Mallaig makes a wonderful holiday base and is just a short walk to the family friendly sandy beach in the picturesque village of Rockcliffe. The cottage has a private setting with large patio doors running the full width of the sitting room, a spacious garden and large decking all of which provide wonderful panoramic views to the coast.
The property is warm and cosy being fully double glazed with electric heating and a wood burning stove. The spacious fully fitted kitchen has all you need for the odd night that you are dining in, which may be every night to be able to enjoy the views from the deck!
Enjoying a considerable degree of seclusion, yet only five minutes' walk from the beach, this is the perfect place for a family holiday at any time of year. Located in one of the most popular villages in the area where, apart from the lovely family friendly beach, there is a superb National Trust walking trail to the nearby village of Kippford which is the sailing centre for the area and where you can sample local ales or fresh seafood on the waterfront at two excellent pubs, or during the daytime enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea by the sea at the Ark Café and gift shop.
Rockcliffe shore and its sandy beach is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding or rock pooling. There is always an ice cream van parked by the shore and the village café serves afternoon tea in the garden.
Enjoy walks from the door of the cottage through countryside, woods, and wildflower meadows, follow the coastal footpath to secret smugglers' coves with wonderful views over the Solway to the Lake District, or at low tide, walk over to explore Rough Island – a National Trust Bird Sanctuary.
There are several nearby golf courses (including the 9 hole course at Kippford, 18 hole course at Colvend and the championship links course at Southerness) and plenty of opportunities for sea, game and coarse fishing. For keen cyclists there are plenty of road and off-road routes, including the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Mountain Bike trails which can be accessed via mountain bike only 1.5 miles away.
Nearby, Colvend has a general store and tearoom, whilst more extensive facilities can be found in nearby Dalbeattie.
POSTCODE: DG5 4QJ
Mallaig is let weekly Friday to Friday. Short breaks are possible if booked within 4 weeks of arrival for either 4 nights Monday to Friday or 3 nights Friday to Monday
Damage Deposit £150
Accommodation for 6 on two floors:
Ground Floor: Porch and Entrance Vestibule; Double and Twin bedrooms (both with dual aspect windows); Bathroom with over bath shower; Open plan living area with modern fully fitted kitchen including small breakfast bar, sitting area with wood burning stove, dining area, all with large patio doors to deck which runs the full width of the room.
First floor: Gallery open plan twin bedroom with 2 single beds, and a standing view to the Solway Firth from the Velux windows.
Services: Full electric heating plus wood burning stove (with initial supply of logs provided) * Bed linen and towels included * Electric hob and double oven * Microwave * Dishwasher * Washing machine * Fridge *Counter Top Freezer* Wifi * Smart TV with access to Netflix and Amazon Prime using guests own account login details * DAB radio/CD player/Bluetooth player * Travel cot and High Chair available on request * BBQ * Large garden (not fully enclosed) mostly laid to grass, ideal for children's games * Garden furniture on deck and lawn * 2 well behaved dogs welcome * Parking for 3 cars plus kayaks etc * Type 2 Electric Vehicle charging point (Additional charges apply, please bring your own charging cable) * Outside hose for cleaning bikes/ kayaks * No Smoking
Extras: £25 for dog per week/part week
Electric Vehicle charging: Additional charges
Note: Please note that young children should be supervised when on the decking and in the garden. Wifi download speed is 32.2 MBit/s and upload speed is 10.5 MBit/s