Welcome to Allonby Cottage, a delightful holiday cottage situated on the sea front in the village of Kippford. The stunning cottage sleeps seven people.
The holiday cottage offers flexible accommodation that provides cosy comfort for a couple or plenty of space for a family. It has wonderful, uninterrupted views over the Urr Estuary, Kippford Harbour and the hills beyond. The picturesque little village of Kippford has all you need for a wonderful holiday; beautiful scenery, good food and plenty to do.
Allonby Holiday Cottage is ideally located for nearby beaches, sailing, mountain biking, golfing, walking, fishing or simply relaxing by the sea. Take a look at the list of local attractions for a wide range of things to do within a walk, cycle ride or short drive of the cottage.
Kippford is also the ideal location to explore the South West of Scotland. Within easy reach there is an inexhaustible supply of National Trust properties, RSPB reserves, family activities, historic sites, stunning coastal and hill scenery and bustling market towns to explore.
Kippford has no through road so only those “in the know” or those happening upon it know of its tranquil and beautiful location. If you turn right out of the front gate of the cottage you walk down to the Solway Yacht Club and Mariner and Anchor Pubs. If you turn left you pass the lifeboat station and can either stop at the Ark shop for an ice-cream or turn left up the brae towards the jubilee path over the headland to Rockliffe. By continuing to walk along the front, and not up the brae, you come across a series of small beaches that are ideal for wiling away a few hours.
The cottage was built originally in 1896 and consisted then simply of a “two up and two down.” The Kippford front and Allonby Cottage were clearly photogenic back then and feature on many post-cards through the years. We think it kept its original shape until 1975, when a local doctor purchased it, and added the large kitchen, a further bedroom, a workshop and re-directed the stairs. We’re reliably informed that dynamite was used to blast out the Kippford granite to clear room for the kitchen! Allonby Cottage has kept a delightful and large garden to the rear that gently slopes, making it suitable for children.
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The shaker style kitchen is at the rear of the house and faces onto the garden. It is a good size and has a dining table and chairs. There is also a gas hob, with electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen is very well equipped, including a highchair, children’s plates, bowls and cutlery. We try to make the cottage a home from home by including many of the useful things a kitchen shouldn’t be without.
To the rear of the ground floor there is a utility room with washer/dryer and space for coats, boots, etc. In the utility room there is a separate shower that is ideal for use by those staying in the downstairs bedroom or when coming in from a days walking or sailing.
To the front of the cottage there is a porch that looks out over the Kippford waterfront, Allonby is one of many holiday cottages in Kippford which sit just across the road from the sea. It is the perfect place to watch the world and the wildlife go by and to either sit with morning coffee or enjoy the setting sun at the end of the day.
The large back garden at the rear of the cottage is laid to lawn and gently slopes up towards the woods behind. It is completely fenced making it secluded and an ideal garden for children to run around in. There is garden furniture and a BBQ set – great for easy self catering. When sitting in the garden the boats moored on the water can still be seen over the cottage.
The front garden is granite gravel with the occasional shrub planted here and there. It is surrounded by a low wall with an opening onto the road. The view from the garden is beautiful and provides a perfect place to sit at the garden table and watch the world go by.
There is room for two cars on the road outside Allonby Cottage, generally you will be able to use one or both of these. Occasionally these are taken by other visitors to Kippford but there are plenty of other roadside spaces up and down the village including some designated parking bays a little further down on the otherside of the road. You will usually find that you can move your car back to outside Allonby by the end of the day anyway. If you arrive and there is nowhere for you to park initially to unload no-one seems to mind if you just double park for a while to drop stuff off.
How To Book
Call Lizzie to see if the dates you would like are free (bookings are normally taken from Saturday to Saturday although we are happy to accommodate shorter breaks out of high season)
If the dates are available Lizzie will provisionally reserve the days for you.
Bookings are confirmed by writing on receipt of a deposit cheque, then four weeks before your holiday the balance is due, on receipt of this cheque you will receive further information including directions to Allonby Cottage and where to pick up the keys.
The cottage will be ready for you after 4pm on your arrival day and we kindly ask for the keys to be handed over by 10am on your departure day.
All bedding and towels are supplied at Allonby. The beds are made up with duvets and two pillows each with extra pillows should you need them, each bed has a throw on as well. There are also bath sheets and hand towels laid out at the cottage.
Unfortunately we do not take pets but there are plenty of other Cottages in Kippford that do.
Allonby Cottage is a no-smoking property.
*For short breaks of 3 days or more please enquire with Lizzie*
WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID BUT ARE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR LATER IN THE YEAR. PLEASE BE ADVISED WE ARE FULLY BOOKED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 13TH AND ONLY HAVE LIMITED AVAILABILITY UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR.
Please contact Lizzie on: 01751 430367 or via email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Low: £457 from 2nd January – 5th February 2021
Mid: £532 from 6th February – 19th February 2021
Low: £457 from 20th February – 26th March 2021
High: £645 from 27th March – 16th April 2021
Mid: £532 from 17th April – 30th April 2021
High: £645 from 1st May – 7th May 2021
Mid: £532 from 8th May – 28th May 2021
Peak: £737 from 29th May – 4th June 2021
Mid: £532 from 5th June – 18th June June 2021
High: £645 from 19th June – 25th June 2021
Peak: £737 from 26th June – 3rd September 2021
Mid: £532 from 4th September – 8th October 2021
High: £645 from 9th October – 29th October 2021
Low: £457 from 30th October – 24th December 2021
Kippford is on the Solway Coast in South West Scotland. It is easily reached by Motorway, the West Coast rail line or by Glasgow and Prestwick airports.
Directions to Allonby Cottage by car
From the South via the M6 motorway, merge onto the A75 (signposted South West Scotland, Dumfries, Stranraer) – At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the Dumfries ring road. – Follow the A75 over a further 4 roundabouts – at the 5th roundabout take the first left towards Cargenbridge. – At the next junction turn right onto the A711 towards Dalbeattie. – Entering Dalbeattie – Continue forward onto John Street A711 – Continue forward (signposted Auchencairn, Castle Douglas) – At crossroads turn left onto the A710 (signposted Solway Coast) – Kippford is 3 miles from Dalbeattie. Turn right at the pottery up the hill into Kippford. Allonby Cottage is located on the Sea- front past the Anchor Hotel – just before the Lifeboat station.
From the North via the A74(M) Leave the A74(M) at junction 15, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A701 (signposted Moffat) Follow the A701 towards Dumfries. – At the Dumfries ring road (A75) take the 3rd exit towards Stranraer. Follow the A75 over a further 2 roundabouts – at the 3rd roundabout take the first left towards Cargenbridge. – At the next junction turn right onto the A711 towards Dalbeattie. – Entering Dalbeattie – Continue forward onto John Street A711 – Continue forward (signposted Auchencairn, Castle Douglas) – At crossroads turn left onto the A710 (signposted Solway Coast) – Kippford is 3 miles from Dalbeattie. Turn right at the pottery up the hill into Kippford. Allonby Cottage is located on the Sea- front past the Anchor Hotel – just before the Lifeboat station.
Taking the train to Kippford
Trains from the North: Trains leave from Glasgow, Central station to Dumfries directly.
You do not need to travel via Carlisle.
Trains from the South: Take the West coast line to Carlisle and change for connection to Dumfries. Tickets can be cheaper if you buy a ticket to Carlisle then purchase a separate ticket from Carlisle to Dumfries. If leaving from London, trains leave from Euston station.
Car Rental: Enterprise Rent-a-car has an office in Dumfries.
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Flying to Kippford
Flights to Southern Scotland and the Solway Coast.
The closest airport to Kippford is Glasgow many operators fly into Glasgow airport
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