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The Boathouse

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 24 reviews

boats at high tide

Boathouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

A unique location off the historic High Street overlooking Kirkcudbright marina and harbour with far reaching views of the Galloway Hills. Sit out on the jetty and watch the yachts or the fishing boats approaching harbour. Or get out the binoculars and spot the cormorants. Fabulous views from all the bedrooms and both sitting rooms. Enjoy a barbecue on the completely private, sunny patio. Spacious accommodation on one level with plenty of room for 8. 3 bathrooms so no waiting around to get in the shower! Very quiet and peaceful but only 3 minute's walk from all amenities.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach The Dhoon 4 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users

The Dumfries and Galloway region

Dumfries and Galloway is full of places of historical interest - castles, museums, monuments - too many to take in on one visit. It has a mild climate and you might even come across a palm tree. There is a host of outdoor activities to participate in from mountain-biking to diving.


Kirkcudbright is now known as the Artists' Town due to the fact that artists have been coming here for years to take advantage of the unique light they experience in and around the town. There are many galleries and exhibitions to be enjoyed not to mention craft -fairs and open studio events. There are facilities for all the family including a swimming pool, fitness trail, golf course, driving range and many more. Throughout the summer tourists can enjoy the 'Summer Festivities' which include historical walks and Scottish Nights and at the end of season there is the tattoo which attracts thousands of visitors.

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Review 1-10 of 24

14 Sep 2014


"Fantasic accomodation in brilliant location"

Perfect holiday home with a great view overlooking the estuary. Our family spent many evenings watching the tide coming in, keeping warm with the chimenea! There's was plenty of room for 5 of us … More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Happy to hear you all enjoyed yourselves, including the dogs and that you were able to take advantage of the jetty during a September which was as warm as mid-summer!

8 Sep 2014


"A fabulous find!"

Thankfully when we searched for a dog-friendly, wheelchair accessible property with minimum 2 bathrooms The Boathouse popped up! What a find! Finished to a high spec, spacious and with lovely views! … More

Thank you for your superb review. Very happy to hear the Boathouse worked for your family group and that it was manageable for your Dad. The Masonic and the Castle Bistro are indeed very handy being just round the corner!

17 Aug 2014


"A wonderful place in a fantastic town"

I shouldn't leave a review because you readers will then know about this magical place. We did have the best of the weather which was just an added bonus… More

Thank you for your review. Glad you had a good time at the Boathouse and that you enjoyed your dip in the sea. Better book early for next summer to avoid disappointment now you've let everyone know about the place!

8 Jun 2014


"5* - Stunning home and stunning location - The Kirkcudbright Boathouse"

The Boathouse is located in wonderful setting looking out over the River Dee and over the Marina and harbour in Kirkcudbright. Birds (Heron, Shag & Sand Martins etc), tides sweeping in and out even… More

Thank you for your fantastic review. Glad to hear you enjoyed bird-watching from the refurbished jetty. Kirkcudbright is indeed a very friendly town with a good choice of restaurants - one for each night of the week, in fact, for those who want a rest from cooking!

7 May 2014


"Wonderful accommodation, special location"

The three bedrooms and 2 lounges all have a view direct on to the tidal estuary. The three bathrooms each have a loo and a shower. The Co-op supermarket is less than 5 minutes walk away. It's a v… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your short break. The summer weeks do get booked up quite quickly and we generally do short breaks from Nov. to March only but occasionally we accept them in summer. Keep an eye on the News and Offers page of the Boathouse website for details.

1 Apr 2014


"The thrill of the tides is mesmerising"

The boathouse is stunning. Right in the centre of Kirkcudbright, tucked away down a narrow pend (private lane) with back courtyard and a terrace virtually on the River Dee it is full of drama. At low … More

Good to hear you enjoyed your stay. The tides are indeed mesmerising whatever the weather. Our newly refurbished jetty is the ideal place to sit out and observe river life. We look forward to welcoming you again.

22 Dec 2013


"Hidden gem in Kirkcudbright"

Walking along the High Street of Kirkcudbright you'll never spot the Boathouse. But walk down a side alley and it will open up to a court yard and the aptly named holiday let, sitting on the rive… More

Thank you for your lovely review. Glad to hear that you had a great winter weekend break and that you were able to enjoy the views from the jetty even at night by the heat of the chimenea.

1 Dec 2013


"Ideal for a family that want more than a hotel"

We needed a base to visit nearby family. Our party was grandparents, us and our children aged 7 and 4. Fantastic attention to detail here and our boys soon found the toy bags and loved them. The morni… More

Thank you for your speedy review. Sounds like the Boathouse was ideal for your 3 generations of family. It's useful to have lots of space especially in winter when the days are short. Glad to hear the toys were popular!

16 Nov 2013


"Amazing Property and Location"

Lovely property, perfect for a relaxing break.The views are amazing and we got completely lost watching the tides, fishing boats andwildlife. The weather was perfect and we took full advantage of the … More

Thank you for your lovely review of the house and the town. Glad to hear you all enjoyed the jetty (including the dog!)and that the fishing lines got some use. We have been sitting out on the jetty recently - mid November. With the chimenea lit it's just about warm enough even late at night.

10 Nov 2013



This was a lovely house, very clean and lots of space. Nice big yard so if you bring bikes as there is the No.7 route going straight past the door, however there was loads of good routes and quiet roa… More

Your review is much appreciated. Thank you for letting cycling enthusiasts know that Kirkcudbright is a great place for biking and that the Boathouse yard is suitable for leaving bikes when not in use.

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Calendar last updated:19 Oct 2014

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