A super week ; what a lovely house, and very well equipped. We enjoyed lots of walks from the house, including
to Rough Island - check the tide times! Shop at Colvend is extremely well-stocked for bits and pieces. Had excellent fish and chips from the chip shop in Dalbeattie; also reasonable meal (pretty standard pub grub) at the Mariners in Kippford. Boys spent a happy afternoon biking at 7 stanes, while the girls had a lovely first ride at
Barend stables (Sandyhills).
What a gem of a place! Sunny weather at the beginning of the week- difficult to believe this is Scotland when
we experience sun on the terrace from 6am 'til late. We have been entertained by the ride range of birds visiting
the feeders including the woodpeckers plus the squirrels. The views out to sea and across the river have been
outstanding. We can fully recommend the walk to "The Anchor" in Kippford for evening meals, Luigi's Italian
restaurant in Dalbeattie, the coastal path walks, or just relaxing here at what we feel is the most well equipped
holiday cottage we have visited or stayed at in many a year in the UK. Thank you!
Beautiful hot and sunny weather continues! 11 degrees warmer than the east coast. Have walked our familiar
paths again and hope to return inspired to find others. Lovely, comfortable cottage and stunning views all round. Thank you.
We've had a lovely week at Lonsdale. The views are just stunning, the accomodation is fantastic, so comfortable
with everything you need and the location is perfect. We visited Mabie farm park and the chocolate factory at Twynholm which are both great for the kids. We'd also like to recommend both "The Anchor at Kippford and Luigi's Italian restaurant in Dalbeattie for eating out. 10/10 for our stay- enjoyed every minute. Thank you
Another lovely stay here. You could while away hours just watching the wildlife - the red squirrel is our favourite.
Good weather except yesterday when it rained all day. Visited Gallaway Lodge Cafe for lunch - very nice, and
cycled over to Loch Arthur Cafe. Its so peaceful here - our favourite place.
Excellent holiday with better weather than expected. This really is a fantastic house and location. One of the best - and we have stayed in many ! Enjoyed the walks around Rockcliffe and Kippford. Drumlarig castle was a hit with the children for cycling. They also enjoyed the ospreys and ringing the bell for the boat at Threave castle. We are also wery sad to leave. Loved the seven different squirrels in the garden. We loved the beach and flying kites.
Loved every minute of our stay here- everything was excellent.Beautiful clean and maintained house, with spectacular views. This was a lovely treat for us- Thank you.
Many thanks for our lovely stay. Put the peanuts out for the badgers as well as the birds and squirrels.Badgers come out at about ten and are not afraid of the light, sprinkle peanuts on the patio /stones Rough Island can be got to directly across the bay if you tread carefully. Mussels on the far side. N.B. the grotto at Kippford (Rough Island end) spooky
Our second visit to this wonderful house with superb views. We had a very enjoyable holiday and loved all the wildlife. We were amazed to see a badger every night soon after dark at the french doors. The badger enjoyed the peanuts as much as the birds and squirrels
Well, dreams can come true, This is our third visit to Lonsdale this year. Glad we extended our stay, ten whole days of fabulous sunshine. High tides too. Can't believe we are able to stay here and enjoy the wonderful life available at Rockcliffe. Thank you.