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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Rockcliffe, Nr. Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Glalloway, Scotland - Clean, Comfortable Cottage By The Se

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. Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome, charged at £15 per week. Electric by meter. Towels NOT provided Bed Linen can be requested for £7. Per bed please confirm how many beds required when booking. Own linen welcome, duvets pillows, mattress protectors all provided

Lynne Shann
Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

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 34 years ago, we still discover something new every time we visit. All our children, now adults all love spending time at Drumbeg,

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, Sky movie or 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 with Shower , Separate toilet. Electric Shower over bath and vanity sink
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath, separate toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Extra deep mattress in 5ft Kingsize bed
  • 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
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: Electric meters accept new shape £1. Coins Linen and beds can be made up as requested the charge is £7.00 per bed. Own linen welcome. Pillows, duvets, mattress protectors provided. 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 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 upsta


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Quirky Artists Cottage In A Peaceful Location A Short Walk From The Beach
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We loved our stay in this beautifully situated cottage with the most amazing views from upstairs

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely cottage that is well placed for coastal walks and short drives to see more of Dumfries and Galloway

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with amazing views. Nice big garden.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. Lovely cottage, nice and clean and comfortable. Loved the village of Rockliffe and the surrounding areas. Amazing views from the upstairs bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very enjoyable break

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and tidy with all the facilities and equipment needed for our enjoyable four-day stay. There were two of us with two dogs. The porch provided an excellent cleaning and drying area for the dogs after our walks and plenty of room for the dog cage. The garden area was enclosed so we didn't have to worry about the sheep in the field next to the house. We used the upstairs bedroom which provided panoramic views across the bay and a great view of Rough Island. The bed was to die for! It was the softest mattress we've ever slept in. The kitchen area was well equipped and plenty big enough for the two of us to prepare meals.

Locally there are plenty of decent walks of varying lengths and difficulty where the dogs can be safely let of the leads. There is also a lovely little tearoom in Rockcliffe with a couple of pubs in Kippford where you can eat out. We were happy to eat in the cottage so we can't provide a recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, well equipped, great views

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was warm and comfortable, well equipped kitchen, DVDs, games and books provided. The location was great, 5-10 minutes walk from the beach and lovely walks from the door. Fantastic views especially from the upstairs bedroom

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, peaceful stay in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights with a 9 & 10 yr old and a dog and loved every minute of it. The cottage is well equipped, beautifully clean and most importantly in a truly lovely setting. The views from the upstairs triple aspect bedroom are stunning - night and day. We loved the area for coastal walks, had a good meal at Clonyard Hotel up the road & Mariners' Arms in Kippford and the children LOVED Cocoabean chocolate making session in Twynholm.

We were very fortunate with incredibly good weather for February. It was also perfect for the dog and was great to know he could roam the garden without being able to get out!

Lynne the host was also very helpful with our booking when we were receiving confusing info from HomeAway and answered all our questions. We would 100% definitely go back. Thank you!

Two things to bear in mind:

1.Do take lots of pound coins (as one reviewer has mentioned)for heating/electricity as if you run out there is very little about especially after 4pm and the nearest town is a 10/15minute drive. Fortunately, we'd seen another reviewer mention it and took two bags. (maybe highlight this on listing?) We averaged £7 per day during a very cold week in February. The fire and the storage heaters were fine and we were lovely and warm.

2. Although short, there is a walk from the car to the house, you cannot pull up to the front door. So just bear in mind for loading and unloading. We didn't quite realise this from the photos, although it is more obvious now we've been.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Car: not necessary


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)


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 May 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June sale specials
2 Jun 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
8 night minimum stay
June sale specials
10 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
June special sale
17 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
June special sale
24 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £80
Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
£60.00 deposit payable on booking this is retained as a housekeeping deposit.Refundable one week 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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