Located in the Artists’ Town of Kirkcudbright, in south west Scotland, 67 St. Mary Street was built in 1878. It was then a large fashionable shop, at one time a drapery, and the upper floors contained elegant town houses for the shop owners and their family. The lower street level has since been converted to three retail outlets, one of which is a gallery for a local artist cooperative. The upper floors remain residential.
Cutlar's Lodge has its own enclosed garden in the heart of Orroland estate. A joyful place with a wildflower meadow, quirky landscaping and follies, a loch with picnic pavilion, woodland walks, private rocky shoreline. Peace, privacy, fun, freedom. At a glance ... Wi-Fi | Open fire with logs supplied | Family-friendly | Dogs welcome | Fully enclosed garden | Own games room | Walks to sea shore | Cutlar's Lodge is a two storey detached cottage that sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. The cottage has a twin bedroom downstairs with an adjacent bathroom and upstairs it has a kingsize bedroom and another twin bedroom, both with hand wash basins. The cottage is traditionally stone built and promotes privacy with its own fully enclosed garden complete with sturdy teak furniture and a BBQ. Inside you’ll find a comfortable sitting room with an open fire (logs provided). The well-fitted kitchen is ideal for those who enjoy cooking together and includes a dishwasher. A blissful 15-minute walk away, or drive most of the way if you wish, is the rocky seashore with expansive waters warmed by the Gulf Stream. A special note for parties of 1-2 people: you will find a warm welcome and a special price for 2 equating to a 15% discount.
The Tower lodge is a distinctive Victorian gate house, situated just off a quiet rural road beside the sea at the driveway entrance to Auchencairn House. The property is constructed over four storeys, each accessed by a steep wooden spiral staircase (NB: the kitchen being on the ground floor and the bathroom on the fourth floor). The house has many lovely and original features which we believe make it a unique place to stay. The kitchen is cosy and comfortably sits four people round a pine table, and on summer mornings the door opens out into the courtyard garden so that the sun can stream in and the proximity of the sea and its sounds, provides that extraordinarily relaxing feeling tinged with excitement, which only the sea can bring. The garden is also pet proof, so your dog can wander in and out quite safely. The wood burner in the sitting room makes a perfect focal point for putting your feet up to warm and reliving the days activities. The main bedroom has a view which is second to none out across the Solway Firth, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of a king size four poster bed. The opportunities for foraging and eating incredible locally grown food abound, and if you would like to either pick and choose your own vegetables and fruit, or would like a veg basket to be left in the tower for your arrival, please do just let us know. The fruit and vegetables are all grown in the walled garden, which is looked after by Sue Gilroy, and boasts a huge range of produce. Should you decide to come up and have a look around the walled garden, you will probably come across some friendly chickens who scratch around the stable yard and the lawn, and whose eggs are also available should you like some. As regards foraging from the sea, please let us know if you would like to do some sea fishing as there are local guides with excellent knowledge who would be willing to take you. There is also fishing on local Loch's and rivers if you would prefer. The Tower is the perfect starting point for all the lovely walks that the area has to offer, and while many of these are hills (Screel, Bengairn) or the Cliffs (The Heughs) or woodlands, (Dalbeattie Forest, Galloway Forest Park, The Doach Wood) if you would like to venture across the bay and explore the beaches which you can see on the other side (Red Haven), then please do contact us to ask for tide times and what the best route would be. For cyclists, there are numerous mountain bike trails in the area, but also, for those who prefer a less extreme experience, there are lovely quiet roads throughout the area which take you through beautiful countryside.