This 19th century semi-detached holiday cottage is in a quiet location on the edge of Dalbeattie, with stunning views over surrounding hills. Over the garden wall lie miles of walks through Dalbeattie Wood which forms part of the 7 Stanes mountain biking network, leading to the Colvend Coast.
Galloway Forest Park offers glorious scenery and wildlife, including the Red Kite Trail. The Galloway Hills are within easy reach. Locally are quiet beaches, golf, riding, fishing and watersports.
Castle Douglas, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbright, and Wigtown are within driving distance. Guests have discounted rates at Dalbeattie Golf Club which is under a mile away.
Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.
Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.
Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Gas CH and elec inc (£20pw Oct-end Mar). Bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. DVD and small library. CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: There are sloping banks and an unfenced pond in the garden.
Customer Reviews of Forest Edge, Dalbeattie, sleeps 4
1st comment: Cottage was comfortable and had easy access to the surrounding area an ideal location to use as a base. Feb 2012.
2nd comment: Nice place for a short break, excellent for dogs and walkers as the forest is on your doorstep. Oct 2011.
3rd comment: Unfortunately the weather did not give us the best opportunity to enjoy the lovely garden but the areas to sit out were very good. The cottage was clean, well equipped and very comfortable and the information provided by the owners was invaluable. For someone who has a dog the location on the edge of the forest could not be better. Sept 2011.
4th comment: A lovely homely, comfortable feel. One of the best welcome properties we have stayed in. Aug 2011.
5th comment: Great location if you wish to go cycling or walking in Dalbeattie forest. Walk to town which has all amenities, would recommend for families with older children as the bathroom is located downstairs. Overall lovely little cottage which would definitely return to. May 2011.
6th comment: I appreciated the owners’ thoughtful touches like leaving us a pint of milk in the fridge, tea, coffee & biscuits and guest toiletries. April 2011.
7th comment: Absolutely home from home. Relaxing, comfortable with all necessary conveniences. Nov 2010.
8th comment: Very well placed - easy access to Dalbeattie (few minutes walk) and yet felt you were in the countryside with the forest access at the back of the garden and the views from most windows. Sept 2010.
9th comment: Very cosy, the property felt ’lived-in’ unlike some other holiday properties. The garden - complete with squirrels - and the wood next door - fantastic. Only downside perhaps was the hill up from the town. Sept 2010.
10th comment: Everything was extremely clean on arrival. The owners had left tea, coffee and biscuits out for us to have when we arrived. The information booklet at the cottage detailed dog walks in the area which was really helpful. Aug 2010.
11th Comment It was a cosy cottage, a home away from home, with a whole forest in it’s back garden! A dog walkers paradise. The whole family loved it here. July 2010.
12th Comment It was immaculate, very well presented, tastefully decorated and the owners had laid out little extras such as bath oils with the bath towels plus tea /coffee/milk and biscuits for our arrival which was much appriciated. June 2010.
13th Comment This was a comfortable and well equipped cottage. The neighbours spoke to us and made us feel welcome. The garden was absolutely beautiful and well kept. It was left in impecable condition when we arrived. June 2010.
14th Comment Always spotlessly clean and tidy with everything you could need. Gillian the owner is always helpful and friendly without being intrusive. Been twice and look forward to third time. June 2010.
15th Comment The cottage was within walking distance of the town and also had easy access to forest walks. Sept 2009.
16th Comment Well looked after and cosy. Kitchen nicely fitted out. Aug 2009.
17th Comment Set in a beautiful location with great parking right outside the door. Plenty of room and storage space. Easy access to surrounding attractions and places. Aug 2009.
18th Comment I felt the location of the property was excellent enabling us to easily tour SW Scotland. Very clean and modern but with a homely feel. My only complaint would be the master bedroom got very warm at night due to the nature of the building. July 2009.
19th Comment A good homely base in a good location for exploring the area. March 2009.
20th Comment The property lived up to expectation, was spacious, clean and more importantly for us for this particular holiday was very dog friendly. The owners having dogs of their own recommended dog friendly walks and local dog friendly eating establishments. Overall the best holiday we have had with our dog. May 2009.