Auchencairn House: Blue RoomAuchencairn House is situated enviably close to the unique craggy coastline of the Solway Firth. The extensive lawns, which lead from the house, are surrounded by a wall of mature shrubs and rhododendrons providing a sheltered micro climate for the house and gardens while the sea makes its presence constantly felt on the other side. A striking meeting of late Victorian and Georgian architecture, Auchencairn House was originally called Nutwood, and was the main farmhouse to Nutwood Estate. The house is now the private home of Sue and Piet Gilroy, who are offering unique weekend breaks over the course of the summer months (May - September.) The Blue bedroom is a lovely room in a quiet wing of the main house. The high set large window affords views over the garden and beach. This bedroom has a double bed and wash hand basin and an ensuite with bath, overhead shower, WC and sink. During your stay you will be able to relax in a library, a room which exudes calm. Oak panels and book shelves line the walls with an impressive and varied selection of books. A huge sandstone fireplace makes a centrepiece in the room, and on colder days and nights roaring fires light up the wood panels of this room giving it a wonderful warmth, and the ideal pace to curl up with a book. The dining room at Auchencairn House is quite literally a work of art, with the walls and ceiling hand painted in a beautiful Italianate style. Gilt edged mirrors reflect light from the candles and the chandelier making the whole room glow. This really is a special room in which to enjoy the wonderful local and home grown cuisine. The gardens surrounding the house have been developed over the last 50 years, and are now a heady mix of mature rhododendrons and azeleas, as well as other shrubs and trees which enjoy the shelter created by the rhododendrons and mature trees. You can wander rhe woodland paths, around the pond and down to the beach, as well as round the walled gardens.
Secret Trails Holiday Lodge, Kippford, Sleeps 5Lovely self catering wooden holiday lodge located in a beautiful scenic area on the Solway coast. This purpose built pine holiday lodge has 3 bedrooms, open plan kitchen /living area, toilet and shower room, balcony, and parking for two cars. The lodge is 10 minutes walk from 2 village pubs and the picturesque tidal estuary. It is also 2 minutes ride from Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Mountain bike trails and near several woodland walks and nature reserves. We have a 3 nights minimum stay policy.
The Old Post Office, KippfordKippford makes a fantastic base for your self catering holiday. Kippford is a picturesque yachting centre on the Colvend coast. Kippford is perfect for a holiday with its wonderful views and dramatic sunsets. There are miles of walks in forests, along cliff paths and on local footpaths. The Old Post Office is a lovely modern front line self catering property built in 2003 with stunning views over the estuary.