Stunning views of Balcary Bay | The Nook At Balcary, Balcary, near Auchencairn
Outdoor area  | The Nook At Balcary, Balcary, near Auchencairn
  • Cottage
  • Balcary, near Auchencairn
  • UK12995

The Nook At Balcary


out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

This is an ideal cosy retreat for a couple with the beach just a stone’s throw away and stunning countryside to explore.

Ground Floor:
Ramp to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 48’’ Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower and toilet.

Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. External laundry room (shared with other property on-site).

Enclosed courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

The Nook at Balcary is a beautiful detached cottage with a modern open plan living area boasting floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors opening on to the most fantastic views of Auchencairn Bay and Hestan Island.

Everything at The Nook at Balcary is perfect from the moment you step inside. Not only will the view amaze you, but the attention to detail throughout is stunning from the comfortable sofas, the large walk-in shower to the sumptuous bed. On fine nights, sit outside in the most peaceful of locations watching the stars and enjoying the sound of the sea. The perfect place to relax.

The area surrounding The Nook at Balcary is just as impressive. From your doorstep take a walk over the cliffs, or a short drive will take you to many lovely little towns and villages including Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Kippford and Rockcliffe to name but a few.

This corner of south west Scotland, warmed by the Gulf Stream, also has many beautiful gardens to visit, including Threave Gardens (National Trust). Close to the Galloway Forest Park, the first Dark Sky Park in the UK, and central to 5 of the 7Stanes, it is a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers. Beach 50 yards. Shop 2 miles, hotel bar and restaurant next door.


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021


Accessible – Entrance Ramp/Level Access

Accessible – Walk In Shower/Bath


Coastal within 1 mile

Customers' Choice

Cycle Store

Detached Property


Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Ground floor facilities

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Open Plan

Parking-designated on site

Pets Free of Charge

Pub within 1 mile


Sea View

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 29 reviews


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Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Wetherby

  • Couple


out of 10

This is a lovely property in a quiet, peaceful location. The property is very comfortable and well equipped. There is a fabulous seaview from the lounge and from the private, fully enclosed terrace. Lovely country and beach walks right from the door. Owners very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend. You won't be disappointed.

31 Jul 2022


  • South Lanarkshire

  • Couple


out of 10

From arrival to departure the Owners were the perfect hosts for this fabulous location of The Nook. The views out to Heston Island were ever changing and was something you would never tire of watching. The unexpected Welcome Pack was excellent but not surprising in this beautifully appointed house, which provided everything that was required by any lucky user of the property. We would happily return to The Nook with Tilly our dog who enjoyed the many walks available and meeting the three lovely Labradors next door.

23 Jul 2022


  • Manchester

  • Family


out of 10

The Nook is the perfect holiday accommodation in a perfect location. Thoughtfully well-equipped, including a very generous "Welcome Pack" - thank you - and an excellent base for exploring a lovely part of the country. Watching the wildlife was a real joy - a seal in the bay, a visiting red squirrel and a scruffy fledgling blackbird we got to know well. A very peaceful and relaxing week - much appreciated!

23 Jul 2022

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