficient number of mugs in the cottage, so we purchased some and left them in the cottage for others, along with table mats."

    Cottage was comfortable, but times of the central heating would need to be increased in early spring, winter and into the autumn. We had no control over the timing of the heating coming on, which we found to be unusual. We had a very pleasant stay. Thanks

    Reviewed by Neil4.1May 2022

  • "If you are looking for a perfect cottage to get away from the stress of real life then this is for you."

    Peace and quiet in abundance, great location and quaint cottage. A real home from home! Will definitely recommend and hopefully return.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely peaceful location and a nice cottage, which was well equipped, the only downside was it was quite cold even with the heating on, so if we stayed again would visit when the weather gets warmer."

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.1Mar 2022

  • "We both thought it was lovely we could not fault this beautiful cottage."

    The location was perfect, peaceful, lovely walks from cottage

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was a comfortable base to visit coast and countryside."

    We really appreciated the quiet location. A inside door mat at the entrance door would be good to help keep the floors clean. There is a large puddle outside the entrance door after rain. To keep the cottage cosy we needed to put the thermostat up to 25°C.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2021

  • "The house is spacious and comfortable, but the main attraction for us is the peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely, peaceful cottage, only the odd tractor passing by, our dogs loved it, we ..."

    Lovely, peaceful cottage, only the odd tractor passing by, our dogs loved it, we have been to Camphill before and would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing inside the gardens wetre fab i am sorry but i cant fault any thing except thier was no phone signal but thats ee,s fault fantastic time had by all."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2020

  • "Although the cottage was lovely and the area great we did have a few niggles ..."

    Although the cottage was lovely and the area great we did have a few niggles with the cottage there was never enough hot water for a decent bath could only put in apprx 3" deep till the hot water ran out the kitchen window was very badly fitted and let in a very cold draught throughout the cottage this was also not helped by the badly fitting doors we had to put towels down to use as draught excluders the rubber in the washing machine was disgusting and was full of mould no dvd player as advertised we wanted a nice quite break to watch dvds read etc but could not unfortunately we had to go home early the woodburner was easy to use and gave out a lot of heat some coal was available but thought one log for it was a bit tight The owner asked for details of the issues but never got back to us regarding these We do not really want to put the cottage down as was lovely and if the niggles were put right would be even better

    Reviewed by Roy2.8Mar 2020

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at the cottage and no doubt we will visit again next year"

    Reviewed by Deborah3.8Oct 2019

  • "Booked for 3 weeks in 2018 for wedding and honeymoon and the snug was listed then, when we arrived no mention of snug being out of use."

    Picked up two lots of dog poo, the dog toilet next to bike shed was inaccessible due to brambles and nettles and the area where the washing line was, had foot high grass. Three days in the toilet started to back up and needed the engineer. Microwave needed cleaning when we arrived, freezer needs defrosting and mould around the rim. Had to buy cleaning spray for the kitchen and bathroom. Sun room dirty and damp covers. Bought games from charity shops for when the weather was bad. For three days we waited in for cleaner who was supposed to drop of the towels and every time we rang her the number was unavailable, eventually 2 sets of towels but no kitchen towel which we ended up washing it was dropped of. This cottage is only suitable for one week and in all the years self catering we have never experienced such a bad experience. Thankfully all the problems with the cottage did not spoil our wedding and honeymoon!!! Never again will we book with Sykes!!

    Thank you for your feedback. We discussed all of the issues throughout your holiday. There had been damage caused by previous guests and the owner was unable to get the snug room fixed within the changeover timeframe prior to your stay. Previous guests have not cleaned up after their dog during their holiday. This is checked on changeover cleans, however, it is guests responsibility to clean any mess up after them. The grass had been cut a week before your arrival. We tried contacting you to arrange the gardener to come out and cut the grass. You were not required to wait in for a cleaner but stated you preferred to at the property. A mid-stay changeover linen and clean was offered but declined. 3 full weeks of linen and towels were provided for your 3 week honeymoon holiday and additional linen was requested. A mid-stay changeover linen and clean was offered but was declined. Typically, a mid-stay changeover clean would be offered each week but as this was declined, they were unable meet usual requirements due to a customer’s decision. We are glad you enjoyed your wedding and honeymoon celebrations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonya1.9Sep 2019

  • "Lovely homely cottage."

    Very roomy bedrooms. Nice secure garden for dogs. Great location, really peaceful, yet only 3 miles from Kirkcudbright and 5 from the bigger town of Castle Douglas.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely family holiday here with our two dogs."

    A cozy homely cottage in an idyllic peaceful countryside location. Great to be able to walk the dogs out the door without a lead; the only traffic was the occasional tractor.

    Reviewed by Liz3.8Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a very quiet area but within easy reach of Kirkcudbright or Castle Douglas amenities."

    The best place we have stayed in twenty plus years of visiting D&G.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2019

  • "When we arrived at the cottage the cooker was not working because the timer was still set."

    We rang the local caretaker for the cottage but she could not help us and was unable to come to our assistance. She suggested we rang the owner, which we did. We left a message but we did not hear from either party for the duration of the holiday. Fortunately after some time we managed to get it working. If there had been a manual for the cooker this would have been helpful. On a more positive note the peace and tranquility was second to none. The cottage was spacious and comfortable and met our needs.

    Reviewed by M3.8Jun 2019

  • "The peace and tranquillity of location was great."

    A return to true human quality existence, if only for a week. If I had the money I would make an offer to buy, it was so good. Touring the Solway Coast is wonderful, little road traffic and beautiful places to visit. The excellent weather did of course help.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "A really beautiful area, the gardens, towns and countryside was so well looked after."

    So many lovely walks to do (several leaflets in the house) and easy to download from Walking Scotland app. Excellent Wi-fi in house. Dogs welcome everywhere except in The Ark in Kippford. Scottish people so friendly, excellent Coop in Kirkcudbright and Tesco in Castle Douglas. So easy to park anywhere and no car parking charges. Camphill was a very comfortable house to stay in, one of the nicest we have rented. Bed, chairs and kitchen all excellent. We would hope to go back one day but the journey from Hampshire is a long one.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2019

  • "Moderately irritated."

    Garden unkempt. Four lots of dog muck on the lawn. Garden seat rotton and broke under me. Cold. No heating instructions: had to ring up caretaker. Cold overnight: double glazing very drafty. Sitting room rug absolutely filthy. What few instructions were in the folder were mostly out of date. It could be a nice holiday cottage but it has been left largely uncared for, except for the caretaker's weekly clean, which we had no problem with. Lovely location.

    Reviewed by James3.1Apr 2019

  • "Excellent location very quiet and relaxing."

    Cottage was clean and we'll equipped. Very hot wood burner.comfy bed.very clean in general.kirkudbright was a really nice place to visit.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday,lovely cottage,great location,would definitely go back"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a quick, friendly and helpful response from both the owner and local lady who cleans when we reported an issue with the heating, and it was speedily resolved."

    We saw that some guests were concerned by the narrow drive but we reversed our 4x4 in without any issue. Will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2019

  • "Camphill cottage is lovely very clean and well equipped the owners have thought of everything."

    The location is so quiet we could hear owls in the next field at night time. The garden is great and our dog loved having a play in the morning before we headed out for the day. There are lots of places to visit that are not too far away. I would recommend a trip to see the Red kite feeding station at Bellymack hill farm watching the Red kites coming in to feed is an amazing sight. Kirkcudbright town is really nice and we found all we needed there the tesco was handy for essentials and polar bites on the harbour do fab chips. I would say Camphill is a great base and very welcoming to come back to of an evening, I wouldn't hesitate in booking again. We will certainly be back as we felt we needed a longer stay to see all that the area has to offer.

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely, quiet, peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cottage perfect for small family looking for good base to explore area."

    Clean tidy and secluded

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Jul 2018

  • "Camphill was in a wonderful and quiet location on a lane with not much traffic passing ,mainly the odd tractor."

    The cottage had everything we required to make our stay comfortable. The surrounding area has some wonderful woodland and forest walks which we enjoyed before heading back to relax in the garden which our two dogs really loved and were perfectly safe as it is well fenced and gated. All in all just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Pauline3.8Jul 2018

  • "Althouh the weather was not great, it was nice to come home at the end oftbe day to a cosy cottage that allwed us to take our dogs."

    We have had to save hard for a year to affrd that weeks holiday, pitty about the weather as we cannot afford to have a otherholiday. We have ued sykes cottages before our circumstances have now changed but a great company to find that lovely break Regards Debbie gilbert-swale

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2018

  • "Fabulous location for a peaceful and restful holiday."

    Very comfortable cottage providing us with the perfect home from home . We LOVED it

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2018

  • "Very nice cottage in a very quiet, peaceful location."

    One minor downside was the lack of logs supplied for the wood-burning stove; however we worked around this by placing a order with The Galloway Wood Shed, based locally which supplied us with a week's worth at very short notice. Overall very happy with the holiday experience and would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Heather4.8Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Owners are very nice, and accommodating. We saw bats, and several birds of prey whilst enjoying tea in the garden. A great place to get away from it all, and relax.

    Reviewed by Jason4.2Jul 2017

  • "Have just booked again in October."

    .......the highest recommendation.

    Reviewed by Rick5.0May 2017

  • "Peaceful & relaxing"

    Reviewed by James4.8Mar 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Side and rear lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking in the house and the garden
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: There is a wall in the rear garden with a 3ft drop, children to be supervised
  • Note: Parts of the garden have uneven surfaces
  • Note: There is limited mobile phone reception
  • Note: The outbuildings are out of bounds
  • Note: There is one step that leads up to the bathroom, snug and kitchen.

The property

Kirkcudbright 3 miles.

This is a charming detached cottage surrounded by open countryside, close to the popular tourist town of Kirkcudbright on Scotland’s beautiful Dumfries and Galloway coast.

The cottage is set all on the ground floor and is ideal for a family or friends wishing for a complete escape away from the hustle and bustle of a busy life.

A well-equipped kitchen includes a dining table, so guests can keep the chef of the party company whilst preparing a delicious meal.

The cosy and comfortable sitting room boasts a woodburning stove, perfect for snuggling up in front of on a chilly winter’s night.

The rear garden is a delightful place to relax and gaze out across the fields, and to the side of the cottage a picnic table has been provided for dining alfresco.There are several sandy beaches within easy reach and walkers are catered for with a variety of forest and coastal walks.

Camphill’s proximity to the Galloway Forest Park means that cyclists can enjoy the renowned 7stanes mountain bike trails.

The historic town of Kirkcudbright, opening to the Solway Firth, is known as “The Artists’ Town” and has always held an attraction for artists over the years.

The working harbour is a popular tourist attraction, as are the many festivals and events that run throughout the year.

A charming holiday cottage offering a wide range of attractions for the whole family.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

KIRKCUDBRIGHT

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.