Lovely Sandyhills Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests
An ideal location from which to enjoy many outdoor pursuits, including mountain biking, golf and cycling.
This beautifully restored, semi-detached cottage is conveniently situated on the Solway Coast Heritage Trail, and is an ideal location from which to explore this historic region of south west Scotland and enjoy the many outdoor pursuits, including mountain biking, golf, water sports and walking.
S23735 is conveniently positioned mid-way between the popular walking and world class mountain bike areas of Mabie and Dalbeattie forests. The rest of the 7Stanes routes are within easy reach, as well as the Galloway Forest Park which is the first designated Dark Sky Park in the UK.
Wildlife is in abundance with the rspb Mersehead nature reserve just along the coast, famous for its rare natterjack toads and barnacle geese. In the woods and fields around the cottage you may see red squirrels, roe deer and red kite. Less than 4 miles away is the championship links golf course at Southerness. Slightly further afield are several other courses offering a variety of challenges. There are numerous walks to suit everybody, from beaches, coastal footpaths, linking villages to more strenuous hill walks, each giving panoramic views across the Solway Firth to the Cumbrian Lake District to the south, the Galloway Hills to the west and, on a clear day, even a glimpse of the Isle of Man. The spectacular Solway Coast is known for its golden sand flats with shingle, rock pools, fossil beds, cliffs and caves. The old port of Carsethorn, from where thousands of people emigrated to the New World, including John Paul Jones – the founder of the American Navy, is a peaceful place to walk with your dog on the beach or relaxing in the welcoming beachside, dog-friendly pub.
There’s no better place than Dumfries and Galloway to challenge yourself to a day’s fishing than the scenic unspoilt rivers and lochs. Nearby are several fisheries offering both fly fishing and coarse fishing. A variety of sea fish can be caught off the local beaches and boat fishing trips can be arranged locally. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream allow many exotic plants to thrive in the area and a number of gardens open to the public all year. Explore the many unspoilt villages and towns including the scenic seaside town of Kirkcudbright with its artistic heritage and Castle Douglas, the food town, which celebrates its local food and drink in June each year. The village of Kippford is a well-known sailing centre and there is also an activity centre at Loch Ken that offers either certificated courses or a day’s experience. The film set village of New Abbey, where the romantically named Sweetheart Abbey is situated, as well as a fully operating water mill and, not forgetting an award-winning tea room is worth visiting.
S23735 was originally a traditional ‘But and Ben’ and has been tastefully converted and equipped to a very good standard. It has been designed around an open plan kitchen/living area so that everyone feels included. The living area opens on to a south-west facing, enclosed patio, where you can enjoy your coffee as you plan your day ahead. Beach 1 mile. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
All on the ground floor.
Most rooms with wooden floors.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and French doors leading to courtyard.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a step to the courtyard.
Ground Floor Facilities
Fuel and Power Included
Garden / Patio
Pub within 1 mile
Pets – no charge
Horse Riding Nearby
Decorated at Christmas
Bed Linen & Towels Included
Short Breaks All Year
Coastal within 1 mile
Coastal within 3 miles
Coastal within 5 miles
More Than Dog Friendly