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Oyster Catcher

Southerness, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 8279)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    “We (me, husband and Irish rescue collie Murphy) have just returned from a wonderful week at Oyster Catcher.”

    It was everything and more as described on the website. It was cosy and warm and very clean to walk into. Murphy loved his walks down the steps to the beach as we did of course! We loved watching all the numerous birds feeding as the tide went out and some mornings we were treated to the spectacle of Barnacle Geese flying from the RSPB Mersehead towards Caerlaverock. We had an interesting walk in the Mabie forest after having had coffee at Mabie House Hotel which is open to non residents ...

    It was everything and more as described on the website. It was cosy and warm and very clean to walk into. Murphy loved his walks down the steps to the beach as we did of course! We loved watching all the numerous birds feeding as the tide went out and some mornings we were treated to the spectacle of Barnacle Geese flying from the RSPB Mersehead towards Caerlaverock. We had an interesting walk in the Mabie forest after having had coffee at Mabie House Hotel which is open to non residents and reasonably priced for food which, I believe, is excellent quality although we did not have time to sample it. Next time definitely! Very disappointed with Dumfries as it seemed run down in the centre with many shops closed. Sign of the times I suppose for high streets in general sad to say. Dalbeattie was enjoyable with a friendly feel to the place. Some "proper" butchers' shops there too. Nice coffee/lunch stop at Galloway Soup Co. Rockcliffe is a lovely little spot and worth a visit. The coast path runs in front of the cottage and you can walk for miles either way. I gave a lower score for "facilities" mainly because there were no "facilities" open at this time of year and that is how we like it - nice and quiet - but I thought it worth a mention. The pub Paul Jones is open Thursday to Sunday only low season. The nearest shop is in New Abbey and they appear to stock everything and it is always worth supporting local shops. We have already booked for next year!

    - Mrs Chantler, February 2019

Features

  • 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/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside

The property

An attractive, single-storey, detached cottage, in the coastal holiday village of Southerness.

Well-equipped and attractively furnished, this cottage enjoys a beachfront location, overlooking the Solway Firth.

The large and beautifully maintained garden provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the pleasant sea views over breakfast, afternoon tea or dinner.

This cottage can accommodate five, with a double bedroom and a second bedroom with a triple bunk.

It enjoys an ideal location for walking and cycling along the beautiful beaches of the Scottish Riviera coast and the majestic Galloway Hills.

Pretty towns like Gatehouse of Fleet as well as Scotland's book town of Wigtown are easily reached from this cottage, ensuring something for every member of the family.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunks (double below, single on top). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.

Amenities

  • Electric heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden to rear with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

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About the location

SOUTHERNESS

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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