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Self Catering in Dumfries and Galloway - Southerness

Areas: Solway Coast

Oyster Catcher
Dumfries and Galloway

Oyster Catcher, Southerness, Dumfries and Galloway

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £256.00 - 637.00

Sleeping five people in two bedrooms, this single storey property is right on the beach in the coastal village of Southerness.

Oyster Catcher is a charming single storey cottage in a wonderful holiday location, set overlooking the beach and the Solway Firth in Southerness, Dumfries and Galloway. There is a double bedroom, and also a room with a triple bunk, suitable for three people as it has a double bed on the bottom and a single on top. The cottage has a fitted kitchen, and a sitting room with a dining area and gas fire. Outside there is off road parking for one car, while the lawned garden is very well kept, with views to the sea and beach. The amenities of Southerness are a short walk, and with golfing, walking, cycling and wonderful nature all within easy reach, Oyster Catcher makes a charming family base.


"WOW what a find"
We really enjoyed our stay at Oyster Catcher.The directions given were not very clear but we contacted the office of Lighthouse Leisure(who own the property) they were very helpful@arranged for someone to accompany us. The bungalow is located in a small quiet residential area with fabulous views across the Solway Firth to the Cumbrian coast. The accommodation is comfortable,cosy@homely with everything provided for a great holiday. The sunny garden has been well designed with plenty of sitting out areas to take advantage of the view@the sun at various times of the day. Our dogs had a great time exploring all the nooks@crannies in the safe,private enclosed garden@with direct access onto the beach it was perfect.The steps down to the beach are steep@with only a rope as a handrail,it might be difficult for young children or those less agile.There is easier access to the beach by turning right at the end of lane and walking a few yards down the road. It's been a perfect holiday sunshine everyday(at times too hot to sit out)perfect location.We're going back next year booking it tomorrow. Thank you for a great time.
margaret r

Cozy cottage, dog loved it...
We stayed here for a week & had a lovely, relaxing time. The cottage was difficult to find at first, but the staff gave us great directions over the phone & we found it easily. The rooms were warm & cozy, nice & clean, comfy beds & right on the beach...although the steps down to the beach are steeper than they looked on the photos. We're all pretty agile, but worth considering if there are mobility issues. The dog absolutely loved it here, running around the beach all day & relaxing beside the fire afterwards...he was exhausted when we left! We had one wet & wild day weatherwise & it's like the edge of the world, very windy, but it didn't detract from the holiday. The local shop was a short walk, although it's worth knowing it has reduced hours during the winter, I think the chippy beside it closes during winter months too if you were thinking of a winter break. We wanted peace & quiet, walks on the beach & relaxation and that's exactly what we got. There is no wifi in the cottage which suited us, but if you live for Facebook, then check before booking. Cottage was well equipped & staff were helpful & friendly, garden is a good size & the dog loved looking over the fence at everyone going along the beach. I would stay here again....

Fabulous location. Peaceful retreat.
Stayed at the Oyster Catcher for one week in Aug 17 with our two children. Cottage is lovely with beautiful private gardens and access directly onto the beach. Very quiet. Tide goes out a very long way, but this was great for the kids who wanted to go rockpooling. Sandyhills is a short drive away if you want a proper sandy beach. Kitchen is well equipped, had every thing we needed for a weeks stay. Sofas in the lounge are very comfy, provided us with lovely snug throws. Beds very comfortable. Southerness is not to everyone's taste as it's so unusual, this was our first visit there and everyone we came across so was friendly.This place is a little treasure. Local places to eat such as the steamboat inn, Paul Jones hotel are great for food. Cocoa bean choc factory is great for kids. Would recommend to friends and family.

Read this before you book !!!
The pictures of the lounge in this cottage bear no resemblance to the furniture that is actually in there - unfortunately the clealiness left a lot to be desired and i would not recomend anyone to stay there at this point in time - the cottage smelled so much we had to buy bleach to clean the sinks - I have been in touch with Sykes who are one of the agent for this proporty and my case has be resolved - but if you see this property on any cottage sites with the white furniture dont expect it to be there when you arrive

Scottish weather
we stayed at this property this summer ... but it was a scottish summer ..one good day . the location of the property is great right on the beach . It was very quiet no passing traffic because we were in a dead end and total privacy ,high hedges so although we had neighbours we couldn't see them . The tide is like Cleethorpes when it goes out its gone . It was great for the dog she had a ball , open the gate and away she was running about . If the weather had been better this could of been a real hotspot and sun trap. It has private steps to the beach with a private bench at the top that was great for views across the water to England . At night there was no light pollution so great for star gazing . It was a lovely well presented cottage everything you needed . BUT the beds need to be replaced , I spent all week sleeping on the settee the beds were shocking . all in all I would totally recommend this cottage , a lovely part of the country to visit .
jan m



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds


Electric heating with additional heating from gas fire in sitting room
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, library of books, games and DVDs
All fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Off road parking for 1 car
Lawned garden to rear of property with garden furniture
Two dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 10 mins walk

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Sweetheart Abbey - 7.2 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

New Abbey Corn Mill - 7.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Caerlaverock Castle - 7.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Shambellie House Museum of Costume - 7.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Orchardton Tower - 9.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Drumcoltran Tower - 10.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Crosscanonby, St John the Evangelist Church - 11.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Ruthwell Cross - 11.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Senhouse Roman Museum - 11.5 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Maryport Maritime Museum - 11.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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