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Thistle Dubh ("Doo")

(Ref. 1152287)

Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Accommodation is lovely and very well equipped"

    Thank you for great feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jul 2024

  • "The owners had catered for all our needs,and that made us feel very welcome, we loved our stay there ,and wanted to stay longer,we will definitely be back,it was an overall great stay?"

    Thank you

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we really appreciate your comments. We look forward to you returning in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2024

  • "Thank you for sharing your Lodge with us."

    Having stayed in the Dumfries and Galloway area for our holidays for over forty years, this Lodge is up there with the best! Spot on. Looking forward to next years visit.

    Thank you for you lovely comments we are delighted you enjoyed the lodge, and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2024

  • "We have just returned from this lovely holiday home."

    It was like home from home. the owners have thought of everything. We had an on line shop delivered from Tesco. The setting is beautiful on a park just up the hill from the beach. Also Dalbettie woods and bike trails all within easy reach of the lodge. We will be returning to this lovely holiday lodge.

    We are delighted you have had such a lovely holiday and great stay at our Lodge. We really appreciate your positive feedback and we hope you visit again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2024

  • "Had a great week at Thistle Dubh."

    The lodge itself is amazing, very well equipped and clean. It had everything we needed for a relaxing week, the views from the balconies are incredible. Great location, close to the beach and short drives from plenty of other scenic walks. Would definitely love to come back.

    Thank you for such a great review, we are delighted you had a good holiday and enjoyed the lodge. We hope to see you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kurt5.0May 2024

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with Smart TV, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor single
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV with Netflix, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Communal lawned area with private decked area and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Open loch on-site, please ensure children and dogs are supervised
  • Note: Swimming pool on-site is not available for use by guests
  • Note: Electric vehicles can not be charged at this property
  • Note: Property only accepts bookings of 7 nights or multiples of 7 nights
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am.

The property

Colvend 2 miles.

Thistle Dubh ("Doo"), a charming, detached wooden lodge situated on a holiday park in Barend, near Colvend and Sandyhills Bay, on Scotland's beautiful Solway Coast.

Well-equipped throughout, this Colvend cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends wishing to enjoy a break close to the coast and within easy reach of many other attractions.

This Solway Coast cottage has three bedrooms, including one that has an en-suite shower room and a balcony offering open views.

There is a well-equipped, fitted kitchen and a cosy sitting room with a dining area at this cottage near Colvend, providing an ideal place to relax after a busy day at the beach, walking in the hills, or a round of golf.

To the rear of the cottage is a private decked area, plus a communal lawned area surrounding the property.

Within the holiday park is a restaurant and bar, as well as free access to a fishing loch, there is a deer park next door and 16 golf courses within 2 miles.

The nearby village of Colvend provides a shop and a seasonal restaurant, and the town of Dalbeattie offers all other necessary facilities.

Cyclists can indulge in the 7stanes complex of trails, which are nearby, and a short drive brings you to the delightful beach of Rockcliffe.

For an ideal Solway Coast cottage with something for the whole family, book your stay at Thistle Dubh ("Doo").

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-01716-F

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About the location


Southerness 6.7 miles; Dumfries 18.4 miles; Kirkcudbright 19.3 miles

Nestled along the stunning coastline of Dumfries and Galloway lies the charming village of Sandyhills, a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by adventurous travellers. With its picturesque Rockcliffe Beach offering breathtaking views of the Solway Firth, visitors can unwind on golden sands or take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters. Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by the nearby RSPB Mersehead reserve, a haven for birdwatching and wildlife spotting. The tranquil surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for a peaceful retreat, allowing visitors to connect with nature and rejuvenate their spirits. For history buffs, the ancient Mote Mark provides a glimpse into the village's past, offering a unique insight into its rich heritage. Wander through the ruins and imagine life in centuries gone by, or simply soak up the serene atmosphere of this historic site. Whether you're seeking a relaxing beach getaway, a wildlife adventure, or a journey through history, Sandyhills has something for everyone. Come and explore this coastal paradise and create unforgettable memories in Dumfries and Galloway.