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Detached character cottage by golf course and walks. Parking, bike shed, wifi.



Updated: 14-Oct-2016
Cottage in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Quiet Location a few minutes walk From town centre. Nearest beach 2 miles.

The Coach House, built from stone in the early 1900s under a slate roof, was converted in 2014 to a cosy and modern 2 bedroom house for four occupants. It has a south facing patio/garden with garden furniture and is within a stone's throw of the town centre with its harbour, castle, galleries, shops, and restaurants. It is also just a very short walk to the river. Visitors are welcome at the golf course which is directly behind.

Note : The on line booking system on this site involves a 6% booking fee. We have not enabled this service to save you the 6% and preserve the personal owner to guest system enjoyed till now. We take payment by bank transfer or cheque and offer you our own Book with Confidence Guarantee. Full details are set out in the booking form that will be sent to you and our reviews will serve as further reassurance. Thank you.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner


We are the Harringtons and we live outside Borgue, about 6 miles from Kirkcudbright with two Yorkshire terriers, a vegetable garden and a view of the sea.

This wee house will eventually be our retirement home when we are too knackered to keep cutting the grass where we currently live - but, in the meantime, we would like you to enjoy it and the wonderful amenities this area has to offer.

We have old fashioned willingness to serve wherever we can, so are at your disposal for any guidance or help you may need.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

July 2014 : We have had such a lovely time and the weather was kind too. Lovely little house and flowers, biscuits and milk was a very kind thought. Many thanks for making this a memorable week!

August 2014 : Lovely accommodation - very clean and comfortable. We've had a great time. Thomas's favourites were the chocolate factory and Cream of Galloway (we all had a fab time there!) Many thanks and we would definitely love to stay again. Love the paintings!

August 2014 : A great week's holiday. Been to all the things to see in the leaflets including red kites flying and feeding. The accommodation is lovely. Clean and well set up and the owners do everything they can to help with your stay. A good all round holiday.

September 2014 : Great cottage. Very comfortable and clean. We visited several places during our all too brief stay and highlights include seeing dolphins swimming off the Isle of Whithorn and finding many mushrooms in Kirroughtree forest.

September 2014 : Our first visit to this part of Scotland but won't be our last. Sun and blue skies every day and the Coach House was a perfect abode - so comfortable with everything we needed. Beautiful secluded bays to explore - Carrick Bay a hidden gem. Thanks to Gabrielle for the beautiful house and for her advice - and for the new wifi. We will be back.
Apr 2014
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Coach House is a beautiful, well equipped and comfortable cottage. It is ideally located for walking into the centre of Kirkcudbright - loved the privacy and lack of traffic noise. The cottage has a modern interior, is beautifully decorated and complete with everything needed: this includes a drying room (boiler room). Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really happy that we were able to provide what you needed for your stay and you enjoyed the Coach House and its location. Thank you for looking after our wee house to carefully too - and we would be delighted to welcome you back if you come to our neck of the woods again.
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The Coach House Kirkcudbright

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at the Coach House. On arrival we had short bread milk tea coffee and fresh flowers waiting on us thanks to Gabrielle. The Coach House was very clean and tidy to a high standard and we soon settled in. There was plenty information in a book left for us to read of what to do and where to go in the area. Even the history on the renovation of The Coach House. We had a lovely relaxing 10 day holiday and before the end of last week we decided that we would like to book up again for next year. For the last 5 years we have had holidays on the west coast of Scotland and this was the best place we have been to and also recommend it to friends

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a lovely review of our wee house. Makes all the effort to create the best atmosphere for a good holiday in our beautiful area worth while... and five stars to you for leaving it in such pristine order! See you next year.
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Top notch accommodation in Kirkcudbright.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely clean,well equipped,comfortable cottage. Well designed with lovely outdoor garden area (with fresh herbs). Ideally located to enjoy everything Kirkcubright and surrounding areas have to offer. Owner provided exemplary service. Walks and beaches in area very much enjoyed by our family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a glowing review. We do try very hard to keep a high standard and it's always nice to feel appreciated. Hope you will come back to see us and explore further our lovely and varied area.
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"A Peaceful Haven"

  • 4 of 5

The Coach House is just off the main road in a quiet drive, with a pleasant rear view, within sight of the local golf course. Just a few minutes walk from Kirkcudbright town centre, it is handy for local shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.

There are numerous opportunities for relaxing walks along the river, and around the harbour and town, in addition to easy access to surrounding countryside. The local people are friendly and helpful.

The Coach House itself is well laid-out and spacious, very well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable. We highly recommend it, and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay in our wee holiday home. Glad it came up to your expectations and hope to see you again.
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lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

You won't be disappointed if you choose to go to this lovely cottage ,it has everything you need ,like home from home,well equipped kitchen if you choose to cook, location really good 5minute walk to all amenities and a good base for exploring the beautiful area, plenty of dog walks close by,all in all a beautiful clean cottage in a great place, would definitely use again thanks to the Harringtons.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments about our wee house. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and would be more than happy to see you again if you choose to come back to our area.
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Home from Home

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a week's holiday staying at The Coach House Kirkcudbright. What a beautiful home from home with everything provided for our needs, especially the blackout blinds in the bedrooms and the stair gate which made life so much easier with a 2 year old. Gabrielle has thought of everything to make our stay so relaxing.

The location is good for visiting many interesting places. Our granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Cocoa Bean and Dalscombe Park but also enjoyed our visits to Caerlaverock Castle and Drumlanrig Castle.

Kirkcudbright is a lovely Harbour town which does appear to have something each week for residents and visitors. We especially enjoyed Scottish Night and there a some lovely walks. The town has a number of Coffee Shops and we had a lovely meal at The Kirkcudbright Bay Hotel. All in all we had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay and can thoroughly recommend The Coach House.

Thank you Gabrielle


  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your holiday in Kirkcudbright and especially about our wee house. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and left with a big enough supply of happy memories to keep you going till you come back! Kind regards - Gaby
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From the Owner

We bought this building in a semi derelict condition and have finally got it ready for occupation. The house stands back from the road and is far enough from the town centre to provide a calm retreat - but is also near enough to leave the car behind and stroll into town, or across the road to join the riverside walk along the Dee. There is a clear view across the garden at the back to the golf course.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow Prestwick at 59 Miles Nearest Golf : Kirkcudbright at 50 Metres Nearest Train : Dumfries at 27 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Auld Alliance at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : Dhoon at 2 Miles


The nearest sandy beach is at the Dhoon, about two miles out of town. There is ample parking there and a well maintained grassy picnic area and public toilets.

The unspoilt Carrick shore is about 10 miles distant to the West with safe swimming from a sandy beach and many lovely walks.

To the East, the Solway coastal drive takes you past Dundrennan Abbey through Auchencairn to the pretty villages of Kippford and Rockliffe, and on to Carsethorn and Sweetheart Abbey.


The nearest airport is Prestwick (Ayr) - about 1 hr 45 mins away.

The nearest rail station is Dumfries - about 45 minutes drive.

There are regular local buses but if you intend to visit the area outside of town the use of the car is advised.


Gatehouse of Fleet: 8 miles

Castle Douglas : 10 miles

Newton Stewart: 25 miles

Ayr : 58 miles

Dumfries : 27 miles

Glasgow : 93 miles

Edinburgh : 105 miles

Further Details:

Kirkcudbright is known for the clear light which brought many artists to live here. Broughton House with its gardens in the High Street, where Hornel lived and worked, is now in the hands of the Scottish National Trust and is open to the public in the afternoons.

There were seven art galleries at the last count and various events connected to art and craft, as well as more general entertainment, throughout the spring and summer. The full programme is published on the www.kirkcudbright.co.uk. website.

The town centre is dominated by McLellands Castle and the working harbour round which local life revolves. There are numerous eating places from simple fish and chips by the harbour side to gourmet meals at the Selkirk Arms.

Just outside town is a wild-life park and not far away is the farm where the renowned Cream o' Galloway Ice Cream is made. In Twynholm the Cocoa Bean factory is a wonderful place for both children and adults to indulge in a little chocolate luxury.

Kirroughtree Forest Park, also just to our north, was the first in Scotland to be given dark skies status. Bring your telescope if that's your interest, or just lie on your back on the beach and wonder at everything out there.

Cyclists will enjoy our quiet by-ways and those with a more rugged taste in biking can take to the 7 Stanes mountain biking tracks just to our north.

Galloway is, above all, a farming area and Kirkcudbright lies amid rolling farmland between the Solway Firth and the Galloway Hills so lovers of the outdoors in all its variety will find all they could wish for here.

Practicalities :

Supermarkets : Tesco and the Co-op in town. Big Tesco in Castle Douglas.

Banks : Royal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Scotland

Medical : Health Centre and Hospital for minor injuries (otherwise, Dumfries)

2 vets

Post Office

Library and Museum

Churches of various denominations


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:

I have not enabled on line booking because Home and Away then charge you a 6% booking fee and their computer system then intervenes between me and you making our lives much more complicated. I personally offer you a book with confidence guarantee and accept payment by bank transfer or cheque as set out in the booking form which will be sent to you.


Please use the e-mail facility on this site to make your booking, or call Gabrielle on 01557 870164. The mobile phone signal is good in Kirkcudbright and variable elsewhere but you might take note of our number in case : 07938 565490.

20% deposit on booking and the balance 6 weeks before arrival.
Please insure against the need to cancel less than 4 weeks from the start of your holiday.

A booking form will be provided with full terms and conditions.

Changeover day : Saturday but can be flexible.
Arrivals from 4.00 pm and departures by 11.00 am.
Short breaks available in low season

Notes on prices:
Discount available for couples using one bedroom only

3 night minimum stays can be considered out of season. Please ask.

Dogs : £15 per dog with own bedding downstairs only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Kirkcudbright is Scotland's artists' town. Many well known artists lived and painted here and there is still a very lively art community and about seven galleries. There is a full programme of events and activities throughout the summer, including a Jazz Festival, the Arts and Crafts Trail, and a Tattoo. All the events can be found by logging on to www.kirkcudbright.co.uk. The house is uncluttered and restful and is adorned by a few of Gabrielle's paintings which can be bought (or not) as a souvenir of a good holiday. Nearby Castle Douglas is our local "food town" and Kirkcudbright has a farmers market on the 4th Sunday of each month. If you are a foodie and enjoy cooking, the kitchen contains some good cookery books and the garden contains fresh herbs for you to pick.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom (between the bedrooms) with shower bath. hand basin and toilet. Heated towel rail. Downstairs wet-room with shower, hand basin and toilet. Heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and TV, Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Comfortable memory mattresses and 100% cotton bed linen. Individual over-bed lights. Carpeted. Stair gate at top of stairs to prevent access for dogs.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: There is a garden at the back of the house, part of which is currently fenced off and under renovation (2014). However, the part nearest to the house had been laid out with a patio (with garden table, chairs and parasol) and flower-herb bed so that our guests can enjoy a south facing outside space in privacy. A locking bike and bin/recycling shed was added in September 2014 There is parking for 2 cars in the shared drive. Also plenty of kerbside parking if you are worried about reversing out. Utility Room: Small utility area under stairs with gas boiler, freezer, iron, ironing board, clothes drying rack, cleaning materials, recycling containers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels provided, including kitchen tea towels and cleaning cloths. For bookings over 1 week, fresh linens can be provided on request.

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