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.
Exclusive Secluded Location, Direct Beach Access, Large Private Garden
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 12, 2019
About Linda Scott
I live in South West Scotland on the Solway Coast overlooking the sea which enjoys panoramic views across to the Lake District with my husband Peter, our Border Terrier dog Tori and my mother Margaret. 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 Kirkcudbright
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 have commenced renovation of the Bothy, which will be available to rent 2020. 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!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Superb Holiday Cottage
Firstly this is the most amazing location. Literally on the edge of the beach. Wonderful views whatever the weather- but so relaxing to sit outside with a cup of tea, whilst the sea laps gently over the rocks at high tide. When we arrived the property was immaculately clean. It is very thoughtfully equipped from the Coffee machine in the kitchen to the buckets and spades in the garage. There’s even an external shower and shampoo for your dog. We received a warm welcome from Linda and very much enjoyed the luxurious hamper of goodies. We would definitely recommend this holiday cottage.
Thank you Katherine for your kind comments and very complimentary review. I am delighted that you all enjoyed the wonderful location of the cottage and facilities. Pleased also that you enjoyed the local goodies in the welcome hamper. It was lovely to meet you all and I very much look forward to welcoming you back another time. Kind regards, Linda.
Lovely house and garden right next to the beach.
We had an excellent time and really appreciated the quality of everything in the house. Linda was most friendly and helpful, too.
Thank you Ceclie for your kind comments, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday so much. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family and I very much hope to welcome you all back to Burnfoot Cottage another time! Kind regards, Linda.
We stayed at Burnfoot Cottage for two weeks in July (6-20). This is our second visit to this wonderful property. The hamper of local produce left for us and our four legged family members is such a special touch. Thank you Linda.
We had a fantastic holiday - the weather was amazing and the cottage still never fails to impress - so much so you don't feel that you have to go anywhere else to enjoy yourselves as the cottage is so comfortable and well equipped. It is in a perfect location and well sited for visiting all the attractions in the area. The beach is great and for most of the time we felt it just belonged to us.
We really enjoyed our stay - the only downside was having to leave.
I can honestly say "you won't be disappointed."
Liza, John & Kathryn Kozlowski, Charlotte & Dan Irving, Liam Page, Kim & Richard Irving, Benji the Border Collie and Harvey the Cairn Terrior
Thank you very much Liza for your extremely kind comments. It was lovely to see you again and I am delighted that you all enjoyed your return to Burnfoot cottage and had such a fantastic holiday! I look forward to welcoming you all back to make some more wonderful memories another time. Kind regards, Linda.
This property is brilliant... very well equipped and the basic essentials in the cupboards were much appreciated. The welcome basket was the best we have ever received. Loved sitting and enjoying the view across the bay while the grandchildren played on the rocks. We enjoyed exploring this part of Scotland and i am sure we will be returning. Linda is so very helpful with advice on eating out and places to visit nothing is too much trouble.
Thank you very much Elaine for your super review. I am so pleased that you had fun exploring our beautiful area and hope to return. I am also delighted that you enjoyed the cottage facilities and goodies in the welcome basket and look forward to welcoming you all back another time! Kind regards, Linda.
Amazing! A beautifully renovated property.
The best place that we have ever stayed ... at home or even abroad.
Hilary, thank you very much for your wonderful comments! I am delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday at Burnfoot Cottage and our fabulous "Secret Coast". I do hope to welcome you back at some point in the future. Kind regards, Linda.
Beautiful cottage in a stunning location
The cottage is beautifully appointed and caters for all the needs of both human and dog. Perfect for a relaxing break with long leisurely walks on the beach right on the doorstep. Kircudbright is 10 minutes away which provides everything from essentials shopping and coffee stops to arts and crafts and fine dining. Can not recommend Burnfoot highly enough. 🐾🐾
Thank you Tina & Ian for your lovely comments and taking the time to review your holiday. I am so pleased that you all enjoyed the cottage facilities and our beautiful area so much and look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future. Kind regards, Linda.
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.