Self catering holiday cottage

Holiday rental cottage on the sea shore
Privacy, seclusion and comfort

View with the 'Port' in front of the cottage across the sea, with the Whithorn peninsular on the right
Kirkdaleport self catering cottage Location map

Kirkdale Port
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 Bank

See also Kirkdale Bank, also sleeping 6, which is about 200 meters away to the East.

Secluded cottage with its garden leading directly on to a shingle beach.

Sleeping 6

Further along a private track and about 200 metres from Kirkdale Bank, Kirkdale Port is a charming cottage surrounded by enclosed garden and woodland on three sides. The fourth side, in front, has a lawn with access directly to the shingly beach (the photograph at the top of the page is of the old landing 'port' on the beach).

Otters are sometimes seen. Deer and red squirrels stray across the lawn and birds also come close to this quiet cottage.

Harmoniously decorated with simple fabrics and subtle colours, cosy and comfortable, the cottage has sea views from all three bedrooms and the sitting room.

The cottage is just right for a family but also just perfect if you are looking for a romantic and contemplative atmosphere to write or to read. It is a rare find indeed and many guests just fall in love with it and return here time and time again.


View from the Sitting Room window


View from the Sitting Room window across the lawn to the sea.

Below, left and right;

Two views of the Sitting Room/Dining Room.

  • Log burning stove (with free logs)
  • TV/DVD and CD/Radio with IPod dock
  • Dining table for 8.
Sitting Room/Dining Table Sitting Room
Double bedroom

Ground floor master Double bedroom with king size bed

The bathroom with bath (shower over), basin and wc is on the ground floor.

  • Unobtrusive safety gate for children at the top of the stairs.
  • Curtains have inner black-out lining for comfortable night's sleep.
  • The beds have good quality sprung mattresses

Below left and right;

Opposite each other: Two Twin bedrooms.

Twin bedroom Twin bedroom




Kitchen looks out onto the garden behind the house with a door to the lawn outside.

  • Gas and electric cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washer-dryer

Games, toys and a highchair are all provided in the cottage.
A child's cot is also available.

  • Lock-up storage in the shed for mountain bikes.
Extracts from the Visitor Book

Read what guests say about Kirkdaleport in the Visitor Book


Kirkdale Port

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:

Cairn Holy neolithic cairn

Cairn Holy neolithic cairn, adjacent to Kirkdale Estate.
Within walking distance of the cottages.

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 Port through About Scotland!

Kirkdale Bank

Kirkdale Bank also sleeping 6, and about 200 metres along the shore to the east.


Neolithic Cairn Holy is on Kirkdale Estate, as is Scotland's only working waterpowered woodmill.

Map of the area:

Map of the area,South West Scotland

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