Lennox, Nr Mainsriddle

Holiday Cottage: 4716 Dumfries and Galloway

Nr Mainsriddle
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Lennox is a cedarwood chalet, which was built on the edge of a beautiful beach on the Solway Coast in 1973 for our family use. It has been refurbished and modernised over the years.

It is situated in the holiday village of Southerness with direct access to the beach. The living room takes advantage of beautiful views over to the Lake District of England and east up the Solway Firth.

The living area is as big as possible, so the bedrooms are quite small. We have aimed our chalet at families seeking a base to explore the Galloway countryside and have furnished, not in a luxurious style, but in a way, which we feel is suitable for a comfortable family holiday. The living/dining area (approx 18'x18') has a settee and chairs, with dining table and chairs.

The kitchen, divided from the living room by a worktop, is small but well equipped with units, fridge, electric cooker, washer, microwave oven and all the crockery etc. necessary for your stay. TV, Maps, tourist information books, jigsaws and a few games are also part of the furnishings.

There are three bedrooms, one with double bed, one with bunk beds and one with twin beds. The bathroom is small but has the three essential parts, plus electric shower.

Heating is provided by a wood/coal-burning stove, which gives a good heat and is easy to use following the instruction book. Wood is easily collected from the beach and there are various coal merchants in Dumfries. There are also some electric heaters.

Southerness is a holiday village on the Scottish Solway Coast about 17 miles south west of Dumfries, catering for the entire family holiday with residential caravan and holiday chalet areas. It is completely self-contained.

Although a car is most useful there is a bus service to and from Dumfries, which continues on to Rockcliffe.

There are three shops in the area which sell almost everything needed, three pubs and a fish and chip restaurant for eating out and live music in the pubs on most evenings in the season.

There are miles of sandy and rocky beaches where children can paddle and play in safety, and on which you can walk in either direction. Supervision is essential, however, especially, when there is an incoming tide.

Good fishing can be obtained in nearby rivers and lochs while sea anglers catch plaice and flounders from the beach.

On the edge of the village is a championship 18 hole golf course and there is also The Links course where you can 'pay and play'. The surrounding countryside is excellent for rambling and walking along country lanes and over moorland and through the Galloway forests.

Although it is not advisable to sail or canoe from Southerness, Solway Sailing Club is just along the coast at Kipford.

The historian is well catered for with Robert Burn's house in Dumfries, Sweetheart Abbey in New Abbey. Dundrennan and the birthplace of John Paul Jones at Arbigland.

  • Beach
  • Peaceful

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Sleeps:   6
Bedrooms:   3
Cot Available:   No
Disabled Facilities: Yes.
Ramp into chalet and everything on one level
Linen Provided: Yes.
Sheets, Pillow cases, Duvet Covers and towels
Pets Allowed: Yes.
A small well trained dog is allowed but must be kept under proper control, in the chalet, on the beach and around the village.
Central Heating: No.

Open Fire: Yes.
Fuel type: Wood
Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: Yes.
Garden area, direct access to beach
Local Services: Pub, local shops, Bus to Dumfries

From Dumfries follow the signs to "Solway Coast" travel through New Abbey and after passing through the village of Kirkbean turn left following the signs to Southerness. As you come into the village pass the shops on your left and turn left into Sandy Lane. Follow the lane until you come to the junction of West Sandy Lane and Sandy Lane and turn right, Lennox is on your left hand side, the last house before the beach.
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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn.

January, February - unavailable.

April: £240.00 per week,
May: £290.00 per week,

June: £325.00 per week.
July/August: £375.00 per week.
September: £325.00 per week.

October: £290.00 per week,
November: £240.00 per week,

There are also daily rates available (with a minimum of three nights) if you do not wish to book for a whole week. Look on our own website for more detailed information.

Arrival is after 3.00pm, departure by 10.00am.

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