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Millbrook Cottage

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Rockcliffe near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely holiday but a few small problems."

    We arrived and parked at the front of the cottage to be told by an angry neighbour that we were not supposed to park there, not a good start to the holiday. There were instructions as to where we should park in the cottage but would have been helpful to have this information before we landed!. We had a problem with the ensuite shower, firstly because it looked broken and we couldn't work out how to use it. We contacted the owner who was very helpful and told us how to turn on the shower. However it was so hot we couldn't stand under it and no way of turning it on to a cooler setting. There is another shower in the main bathroom above the bath but we were 2 separate couples so it was not really convenient for us to use that one. The mattresses are really uncomfortable with springs sticking up in some of them. We all said the same after our 1st night. Some padded mattress covers would make them more comfortable. We had to borrow cushions from the beds to use on the settees as they were very soft and deep and we oldies needed back support. Overall the cottage is very well equipped with everything you need for a self catered holiday. The views across the garden are stunning and the garden is lovely. There are lovely walks all around the area and lots of helpful info as to where to go and where to walk. We recommend The Anchor in Kippford for food. Lovely little coffee shop down at the bottom end of Castle Douglas main street. The Loch at Castle Douglas is very picturesque with a nice circular walk around it.

    Thanks for your feedback. We have changed the instructions sent by Sykes about parking so everyone should get information before they arrive. We were pleased to be able to help when you phoned. We have checked out the shower control and temperature, and it is all fine. We’ve had lots of positive comments about the comfortable mattresses, none of which have springs. We do have mattress toppers on all the beds, but we will check this out. We are aware that everyone’s comfort levels are different so there are extra cushions, blankets and pillows for our guests. I’m pleased you enjoyed the garden and your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean3.8May 2024

  • "Value for money is insane for this property as it has everything you will ever need."

    It’s in a perfect quiet location and the beds are incredibly comfy. We had a big group of 8 and it was the most amazing weekend; thank you so much!

    We are so pleased you had a great time and you enjoyed the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carson4.4May 2024

  • "Had a lovely 5 day break at Millbrook cottage."

    Very deceptively spacious from the outside and perfect for a family break in a quiet setting but close to the beach and ideal for day trips. Very well equipped and tastefully decorated with nice views and lovely garden space. We were directed by the neighbour to park around the side of the building which was a bit tricky with an injured leg and crutches but was manageable and didn’t affect our stay. Would love to return at some point hopefully without crutches.

    We are pleased you had such a lovely stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2024

  • "Pretty much perfect on all counts!"

    Couldn’t get the oven to work but the grill was sufficient for our Yorkshire puddings

    I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay. Just a reminder that all our guest can contact us about anything during their stay. I’ll ask cleaning services to double check the oven. it is a double oven and all instruction manuals are in a file in the kitchen if you need them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely time during our stay at Millbrook Cottage."

    The house is pleasantly set, well-appointed and comfortable. We had mixed weather (it was March!), but were out all day, every day, enjoying Dumfries and Galloway. The local walks were terrific, particularly along beach and cliffs to Sandyhills. The log burner made for a perfect end to each day. Three of us rattled around what is quite a large house - our adult son had the downstairs ‘wing’ to himself! The dining kitchen downstairs was just right, and the upside down layout made the living area special. Excellent - thank you!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2024

  • "I'm just back from my long weekend with Millbrook Cottage, and it was wonderful"

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jan 2024

  • "Milburn cottage is beautiful, we had a great Christmas here, parking is a bit awkward as the neighbours asked us to move the cars around a few times but nothing we couldn't sort out, we had to boil a pan to make a cuppa as the kettle didn't work."

    Minor details really as the beauty of this place really is amazing. It has everything you could possibly need, a real home from home. We are looking to book again in the summer.

    We are so pleased you had a lovely Christmas at the cottage, it is such a beautiful part of the world. We have replaced the kettle and are always happy to replace faulty things (and we can do this during the stay). We look forward to welcoming you back in the summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful location, very comfortable and extremely well equipped"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Property was great, would have been top marks across the boards but for the en-suite shower stuck on scolding hot and not fixed before we left and parking being limited to 1 car, but there was on street parking available."

    That’s said we would recommend the cottage to others.

    Thank you for your feedback. We arranged a plumber as soon as possible, and he was able to call whilst you were in the property. The shower has now been fixed and all the problems resolved. Just to clarify there is parking for 2 cars off-road, with further on-street parking. Information about parking can be found in the property manual in the cottage. I am pleased you enjoyed the cottage and the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Aug 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin with TV , 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • Smart TV, 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car and roadside parking for a second
  • Rear garden with lawn, table and chairs, barbecue and stream running through it at the back
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 4.1 miles and beach 0.8 miles
  • Note: There is a stream running through the garden of this property, please take care and supervise children at all times
  • Note: There are three steps leading up from the rear garden into the kitchen, please take care
  • Note: The stairs in this property are open-tread, please take care

The property

Dalbeattie 6.7 miles.

Settled right on the coast in the quaint village of Rockcliffe near the bustling Scottish town of Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway is Millbrook Cottage.

This charming, dog-friendly dwelling has been thoughtfully converted from an old mill and now benefits from a tranquil garden thanks to the flowing stream running through it and a welcoming interior boasting four well-appointed bedrooms; the perfect setting for families or friends looking to explore the wonders of Scotland.

Cross the threshold where a fully-equipped kitchen/diner awaits; whip up a delicious meal and gather the family around the table to tuck in, be sure to raise a glass to your getaway!

If the sun is shining, step outside to fire up the barbecue and indulge in an alfresco affair while the soothing trickle of the stream enhances the tranquil ambience.

When the stars fill the sky, head inside to wash off the day’s adventure in the ground-floor bathroom before sloping off to sleep in one of four sumptuous bedrooms.

Choose from a king-size with a handy en-suite shower, a ground-floor double, a ground-floor twin and another twin which completes the first floor.

If you can tear yourself away from this stunning dwelling, spend days upon the golden shores of Rockcliffe beach where your beloved canine companion can roam freely while you admire the breath-taking views across the sea.

Take a scenic drive to the town of Dalbeattie where you can pick up all the essentials for your self-catered stay before treating your loved ones to a delicious meal at pubs like The Kings Arms Hotel; the town also houses the Dalbeattie Museum Trust so be sure to brush up on the history of the local area.

Other notable nearby attractions include the beautiful Threave Garden which lies in the grounds of an impressive Scottish baronial mansion, the Galloway Faerie Trail and Mabie Farm Park.

Dumfries is also easily accessible; visit the former home of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, tour Dumfries Museum or take a leisurely stroll through Castledyke Park.

All this and more awaits at Millbrook Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band D.

Licence number: DG00208F

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-02080-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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:

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