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Southerness, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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A magnificent holiday base for all the family to enjoy with direct access onto the beach.

This delightful, detached, single-storey beach house stands in a magnificent position with direct access onto 2 miles of sandy beaches and rock pools, and sits right next to the 13th green of the local golf course, making it an ideal holiday location. The uninterrupted views of the sea and shore line with the Lakeland Fells to the south and Criffel and the Galloway hills to the east are breath-taking. This seaside holiday home provides comfortable and well equipped ’beach house’ style accommodation with level access to the oceanside patio from the living room, the en-suite bedroom, the adjacent bedroom and the conservatory. The light and spacious, open plan living space has three large picture windows spanning three of the walls taking advantage of the spectacular panoramic views and making this a wonderful year round retreat. The shower room is large and has a walk-in shower, and is wheelchair accessible. The small village of Southerness with its quaint lighthouse stands on the Solway Firth and is home to an outstanding championship golf course which borders the property and welcomes visitors. For bird watchers the RSPB nature reserve is just along the coast at Mersehead. Golf, cycling, walking and exploring rock pools is direct from the doorstep, so overall this is an ideal holiday location for beachcombers and outdoor enthusiasts. Other attractions nearby include, Sweetheart Abbey, Drumlanrig Castle and gardens and Mabie Farm Park and Forest, which has wonderful cycle routes. This area of Dumfries and Galloway is steeped in Border history and is rich in historical attractions including many castles, Robbie Burns connections and interesting towns and villages which host a lively calendar of festivals and events. Shop 500 yards, pub 400 yards (summer season only).

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With multi-fuel burner, Smart TV, DVD player and patio doors to oceanside patio.
Dining area.
Kitchen: With electric range oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Conservatory: With hot tub for 8.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, patio doors leading to oceanside patio, and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and patio doors leading to oceanside patio.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin on request).
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed and folding wall bunk bed system (to accommodate 2 children aged 2 to 15 years).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Shower room: With walk-in shower and toilet.

LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 4 cars. Wheelchair access. No smoking. Please note: The property sleeps a maximum of 8 adults, 2 children and 1 infant. Couples and family bookings only, no hen or stag parties. There is direct access to the beach from the garden. This property has a security deposit of £150.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bungalow
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Telephone
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2018
    The cottage was excellent and well equipped. we had a few concerns over the continuous interference by the cottage owner who often turned up twice a day to check the hot tub, generally when it is most likely that people would be in it. The cottage is also surrounded by CCTV cameras so we were concerned that the owner may have been watching us. The cottage was great but if you are concerned about privacy please beware. The hot tub temperature was also set at 30C presumably to save electricity, so it was a luke warm tub rather than hot tub.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We take the health & safety of all our guests very seriously. Driftwood & it's systems are designed to minimise risks to occupants. Hot Tubs carry specific Infection risks as specified by HSE “The control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa-pool systems” HSG282. We operate the Hot Tub to HSE Best Practice Protocols. The necessary checks & water sampling are always carried out with both the utmost discretion and the minimum of disruption to guests & never when the Hot Tub is occupied – unless requested by the party leader. The Hot Tub temperature is set to a maximum of 38.9 degrees which is verified daily – human body temperature averages 37 degrees – HSE recommended maximum Hot Tub temperature is 40 degrees. Police Scotland report that Southerness is a relatively low crime area. However given Driftwood’s isolation from the rest of the village, a Professional CCTV system has been installed for everyone’s peace of mind. The cameras cover Driftwood’s external entrances & windows, gates & periphery fences. Images can be viewed on the Samsung TV situated in the Lounge. Guests who have any concerns or questions are encouraged to contact the owners. Previous guests have commented positively that the CCTV system allowed them to safely monitor their children & pets in Driftwood’s garden.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/05/2018
    The Cottage and view is amazing - The owners Linda and Paul are very nice. The furniture, e.g.: electric relax chair with footrests, are just great. Powerful shower in the bathroom. Everything was really clean, modern and cozy, comfortable beds as well - we can highly recommend the Driftwood Cottage. We had breathtaking sunsets - every evening different !

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/02/2018
    We LOVED Driftwood. The location right on the beach was stunning and the hot tub view is amazing. The house was really comfortable and really well equipped. The owners went above and beyond what would be expected from holiday proprietors. Not only did we get a welcome basket including bread, wine, coffee & tea but also managed to turn up with a dog comb as our dog decided to start moulting after we had arrived and I was unprepared!! The only reason for less than 10 for the local amenities is that there aren't masses of choice and pretty much everything (except walking on the gorgeous beach) requires getting in the car and travelling - but then it is Scotland!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2017
    Excellent location right on the beach ideal family holiday home from but with a hot tub wonderful. Grand parents parents and children all loved it thank you

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2017
    We spent a wonderful and relaxing week at Driftwood, Paul and Linda are wonderful hosts there if you need them but never intrusive. Driftwood had everything you could need for a fantastic holiday, and the views from nearly every window should lift anyone's spirits. I would recommend driftwood to anyone that wanted 5 star accommodation and wonderful scenery. Thanks to Paul and Linda for all their hard work in making Driftwood a truly special place.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2017
    Great accommodation. Location mainly the beach disappointing.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner- Driftwood is located on the shoreline of the Solway Firth adjacent to The Upper Solway Flats and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest SSSI and Special Protection Area SPA. The immediate beach features sand and rock pools. Mershead Sands which stretch some 4 miles lie some 5 minutes gentle stroll along the uninhabited and undeveloped coast to the west of Driftwood. There is a RSPB Reserve just inland of Mersehead Sands - visited by some 20,000 plus Barnacle Geese during the Winter.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    Best experience ever of a self-catering holiday from most aspects, eg situation of house directly onto the shoreline with sensational views of mountains and coastline and Lake District and Isle of Man, inspirational decor etc, size, nice welcome from owners (plus goodies), good for dog, good base for visiting area (new to us). Hot tub was a wonderful extra. Not only a quiet location, it's in a quietish tourist area with the attractions that brings.

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