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The Byre Cottage, Cannee, near Kirkcudbright

Sleeps 41 Dog Allowed2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom£415 - £1209 pw

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A short walk to Kirkcudbright which hosts a calendar of events throughout the year and within easy reach of many sandy beaches.. Ground Floor:

Living room: With electric fire, 32’’ Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and wooden floor.

Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Velux windows and wooden floor.

Bedroom 1: With double bed.

Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.. First Floor:

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and Velux windows.. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack and doggy extras.. Enclosed courtyard garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.. Byre Cottage is a quirky, semi-detached character filled cottage converted from an old farm steading. With beautiful views out over Kirkcudbright to the River Dee estuary and onto the Solway Firth by the Little Ross Island below the hills of Cairnharrow and Cairnsmore of Fleet. The views continually change with the tide and season so you will never get tired of gazing out of the large windows. It is just a short walk into Kirkcudbright, known as the ’Artist’s Town’ as in the late 19th and early 20th-century it was home to many celebrated artists; the town had a long association with the Glasgow art movement. With local galleries still holding regular exhibitions of paintings and craftwork, it is still seen as a hub of contemporary art. More recently the town has provided a backdrop for a number of television shows and film including the cult 1973 horror film ’The Wicker Man’. There is nothing scary about the town itself though which is home to a range of independent shops, a castle and a bustling, working harbour with a scallop fleet. The area has a great number of sandy beaches providing great coastal walks with stunning backdrops. During the summer there are a whole host of events taking place including the Kirkcudbright Tattoo and firework display, the famous Riding of the Marshes, a children’s festival and a food festival. The quiet country roads are ideal for gentle bike rides, or if you fancy something a bit more rigorous you can tackle the 7Stanes, mountain biking heaven! Nearby the Galloway Activity Centre has exhilarating activities set on the banks of Loch Ken from paddle boarding and windsurfing to laser tag and climbing. For a more relaxed day why not take in a local museum, the wildlife park or a nature reserve with fantastic bird colonies. You’ll never get bored in the area and at the end of the day Byre Cottage is a warm and comfortable base to rest your weary head. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Guest Comments

"Beautiful quiet location, great views, lots of things to do nearby. Helpful hosts."

Michael, August 2021

"This was our second stay at the Byre, and it was as enjoyable as the first. Robert and Tina were excellent hosts, making sure we were settled in on arrival, and kept us up to date on changing plans for roadworks. The cottage itself was extremely comfortable with new easy chairs. It is a good base for touring the local area, or just chilling out. We would not hesitate to recommend The Byre cottage to family and friends, and hope to return in the near future."

David, July 2021

"A beautiful cottage with amazing scenery. No need to worry about forgetting anything as absolutely everything has been provided. Spotlessly clean and bed is very comfortable as is the bedding."

Charles, July 2021

"We had a wonderful holiday at The Byre and would definitely recommend it. The cottage was the perfect size for our family of three and pet dog. It was comfortable and cosy and had everything we needed. The view from the garden down to the estuary was delightful. As were the sunsets. The enclosed garden and box of dog equipment meant that our first holiday with a dog was not only suitable but positively welcomed. The owners were friendly and local, which was reassuring in case of any issues (there were none). The Byre's location was also excellent; within walking distance of the charming town for supplies and cafe/art gallery visits yet very close to the coast and a short drive to the Galloway Forest area too. The Byre was a comfortable and relaxing base from which to explore the region. We would love to return."

Julie, June 2021

"Fantastic holiday in a beautiful location, our 6month old springer spaniels first holiday and he loved it - we are all looking forward to returning!"

Ged, May 2021

"a lovely cottage in picturesque surroundings. ideal for a dog friendly holiday. Walks on the doorstep and Kirkudbright is a lovely town to explore with dog friendly places for eating and coffee. The Byre is well equipped and extremely comfortable."

Elizabeth, May 2021

"Great location overlooking the Dee estuary, with red squirrels close by in the woods. The hosts were very helpful and the cottage very comfortable. It's a pleasant 15 minute walk into the centre of Kirkcudbright, though you can make a detour through the woods to see the red squirrels."

Brian, October 2020

"Excellent value for money, great location just a short walk in to the village. Very good accommodation within reasonable distance of Lochs and Galloway Forest. Fantastic view over the estuary and hills."

Nigel & Jill, October 2020

"Had an absolutely fantastic week at Byre cottage. Myself, my husband and our dog loved it. Very comfortable with amazing views. Loads of walks from the door and you could walk into Kirkcudbright very easily. Will definitely be returning"

Abigail, September 2020

"We had a lovely time. Very relaxing."

Arlene, September 2020


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