Millburn Cottage ref: UK5185

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
1
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Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Millburn Cottage is a spacious and beautifully presented holiday cottage, located close to the centre of the historic fishing port of Kirkcudbright. Quietly situated, the cottage is just a short stroll from the busy and bustling harbour, the famous Broughton House, once home to artist, Edward Atkinson Hornel, and the impressive ruins of Maclellans Castle. Kirkcudbright is known as ’the artists’ town’ having hosted generations of painters, craft makers and artisans, a culture still thriving today. The town attracts visitors throughout the year, drawn by the harbour, the historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed. The area has numerous walks available, from scenic coastal walks to forest trails. With sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports close by, there is something for everyone. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including the National Trusts Threave Gardens. Close to the Galloway Forest Park, the first Dark Sky Park in the UK, and central to 5 of the 7Stanes, it is also a popular choice for cyclists and mountain bikers. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room 1.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Smart TV.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

First floor

Living room 2. With open fire and 40’’ Freeview Smart TV with BT sports.
Bedroom 1:
With double bed and Smart TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Bedroom 2: With single bed and Smart TV.
Bedroom 3: With single bed and Smart TV.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Kirkcudbright
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    27 miles
  • Lake
    500 yards

About the local area

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

Things to do nearby

The Machars Cycling Routes
The Machars Cycling Routes

These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.

River Urr

At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.

River Bladnoch and Tarf Water

Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

Loch Ken

Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

Drumlanrig Castle

Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.

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