Situated down a charming, cobbled narrow wynd, where the artists E A Taylor and Jessie M King once lived, this cottage is full of character and provides very comfortable accommodation.
Kirkcudbright offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, attractive coastal landscapes and quiet country roads. Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455, Kirkcudbright has always been supported by a busy fishing trade. Behind the harbour the streets have housed generations of creative artists, a tradition maintained today by a flourishing colony of painters and craftworkers. This has led to Kirkcudbright being called 'The Artists Town'.
The Blue Door is one of several cottages in historic Greengate Close and the cottages are still referred to by their original names, which relate to the colour of their doors, such as "Yellow Door", "Red Door" and "Blue Door".
Greengate House and these cottages were owned in the first half of the 20th century by Glasgow Girl artist Jessie M King and her husband, artist E A Taylor. Jessie M King would invite her woman artist friends and students to come and stay and use the Blue Door as lodging/studio space
Sleeping 6 guests in total, accommodation comprises: Sitting room, kitchen and wet room with WC on ground floor; one twin, one double ensuite bedroom with WC and wash basin only, bathroom witth bath and shower on the first floor; one twin bedroom on the second floor.
The cottage has its own private garden at the bottom of the close with views across the dolls-house rooftops of this distinctive picturesque town
Free parking is available on the street outside.