The village of Scaur, as Kippford was previously known, is relatively small and tucked away. It lies about fifteen miles south-west of Dumfries. Nestled on a ledge between the forested slopes of Mark Hill, and the waters of the Urr estuary. The only road through it terminates at the southern end of the village. If you are unfamiliar with this charming spot you may be forgiven for wondering why you might want to use it as a holiday base. Hopefully, the following information will answer that question and have you packing your bags in anticipation.
Accomodation and Holiday Cottages in Kippford
In and around Kippford the standard of accommodation is generally excellent, especially regarding self-catering cottages. Here are few ideas for why you might prefer a self-catering holiday. The benefits of going self-catering are many, and certainly not limited to cost savings, although that is, of course, a factor worth considering. The ability to choose when to eat, maybe to have a late breakfast after a particularly wild night out, or on the contrary, perhaps an early start is of the essence, to catch a sunrise over the hills, or an early low tide to cross the sands to Rough Island for some birdwatching. The same applies in the evening, and of course, you have the choice between cooking up a great family meal yourself or visiting any of the great local restaurants and eateries.
Privacy and space are another big pluses. Especially if you are travelling with a large family or group, you don’t want to be cooped up in a hotel room or sharing public areas. In your own well-appointed fully self-contained, cottage there are no such problems. Another bonus is many properties welcome dogs, so your canine companion can enjoy the amazing walks and scenery as well. There is plenty of choices, and a range of sizes from 2-person cottages to larger houses sleeping 8 or more people. Whatever your choice, your Kippford holiday will be one to remember for all the right reasons, and hopefully, this will give you some ideas to work with.