118 High Street, Kirkcudbright
Self Catering Holiday Accommodation
118 High Street is a traditional townhouse situated in the historic conservation area of the delightful harbour town of Kirkcudbright. Full of character with high quality furnishings, interiors and a private enclosed garden, this is the perfect base to relax after days spent exploring the coast, towns, villages and beautiful countryside of Galloway, South-West Scotland.
Kirkcudbright pronounced (kir–coo–bree) is one of Scotland’s most vibrant communities with events, exhibitions and activities taking place throughout the year. Ideal for families and groups wishing to experience the ’artist town’ of Kirkcudbright, it makes an ideal base to explore the beautiful countryside of South-West Scotland.
Surrounded by beaches and hills of outstanding natural beauty; ideal for cycling, golfing, gentle walking, challenging hiking or a lazy day at the beach.
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118 High Street is an elegant property which comfortably sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms (2 doubles and 2 double/twin) with 2 bathrooms. The property boasts a spacious living room, separate kitchen/dining room and a bright, yet cosy conservatory with wood burner. A cot, highchair and stair gates are available for children. Well behaved dogs are also welcome. For those looking for more privacy or an escape for the children there is a well equipped games room. The enclosed south facing garden, leads from the conservatory, and is ideal for relaxing on the decking with a glass of wine. On street parking is available outside the property.
Feel right at home on arrival with some delicious local delicacies to enjoy and see you through your first few hours....
The enclosed garden offers so much. From the decking area leading from the conservatory (comfortably seating 8 ), the garden path takes you past the original wall (dated back to the 1840's) to offer bike storage, washing line and herb garden. Ample room for a game of swing ball or for children to make a den.
The house offers plentiful living space with a spacious living room, separate kitchen/dining room and a bright, yet cosy conservatory with wood burner.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all that you would expect including range cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, drying facilities and cleaning products to get you through your stay. All bed linen and towels are provided.
Free Wifi available throughout the property. Smart TV's in the sitting room and games room.
Kirkcudbright and the local area offers plentiful eating out options from delicious award winning fish and chips using produce ‘straight from the harbour’ to fine dining at the Selkirk Arms (where Robert Burns wrote the Selkirk Grace) just a minutes walk along the High Street. Good pub food is available next door in the Garret or if fancying a Gin, just a minutes walk away is the fabulous Gin Bar at the Masonic Arms!
Kirkcudbright Swimming Pool is just 5-10 mins walk away from 118 High Street or jump in the car for a short drive to enjoy numerous local beaches. Kirkcudbright also boasts tennis and squash courts, golf club, great biking, walking routes, fishing and so much more......
THINGS TO DO
Kirkcudbright - The Artist's Town
The historic harbour town of Kirkcudbright was granted royal burgh status by King James II. The burgh is known as 'The Artists' Town' in recognition of the artistic heritage and thriving art scene of the town celebrating local artists. such as E.A. Hornel, Jessie M. King and her husband, E.A. Taylor, and Charles Oppenheimer.
Many examples of the works of these famous artists of the past are still to be found in the town. The story of the town’s artists is told in the Tolbooth Art Centre, and their work can be seen there, and in the Hornel Art Gallery at Broughton House and at The Stewartry Museum .
But this is a never-ending story, for a remarkable number of artists and craftworkers are still resident in Kirkcudbright and the surrounding area. The work of the current generation can be seen in exhibitions in the town’s galleries, and some of the artists themselves can sometimes be seen at work in the studios in the Tolbooth Art Centre.
The Galloway Coast Line
Tucked away from Scotland’s main tourist trail, the little-known Galloway coastline has it all – sumptuous scenery, abundant wildlife, a unique history and barely another person in sight!
Very much part of Scotland’s western seaboard, yet often overlooked by visitors heading north, the Galloway Coastline might just be one of Scotland’s best kept secrets.
However, those who do turn off the A74(M) to join the coastal road at Gretna are rewarded with some 200 miles of the finest scenery Britain has to offer, where deserted sandy bays and gentle wooded shores are punctuated by towering sea cliffs, yacht-dotted estuaries and timeless seaside villages.
The Dumfries and Galloway area is world renowned for the quality of its locally produced beef, lamb and pork. The milder temperatures, fine lowland and upland grazing, and local Galloway cattle and blackface sheep breeds, all combine to give us the highest quality produce possible.
Kirkcudbright is home to Castle Maclellan Foods who are renowned for their high quality range of pâtés. Kirkcudbright is also home to a busy working harbour where West Coast Sea Products mainly harvest King and Queen Scallops.
Additionally just a few miles away you can taste (and make!) chocolate at the Cocoa Bean Factory or sample the finest Cream O' Galloway ice cream, yum!
There is so much to do in the local area from biking, walking, golf, swimming or why not try your hand at curling?!
For those looking for more culture be sure to visit the many local galleries in town, or take the 'Burns Heritage Trail' journeying through the homeland of the famous poet Robert Burns who lived much of his short life in Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. 118 High Street is opposite the Selkirk Arms where Burns reputedly penned 'The Selkirk Grace'.
Good for Children
There are numerous places to take children (both big & small) from making (& tasting!) chocolate at the Cocoa Bean (www.thecocoabeancompany.com), climbing the 'Crows Nest' at Cream o' Galloway (www.creamogalloway.co.uk), enjoying a farm tour at Ernespie Farm (www.ernespiefarm.co.uk) or for those looking for more of an adventure, try the zip line and segway adventure tour at Laggan Outdoor Centre (www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk), mountain biking at Kirroughtree Visitor Centre (www.forestryandland.gov.scot) or sailing, paddle boarding and laser tag at Galloway Activity Centre (www.lochken.co.uk) to name but a few!
Nature & Wildlife
Take a walk through Barhill woods on the outskirts of Kirkcudbright and watch from the hide the red squirrel's. Enjoy the UK's 'First dark Sky' at the Galloway Forest Park (forestryandland.gov.scot). Explore the beaches and coastline. Above all enjoy the remoteness and peace that South-West Scotland offers, living at one with nature and the local wildlife.