Allanhead ref: CC537054

Borness, by Borgue, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


Allanhead is a pretty and spacious Galloway cottage with stunning views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Facing westwards across Wigtown Bay towards the Isle of Man and the Isle of Whithorn, it has the added benefit of spectacular sunsets - viewing such spectacle is a memorable way to end a day spent in this picturesque and largely untouched area of Scotland where people are few and far between and sites of interest and activity never far away. Set amidst stunning scenery and with no near neighbours, this cottage is the quintessential rural retreat affording a wonderful opportunity to relax and unwind.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Entrance porch
Living Room: With open fire, TV, DVD, CD and sofa bed (for + 2).
Dining Kitchen: With oil fired Stanley ’range style’ cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With two single beds.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 3: With double bed and en suite facilities with shower enclosure and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, fuel, power and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair available.


Fully enclosed large lawned garden with patio areas and garden furniture. Storage for bicycles and fishing rods etc. Off road parking for 4 cars.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    7.5 Miles
  • Distance
    7.5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    2 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    35.5 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

There are walks in every direction from the front door of the cottage making this the ideal location for all those who love a stroll or more challenging hike through lovely countryside. The beautiful Galloway Hills for example, can be seen from the many windows and the extensive garden of Allanhead, and they offer a range of walking trails ’far from the madding crowd’. The beautiful shore line at Carrick and the lovely sandy beaches of Brighouse and the Doon are a short drive away. Nearby is the picturesque small town of Kirkcudbright with its attractive harbour, castle and artistic connections, including links with the well known "Glasgow Boys". The area has an excellent choice of venues offering the 7Stanes world class mountain biking. However more gentle routes are available over the many miles of forest paths and cycle paths in the area. The region also offers some fine sea and loch fishing and there are a myriad of golf courses for the discerning golfer including those to championship standard. The acclaimed Cream of Galloway is a highly recommended tourist destination for a family day out with a choice of over 30 flavours of organic ice cream to offer to tempt visitors! The climate  is particularly temperate as the region is touched by the Gulf Stream and evidence of this is everywhere from the wonderful plant life to the exotic gardens scattered throughout the area. The Galloway Forest Park is Britain’s largest and highly recommended is the Queen’s Way, a drive through magnificent scenery providing the opportunity to catch a glimpse of deer, wild goats and buzzards to name but a few. Galloway is one of the few areas remaining in the UK relatively unspoilt and unchanged with breathtaking scenery including picturesque lochs, majestic hills and stunning beaches where it is still possible to see only one set of footprints....yours!

Things to do nearby

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.

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.

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.

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

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.

Galloway Activity Centre

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

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.

Buittle Reservoir

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

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.

River Cree

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

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