Idyllically situated on a private shoreline with stunning sea views and a front garden that meets the sea, Kirkdale Port is situated on the Kirkdale Estate, home to the Hannay family for the last 500 years. The property is surrounded by woodland and looks out over the magnificent Solway Firth. The house benefits from a south facing garden that runs down to the sea and a further enclosed garden to the side and rear. The dining/sitting-room and three bedrooms are all south facing and command exceptional sea views.
Situated on the Solway coastline, 5 minutes to the west of the attractive town of Gatehouse of Fleet there is plenty to see and do locally. The area boasts stunning sandy beaches, the famous Seven Stanes mountain biking centre, forest walks, a huge choice of golf courses, fishing, tennis, clay pigeon shooting, archery and horse-riding. Guests are welcome to use the golden sandy beaches at the private Cardoness Estate only 3 miles away.
Cream o' Galloway, the award-winning organic ice-cream and dairy farm with children's indoor and outdoor play area is within 10 minutes' drive. The house is 15 minutes from Kirkcudbright, a beautiful coastal town famous for its artists and 20 minutes from both Castle Douglas, south-west Scotland's food town, and Wigtown, Scotland's book town. There are plenty restaurants and cafes to choose from locally. Or come and curl up in front of the wood-burning stove, watch the waves, hear them breaking and listen to the oyster-catchers and curlews.
- Sleeps 6 - 1 double, 2 twins
- Cottage newly refurbished
- Stunning uninterrupted sea views over Solway Firth
- South facing front garden meets the sea
- Enclosed garden to side and rear
- Parking for several cars
- Dishwasher, washing-machine/dryer
- Microwave, fridge/freezer
- Wood-burning stove with free firewood
- TV/DVD player, CD/radio, books, games
- Oil fired central heating
- Highchair and cot available on request
- Secure bicycle storage
- Tesco will deliver!
- Pets welcome
- Gatehouse of Fleet - 5 miles
- Prestwick airport - 65 miles
- Dumfries train station - 37 miles
- Several excellent pubs and restaurants - 2 to 5 miles
- Golden sandy beaches nearby - 1 to 2 miles
- Award-winning Cream o' Galloway - 7 miles
- Kirroughtree Centre - mountain bike trails and bike hire - 8 miles
- Cinema - 9 miles
- Kirkcudbright Artists' Town - 11 miles
- Castle Douglas Food Town - 17 miles
- Wigtown Scotland's Book Town with annual festival - 18 miles
Kirkdale Port has been completely renovated to provide very comfortable, high quality self-catering holiday accommodation. The house is accessible by a private track with a parking area to accommodate several vehicles. There is a south facing garden towards the sea and a fully enclosed garden to the side and rear.
The south facing sitting/dining-room has a large window looking out to sea and the dining area also has a window looking over the back garden. There is a wood-burning stove (free logs are provided) and a dining table which can seat 6-8. There is a small glass porch which shelters the front door. The kitchen is brand new with dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge-freezer and microwave. There is a door from the kitchen to the garden.
Downstairs: Kitchen with utility area. Dining/sitting-room with sea views. Bathroom with bath and shower over. Master bedroom with sea views - double bed. Upstairs: 2 twin rooms with sea views. The whole house benefits from oil fired central heating.
From the east, travel west on A75 from Dumfries for approx 32 miles. 5.5 miles west of Gatehouse of Fleet you will see a brown sign to the right for Cairnholy Chambered Cairns. Do not follow this sign but about 100 yards after this sign take the first turning on your left, follow private track down hill and continue along to the very end (about 0.5 mile) where you will see Kirkdale Port.
From the west, travel east on the A75 from Stranraer towards Creetown and Carsluith. 1.5 miles after Carsluith Castle you will see two brown signs for Cairnholy Chambered Cairns, do not follow these signs but between the two brown signs there is a turning off to the right - take this turning and follow directions above.
Everything is included in the rental price - heating, electricity and logs for the stove.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
A maximum of two well behaved dogs are allowed.
The property is non smoking.
Cost and availability:
Kirkdale Port is rented all year round. Short breaks available.
For larger parties or two parties seeking accommodation close by a second cottage on the estate (Kirkdale Bank) is relatively nearby, also sleeping 6. The two properties are not visible to each other - a private track of 0.5 mile separates them. For further information please see the entry at Kirkdale Bank
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Kirkdale Port, Kirkdale Estate, Carsluith, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland