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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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.

Lynne Shann
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 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 29 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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4/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Village and area are beautiful and views just a pity about problems in the cottage

  • 1 of 5

We stayed for a week at this cottage Drumbeg in Rockcliffe - the views were amazing and Rockcliffe is beautiful. We stayed the last week in Nov to early Dec and found out that the any heating and electricity for the cottage was via a £1 meter - it is a good job we took plenty, and I mean plenty of pound coins or we would have froze to death and been in darkness. The only other alternative heat was the wood burner but this was not connected to any heating or water, so only heated the living room. The kitchen area was inadequate and only had 2 hob rings neither of which heated up well. There was an endless list of 'don't do's' but no list of 'do's or anything positive. The cottage was extremely cold and as stated the heating required pound coins but the heaters were not storage heaters but simple electric heaters that are expensive and do not provide any continual heat. The DVD player did not work and we were informed that Sky TV would be available but this was limited and did not have as many channels as some free view devices.

There were good points - the views, the garden, the village and the people in the area were all lovely. The walks in the area were brilliant and Scotland is truly beautiful this time of the year.

We also had to ensure there was enough money in the meters to vacuum the cottage and do other cleaning before we left.

I don't normally leave negative reviews but felt I had to this time. Do go and stay here but either go in the warmer months or take large amounts of pound coins with you.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that your stay at Drumbeg was a disappointment. We set the tariff low at a maximum of £480. rather than the £700+ charged by other 6 berth cottages in the area. This allows for the use of £1 coins in the meters. I am sorry that your party of 6 considered the £36 you put in for the week too high. I do provide all fuel for the multi fuel stove free of charge. Thank you for the feedback regarding the hob, we will ensure a quick guide is provided rather than the lengthy instruction booklet. A single click heats the inner area for small pans and a double click heats the whole ring. The DVD player remote batteries have been replaced. ( Spare batteries and light bulbs stored by the meters) restoring the DVD player to full working order once again. We are sorry you feel the sky package was inadequate, the family package was intended to accommodate children staying in the cottage, following your feedback the sky package has been increased to the variety package. With regards to cleaning the cottage. We state upon booking that the cottage must be left as it was found. Unfortunately this was not the case with your party, which is why we had to withhold the £60 housekeeping deposit for only the 2nd time in 12 years. We are happy that you found Rockcliffe an enjoyable place to visit.
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A lovely cottage in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well equipped, clean and spacious. There was plenty in the area to see and do. Our children loved the garden, especially my 4 year old who spent lots of time climbing the tree. A super holiday in a lovely comfortable home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing Drumbeg. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and delighted that you have booked again for this year.
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Dumfries and Galloway

A lovely week at Rockliffe.

  • 5 of 5

Had such a lovely week at Rockliffe, the cottage was cosy and comfy. The views from the upstairs bedroom was amazing, it made getting up in the morning rather difficult. The living room sofas were comfy and the woodburner made it a cosy place to spend time in the evening and when it was raining.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2/9 July 2016 at Dalbeattie Quirky Artist's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the characterful house and the things we (parents, a grandparent and 5 y.o.and 1.5y.o.) did.

House nice and clean ane everything tidy and present. Good VFM; take plenty of £1 coins though!

House is not too close to neighbours and exactly where the arrow on the map shows; the street signs don't tell all.

Good for walks -plenty of well signed routes and good Forestry leaflets about them. Castles within 20 or so miles (Threave castle was damaged and shut, but the gardens had an excellent quiz which our kid and we enjoyed.) Carlaverock a stunner! Beaches shelly not golden sands - and rocky - so interesting rock pools down the coast towards the Point. Nice walk tp Kipford; some buggy-carrying was rewarded by a good bar lunch at the Anchor Hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquil Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing week in this lovely property. Facilities are good, the cottage is clean and comfortable and the views, particularly from the main bedroom, are superb. Wonderful coastal walks at hand on well managed Scottish National Trust land.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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:

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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dalbeattie in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath, separate toilet.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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 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.

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