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Loch Cottage - Colvend

Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming accommodation perfect for a family getaway
  • Situated close to seaside village of Rockcliffe
  • Fabulous location to explore Dumfries and Galloway
Property code: 81129

A beautiful, detached Victorian-style villa which has been tastefully refurbished with a contemporary feel, situated in the hamlet of Colvend on the outskirts of the seaside village of Sandyhills.

This lovingly restored holiday home in scenic Dumfries and Galloway is perfect for keen bikers, golfers and sailing enthusiasts, as well as those who just want to switch off and get away from reality. With views towards White Loch, discover a wonderful array of forest, coastal and lochside walks from the doorstep, before returning walk weary to relax amongst country-cottage styling with the added bonus of underfloor heating.


Keeping the character of the original, stone cottage, find a blend of elegant styling, traditional touches and luxury modern features ensuring a wonderfully comfortable stay. Soft neutral tones, wooden details and flagged floors reflect the surrounding natural environment, whilst cream walls and skylights in the kitchen give a sense of space and light.


Enter the cottage into the large, bright open-plan lounge/kitchen, a fabulous social space with a wood burner and comfortable seating to relax and catch up. Gather everyone together for a delicious, home-cooked meal at the dining table, before retiring to the more formal lounge where you can enjoy views towards White Loch. Settle on the sofa with a glass of wine in hand, warming your toes in front of the wood burner-effect electric fire and watch a movie. The contemporary styling continues in the bedrooms – wake rejuvenated and enjoy your morning cup of tea in the garden, drinking in the sights and sounds of the countryside.


Outside, the enclosed tiered garden has a lawn and patio area, a peaceful place to sit out, read a book and relax. In the evenings, sizzle up a BBQ and watch the children potter on the lawn as the sun sets on a great day. The village shop and seasonal tearoom is within walking distance so you can choose to eat in or out. There is lockable bike and golf club storage, and private parking on the gated drive for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, and 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Wood burner (first basket of log included)
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable storage for bikes and golf clubs
  • Pubs, restaurants and beach 2 miles, shop and cafe within walking distance
  • Regret no children under 4 yrs, babes in arms welcome
  • Regret no dogs under 1 year old are allowed

The bustling Castle Douglas (11 miles) is an 18th-century market town that is also a designated Food Town with lots of excellent, local produce. Here, visit Carlingwark Loch, dotted with islands and great for boating, picnicking and learning to sail. Kirkcudbright (18 miles), a harbour town on the Solway coast, is known as the Artists Town, and has many independent shops alongside some great places to eat. Galloway Activity Centre (21.5 miles), located by the banks of Loch Ken, offers laser tag, archery, sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking and a climbing tower. Outdoor enthusiasts will love exploring Galloway Forest Park (26 miles), home to dramatic ancient woodland, magnificent scenery and an astonishing range of local wildlife. This, the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, offers walking, cycling, fishing or perhaps just relaxing in the tearooms. For wildlife and bird enthusiasts, Southwick Coast Wildlife Reserve (3.5 miles) has peaceful walks in pretty scenery, or enjoy a trip to the RSPB Ken Dee Marshes (18.5 miles) and explore the red kite trail. Mabie Farm Park (17 miles) has a boating pond, pedal go-karts, quad bikes and trampolines, whilst Mabie Forest is one of the world-class 7stanes mountain biking centres and caters for beginners right through to expert riders. Keen golfers can play a round at Colvend Golf Club (1.5 miles), Craigieknowes Golf Course (2 miles) and Dalbeattie Golf Club (6 miles).

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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