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



Updated: 17-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker 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
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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
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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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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests


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 and Availability

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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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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath, separate toilet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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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