Creel Cottage

Creel Cottage – Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Creel Cottage is a comfortable cosy cottage sleeping up to four, with a Dowling multifuel burning stove, central heating and stunning sea views.

At a Glance: 

  • Lovely two bedroom cottage overlooking the sea
  • Sleeps 4 – 1 x Double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Full equipped kitchen & bathroom with bath & overhead shower
  • Dowling “Firebug” multifuel burning stove for cosy nights in
  • Alfresco dining (balcony, beach or rear patio)
  • Free unlimited WIFI

Property Information


The open plan ‘L shaped’ kitchen/ lounge/dining area has leather settees, flat screen TV with DVD player, WIFI, and a lovely oak dining table and four chairs, with some DVDs, board games, toys, books and magazines. There is a Dowling “Firebug” multifuel burning stove for which you will need to bring your own kindling, wood or coal for those cosy nights inside with that relaxing toasty feeling.


There is a well equipped kitchen with, quality cutlery, glasses, bowls serving dishes, ample crockery along with microwave, coffee maker, and modern black dishwasher, washing machine and a fridge/freezer. There is a fan assisted oven with electric hob, extractor fan, DeLongi matching kettle and four slice toaster, and coffee maker.

For the kitchen we provide a “just in case you forget” box including dishwasher tablets, dishcloths, washing up liquid, tea towels, some tea, coffee, sugar, and we are happy to receive an Asda/Tesco delivery for you prior to your arrival.

Sea View

Outside Area

You can prepare a tasty dish with the view of the sea, and sound of the waves as the tide rolls in towards Creel Cottage.  Imagine the French doors open, sea air blowing as you enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony (whilst watching the children play on the beach).  There is also a delightful, private, enclosed garden to the rear with flagged patio area, BBQ and seating.  For alfresco dining (balcony, beach or rear patio) there is a selection of unbreakable plates, glasses etc.

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Creel Cottage Kitchen / Living / Diner

The Bedrooms

There are two bedrooms, a double room, and a twin room (two single beds) with contemporary Laura Ashley design, décor and locally sourced finishing touches for a quality restful nights sleep.  Soft bedlinen, all season tog duvets available to suit your comforts and requirements, with additional blankets, and luxurious mattress toppers.


The bathroom comprises of a toilet, wash hand basin, electric shaving point, a bath where you can relax a while, and an overhead invigorating shower.  There is a heated towel rail.

We provide a “just in case you forget” box with some hand wash, shower gel, bath soak, shampoo, conditioner, and toilet roll.  Bath and hand towels are provided along with a bath mat.

“Kirkcudbright, known as the artists town, Castle Douglas known as the food town or Wigtown known as the book town. All provide intrigue and interest for all the family”

The Other Important Stuff – Cakes & Local Area

On arrival you will be greeted by either a homemade chocolate fudge cake, Victoria Sponge with fresh cream and strawberries, lemon drizzle cake, Cream o Galloway ice cream, and a warm kettle to kick start your relaxing break.

From the lounge/dining area you can gaze out at the sea by day and the stars by night whilst contemplating what and where to explore first. Try the rockpools across the lane, go beachcombing, roam the woodlands on the hill, see the abundant wildlife, try sea fishing (bring your own tackle & boat!) or visit the best loved local towns.

There is ample parking next to Creel cottage for 2 cars, along with an enclosed garden to the rear,  housing a small wooden lockable shed.

“If there is anything additional you may require or would like to know please get in touch and I will see what I can do”

Dog Friendly

Well behaved dogs are welcome , (usually max 2 but please do contact us)  bringing along with them their own bedding, leads and towels for drying dirty sandy/muddy paws after having fun!

We can also offer vouchers should you wish to gift a stay or a voucher of any value towards a stay at Creel Cottage to a loved one or friend who deserves a fantastic treat.  Please just email or call me to discuss.

Property Facilities:

  • Dowling multifuel burning stove
  • Dishwasher, washing machine & fridge / freezer
  • Electric oven (fan assisted) and hob with extractor fan
  • Coffee maker
  • Flatscreen TV, DVD player
  • Shower & heated towel rail
  • Towels, bathmat and bedlinen provided
  • Just in case you forget ‘kitchen and bathroom’ box
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Clothes drier & outdoor washing line
  • Selection of books and magazines
  • Some board games and some childrens toys
  • Al Fresco unbreakable outside diningware
  • Outdoor seating on balcony and rear patio area
  • BBQ
  • Small wooden lockable garden shed
  • Buckets and spades for the beach just in case you forget yours.
  • Outside tap to wash off mucky paws or boots
  • We will greet an Asda/Tesco delivery for you prior to your arrival if required.

Pricing Options for Ross Bay Retreat

Please note that our prices vary according to occupancy. The basic price is for 4 guests, we offer low occupancy discounts for couples and for a single person, and for 5 persons add £20 to the basic price. We try to be fair to all our guests wishing to stay at Ross Bay in which ever cottage they choose.


Directions to Ross Bay Retreat

From the A75 go into Kirkcudbright on the A711. In Kirkcudbright turn right onto Bridge Street (opposite the Church) and towards the A755, crossing over the estuary. In half a mile or so there is a sign for the B727 to Borgue turn left here and follow the coastal road for approximately 3.5 miles. There is a sign for Ross Bay and Brighouse Bay (turn left) and in approximately ½ mile the road forks and Ross Bay is signposted to the left. Follow the lane (approx. 1 ¼ miles) and when you reach the sea you know you have arrived and Creel Cottage is on your right (painted dollshouse pastel blue).

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