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Solway Firth View

(Ref. 1081476)

Powfoot near Annan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map

3.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Shirley and Mags, Thank you for a lovely holiday we usually use your little cottage around the corner but decided to try this one so glad we did everything we needed."

    Only gripe nettles in garden running rampant. We will see you next year hopefully for 2 weeks . Once again thank you. ( OAP's on tour)

    Reviewed by Keith4.1May 2024

  • "I would like to have given this property top marks, the setting and view certainly would deserve that."

    However, the heating was inadequate - the bedrooms were freezing cold and the water temperature set too low so that the shower was cold, the cottage was dirty and needed a good spring clean, and there is rising damp in the master bedroom and adjacent bathroom.

    Thank you for your feedback and my apologies on this occasion the cottage did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately sometimes the heating settings get adjusted, however we would always be on hand to get this resolved if you got in touch for help. I’m very surprised to hear about your concerns around cleanliness, as the cleaning team take great pride in their work. Thank you for flagging the small areas of dampness, this has now been addressed. We hope to welcome you back in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda1.6Oct 2023

  • "Our second stay at this property and a beautiful area."

    But the property is well overdue a update as its very tired inside. Also the phone number supplied on the site you get no response from. Phoned numerous times and left messages, but no reply.!.

    Thank you for your feedback, pleased you appreciate the beautiful area. Sorry that you weren’t able to get in touch with Mags, I expect she may have been working in an area with limited signal. I assure you she is usually exceptionally quick to respond and resolve any queries. We’re currently refreshing the property after a very busy summer season. We would love to welcome you back in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise2.8Sep 2023

  • "Thanks so much for your welcome gift."

    Lovely and appreciated. Fab view and fantastic secure garden for dog....he would not come in. Two moans.... kitchen small even though we'll equipped.... missed a dishwasher. Came in and had to rewash all the cups as tea stained from previous holiday makers. Needs a dishwasher.!!!! Settees move as you sit down which causes you to grab something. Needs updating in certain points. However, thanks for the use of the holiday cottage. Much appreciated. All the best.

    Really pleased to hear you appreciated the Welcome pack and your dog enjoyed the lovely large and secure garden! Thank you for your feedback about the kitchen, and sorry to hear you found some crockery was not clean, although unfortunately the original layout of the very old cottage means the kitchen is too small to install a dishwasher. Your feedback on the sofa is noted too, I’ll see what can be done to rectify this. Would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy3.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage great views,nice garden to relax in,maybe some comfortable garden chairs would be good."

    Bedrooms very good size,kitchen a little small but had every thing we needed.Only annoying thing was the toilet cistern was running all the time we did report it but for the whole week it was constantly making a noise. But the cottage was great,garden was safely enclosed Powfoot is a lovely village, plenty of walks from the cottage. Would defiantly recommend and would stay again if returning to the area.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback about the cottage, fabulous enclosed garden and the wonderful village. I’m sorry about the toilet running, as soon as it was reported my property manager endeavoured to secure a plumber appointment to rectify this. Thank you for recommending the property to others, and I’d love to welcome you back to Solway Firth View in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jun 2023

  • "Location is great, cottage had everything we needed."

    It was a very good week

    Thank you very much for such lovely feedback. Would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam4.7May 2023

  • "The cottage needs a good deep clean and needs decorating."

    We also found it very cold as the radiators didn’t get very warm. Beautiful location though.

    Hi There, we have had very good reviews on the cleaning previously so are surprised you had some issues. We wished you would have contacted us during your stay as we would have reattended for you. We have checked the radiators and found no problems but we will monitor this going forward. We are glad you loved the location and hoped you enjoyed your stay overall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine1.6May 2023

  • "We (2ad and 4ch age 7-11) had a wonderful stay at this cottage."

    From the pictures I wasn’t sure if it was two cottages side by side but it’s all the one cottage, so was a relief. Wonderful location, right on the beach. Great size garden, half of which is stoned incase you need to park the car. Dog hated the stones but luckily there was a path she could use to get to the grass lol. A washing line too which was fantastic. A nice view onto a field with horses too. The house inside was great, a brilliant size. The main bedroom was beautiful and spacious. The other bedrooms were great too. The kitchen, though small, was fine for our needs and had lots of utensils which was great. The house is situated on a path which leads to the beach so there are lots of people passing. This wouldn’t be a problem but our dog barks at people constantly so if I would’ve known, I may have avoided this property (glad I didn’t!) but just incase this is an issue for someone. We got cold at times, especially in the evening and at night. The heating is timed, so could do with a wee heater to use for the bedrooms, especially the main bedroom. Maybe some extra pillows and blankets too for us with no blood. The shower base filled quite quickly so may need looked at. The bath plug was hard to get out too…we used my sons plastic arrow set lol to stick to the plug then pull it out. Enjoyed a few baths. The beach is weird. I’m sure there is history regarding it. There are bouts of sand, dry and wet, severe muddy sand and loads of bricks and rocks. The kids just loved going for walks along the beach. We done it morning noon and night. Take a torch!! Maybe wellies or decent walking boots too. The only one downside was there is no local shop, so it was quite a trek to just get milk etc so stock up on supplies when you go to the supermarket. We would return in a heartbeat. The games in the cottage were great, I got halfway through a jigsaw! Just ideal, and thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great position and outlook."

    Comfortable and clean cottage. Very friendly village with good food available at the nearby hotel.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property in beautiful position."

    Nice garden with good car parking and gates. Beautiful views and very comfortable. Only downsides are the very small kitchen and the light fitting in the passage which bangs the head of anyone over 6ft! Bottom line - we had a great stay in a wonderful cottage.

    Hi there, We have not encountered this issue before so thank you for bringing it to our attention, we will look to replace the light fitting so our taller guests can rest assured this will no longer be an issue. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair4.7Sep 2022

  • "Loved the cottage and the area."

    Would have no hesitation to recommend this to friends.

    Amazing news, thank you so much for the review, we hope to see you again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda4.1Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a fabulous location."

    Ideal for our dog as the garden is very secure. Clean and well equipped. Sofas in lounge not super comfortable but ample seating for the accommodation. We had a lovely week and appreciate the preparations that were made for our arrival including a very generous welcome tray. We will definitely be booking again.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to know you enjoyed your week away and are thrilled you want to book with us again, see you soon x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Aug 2022

  • "Whilst in a lovely location, the property was not cleaned to a reasonable standard."

    There are issues with the toilet within the shower room (unable to flush without removing the cistern lid). The shower itself has a tile that is extremely loose, and using the shower would only make matters much worse. We attempted to contact the number given in the guest instruction book, several times, but the number was either wrong or switched off. We therefore contacted Sykes, but no feedback was given. The cottage needs a deep clean, and the shower room needs attention. If these issues were corrected, I would certainly come back to the cottage.

    Hi, Thank you for your feedback, the problem with the toilet and the tiles were fixed right away, apologies for the inconvenience and for the issues you had getting through to our contact, they were previously in a remote area and calls may have struggled to come through. We have now changed our cleaning company and we are very pleased with their work. We do hope you will come back and see the improvements that have been made. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl2.5Jul 2022

  • "The property was very clean and very well equipped apart from maybe one thing."

    We found the settee and chairs in the lounge quite uncomfortable. The area was lovely the views lovely. On the hole a very nice place to stay.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again. x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa4.1Jun 2022

  • "A very comfortable and spacious cottage, with lovely views."

    We really enjoyed our stay, thank you

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 2022

  • "There was a warm welcome to the property for us all (treats for us and the dog) and the location did not disappoint."

    A comfortable cottage with great views and a big, fully enclosed garden. Ample parking too. It was the perfect place to unwind with lots of walks straight from the door (lots of information about these and places further afield to visit in the info book provided). This was a genuinely dog (and people!) friendly cottage and we may well be back!

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely holiday, we were 2 couples of each side of 70 and a dog."

    Lewi had a ball of a time in and out of the sea while we had a leisurely walk along the beach. The house was comfortable, although the back bedroom may need a new mattress soon, with a small but well equipped kitchen. Having 2 bathrooms was really good. The view from the front is great and the garden at the back was sunny and nice to sit out in the late afternoon. The village and the villagers are really friendly with home baking at the side of one house and a garage sale with lots of plants at another. The hotel is within walking distance and the food and staff are great. Dogs are not allowed inside but there are seating outside with fabulous views.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped."

    Cosy. Back garden ideal for pets and young children. An issue with garden bedroom electrical sockets not working below window. Having WiFi was a great boon. Will come back and will recommend.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Feb 2022

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Summary

  • All-one-level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin (2x Single beds)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV and a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with gravelled area, lawn and furniture
  • Shop 3.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • 1 x well behave dog allowed
  • Note: Binoculars are provided for birdwatching
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Please note that owner can accommodate 10 people if booked with Solway Cottage 1081738

The property

Annan 3.7 miles.

Overlooking the tranquil Pow Water on the shores of the stunning Solway Firth, rests this delightful single-story holiday home, Solway Firth View.

Set across one level, situated in a peaceful location with uninterrupted and exceptional sea views from the front doorstep, Solway Firth View is the idyllic base for an escape to Scotland.

Park up on your private driveway, or make your way to the back of the property and through the bespoke wrought iron gate to park, before marvelling at the scenic views across the stunning countryside towards the water.

Take a moment to enjoy a leisurely seat at one of the two benches, idyllically positioned at the front of this lovely dwelling.

Kick off your shoes as you step inside and venture through to the gleaming white amply-equipped kitchen to prepare a heart-warming meal for your loved ones, making use of all of the modern amenities to ensure an enjoyable staycation experience.

Gather your group together around the dining table to indulge in your culinary delights, or if you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, step outside for a spot of alfresco dining in the rear garden and enjoy the views of the Solway, toasting a glass of wine to an unforgettable holiday, whilst the kids keep entertained by making use of the large open lawn with a game of croquet or badminton.

As the evening grows darker, settle down for a movie in the sociable open-plan living/dining room, traditionally decorated to provide a homely ambiance, and envelop the room in the warming glow of the electric fire.

When sleep calls, prepare for bed with a leisurely soak amongst the bubbles in the bath, or if you'd prefer, wash away the day with a rinse in the walk-in shower, ideal for larger groups.

When it comes to resting your head, you're spoilt for choice between three beautifully-appointed bedrooms, including a twin room with high ceilings and spectacular views over the Solway, a double with garden views and finally, a sumptuous king-size, delightfully nestled underneath the property's rustic exposed wooden beams and benefiting from its own walk-in wardrobe; a lovely spot for guests to get ready in style!

Bring your loved ones to Solway Firth View for a memorable break, any time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1081738, together sleeping 10 people.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Cottages On The Solway

A group of two, delightful single-storey cottages resting on the stunning coast of Dumfries, in the quaint village of Powfoot. These pretty cottages are thoughtfully presented and just paces away from Powfoot beach, making it an idyllic escape for families. Solway Firth View is situated on a private road right on the beautiful shoreline, with spectacular views from the cottage. Stepping out of the front door you have your own direct access to the beach in less than a minute, what an amazing location! Solway Cottage offers an enclosed garden to enjoy alfresco dining with your loved ones, and is just around the corner from Solway Firth View and a couple of minutes walk to the beach. Solway Cottage offers an enclosed, front garden to enjoy alfesco dining with your loved ones, whilst both offer off-road parking to easily bring your belongings inside the properties. The cottages offer spacious open-plan living/dining rooms with sumptuous sofas, a TV and dining area to enjoy meals together. There is a contemporary kitchen; amply-equipped for your culinary needs and ready for you to cook up a storm for your guests. Solway Cottage offers a beautiful bathroom where you can enjoy a soothing soak or a refreshing shower, whilst Solway Firth View has two bathrooms to ensure no long waits! Powfoot beach is just paces away from the home, where you can enjoy strolls along the coastal footpath and view wonderful birds. The bustling town of Annan is just under 4 miles away from the cottages, where you can immerse yourself in history at the Annan Museum or travel a little further afield to visit the Devil's Porridge to enjoy a spot of lunch and more riveting history. Annan is home to a bundle of delicious eateries, traditional pubs and unique gift shops to explore during the day, so you are spoilt for choice with amenities in this small town. Venture to the charming town of Dumfries, steeped in history with Scotland's oldest bridges and a medieval church, this town is a picturesque spot for strolls with wonderful views. Be engrossed with Dumfries array of art galleries, Palladian Mansion and Dumfries Museum to uncover its past. The cottages are also a car journey away from the border city of Carlisle, with the grand, 12th-century ruins of Carlisle Castle and the stunning, Gothic Carlisle Cathedral, to make a day in Carlisle memorable. The city of Carlisle is also home to a great range of shops for some retail therapy, a variety of independent cafes and the beautiful Rickerby Park for a relaxing stroll along the River Eden.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

ANNAN

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.

Note: No stag/hen or similar
Note: This property can only accommodate Saturday arrivals - of booked on another day, a 2 week price will be applied

1 x well behave dog allowed. 2 dogs will be considered upon request.


Please note that owner can accommodate 10 people if booked with Solway Cottage 1081738