With open views across rolling fields from the windows, views across Kirkandrews Bay visible from the garden, whilst the hot tub offers the opportunity for some amazing star gazing, this semi-detached cottage is ideally located for exploring the nearby Artists Town of Kirkcudbright, and the wider area of Dumfries & Galloway.
The Solway Coast is close by, the beach itself is accessible via a path from the nearby hamlet of Kirkandrews. There are numerous beaches and rugged cliff tops along the coastline to explore, the vast expanse of sandy beach at Brighouse Bay is a within a short drive, or Carrick with its vast rock formations offers ideal for rock pooling opportunities. Inland is the vast expanse of the Galloway Forest Park nominated Britain's first Dark Sky Park, offering unrivalled opportunities for star gazing due to the low light pollution. Within easy reach of the cottage there are sporting facilities including game, sea and coarse fishing. mountain biking opportunities at Kirroughtree, a stage of the 7stanes Mountain Bike trails, with others a little further afield at Dalbeattie, Mabie & Ae Forests. There are numerous opportunities for walking be your preference for beach & cliff top walks or more strenuous hill walking. Golfing is available nearby at Brighouse Bay, Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse of Fleet with a wider choice of courses across Dumfries and Galloway all within easy reach.
The nearby town of Kirkcudbright is well worth an explore and offers a full programme of events throughout the year including a Jazz Festival, Tattoo, Scottish Nights, Festival of Light and Arts & Craft Trail weekend to name a few. The National Trust for Scotland property Broughton House and Garden, home of the renowned artist E.A. Horne is well worth a visit for the garden alone, with other National Trust and Historic Scotland sites within an easy drive. The multi-million-pound Art Gallery enhances the towns links to The Glasgow Boys and Girls. There are many areas of conserved architecture to wander around and welcoming cafes to rest at. Kirkcudbright has a busy working harbour and marina and the boats are a very impressive sight when alongside. For eating out, the village of Borgue has a hotel which offers meals, but as it does get busy it is advisable to book in advance. There are a wider range of eateries in the nearby towns of Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet and Castle Douglas.
Slightly further afield the market town of Castle Douglas offers a variety of independent shops, along with a theatre which doubles as a cinema. A trip to Cream o' Galloway is a must to taste one of their many flavours of ice cream, which along with cheese, they produce from the milk of their own dairy herd. Ice cream and cheese making workshops are available to book, they also offer nature trails and crazy golf for all ages. The Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory in the village of Twynholm offers indoor and outdoor play areas, a large cafe and the opportunity to take part in a chocolate workshop. Slightly further afield, located on Loch Ken is Galloway Activity Centre which offers a wide variety of water and land-based activities.
All in all there really is something for everyone.
POSTCODE: DG6 4UA
DAMAGE DEPOSIT £150
ACCOMMODATION FOR 6 all on one level; Small step up to hallway leading to; Sitting room with stove (initial supply of fuel provided); Kitchen with dining area; 2 King size bedrooms;; Twin bedroom; Cloakroom with wash basin and toilet; Family bathroom with over bath shower, wash basin and toilet.
Outside; Peaceful garden with Hot Tub, seating areas, Children's Swings and Fire Pit; Parking area for 2 cars.
FACILITIES: Oil central heating and electricity included * Bed linen and towels provided * Electric oven and hob * Microwave * Fridge Freezer * Dishwasher * Iron & Ironing Board * TV * Wifi * Solid fuel stove with initial supply of fuel provided * Hot Tub * Firepit * Garden furniture * Children's swings * Parking for 2 cars * Sorry we are unable to accept pets