Luxury self catering holiday cottage near the Colvend Coast in South West Scotland...



Wood burnerHow to find us: ‘Whin’ is situated on the coastal road (A710) close to the village of Colvend, some 4 miles south east of the town of Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland.

Glasgow or Edinburgh: 152 km
Dumfries: 22 km
Cairnryan, near Stranraer: 106 km

By road from the south – take the M6 motorway which will bring you to Gretna in the east of our Region. From there take the A75 to Dumfries. Follow the signs for Dalbeattie (A711). From Dalbeattie follow the signs for Colvend (A710). After approximately 4 miles, you will see a sign on the right for Kippford. The next right after the Kippford road end is the entrance to ‘solwayselfcatering’ signposted Auchenhill Farm. Follow the signs through the farm gate to your holiday accommodation.

From the north – take the M74 from the Central Belt of Scotland. At Beattock take the A701 to Dumfries. Then follow the directions from Dumfries listed above. Alternatively, from the north west either the A76 to Dumfries or the A713 from South Ayrshire to Castle Douglas. From there, the A745 to Dalbeattie.

From the west – take the A75 to Castle Douglas. Then follow the directions listed above.

By rail or bus – most of the major operators run services to Dumfries where you can switch to a local service which will take you past the Auchenhill Farm road end. We are 300 metres up the farm track to our superb vantage point overlooking the Solway Firth and beyond.

Useful transport contacts:


Stagecoach – 0870 608 2608

Kings Coaches – 01671 830284


Scotrail – 0870 606 2031


P and O – Larne to Cairnryan 0870 24 24 777

Stena Line – Belfast to Cairnryan 08705 70 70 70

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