Rushcroft ref: CC537109

Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway



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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Rushcroft is a lovely detached cottage with a sunny patio and a large garden. Cosy, traditional and with a log fire the cottage dates back to 1700 and was originally two crofts. The farm land stretches over open countryside, crossing the delightful coastal path before descending to the beautiful secluded sandy bay of Gutcher’s Isle.
Rushcroft may be booked independently or together with Old Glenstocken nearby for the gathering of friends and family to accommodate up to 12 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is on ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge:  with open fire, Freeview TV and DVD
Kitchen / diner:  with electric cooker, microwave, fridge / freezer and washing machine
Bedroom 1: with two single beds
Bedroom 2: with single bed.
Bedroom 3: with single bed
Access one step down to....
Bathroom: with bath, WC and wash basin
Access one step down to...
Shower room: with shower tray, WC and wash basin

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels provided.


Partially enclosed large garden laid to lawn with patio area. Off road parking for 3 cars.

This property has been quality graded by one of our experienced Regional Managers who are trained and accredited by VisitScotland and has achieved a 3* grading.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 Mile
  • Distance
    6 Miles
  • Restaurant
    1 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    4 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    21.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Visitors to this delightful corner of Scotland are amazed at its beauty, temperate climate and relatively few people and once visited you will want to return time and time again. It’s addictive!  There really is something for everyone whether you prefer the solitary pastime of sea or loch fishing or sampling the local championship golf course at Southerness. There are many activities for the adrenalin seeker from mountain balling to one of the 7Stanes world class mountain biking centres just down the road.  The pretty little village of Rockcliffe is a mile down the road with its arc of houses looking across to the islands of Rough and Hestan. From here the Jubilee Path leads to the equally pretty sailing village of Kippford.
The cliff top walk from Rockcliffe to Sandyhills is renowned for its beautiful views across the Solway to the Lake District Fells beyond. From Castle Point along the cliff tops there are wonderful views of nesting seabirds, Fulmar, Cormorant and Razorbills. Years ago the names of the local places would have been etched in the minds of the smugglers who actively used this area to secret their spoils; Cow Snout, Gillies Craig, Portowarren Bay, the Brandy Cave of some Dick Hatteraick, the Piper’s Cove, the Murderer’s Well, two natural archways called the Needle’s Eye, and Lot’s Wife. During the year the region plays host to a huge programme of events from Spring Fling where local artists open their studios, to music festivals, exhibitions and local traditions. The annual Riding of The Marches is an exciting event and the brolly parade at Kirkcudbright’s jazz festival is a colourful extravaganza.  The Galloway Forest Park is Britain’s largest; three hundred square miles of wild beauty just waiting to be explored. The park boasts tranquil valleys and burns, some superb walking surprisingly devoid of people and mile after mile of footpaths far from the madding crowd. The forest is home to an abundance of wildlife; red squirrels, red and roe deer, buzzards and red kites. The Wild Goat Park and the Red Deer Range is by the Queen’s Way which is a superb forest drive taking in Clatteringshaw’s Loch and our highest hill, The Merrick.  On a clear night the Galloway Forest Park reveals the night sky in all its glory and that’s official as the park has just won an award. Not many people will have seen such a magical sight; truly one of the wonders of the world.

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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