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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
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


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:
6 December, 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 and 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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A couple of miles by car from the sandy beach at Sandyhills, a short walk downhill to Rockcliffe beach.


Use of a car is recommended. Train station at Dumfries,

Good bus service to Rockcliffe is available.


Colvend 1 mile has a well stocked shop open 7 days and tourist information Colvend church.

Dalbeattie with a range of shops, butchers a bank etc. is 4 Miles away.

Castle Douglas (Specialist food town) with good range of shops plus a supermarkets approx. approximately12 miles

Threave Castle and gardens

Dumfries is the nearest town, the home of Robert Burns in latter life is 20 miles has a supermarket,Shops, Cinema, Ice-skating tourist attractions

Outdoor pursuits at lock Ken

Further Details:

Good pub in Kippford the sailing village

Mabie Farm outdoor fun for children

Cream of Galloway for ice cream and play areas

7 Stanes mountain biking,

Lock Ken water pursuits,

Kirkcudbright the artists town

Gate House of Fleet charming place with watermill museum, antique and craft shops

Horse riding at Barend holiday park book in advance (3miles)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Quirky Artists Cottage In A Peaceful Location A Short Walk From The Beach
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 19 reviews

Beautifully presented, in a lovely place and amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Private, warm and very well kept property in a lovely part of Scotland. We even saw a red squirrel in the village!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent holiday cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage in fantastic surroundings. Great views from upstairs bedroom.

Excellent area for walking and exploring.

Cottage was well equipped and all our needs were met. Great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

Drumbeg was a property with glorious views over the countryside Solway firth. It has a quirky layout, but we loved this, especially the children. We particularly enjoyed the dining area which looked out onto the garden and fields with plenty of wildlife watching. The kitchen was very well equipped with good quality utensils which for a family was brilliant!

The area is really special and beautiful with plenty of variety in the countryside.

My only recommendation would be to put up a cheap wire fence maybe a foot in front of the electric fence in the back garden to make it a bit more kid friendly.

Overall we had a pleasant stay and Lynne the owner was very prompt at communicating, helpful, polite and accommodating. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, well stocked and very comfortable in great area.

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely week, Rockcliffe is the perfect peaceful base and the cottage is comfortable and with a great garden and fabulous views.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed the area and the cottage.
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  • 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: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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

Refundable Damage Deposit £60
Pet Fee £15

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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