This delightful detached single storey beach house stands in a magnificent position with direct access onto two miles of sandy beaches and rock pools and sits right next to the 13th green of the local golf course, making it an ideal holiday location. The uninterrupted views of the sea and shore line with the Lakeland Fells to the south and Criffel and the Galloway hills to the east are breathtaking. Totally refurbished this seaside holiday home provides comfortable and well equipped ’beach house’ style accommodation. The light and spacious open plan living space has three large picture windows spanning three of the walls taking advantage of the spectacular panoramic views and making this a wonderful year round retreat. The small village of Southerness with its quaint lighthouse stands on the Solway Firth and is home to an outstanding championship golf course which borders the property and welcomes visitors. For bird watchers the RSPB nature reserve is just along the coast at Mersehead. Golf, cycling, walking and exploring rock pools is direct from the doorstep, so overall this is an ideal holiday location for beachcombers and outdoor enthusiasts. Other attractions nearby include, Sweetheart Abbey, Drumlanrig Castle and gardens and Mabie Farm Park and Forest, which has wonderful cycle routes. This area of Dumfries and Galloway is steeped in Border history and is rich in historical attractions including many castles, Robbie Burns connections and interesting towns and villages which host a lively calendar of festivals and events. Shop and pub 500 yards.
All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 2 twin, both with additional pull out single. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.
Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH inc (£50pw Oct-Mar). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Halogen hob. Elec oven. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. Freezer. Tel-incoming calls only. Lawned area with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Easy walking access. NB: Direct access to beach from garden.
Customer Reviews of Driftwood, Southerness, Dumfries, sleeps 10
1st comment: Driftwood is a great house in an even greater beach front location. The open plan kitchen and living area is fabulous with superb views out of every window. There are plenty of things to do in the surrounding area and there is a great pub within a 5 minute walk which serves superb barfood (would highly recommend the fajitas!) We also enjoyed day trips to Mabie Farm Park and Cream O Galloway (both a big hit with the kids). All in all, a great family holiday made all the better by the lovely warm, sunny weather! A fantastic summer destination. July 2011.
2nd comment: Clean and tastefully decorated in the ’nautcal’ theme. Feb 2011.
3rd comment: Good position and great views. Enjoyed log fire (collecting driftwood). Cottage comfortable, especially the beds (a real blessing as you get older). Easy access to shore, great for both children and dogs. Hope to book again soon. Feb 2011.
4th comment: Nice clean and very homely lovely location. Nov 2010.
5th comment: Views from the property were excellent. Sept 2010.
6th comment: Spacious and modern, clean and well equipped. Sept 2010.
7th comment: It was everything we could have wanted with views to die for. July 2010.
8th comment: Light, spacious and well laid out. July 2010.
9th comment: The location was superb. Jan 2010.
10th comment: Driftwood was ideal for our children as the living area is a large open space with the bedrooms all on the same level. Jan 2010.
11th Comment Very spacious, neat and tidy. However the time of year we went (November) it tended to be a bit chilly. This is not a complaint, we realise it is hard to heat such an area, but the heater in the room was not really suitable for the job. Great views though, fantastic location. Oct 2009.
12th Comment Good position right by the sea. Aug 2009.
13th Comment Comfortable, spacious house in a superb location. Oct 2008.