About this property
Kirkcudbright 2 miles. This is a lovely ex-fisherman’s cottage situated not far from the town of Kirkcudbright within Dumfries and Galloway. With stunning views across Kirkcudbright Bay to Little Ross Island and the open sea beyond this delightful cottage is ideal for families and friends wishing to get away from it all. Overlooking ‘The Fish Pool’ in the Dee Estuary, the cottage enjoys great views of fishing boats and yachts coming and going from Kirkcudbright harbour and the constantly changing estuary scene and its wildlife. You enter the house into the hall from where you can access all the other rooms. The sun room has stunning views across Kirkcudbright Bay to Little Ross Island and beyond. There is comfortable seating and a telescope to fully enjoy the views, together with a HiFi with Bluetooth and CDs. The separate sitting room has a dining area and also has views across the estuary, with a woodburner, TV with FreeSat and DVD. There is a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare lovely meals, maybe using some fresh local fish from Kirkcudbright, to be enjoyed in the dining area of the sitting room. The bedrooms consist of a king-size double with en-suite shower, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both with views over the estuary. The final bedroom is a child’s bunk bedded room with a video-only TV and a highchair if needed, as well as a selection of games to keep everyone happy. The cottage has two bathrooms both with the luxury of underfloor heating, one with bath and separate shower and the other with a bath with shower over, so there should never be any rows about needing a bathroom! Outside, there is a lawn, across the road with picnic bench, spectacular sea views and direct access to the seashore while Dhoon Bay is approximately a ten minute walk away. Many sea birds can be seen from the house and red kites are spreading throughout the area. Kirkcudbright is a very attractive small town with a busy little fishing and yachting harbour. There is a good selection of shops and galleries and a unique artistic heritage linked to the Glasgow School of Art and the Scottish Colourists. During the summer the town runs an extensive programme of events and activities. The local coast has an interesting mix of headlands, bays, beaches and villages. A little further afield, there are well-known little harbours such as the Isle of Whithorn and Port Patrick and the stunning headland of the Mull of Galloway with its RSPB bird reserve and lighthouse open to the public. There are attractive towns such as Castle Douglas or Wigtown and Gatehouse of Fleet. Famous gardens in the area include the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Gardens near Castle Douglas and the Logan Botanic Gardens near Port Patrick, just over an hour’s drive away. There are also many outdoor activities available in the area, including sea fishing, cycling and mountain biking, sailing and canoeing, horse riding, extreme sports and even tank driving, whilst kids will love the Cream o’ Galloway activity centre and Cocoa Bean chocolate and activity centre which are both only a short drive away.