East Cottage ref: CC537022

Southerness near Colvend and Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


With the Solway in front and glorious Galloway behind, this delightful 200 year old beach front cottage just oozes charm and character and is in a stunning location with sea views from many of its rooms. East Cottage is idyllically situated only a  stone’s throw from the beach and the second oldest lighthouse in Scotland.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge:  With wood burning stove, TV, DVD and radio/CD - a spacious and cosy room
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer - offering delightful sea views from both windows.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, wash basin and lovely sea views from both windows.
Bedroom 2:  With two single beds and wash basin - overlooking rear garden.
Bedroom 3: With adult size bunk beds and wash basin -  overlooking rear garden.
Sun Rooms x 2: Both sun rooms facing the coast and accessed from the lounge. The interconnecting door between these two rooms may be locked thereby creating a private sun room accessed from the master bedroom.
Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
Bathroom: with bath, WC and wash basin

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric, oil and bed linen included. First basket of logs provided. Cot and high chair available. 2 pets welcome (only 2 as property not big enough for 3)


Enclosed garden with furniture. Off road parking for 3 cars. Please note: Sorry, no hen or stag parties.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    200 Yards
  • Distance
    11.5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    200 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    200 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    17.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The holiday village of Southerness is virtually on the doorstep and visitors are welcome to enjoy the 18 hole championship golf course. As a base for touring this is the perfect spot; the picturesque Colvend Coast with its lovely beaches and stunning cliff walks; the pretty coastal villages of Rockcliffe and Kippford are a short drive to the West; the RSPB nature reserve at Mersehead is just up the coast and the highly acclaimed 7 Stanes for mountain bikers is close by in the granite town of Dalbeattie. For walking enthusiasts, Criffel offers the most amazing views and on a clear day you will see the Lake District hills and the Isle of Man with the Solway Coast laid out below you. This area is steeped in history and an easy hour’s drive will reveal Sweetheart Abbey; McClellan’s Castle in the lovely harbour town of Kirkcudbright; Drumlanrig Castle the home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Dundrennan Abbey Mary Queen of Scot’s last resting place on Scottish soil. For the health conscious, the recently opened DG1 is the place to go in Dumfries as the number one state of the art fitness centre and for those wanting a more leisurely afternoon then Dumfries has lots on offer. There are several established restaurants and pubs all within half an hour’s drive offering a variety of cuisine for every taste and budget. For those quiet reflective times, East Cottage has two cosy sun rooms to take in the glorious view of the ever changing seascape and the majestic Lakeland Peaks.

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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