View of Cottage. View of Estuary. Sunset. Pier Stone.

Magnet Cottage

Kippford

DG5 4ln

 

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Surrounding Area

Loch Ken - Offers Sailing, watersports and good course fishing. Approx 20 minutes drive.

Near Laurieston - is the Red Kite feeding farm a wonderful sight for enthusiasts!

Castle Douglas - Approx 10 minutes drive, Traditional Market town of Castle Douglas also known as "food town" as it hosts a variety of specialist shops selling local produce, giving the personal touch missed from our big cities.

Mountain Biking - The famous 7 staines mountain biking tracks in Dalbeattie forest are only 5 minutes away

Threave Gardens are just outside Castle Douglas, beautiful gardens and for those who don´t want to pay to get in!, there is a "kissing gate" walk around the perimeter of the Castle, takes about an 1 hour, and it keeps the children entertained opening and closing the gates. (Suitable for a buggy)

The area of the Solway Coast has some beautiful beaches "sandyhills" being one of them (approx 10 mins in car) Children will love it here. Area is also known to the locals as the "Golden Triangle", Colvend, Rockcliffe and Kippford.

Galloway Forrest Park - Excellent for picnics, walks and mountain biking.

Cream of Galloway - Excellent organic farm that makes delicious ice-cream, great for the children as loads of tree top walks, death-slide or take a tour around the farm and creamery.

Dalton Pottery - for rainy days good drive though from Kippford off A75 at Carrutherstown but the children will enjoy painting the pottery while you relax with a coffee and big sticky bun!

Creetown Gem Rock Museum - another rainy day activity - if you like stones, great but not exactly riveting!

Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park - small zoo with interesting animals which you can chat to the keeper about, They do close animal encounter, take picnic however café not great and it will only keep children occupied for max 2 hours!

Mabie Farm Park - Definite hit with the children, take picnic however their café is fine, loads to do, mini-tractors, go-carting, grass-sledging, see the largest breed of bunny rabbit, amazing! 20 minutes drive from Kippford.

Golf Courses - At the top of the road there is Kippford 9 hole golf course, 10 mins drive is Colvend Golf course and off course Southerness Championship course is a short drive. Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie also host courses.

Walking - Loads of lovely walks nearby, you can walk to Rockcliffe along the cliff walk, pass the Arc shop walk for 5 minutes then turn left,its signposted.

Kippord Caravan Park has a small playarea in it with a deathslide which my children love!

Local Eating Places

80 steps to The Anchor cannot beat that!, Good pub grub, big portions, though they do half portions for everybody, and children´s sizes, get in early at weekends as it gets busy and you can´t book.

The Mariner - gives you the option if you are looking for children friendly to let the children play outside, again great pub grub.

The Clonyard - Excellent food, old detached stone villa, set in nice grounds, approx 5 minutes drive.

For a coffee, Designs Gallery and Café in Castle Douglas is very trendy, with nice garden at the back to sit out, nice cakes!