Kirkudbright holiday cottages are a stroll away from a pretty harbour, where the spectacular light has inspired painters for centuries. This welcoming town lies on the mouth of the River Dee, four miles from the Solway coast. At under an hour’s drive from Dumfries and the English border, it is perfectly located for exploring the gently rolling hills and lush valleys of Dumfries and Galloway. With its backdrop of woods and hills, and views across the shimmering waters of the Solway, a more picturesque base for a break in southern Scotland would be hard to find. Self-catering holidays in Kirkcudbright are perfectly located for exploring the unspoiled countryside of Dumfries and Galloway. Unlike the Highlands, which are known for their inhospitable, mountainous terrain, southern Scotland is dominated by gentle hills, lush valleys and ancient fields and woods. The area is a paradise for walking and wildlife-watching, with countless footpaths, where red deer and kites can be spotted. Thanks to the warming Gulfstream, the weather here is much milder than further north, which is good news if you want to horse-ride, fish or mountain-bike in the spectacular Galloway Forest, a half-hour drive northward from Kirkcudbright.
A pretty stone-built cosy coastal cottage near Kirkcudbright with sea views, Cutlar's Cottage is set in its own fully enclosed garden overlooking a wildflower meadow. It's a glorious walk to the seashore and a 2-3 minute amble to the landscaped loch and pavilion.