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Little Egret

Carsethorn, Dumfries
Southern Scotland
3 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
2 Dogs
Little Egret, a unique ground-floor retreat, is nestled in a terrace of former fishermen’s houses in the village of Carsethorn. Its standout feature is the breathtaking terrace view that spans from the Nith Estuary to the Solway Firth, and extends southwards to the Lake District. The property also boasts easy access to Carsethorn Beach and is within walking distance to the historic Arbigland House with its 24 acres of gardens, which is well worth a visit!

Surrounded by a rich wildlife habitat, the area around Little Egret is a paradise for nature lovers. It's a key migratory route for thousands of Svalbard Barnacle Geese, who flock here to winter along the Solway. Just a 10-minute drive from the apartment, you'll find the RSPB Mersehead Reserve, offering public bird hides and endless sandy beach walks. For those with a four-legged family member, Southerness Beach, which is 4.5 miles away, is a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll or an afternoon on the championship 18-hole links golf course; other golf courses are easily accessible throughout the area. Again, within a short drive, Mabie Forest has one of the stages of the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Network, long-distance footpaths and the Farm Park, an adventure centre for children of all ages. New Abbey, again within a short drive, is a delightful village where Sweetheart Abbey and the historic Corn Mill are open to the public on a seasonal basis.

The peaceful coastal village of Carsethorn is home to the popular Steamboat Inn. The pub is popular with diners, allowing guests to enjoy a meal while admiring the changing colours of the Nith and Solway. There is much to do and explore throughout the area, and it has strong connections to Robert Bruce, King of Scots, with numerous trails and sites throughout the region. Scotland’s famous Baird, Rabbie Burns, with his home, Mausoleum, The Globe Inn, Burns Centre and Ellisland Farm located in and around Dumfries, as is Moat Brae, the birthplace of Peter Pan and former home of author J.M. Barrie which has been recently renovated to become the home of the National Centre for Children’s Literature. The entire region of Dumfries & Galloway is a haven for outdoor activities, offering a refreshing blast of fresh air to rejuvenate your spirit.

The ground-floor apartment shares the attractive front garden with the owners next door. Their friendly dog welcomes other dogs and guests. Guests can enjoy the views from its picnic bench or across the road from the property is a beach garden with unrestricted sea views. The owner, Ailsa Black, is a renowned artist trained at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, where she studied Graphic Design and Illustration. Today, she works from an airy seaside studio close to the property. If guests would like a tour around the studio, Ailsa would happily provide this by pre-arrangement.

Little Egret is ready to welcome you with open arms. We accept bookings with either a Monday or Friday arrival with short breaks throughout the year.

Postcode: DG2 8DS
Damage Deposit: £150

Accessed from the parking area with 2 steps up onto a paved pathway leading to the entrance door with a step up into the vestibule with boot storage and coat hooks: Open plan Living room with single sofa bed and wood Burning Stove and initial supply of logs, Designated Dining space, Fully fitted Kitchen; Main Bedroom with Zip’n’Link Super king Bed (can become twin on request), Bathroom with small bath and walk-in shower, toilet and sink, and patio doors onto private paved area which is a sun trap with outdoor seating; Secure storage for bikes, golf clubs etc.

Services: Air-sourced heating * Electricity provided * Bed linen and towels provided * Washing machine * Dishwasher * Large fridge freezer * Induction hob with electric oven and grill * Microwave * Mobile reception * WIFI * Workstation * Smart TV * Wood-burning stove with initial fuel provided * Enclosed front shared garden with picnic bench and sea views; further enclosed beach garden with unrestricted sea views; Maximum of 2 dog’s welcome (additional charges apply); Private parking for 1 car with additional parking close by.

Sorry, No Smoking within the property. Note that the private patio is over several levels and has steps in places.

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Pets Allowed
Open Fire/Stove
Bicycle Storage
Sea View
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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, 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 £20 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.

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