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Solway Cottage

Southerness, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 992753)


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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • 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/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Review(s)

  • “Overall our stay was good just a note to say the bed in the master bedroom could do with replacing as this is well used we did not find this comfortable.”

    On a positive note we needed to report that the shower had stopped working during our stay, we contacted the owners and this was fixed within hours, we were well impressed this was fixed so quickly

    On a positive note we needed to report that the shower had stopped working during our stay, we contacted the owners and this was fixed within hours, we were well impressed this was fixed so quickly

    - Janet, September 2021

The property

Enjoying captivating views of one of the oldest lighthouses in Scotland and the glorious coastline, is this 300-year-old property, Solway Cottage.

This spacious accommodation has been fully renovated and designed to offer a refreshing base for a family seeking to explore the sandy dunes and the nearby bustling market towns, with everything you could possibly need for a week-long break.

This all-ground-floor accommodation comes with three elegantly-styled bedrooms, comprising of a Super King-size double with an additional sofa bed, a standard double and a family bedroom with bunk beds and a single bedroom, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group.

Each bedroom enjoys a contemporary design and ample storage and space to house your personal belongings for a week-long break, creating a truly relaxing space to retire to each evening.

Spend your wind down time within the large sitting room, complete with ample plush sofas so that the entire group can gather around the TV or spend hours of entertainment playing family-friendly games and planning the days ahead.

Continuing to impress is a contemporary fitted kitchen, boasting everything you could possibly need to cater for you and your loved ones during the holiday, as well as a washing machine and dishwasher to ensure a stress-free getaway.

Gather your loved ones within the dining room situated to the front of the property, where you can tuck into a home-cooked meal whilst soaking up the views of the far-reaching coastline.

During a balmy afternoon venture to the rear garden, where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining with a refreshing drink in sand, with the coastal soundtrack to admire.

Look forward to spending your days exploring the surrounding area, where you will find a dog-friendly beach where you can walk along the golden stretch of sand, or spend an afternoon Solway Links golf course or Southerness Golf Course where you can enjoy the coastal views.

For a spot of history spend some time at the triangular Caerlaverock Castle or explore the ruins of the Sweetheart Abbey.

Solway Cottage is a wonderful base for exploring this picturesque corner of Scotland’s coast.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor Super King-size bedroom with sofa bed, 1 x family bedroom with bunk bed and a single bed, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Sun room
  • LPG gas central heating
  • Fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, oven and stove, microwave, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and Highchair provided
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack for log burner provided
  • Lazy Spa
  • Two parking spaces to the front of the property and an allocated space to the rear
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.2 miles, shop within 0.5 miles

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas