The Bird’s Nest – Luxury Holiday Home in South West Scotland, situated on the shore of Carrick Bay, Gatehouse-of-Fleet and next to Owl Cote, but discretely separate – The Bird’s Nest is a luxuriously and cozy Seaside Bothy designed for that perfect getaway for two.
The Bird’s Nest offers Suite-type accommodation to sleep 2, with the addition of several extra amenities which will all add to providing a relaxing and memorable stay.
In addition to a multi-fuel wood burning fire, a full bathroom, goose down duvets and sumptuous linens, there are 2 Televisions with freeview , and lastly … the four velux windows situated above the bed (with remote opening and closing) offer beautiful night views of Galloway’s famous Dark Skies – for those lucky enough to enjoy clear skies. Ample parking, and of course just moments from the wonderful beach at Carrick.
Available as additional accommodation to the main house Owl Cote or it can be booked separately. The Bird’s Nest is available all year and it is fully managed. Minimum rental is three nights.
- FREE limited WiFi
- Charcoal BBQ
- Private Deck with fabulous sea views,
- TV with Freeview
- Fridge Freezer
- Microwave with grill
- 2 ring electric hob
- All necessary crockery, cutlery and pans.
There is an additional 2 ring hotplate for outdoor cooking.
There is a wonderful raised deck for sole use of Birds Nest Guests to soak up the Sunsets and Sauvignon! Beautiful views of the entire bay.
We are happy to accept one small dog.
Short breaks available September – April, minimum 3 nights.
Bookings run ideally from Friday to Friday, with weekend breaks commencing on a Friday. However, it is usually possible to arrange for alternative arrival days so do please enquire. Requested arrival is any time after 16.00 and departure at 10.30.
A deposit of 50% is requested on booking with the balance becoming due 3 weeks prior to arrival, or payment is requested same day for bookings commencing within a month of arrival date. Kindly note that deposits are non-refundable unless the property is re-booked for the same date period at the same rate. Each lost set of keys will be charged at £20 per set. A refundable damage charge of £150 per stay will be held and returned once the property has been returned as found on check-in.
Well – this was a beautiful surprise as we needed to get away from it all, and recharge. We REALLY did this here and what a stunning, restful and homely place to try and forget the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. It was our first time but it was our Sister and her…
What an amazing break we have had. Too short and we will be back certainly. Thank you for the wine and cake! Much appreciated. Jes and Jean – Cumbria
Had a lovely sunny break in The Birds Nest. So peaceful and relaxing. Love the furnishings and style of the studio. Everything made for a relaxing holiday and we would love to come back again! Thank you. Holly and Ruaraidh – Glasgow
We have just had an amazing holiday in this beautiful cottage. Fantastic country, great weather and the Wine and Cake was much appreciated. Thank you! Adele & Wayne – Hartlepool
Have known this area for many many years, and it never fails to disappoint. Birds Nest a perfect place to enjoy it all from, even when its cold outside – cozy as toast inside! Loved it and will be back! Fiona M
What a hidden gem! Super for a mini break by the sea. Had everything I needed Charged the batteries and cant wait to return. Thankyou! Nicky F
A welcome return to the Birds Nest, and this time with my Sister Sarah. A weekend full of memories. Vicki J
A beautiful cosy cottage for two in a beautiful place. This is our 4th visit to Carrick,. Thank you. J & B Armitage
A really cozy nook. Very enjoyable and hopefully we may be able to return some day in the future. Marlene & Barry
We had a lovely 3 days at The Bird’s Nest. Beautiful place to stay – a little gem! Keith & Tina E
A very special week with mixed weather but who cares when you come “home” to the Birds Nest! A brilliant base for exploring places half familiar and seeing family at Mossyard. Many thanks. Rebecca, Mike and Sprout!
Three days of bliss, loved every inch of the cottage. Visited Whithorn Observatory – good and quirky! Beautiful dark skies. Raiders road recommended. Many thanks. Janet, David & Edward
Another wonderful stay at Carrick – this time in the Birds Nest which was wonderful. Thanks so much! Perfect! Ian Mc K
The Birds Nest was exactly what we needed. A great place to chill out and get away from it! A great place to cycle and thrilled to find the track from Sandside to Gatehouse. We will be back. Martyn & Carol D.
Thank you so much for a wonderful few days in a beautiful retreat. So comfortable and relaxing: we will be back! Graham & Kate W
A wonderfully relaxing long weekend at Bird’s Nest. Weather wild, wet and windy, but who cares! Superb, cosy get away from it all cottage. All done to such a high standard, both Birds Nest and Owl Cote are a credit to the owners – two beautiful properties in a location we love. Liam, Sandra and…
Visited sometime in March…no… April…!! Can’t really remember the date – which says it all! Just 3 nights in this lovely Bird’s Nest wonderfully decorated and so clean! Thank you for the lovely welcome to this little piece of paradise. Beautiful walks by the sea, relaxing time by the fire, moules marrinerre picked up in…
Great to be back for another Carrick family beach holiday with out own private retreat! F & D Linlithgow.
We have had one of the most relaxing holidays ever! The Birds Nest plus Carrick really does equal happiness. Linda and Keith H.
Great location close to our friends, so perfect for a girl’s weekend on the beach. Very comfy beds! John and Helen.
Had a brilliant time in the Birds Nest – very cosy weekend for two. Very well equipped, great scenery. We will be back sometime soon for an escape! Keep up the good work. Steve and Helen.
Very cozy and loved every second of being here. Star gazing was totally amazing lying on the bed with the velux windows open – very romantic. Thank you for such an amazing place to stay – will be back again. Ria
Words are not enough! A glorious and sumptuous boutique style bedroom suite with all the mod cons. So warm, cosy & comfortable. And location, location, location – you wouldn’t wish to be in a more idyllic & beautiful place, so much to do and see. Quiet and peaceful with endless, stunning walks & lots of great…
Delighted to be the first guests at The Bird’s Nest. Wonderful idea to extend the accommodation at Owl Cote so that the whole family can stay – We have had the best family holiday ever.