Thursday, 3 March 2016

Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottages Recommendations Kirkcudbright


Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendations in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Rattra Cottage is the ideal base for exploring Kirkcudbright and the surrounding area. Perfect for families with small children. Downstairs bedroom is ideal for people who can't manage stairs. Located in a peaceful cul-de-sac off Kirkcudbright's historic High Street, this modernised cottage offers comfortable accommodation with a sunny patio just a stone's throw from all Kirkcudbright's amenities, shops, art galleries, restaurants, swimming pool, play park. Kirkcudbright Tolbooth, now used as an Arts Centre, was built between 1625 and 1629 and served not only as the tolbooth, but also the council offices, the burgh and sheriff courts, the criminal prison and the debtors' prison. One of the most famous prisoners was John Paul Jones, hero of the American navy, who was born in nearby Kirkbean. The Stewartry Museum is a local museum in Kirkcudbright, which covers the history of this part of Galloway.

Townhouse is the perfect base from which to explore the area. The property is a sympathetically restored and renovated Georgian town house dating from 1801 which has been decorated to a high standard with a bespoke country kitchen with marble worktops and beautiful bedrooms with king size beds. The Townhouse is located in the centre of Kirkcudbright, on the beautiful north Solway shore. Many original features remain in this delightful holiday home, including fireplaces in the sitting room and bedroom, original polished timber floors throughout and a staircase with exposed beams. The pretty harbour with its selection of shops, cafes and pubs.

Cornmill House is a beautiful former millers cottage built in the 19th century. Set in the lovely artist's town of Kirkcudbright, Cornmill House provides the perfect base to explore Kirkcudbright and the surrounding Galloway countryside. The cottage sleeps 8 comfortably and has a downstairs toilet and upstairs family bathroom. There is a large living and dinning area plus a fully equipped kitchen. There is double glazing and central heating throughout plus plenty of free on street parking. Cornmill House has a magnificent large private garden - perfect for relaxing, BBQ's and playing hide and seek! It is a short walk from local shops, restaurants, pubs, historic buildings and the River Dee. There are countless beautiful walks, golf courses, beaches, fishing and fun activities for all ages.

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