Owl Cote – Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

Owl Cote – Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland. Situated in Carrick, Gatehouse-of-fleet. At the end of one of South West Scotland’s most stunning coastal driveways, rests Owl Cote.

Completely refurbished for 2012, this 3 bedroom cottage sleeping 5 provides luxurious accommodation with breath-taking views over the Solway Firth and towards the Murray Isles and beyond.


Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland-001Upstairs the large sitting room is the star attraction of Owl Cote: with its glass gable and 10 foot glass balcony giving year-round outstanding views over the sea.  A multi-fuel wood burning fire, together with ample comfortable seating, large flat screen television with Sky TV, DVD/CD and a good selection of books and games are all there to add to your comfort and enjoyment.

Opposite is the spacious kitchen with beautiful views over the Galloway hills, and is fully equipped to comfortably cater for 8 – 10 people. With a large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, fan assisted oven, hob and extractor fan, and two built in wine chillers.

In between these rooms there is a cosy single bedroom with 3ft bed.  A velux window gives amazing views on clear nights of the stars.

Owl Cote - Master Bedroom - Luxury Holiday Homes in South West ScotlandDownstairs is The Master Bedroom which has a 6ft superking bed. The en-suite bathroom  is fully tiled, with under floor heating. It comprises a bath with shower over, cleverly concealed housing of the washing machine and tumble drier, heated towel rail, shaver point and ample mirrors and lighting. The bedroom has a patio door leading to a secluded sitting/eating area ideal for alfresco enjoyment.

The Twin bedroom has two 3ft beds.  It also has an en suite shower room, which is also fully tiled with underfloor heating, heated towel rail, shaver point, and a large vanity unit with ample storage.

The entrance hall/ sitting area is a wonderful open plan space with plenty of light and ideal for older children to have their own space to play and relax in. A useful cupboard is available for storage of wet weather clothing and everything needed for that beach visit.

The downstairs cloakroom has an additional shaver point and vanity unit for storage.

The property is fully carpeted throughout, with the exception of the kitchen and en-suite bathrooms.


The house sits in roughly ¾ acres of typical coastal garden. There is a fenced-off small pond with an interesting mixture of plants and wildlife. A useful outside storage shed measuring approximately 18’ x 12’ is available to guests to store bicycles and small craft. The secluded patio has comfortable garden furniture and a charcoal barbeque.

There is ample car parking within the property and additionally there is a large space (shared with Carrick Cottage) for an additional 3 cars. There is some outside lighting between the front gate and front door.

There is now a fabulous raised deck – The garden paths and raised upper seating area have now been completed which beautifully enhance the amazing views of Carrick and beyond

  • Beautifully renovated 2012
  • 2 minute walk to the sea
  • 3 bedrooms – 2 en suite
  • Z-Bed available on request
  • Underfloor heated bathrooms
  • Washing machine, dryer, dishwasher
  • Flatscreen TVs in all the bedrooms
  • Memory foam mattresses
  • Luxurious Bed Linen, Towels & Goose Down Duvets
  • Multi-fuel fire
  • Sitting Room – SKY TV Sports & Movies, DVD, CD & iPod Dock
  • Large garden with storage for boats/bicycles
  • Patio with  BBQ
  • Dogs are welcome in Owl Cote (maximum of 2)

Owl Cote

Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

Guestbook Comments – Owl Cote  – We appreciate our guests taking the time to give us feedback on our accommodation. Below are just a few of the wonderful comments that have been left in our guestbook by our guests.

Despite mixed weather and as its November, its much cooler than the Summer – but we totally snoozed and rested and totally relaxed at Owl Cote.

I live near Stirling and usually head North = but Owl Cote will entice me back South for the Winter!

Yvonne & Ian

21st November 2017

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

Our 3rd visit and not our last.  We love this place and already have created many wonderful memories of time spent together – and with our family.

Looking forward to returning and enjoying the view, and the lemon drizzle cake with the wine!

Karen & Andy – Manchester

30th September 2017

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

Beautiful house in great location.  Really enjoyed the stay (despite the rain at times!).  Found local restaurants very good in both Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse.

Charlie and Moira

26th September 2017

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

Great place to chill – or to just see more of the area.


The Smith Family – Derbyshire

16th September 2017

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

Very special place with great company.  Delicious food and a stunning landscape.  A real break and Thank You!

Julia & Eddie – Kingston Upon Thames

16th September 2017

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
Very Special Place

Endless Sunshine, surrounded by family and friends.  BBQ on the beach and paradise on your doorstep

Why would you want to be anywhere else!

Moulton & Sadler Families

June 29th 2018

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

Kids, dogs and adults have all enjoyed this beautiful secluded spot.  Lots of walks, runs and  biking followed by glorious fish and chips – and the amazing sunsets!

Just what the soul needed, thank you for letting us share your beautiful spot.

The Simpson Family & Woof

18th February 2018

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

Oh Yes! – Better than the Doctor ordered:  cleared heads of worry and stress.  Weather superb and wildlife galore.  All happy hearts and minds.

Rob, Jane and Meg

14th March 2018

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

Unbelievable weather – 25 degrees  but the sea was still freezing!!!   Owl Cote is a magical house and an amazing place .

Owl be back!

The Service Family

2nd June 2018

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

Fabulous as always – blessed by the weather.  Love Carrick – such a special place.

Smith & Sayers Families (7th Visit!!)

19th May 2018

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland



28th April 2018

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

Another beautiful stay in Carrick.  Plenty of wildlife (Badger, deer, rabbits, migrating geese) and many more.

A wonderful catch up with friends in the area:  great walks on the beach and plenty of fabulous weather!

Marion, Mark, Mollie and Steph (& Betty the Dog!)

7th April 2018

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland

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Short breaks available September – April, minimum 3 nights.

Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday, with arrival at 16.00 and departure at 10.30.

A deposit of £140.00 is payable on reservation, with the balance becoming due either 8 weeks prior to arrival or immediately should the booking be within the 8 weeks of arrival date.

An additional £100.00 Damage Bond cheque will be requested on confirmation of booking, which will be returned once the property has been vacated in the same condition as at the rental start date, and the return of all keys. Each lost key will be charged at £20.00.


Weekly rates for 2017/2018. For Short Break rates please telephone 01556 474084/07719 263098 or email us at mail@owlcote.co.uk.

Weekly Rates

2018 – Week commencing:-

July 7 – 14 – 21 – 28


August 4 – 11 – 18 – 25


September 1


September 8 – 15 – 22 – 29


October 6 – 13 – 20


October 27


November 3 – 10 – 17 – 24


December 1 – 8


December 22/12/18 to 6/1/19 please enquire for prices – Flexible Arrival Dates Minimum of 4 Nights

Short breaks available except from 26th May – 8th September 2018.

2019 – Week commencing:-

January  5 – 12 – 19 – 26


February 2 – 9 – 16 – 23


March 2 – 9 – 16 – 23 – 30


April 6 – 27


April 13 – 20


May 4 – 25


May 11 – 18


June 1 – 8 – 15 – 22 – 29


July 6 – 13 – 20 – 27


August 3 – 10 – 17 – 24 – 31


September 7 – 14 – 21 – 28


October 5 – 12 – 19


October 26


Nov 2 – 9 – 16 – 23 – 30


December 7 – 14


December 21st onwards Christmas & New Year 2020 please enquire – flexible arrival Dates Minimum 4 nights.

Short breaks available except from 25th May – 7th September 2019


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