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Coastal cottages and self catering in South West Scotland

Holiday near the beach at one of our 13 self catering cottages in South West Scotland. Whether you want to explore the great British coastline or relax on the beach, stay close by in cottage and self catering accommodation. Search for hot tubs, pools and other features near the coast in South West Scotland by using menu below.

 
 
 
 
 

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Harbour View in Maidens, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Harbour View, Maidens, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £467 to £ 1342

Self catering accommodation in Maidens sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

This modern detached villa is set in a spectacular beachside location in Maidens village, with uninterrupted views over the harbour and towards the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Arran. Maidens is a small village situated around the shores of Maidenhead Bay on the picturesque Clyde coast, and the village offers a range of amenities including a shop, post office, very popular restaurant, hotel and harbour.
This corner of South West Ayrshire is renowned for its unspoilt scenery and particularly mild climate throughout the year. The area is the perfect holiday spot for the outdoor enthusiast. There are excellent golf courses: the world famous Turnberry is only a mile from Maidens and there are also 18-hole golf courses nearby. There are the usual field sports, excellent rivers for fishing and superb routes for walking.
Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore. Inland there is walking, gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing and a choice of golf courses. Culzean Castle (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction. Remodelled by the Scottish architect Robert Adam, it houses a small exhibition displaying President Eisenhower’s military civilian and military career and his association with Culzean. The surrounding country park (extending over 550 acres) has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Craft shows, country dancing and walks spotting fungi are attractions hosted during the year. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer, whilst a drive north leads to Ayr (14 miles), a traditional seaside town. Glasgow/Prestwick airport is 20 miles. Shop 300 yards, pubs 100 yards.


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The Barn in Rockcliffe, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

The Barn, Rockcliffe, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £285 to £ 629

Self catering accommodation in Rockcliffe sleeps 3.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview:

An imaginative conversion of an 18th-century barn, only a mile from the gentle sandy bathing beaches of this lovely stretch of the Solway coast. It offers spacious accommodation in a peaceful location on the edge of Rockcliffe, with excellent coastal and forest walks, riding, pony-trekking, golf, tennis, fishing, sailing and wind-surfing all nearby. Across the water is Rough Island, a National Trust bird sanctuary connected to the shore at low tide. Ideal for exploring the attractions of Galloway and south-west Scotland. Shops 1½ miles.


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Bardristane Forge in Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Bardristane Forge, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £267 to £ 789

Self catering accommodation in Gatehouse of Fleet sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

With fine, uninterrupted sea views from every room and located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this detached, traditional 1895 cottage was originally home to the local blacksmith. It has been furnished with comfort and style. Situated close to Gatehouse of Fleet and within 5 minutes’ drive of sandy beaches. At the edge of UK’s first Dark Sky Park for stargazing and sunsets and central to 7 stanes mountain biking centres. Within easy reach of Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas and with golf courses, castles, gardens and waterfalls, hill, forest and coastal walks, bird and wildlife-watching, fishing, sailing, horse-riding and tennis. Shop 5 miles.


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Martha’s Shore Cottage in Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Martha’s Shore Cottage, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £345 to £ 838

Self catering accommodation in Glencaple sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

Peacefully set with panoramic views over countryside to the Nith Estuary, these detached, single-storey holiday cottages have their own garden and have been furnished and equipped to the STB’s ‘4 Star’ standard. Conheath Gatelodge is a traditional Georgian cottage with many original features, whilst Martha’s Shore Cottage was an original fisherman’s cottage dating back to 1700 - generations of Martha’s artistic family lived here and her father was the stone mason for the farm estate, and cut stone for the owner’s farmhouse. There are lovely riverside walks from the door with abundant birds and wildlife to spot. There are many quiet roads ideal for cycling, and excellent wildfowl salt-marshes surrounding Caerlaverock Castle, 3 miles away. Solway Firth is easily accessible. Dumfries, 3 miles, has good shopping, restaurants, cinema and sports facilities. Sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, castles and nature reserves within easy reach. Shop/P.O. and good village pub ½ mile.


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The Bothy in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

The Bothy, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £242 to £ 674

Self catering accommodation in Castle Douglas sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Fishing nearby • Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove • Easy Walk access Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Set in the rural heartland of Dumfries and Galloway on a working farm on a stunningly beautiful 650 acre estate these delightful cottages have been tastefully converted from various farm buildings to provide comfortable accommodation in a wonderful location. As well as enjoying splendid views of hills and countryside visitors to the cottages enjoy access to a grass tennis court croquet and fishing on the River Tarff. Farm tours walks wildlife and coffee shop facilities are all available at the new Barstobrick Activity Centre on the estate. The local area has plenty to offer including horse riding and many good fishing spots nearby and several golf courses locally. Within 5 miles are the lovely safe sandy beaches of the Solway coast and at Loch Ken (10 miles) there is a superb water sports centre offering sailing windsurfing canoeing and waterskiing. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Conheath Gatelodge in Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Conheath Gatelodge, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £257 to £ 789

Self catering accommodation in Glencaple sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps

Accommodation overview:

Peacefully set with panoramic views over countryside to the Nith Estuary, these three detached, single-storey holiday cottages each have their own garden and have been furnished and equipped to the STB’s ‘4 Star’ standard. Conheath Gatelodge is a traditional Georgian cottage with many original features, whilst Janward is spacious and modern. Martha’s Shore Cottage was an original fisherman’s cottage dating back to 1700 - many generations of Martha’s artistic family lived here and her father was the stone mason for the farm estate, and cut stone for the owner’s own farmhouse. There are lovely riverside walks from the doorstep with abundant birds and other wildlife to spot. There are many quiet roads ideal for cycling, and excellent wildfowl salt-marshes surrounding Caerlaverock Castle, 3 miles away. Solway Firth, with its Robert Burns connections, is easily accessible. Dumfries, 3 miles, also with Burns attractions, has good shopping, restaurants, cinema and many sports facilities. Sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, castles and nature reserves all within easy reach. Shop/P.O. and good village pub ½ mile.Peacefully set with panoramic views over countryside to the Nith Estuary, these detached, single-storey holiday cottages have their own garden and have been furnished and equipped to the STB’s ‘4 Star’ standard. Conheath Gatelodge is a traditional Georgian cottage with many original features, whilst Martha’s Shore Cottage was an original fisherman’s cottage dating back to 1700 - generations of Martha’s artistic family lived here and her father was the stone mason for the farm estate, and cut stone for the owner’s farmhouse. There are lovely riverside walks from the door with abundant birds and wildlife to spot. There are many quiet roads ideal for cycling, and excellent wildfowl salt-marshes surrounding Caerlaverock Castle, 3 miles away. Solway Firth is easily accessible. Dumfries, 3 miles, has good shopping, restaurants, cinema and sports facilities. Sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, castles and nature reserves within easy reach. Shop/P.O. and good village pub ½ mile.


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Millwalk Cottage in Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Millwalk Cottage, Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £383 to £ 1059

Self catering accommodation in Isle of Whithorn sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview:

This delightful detached single-storey cottage is in an isolated, peaceful location (accessed by a 0.2 mile rough track), 200 yards from the nearest neighbour. An ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside. A mere 10-minute walk leads to the rugged coastline with fantastic views to the sea and the Isle of Man. From this idyllic setting, explore one of the most southerly points in Scotland. Renowned for its sunny climate, the area offers an abundance of activities for walkers, anglers, ornithologists and golfers. Visit the interesting archaeological dig at Whithorn, or browse the many bookshops at Wigtown. Shops 3 miles.


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Island View in Dunure, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Island View, Dunure, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £848 to £ 2068

Self catering accommodation in Dunure sleeps 8.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking • Detached Near the Beach • Close to the Sea • Hot Tub Easy Walk access • Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: Boasting spectacular uninterrupted views over the Firth of Clyde coast and across the sea to the Isle of Arran (pictured) this spacious and exceptionally well-appointed property sits just one mile from the picturesque fishing harbour at Dunure. Keen walkers will delight in roaming the fabulous beaches and rugged coastline whilst golf enthusiasts can play the championship course at Turnberry (10 miles) or one of Ayrshire’s many other courses. At the end of a glorious day visitors can relax in the roof top hot tub watch a film in the home cinema/entertainment room or just simply enjoy the ever changing sea view. There are some wonderful places to visit in the area including Culzean Castle and Country Park (NT) – the castle boasts magnificent interiors even the kitchen block was designed by Robert Adams and the the 600 acres of grounds offer a diverse range of habitats for birds and wildlife. Also just 6 miles away is Alloway the setting for Burns Cottage the poet’s birthplace. Ferries to the Isle of Arran are readily available as are day trips to Ireland departing from Stranraer. There is a shop and pub serving food in Dunure (1 mile) and the historic town of Ayr offers a good choice of restaurants and shopping 7 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Garden room. 4 double bedrooms each with zip and link beds (can be twin); three with en-suite shower room and toilet one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Home cinema/entertainment room.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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