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Idyllic Detached Cottage With Stunning Sea Views Over The Solway Firth

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Cottage nr Gatehouse of Fleet, Nr. Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Quiet And Peaceful Location, Magical Spot With The Sea At The End Of Your Garden

Kirkdale Port is a charming traditional cottage surrounded by trees looking out to sea. The house is quiet, peaceful and secluded. Sleeping six, there is one double room and two twins all with sea views. The sitting room with dining area (table for 6-8) has wonderful sea views, a wood-burning stove (free logs) and central heating. Enclosed garden. Kitchen with fridge/freezer, washing machine, washer-dryer. TV/DVD, CD. Toys, books and games provided. The cottage is five minutes from popular Gatehouse of Fleet with shops, bars and restaurants and only twenty minutes from Castle Douglas Food town and Wigtown Book town with all that they offer. There is so much to do on the doorstep - Galloway Forest Park, UK's only Gold Tier dark sky, famous 7Stanes mountain biking, forest trails, walking, beaches, golf courses, horse-riding, fishing, tennis, sea angling. We also have the popular Cream o Galloway, the Cocoa Bean and Laggan outdoor all within 10 minutes of the cottage.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

Kirkdale Estate cottages are situated on a private working estate, Kirkdale Estate, home to the Hannay family for 500 years.

The two cottages, Kirkdale Bank and Kirkdale Port, sit about a quarter of a mile apart from each other and have been lovingly refurbished with the aim of giving them as many home comforts as possible - woodburning stoves, free logs central heating, shower, bath, freezer, washer/dryer, black-out lined curtains (for good nights sleep), pocket sprung mattresses, selection of pillows. Both have enclosed gardens and are pet friendly. Toys, games and books are in the properties.

There is so much to see and do in the area and we are always very happy to help with suggestions for nearby activities or places to see and lovely restaurants and cafes to visit also.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

" Kirkdale Port is a gem. We hope to come back as we have fallen in love with the place." [October 2012]



"This place is perfect. Beautiful views, peaceful, charming cottage and very comfortable."[October 2012]



"What a wonderful, peaceful and magical cottage."[September 2012]



"Having read all the comments from past occupants, they all sum exactly what the area/location is all about. Perfect." [September 2012]



"What a magical week we have all had staying in our cottage by the sea and through the woods"[August 2012]



"Best holiday of my life."[June 2012]



"We have absolutely loved the cottage, beach, peace and tranquility here."[May 2012]



"The word wonderful doesn't do this super cottage justice." [July 2011]



"What a really special spot this is, splendid isolation and exactly the peace and quiet we were looking for." [August 2011]
Sep 2013
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Location

From the Owner

Kirkdale Port is secluded and peaceful yet has so many wonderful places to visit and acitivities on its doorstep. The cottage is only 5 minutes from popular Gatehouse of Fleet. Kirkcudbright Artist's town is only 15 minutes. Castle Douglas Food Town and Wigtown Scotland's book town are both within around 20 minutes. Galloway Forest Park, UK's only gold tier dark skies are on our doorstep. As are the famous 7Stanes mountain biking trails and forest trails. We have beautiful beaches along the coast, fishing, sea angling, golf, tennis, horse riding and sailing all nearby. There is an excellent choice of places for food and drink also.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Galloway dark skies on doorstep

7Stanes mountain biking 10 minutes from cottage

Sea angling on doorstep

Fishing, several rivers nearby

Coast/Beach:

Distance to the shore about 100 yards (50 metres)

Private shoreline pebbles, rocks and shells, can walk in either direction from cottage

Quiet, secluded, good for sea angling (see bass)

Travel:

Glasgow Prestwick airport, 1.5 hours

Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, 2-2.5hours

Distances:

Gatehouse of Fleet - 5 miles

Newton Stewart - 10 miles

Kirkcudbright - 11 miles

Castle Douglas - 17 miles

Wigtown - 18 miles

Further Details:

Near Cream o Galloway, famous for ice-cream with indoor and outdoor play, cafe, shop

Near the Cocoal Bean, with fantastic chocolate making workshops (age 3+) and indoor and outdoor play, cafe, shop

Laggan Outdoor (2 minutes away) - UK's longest zipwire, outdoor activities, cafe

Galloway Activity Centre, Loch Ken (35 mins) sailing, windsurfing, new water park, laser quest, biking, climbing wall

Galloway Forest Park - famous 7Stanes mountain biking - only 10 mins away

Dark skies - Gold Tier status

Threave Estate and Castle and Ospreys (NTS) - 20 mins away

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 27
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
£390
 
 
Rate 28
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Rate 28
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£420
 
 
29
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
30
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£420
 
 
31
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
32
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
33
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
34
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
35
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
36
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
37
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
38
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
39
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
41
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
42
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
43
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£420
 
 
44
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£755
for 7 nights
£755
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit £150 p/w
Balance due six weeks before holiday

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday
4pm arrival
10 departure

Notes on prices:
£390 - £660
Linen and towels included
Utilities and central heating included (£30 winter fuel charge applies October - March inclusive)
Free logs for woodburning stove
Dogs welcome, £20 each p/w up to max 2.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Kirkdale Port is a magical cottage that offers total seclusion yet is perfectly placed to explore all the Galloway has to offer. The sea is at the bottom of the garden and Galloway Forest Park is only 5-10 minutes away.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, sea views. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, sea views. Bedroom 3 with twin beds, sea views.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Notes:

  • Outside: A stunning south facing garden with the sea at the end of garden. Enclosed garden to side and rear of cottage also. Garden bench and chairs provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included.

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