Galloway Country Cottages - Kingfisher

Self Catering

37 Barend, Sandyhills, Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway, DG5 4NU

    Located in Sandyhills Bay on the beautiful Solway Coast, this luxury self-catering holiday lodge provides an idyllic base for families, couples and groups who want to enjoy the great outdoors.

    This self-catering holiday lodge is situated around the hamlet of Sandyhills set in the superb parkland of Barend where you can enjoy sweeping views of the area, and just a stone's throw from one of Scotland's finest beaches. The site boasts an excellent on site pub and restaurant, childrens play area and outdoor terrace seating area with boules court. Laundry facilities are also provided for your use.

    The property is dog-friendly, furnished and equipped to a high Scottish Tourism Board 4 star standard; It has gas central heating and is fully double glazed, ensuring warm and comfortable holidays throughout the year.  As well as an XBOX it boasts free WiFi and DVD films.  The modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for your self-catering break, while outside on the balcony, enjoy a meal with a glass of wine (or two ...) and unwind as you soak up the atmosphere.

    Providing a blend of seaside and countryside, this is an ideal choice for making the most of the great outdoors. From walking on Sandyhills beach, to relaxed biking, golfing or fishing, you can enjoy it all here. The rolling farmland, sheltered lochs, and coastline with its spectacular headlands, cliffs and sheltered sandy bays offers great bird watching opportunities, particularly in the spring when the cliffs team with bird life. Just 30 mins away visit the WWT Caerlaverock wetlands centre or the RSPB Mersehead reserve, failing that visit the Red Kite centre at Lauriston and feed the birds. There are also beautiful scenic and challenging golf courses on your doorstep - including the championship links course at Southerness, fantastic fishing - choose from sea fishing or course fishing fly or line on one of the many inland lochs or visit one of the areas activity centres for the exhilarating watersports on offer. A 15 minute walk from your chalet will take you to the Bainloch deer park where you have to ring in advance for a tour - you won't be disappointed. The spectacular dark skies also offer a fantastic opportunity to observe the night sky through binoculars, telescope or just look up and admire with your eyes, - that is if you can take them away from the badgers who come out at night.

    Nearby, the Dalbeattie forest is a great place to explore and is one of the 7stanes biking centres. Slightly further a field, Galloway Forest Park is 300 square miles of beautiful green forest, heather-clad hills, a wealth of wildlife and two more of the 7stanes mountain biking centres, Glentrool (home of Bruce`s Stone monument 1307) and Kirroughtree (MBR Trail of the year 2010). If that’s not enough the town of Dumfries is only 40 minutes away steeped in history about Robert Burns and populated with many restaurants, pubs and attractions such as the Camera Obscura, - or visit one on the many historic sites which adorn the area such as sweetheart abbey or Drumlanrig castle. Whatever your tastes this lodge and location is sure to satisfy the most demanding of holiday appetites.

    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Bridgend Cottage
    £285.00 per unit per week
    £340.00 per unit per week
    Red Kite
    £285.00 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Chalet
    • Cottage
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Indoor Play Area
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement


    • Bar Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Restaurant
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Snack Bar


    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Microwave
    • Payphones Available
    • Towels Provided

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Swedish Massage


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking

    Road Directions

    Travelling to Galloway Country Cottages from Central Scotland - Leave the M74 at Junction 15 Moffat and take the A701 to Dumfries. At the A75 Dumfries ring road travel into Dumfries following signs for A710 Solway coast road. Follow through New Abbey into the hamlet of Sandyhills, turn right at the foot of the hill to Barend, some 400 metres on the right.

    Travelling from the West/Northern Ireland on the A75 - Turn right onto the B794 after the Castle Douglas by-pass and follow road down to Dalbeattie. Carry straight ahead onto the A710 and follow round the Solway coast to the hamlet of Sandyhills. At the crossroads at the foot of the hill, turn left and the entrance to Barend in Dumfries and Galloway is 400 metres on your right.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Via Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh or Newcastle airports and by train to Dumfries and then by bus.

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