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.

This is our 5th visit and as always, Owl Cote and Carrick shore never fails to please us.    …. Thursday evening at the Masonic Arms in Gatehouse was brill with the live music.  Thanks again.

Ian and Jo S/ Richard & Emma S.

21st May 2016

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
5th visit… Never fails to please!

 Lovely quiet stay…our first time staying at Owl Cote but not the last! Very special place.  Nice house, very fully equipped.  Wonderful wild flowers and butterflies.  Recommend visiting Dumfries House.

Howell & Wendy H

23rd June 2016

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
First stay… but not the last!

Our second visit to Owl Cote.  Peace and tranquility and the sound of waves crashing on the shore – a perfect cocktail for recharging batteries.  Long walks with the dogs around Carrick..  2 BBQ’s and lots of wine and food!

Tricia, Jamie & Kirsty B.

and 2 dogs!

2nd July 2016

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
Peace and tranquility

We had a great time at Owl Cote.  We went swimming in the sea – Granny went the furthest! We also built sandcastles and had a lot of fun cycling.  We hope to return next year.

Philbin and Smith Families

16th July 2016

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
Cycling, Swimming and Sandcastles!

Had a lovely relaxing holiday at Carrick.  Lots of swimming and playing in the kayak.  We hope to return to Owlcote in the future.

The Holt Family


30th July 2016

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
Playing in the Kayak

Best holiday ever and sunshine Sunday through to Thursday!

Janette, Richard, Leon, Samuel & Anna

20th August 2016

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
Best Holiday Ever!

Our first stay at this beautiful cottage – a home from home! Decorated to a very high standard, beautiful views from the glass balcony and had an amazing break with lovely family. If available, will be booking again next year.

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
Home from Home

Another beautiful visit.  Weather beautiful.  Great bike riding, beach walking and just chilling!  Thank you again for a wonderful week!

Marion, Mark, Martina & Stephanie

April 2016

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
Great Bike Riding!

This is our second visit:  our first was just Andy and I on our Mini Honeymoon – back in October 2013.  It was wonderful to return with our family.  The stay was beyond everyone’s expectations.  We hibernated and re-charged.  Once again your home was our home and we will return.  Thank you!

Andy, Karen and Olivia

February 2016

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
Beyond Everyone’s Expectations!

bank holidays 2017

First of all, thanks to our Daughter and Son-in-law for bringing us to this wonderful place. Owl Cote is gorgeous and such a wonderful house, perfect in every way and so peaceful. Have been able to chill out and enjoy our family’s company –  lovely to see our granddaughter.  Such beautiful scenery –  wonderful skyline and walks by the beaches.  Would love to come again.   Have left you one of our colourings – of an Owl!!  Thank you.

Pauline & Frank S

February 2016

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
Perfect in Every Way

We came to Owl Cote to get away from the hustle and bustle and celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary.  It is a very special place.  We did so many things in four days and still found time to relax!  Fantastic sunset at Threve Castle, bird watching at Loch Ken, a wonderful , if tiring long walk from Loch Trool up to Loch Enoch and a walk on the beach.  Would love to return and bring our children!  Thank you.

John and Helen A.

February 2016

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
20th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

This stunning house was the perfect start to 2016.  Peaceful and star-filled skies and Galloway has such amazing scenery.  Loved every moment of the stay. Long hill and beach walks, delicious food and unbelievable sunny weather. Thank you Owl Cote.

Amanda S.  Stayed January 2016

Owl Cote - Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland
Perfect start to 2016

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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

September 9th – October 21st 2017


October 28th – December 15th 2017


Please enquire for rates over Christmas and New Year 2017/18

2018 – Week commencing:-

January 6 – 13 – 20 – 27


February 3 – 10 – 17 – 24


March 3 – 10 – 17 – 24


March 31


April 7


April 14 – 21 – 28


May 5 Bank Hol


May 12 – 19


May 26 Bank Hol


June 2 – 9 – 16 – 23 – 30


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.

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