At the end of a small private road, this secluded bright white cottage looks out onto the winding water of the Urr estuary. The garden leads to a private pebble beach. If you prefer gazing out to sea from the comfort of indoors there's an open fire in the sitting room.
It's no surprise that Port Donnel is one of our most popular holiday cottages. Rockcliffe village is part of the Trust's 109 acre nature reserve of coastline, fringed with wild flowers, sailing villages and a bird sanctuary.
- 2 storeys
- Sleeps 5 - 1 twin, 1 double (can be made twin on request), 1 single
- Sitting room with open fire
- Dining room
- Bathroom with bath and shower over bath
- WC with wash basin
- Oil-fired central heating, also heats water
- Parking available beside the cottage
Rockcliffe forms part of the Trust's conservation area, a sweep of coastline that runs along the shores of the Solway Firth. Painted white villages such as Rockcliffe itself and Kippford line the seafront. Inland, the shore gives way to patches of ancient woodland and wildflower meadows. A network of trails weaves through the area, including the Jubilee Path between Rockcliffe and Kippford.
About the area
Colvend village is about a mile away where you'll find a post office, general store, farm shop and golf course as well as a new Tourist Information office. Seven miles further is the country town of Dalbeattie, once famous in the early 19th century for its mills and granite industry. As well as shops for stocking up there's also a museum featuring an exhibition on Titanic's First Officer Murdoch, a local from the town.
Things to do
- Pay a visit to Kirkcudbright, the 'artists' town', a short drive away. Visit the rose-pink 18th century Broughton House, once home to Glasgow Boys artist E A Hornel, and stock up on fresh fish for tea.
- Rough Island, a bird sanctuary also owned by the Trust, can be reached on foot at low tide. There you'll see oystercatchers and ringed plovers - but please leave dogs behind!
- Tee off on one of the area's 30 golf courses. Portpatrick's 9-hole course is close to the ruined Dunskey Castle which juts on a promontory out to sea.
Rockcliffe is 7 miles S of Dalbeattie, off the A710. < Hide