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Southerness, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need!"

    Thank you for such an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Tamzin5.0Apr 2024

  • "Arrived to warm, cosy and spacious cottage."

    Comfortable beds. Secluded, quiet location within easy reach of Solway coast and it's many villages.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Mar 2024

  • "Very comfortable warm cottage, quiet even though there was a main road just outside."

    Summer months it may be busier. Dark skies were great for the astronomical telescope.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely setting close to the shore with lovely walks on shell beaches ."

    The surrounding area is very beautiful great area for walking and exploring land and sea . Secluded peaceful cottage with lovely little garden and seated area . Roomy kitchen with good facilities . Some of the beds could have been more comfortable . Worth noting that some mobile networks don’t work there . Exit by car is tricky blind exit onto a reasonably busy road .

    Reviewed by Margaret3.4Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage - clean, warm, comfortable, well-appointed, and very peaceful."

    It is a fine location in the fields and has good views all round. The plot benefits from the sun all through all the day, from early morning to late evening. As elderly people, we were unable to utilise the upper storey, due to the lack of suitable handrails on either side of the stairs. There are two winding elements to the staircase, at top and bottom, and we found these unable to be negotiated with confidence. However, this did not spoil our holiday in any way, as there are only two of us, and the ground floor has everything we needed. Younger people may well not have this problem.

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Apr 2023

  • "Pictures don’t do it justice."

    Stunning little cottage in the middle of fields.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Spotlessly clean."

    Super friendly and helpful home owner. Beautiful garden and friendly cows visit over the fence! Super location for exploring the surrounding villages and coastline. Would thoroughly recommend: Carsethorn, Kippford,Rockcliffe and Kirkcubright. The road was busier than normal and would need monitoring for young children.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was quiet as expected just what we were looking for but also just a short travel to local amenities it fitted our plans perfectly."

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2020

  • "The deer park was brilliant would recommend."

    .the cottage warm and comfy

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2019

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a very picturesque rural area."

    Perfect for couples, or a small family looking for a 'home from home'. It is so well equipped with everything, you could just arrive with your groceries and enjoy the location, or a short drive to Southerness you will find a minimarket, takeaway and the Paul Jones hotel and restaurant providing superb food. A great base for travelling further afield, knowing that you'll return to your comfortable retreat. It was lovely to meet the owner who called in shortly after we arrived, to make sure everything was ok and we had found everything we may need. Nice to hear a bit about the cottage's history and really appreciated the fancy biscuits and elderflower pressé! Thank you so much. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderful comfortable cottage in peaceful location."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2019

  • "The host was lovely!"

    The accommodation was exactly as advertised and had everything required to be a ‘home away from home’. It was so peaceful and serene and was a 20min drive from supermarkets etc. Overall would stay there again!

    Reviewed by Halema5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely house in a lovely area, great for two couples to share for a sightseeing holiday."

    A well-equipped house that's in a good location for touring the area, and we never heard the farm nearby. Gavin was very helpful at all times.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and private garden."

    Well equipped and lots of character. Welcome pack appreciated.Thank you to owners. Large Farm opposite commence work early-4.30-5.00am-tractor traffic (3/4 vehicles and quad bike. Busy road in general with traffic commencing from around 7am until late in the evening.

    Reviewed by Alastair4.4Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped, warm and comfortable."

    The location was great for getting away from it all and the scenery was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Mar 2018

  • "Comfortable and well appointed cottage though six people may struggle with only one small bathroom."

    spotlessly clean- heating adequate though cottage got chilly during the day if confined by weather. Due of course to time of year!! Good location for walks &widlife.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.0Jan 2018

  • "The cottage was warm, bright and welcoming."

    Spotlessly clean. Had everything we needed to enjoy our holiday. The owners were very helpful, both before and during our stay.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with new en-suit, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor bunk beds
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 14 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be variable
  • Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar
  • Note: Property has sloping ceilings in the first floor bedroom and the stairs are steep and narrow.

The property

Southerness 2 miles.

A bright and refreshing semi-detached cottage set two miles inland from Southerness on Scotland’s Solway Coast, within driving distance of both Dalbeattie and Dumfries.

The rejuvenating interior and excellent location make Drumbuie the perfect stay for a relaxed family holiday.

The kitchen comes with traditional-style floor tiles and is well-equipped with stylish furnishings.

The kitchen also has superb views onto the surrounding countryside.

The sitting room is cosy and warming with comfortable seating, as well as a TV and electric fire.

The ground floor is complete with two immaculate, fresh bedrooms set with calming decor and fantastic views.

Up the traditional steep and narrow cottage stairs takes you to a king-size bedroom with an en-suit, a spacious and airy room under the vaulted ceiling with a window overlooking the fields beyond.

To the front of the property there is a delightful little garden, this leads to the attractive back garden with a lawned area and a patio with furniture.

Dumfries is a large town brimming with fascinating history regarding figures such as King Arthur and William the Conqueror.

Dumfries is on the coast, offering wonderful beaches, it also offers fantastic opportunities for walkers and cyclists.

This area of Scotland is bursting with incredible attractions as Castle Douglas sits just 18 miles away.

The Galloway Hills are also within easy reach.

A fantastic little cottage in a brilliant location.

Note: This property is attached to Ref 937831, together they sleep 12.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AB-12345-C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Castle Douglas 19 miles; Dalbeattie 13 miles; Dumfries 16 miles.

Southerness is a small coastal village established in the late 18th century, which looks out over the Solway Firth, and forms part of the Colvend coast, one of the finest stretches of coastline on the 'Scottish Riviera'. Home to three pubs, two village stores, a leisure centre with a pool at Parkdean and two miles of sandy beaches with sand dunes, rock pools and Gulf Stream warmed waters, and one of the oldest lighthouses in Scotland, built in 1748, it has everything you will need for a relaxing holiday. The nearby Criffel Hill rises to 569m, offers wonderful views of the farmland and the sands of the Nith Estuary below, and provides great walking opportunities. The Southerness Championship Golf Course adjoins the village and offers panoramic views of the Solway Firth, the Cumbrian Lake District to the south and the Galloway Hills to the west. A great location, with something to keep everybody occupied.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas