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Self Catering in Dumfries and Galloway - Southerness

Areas: Solway Coast

Wagtail Cottage
Dumfries and Galloway

Wagtail Cottage, Southerness, Dumfries and Galloway

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £409.00

Wagtail Cottage is in the village of Southerness in Dumfries and Galloways and can sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms.

Wagtail Cottage is a small quirky cottage situated in Southerness with other villages nearby, including Castle Douglas, in the region of Dumfries and Galloways. Accommodating four people across 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin, as well as one bathroom. The cottage also contains a living/dining area that leads onto the conservatory.

The cottage also has room with a hot tub and sun loungers. To the outside of the cottage there is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture to the rear. With the coast on your door step, Wagtail Cottage is a lovely cottage set in a peaceful part of Scotland.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Perfect remote retreat.
The cottage. Is absolutely beautiful inside. The decor comfortable and tasteful, the presentation immaculate but the star of the show is the night time htime view over the solway Firth. Framed by twinkling lights the moon on the water was so tranquil and peaceful I could have watched it until dawn.

Fab place for dog lovers
Great cottage for people like myself with multiple dogs, easy access to the beach, and an almost dog proof garden(I have an escapologist) some parts of the cottage are in need of updating but it's a very comfortable holiday home. Lots to do in the area. We were looking to book to go back the same week next year but the price had gone up an extra £139 per week and I don't think it's worth the extra money so won?t be going back.

Dirty cottage, disappointing standard
This cottage's cleanliness is to a poor standard. The cleaner had obviously not entered the bathroom as there was the circles of grime on the sink where the previous guests had stored their toothbrushes. There was bodily hair and built-up grime on the bath tub. There was crumbs on the kitchen floor and food splattered on the kitchen door handles and fridge. On arrival I had to mop all the floors throughout the property - which took three buckets of water as the water was so brown - and clean the kitchen and bathroom. Not how you want to start a holiday! There are no contact details of the owner which was a disappointment as we'd paid a lot of money to hire the cottage. The under par cleanliness was such a shame as this cottage could be a great holiday location if it was managed appropriately. The summer house and garden also need immediate attention as the ceiling is half fallen down in the summer house and is a major safety issue. The garden is in desperate need of some attention as it is looking very uncared for with broken furniture laid around and grass that is overgrown. The hot tub also needs a thorough clean.

best place for dogs and owner Perfect in every way
i received a phone call before going to wagtail about the new changes, the owners have listened to every ideas for changes in there book, the new hot tub will be outside EXELLENT the buttons are down from 9 to 3 most people could not work the old one, the place has had another make over with chairs and tables outside, the existing hot tub room now a place to sit and watch the view while it is raining, i took my 4 dogs which had a fantastic time, completely safe to let them run till there hearts content once tired we went back to wagtail for a nice relaxing rest. would i go again? like a shot! loved every second and would quite happily book it more but unfortunately i have to go to work, look forward to going back there next year

We rented wagtail earlier this year. Two adults and one large dog! Wagtail is wonderful, it's spotless, comfy, fully equipped and a wonderful destination for a a totally relaxing holiday. Wagtail is very tastefully decorated with a nautical theme throughout, you can tell the owners spent a lot of time and love getting this cottage just right. We spent evenings sat in the conservatory relaxing with a drink or two watching the stars. The hot tub was a huge plus point for us and is fab, it overlooks the Solway Firth and is situated in a separate hot tub house which is great when it rains! Our lab loves the walks onto the beach which was so peaceful and a minute walk from the front door, it meant she didn't need to be on a lead the whole time we were away as traffic is minimal on the road outside. If it's peace and tranquility your looking for then you could not find a better place than wagtail. We are already booked for our next visit.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Electric central heating
Induction oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, TV with Freesat, CD player
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Off road parking for 2 cars
Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
Summerhouse with fold up table tennis table
Four well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop, pub and dog-friendly beach 2 mins walk

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Sweetheart Abbey - 7.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

New Abbey Corn Mill - 7.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Caerlaverock Castle - 7.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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

Mote of Mark - 8.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Orchardton Tower - 9.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Brow Well - 10.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Drumcoltran Tower - 10.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Ruthwell Cross - 11.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Crosscanonby, St John the Evangelist Church - 11.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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