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Cosy cottage in spectacular location overlooking Balcary Bay

Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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 for sailing, windsurfing and sea-kayaking in Auchencairn Bay.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2017

12 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

4

Peaceful cottage in a great setting.

  • 4 of 5

A great area to recharge the batteries. Studio type cottage, Kitchen equipped well. Only downsize was the size of place, for a week, we had to live out of a suitcase as there was not much room for storing clothes. Being Spring we tried to cover every eventuality weather wise! We had 2 dogs too, so floor space in kitchenette was at a premium. Still we had a wonderful relaxing time. Bed was comfy. Host was prompt in her replies and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, cosy beach-side getaway !

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and cosy cottage with wonderful view and great local walks , a perfect place to relax and unwind.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic break away

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely short break away, the studio where we stayed was lovely, in a peaceful picturesque part of Scotland, beautiful views and very helpful people we were made to feel very welcome

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lincoln
5

Excellent location. Cosy and warm

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage right by the bay. Lovely walks from the doorstep and a great nights sleep. Plenty of cooking facilities and perfect for our little family.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet relaxing week.

  • 4 of 5

Nice little cottage in an amazing location.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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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
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Location

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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

  • limited accessibility

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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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