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Annan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 940547)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Games Room
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, the house was equipped with everything we needed."

    Powfoot is an amazing location and an ideal base to visit the many towns and other sites in the vicinity. The beach is nearby and the views across the Firth are stunning.

    Reviewed by JeffreyMay 2022

  • "Property was well equipped and clean and was near the beach great time had by all"

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2022

  • "Excellent all round property."

    Fantastic facilities. Wonderful setting with great beach. Brilliant for dog lovers. Really central for sightseeing. High quality welcome pack.

    Thank you so much. I'm so pleased you liked the house and enjoyed your time in Powfoot. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2022

  • "Great location with spectacular views of the Solway Firth."

    Also, it was right by the beach.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage and location."

    Will be back soon.

    Reviewed by DuncanMar 2022

  • "It was a lovely property with a particularly great outlook and ideal for our short get-away-from-it-all break."

    The owner was particularly helpful in turning around our enquiry to stay within the same day of request. The welcome basket was a particularly nice touch especially as we arrived late. Off street parking was appreciated and the garden seating provided overlooking the waterfront much appreciated. I think it is worth noting that the neighbours were welcoming too. I would certainly recommend to friends and family. We took our two little dogs and I felt that the owner made an effort to make them feel welcomed too without excessive rules. All too often 'dog friendly' properties can sound at best 'dogs tolerated' once you get to the property which is very off putting and happy to say this was not the case here.

    Reviewed by HillaryMar 2022

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable cottage In a beautiful location."

    A credit to the owner. We would definitely book again

    Reviewed by GillianFeb 2022

  • "It was a lovely place with views to die for and plenty of walks with the dogs"

    Reviewed by GaynorFeb 2022

  • "Excellent comfy cottage ..."

    Excellent comfy cottage Everything you need for a relaxed week away Owner available if needed Arrived to lovely welcome pack

    Reviewed by DonnaJan 2022

  • "Shoreside is alovely place to stay."

    Very cosy after January beach walks, really well equipped and in a wonderful location. We loved it!

    Reviewed by ClareJan 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a super location in Powfoot."

    We received a warm welcome from Carol the owner and the addition of the welcome pack was much appreciated. The cottage had all we needed for a very comfortable stay, with a large well equipped kitchen, cosy sitting room with log burner, comfy beds and bathroom with separate shower and bath. Yet the icing on the cake was of course the views across the Solway Firth. Amazing sunrise and sunsets. Watching the moon reflected in the water and the starlit skys on dark nights was beautiful. We saw many species of birds and the walks along the seashore were always fascinating. What an interesting village Powfoot is too. All the locals we met were very friendly. A great base for the surrounding area. We hope to return to Shoreside.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2021

  • "This was our second visit to Shoreline everything was as very good as last time, can’t thing of anything the owners can improve on."

    Reviewed by John EdwinSep 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a peaceful position with an incredible view of the sea front Not a lot in the village (apart from the fantastic beach and rock pools) but lots of local places to explore in less than 30 minutes drive."

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable and in a beautiful position looking out onto the Solway."

    Everything I could have hoped for really. So I really enjoyed it and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by AlistairSep 2020

  • "We had a great relaxing time right on the edge of the Solway."

    Great walks with the dog, we will be returning.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Carol the owner was very helpful and welcoming. The cottage was very comfortable and spacious. We wouldn’t hesitate to return and would recommend.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2020

  • "The panoramic view from the house is outstanding."

    The property itself was extremely well presented and comfortable. A welcome gift and flowers only enhanced the holiday. A lovely place to visit and enjoy.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Fabulous location and the weather excelled itself."

    The house was lovely and fully equipped. The neighbours were friendly and helpful. We wanted for nothing. Travelled to Rockcliffe, Dhoon, Kirkcudbright and beyond; all beautiful. I had forgotten how wonderful Dumfries and Galloway are. Thank you

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "Can't wait to return."

    The house was brilliant and had everything you needed and the photographs didn't do it justice. The main bedroom was really spacious with a breathtaking view over the Solway Firth, The second bedroom had single beds and also very spacious with views over all the neighbouring gardens and houses. The toilet included a shower and a Jacuzzi, which isn't usual. The front room had a log burner with the beautiful view over the shore towards the Lake District. This was a really lovely house with an impressive sized kitchen/dining area which would comfortably accommodate a large family. Powfoot itself is a really lovely wee village that has a magnetic feel, and coupled with the superb house, makes you want to return again and again. Even though some of the shops and visitor attractions were closed due to the pandemic, this is a holiday that said 'Haste ye back'.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage and location."

    Lovely and cosy and warm and we appreciated the welcome pack provided by the owner. We will definitely trust you for booking a cottage in the future. Thank you very much. We were particularly pleased about being able to use the power in the garage for our hybrid car. I do hope the owner will feel able to advertise this feature, as electric cars become more popular, it would enhance the facilities provided in the cottage.

    Reviewed by CliveNov 2019

  • "The cottage was well equipped, cosy and warm and the welcome pack and flowers were a nice touch."

    Perfect place to relax and unwind, dog owners will enjoy beach walks,circular walks and river walks. Great location for exploring the surrounding area. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2019

  • "Cottage had everything you could ask for and a nice welcome pack on arrival."

    Thoughtfully decorated and great views over the solway. Will be back!

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2019

  • "A lovely clean, comfortable cottage in a stunning location."

    A perfect holiday!

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2019

  • "This property was very comfortable and fitted with all the equipment you could want."

    On arrival it was very nice to find flowers and a welcome pack from the owner. Whilst there we had a minor problem with an alarm, we called the owner carol and in less than hour she was there and sorted it out. what better service can you want than that. The enclosed rear garden was great for our 2 dogs, and a 3 mile long beach to run on. This property makes a great base for exploring the area and would also be ideal for anyone who enjoys playing golf with several courses within a short drive. When we visit this area again we would certainly book this property again, and would highly recommend it to anybody John & Pauline Dent

    Reviewed by John EdwinSep 2019

  • "This property was a real home from home."

    It is just so comfortable. The jacuzzi bath was just an added bonus. There was a welcome pack and flowers on our arrival. There are lovely gardens to the front and back of the property. We had breakfast on a small table at the front on a morning, and a glass of wine in the back on a night. The location is fantastic with stunning views across the Solway and over to the lake district. We never tired of watching the tide come in and go out. The villagers are friendly and welcoming. There is a small park next to the property where you can play mini golf and bowls for free. There is no shop in the village but you can go to the shop on the caravan site or go into Annan to the supermarket or the local town centre shops. Dumfries is approximately 20 miles away. There is a hotel which serves drinks and meals. Dogs are not allowed inside, but there is a seating area outside.

    Reviewed by BeverleyJul 2019

  • "We needed a two day stay prior to moving on to Loch Lomond, what a find, photos do not do this property justice, this is a little gem!"

    Nice little touches everywhere to make your stay enjoyable. Rear garden great for our little dog, even though the beach is a stones throw away. Great communication during the booking. The owners mother met us on arrival, she was lovely and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2019

  • "The main aim for our weeks stay was within 2 hours drive of Central Perthshire, close to beach, dog friendly accommodation and local environment."

    From the moment of arrival till departure the break exceeded all our expectations. Carol was very friendly and the house was everything we required and more. All modern conveniences but retaining a period charm. A very nice welcome package to ensure a quick cup of tea and snack on arrival. More than enough shopping only a short car ride away in Annan as well as some excellent eateries. Best breaded haddock I have tasted in 50 years at Cafe Royal. Our daughter had slightly limited mobility so being so close to the beach was really appreciated. Nice sitting out areas to front and rear. So easy to walk the dogs on the beach at low tides and close enough to enjoy the dynamics of the high tides. Being so close to the beach meant that any showers could be easily avoided for dog walking and beach-combing. If for any reason dog walking on the beach was out there were plenty of other inland dog walk or the coastal path. Did not do much touring of local areas but Carol provided with lots of information on local sites, maybe next time. All the resident neighbours were extremely friendly with a gracious greeting or a smiling wave. Also very dog aware. Sykes information flow as regards information on our break was excellent. I would certainly return at some point and Sykes and Carol at Shoreside did not let us down in any department, so will check them first.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "This was a very good cottage ;well equipped and cosy ,Carole the owner met us ..."

    This was a very good cottage ;well equipped and cosy ,Carole the owner met us and was very helpful the welcome basket and flowers a lovely touch , as you know Powfoot is a dogs paradise what a bonus ,this is the second time we have been there and will be going back,so thank Carole for a really enjoyable holiday ,will recommend the cottage to my friends you came up trumps again x

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "The view was amazing."

    The cottage was very comfortable. Great base for walking from the cottage and surrounding area. Nice welcome touches such as flowers and fudge. It's great being able to take the dog to such a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2019

  • "Lovely holiday home, well equipped & clean."

    Brilliant location close to the beach, supermarkets etc close by at Annan, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2019

  • "Shoreside is a lovely home from home."

    We stayed for a week over Christmas and the house was everything we needed and more. Gorgeous log burner, lovely rooms furnished to a high standard. All extremely clean and comfortable. Location is superb being across from the beach with fabulous views. Amazing walks with our dog. Lovely meal at the hotel along from the house however the hotel is not dog friendly which is a real shame. Excellent welcome pack, thank you Carol. I would absolutely recommend this house to anyone.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely warm comfy and welcoming the views from the front windows were exceptional never got tired of looking out the window the beach was great for walking the dogs loved it the area is lovely lots of places to visit can't wait to go back."

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2018

  • "Sykes holidays are always excellent, you know when you set off from home that you are going to a "home from home" and "Shoreside" was no exception, greeted by Carol and inside a lovely welcome of flowers and goodies!"

    The views we're spectacular over the Solway Firth and we had everything we needed for our stay at Powfoot,so peaceful and relaxing. Thank you Sykes for another great Holiday!

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2018

  • "An lovely welcome to a well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    It's very quiet with a wonderful view. Good location for days out.

    Reviewed by LaurenceSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2018

  • "Lovely, well-equipped house only a few steps from the sea."

    Very friendly, helpful owner.

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2018

  • "Loved the setting - the owner met us when we arrived and left us flowers and food."

    The visitors' book was helpful about places to visit. The front garden looked out over the sea and was walled and gated so great for the dogs.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2018

  • "The location and quality of this cottage far exceeded our expectations."

    Beautifully decorated and full of homely touches helped make this holiday. Thanks to Carol for her welcome pack, it was greatly appreciated. We would recommend this cottage and will be visiting next year without a doubt. 5 star Sykes!!

    Reviewed by CharlesJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in idyllic location, with all you'd need for a relaxing holiday."

    Carol was great and helped us to extend our stay in this fabulous place. We will be back!

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2018

  • "It was everything I wanted, right next to the sea."

    Welcome pack added to the welcome and we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by VickiApr 2018

  • "Wonderful location, an incedibly friendly welcome."

    Cottage had everything we needed and more to enjoy our holiday. The location made travel for days out easy and local towns had everything we needed in regards to groceries and breakfast or a take-away in the evening. The information from the owner and previous guests was also a great bonus when looking at places to eat and days out. We had an amazing time.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2017

  • "Shoreside cottage really feels like a home from home!"

    We have had several stays at Shoreside and have always found it to be very clean, tidy and well stocked with all you need. The owner is friendly and is available if required for problems( not that we have had any!). The house is lovely and warm even in the winter months so great for an any time of the year break. The location for us is a dream! The quite location with superb views and beach directly across the road is lovely, but with latge supermarkets 5 minutes drive away and endless places to visit so close it makes an ideal base. Cant wait for our next stay in a few months!

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2017

  • "Lovely house everything you needed and more."

    Beautiful views of the solway coast. Fantastic base for walks and venturing further but no need for us as everything we wanted was right there. Definitely go back can't wait ☆☆☆

    Reviewed by JanMay 2017

  • "Shoreside cottage in Powfoot was a perfect base for day trips along the Solway Coast, Hadrians Wall and the North Lakes."

    It is a lovely cottage, very comfortable and extremely well equipped. We were welcomed by the owner Carol and had a welcome pack, essentials in the fridge (most unusual to have this so greatly appreciated) and lots of leaflets and information on the area. The cottage was extremely well presented with all the extras you would need. The gardens are safe and dog and child friendly. We would highly recommend staying at the cottage.

    Reviewed by TimApr 2017

  • "Everything that was described on line was there and more."

    The location was just wonderful, as we came into Powfoot coming over the hill, seeing the estuary with the tide out just blew us away! Carol was lovely and the cottage was just wonderful

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, 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, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car at rear of property with additional roadside parking at front on a first come, first served basis
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front gravelled garden with decking and furniture
  • Rear enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 11 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: Between the rear door and the garden, there is an access road, care should be taken and children should be supervised
  • Note: Mobile phone reception may be intermittent at this property

The property

Annan 3.5 miles.

A charming terraced cottage, in the rural hamlet of Powfoot, near Annan, on Scotland’s beautiful Solway Coast.

With stunning views over the beach, towards the Lake District, this lovely coastal cottage is ideal for a family looking for a break away by the sea.

There are two bedrooms, a twin and a king-size double, the larger of which enjoys superb coastal views across the sea to the Lakes and beyond.

The ground floor comprises of a comfortable sitting room, which also faces the coast, complemented by a warming woodburning stove, and there’s also a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area.

The handy lockable bike storage and the enclosed garden are across an access road, so care should be taken when stepping out of the rear door.

Once you reach the garden you’ll find a lawned area where the children can play in safety and you can enjoy a barbecue for those hazy summer days.

You've also got a front garden with a lovely decked area and superb south-facing coastal views.

This beachfront cottage sits across the road from Powfoot Beach, a striking stretch of sand and shingle, perfect for paddling, with a local coastal footpath nearby.

There’s also plenty of birdlife to observe at the splendid Caerlaverlock Castle and Nature Reserve.

There is a shop at Queensberry Bay Holiday Park, less than a mile away along the coast, where you can pick up essentials for picnics, whilst the on-site spa is open to non-residents should you wish to indulge in a treatment or two.

The town of Annan is 3.5 miles away and boasts a multitude of amenities, as well as a rich history dating back to Roman times, whilst Powfoot Golf Club offers an ideal mix of parkland and links holes, nestled within breathtaking scenery.

Cyclists can enjoy some of the renowned 7stanes mountain biking trails, as well as Sustrans Cycle Route 7, taking in miles and miles of beautiful scenery.

From an afternoon at the beach to a morning in the Galloway Hills, there is something for everyone at this lovely coastal cottage.

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About the location


Dumfries 15.7 miles; Carlisle 20 miles

The town of Annan, a former harbour, lies on the banks of the River Annan, in East Dumfries and Galloway, and is steeped in history, with the area once the site of Roman camps and the workplace of the writer Thomas Carlyle. Each year, the town celebrates the Riding of the Marches, in honour of the Royal Charter bestowed by King James V, which involves parades, massed pipe bands and competitions. The area around Annan has many small towns, picture postcard villages and hamlets, plus beautiful unspoilt coastline, with sandy beaches and hidden coves. Visit nearby Caerlaverock Castle, one of Scotland's finest ruined castles or Annandale Distillery. Take a day trip and marvel at the majestic architecture of the grand abbeys of Melrose and Jedburgh or visit the northern Lake District and the historic Hadrian’s Wall. Annan is an ideal base for exploring this lovely area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas