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2 Whiterow

Powfoot, Annan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1037183)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "We were welcomed by Julie who was lovely, very informative."

    The Bungalow had everything we required and everything was to the highest standard. We loved the view and changing shore line. Beautiful Rainbow on our last evening on the Solway firth.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2022

  • "The cottage was as described."

    Excelent accommodation, very clean with a delightful owner who could not be more helpful. 2 Whiterow is a little gem and well worth a revisit. If you want a relaxing holiday then this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "The property is perfect, immaculate and the owner lovely."

    The bed is super comfortable, the facilities are excellent. The views are incredible just what we needed a relaxing holiday. The bottle of fizz and chocolates were a welcoming thought. We will definitely be stopping there again thank you.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2022

  • "A beautiful, pristine cottage at the coast."

    Lovely views and ideal for a quiet, relaxing break with plenty of nice walks and interesting places nearby. Accommodation is kept to a high standard, and the owners are nearby if there is a need to contact them. We’ve stayed a few times and have rebooked, and we would thoroughly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "A delightful cottage with a glorious view over the Solway."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, the beds and seating extremely comfortable and we were met by the lovely owner on arrival. Would absolutely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2022

  • "The very best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Super clean, spacious, really well presented. High end, really comfortable matresses and beds. Furnishings, etc, are really tasteful, and new. Views from the windows are breathtaking. We had a wonderful week. A big thank you to our hostess Julie.

    Reviewed by JeannetteMay 2022

  • "The owner was very welcoming and the cottage was wonderful."

    Superb location with a great view of the sea - we walked on the beach everyday. We all had a very relaxing holiday and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by GeraintApr 2022

  • "Cottage was extremely comfortable, clean & well equipped."

    The owner was very welcoming & helpful on our arrival. Lovely location & great sea view. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by LesleyanneApr 2022

  • "Friendly approachable owner."

    Wonderful accessible shed for storing bikes. Lovely sitting in the window reading and watching the constantly changing view of the sea. A very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2022

  • "It was exceptional in every way"

    Reviewed by JosephineMar 2022

  • "A lovely property, fantastic views across the estuary."

    The owner has put a lot of thought into making her cottage warm welcoming and well equipped.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "Another very enjoyable visit to this fabulous cottage, which is in a superb position in Powfoot."

    The cottage is very comfortable and has everything that I need. I spent most of my time birdwatching between Caelaverock, Rockcliffe (on the English side) and Powfoot, but also for the first time I climbed nearby Criffel from Ardwall for spectacular views of the Solway Firth and the Lake District.

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2022

  • "Everything was faultless,the, owner is extremly understanding and helpful the cottage,the location the wonderful outlook everything about it is spot on."

    Reviewed by DennisFeb 2022

  • "Cosy, comfortable and welcoming."

    Excellent location!

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "The perfect cottage in the perfect location, right on the coast overlooking the estuary."

    Ideal for birdwatching with thousands of birds right in front of the house and close to some other great areas (Caerlaverock NNR, Rockcliffe marsh etc ). The cottage was immaculate and had everything I needed. A great stay.

    Thank you I look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinNov 2021

  • "A delightful Cottage in a beautiful location."

    Comfort and cleanliness were excellent and everything you need for a short stay seemed to be provided. The owner, Julie, was easily contacted, and very pleasant to talk with. We did have a small problem at the cottage, and Julie was extremely helpful and conscientious in sorting out the problem very quickly. The location is superb, with fabulous views, and trips to Dumfries and Edinburgh provided excellent gastronomic treats. Thankyou.

    Thank you, I look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by FrederickOct 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage with everything we could possibly want or need, sparkly clean and very comfortable with the sea on our doorstep, there is nothing not to like."

    we would definitely recommend and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2021

  • "2, White Row is absolutely outstanding, as is its incredible location, in fact, the photographs do not do it justice."

    The cleanliness, dedication and welcome given by the lovely owner, was second to none and I have already been recommending this hidden gem, to friends, as a beautiful, most relaxing and therapeutic getaway, for the future. There are stunning views and wonderful walks, literally from the doorstep, friendly locals who are delighted to stop for a wee chat and share local information about the area, which adds to the already incredibly packed in-house folder, giving details of amenities and attractions etc. This amazing property, literally only a stone’s throw from the sea, is an absolute must, for all visitors, of all ages and disabilities. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MoragOct 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage with every facility."

    Julie and her husband were very helpful and informative. The view from the cottage was also lovely. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and our host Julie was very welcoming."

    Great location, very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2021

  • "Location deserves 11/10, to wake up each morning with unobstructed view of solway firth was great way to start day."

    Julie (owner) ensred all our needs were met & it all led to a brilliant relaxing week.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2021

  • "The cottage is quite a bit larger than it seems in the photos and the garden better too."

    It was so clean on arrival you'd believe we were the first to stay there. If we were to visit this area again we would try here first to stay.

    Reviewed by MartynAug 2021

  • "This is a wonderful cottage."

    Very comfortable, carefully equipped with everything you might need, and tastefully furnished to a very high standard. The view over the Solway Firth constantly changes with the tide and we saw herons, oyster catchers and other sea birds every day. With binoculars, we could even watch a seal colony on the sand bank at low tide. With Annan just four miles away, we had easy access to a wide range of local shops, pubs, other food outlets and a large supermarket. Highly recommended and certainly the best self catering property we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate and very well maintained."

    Julie greeted us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the house/suggestions of places to eat & visit. We also had a nice welcome pack - wine, chocolates, milk and bread. The views from the cottage were amazing and we will definetely be looking for a seaview next time. All in all a great place to stay and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with excellent facilities."

    Lovely part of the country to explore. The owner Julie was extremely helpful and explained everything when we arrived. Will be back for sure

    Reviewed by KenJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in a wonderful cottage in a wonderful location, a hidden gem."

    We had our 93 year old mother with us and the cottage was ideal for her. Don't hesitate in booking this cottage, if you don't you have missed out on something quite special. Just one thing, the people of Powfoot rise up and do something about the menu at the Powfoot Hotel, very odd and not very good. We would also like to give Julie the owner a special thanks, she's absolutely lovely, welcoming and very helpful. It was just Perfect!

    Reviewed by JosephineJul 2021

  • "The owner Julie was there to meet us."

    She explained everything we needed to know.the property was exceptional and there was everything we needed and more.the neighbours were friendly too.the position was lovely looking out onto the solely firth.we would definitely recommend the cottage .we had never visited the area before so we enjoyed exploring.thanks again to Julie and her husband

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2021

  • "I am not sure if it is possible to describe how wonderful our holiday was."

    The cottage surpassed all expectations. The comfort and standard and location were outstanding. We were blessed with beautiful weather, but you could stay here even with the worst weather and still look out onto the stunning landscape and be refreshed. On the day we arrived Julie was there to welcome us and show us how everything worked, and only a text away if help was needed. Plenty of information about the local area was provided. New Abbey with its excellent cafe is well worth a visit. The Powfoot Hotel has a very popular restaurant and our advice is to book in at their restaurant a week before you arrive. That is what we will do on our next visit. Oh yes, we will definitely return to 2 Whiterow.

    Reviewed by CaroleJun 2021

  • "It was nice to meet the owners Julie and Scott who were very friendly and informative."

    It was a very clean and tidy cottage lovely views and garden to relax in .Plenty to see round about. Jan and Will

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "No 2 Whiterow exceeded our expectations in so much as the cottage was immaculate in all aspects."

    On arrival we were met by the owner who explained everything to us and made us feel very much at home. The owners must be proud of what they have achieved and its evident that they take pride in the presentation of their cottage. We would strongly recommend No 2 Whiterow and intend to revisit soon.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Julie and Scott have refurbished this cottage to perfection."

    It is far more spacious than you think looking at the outside. Julie has thought of everything you may need for your holiday right done to a packet of toothbrushes in case you had forgotten your own. The weather was not in our favour but the cottage was warm and cosy and Netflix on the TV was an added bonus. The weather also meant we could not take advantage of the Hotel a few doors along due to Covid restrictions so had to settle for a glass of wine at the cottage looking out into the Solway and Cumbria beyond, could have been far worse! Great base for exploring the area. Julie is warm and friendly and nothing is a bother for her. Loved this cottage do much.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2021

  • "Our second stay at Whiterow Cottage was equally as comfortable, cozy and ..."

    Our second stay at Whiterow Cottage was equally as comfortable, cozy and relaxing as our first stay You must try Laineys Kitchen cakes and jams at the end of the road

    Reviewed by CharlesDec 2020

  • "Just a beautiful cottage with fabulous owners in a great location."

    .. what more could you want!

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2020

  • "Absolutely first class."

    Julie and Scott could not have been more helpful and they have a lovely cottage with all facilities. Since one of us is in the Shielding category we were nervous about health security but the arrangements were perfect. The position looking onto the Solway is wonderful and we were able to birdwatch through binoculars as well as to travel in an area that we used to know. The touch of leaving wine and chocolates was much appreciated. We would definately like to come back when things get back to more normal. Quite the best accommodation we have had through Sykes. Iain and Isabel Whyte

    Reviewed by IainOct 2020

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Whiterow!"

    The cottage is gorgeous and has a very homely and loved feel to it. We hope to return very soon

    Reviewed by NicoleOct 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped."

    The situation of the cottage overlooking the Solway was amazing especially as the tide movement keeps the view constantly changing and beach was lovely to walk along. Powfoot is a pretty village with a popular hotel for food and drinks. The surrounding area was interesting to explore with some fascinating history. The Devils Porridge Museum at Eastriggs is worth a visit. I thoroughly enjoyed my short stay there, and hope to return.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable with full facilities ..."

    The cottage was very comfortable with full facilities and had glorious views of the estuary Local areas of interest are excellent and met all expectations in Dumfries and Galloway The golf course is a few yards from the cottage and Powfoot is a well respected course (constructed by James Braid )

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "A spacious, well appointed cottage, immaculately clean, with a fabulous view in a peaceful location."

    We were given a very warm welcome by the hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2020

  • "Nice relaxing cottage everything that you required to make your holiday enjoyable, Nice area for walking along the sea front."

    Met by the owner Julie who showed us around the cottage and told us about the area. Hope to back in the not to distant future.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "A really beautiful cottage - very recently renovated."

    Surprisingly spacious and extremely comfortable. Powfoot is a stunning spot for a relaxing, quiet holiday, but there is plenty to see and do in Dumfries and Galloway. The cottage is close to a lovely hotel should you fancy a meal or drink. We would thoroughly recommend this property and look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Fabulous location, meticulously clean cottage, mudflats on the doorstep for watching wildlife with some pockets of sandy beach."

    Host very thoughtful, neighbours also warm and welcoming! A very relaxing week (blessed with weather), thank you Julie for your excellent hospitality.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "What a fantastic week at Powfoot, weather wasn't 100% but didn't matter."

    Beautiful cottage with the most amazing view. Julie was extremely welcoming and made it clear that if we needed anything at all not to hesitate in contacting her, didn't need to, think she had thought of everything. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage, and certainly wouldn't hesitate in booking again!

    Reviewed by SueJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely Monday to Friday break in Powfoot."

    Number 2 Whiterow far exceeded our expectations, was immaculately clean inside and out, and a very warm welcome from the owners. The location is amazing, beautiful sea views from the lounge and main bedroom windows, particularly when the tide is in. We were with our 2 teenage sons and we found the bungalow plenty big enough for the four of us. Powfoot is a lovely area and a great base to travel around from by car. Would definitely recommend it, and look forward to staying there again.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2020

  • "This cottage feels like a real home from home."

    Julie, the owner, was helpful when I phoned her before our arrival and also when I had a couple of questions while we were away. It was peaceful and warm and, despite the fact it rained a lot, a good base to set out from on a day trip. We went with our two children (4 and 2) and they loved sitting on the large windowsills and looking out onto the Solway Firth. The back garden with picnic bench was nice for them to play in but they had to be supervised at all times, as you can access the road by following the side of the house round. Although not too busy there is regular traffic going to the hotel and golf course. From the back you can see onto the neighbours’ cottages and back gardens - they were friendly and checked we were having a good time. There are large dogs next door which did bark quite a lot whenever we opened the back door and a few times some young boys on bikes were playing on the shared access road up the side of the house, so it didn’t always feel private when in the kitchen or accessing the garden. The beds are comfy and the house was spotlessly clean throughout. The wine and chocolates on arrival were a welcome touch. We had our shopping delivered on the evening we arrived, so didn’t need to find a supermarket. This was handy as there were not any small local shops in Powfoot that we found. There is a very small park/playground which was good for our children though, about a 15 minute walk away. You see the sign for it as you drive in to Powfoot. We could have done with a bit more info in the file about the house, such as when to put the bin out, but there were lots of leaflets about the local area. There isn’t much to do in Powfoot itself, other than to walk along the sand. It is not beachy sand, but clay-like... so you can’t build sandcastles on there. We drove to SandyHills, about an hour away, which was better for sandcastle building. We also drove to Threave Estate and gardens, about 50 mins away, which was lovely- as well as Gretna Green (it was all still closed up from Covid restrictions, even though the website didn’t say this!) and to Loch Mabel nature reserve for a walk and a picnic, so there is enough to do if you’re willing to drive there. The cottage is a great base from which to explore, but if you want things on your doorstep just to walk to, like a pub or a shops, then this is not the place for you. We have had a lovely week. We would visit again, simply for the cottage, knowing how lovely it is, but not necessarily for the location.

    Reviewed by Stephanie JaneJul 2020

  • "Right from the start,the cottage exceeded our expectations, photographs did not do it justice."

    The interior was pristine and spacious, well laid out, with quality furnishings.Well equipped kitchen, with all we required for a weeks stay, including washing machine and dishwasher. Rear garden was large and nicely laid out, with new garden furniture [pity the weather didn't permit us to make more use of it!]. There are great views of the beach and Solway Firth from the living-room and main bedroom [very comfortable bed, in a large, spacious room].In the bathroom, there was a great walk-in shower, just the thing after being out walking in the fresh, bracing air! For those who need to keep in touch, the internet connection is excellent. The location of the cottage itself was the main attraction, a very picturesque row of whitewashed fishermen's cottages, with a huge expanse of sandy beach right on the doorstep. A very relaxing and invigorating week, couldn't recommend it highly enough.Finally, big thanks to Julie, our host, for a very genial welcome, immediately made us feel that we had picked the right place [... and the bottle of fizz went down well].5*.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a superb location."

    Julie and Scott the owners had thought of everything. We were met by the owners who were extremely welcoming and helpful. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break, the rooms are furnished to a very high standard. The view from the living room window across the Solway Firth is fantastic. Walking along the beach provides great views in a quiet location. The cottage is not far from Annan if you need to stock up and is within easy traveling distance of Dumfries. There are many local attractions to visit all set amongst beautiful countryside. If you are looking for a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings this is perfect.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2020

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Sea Views
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Offering stunning sea views and a homely aura, 2 Whiterow is the perfect cottage to base your next escape to Scotland with your loved ones.

Providing wonderful accommodation for friends or family, this semi-detached all one level cottage can be found within Powfoot, in close reach of the historic town of Annan.

Inside, the cottage provides a warm and welcoming feel, with the sitting room inviting you in to sit around the electric fire and soak in your surroundings of the sea from the large window; the perfect place to spend quality time with the group as well as achieve true tranquillity.

Move into the kitchen/diner to find everything you could need for a week-long stay, including an oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and a washing machine, with the dining table tucked away neatly to the side of the room, here you can all sit to enjoy a hearty meal when you're not enjoying the delicious delicacies of the neighbouring pub.

At the end of a fun-filled day, retreat to one of the two bedrooms to catch up on your rest, choosing from either a king-size or a twin room, both serviced by a glorious shower room, you can ensure each member of the group has a snug spot to rest.

Alongside off-road parking, to the rear of the property you can find a lawned area where you can sit while the pleasant sea breeze washes over you.

Take a stroll down to the seafront and bathe in the sands or make a splash in the sea before a game of golf ahead of an action-packed day in Annan; full of history and excitement of all kinds in the form of a motte and bailey castle, a museum, a pleasant park and a swimming pool just to name a few of its amusements, it makes a fantastic day out for all tastes.

Further afield you can reach Dumfries, a traditional county town hosting an abundance of wonder at any time of year.

2 Whiterow is a marvellous base from which to explore Scotland.

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About the location


Carlisle 19 miles

The near-by Royal Burgh of Annan, featuring the site of a 12th century motte and bailey castle and an ancient harbour undergoing a phased restoration, lies on the banks of the River Annan in east Dumfries and Galloway. The area is steeped in history and was once the site of Roman camps and the birthplace of famous writer Thomas Carlyle. Each year on the first Saturday in July, Annan celebrates the Riding of the Marches in honour of the Royal Charter bestowed by King James V. The festival includes a large cavalcade of horses and riders inspecting historic boundaries on land and the Solway sands, while also featuring parades, massed pipe bands, competitions and sports. Annan is capital of Annandale and Eskdale which has a number of distinctive small towns, picture-postcard villages and hamlets, plus a beautiful unspoilt coastline with rugged shores, beaches and hidden coves. Visit imposing Caerlaverock Castle, a little to the west, or in the other direction take a tour and a tipple at internationally famous Annandale Distillery at Annan. Close by is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) reserve at Caerlaverock, sometimes featured in the popular BBC TV Autumn Watch programmes. Guests can easily marvel at the majestic architecture of the abbeys at Melrose and Jedburgh, visit the northern Lake District or historic Hadrian's Wall and perhaps take in the romance of famous marriage capital Gretna Green. Also why not explore the 'wild west' country frequented by the notorious Border Reivers or some of the haunts of Scotland's national bard Robert Burns?

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas