Craigbittern House & Cottage, Sandyhills, nr Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
Craigbittern House and Cottage boast a superb position overlooking a gorgeous bay in the Solway Firth. With a secluded position on the outskirts of the village of Sandyhills in the Scottish region of Dumfries and Galloway, they make an amazing destination for a relaxing retreat. Perfect for larger groups, the elegant house and cosy cottage combined can sleep up to 13 guests.
A booking at Craigbittern includes both Craigbittern House, a large, luxurious Victorian property with elegant decor, and Craigbittern Cottage, a cosy, contemporary holiday home. The two properties can sleep a total of 13 guests, with 9 in the main property and 4 in the cottage. A large private driveway gives you plenty of space to park.
The grand, luxurious style of Craigbittern House, which is constructed in the stunning Scottish Baronial architectural style, is guaranteed to make your stay a special one, with plenty of elegant extra touches you’re sure to love.
The house has five bedrooms, two with en-suite. One of the bedrooms has a super-king-size bed, two have king-size beds, one has a double bed, and one has a single bed, providing total sleeping space for 9.
There’s a roomy kitchen with everything you need for preparing delicious meals, including a range cooker and more conventional oven, as well as a microwave, fridge/freezer, and many other amenities.
As you’d expect, there’s plenty of room to relax and socialise at Craigbittern House. There’s a spacious sitting room, an opulent dining room with a large table and space to seat 13, a gaming room with Xbox One and Wii games consoles, a cosy snug, and a small study. The house’s former garage has also been converted into a games room, where you can enjoy playing table football, darts, and table tennis. There’s also a Netflix account and Bluetooth speakers for playing music, as well as plenty of games and DVDs to enjoy.
There’s plenty of outdoor space as well, with large enclosed gardens at the front and back of the property, as well as a patio area with furniture at the side of the house. The rear garden features a fire pit with seating, and there’s also a BBQ for guests to use.
The house has a bathroom, a shower room, and two WCs, as well as a utility room with a handy washer/dryer and a boot room which houses the barbecue and plenty of handy extras, including picnic baskets and windbreaks for the beach.
Alongside Craigbittern House, sharing the gardens and driveway but with a separate entrance to the rear, you’ll find Craigbittern Cottage, a two-bedroom property which sleeps 4. Compared to the grand ambience of the house, Craigbittern Cottage has a more contemporary, compact feel.
The cottage is perfectly suited for those who would prefer their own space to retreat to at the end of the day, or who would rather stay in cosier accommodation, and with a ground-floor bedroom, WC and shower room, it's also well-suited for those with mobility issues. Of course, there’s still space in the living and dining rooms in the main house, as well as the spacious shared gardens, for all 13 guests to spend time together.
Craigbittern Cottage has an inviting appeal to it, with a bright and airy decor. The ground floor features a double bedroom, a lounge, a shower room, and a WC. Upstairs you’ll find a compact kitchen with a breakfast area, and a second bedroom with twin beds.
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This property is pet friendly - you can bring along up to 3 well-behaved dogs for a fee of £15 per dog.
Though wi-fi is provided, it is not a high-speed connection due to the rural location. Phone signal may also vary in reliability depending on your network.
Bed linen and towels are included in the price, as well as a bag of logs. Travel cots and blackout blinds are available if you are bringing young children.
Your booking includes unlimited free golf at Colvend Golf Club for up to 4 people.
Please note that guests are required to have a £500 security deposit pre-authorised against a credit card in case of any damage caused during your stay. The money will be reserved and then released if no damage occurs. You will be contacted nearer your arrival time to arrange this.
Close to the Beach
Fully Equipped Kitchen
2 En-suite Bathrooms
1 Single Bedroom
6 Double Bedrooms
Linen & Towels
Cot & Highchair (on request)
Table Tennis Table
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Not only do Craigbittern House and Cottage occupy a great location overlooking the Solway Firth, staying here puts you just a five-minute walk from the gorgeous Sandyhills Beach. This superb stretch of sand on the Solway coast is ideal for sunbathing and swimming amid unspoilt Scottish scenery.
Step into history with a visit to the ruins of one of Scotland's most impressive medieval fortresses, Caerlaverock Castle. Explore the remnants of its mighty walls and towering battlements, visit the siege warfare exhibition, enjoy some refreshments in the tear room, and let the kids blow off some steam in the castle-themed adventure playground.
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