It's no surprise that Port Donnel is one of our most popular holiday cottages. Rockcliffe village is part of the Trust's 109 acre nature reserve of coastline, fringed with wild flowers, sailing villages and a bird sanctuary.
At the end of a small private road, this secluded bright white cottage looks out onto the winding water of the Urr estuary. The garden leads to a private pebble beach. If you prefer gazing out to sea from the comfort of indoors there's an open fire in the sitting room.
On 2 storeys, 5 guests can be accommodated in this comfortable cottage: -
1 twin, 1 double (can be made twin on request) and 1 single bedroom
Sitting room with open fire
Bathroom with bath and shower over bath
WC with wash basin
Oil-fired central heating, also heats water
Parking available beside the cottage</li>
Rockcliffe forms part of the Trust's conservation area, a sweep of coastline that runs along the shores of the Solway Firth. Painted white villages such as Rockcliffe itself and Kippford line the seafront. Inland, the shore gives way to patches of ancient woodland and wildflower meadows. A network of trails weaves through the area, including the Jubilee Path between Rockcliffe and Kippford.
Colvend village is about a mile away where you'll find a post office, general store, farm shop and golf course as well as a new Tourist Information office. Seven miles further is the country town of Dalbeattie, once famous in the early 19th century for its mills and granite industry. As well as shops for stocking up there's also a museum featuring an exhibition on Titanic's First Officer Murdoch, a local from the town.