Waterside Cottage ref: CC537102

Gibbhill near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


Imagine sitting by an open fire gazing out to sea watching the fishing boats sail home; watching the sun set behind Ross Island and uninterrupted views across Kirkcudbright Bay with its ever changing light. Waterside Cottage has all this and more and with all modern comforts making your holiday complete. This immaculately presented property offers contemporary accommodation and benefits from being all on ground floor level.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is all on ground floor level with oil central heating and partial under floor heating and comprises:
Sitting Room: With Free View TV and DVD. A beautiful light and spacious room with patio doors leading into the garden and giving ever changing views of the estuary towards Ross Island
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and lovely views over the bay
Dining Room: With wood burning stove and sofa bed (for + 2). A lovely cosy room with French doors leading to the garden and views over the bay.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and delightful view over bay with en suite facilities comprising shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With double bed
Bedroom 3: With two single beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available on request.


Privately owned slipway available by arrangement with owner. Garden with furniture, giant chess and draughts and BBQ. Off road parking for 3 cars. There is a pond and farm vehicles within the grounds of the property, extra care must be taken.

Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 Miles
  • Distance
    2 Miles
  • Restaurant
    2 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    30.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The location is perfect for exploring this gem of an area and the pretty harbour town of Kirkcudbright is only a couple of miles away. The area has over 200 miles of stunning coastline from rocky bays to sandy beaches like the Dhoon beach which is just up the road; an idyllic spot for a beach barbeque. The Galloway Forest Park is the UK’s largest and offers moorland and lochs, mountains and forest, walks galore and amazing wildlife. The forest has recently been awarded the status of being one of only four places in the world where you can see the night sky in all its glory. For adrenalin junkies there is mountain balling available at Laggan and mountain biking at world class level at the 7Stanes venues. Kirkcudbright, only 2 miles away, is known as The Artist’s Town and has attracted painters for generations due to the scenic landscape and the exceptional quality of light. The town plays host to lots of events throughout the year from the colourful jazz festival, Scottish nights, the brilliant tattoo, Spring Fling and the artists’ trail. The historic High Street is lined by colourful Georgian houses and the ancient tollbooth is now an arts centre. The town still preserves a working harbour and it is fascinating watching the fishing boats unloading their catches of scallops. The area is a fisherman’s paradise and Loch Ken is no exception and makes for some of the best quality coarse fishing in the region and set in beautiful surroundings. There have been some spectacular pike catches the largest being the infamous Kenmure Pike, which is reputed to have weighed a staggering 72lb! The Galloway Red Kite Trail is an exciting bird watching opportunity to view the spectacular red kites which are hard to miss with their distinctive tail and call. In fact the area is a haven for wildlife from deer to buzzards and otters. Threave Castle makes for an exciting visit; the only way in is to ring for the custodian who rows you across! Threave Gardens are a delight. The climate in this area is temperate and a trip to the many public gardens is testament to this with stunning palm trees.

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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