Sleeping five people in two bedrooms, this single storey property is right on the beach in the coastal village of Southerness. Oyster Catcher is a charming single storey cottage in a wonderful holiday location, set overlooking the beach and the Solway Firth in Southerness, Dumfries and Galloway. There is a double bedroom, and also a room with a triple bunk, suitable for three people as it has a double bed on the bottom and a single on top. The cottage has a fitted kitchen, and a sitting room with a dining area and gas fire. Outside there is off road parking for one car, while the lawned garden is very well kept, with views to the sea and bea...ch. The amenities of Southerness are a short walk, and with golfing, walking, cycling and wonderful nature all within easy reach, Oyster Catcher makes a charming family base.
Amenities: Electric heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, library of books, games and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Lawned garden to rear of property with garden furniture. Two dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk.
Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain’s best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
Town: Established in the late 18th century, the village of Southerness looks out over the Solway Firth and forms part of the Colvend coast. Home to two pubs and a village store, the seaside village also boasts two miles of sandy beaches with dunes, rock pools and warm Gulf Stream waters, as well as one of the oldest lighthouses in Scotland. Built in 1748, this beacon was one of the first in the country. Nearby Criffel Hill is an impressive 569m tall and offers varied walks with wonderful views of the farmland and the sands of the Nith Estuary. The Southerness Championship Golf Course is definitely worth playing for its panoramic views of the Solway Firth, the Cumbrian Lake District and the Galloway Hills.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 01/12/2014 for a stay in October 2013 | Cathyand maggie
Had a lovely week here the peace and beauty is something my sister a I will not forget infact we still talk about it. The service for booking was excellent and helpful .the home was clean only problem really was the settees most uncomfortable especially for the elderly! The location was great the amenities we'll it was the end of season and every thing was closing down but everyone was so friendly and helpful
Left on 10/03/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Mr Chesterman
Delightful little property, beautifully decorated and furnished,good idea to change white sofas to a more practical dark grey patterned as pet friendly. State of the art fitted kitchen but appliances were a little difficult to fathom, especially the newly fitted induction hob.
The garden was a delight and a pleasure to sit and drink in the views as we were fortunate to have temperatures soar to 30*C and have dramatic sunsets and breathtaking sunrises. Steps to the beach were a little tricky and it is a mixture of sand and silt as it is an estuary.
Apart from a long lane of these holiday homes and a handful of original buildings (including the now disused lighthouse), Southerness is basically dominated by the 2 massive family orientated caravan parks, although this property was far enough away not to get disturbed.
Mrs L Bond
wonderful relaxing holiday cottage
Left on 06/29/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Mrs L Bond
A great place to take dogs as there is direct access onto the beach from the garden. The cottage itself is well equipped and very warm and comfortable.
Lovely relaxing holiday cottage and location
Left on 06/20/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Country lover
The cottage is set in a lovely garden with far reaching views over the Solway Firth. The beach can be easily reached directly from the garden although less able people may find the steps a little steep.
Clean, comfy and warm, pets are welcome but the wooden floors are a little difficult for older dogs and we take a couple of carpet runners with us for our little dog to walk on.
This is a nice little cottage with stunning views, on a clear day you can see the Lake District and if it rains you can stay in the warm and watch the sea come and go from the large picture window. We have been in December and april and it is ideal for bird watchers, Rspb reserve close by. Plenty of dog friendly walks in the area.
We have visited a couple of times now and I am sure we will again.
An absolutely fantastic time.
Left on 02/14/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Lisa
My daughter and I booked the cottage for a break over Christmas break for just the two of us (and our Westie!, after what had been a very difficult year. This was to be our first Christmas on our own. And a break it was. We had a fab time. The cottage is secluded, right on the beach and on the day we arrived, the tide was out, the sun was out and the sky was blue. Its the first time I have ever heard my daughter say "I could live here"! The only thing I would say is if anyone is going over the Christmas break, make sure you have enough provisions to save you travelling 20 miles to the nearest supermarket, as all the local stores are closed over the holiday period. But we managed and we had a fab time. Walking on the beach on Christmas Day was just lovely. The cottage is beautifully maintained and has all the appliances/gadets you could ever need. And even though it was December, we were never cold. Will certainly go back again.
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