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Cosy cottage in spectacular location overlooking Balcary Bay

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016

One-storey cottage, with sea view, overlooking the breathtaking scenery of Balcary Bay & the island of Hestan, famous for smuggling, and the setting for SR Crockett's 'The Raiders'. The cottage is located just 50 yards from the beach, and a stone's throw from the start of a popular footpath along Balcary cliffs to Rascarrel Bay. The cottage is centrally located for exploring this beautiful region of Scotland.

The cottage has a double bedroom, a bathroom with electric over-the-bath shower, and a living area with fully-equipped modern kitchenette, including oven, ceramic hob, fridge freezer & washing machine. The living area contains a sofa bed, TV with in-built CD/DVD player and a breakfast bar style dining table. Heating is by electric storage.

Outside is a south-facing patio area overlooking the sea, with table & chairs and a storage shed for mountain bikes, fishing gear or watersports equipment.

The village of Auchencairn (2 miles) has a shop and post office, and the towns of Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie and Kirkcudbright are all within 20 minutes drive from the cottage, with many interesting shops and other attractions.

The coast here is teeming with bird life, and on clear still days at high tide you may be lucky enough to spot harbour porpoises from the cliffs at Balcary Point.

The area is popular for sea fishing, and many of the local restaurants serve locally caught seafood, such as scallops and crab.

Of the many wonderful walks in the region, two of the finest are close to cottage. The Balcary to Rascarrel coastal walk begins almost on the doorstep of the cottage, whilst the nearby Screel Hill walk affords a panoramic view of the Solway Firth with the Lake District mountains beyond, and inland to the Galloway Hills.

The region's quiet roads are popular with cyclists, and for mountain bikers, there are the 7Stanes trails at nearby Dalbeattie, and Kirroughtree (near Newton Stewart).

For watersports enthusiasts with their own equipment, there are opportunities sailing, windsurfing and sea-kayaking, both in Auchencairn Bay

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French

8 Reviews

4.4
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

4

Quiet relaxing week.

  • 4 of 5

Nice little cottage in an amazing location.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Small but perfectly formed

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic, cosy cottage,great location to explore.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location just next to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The beach is very quiet and just a few paces away from the cottage. Sitting on the beach and beside the sea was heaven on earth.

Cottage really cosy. Location perfect for peace-seekers and tourists.

Robbie Burns' house nearby and famous artists used to live in the next town - Kirkcudbright. Edinburgh and Glasgow just over 2 hours away.

Lovely owner and cottage just as described - and clean & well-maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

If you are wanting peace and tranquillity this is the place for you. I cant fault the cottage or the location.All you could ask for regarding your comfort in the cottage.Good communication with the owner. I would recommend this property to anyone. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Total peace

  • 4 of 5

Compact cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Amazing location in peaceful, beautiful part of Scotland. Birdwatchers and walkers paradise. Enjoyed breakfast in the sun on the small patio watching the tides on the Solway changing. Visits to Mull of Gallaway with its nesting sea birds and views to I.O.M and Ireland particularly good and nearby ospreys

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

just the place to relax

  • 4 of 5

very good nice warm cosy cottage

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Restaurant : Balcary Bay Hotel at 100 Metres Car: recommended

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LOW
5 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£250
 
 
MIDDLE
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 
 
HIGH
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 
 
MIDDLE
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 
 
LOW
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£250
 
 
Xmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Electricity & bed linen included. Please bring own towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Terrace ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

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