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Southerness, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1076923)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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2 Customer Reviews

  • "Just a few very minor points needs a better selection of kitchen utensils For mobility difficultys a hand rail at front door All in all a pleasent and comfortable cottage for every one the dogs loved the facilities We would definitely stay again."

    Danny Burrough

    Reviewed by DannyJan 2022

  • "Very clean with good facilities, patio and big garden."

    The cottage is very close to the beach . Local shops at caravan site very expensive though, cheaper to go to Dumfries or Dalbeattie for your groceries.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

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The property

Settled near the coast in Southerness is this lovely, whitewashed bungalow, Drystanes.

Boasting easy access to the historic towns within Dumfries and Galloway, and overlooking the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this fabulous home-from-home sleeps up to seven (with the addition of a double sofa bed), plus two furry friends.

After parking in the two handy off-road spaces, venture inside to be taken in by a deceptively spacious interior that has been adorned with tasteful furnishings.

Make your way into the contemporary kitchen to fix up a tasty meal with its ample appliances, including a fridge, freezer and washing machine.

When dinner is ready, gather your group around the table in the dining/games room and savour dinner as you crack open a bottle of wine; why not enjoy a game of pool after eating?

Continue to the sitting room unwinding on the spacious, suede-style sofa in front of the large TV, where you can finish off the day with a movie night.

When night falls, head to bed in a stylish double, a space showcasing yellow accents and a sleek, panelled wall; the little ones can rest their heads in the fantastic double bunk bed with single over.

Both bedrooms share access to a lovely shower room, where you can freshen up in the morning after a well-deserved rest.

The back garden showcases a lawned space that is ideal for your furry friends to run free, along with a child's play area and a quaint seating area.

Find three dog friendly pubs - The Paul Jones, The 19th Hole and the Mermaid Bar - all within a five minute walk of the property.

Drystanes also benefits from being close to two fantastic beaches, Powillimount and Southerness, along with a golf club and the vast RSPB Mersehead nature reserve; additionally, you can find the Coast Bar & Restaurant and well-stocked convenience store that are perfect for your self-catering needs.

Venture to Dalbeattie and embark on a trek through the vast Dalbeattie Forest Town Wood, enjoy exhilarating mountain biking at 7Stanes, before relishing a relaxing picnic at Colliston Park.

Travel to Dumfries, stopping at the delightful Mabie Farm Park along the way, before enjoying a historical outing at the Dumfries Museum, Robert Burns Centre and Gracefield Arts Centre; for more fun with the kids, be sure to visit the close-by Dalscone Farm Fun attraction!

Castle Douglas is also a great outing for the family and explore the breath-taking Threave Castle, walk your furry friends around Carlingwark Loch, before visiting the stunning Threave House & Garden for an idyllic afternoon.

Make the most of the area and wander into Galloway Forest Park for days filled with nature-rich activities, or continue along the coast to discover the picturesque villages of Kippford and Palnackie for more beachfront fun.

Create everlasting memories with your family in this beautiful part of Scotland from Drystanes.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining/games room
  • Sitting room with double sofa bed
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • TV, WiFi, pool table
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawn, decking, patio, child's play area and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: Two small steps to the side kitchen door - Please take care

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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 two pubs, a village store, a leisure centre with a pool 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.

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