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Quirky Artists Cottage In A Peaceful Location A Short Walk From The Beach

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Rockcliffe, Nr. Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Clean, Comfortable Cottage By The Sea

Drumbeg is situated on the edge of the seaside village of Rockcliffe. Sleeps 6, the 3 bedroomed, detached cottage is quirky, well equipped with simple, comfortable furniture. A woodburning stove provides a cosy retreat. An ideal base to explore the Solway coast and surrounding areas with walks castles, gardens, 7 Stanes mountain biking, golf and wide range of other outdoor activities to enjoy. Panoramic views on three sides overlooking Rough Island, Heston Island, and the Solway Firth can be enjoyed from the upstairs bedroom, originally an artists studio. The cottage has a no smoking policy. Pets welcome.


Owner
Lynne Shann
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Lynne Shann

I live in Yorkshire with my husband, the youngest of our 4 children, and our adorable dog. We spend most of our holidays in Scotland. We absolutely love the area. Our first visit to Rockcliffe was 33 years ago, we still discover something new every time we visit. All our children, now adults all love spending time at Drumbeg, it is very special to us.

Lynne Shann purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Lynne Shann chose Dumfries & Galloway

Drumbeg is a quirky artists cottage in the popular seaside village of Rockcliffe. We purchased the property after staying there once. The upstairs bedroom (previously an artists studio) has panoramic views on three sides overlooking Rough Island, Heston Island and the Solway Firth.

The area is also known as the Scottish Riviera due to its kindly climate influenced as it is by the Gulf Stream. The area is considered to be one of the most picturesque in Scotland and justly deserves the protection it enjoys from The National Trust. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, activities in the area, whilst also being able to relax and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.

What makes this cottage unique

Drumbeg cottage is a charming, quirky, comfortable artist's cottage. Situated on the edge of the popular seaside village of Rockcliffe, a short walk to the sandy beach - a wonderful playground for children - with rock pools to investigate.

Drumbeg can sleep six guests in two double bedrooms and one twin. We provide a travel cot, high-chair, safety gate and fire-guard for young guests.

The lounge has a woodburning stove making it a cosy place to relax. Play games, read a book, watch television or a DVD.

There is a compact, well equipped kitchen and utility porch.

The bright dinning room has patio doors to a paved area with garden furniture and a large enclosed garden where children and pets can play safely.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"..... all the comforts of home in an idyllic location. Beautiful. E.Finch Coventry

"My wife and I had a wonderful time here. We'll be back. J Rowlands Bridlington

"Our grandchildren and the dog really appreciated the space in the garden" L. Mcleod Kilmarnock

"the views from the upstairs bedroom are phenomenal." C. Darby Cardiff
Jun 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dalbeattie in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath, separate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One double (5ft) bedroom upstairs, one double (5ft) bedroom downstairs and a twin downstairs bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Travel cot, highchair, safety gate, fireguard and Hairdryer. Large enclosed garden. Large timber shed bike store with sun loungers, wind breaks, outdoor toys, additional logs and fuel for stove. Disposable BBQ Outside: Large enclosed private garden with outdoor table and seating. Parking for 3 cars. Utility Room: Utility porch with coat stand, drying line, tumble dryer, freezer, fridge, store cupboard. Washing machine. Disposable BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided at £6.00 per bed, Own linen is welcome. Electric meters accept £1. coins Other: Large windows ensure a bright dinning room with large table that seats six. Small breakfast table with electric toaster. Patio doors leading to outside seating area. Open stairs to upstairs bedroom.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

5

A WONDERFUL, RELAXING ESCAPE!

  • 5 of 5

Our week holiday stay in Drumbeg Cottage was WONDERFUL!!! The cottage was clean, light & airy, plenty big enough for my partner and me, with our two dogs, Otis & Olly. It was reassuring for us to know that our dogs could play/run around the garden without worrying they'd get out, thanks to the fencing all around the property! We didnt have to go far on foot before we came to beautiful sandy beaches, lovely old, dense forrests and big hills to climb, WE LOVED IT! A full week of sunshine!

The cottage had everything we could need for a comfortable, 'home from home' accommodation. The views from the upper bedroom window were so breathtaking! A panoramic view of beautiful countryside, with the sea and hills in the distance, the skies changing colour and clouds before our eyes! The wonderful wildlife around us, sheep with lambs in the very next field, rabbits bobbing up and down every morning and evening, all kinds of birds singing and darting the skies and hedges, we even saw bats swooping across gardens into trees on an evening, never a dull moment! The photos advertising the property dont do it justice! We will DEFINATELY BE BOOKING HERE AGAIN!!! Thankyou Lynne.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely, comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. Fantastic views all around and sea views from the upper floor. The beach at Rockcliffe is 5 minutes walk from the cottage. There are many walks from the door step. We had a really relaxing holiday here and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely property in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a long weekend at the cottage in May. The cottage was great - clean and well equipped with lots of space to sit outside. The views from the upstairs bedroom out over the coastline were to die for. The location was exactly what we wanted - very quiet, with the beach five minutes away and beautiful walks along the coast in both directions. The coastline between Rockcliff and Sandy Hills is really superb with a cliff top path and little hidden coves along the way - straight out of an Enid Blighton story. The cafes and pubs in nearby villages were all good too. Totally recommend this cottage if you want to escape for a few days.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving such lovely comments about Drumbeg abd Rockcliffe. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I would look forward to any return visits such exemplary guests as yourselves may wish to take in the future.
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4

A great little place, lots of wildlife and we will definitely try a return visit next year.

  • 4 of 5

We had to cut our week short, because of a business problem. However we really loved the peace and tranquility of the house and the area. We also loved the stars because there is no light pollution. Well worth a visit. Especially if you like birds and wildlife. We will definitely return next year. eric roberts

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

how you couldn't fall in love with this cottage is beyond me..returned home so relaxed and content.

  • 5 of 5

Lynne, you truly have a beautiful holiday cottage...the wildlife visiting the garden feeders, the rabbits in the front and side paddocks the resplendent sea views from the upstairs windows...magnificent. My mum loved staying here..downstairs bedroom and toilet facilities were perfecto. Cooked every night apart from the Thursday, from seafood to steaks....plentiful crockery and cutlery and as many modern pots and pans that you would ever need...hopefully we will all come back again...but if not all of us we will be back...thank you 😊

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

Nice property with fantastic views. Good location for walking or touring. Very clean, well equiped

  • 3 of 5

The directions giving the location of the property are very poor. The location is clerly given as 'Barcloy Road' but he porterty is not in this road and some 50 metres before the road is reached. Having driven up and down Barcloy Road several times I finally spoted what I thought was the house and we made our way to it. It would be far better if the 'T' junction sign and the 'SLOW' warning painted on the road were used as indicators for the location with an obvious house name sign. There were 2 electric meters in the house but no indication as to which served what equipment so we put money in both which I sure we did not need to do.

Comfortable and cosy.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alan Thank you for taking the time to review Drumbeg. I am pleased you found the cottage comfortable and cosy.I am so very sorry that the start of your holiday was ruined due to inadequate travel directions. I have had the address changed to Drumbeg, Rockcliffe, Dalbeattie,DG5 4 QG. The address owners direct put on was a Google earth estimated address. Thank you for drawing my attention to the problem. I have now included the information regarding the T junction sign etc in the access information. I will ensure the meters are labelled so that all future guests are aware which meter is for the heaters and which is for all other electrical items.I appreciate you alerting me to this issue. I hope you enjoyed your holiday at Drumbeg. Thank you
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
3 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Peak
16 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
Low
2 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£154
for 3 nights
£360
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £60

Booking Notes:
£60.00 deposit payable on booking this is retained as a housekeeping deposit.Refundable after holiday and caretakers inspection, request is that the cottage is left as you found it. The holiday let fee to be paid six weeks prior to start of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday

Notes on prices:
Low season - January - March £260.00
Mid season - March - July £420.00
Peak Season - July and August £480.00
Mid Season -September - November £400.
Low Season - November - December £220.00
High Season - christmas and New Year £460.00k

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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