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Rattra Cottage

from £46 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

10 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Rattra Cottage is the ideal base for exploring Kirkcudbright and the surrounding area. Perfect for families with small children. Downstairs bedroom is ideal for people who can't manage stairs.

Located in a peaceful cul-de-sac off Kirkcudbright's historic High Street, this modernised cottage offers comfortable accommodation with a sunny patio just a stone's throw from all Kirkcudbright's amenities - shops, art galleries, restaurants, swimming pool, play park.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach The Dhoon 5 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Prestwick 100 km, Nearest railway: Dumfries 44 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided
Outdoors BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Rattra Cottage provides flexible accommodation with a downstairs double bedroom and shower room for those who prefer not to use the stairs. Upstairs there is a twin room with 2 single beds which can be converted into a 6 FT king-size bed if required. In addition there is a bunk-room with 2 full-size bunk beds. The upstairs rooms share the family bathroom.

As well as a sitting-room equipped with TV, DVD and stereo system, there is also a separate sun room with another TV.

Further details outdoors

Outside there is a patio area with furniture and a barbecue for summer days and outdoor dining. There is also a small lawn. Like many properties in a Kirkcudbright 'close', the gardens and parking areas are divided up among the 3 houses but not fenced off so young children and pets need supervision.

There is parking for one car.

The Dumfries and Galloway region

Located in the south west corner of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway is one of the UK's best kept secrets. Easily accesible from the north of England and Scotland's central belt, it is an unspoilt haven of lovely countryside with its famous rolling hills, pretty towns and fabulous beaches. It might be quiet but is not short of events and cultural activities.

Dumfries and Galloway is surprisingly balmy due to warm currents from the Gulf Stream and you will even find palm trees around the far western coast. There is a wealth of gardens to visit and wildlife to spot from red squirrels to red kite

An area of great historic interest, Dumfries and Galloway has numerous castles, ruined abbeys and museums on offer.

Other activities include pony trekking, canoeing, nature trails, quad biking, deer park, gem museum, ice-skating.


It is no coincidence that so many artists have chosen Kirkcudbright as their place of residence. Everywhere you turn there is a view worthy of painting and the town has changed little in the past 200 years so retains much of its original charm. Rattra Cottage is in a wonderful location right in the centre of Kirkcudbright within walking distance of shops, restaurants and pubs. In the High Street itself you will find galleries, craftshops, artists studios, a close leading to the marina and riverside views. There is also a 16th century castle just around the corner opposite the harbour. A range of facilities are available in the town such as a swimming pool and golf course and on the outskirts of town there is even a wildlife conservation park. A little further afield there are several beautiful beaches and many activities to keep visitors busy whatever the weather.

Every year Kirkcudbright hosts a number of events including a jazz festival, a Children's Festiival and an Arts and Crafts Trail Throughout the summer there are regular Historical Walks and Scottish Nights and the season culminates with a spectacular Tattoo.

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9 Nov 2011


"Staying with elderly, mobility impaired relatives"

Stayed at Rattra with 2 elderly and mobility impaired relatives - both requiring the use of a wheelchair to access the cottage from the car. Although there is a step to get in through the doors, the width is fine for wheelchairs and there's plenty of room to move about inside (doorways wide enough etc). An upright chair proved invaluable and there was plenty of space to move furnishings around to accommodate the use of walking frames and wheelchair. Proximity to town was helpful and enough cannot be said about the assistance offered by the local Tourist Information office staff in sourcing mobility aids locally; Mr Wilson the proprietor of the local garage who kindly helped store mobility scooters until we arrived to collect them; and the services provided by the mobility scooter suppliers in Castle Douglas. The only downside (apart from the weather!) was the limited access to the downstairs shower-room. This couldn't be accessed by the wheelchair user, though was just big enough for the user of the walking frame. A wall-mounted hand grip provided by a local charity shop was useful. Despite the limitations, everyone had a good holiday and would have no reservation about returning to Rattra Cottage, whose decor and facilities are of a high standard.

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