Barnacle - Southwick, Sandyhills

Code: BA05ST

Holiday property description

Enjoy a spectacular break in the heart of RSPB Mersehead Reserve; Week commencing 10th June has been reduced, now only £290 (was £342). Grab yourself a bargain and enjoy this magical setting.

Discover the breath taking scenery and wildlife that's typical of South West Scotland, with a stay at RSPB Mersehead Reserve. Stroll along the nature trails and use the viewing hides to explore at your own pace. Spring is particularly magical, when the wet meadows fill with lapwings and skylarks, not to mention butterflies and wild flowers. You might also see a roe deer. And in the autumn, thousands of barnacle and pink-footed geese start to arrive for the winter, creating a not-to-be-missed spectacle.
This pair of cosy semi-detached cottages are located in the heart of this renowned reserve which is a Visit Scotland 4 star wildlife experience, famous for its waterfowl.  There are plentiful opportunities to explore the local area including the historic Sweetheart Abbey at nearby New Abbey, Caerlaverock Castle with its unusual triangular floor plan and Moat Brae in Dumfries, where J M Barrie wrote Peter Pan.   Leisure pursuits in the area include plentiful golfing opportunities with the Southerness Links Championship course and many other 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses available nearby. The Forestry Commission 7Stanes  Mountain Bike Trails are located throughout the region at Dalbeattie Forest and also in Dumfries at both Mabie & Ae Forests, a little further afield are the trails in the Galloway Forest Park (Britain's first designated Dark Sky Park). There are plethoras of walking opportunities including beach, cliff top, forest and for those who seek something more strenuous, hill walks.  Course and sea fishing are readily available throughout the area.
More information at: http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/m/mersehead/index.aspx .
Post Code:   DG2 8AH

Security  Deposit £150      

Short breaks are welcome throughout the year, however during Peak periods thay are only bookable within 6 weeks of arrival                                             
Guest Comments
'A smashing spot! Barnacle by the bedroom window in the morning. A challenging but good week's birding. Colvend Stores is astonishing in what it stocks.' Mr and Mrs A, April 2016
'What a wonderful cottage! Geese by day, Barn Owls by night. Magic! Thanks for the warm welcome, hoping to be back! Mr and Mrs Farrell, February 2016
'Our second stay here and we have hardly left the reserve, just enjoyed the walks, the hide and being nice and cosy in the gales! Some glorious days too and a walk under the stars on a clear night is magical. Colvend Store had everything we needed and the near hide had a phone signal! Cottage lovely and clean and we'll be back next year! Mr and Mrs Hemming, February 2016
Accommodation for 4 on one floor: Lounge/dining room; kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath; one double bedroom; one twin bedroom.
Services: Electric heating * Open fire withfuel provided * Bed linen and towels provided * Washing machine * Fridge/freezer * Electric cooking * Microwave * T.V with DVD * NO SMOKING * Dogs welcome*
EXTRAS: £20 per dog/week
Additional accommodation is available next door in Shelduck Cottage (SH01ST)

 

 

How to find us

Rspb Mersehead Reserve
Southwick, Sandyhills
Dumfries & Galloway
DG2 8AH
GB

Barnacle - Southwick, Sandyhills

Code: BA05ST

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External Features

Sea View


Water view


Walk to Pub


Walk to Shops


Mountain View


Beach walk


Fishing


Golf


Ski


Bicycle Storage


Patio


BBQ


Garden Furniture


Garden Enclosed


Garden


Parking


Wheelchair Access


Internal Features

Open fire


Smoking


High Chair


Cot


CD Player


DVD Player


Colour TV


Mobile Reception


Telephone


Microwave


Freezer


Fridge


Dishwasher


Wash Machine


Bed Linen Cost Incl


Heating Cost Incl


Sofa Beds 0


Single Beds 2


Double Beds 1


Showers 1


Bathrooms 1


Tumble Dryer


Sky TV


Internet


Cloakroom


Pets


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Barnacle Reviews


5 star review

Cottage was warm and comfortable and well equipped.
Valerie Badger
1 month ago
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5 star review

good value for a lovely quiet little cottage with great views of birds.
A peaceful break away from all the hurly-burly of modern life.
A warm coal fire supplied made for cosy evenings.
Anonymous
4 months ago
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5 star review

Excellent accommodation, quiet life and plenty to do
The RSPB reserve is a great palce to stay so vrey pleased that you enjoyed it.
Tony, Isle of Man
7 months ago
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