Self catering holiday cottage
Self catering holiday cottage sleeping 6
Sea-views, and ideal for exploring South West Scotland
Dumfries and Galloway
South West Scotland
Newton Stewart, 12 miles
Dumfries, 37 miles
Stranraer, 35 miles
Gatehouse-of-Fleet, 5 miles
Kirkcudbright, 12 miles
Castle Douglas, 17 miles
M6/M74 60 miles
Kirkdale Estate Holiday Cottages
This beautiful part of South West Scotland has a mild climate with heather-covered hills, old woodlands with streams and rivers and green grasslands. There are plenty of places to walk and explore as well as a lot of attractions, from ancient monuments, standing stones and castles to a famous ice-cream maker and Chocolate Factory - plenty to keep children amused.
Deer are often seen undisturbed in the woods, and there are red squirrels and otters, and the beach is shingly, wild and unspoilt. Just inland the Galloway Forest Park has such rich starry dark skies that it is now Britain's only internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserve.
Each cottage has maps of the area along with leaflets about the many things to enjoy in Dumfries and Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire, and the Solway Coast. Owner Kirsten Hannay, who lives nearby, has thought through all the practical details so you will feel very warmly welcomed.
See also Kirkdale Port, also sleeping 6, which is about 200 meters away to the West.
Situated just above the sea-shore with south facing views.
Hidden down a track through woodland, Kirkdale Bank is raised above the sea-shore with south-facing views from almost every window over the shimmering waters where the the Irish Sea meets the Solway Firth.
The front garden with sea views (and outdoor table and chairs) is fully enclosed, with more gardens to the side and back. There's a lockable shed for bikes - five of the world-renowned 7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails are nearby.
Kirkdale Bank cottage is furnished and decorated to the same high standard at Kirkdale Port. Both sleep six and are perfect for families, but they are also often taken by just one or two people looking for solitude and quiet.
The rooms are comfortable and subtly decorated; harmonious with the ever-changing and very particular light of the place.
Above and right;
Views of the Sitting/Dining Room.
Comfortable cosy room with beamed ceiling and views to the sea
- Open fire (free firewood)
- TV/DVD and CD/Radio with IPod dock
Dining area with table for six to ten people.
- The cottage has gas central heating.
Twin bedroom with sea views.
Master Double bedroom with King sized bed. Sea views.
Left and right;
Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and wc.
Beds have good quality sprung mattresses.
Bedroom curtains have blackout linings for a good night's sleep during the long light hours of the summer.
Above; Two views of the Kitchen. Dishwasher, Fridge/freezer, Microwave Oven, Electric cooker with oven.
Beyond is the utility room with washer/dryer and second sink.
Read what guests say about Kirkdalebank in the Visitor Book
Prices from £390 to £660 for the cottage sleeping 6 people.
or £725 at Christmas and New Year.
The prices are per week and include:
- Linen, towels
- Logs for the fire and stove.
A Winter fuel supplement applies of £30 per week between October and March (incl.).
Pets are welcome. A maximum of two well-behaved dogs are allowed downstairs at a cost of £20 per dog per week.
No smoking please.
For short breaks sometimes available off-peak, please contact Kirsten and Neil.
To enquire or to book:
For current prices and online booking
see the Hannay's own website:
Kirkdale Bank Self Catering Cottage
Or please contact:
Kirsten and Neil Hannay
Wigtownshire DG8 7EA
Tel: 01557 840 273
Mobile: 0780 329 7002
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1557 840 273
Mobile: 44 780 329 7002
Please tell Kirsten and Neil you found Kirkdale Bank through About Scotland!
★ Kirkdale Port, also sleeping 6, is about 200 metres along the shore to the west.
- Galloway Forest Park Dark Sky Reserve
- 7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
- Cocoabean Company
- Cream o' Galloway Farm Tour and Ice Cream Experience
- Whithorn Priory and St Ninian's Cave
- Neolithic standing stones and cairns
- Castles and historic houses, Threave Castle, Drumlanrig and Carsluith Castle (which is on Kirkdale Estate)
- Walking, Nature Reserves. Gardens, WWT Caerlaverock.
Kirkdale Estate has SW Scotland's only working water-powered woodmill, and you can walk from the cottages to Neolithic Cairn Holy which is on the edge of the estate.