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Beautiful, Detached Cottage with Spectacular Sea Views over Solway Firth

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Nov-2016
Cottage near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - 1 Minute Walk To Shoreline

Kirkdale Bank is a wonderful, detached, traditional cottage with fantastic sea views. The house is surrounded by its own gardens, the front garden looking out to sea is enclosed. Sleeping six, there is a master king size bedroom, twin room and bunk bed room (with full size adult beds). The master bedroom, twin room, sitting-dining room, kitchen and bathroom all have wonderful sea views. There is an open fire in the sitting-room plus woodburning stove in the kitchen. Free logs are provided and there is central heating too. Kitchen has oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dish-washer. Utility room with washer/dryer. Pet friendly. There is a cot and highchair in the cottage plus optional babygate at the top of the stairs. Toys and games are provided also. The cottage is only five minutes from popular Gatehouse of Fleet with shops, bars and restaurants and only twenty minutes from Castle Douglas Food Town, Kirkcudbright Artists' Town and Wigtown Book Town. There is so much to do on the doorstep - Galloway Forest Park, Uk's only Gold Tier Dark Sky Park, famous 7Stanes mountain biking, forest trails, walking, beaches, golf courses, horse-riding, fishing, tennis, sea angling are within 10 minutes of he cottage. Plus we also have the extremely popular Cream o Galloway, the Cocoa Bean and Laggan Outdoor also all within 10 minutes of the cottage.

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

Top Traveller Review

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

"I am going to miss waking up to that view." [Sept 13]



"Quite simply the best holiday we have ever had in the British Isles. Cottage and grounds perfect with ultimate privacy. An unexpected jewel of a place." [July 13]



"The cottage is gorgeous and the gardens and views are amazing. Best holiday I think we've ever had." [July 13]



"Such a wonderful cottage, that we can't seem to stay away. We have had a lovely time here again at Kirkdale." [November 12]
Feb 2014
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is just perfect and very well equipped.

I stayed here for a week with my husband, daughter, son and our 2 dogs. The weather was beautiful the whole week which was great.

The real fire was lovely in the evening to sit round and play board games, plenty of logs etc.

Neil the owner was there to meet us just after we arrived which was lovely as he was able to tell us more about the place.

The view here is perfect, looking out over the water from every room in the house practically.

The garden is completely enclosed which was good for the dogs.

The beds were so comfortable and cosy.

Newton Stewart is probably the best place locally to go for food shopping as it has a couple of large supermarkets.

Kirkcudbright is a lovely wee place.

All in all we had a fantastic relaxing week away from it all, with only the rabbits in the garden for company, it really was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandra, many thanks for your review and we appreciate your kind comments. We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday and had a good week at Kirkdale Bank. We hope to welcome you again in future! With best wishes, Neil and Kirsten Hannay
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5

Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Warning - do not stay here for less than a week, you will regret it! Guaranteed to relax you and make all your everyday worries disappear. Stunning views, rock/shell beach short stroll away and every home comfort you could wish for. Owners delightful and welcoming. A beautiful location just begging to be explored. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve, Many thanks for your review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Kirkdale Bank and that you had a good holiday. With many thanks and best wishes, Kirsten and Neil Hannay
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Location

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

Walking, Fleet Valley nature reserve 10 minutes away

Coast/Beach:

1 minute walk down track to shoreline, pebbly, rocky shoreline where you can walk in either direction, peaceful, pet friendly.

Travel:

Dumfries town, train station, 45 minutes

Lockerbie, mainline train station, 1hr 15 mins

Glasgow Prestwick airport, 1.5 hours

Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, 2 - 2.5 hours

Distances:

Gatehouse of Fleet - 5 miles

Newton Stewart - 10 miles

Kirkcudbright - 11 miles

Castle Douglas - 17 miles

Wigtown - 18 miles

Further Details:

All the above towns have shops, restaurants, supermarkets and banks.

The cottage is only 10 minutes from Cream o Galloway, famous for ice-cream with indoor and outdoor play, cafe, shop

Wonderful new visitor centre at Kirroughtree, new cafe, baking, lunches, double-sided log fire, children's play area, forest walks in the Galloway Forest Park

7Stanes mountain biking, Kirroughtree, Galloway Forest Park - within 10 mins

The Cocoa Bean, fantastic chocolate making workshops (age 3+), indoor and outdoor play, cafe, shop - 15 minutes away

Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre - UK's longest zipwire, archery, segways, mountain balling, cafe - 2 minutes away

Galloway Activity Centre, Loch Ken, sailing, windsurfing, new water park, laser quest, biking - 35 mins away

Threave Estate (NTS) gardens, stunning walled garden, visitor centre, cafe - 20 mins

Threave Castle, Ospreys - 20 mins

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 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
30
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
31
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
32
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
33
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
34
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
35
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
36
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
37
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
38
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
39
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
40
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
41
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£420
 
 
42
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£755
for 7 nights
£755
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£390
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £150 per week to confirm booking (non-refundable, though we will do our best to relet and return in event of cancellation)
Balance six weeks prior to your holiday

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday
Arrival 4pm
Departure 4pm

Notes on prices:
£390 - £725 weekly
Linen, towels, utilities, central heating and free logs provided
£30 winter fuel charge, October to March included
Up to 2 pets at £20 per pet per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 14-Nov-2016
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Bathrooms

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

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, king size bed with sea views Bedroom 2, twin bedroom with sea views Bedroom 2, bunk bed room with garden views (full size adult beds)

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Notes:

  • Outside: House is surrounded by gardens. Stunning sea views from the enclosed south facing garden. Lovely teak table and teak chairs in front garden. Garden has panoramic sea views looking out over the stunning Solway Firth looking towards the Isle of Man. There is shed in the back garden with free logs. This has an optional padlock providing bike storage if required. Outside tap on shed. Easy parking for at least 2-3 cars. Utility Room: Utility room off kitchen with washer-dryer and additional sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included.

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