Kirkdale Estate

Kirkdale Estate

Two historic self catering holiday cottages with a long heritage.

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Full Description

Kirkdale Estate is a stunning coastal estate with views stretching far out across the Solway Firth in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Home to the Hannay Family for over 500 years, the centrepiece of which is a Robert Adam Georgian Mansion, Kirkdale House, said to have one of the least altered Adam exteriors in Scotland. The Estate has private coastline which is designated a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) with rare lichens and ancient native woodland.

We now have two detached holiday cottages to let with spectacular, uninterrupted sea views over the magnificent Wigtown Bay in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. Kirkdale Bank and Kirkdale Port are set apart from each other along a private track on the Estate.

Both of our holiday cottages sleep six, are refurbished to a high standard, have exceptional sea views and welcome pets. They are family friendly – each property has a selection of toys, games, books, cards, TV, DVD and CD/radio.

The situation of each property means you can completely escape from the hustle and bustle yet if you wish, seek out a huge variety of activities on your doorstep, including mountaing biking, walking, fishing, golf, tennis, horse-riding and sailing. The area is well-known for its beautiful walks, coastline and forest parks. Galloway Forest Park has been recently unveiled as the first Dark Sky Park in the UK winning Gold Tier status from the International Dark Sky Association confirming it as one of the best places for stargazing in the world.


Telephone Number

01557 840 273





Cot and High Chair

Available free of charge


Within a short walk


Within a short walk

Secure Cycle Storage

Under cover


Within a short walk


Within a 10 minute drive

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Historical Connection

The Hannay family first came to Kirkdale in 1532 from Sorbie in Wigtownshire in the west of Dumfries and Galloway. In the 17th century members of the family were involved with the covenanters, sat in Parliament and at one time Kirkdale was used as a staging post for Irish mercenaries going to Sweden. The present Kirkdale House was built by Sir Samuel Hannay from local granite to plans by Robert Adam between 1780 and 1787. Sir Samuel became wealthy as a manufacturer of chemicals and drugs in London where he was at one time M.P. for Westminister. He made several fortunes and lost them gambling, dying in considerable debt.