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The Quare Place Pet-Friendly Cottage in Southerness, Dumfries and Galloway

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
4 bathrooms

The Quare Place Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Quare Place is a detached cottage in the popular coastal village of Southerness on Scotland's Solway Coast. This cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, three with en-suite facilities. The cottage also has a bathroom and ground floor wet room, an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning and a first floor sitting room. Outside there is ample off road parking and an enclosed lawned garden with furniture. The Quare Place is an ideal retreat for any party.

The small coastal village of Southerness forms part of the Colvend coast, one of the finest stretches of coastline on the 'Scottish Riviera'. The village offers two pubs, a village store, a leisure centre with a pool, two miles of sandy beaches with sand dunes, rock pools and Gulf Stream warmed waters, and one of the oldest lighthouses in Scotland, built in 1748.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, BBQ and furniture to side of property. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop (seasonal Apr to Oct) and pub 2 mins walk. Shop open all year 4 miles.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near Pub
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July 2020
This house is in a quiet lane in Southerness, which is a very sleepy place despite the large Parkdean holiday park you pass as you enter the settlement. It is 50m or so from the shore, from which you can walk for 4 miles or so in either direction, taking in the amazing Solway coastline. Its not a sunbathing beach, but for long walks and rockpools its brilliant - kids loved it. The house itself is fairly open plan but very spacious. We really appreciated the two living rooms which helped us space out in the evenings! The two larger bedrooms are downstairs with big ensuite shower rooms. The bedrooms upstairs are in the eves so headroom is a bit more restricted and our children chose those rooms. The kitchen is very well equipped for self catering and there is a nespresso coffee machine! There is a large garden at the side of the house which is just grass, but gives a good safe space for children to play. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Dr Lee
April 2019
This is an excellent house in a very good location.. The house is high quality, warm, has comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen. The layout is almost perfect although it would benefit from a door between the kitchen and the area in front of the downstairs bedrooms to prevent noise from the kitchen disturbing sleeping children.
Mr Munton
April 2019
The Quare Place is well designed and very spacious, and the ,fittings and appliances are of a very high standard.. The accommodation is very comfortable, and has good amenities very nearby. Would definitely go back, would recommend to others.
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April 2019
This is a very high quality holiday rental home. The layout of the house was perfect and, unlike many holiday homes, the kitchen was really well equipped for cooking. The house was warm and the beds were very comfortable. The house is 50m from the sea and is close to the mountain bike trails at Mabie and Dalbeattie.
Ms Cathrae
December 2018
This is the third time we have stayed.. It's perfect for all our needs and requirements. Spot On
Mr Hodson
August 2018
A beautiful house in a quiet location, but still with a few amenities.. Absolutely fantastic holiday, all the family loved their stay, the host Wilma Atack was friendly and welcoming and had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Five star accommodation x
Mr Boughey
June 2018
One of the best cottages we have been in
Mrs Robinson
April 2018
Fabulous accomodation everything you could ask for and more, would definitely recommend..
Mr Turner
March 2018
A beautiful homely cottage, we loved it.. Beautiful surroundings, go explore or chill in doors with the beautiful view.
Mrs Mayne
February 2018
The photos on the website don't do justice to the place.. I thought it would be good but it turned out to be so much better. The photos look quite ordinary whearas the presentation of the bedrooms in particular were stunning. It was difficult from the information provided to know exactly where in the village the cottage was situated. The heating was set just right. The equipment was spot on. The best cottage we have stayed in, and we've been doing this for years and years!
Miss Evans
July 2017
Very well equipped and spacious property good quality fittings etc very friendly owners and nice outlook
Mr Love
June 2017
Like a home from home.. . everything you could possibly need and very comfortable met the owners nice people and we're very helpful
April 2017
What can you add to what already has been said ,just maybe that it has good wheelchair access into the accommodation and all around the ground floor and ground floor bedrooms for people with mobility problems this is also good.The quare place is expensive but you get what you pay for.We where four adults and two children we all enjoyed our stay at the quare place
April 2017
This was are second visit and will be going back in 2018, can't wait..
Mrs Bell
September 2016
The house suited our needs exactly, we had a 89 and 87 year old in our party and the downstairs bedroom was perfect, also plenty of parking, close to beach and pub for meals.. Plenty of hot water, huge fridge, good table to sit at for cards and games. We have booked several cottages with Sykes but think this is the best for our needs so far. Only drawback for returning is that they are no longer accepting dogs, although ours seldom went in the house. It is hard to find 4 bedroomed properties with 4 bathrooms for 4 couples,
Mrs Hopkins
May 2016
We had a lovely time here, we were met by the owner upon arrival. She made us feel very welcome. The place is kept beautifully. We would return in the future and would recommend to friends and family.
Mr Gant
February 2016
The Quare House is a very high standard house at a reasonable price. We do hope to return one day.
Mrs Kimitris
November 2015
The Quare Place is an excellent property, situated in a lovely coastal village within minutes of a beautiful rugged coastline. The standard of the property is excellent with high quality furnishings and fittings throughout. The owners are the perfect hosts; friendly, welcoming and professional. I would most certainly recommend this property to other travellers.
Mr Davidson
October 2015
We all loved our holiday, it was great for everyone including the children and the grandparents. It was in a lovely spot with a nice pub nearby that serves fantastic food and it wasn't far to go to visit some places. We would recommend the house and the place to anyone and will be going back.
Mrs Bradley
September 2015
The property was very peaceful and secluded and of a very high standard. Southerness is in a very quite part of the region and is a good base to explore from, Kippford further down the coast is well worth a visit. The owner of the property came to greet us and made sure everything was OK. A lovely personal touch. Thank you.
August 2015
The Quare Place is a beautiful house and the owners have thought about everything you could need to have a great and restful holiday. The kids had their own en-suite shower room which was great for all of us; the second lounge on the first floor allowed us all to have somewhere for a little peace to read or do yoga which was was great. In all, it was a treat to stay in such a lovely house and wake up each morning and look out to the sea!
Miss Matheson
July 2015
The house was the best we've stayed in, like a home from home, everything you needed was there. The garden was great for a dog, totally enclosed. Will definitely return next year.
Mr Walker
July 2015
My family were returning guests to The Quare Place and once again our expectations were realised. An ideal property for a relaxing family holiday, plenty of space, ideal location for the beach and the accommodation is to a very high standard. I would have no hesitation recommending The Quare Place.
Mr Gordon
June 2015
The property was the best we have experienced, everything was exactly as described.
Mr Pringle
May 2015
The Quare Place is excellent and one of the best properties we have rented.. we want to come back!
Mrs Ritchie
May 2015
The Quare Place is fantastically well appointed and spacious. Great for our 3 generations sharing. The enclosed garden meant the kids could play out and around while we were confident they were OK.
Dr Wilson
May 2015
The house was beautiful, the situation was very good and the owner was very kind and helpful. We were a group of 4 couples sharing and the house was perfect for us as I'm sure it would be for a family. It had everything you could need and lots of little extras. We all loved our stay there.
Mrs Burns
April 2015
Superb cottage! Very spacious and decorated and equipped to a very high standard making our holiday really enjoyable. Great to have local pubs and shop on the doorstep. There was lots to see and do in Dumfries and the Galloway area and the good spell of weather was a bonus. All in all a great break and would give this 10 out of 10.
Miss Hood
March 2015
This is an amazing cottage, it has everything we needed and loved the open fire. I would recommend this amazing place to all of my friends and family, thank you for a lovely relaxed holiday.
our jaunts
March 2015
This was a very comfortable and well designed house. The kennels for the dogs were an excellent idea we could leave them on there to dry especially as we chose the monsoon season. Cooking facilities excellent with every utensil you could think of.the beds were incredibly comfy and with en suites bar one.a real must go back again.
December 2014
One of the nicest places we have stayed in. Recommend it to everyone with a big family.
Mrs Black
November 2014
We have stayed at many self catering properties and this was the best equipped we have ever had. The facilities for the dog were outstanding. It was like a five star hotel. The beds were top quality and the bathrooms were luxurious.
Mrs Thompson
August 2014
The Quare Place could not have been more ideal. With a large secure garden it was perfect for two young children to run around without us parents having to watch them very second. The house is spacious and very well designed. The owner couldn't have made us more welcome.
Mr Ward
July 2014
What a fabulous house it was very modern and spacious. We loved the 4 bathrooms which was particularly useful with a large family group. Open plan living area downstairs was excellent and we were pleasantly surprised at the size of the extra lounge upstairs. As the weather was so hot during our stay, we made full use of the garden and the garden furniture. There was lots of space for the children and the dog to run around and play. The house was spotlessly clean on arrival. The location a few minutes from the beach and the lighthouse was fabulous with lovely views from the upstairs bedrooms. Southerness itself is fairly small but is a good base for exploring Dumfries and Galloway. Excellent beaches and towns within a short drive. The Paul Jones Hotel (just a few minutes walk away) had excellent pub food.
Mr Summers
July 2014
Our family ranged from 11 months to 80 years and the accommodation suited all ages. The location and general condition of the accommodation was excellent, would certainly consider this again.
Mr Brown
July 2014
We were a family of four generations and this beautiful house was more than we could have wished for. We have been to many holiday homes and this by far has been the best. The wrap around garden was very secure which was important with two small children and two dogs. They had great fun playing and we knew they were safe. The added bonus of being so near the sea just made it perfect. We were also blessed with super weather. We will be back!
Mrs Maidment
May 2014
The Quare Place was the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
May 2014
We ve just returned from a week staying at this lovely cottage. We were greeted warmly at the door by the lovely Wilma, who even had the kettle on for us as soon as we arrived! I can honestly say that this is the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in- you name it, it was there. The rooms were spotless, beautifully decorated throughout, our two elderly relatives were very comfortable in their downstairs en suite rooms, and the upstairs lounge proved invaluable when there was football on the television, and not everybody wanted to watch it! The immediate area is not as great as the cottage, but there are some lovely places to visit by car, and the Quare Place is the ideal place to base yourselves, especially if your group has a wide age range. We have been taking our elderly relatives away for the last five years, and I can honestly say that this is the best accommodation we have stayed in by far.
Mrs Carmichael
April 2014
A clean well appointed 4 bedroom house with plenty of space to relax.
Mrs Mcgrath
April 2014
Fantastic location, everything we needed, highly recommend!
Mr Mould
January 2014
My family and myself and wife had a wonderful break - all we had to do was bring our food. The house was perfect throughout. We all agreed that we would like to return. The hosts were more than welcoming. If you don't try this out you're missing out.
January 2014
We spent a week in October with 3 generations and this house had something for us all. Lots of indoor and outdoor space, kids loved playing outside and tiring out their grandparents! House was immaculate on arrival and we were greeted personally and shown around by the owner which makes such a difference. Loved the fact we all had our own shower/bathrooms and the house was just massive! Beach was lovely and great for walking/kiting/climbing over rocks and searching rock pools. Only tiny downside is it is a bit of a drive to food shops as the local one was winding down for winter and only had a very few basics left & we weren't as organised as normal with Tesco order! Am sure this wouldn't be a problem in high season.
Mrs Stokes
December 2013
Superb accommodation, and fantastic location. Very impressed.
Mrs Bedborough
November 2013
The house was in good condition, and spotless. Loved the wood burning stove, although the property was warm and cosy.
Ms Crumley
October 2013
Fantastic house, lots of space, and en-suite or bathroom for every bedroom. Huge garden for children to run around in, lots of open space and the gorgeous beach was just 2 minutes walk away. Plenty of dishes in kitchen so even when dishwasher was almost full we did not have to put it on until totally full.
October 2013
Fanatastic Holiday for the whole of my family, including my two dogs. We wre greeted by the owner who made us feel very welcome when we arrived. The Quare Place is excellent accomidation, 5 star with all your needs catered for,ideally situated near the beach, safe enviorrment for children with lots of space to play in. The Quare Place had everything we needed for our stay, excellent accomodation very spacious, tastefully decorated , very clean, everything you needed in the kitchen was available for you. The dogs had their own living quarters, their kennels (a great idea) I will be booking another holiday next year at The Quare place and would no hesitation in reccommending this 5 Star holiday home.
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September 2013
Every thought has gone into this property. It is luxurious, and everything you needed and more was available.
Miss Wray
August 2013
We have just returned from The Quare Place at Southerness and this was the most fantastic cottage we have ever been to. Faultless, perfect and we will be highly recommending a holiday here to everyone we know. Beautiful area with interesting places a breathtaking drive away. Wonderful!
Mrs Jones
August 2013
The house was better than I could have imagined it was very comfortable and extremely well equipped. It was the ideal place to spend some relaxing hours, the garden was brilliant for the children to have a good time.
Mrs Mitchell
May 2013
The cottage was very comfortable, we enjoyed the wood burning stove which kept us lovely and warm. The dog settled in very nicely.
Miss Papadopoulos
April 2013
The house was stunning, the location good and the cost nearby was beautiful. It was ideal.
Mrs Berry
February 2013
We always do self catering and this is the best property we have been in so far.
January 2013
Stayed here 29th Dec - 5th Jan 2013. We had a fantastic stay here and could not fault The Quare Place. The welcome we got from the owners was excellent, very knowledgeable about the area and couldn't do enough to help us. They have thought about absolutely everything with this property even down to having cafetiere's available along with every concievable kithen utensil you will ever need. Dogs are allowed downstairs and we had a baby gate that stopped them going up, they were quite happy downstairs as there is underflooor heating which they seemed to appreciate. There is a pub 200 mts away which has everything you'd expect althjough was very quiet (which we liked) at that time of year. The beach is great for walks and there are many fantastic golf courses in the area. The house is decorated to a high standard and there are plently of bathrooms, 3 of them en-suite. There is a great lounge room upstairs if you have kids, or for us so the blokes could play Fifa against each other. Outside there are washing facilities, and kennels in the garage if needed which was a great idea. The garden would be lovely in the summer too. Overall, I could not rate this place highly enough. The price was excellent and the standard too. Thank-you.
December 2012
What a lovely place and such a very pleasant surprise. Not the nicest area of Dumfries, but the accommodation more than made up for that. What more can I say than 15/10 for the accommodation. I had recently had spinal surgery, I found the lounge furniture a bit uncomfortable, the couches could do with updating to achieve the standard of everything else in the accommodation
Mr Millar
November 2012
This holiday home is fab. Do yourself a favour and book this holiday home, it's spacious and comfortable with great views over the Solway Firth.
Mr Davidson
October 2012
A particularly beautiful and family friendly house in a very large family friendly garden, ideal for young kids. We also had a very friendly welcome and genuinely appreciate the use of a holiday home that so much thought and detail had gone into.
Mrs Brown
October 2012
Immaculate, plenty of space. Lovely view from lounge and kitchen of the sea in its different moods.
Miss Higgins
October 2012
Thought that the location and accommodation were excellent. We enjoyed the area and the luxury accommodation enhanced the holiday. Extra touches such as logs for log burner allowed us to use it. I would recommend and return to the cottage.
Mr Belfield
September 2012
Location, garden area, very well presented and built to a high standard.
Mrs Leitch
September 2012
Cottage was of superior standard with every need catered for. Beautiful views and an ideal base for exploring the area.
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