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7 Nights  

  • £315  to  £595

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Byre By The Sea

Byre by the Sea is a stunning self-catering property in a fantastic waterfront location on Ross Bay and a 5* rating. Look out of the windows to breathtaking views of the bay and the sheltering headland that makes it such a beautiful year-round holiday destination. The single-storey cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and like the owners other holiday homes, assures a high standard of guest comfort.

This cottage is one of a collection of beautiful self-catering properties on a private 500-acre farm. On a sunny day, you can sit in the garden and admire views of the northern fells of the Lake District National Park. City breaks may have their charms, but there is something wonderfully therapeutic about being by the water and surrounded by countryside. It is entirely possible to pack a picnic and head for places like Meikle Ross on foot, and not see another person for hours. Imagine - no traffic noise to mar the peace or light pollution to block spectacular views of the night sky.

Visitors to Ross Bay often remark on how peaceful the area is, and how unspoiled by hoards of day-trippers, even on a warm summer's day. Staying in a cottage that is just steps from the water lets you spend as long as you like outside whether you are relaxing with a book on a sunny day or combing the beach for treasure after a dramatic winter storm.

Nearby attractions offer something for guests of all ages, from the world-class trails at the 7Stanes mountain bike centre, to the opportunity to horse ride at Brighouse Bay, play golf or wander through beautiful gardens and admire the seasonal colour. Bird watchers will appreciate the many opportunities to add to their Twitcher's Diary. Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Wigtown are all within easy reach.

Byre by the Sea is ideal for couples, families or friends who want a chance to get away from daily distractions and spend time together exploring this gorgeous part of Britain. Whether you want to fill your days with adrenaline-fuelled pursuits or leisurely lunches, you will leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.

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Owner details:

Sue Dale-Sunley joined Independent Cottages in June 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dumfries and Galloway)

Accommodation Comprises:

Byre by the Sea is a lovely cottage with accommodation all on one level. The owners have used local workers to achieve a high-quality finish which fits in perfectly with the surroundings. The cottage is on a working farm so, although you can't see the farm buildings from the property, you may hear the occasional calf or lamb in a nearby barn. You can see the farm's layout on the owner's website.

  • Open plan living room, dining room and kitchen with enormous windows that face east and frame breathtaking views of the bay. A large glass door open on to a south-facing patio.
  • Living area with multi-fuel burning stove, a leather sofa and two reclining Stressless chairs where guests can sit and enjoy watching the flatscreen TV with a DVD player. The owners have also provided a choice of dvds, family-friendly games, books and magazines to help guests relax and enjoy the peaceful setting.
  • Kitchen with all mod-cons including a dishwasher, coffee maker and four-slice toaster, because who wants to wait for breakfast? There is plenty of cupboard and fridge space to store groceries, as well as ample crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils for ease of self-catering. The owners have even included a "just in case you forget" box of essentials like dishwasher tablets, as well as a range of unbreakable glasses and plates for use when you eat outside. You can also arrange for a delivery of groceries from Asda or Tesco for added convenience.
  • Dining area with a lovely round table and chairs for four people. A freshly baked cake will be waiting for your arrival so you can flick the kettle on and put your feet up straight away.
  • Separate utility cupboard (small) with washing machine.
  • Master bedroom with a king-sized bed and fantastic waterfront views. An ensuite has a shower, WC and handbasin.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds and more views of the bay. All beds will be made up for your arrival with good quality linen and seasonal-weight quilts for optimal comfort.
  • Family bathroom with bath and separate quadrant shower, WC, shaving point and handbasin. Bath towels and a bath mat are provided.

Outside: The cottage has an east-facing balcony and a south-facing patio with a barbecue and garden furniture, as well as private off-street parking for two cars, plus lockable storage for bicycles and other sporting equipment.

Additional Information: All utilities, (except fuel for the wood burner,) sheets and bath towels are included. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner. Guests to provide beach and dogs towels if they are needed. Discounts are offered for lower occupancy (for couples and for guests staying on their own). Byre by the Sea is part of the family-owned Ross Bay Farm and can be booked with one or more of their other cottages to accommodate larger groups of extended family or friends. Smoking is not permitted.

Byre By The Sea Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2+2 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £315
To £595
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7973 255279 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Sue Dale-Sunley
Member Since June 2018

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* Calendar last updated: 25th February 2024

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