Calluna Cottage is located in the much sought after beach front location of Merse Road, in the popular coastal village of Rockcliffe. Rockcliffe boasts a quaint tearoom/gallery, as well as a sheltered beach, with beautiful views over the Solway Coast …
Calluna Cottage is located in the much sought after beach front location of Merse Road, in the popular coastal village of Rockcliffe. Rockcliffe boasts a quaint tearoom/gallery, as well as a sheltered beach, with beautiful views over the Solway Coast to Cumbria. From the beach, Rough Island bird sanctuary can be reached on foot at low tide via a causeway. Nearby Kippford (only a few miles by road and can also be reached from Rockcliffe by a coastal walk) has a marina, safe moorings, and a sailing club, as well as two popular pubs. Colvend village has a shop, post office and primary school, whilst there is a broader range of shops, schools and services in both Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas. The regional capital of Dumfries offers a wide range of high street shops, retail parks, services, hotels, university campuses and a large hospital.
The area offers wonderful sporting and recreational opportunities and is well known for its mild climate and long growing season. There are numerous lochs and rivers locally providing entertaining fishing as well as salmon and sea trout fishing on some of Dumfriesshires larger rivers such as the Nith and the Annan. Colvend golf course is situated nearby, whilst the championship course of Southerness is only eight miles to the east. There is also a local 9 hole par 3 golf course at Craigieknowes, useful for improving the short game, or just starting out. The area is also perfect for cycling along the quiet country roads as well as mountain biking in the nearby forest parks forming part of the nationally renowned Seven Stanes routes. It is also an idyllic location for walkers with numerous coastal walks, and hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and Forest. Equestrian pursuits are popular in the region, with several schools and livery facilities throughout. For nature lovers, there is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Caerlaverock near Dumfries, as well as an abundance of countryside and walks where many native species can be seen
Communications to the area are very good. There are railway stations in Dumfries and Lockerbie and the M74 motorway network can be reached in about 45 minutes by road. There are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and continental Europe from Prestwick Airport, which is about 1.5 hours drive north, and both Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in around 2 hours.