Many holiday cottages to discover!
Whenever you're travelling to Kirkcudbright, there are a few things you should always take with you. Preparing for a little rain is always a good plan. An umbrella and an anorak or rain coat can get everyone smiling even on the worse days.
We always make sure we take a good book. There's always plenty of downtime on a cottage holiday, and so it's a great time to catch up on a read. Finally you should take a few initial supplies, such as tea, coffee, milk, bread and some cheese. Of course you can usually buy them locally but it's easy to forget and there's nothing better than a cup of tea before you start unpacking. Many people have favourite places they return to again and again, whereas we like to find new places to stay.
Throughout the Dumfries and Galloway area rates will vary quite a bit throughout the year - clearly the winter is the cheapest time. School holidays tend to be mid-July to the end of August.
Summer half-term usually appears in the first couple of weeks in June, although different types of schools have different dates. It's becoming less likely to book the best cottages last minute, but by no means impossible. We recommend you give it a try.
More and more cottages seem to be signing up with agencies to help with their bookings.
Whether you're going away with friends or family to Kirkcudbright, you'll want to consider the type of accommodation you book. Are you looking for a quaint old stone cottage in Kirkcudbright with an open fire - or something a little more child friendly with nice warm carpets and central heating?
Most dog owners like to take their four legged friends away with them on trips to Kirkcudbright. Many places will accept dogs, but it's always a good idea to double check in advance if it's not mentioned on the booking website.
Don't forget to make the most of your Dumfries and Galloway holiday - none of us get enough of them!
Families, Friends and More
There are few better ways to spend a holiday together as a family than in a holiday cottage where everyone truly is in one place, not dotted around a hotel. Youngsters are always excited about self-catering breaks, but we've collated a short list of things to help it go smoothly!
Although its not to all parents' tastes, you can buy very cheap in-car DVD players to amuse the kids, and they can often be plugged into the standard power sockets when you arrive. A lot of the cottages we've researched do have some basic infant facilities such as cots and high chairs, so definitely ask if you need them.
Clothes for the full range of weather; just because you don't think that it looks good outside in the rain it doesn't mean that the little ones will agree.