Allonby Cottage is a delightful sea front property situated on the front in the village of Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
The cottage offers flexible accommodation that provides cosy comfort for a couple or plenty of space for a family. It has wonderful, uninterrupted views over the Urr Estuary, Kippford Harbour and the hills beyond. The picturesque little village of Kippford has all you need for a wonderful stay; beautiful scenery, good food and plenty to do.
Allonby Cottage is ideally located for nearby beaches, sailing, mountain biking, golfing, walking, fishing or simply relaxing by the sea. Take a look at our list of local attractions and activities to see for yourself the wide range of things to do within a walk, cycle ride or short drive of the cottage.
Kippford is also the ideal location to explore the South West of Scotland. Within easy reach there is an inexhaustible supply of National Trust properties, RSPB reserves, family activities, historic sites, stunning coastal and hill scenery and bustling market towns to explore.
Allonby Cottage is ideally located, by being on the front you have uninterrupted views over the Urr Estuary, Kippford Harbour and out to the Galloway Hills beyond.
Kippford has no through road so only those "in the know" or those happening upon it know of its tranquil and beautiful location. If you turn right out of the front gate of the cottage you walk down to the Yacht Club and Mariner and Anchor Pubs. If you turn left you pass the lifeboat station and can either stop at the Ark shop for an ice-cream or turn left up the brae towards the jubilee path over the headland to Rockliffe. By continuing to walk along the front, and not up the brae, you come across a series of small beaches that are ideal for wiling away a few hours.
The cottage was built originally in 1896 and consisted then simply of a "two up and two down." The Kippford front and Allonby Cottage were clearly photogenic back then and feature on many post-cards through the years. We think it kept its original shape until 1975, when a local doctor purchased it, and added the large kitchen, a further bedroom, a workshop and re-directed the stairs. We're reliably informed that dynamite was used to blast out the Kippford granite to clear room for the kitchen!
Allonby Cottage Description
To the front of the cottage there is a porch that looks out over the Kippford front, the estuary and the Galloway hills. It is the perfect place to watch the world and the wildlife go by and to either sit with morning coffee or enjoy the setting sun at the end of the day.
The bright sitting room looks over the estuary. It has a comfy sofa and arm chairs, TV with DVD and a selection of books and games for those quieter days.
The shaker style kitchen is at the rear of the house and faces onto the garden. It is a good size and has a dining table and chairs. There is also a gas hob, with electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen is well equipped, including a highchair, children's plates, bowls and cutlery.
This bedroom is at the front of the house and has amazing views over the estuary and the hills. It has a comfortable double bed and fitted wardrobe. This bedroom has easy access to the downstairs WC and shower room.
[By just using this bedroom couples can enjoy the house and all its facilities without feeling they are in a property too large for their needs.]
WC with sink.
To the rear of the ground floor there is a utility room with washer/dryer and space for coats, boots, etc. In the utility room there is a separate shower that is ideal for use by those staying in the downstairs bedroom or when coming in from a days walking or sailing.
Cottage Bathroom is a good sized bathroom with basin, bath and WC. The bath also has a shower attachment.
Bedroom One a double bedroom is at the front of the house, with beautiful views over the seafront and beyond. It has a comfortable double bed, chest of drawers and built in wardrobe.
Bedroom Two is also at the front of the cottage so also has lovely views over the seafront and hills. It has two single beds and a chest of drawers.
Bedroom Three is a cute, smaller bedroom with a cabin bed that makes it ideal for a child, but the bed is big enough for a grown up. The bedroom has a built in wardrobe and three drawers under the bed for clothes storage.