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Little Dunbar

Southern Scotland
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
4 Guests
2 Dogs

Little Dunbar is a traditional estate worker's butt'n'ben cottage on the outside but has been beautifully restored for 21st century living on the inside to provide comfortable holiday accommodation for 4 people. Set in peaceful location with adjoining woodland, which is carpeted with snowdrops in winter and bluebells and primroses in spring. You will also have the chance to see the local red squirrels and the tuneful ensemble of birdlife whose home is in the woods. There are sea views from the living room and one bedroom over the fields to the Solway Firth, both also enjoy views of the lake district hills on the south side of the Solway Firth, it is only a short walk to the sandy beach at Powillimount

The cottage dates back to the mid 1700s and was probably being lived in at the time of John Paul Jones, who was born nearby and is famous for being the founder of the American Navy. The Paul Jones Museum which has been set up in his cottage makes for an interesting visit. A slightly longer stroll which takes in the beach will lead you to the village of Carsethorn and the Steamboat Inn where your efforts may be rewarded with really good food, it is also dog friendly and has outside seating on the water's edge, so that you can enjoy the views over the estuary.

Arbigland Estate is the ideal base for mountain biking, birdwatching, golf or collapsing and revelling in the amazing surroundings. The South Carse equestrian centre is close by so you can bring your horse with you and keep him in the livery yard tto allow you both to enjoy riding on the beach and around the bridleways on the estate.

The marvellous wildlife and birdwatching at the RSPB Mersehead Reserve just a few miles along the coast should not be missed. The reserve is particularly spectacular in winter with thousands of geese and other over wintering wildfowl present but in summer is also worth a visit with pleasant walks through the reserve woodlands down to the beach. During the winter the reserve also runs Badger Watching and other events.

Cycling and walking are particularly well catered for with numerous coastal walks and also Forestry Commission Woodlands including the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Routes which have been laid out in a number of the Forestry Commission properties across the region. The closest of these are at Dalbeattie and Mabie Woods both of which provide superb and spectacular settings for quiet walks or testing strenuous mountain biking routes. The famous Southerness Links golf course is close by, together with other less testing courses in the local area.

If you are looking to explore Scotland's culture and heritage you are spotlit for choice with numerous historic sites to explore including Sweetheart Abbey in New Abbey together with one of the oldest Corn Mills, also maintained by Historic Scotland. Connections with Burns can be explored in Dumfries and other villages including Ellisland Farm at Holywood where Burns farmed for a number of years.

Damage Deposit £150

Let weekly Saturday to Saturday, short breaks are accepted throughout the year but are only bookable if within 2 weeks of arrival during High & Peak periods

Accommodation for 4 on one level: Open plan Lounge/Dining Room/ Kitchen with wood burner; Double Bedroom with ensuite Bathroom; Twin Bedroom with en suite Shower room

Services: Central heating & Electricity included (allowance of 8hrs/day heating included in the price) * Wood burner with initial supply of logs * Washing Machine * Dishwasher * Fridge & Freezer * Electric Oven & Hob * Microwave * Wifi * TV with DVD Player * CD Player * Cot & Highchair * Enclosed Garden * Bicycle Storage * Car parking for 2 cars * 2 Pets welcome.

EXTRAS: £20 per dog/week.
Linen is provided but, due to COVID, towels, tea towels and oven gloves are not. Please remember to bring your own.

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Key Features

  • Pets Allowed - 2
  • Open Fire/Stove
  • Internet
  • Garden
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Sea/Water View

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Showers - 1
  • Double Beds
  • Twin Bedrooms
  • Single Beds - 2
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • Heating Cost Incl
  • Open Fire/Stove Cost Incl - initial supply of logs

External Features

  • Garden Enclosed
  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking
  • Bbq
  • Walk To Pub


  • Level Access

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Beach Walk
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Woodland walks
  • Wildlife trails
  • Hill walking
  • Mountain View
  • Sailing/water sports

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Damage Deposit for care of property

All holiday-makers booking a holiday are required to pay either a Damage Deposit, £150 or as noted in the property listing details, or Damage Deposit waiver of £18, whichever is selected is required to be paid with the balance payment of the holiday. Where selected the Damage Deposit will be held by Discover Scotland to be applied against the reasonable costs of repairs, replacement or additional cleaning of furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glass, bedding and towels damaged or soiled other than by normal wear and tear during the holiday. The Damage Deposit, less any reasonable charges, will be returned within 14 days of the departure date. Where any costs exceed the Damage Deposit the holiday-maker will pay such excess as notified to them by Discover Scotland within 14 days of notification. Where the holiday-maker has agreed to pay the Damage Deposit Waiver the Damage Deposit is not payable. This amount is non-refundable. If the cost of any damage or breakages exceeds the applicable Damage Deposit value for the property, then the holiday-maker will be liable for any additional costs. Any such excess will be notified to them by Discover Scotland and due for payment within 14 days of notification.

All bookings require either a refundable Damage Deposit £150 or as per the property details or £18 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.
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