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Luxury Cottage With Sea Views And Direct Private Beach Access Set In 2 Acres

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Exclusive Secluded Location, Direct, Private Beach Access

Burnfoot Cottage sits beside secluded Dhoon Beach near Kirkcudbright and offers spacious, luxury accommodation with spectacular views of the beach and up the estuary to Kirkcudbright. The perfect place to enjoy a leisurely walk and explore the rock pools and old shipwreck or just sit back,relax and enjoy the view. There is direct, private access to the beach and the cottage has a large private garden sympathetically planted with a variety of tropical plants and a woodland with exotic plants alaong the burnside to explore, in all approx. 2.5 acres. There is an abundance of wildlife in the garden and woodland - Red Squirrels, Pheasants, Roe Deer and a large variety of Wild Birds - just a few to mention. There is plenty private parking and a secure garage.

Linda Scott
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Linda Scott

I live in south West Scotland on the Solway Coast overlooking the sea with panoramic views accross to the Lake District with my husband Peter our Border Terrier dog Tori and my mother Margaret and her blind Jack Russell dog Suzi.

I have always enjoyed outdoor activities and sports including show jumping, clay pigeon shooting and I am a keen golfer playing out of Southerness GC.

Linda Scott purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Linda Scott chose Dumfries & Galloway

Burnfoot Cottage & Bothy came onto the market late 2013, which we viewed and immediately fell in love with and it's amazing location beside Dhoon Beach. Fortunately, we were successul with our offer on the property and set to work carrying out an extensive renovation project and the cottage was opened to it's first guests at the end of August 2014.

The area is known to have it's own micro climate and this was very evident during the renovation, with a distict difference from the surrounding areas, even from Kirkcudbright (5 mins drive) which you can view up the estuary in the distance.

We intend to renovate the Bothy to the same luxury standard at some point in the future. The Bothy will be for up to two persons.

What makes this cottage unique

Being set in two and a half acres of its own grounds, the secluded cottage offers such a lovely variation of large garden, woodland walk, sheltered sitting areas, patios, BBQ area, sun bathing areas and direct beach access.

You don't have to go far for everything you require for your holiday, the "Artists Town", Kirkcudbright is 5 minutes drive and offers a wonderful selection of shops, cafes, takeaways and restaurants. Get your fish & chips and enjoy them in the park or as you stroll along the harbour watching the fishing boats coming in. Or the "Food Town", Castle Douglas is 15 minutes drive and definately worth a visit. Both towns are small and offer that old fashioned feel and charm, none of the pedestian and multistorey car parking (or charges) here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a wonderful cottage in a fantastic area, and what a view! It's been amazing staying here and exploring the beach every day with our boys. The cottage is very well equipped and has been done to the highest standard. They have thought of everything to the smallest detail. We would highly recommend this cottage and return ourselves - why go anywhere else?
Feb 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Cottage With Sea Views And Direct Private Beach Access Set In 2 Acres
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 18 reviews

A Very Special Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Burnfoot Cottage provides accommodation that is of an exceptionally high standard. The owner Linda, was friendly and helpful from the moment I made an enquiry about availability, right through to our departure day. We were amazed at the wonderful welcome hamper and fruit bowl, with everything we needed to make our stay special. The cottage was very warm and cosy for a winter break with plenty of space for 8 adults. Without a doubt the view from the conservatory is outstanding - it was very hard to drag ourselves away and go out! Would definitely consider a return visit - have taken away lots of happy memories.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet for your very kind comments. It was so nice to meet you all and I am delighted that you enjoyed your Hogmanay holiday at Burnfoot Cottage! I am pleased that you found the cottage to be warm, cosy and relaxing, which helped you enjoy the wonderful views. Watching the waves as the tide comes in and out can be both mesmerizing and very therapeutic! I do hope to welcome you all back at some point in the future. Kind regards, Linda.
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A true dream cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wow wow wow, what can I say, from the moment we met Linda, we knew this was perfect, Linda is a wonderful, warm friendly lady, who has gone to incredible lenths, not only in the appearance and build of this wonderful cottage, but also inside aswell, all to a very high quality, we were greeted by a magnificent hamper, wine, beer, bread, cake etc, tea, coffee, milk, cheese, pasta, we wanted for nothing, which was a wonderful suprise, we had a fantastic stay here, the morning view of the bay whilst having your coffee can't be put into words, it has to be seen to be believed, kirkcudbright itself is a wonderful place, full of character, great places to eat, very good museum, and great views, we cannot wait to come back, if we can get in that is lol, many thanks Linda, hopefully see you soon?

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family Brian and I am delighted that you all had such a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay and also for your wonderful comments, which are really appreciated. It gives me great pleasure to share Burnfoot cottage and its fabulous location with my guests and I very much hope that we can get you fixed up for next year……… Kind regards, Linda.
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Surpassed expectations in all areas.

  • 5 of 5

Burnfoot has the most wonderful location; with coastal views from most rooms and from the extensive garden, it felt so relaxing hearing and watching the tide throughout the day. The grounds are a pleasure in their own right though, with seating aplenty and the ever so pretty planters plus the woodland.

Linda has made sure that the furnishings and bedding don't disappoint. Everything is done to an extremely high standard; lovely thick towels, luxurious welcome hamper, all the kitchen gadgets and essential larder items you could wish for. Plus thoughtful things like fishing nets for the kids and umbrellas for the unpredictable Scottish weather.

We absolutely loved our stay would certainly return.

Many thanks from Liz, Claudia, Paul, Luca, Lucas, Roxy and Frankie

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and taking the time to review your holiday, which is really appreciated. I am delighted that you found the cottage to be so comfortable and relaxing and I agree, the tide has a very calming or even mesmerizing effect. It was lovely to meet you all and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time at the Dhoon Beach and I look forward to welcoming you back to visit Burnfoot Cottage another time. Kind regards, Linda.
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Superb 5 star holiday accommodation in spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best quality self catering accommodation we have stayed in. The house and grounds are beautifully presented with very high quality furnishings and equipment. Linda has provided everything that anyone could possibly need for a relaxing family holiday. Her welcome pack is extremely generous and a lovely surprise. Linda's personal welcome is a really nice touch and she makes guests feel that nothing is too much trouble.

The location right on the beach is spectacular. There is plenty to do in the area for all ages. Kirkudbright is a delightful historic town and well worth leaving plenty of time to explore it.

Some good places to eat out. We would recommend Polarbites for excellent fish and chips and stocking up on really fresh fish from their fish shop next door for the barbeque.

We would certainly recommend Burnfoot Cottage to our friends

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susie for your very complimentary review, I am delighted that you all had a lovely relaxing family holiday at Burnfoot Cottage and also enjoyed exploring our wonderful area - There is so much to see and do! I am so pleased that you enjoyed the goodies in the welcome hamper and also our favourite fish & chippy – Polarbites, maybe just as well that I live a safe distance away…… I look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful coast at some point in the future. Kind regards, Linda.
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Holiday Cottage Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Burnfoot Cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped and combined with its location and Linda's hospitality makes for holiday cottage perfection.

We spent most of our time in the sun room which overlooks the beach and has distant views of Kirkcudbright across the tidal river estuary. In the evenings, we'd sit watching night fall. Magic. There weren't any minuses but other key pluses are the quality of the beds and bedlinen, the beautiful spacious lounge and toasty woodburner, and the outside space.

The surrounding area is stunning - it reminded us of Cornwall or Pembrokeshire but without the crowds and traffic. At the time we visited we'd often be the only ones on the beach and this was also true of the other beaches in the area. The location is wonderful for dogs - walks without leads all week! Dogs and kids have their own luxury shower and towels in a heated outhouse which made it easy to keep the cottage mud and sand free.

Don't hesitate to book this accommodation, we loved everything about it.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy for your complimentary review of your holiday. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am delighted that you enjoyed your time at Burnfoot Cottage so much. The Dhoon beach is a very special place - just perfect for the children and dogs! I hope to welcome you all back to our wonderful area at some point in the future. Kind regards, Linda.
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

6 adults and 4 dogs have literally just arrived home after spending a week here and can't praise this property highly enough. The owner Linda was there on arrival to show us around and to advise us on places to visit. She also provided one of the most luxurious welcome hampers and fruit baskets you could imagine. Even the dogs got their own treats as well as towels, shampoo and poo bags. The property was spotless and finished to a really high standard. The cupboards were stocked with everything you could need during your stay and the view from the conservatory was amazing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to everyone

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review Louise. It was a pleasure to meet you all and your wonderful dogs! I am delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and exploring our fantastic “Secret Coast” so much and look forward to welcoming you all back to Burnfoot Cottage very soon. Kind regards, Linda.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Prestwick (Glasgow)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Dhoon Beach
Car: recommended


Overlooking Dhoon Beach with Direct Private access to the Beach approx one minute walk (adults) or ten seconds for children!!

The secluded Dhoon Beach is a natural beauty surrounded by greenery and dotted with rocks. The sandy beach is flat and ideal for making sandcastles and paddling and swimming is safe.

When the tide is out, go for a walk to view the shipwreck.


Nearest airports are Prestwick (1hr 45 mins), Glasgow (2hr 10 mins), Edinburgh (2hr 30 mins) or Newcastle (2hr 40 mins).

Stranraer - Cairnryan Ferry Terminal (1hr 50 mins drive).

Use of a car is recommended.


Kirkcudbright town is approx. 4/5 mins drive, Castle Douglas town is approx. 15 mins drive and Dumfries is approx. 50 mins drive.

Further Details:

Kirkcudbright "The Artists Town" is approx. 4/5 mins drive and has all local amenities you will require, including local shops and supermarkets, golf course, swimming pool and galleries.

Laggan Outdoor Centre has zip wire, segways, grass sledging, mountain balling - approx. 10 mins drive.

The Cocoa Bean Factory is approx. 10 mins drive.

The Gem Rock Museum is located at Creetown, 20 mins drive.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 11
6 Jan 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 12
17 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 13
21 Apr 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 14
23 Jun 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 15
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$49

Luxury Welcome Basket and Fruit Basket on arrival.
Booking Notes:
Please email to check availability and upon confirmation of dates a booking form will be sent for completion. A deposit of £400 is required to secure your booking. Should your booking be under six weeks from arrival, then full payment is required.
Short breaks are not available.
Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Friday.
Check in from 4pm, Departure 10am.
I will meet you at the cottage at 4pm on the day or your arrival (or a later time if required) to give you the grand tour!
I will come and say goodbye just before10am (or earlier if required) on your departure day.
Notes on prices:
Should you wish to book for two weeks, please deduct £100 from the cost of the second week.
Well behaved pets are allowed by prior agreement and charged at £30 each per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Washroom Shower - adjacent to the cottage - shower enclosure , Heated washroom is ideal for use after your swim in the sea!
  • Bathroom 1 with Bath/shower over, wc, sink. Shower room 1 with shower, wc, sink. Both have underfloor heating, heated towel rail, shaving point, shaving/make-up mirror, storage and all Grohe fittings. Washroom Shower has sink, shower, heater - perfect place to get rid of the salt/sand from the beach.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Super King size
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Super King size
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Maximum occupancy is strictly 8 Notes on bedrooms: All Beds have fully pocketed spring mattresses and have been carefully chosen to offer maximum comfort. Master Bedroom 1 has a Super King-size Bed Master Bedroom 2 has a Super King-size Bed Twin Bedroom 3 has Twin Beds Twin Bedroom 4 has Twin Beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are three patios, one with large round teak table and eight chairs, c/w parasol, one with sun-loungers c/w parasol and drinks table and one with large Weber gas BBQ. The large garden has been lovingly planted with a variety of tropical plants and shrubs and there is a 2 acre woodland with path throughout and exotic plants along the burnside to explore. There is a large garage. Utility Room: The Utility/wash room includes a washing machine, tumble drier, sink, shower all Grohe fittings. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury 800 count Egyptian cotton bedlinen is provided and all towels and tea towels, including doggy towels are provided and changed weekly. The cottage is cleaned weekly, but additional cleaning can be arranged at an extra cost if required. Other: Dining room with large oval bespoke handmade oak dining table which comfortably seats eight people. Large Sun lounge with Stressless reclining sofa and comfy chairs.