Self catering holiday cottage

Self catering holiday cottage sleeping 6
Sea-views, and ideal for exploring South West Scotland

Southerly view across the sea with the Whithorn Peninsular
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Kirkdale Bank
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.

Kirdkdale Port

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.

Sleeping 6

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.


Sitting Room Sitting Room
Dining area

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.
Double bedroom Twin bedroom
Bunk bedroom Bathroom

Above left;
Twin bedroom with sea views.

Above right;
Master Double bedroom with King sized bed. Sea views.

Left and right;
Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and wc.
Bunk bedroom.

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.


Kitchen Kitchen

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.

Extracts from the Visitor Book

Read what guests say about Kirkdalebank in the Visitor Book


Sea view from in front of the house

View looking over the garden wall.

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
  • Heating
  • Electricity
  • 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:

View through a window

For current prices and online booking
see the Hannay's own website:
Kirkdale Bank Self Catering Cottage

Or please contact:
Kirsten and Neil Hannay

Kirkdale Estate
Wigtownshire DG8 7EA
Scotland, UK

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

Kirkdale Port, also sleeping 6, is about 200 metres along the shore to the west.


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.

Map of the area:

Map of the area,South West Scotland

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