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The Bothy

Southerness, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway, DG2 8AZ (Ref. 22382)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage was lovely the only negative about it was the beds, both double beds where extremely uncomfortable so much so I slept on the couch.”

    The beach was lovely, food and service at Paul Jones was excellent.

    The beach was lovely, food and service at Paul Jones was excellent.

    - Tracie, September 2021

About the property

A charming detached cottage, superbly situated close to the coast in the village of Southerness, on Scotland's Solway Firth.

Well-appointed throughout to provide comfortable and stylish accommodation, this Southerness cottage is the perfect choice for family or friends looking to spend some time exploring or relaxing beside Galloway's beautiful coastline.

This comfortable Solway cottage provides three bedrooms, with one suitable for children and one boasting an en-suite shower room.

The ground floor offers a family bathroom, a kitchen with a sociable dining area and a sitting room with a decorative woodburner and French doors that open out to the rear patio area.

A garden encloses this Southerness cottage, with a gravelled parking area to the front and a lawned area to the side and rear with furniture and a barbecue, offering the ideal place to relax or enjoy some alfresco dining.

Southerness, with its harbour and beach, is only one of the attractions in this beautiful part of Scotland.

Walkers can enjoy the nearby peak of Criffel, which offers superb views, as well as the surrounding, scenic Galloway Hills plus the many pretty coastal paths.

Cyclists can explore the numerous routes including the renowned 7stanes trails.

With several opportunities for golf and fishing enthusiasts, as well as pretty villages, castles and abbeys to discover, this Southerness cottage offers something to delight everyone.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with basic Sky and BT TV package inc Sports, DVD, CD, iPod dock, USB ports in sockets, selection of books, games and DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: Due to this property being a storey and a half cottage, there are low ceilings on the first floor and care should be taken at all times
  • Note: The decorative woodburner is a cosmetic feature and does not emit any heat
  • Note: Max 4 adults
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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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:

  • Christmas