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Little Dunbar Cottage

  • Arbigland
  • Near Dumfries
  • South West Scotland
  • DG2 8BQ


  • Barbecue
  • Countryside Views
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Family
  • Freeview
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Group Holidays
  • Historic Romantic
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Outdoor Gear Storage
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • Beach 500m
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Bike shed, BBQ, garden furniture 
  • Woodburner 
  • Period cottage - dates mid 1700s
  • Dog friendly with enclosed garden
  • Sea views
  • Original pine floor
  • Short breaks off peak 

About Little Dunbar Holiday Cottage

A charming Scottish butt'n'ben cottage hideaway, Little Dunbar near Dumfries dates back to the mid 1700s, and was probably occupied during the time of John Paul Jones.  The cottage is a former estate workers' cottage, lovingly restored and retaining its heritage character along with new modern comforts.  Sleeping four, Little Dunbar sits in a clearing surrounded by mixed woodland with bluebells and primroses in spring, and snowdrops in winter. A choice of pretty walks are direct from your door - Powillimount beach is just 500m from the property! Such is its great photogenic character, the cottage was a star in one of the films previously shot on our Galloway Estate overlooking the Solway Firth.

Access is down a private estate road, the West Avenue, which branches out from Arbigland House into a lane which pushes all the way down to Powillimount beach.  Little Dunbar Cottage is dog friendly with an enclosed garden and deceptively spacious open plan living space featuring a cosy woodburner (we include the first basket of logs in your stay). Pine flooring is original, and the cottage has sea views from the front.  Off road parking for 2 cars and a secure lockable bike shed with outdoor furniture and a BBQ are also included.  

Living Space & Features

  • 2 double/twin suites both with private bathroom/ shower room and wc - all on the ground floor
  • Open plan living space - living room, kitchen and dining area
  • Living room with cosy woodburner, TV, DVD and a selection of games, books and puzzles
  • Kitchen and dining area with a large fridge/ freezer, an electric stove, a washing machine, microwave and a dishwasher
  • Large enclosed garden
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure lockable bike shed outside containing garden furniture and a barbecue (additional padlock provided on request) 

Other Things to Note

  • Bedlinen included - please bring along your own towels
  • Dog friendly - up to 2 dogs welcome (£20 per dog)
  • Oil fired central heating (for 7 hours per day) is included - ideal for year round breaks

Special Events/ Large Groups

Little Dunbar is one of a selection of beautiful cottages and lodges on the Arbigland Estate - self-catering accommodation on the estate offers over 30 beds, perfect for large groups.  Properties are available to hire individually or together for wedding parties, corporate groups, activity getaways and for film crews.  We have lots of experience hosting all three.  Find out more on our website, or please do call us for more information. 


Short breaks (minimum 2 nights) available during low season.  Search availability and book direct online. Group bookings welcome. Self-catering accommodation across the estate offers over 30 beds.

Local Activities & Attractions

The Estate is a mixed landscape of farmland, woodland and foreshore facing the Solway Firth and the Lakeland hills beyond.  This little pocket of Dumfries & Galloway is the perfect escape for birdwatching and wildlife watching breaks. Fishing, cycling, walking and lazy beach days on beautiful sandy beaches are all nearby.  Sweetheart Abbey, Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries and 7 Stanes cycling in Galloway Forest Park are also within easy reach.

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