The Old Cheeseloft is a spacious, pet friendly holiday cottage in a very beautiful and remote seafront location in Ross Bay on the west coast of Scotland. The cottage offers self-catering holidays on the tranquil Dumfries and Galloway coast for up to five guests in three bedrooms.
Recently renovated, the cottage is now a warm two-storey holiday home with central and underfloor heating making it a perfect coastal holiday destination for families and friends at any time of the year.
The Old Cheeseloft is a place for enjoyable relaxation. At its heart, lies the kitchen, equipped to produce culinary feasts eaten on an oak dining table to the sight and sound of waves washing the shore just yards from the front of the cottage. The kitchen has all the appliances and utensils you’ll need for cooking everything from big Scottish breakfasts to banquets for five. Facilities include two ovens, one fan-assisted, five electric hobs, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, coffee-maker, kettle, a 4-slice toaster and a range of pans, plates, serving bowls, glasses, cutlery and other utensils. There is plenty of cupboard space and wicker baskets for storing provisions and local produce.
The adjoining sitting room – or ‘snug’ contains a leather sofa built for slumbering from which you can watch TV, listen to music or just post pictures of your rural seaside idyll on your Facebook page. Throw open the French Doors to let in the fresh sea air and step out on to one of two balconies to enjoy Ross Bay’s panoramic sea views.
The other ground floor room is the light and airy ‘Idle Tides Room’. With two Ekornes ‘Stressless’ recliner chairs and footstools and another comfortable sofa it is made for idling. This room also has access to a large balcony for sitting outside. At cooler times of the year, the room has a very effective multi-fuel stove to provide a warm and toasty environment as you watch TV or a DVD. The room also has a collection of board games, toys, books and magazines for the ‘not quite so idle’.
Outside, enjoy the views and fresh sea air from your private enclosed garden. There’s a BBQ here and seating for outdoor dining and a lockable shed for storing bicycles and other outdoor gear. Ample off-road parking is available right next to The Old Cheeseloft.
Climb the oak staircase to the first floor which harbours three bedrooms and a family bathroom with a power shower. The master bedroom with beautiful views of Ross Bay to wake up to, has a king-size double bed and ensuite shower room. The second bedroom has twin beds and more stunning sea views, while the third bedroom has a single bed. As well as a power shower, the bathroom contains a bath, hand basin, WC and electric shaving point.
Within the house are two well-stocked ‘In case you forget’ boxes, packed with the kind of little but essential things you may arrive without. The kitchen box contains a small supply of thing like washing up liquid, tea towels, tea, coffee, cling film, sugar, kitchen roll – just enough to see you through a couple of days until you can get to the shops. The upstairs box contains such essential as shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and a loo roll or two together with towel sets and a bath mat.
As well as beach walks, coastal walks, rock pooling and swimming in Ross Bay, there is plenty more to discover when venturing further afield. The main local towns, Castle Douglas, Wigtown and Kirkcudbright are known (for good reason) as the ‘Food Town’, ‘Book Town’ and ‘Artists Town,’ descriptions that are very appropriate as you will discover.
The weekly prices will vary depending on the number of people staying in The Old Cheeseloft. The price quoted is for four guests. For a fifth guest add £20 to the basic rate. If there are just the two of you coming for a romantic escape, then deduct 5% from the quoted price. If you’re booking a holiday just for you, and you alone, then we’ll discount the price by 7.5%.
If you’d like to book a holiday at Ross Bay Retreats, then just e-mail or call us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and even happier to welcome you to our perfect and secluded little corner of Scotland.
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Cottage added 13th January 2017