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2 Whiterow

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Powfoot, Annan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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99 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was outstanding."

    We have used Sykes, many times and this is definitely up there with the very best. Julie came across, to explain about heating, hot water, recycling etc. and provided information on various eateries, in the area, and should we require any help, or advice, was at the end of the phone.The property was very clean, and the bed comfortable, and we have kitchen envy. Fantastic views across the firth, with the rise and fall, of the tides, altering it every day. There were lots of heron, cormorant and egrets, mostly using the swimming pool, as a food source. Whiterow provides an ideal base for touring the area, with WWT Caerlaverock and Caerlaverock Castle, close by. Also recommend Threave house and gardens. The cottage allowed us to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing time to celebrate our anniversary (and a special trip to Gretna Green). Once again, thank you Julie, and we shall return.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week at this property excellent location and a beautiful property."

    Julie the owner could not do enough for us. We will definitely be back. Regards Janet and John Sturgess

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning setting with lovely views across the Solway Firth to the Lake District hills."

    The cottage is pristine and very well equipped forming a quiet, cosy and comfortable base for exploring Dumfries + Galloway and also the Gretna/Carlisle area. The little village of Powfoot does have an excellent hotel but book dining in advance. The owner of the cottage lives locally and is extremely helpful and friendly. We can’t recommend the accommodation enough and look forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "We had a warm welcome from Julie, who showed us around the cottage on arrival, a very nice touch."

    A beautiful clean and comfortable cottage with stunning views from the settee or window over the Solway Firth. We enjoyed watching the "swimming pool" on the beach fill and empty with the tide. There is a freezer in the kitchen that is not mentioned in the write up of the cottage, this was very useful. The Powfoot Hotel, a short walk away serve an excellent scone jam and cream. We had bright sunny weather and enjoyed touring the surrounding area. Janet

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Apr 2024

  • "What a lovely cottage, everything that you needed had been thought of."

    Great location for a relaxing break. Thank you Julie for making us so welcome and the bottle of wine was very much appreciated on our first night, after the closure of the M6 and our exciting drive over Kirkstone Pass !

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage is spotless, very homely and cosy with fantastic views over the Solway Firth."

    Easy access and walks for my elderly Mum. We loved our holiday in Powfoot and highly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Apr 2024

  • "Easter weekend treat at this warm & cozy, beautifully finished cottage overlooking Solway Firth."

    Within easy reach of Dumfries for park run, Threaves National Trust, lots of wildlife and bird reserves to spot red squirrels, kites, ospreys etc. Thanks to host Julie for a truly fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2024

  • "We were greeted on the doorstep but the host Julie, who showed us round and explained everything, nothing was too much trouble, a nice bottle of wine and chocolates to greet you with."

    The cottage is spotlessly clean, comfortable and has everything you could need during your stay. Some people’s needs are different than others, but what we needed was there, it was warm and cosy, you could park your car and do whatever you wanted. Beautiful views across the Solway, very changeable by the minute. We found the beach not to our taste, very uneasy in places and not one to walk on without getting sludged up. We walked to Annan which I don’t recommend, it wasn’t pleasant. Annan isn’t a place I would visit again, I didn’t impress at all. Powfoot village is quite quaint, especially near the bowling green, but you can see it all in an afternoon. Walks along to the caravan park we’re enjoying too. The pub next door virtually do nice food, which I recommend. Overall, the cottage was perfect in every way, the view is stunning but you need to drive further afield to see things as Powfoot doesn’t offer much apart from the same walk along the coast. Unfortunately the weather for us wasn’t ideal, we enjoyed the cottage, but Powfoot didn’t do it for us.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Mar 2024

  • "Superb the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed at"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage, really comfortable, homely and immaculately clean."

    It is decorated and furnished to the highest standard, - everything is of 'excellent quality'. Julie the owner was absolutely lovely, friendly, approachable and nothing was too much trouble. We were also left a treat of wine and chocolates - thank you Julie ! The cottage is situated right on the Solway coast with fantastic views, in particular the wonderful view of the old Edwardian bathing pool which it is said was used as recently as 40 years ago!. Powfoot is a delightful little village and is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, we loved the community hut in the bowling green, its open to all and you can buy donated items by leaving your payment in an honesty box - quaint and refreshing! Powfoot is situated within easy reach of Dumfries, the lakes and many other places of interest in Dumfries and Galloway. The Sitar indian takeaway is literally 5 minutes drive away in Annan and its gorgeous as is the Anglers in Annan. The Powfoot hotel which is a few steps away from the cottage serves absolutely lovely food and the staff are really nice. Would highly recommend 2 Whiterow Powfoot for a relaxing and enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Feb 2024

  • "A lovely cosy cottage."

    Perfect spot for birdwatching from the warmth of the living room! Very handy base for exploring an interesting area - plenty to see and do.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jan 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 2 Whiterow, Powfoot while our new kitchen was being installed in Dumfries."

    Julie gave us a very warm welcome, very friendly and showed us around the cottage which had every modern convenience available for us, very comfortable and cosy. Beautiful views of the Solway coast. Tasty meals in local Powfoot Hotel. Lovely walks. We couldn't ask for more. Linda and Hugh Kelly.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage is just lovely."

    The views are spectacular. Julie the owner is just lovely and was at the cottage to meet us on our arrival. She explained where things were in the cottage and how they worked. The cottage is tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and has everything you could ever need. We slept so well as the mattresses, pillows and duvets are good quality and so comfortable. Julie kindly left us some bubbly and chocolates to celebrate the NY - a personal touch and so kind. We loved the cottage so much and hope to stay again! Thank you Julie x

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great place ."

    The photo's don't do justice to the cottage. Great view over the Irish sea. It was warm cosy and clean. Very goor beds! The owner was super friendly and welcome us when we arrived with a welcome pack. Very sweet. . Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Nov 2023

  • "Really nice and friendly owner with a lovely cottage to let in a beautiful location."

    Cottage is well fitted out and is nice for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay here."

    We had a really lovely welcome from Julie, she showed us around and explained how everything worked, which was great. The view of the beach from the living room and main bedroom is fabulous, plenty of wading birds to see as the tide goes out. The kitchen is well-equipped and there’s a lovely seating area outside in the back garden. The bed is so comfortable, we had great sleeps, setting us up for a day’s exploring! The location is beautiful, lots of places to visit by car. We thoroughly enjoyed the Annandale Distillery tour. Had a tasty Afternoon Tea at the hotel up the road (Del Amitri at The Powfoot Hotel) and even managed to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) one evening, with just a 5 minute walk up the road. An absolutely amazing stay here, highly recommended and we’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were made so welcome and shown round the cottage - and what a lovely place to stay."

    Number 2 White row is a delight and so comfortable. Our neighbours and the people of Powfoot were friendly and helpful. The views from the window were ever changing and local walks facinating. The two standout trips for us were The Devils Porridge in Eastrigg and the Gracefield Art Centre in Dumfries - as a bonus both have good cafes!! Ann and John

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful, comfy, cosy and clean cottage with fabulous views of Solway Firth and Lake District."

    Have stayed here several times and would thoroughly recommend it. Great accommodation in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our stay at 2 Whiterow was our best holiday to date and we will definitely be making a return visit."

    Julie, the owner was superb and has ensured the best possible stay by giving a luxurious sleep with the quality of her mattresses, combined with the stunning views gives an amazing stay. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely location; comfortable, well-stocked cottage; helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2023



    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2023

  • "Been a Sykes customer for decades and this cottage has been one of the best"

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location with amazing 'doorstep' views of the Solway coast."

    The cottage is immaculate and has all of the facilities you will need for a lovely stay. Julie was there to give us a warm welcome and explain where thing were and how they worked. The cottage is in a lovely friendly village with a range of short walks around it. We loved the surrounding area and enjoyed visiting many of the towns, villages, museums and attractions in this part of Galloway. We would highly recommend this cottage and area to anyone wanting a relaxing and quiet break and will book again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful and in a lovely place."

    Julie was very kind and a lovely host. The bed was so comfy which helped to add to a very relaxing break Many thanks Jule

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2023

  • "On arrival at 2 Whiterow, we were greeted by the owner Julie, a lovely lady who proceeded to talk us through the facilities of the cottage."

    The cottage is absolutely lovely and has all you need for a great stay. It is ideally located for exploring Dumfries and Galloway and beyond. The views from the cottage are beautiful overlooking the Solway Firth. We highly recommend this cottage as a base for your holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "This cottage reached all expectations,the only thing i found was the sofa wasn,t very comfortable,i am 76 with back problems so maybe thats why."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely well maintained cottage in beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really excellent holiday accommodation: terrific view, beautifully maintained property and extremely comfortable."

    Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Off road parking. Clean and modern. Everything we needed. Views of estuary and over to Northern Lakes fab. Great walking area. Would highly recommend. Our thanks to Julie. Top tip, take kites and wellies (muddy estuary)!!! We had great fun flying on beach, perfect location!

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautifully maintained and very clean, this was a comfortable stay with outstanding views."

    We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very kind and helpful - property excellent - we were only sorry that our stay had to be so short!"

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Such a peaceful and relaxing place."

    Cottage is done out to a very high standard with everything you could need; it is comfortable and clean and tidy. The view is magnificent and changes constantly with the tidal flow. So many different birds to seem. Lovely area with many good walks and places to visit further a field. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Mar 2023

  • "Nice cottage with a great outlook."

    Quiet location but close enough in a short car journey to major supermarkets for supplies. Nice spot to do some local walks from. Cottage is well fitted out and well maintained. An enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage & lovely welcoming host in Julie"

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Feb 2023

  • "Amazing property for location and accommodation."

    Very clean, modern layout and furnishings. Host very helpful .Home from home feeling as soon as you take off your walking shoes and put on your slippers. Would certainly recommend this property with no negative comments

    Reviewed by William5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely, spacious cottage with a beautiful view across the estuary."

    Immaculately clean, no maintenance issues. Julie, the owner, was very helpful - meeting us on arrival to give us a quick tour, explain the heating/hot water system & answer any queries. Hotel just a few doors down, for drinks, meals etc and caravan park café just a pleasant 15 minute stroll away. Powfoot is a lovely village and a great place from which to explore the surrounding area. Would highly recommend & happily return again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2023

  • "A lovely property, very well maintained and equipped in a fabulous location."

    The cottage was very spacious and offered everything it advertised on the website. Julie is a charming and lovely host, easy to liaise with and was available for any questions we had.She had even left us a bottle of bubbly and chocolates to help us settle in

    Reviewed by Sanna-maija5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with views across the Solway Firth."

    On arrival we received a warm welcome by Julie. A perfect place for us to spend our Christmas. The property was spotless and made all the more homely with some Christmas decorations which gave it a lovely festive feel. Well furnished throughout we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage and the sea views are wonderful."

    There is much to do in the area especially if you like wildlife and bird spotting. When clear, the night sky is something to behold. The owner is very friendly and supportive and keeps the house immaculately clean. We hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Clean and well maintained by the owners. We had a great time and will not hesitate to come back in the near future.

    Reviewed by June5.0Nov 2022

  • "A simply wonderful cottage!"

    A warm welcome from owner Julie and a couple of treats to start the holiday off. ( Maybe pop a pint of milk in the fridge too?). Beautifully appointed rooms, spotlessly clean and with a fabulous view over the Solway Firth. Lots of birdlife on the shore when the tide was right. Powfoot is an attractive little village and the golf course is just up the road. Despite not having the best of weather, this warm and cosy cottage was a delight to return to after days out, and is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2022

  • "Loved the cottage ut has all you need ,its very comfortable and in pristine condition."

    Spotlessly clean. Fabulous views l,ocation ideal for quiet leisurely holiday. The iwner was very friendly and helpfull. Thanks Julie ,we will be back. Joan .Adam

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2022

  • "This cottage is a great find."

    Lovely and clean with all home comforts and more. Fantastic views and great location for touring Dumfries and Galloway region. Julie very welcoming and knowledeable about the area. Will certainly come again (if we can get booked) it is bound to be a very popular property. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage in a beautiful coastal location."

    Always absolutely pristine on arrival and very comfortable. Would thoroughly recommend this property and looking forward to our next holiday here.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was excellent very comfortable with great outlook thoroughly enjoyable"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2022

  • "The holiday cottage was spotlessly clean and everything was provided that we could possibly have needed during our stay."

    We appreciated that the owners took the trouble to meet and greet us on arrival, and showed us round the property. The location overlooking the Solway Firth was stunning and we would certainly like to stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property and a lovely, helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2022

  • "An excellent cottage which we have visited last year and hope to visit again in the future."

    The excellence and comfort of all that is provided is second to none in our experience, and the views from the cottage are wonderful. Powfoot is a delightful village, served by an excellent hotel/restaurant, just 2 doors away from the cottage and we were able to enjoy a rich series of visits within an hour's ride from Whiterow. Again......many thanks for the splendid hospitality.

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Aug 2022

  • "You are sure to receive a warm welcome and useful information from Julie & Scott on your arrival."

    The cottage is immaculate with everything you could possibly need for your stay. The view and sunsets were incredible. The location is ideal for exploring the area. I highly recommend this cottage and hope to return. (The welcome gift was most enjoyable)

    Reviewed by Issy5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great time away the cottage was excellent had everything you need and ..."

    We had a great time away the cottage was excellent had everything you need and was spotlessly clean great views from the window would definitely go back for another break

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic standards of decor and facilities we have admired these cottages for the last 40 years of returning to Powfoot for a break and it was finally a pleasure to stay in one great host’s and the scenery every morning just amazing."

    Thanks I look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    Julie was very helpful everywhere clean.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2022

  • "We were welcomed by Julie who was lovely, very informative."

    The Bungalow had everything we required and everything was to the highest standard. We loved the view and changing shore line. Beautiful Rainbow on our last evening on the Solway firth.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was as described."

    Excelent accommodation, very clean with a delightful owner who could not be more helpful. 2 Whiterow is a little gem and well worth a revisit. If you want a relaxing holiday then this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is perfect, immaculate and the owner lovely."

    The bed is super comfortable, the facilities are excellent. The views are incredible just what we needed a relaxing holiday. The bottle of fizz and chocolates were a welcoming thought. We will definitely be stopping there again thank you.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful, pristine cottage at the coast."

    Lovely views and ideal for a quiet, relaxing break with plenty of nice walks and interesting places nearby. Accommodation is kept to a high standard, and the owners are nearby if there is a need to contact them. We’ve stayed a few times and have rebooked, and we would thoroughly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "A delightful cottage with a glorious view over the Solway."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, the beds and seating extremely comfortable and we were met by the lovely owner on arrival. Would absolutely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2022

  • "The very best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Super clean, spacious, really well presented. High end, really comfortable matresses and beds. Furnishings, etc, are really tasteful, and new. Views from the windows are breathtaking. We had a wonderful week. A big thank you to our hostess Julie.

    Reviewed by Jeannette5.0May 2022

  • "The owner was very welcoming and the cottage was wonderful."

    Superb location with a great view of the sea - we walked on the beach everyday. We all had a very relaxing holiday and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Geraint5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage was extremely comfortable, clean & well equipped."

    The owner was very welcoming & helpful on our arrival. Lovely location & great sea view. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Lesleyanne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Friendly approachable owner."

    Wonderful accessible shed for storing bikes. Lovely sitting in the window reading and watching the constantly changing view of the sea. A very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was exceptional in every way"

    Reviewed by Josephine4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely property, fantastic views across the estuary."

    The owner has put a lot of thought into making her cottage warm welcoming and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "Another very enjoyable visit to this fabulous cottage, which is in a superb position in Powfoot."

    The cottage is very comfortable and has everything that I need. I spent most of my time birdwatching between Caelaverock, Rockcliffe (on the English side) and Powfoot, but also for the first time I climbed nearby Criffel from Ardwall for spectacular views of the Solway Firth and the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2022

  • "Everything was faultless,the, owner is extremly understanding and helpful the cottage,the location the wonderful outlook everything about it is spot on."

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Feb 2022

  • "Cosy, comfortable and welcoming."

    Excellent location!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2022

  • "The perfect cottage in the perfect location, right on the coast overlooking the estuary."

    Ideal for birdwatching with thousands of birds right in front of the house and close to some other great areas (Caerlaverock NNR, Rockcliffe marsh etc ). The cottage was immaculate and had everything I needed. A great stay.

    Thank you I look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2021

  • "A delightful Cottage in a beautiful location."

    Comfort and cleanliness were excellent and everything you need for a short stay seemed to be provided. The owner, Julie, was easily contacted, and very pleasant to talk with. We did have a small problem at the cottage, and Julie was extremely helpful and conscientious in sorting out the problem very quickly. The location is superb, with fabulous views, and trips to Dumfries and Edinburgh provided excellent gastronomic treats. Thankyou.

    Thank you, I look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage with everything we could possibly want or need, sparkly clean and very comfortable with the sea on our doorstep, there is nothing not to like."

    we would definitely recommend and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "2, White Row is absolutely outstanding, as is its incredible location, in fact, the photographs do not do it justice."

    The cleanliness, dedication and welcome given by the lovely owner, was second to none and I have already been recommending this hidden gem, to friends, as a beautiful, most relaxing and therapeutic getaway, for the future. There are stunning views and wonderful walks, literally from the doorstep, friendly locals who are delighted to stop for a wee chat and share local information about the area, which adds to the already incredibly packed in-house folder, giving details of amenities and attractions etc. This amazing property, literally only a stone’s throw from the sea, is an absolute must, for all visitors, of all ages and disabilities. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage with every facility."

    Julie and her husband were very helpful and informative. The view from the cottage was also lovely. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and our host Julie was very welcoming."

    Great location, very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Location deserves 11/10, to wake up each morning with unobstructed view of solway firth was great way to start day."

    Julie (owner) ensred all our needs were met & it all led to a brilliant relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is quite a bit larger than it seems in the photos and the garden better too."

    It was so clean on arrival you'd believe we were the first to stay there. If we were to visit this area again we would try here first to stay.

    Reviewed by Martyn4.7Aug 2021

  • "This is a wonderful cottage."

    Very comfortable, carefully equipped with everything you might need, and tastefully furnished to a very high standard. The view over the Solway Firth constantly changes with the tide and we saw herons, oyster catchers and other sea birds every day. With binoculars, we could even watch a seal colony on the sand bank at low tide. With Annan just four miles away, we had easy access to a wide range of local shops, pubs, other food outlets and a large supermarket. Highly recommended and certainly the best self catering property we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate and very well maintained."

    Julie greeted us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the house/suggestions of places to eat & visit. We also had a nice welcome pack - wine, chocolates, milk and bread. The views from the cottage were amazing and we will definetely be looking for a seaview next time. All in all a great place to stay and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with excellent facilities."

    Lovely part of the country to explore. The owner Julie was extremely helpful and explained everything when we arrived. Will be back for sure

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in a wonderful cottage in a wonderful location, a hidden gem."

    We had our 93 year old mother with us and the cottage was ideal for her. Don't hesitate in booking this cottage, if you don't you have missed out on something quite special. Just one thing, the people of Powfoot rise up and do something about the menu at the Powfoot Hotel, very odd and not very good. We would also like to give Julie the owner a special thanks, she's absolutely lovely, welcoming and very helpful. It was just Perfect!

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owner Julie was there to meet us."

    She explained everything we needed to know.the property was exceptional and there was everything we needed and more.the neighbours were friendly too.the position was lovely looking out onto the solely firth.we would definitely recommend the cottage .we had never visited the area before so we enjoyed exploring.thanks again to Julie and her husband

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jul 2021

  • "I am not sure if it is possible to describe how wonderful our holiday was."

    The cottage surpassed all expectations. The comfort and standard and location were outstanding. We were blessed with beautiful weather, but you could stay here even with the worst weather and still look out onto the stunning landscape and be refreshed. On the day we arrived Julie was there to welcome us and show us how everything worked, and only a text away if help was needed. Plenty of information about the local area was provided. New Abbey with its excellent cafe is well worth a visit. The Powfoot Hotel has a very popular restaurant and our advice is to book in at their restaurant a week before you arrive. That is what we will do on our next visit. Oh yes, we will definitely return to 2 Whiterow.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was nice to meet the owners Julie and Scott who were very friendly and informative."

    It was a very clean and tidy cottage lovely views and garden to relax in .Plenty to see round about. Jan and Will

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2021

  • "No 2 Whiterow exceeded our expectations in so much as the cottage was immaculate in all aspects."

    On arrival we were met by the owner who explained everything to us and made us feel very much at home. The owners must be proud of what they have achieved and its evident that they take pride in the presentation of their cottage. We would strongly recommend No 2 Whiterow and intend to revisit soon.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Julie and Scott have refurbished this cottage to perfection."

    It is far more spacious than you think looking at the outside. Julie has thought of everything you may need for your holiday right done to a packet of toothbrushes in case you had forgotten your own. The weather was not in our favour but the cottage was warm and cosy and Netflix on the TV was an added bonus. The weather also meant we could not take advantage of the Hotel a few doors along due to Covid restrictions so had to settle for a glass of wine at the cottage looking out into the Solway and Cumbria beyond, could have been far worse! Great base for exploring the area. Julie is warm and friendly and nothing is a bother for her. Loved this cottage do much.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2021

  • "Our second stay at Whiterow Cottage was equally as comfortable, cozy and ..."

    Our second stay at Whiterow Cottage was equally as comfortable, cozy and relaxing as our first stay You must try Laineys Kitchen cakes and jams at the end of the road

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Dec 2020

  • "Just a beautiful cottage with fabulous owners in a great location."

    .. what more could you want!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2020

  • "Absolutely first class."

    Julie and Scott could not have been more helpful and they have a lovely cottage with all facilities. Since one of us is in the Shielding category we were nervous about health security but the arrangements were perfect. The position looking onto the Solway is wonderful and we were able to birdwatch through binoculars as well as to travel in an area that we used to know. The touch of leaving wine and chocolates was much appreciated. We would definately like to come back when things get back to more normal. Quite the best accommodation we have had through Sykes. Iain and Isabel Whyte

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Oct 2020

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Whiterow!"

    The cottage is gorgeous and has a very homely and loved feel to it. We hope to return very soon

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped."

    The situation of the cottage overlooking the Solway was amazing especially as the tide movement keeps the view constantly changing and beach was lovely to walk along. Powfoot is a pretty village with a popular hotel for food and drinks. The surrounding area was interesting to explore with some fascinating history. The Devils Porridge Museum at Eastriggs is worth a visit. I thoroughly enjoyed my short stay there, and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable with full facilities and had glorious views of ..."

    The cottage was very comfortable with full facilities and had glorious views of the estuary Local areas of interest are excellent and met all expectations in Dumfries and Galloway The golf course is a few yards from the cottage and Powfoot is a well respected course (constructed by James Braid )

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "A spacious, well appointed cottage, immaculately clean, with a fabulous view in a peaceful location."

    We were given a very warm welcome by the hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Nice relaxing cottage everything that you required to make your holiday enjoyable, Nice area for walking along the sea front."

    Met by the owner Julie who showed us around the cottage and told us about the area. Hope to back in the not to distant future.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2020

  • "A really beautiful cottage - very recently renovated."

    Surprisingly spacious and extremely comfortable. Powfoot is a stunning spot for a relaxing, quiet holiday, but there is plenty to see and do in Dumfries and Galloway. The cottage is close to a lovely hotel should you fancy a meal or drink. We would thoroughly recommend this property and look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous location, meticulously clean cottage, mudflats on the doorstep for watching wildlife with some pockets of sandy beach."

    Host very thoughtful, neighbours also warm and welcoming! A very relaxing week (blessed with weather), thank you Julie for your excellent hospitality.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a fantastic week at Powfoot, weather wasn't 100% but didn't matter."

    Beautiful cottage with the most amazing view. Julie was extremely welcoming and made it clear that if we needed anything at all not to hesitate in contacting her, didn't need to, think she had thought of everything. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage, and certainly wouldn't hesitate in booking again!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely Monday to Friday break in Powfoot."

    Number 2 Whiterow far exceeded our expectations, was immaculately clean inside and out, and a very warm welcome from the owners. The location is amazing, beautiful sea views from the lounge and main bedroom windows, particularly when the tide is in. We were with our 2 teenage sons and we found the bungalow plenty big enough for the four of us. Powfoot is a lovely area and a great base to travel around from by car. Would definitely recommend it, and look forward to staying there again.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2020

  • "This cottage feels like a real home from home."

    Julie, the owner, was helpful when I phoned her before our arrival and also when I had a couple of questions while we were away. It was peaceful and warm and, despite the fact it rained a lot, a good base to set out from on a day trip. We went with our two children (4 and 2) and they loved sitting on the large windowsills and looking out onto the Solway Firth. The back garden with picnic bench was nice for them to play in but they had to be supervised at all times, as you can access the road by following the side of the house round. Although not too busy there is regular traffic going to the hotel and golf course. From the back you can see onto the neighbours’ cottages and back gardens - they were friendly and checked we were having a good time. There are large dogs next door which did bark quite a lot whenever we opened the back door and a few times some young boys on bikes were playing on the shared access road up the side of the house, so it didn’t always feel private when in the kitchen or accessing the garden. The beds are comfy and the house was spotlessly clean throughout. The wine and chocolates on arrival were a welcome touch. We had our shopping delivered on the evening we arrived, so didn’t need to find a supermarket. This was handy as there were not any small local shops in Powfoot that we found. There is a very small park/playground which was good for our children though, about a 15 minute walk away. You see the sign for it as you drive in to Powfoot. We could have done with a bit more info in the file about the house, such as when to put the bin out, but there were lots of leaflets about the local area. There isn’t much to do in Powfoot itself, other than to walk along the sand. It is not beachy sand, but clay-like... so you can’t build sandcastles on there. We drove to SandyHills, about an hour away, which was better for sandcastle building. We also drove to Threave Estate and gardens, about 50 mins away, which was lovely- as well as Gretna Green (it was all still closed up from Covid restrictions, even though the website didn’t say this!) and to Loch Mabel nature reserve for a walk and a picnic, so there is enough to do if you’re willing to drive there. The cottage is a great base from which to explore, but if you want things on your doorstep just to walk to, like a pub or a shops, then this is not the place for you. We have had a lovely week. We would visit again, simply for the cottage, knowing how lovely it is, but not necessarily for the location.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Jul 2020

  • "Right from the start,the cottage exceeded our expectations, photographs did not do it justice."

    The interior was pristine and spacious, well laid out, with quality furnishings.Well equipped kitchen, with all we required for a weeks stay, including washing machine and dishwasher. Rear garden was large and nicely laid out, with new garden furniture [pity the weather didn't permit us to make more use of it!]. There are great views of the beach and Solway Firth from the living-room and main bedroom [very comfortable bed, in a large, spacious room].In the bathroom, there was a great walk-in shower, just the thing after being out walking in the fresh, bracing air! For those who need to keep in touch, the internet connection is excellent. The location of the cottage itself was the main attraction, a very picturesque row of whitewashed fishermen's cottages, with a huge expanse of sandy beach right on the doorstep. A very relaxing and invigorating week, couldn't recommend it highly enough.Finally, big thanks to Julie, our host, for a very genial welcome, immediately made us feel that we had picked the right place [... and the bottle of fizz went down well].5*.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a superb location."

    Julie and Scott the owners had thought of everything. We were met by the owners who were extremely welcoming and helpful. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break, the rooms are furnished to a very high standard. The view from the living room window across the Solway Firth is fantastic. Walking along the beach provides great views in a quiet location. The cottage is not far from Annan if you need to stock up and is within easy traveling distance of Dumfries. There are many local attractions to visit all set amongst beautiful countryside. If you are looking for a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings this is perfect.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2020

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  • This property was awarded a 2023 Sykes Super Star for scoring consistently perfect feedback from guests
  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Sea Views
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles Note - This property only accepts changeover on a Friday and during April - September the bookings must be a week long

The property

Offering stunning sea views and a homely aura, 2 Whiterow is the perfect cottage to base your next escape to Scotland with your loved ones.

Providing wonderful accommodation for friends or family, this semi-detached all one level cottage can be found within Powfoot, in close reach of the historic town of Annan.

Inside, the cottage provides a warm and welcoming feel, with the sitting room inviting you in to sit around the electric fire and soak in your surroundings of the sea from the large window; the perfect place to spend quality time with the group as well as achieve true tranquillity.

Move into the kitchen/diner to find everything you could need for a week-long stay, including an oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and a washing machine, with the dining table tucked away neatly to the side of the room, here you can all sit to enjoy a hearty meal when you're not enjoying the delicious delicacies of the neighbouring pub.

At the end of a fun-filled day, retreat to one of the two bedrooms to catch up on your rest, choosing from either a king-size or a twin room, both serviced by a glorious shower room, you can ensure each member of the group has a snug spot to rest.

Alongside off-road parking, to the rear of the property you can find a lawned area where you can sit while the pleasant sea breeze washes over you.

Take a stroll down to the seafront and bathe in the sands or make a splash in the sea before a game of golf ahead of an action-packed day in Annan; full of history and excitement of all kinds in the form of a motte and bailey castle, a museum, a pleasant park and a swimming pool just to name a few of its amusements, it makes a fantastic day out for all tastes.

Further afield you can reach Dumfries, a traditional county town hosting an abundance of wonder at any time of year.

2 Whiterow is a marvellous base from which to explore Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00321-F

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About the location


Carlisle 19 miles

The near-by Royal Burgh of Annan, featuring the site of a 12th century motte and bailey castle and an ancient harbour undergoing a phased restoration, lies on the banks of the River Annan in east Dumfries and Galloway. The area is steeped in history and was once the site of Roman camps and the birthplace of famous writer Thomas Carlyle. Each year on the first Saturday in July, Annan celebrates the Riding of the Marches in honour of the Royal Charter bestowed by King James V. The festival includes a large cavalcade of horses and riders inspecting historic boundaries on land and the Solway sands, while also featuring parades, massed pipe bands, competitions and sports. Annan is capital of Annandale and Eskdale which has a number of distinctive small towns, picture-postcard villages and hamlets, plus a beautiful unspoilt coastline with rugged shores, beaches and hidden coves. Visit imposing Caerlaverock Castle, a little to the west, or in the other direction take a tour and a tipple at internationally famous Annandale Distillery at Annan. Close by is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) reserve at Caerlaverock, sometimes featured in the popular BBC TV Autumn Watch programmes. Guests can easily marvel at the majestic architecture of the abbeys at Melrose and Jedburgh, visit the northern Lake District or historic Hadrian's Wall and perhaps take in the romance of famous marriage capital Gretna Green. Also why not explore the 'wild west' country frequented by the notorious Border Reivers or some of the haunts of Scotland's national bard Robert Burns?

Note - This property only accepts changeover on a Friday and during April - September the bookings must be a week long.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas