Finding a newly modernised, comfortable, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location within a short walk to a shop, café and pub is not easy to do, but Holly Cottage ticks all the boxes. Holly Cottage very much lived up to expectations. Aly and Greg were very welcoming and provided us with useful local information in advance of our arrival.The cottage has been very well modernised which make it easy to keep clean. It is comfortably furnished and most importantly the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen may be a bit cramped but it has more pans, crockery and the kind of utensils that you need, than any other property we have stayed in. Lovely place, lovely cottage, lovely holiday.
Finbar | Couple |10th October 2023

Absolutely loved our stay at Holly Cottage. Extremely well equipped, plenty of utensils, glasses, crockery and cooking/cleaning equipment. I have stayed in cottages before, where there hasn’t even been any salt and pepper! Palnackie village is lovely, and the locals are friendly, although the Harbour Wall requires work as it’s deteriorating and unsafe (fenced off). The view from Millennium View point is lovely and we spent much time up there. Kippford was lovely too, and had a nice walk with our dog. There’s a big Tesco in Castle Douglas but Dalbeattie has plenty of shops for provisions too. But back to the cottage, the beds are very comfortable and fleecy blankets provided in the living room were nice when it turned a bit cooler, we didn’t use the log burner as wasn’t that cold, but I imagine it would be lovely in the colder months. Would love to return.
Matthew | Family | 22nd September 2023

Absolutely adore this cottage and location. Plenty of walks to be had from the doorstep, a lovely village cafe and shop plus locals. So quiet and peaceful. I can’t wait for my next visit. The area is a dog owners paradise too.
Trusted Customer | Family | 15th September 2023

A very comfortable holiday cottage with so many thoughtful extras. The owners were great at responding to any queries we had, and were clearly keen to ensure everything went smoothly. A peaceful and beautiful location, within easy reach of many great places to visit. Would definitely recommend!
Guests | Couple | 25th August 2023

We have just returned from our second visit to Holly Cottage. In the most perfect village setting, Holly Cottage is the most welcoming of places – you will not be disappointed. It has everything you need for however long you stay and you will never find comfier beds than the ones here. One visit will never be enough. Recommended.
Trusted Customer | Couple | 21st July 2023

We stayed for two weeks at the end of June in this lovely s/c cottage. In 45 years doing s/c holidays this was the best organised we have come across. It was spotless and comfy. Luxury beds. Super TV. Nice kitchen. Lots of games for indoors and outside. Jigsaws. Log fire. Barbeque patio area. Dog friendly. They’ve thought about everything. There is a little village shop with a super cafe. The pub has an occasional popup retaurant where we had a faultless and delicious meal. There is a quirky and interesting gallery. Walks in all directions which suited our modest capabilities well. (We don’t do walks over 7 except by mistake.) Nice plaice to be.
John | Couple | 7th July 2023

Perfect cottage, location is great for exploring. The community cafe is a hidden gem and the food is divine! Couldn’t ask for a more well equipped cottage, everything has been thought of! Highly recommended 11/10
LM | Family |2nd June 2023

Thank you for such a lovely cottage, so comfortable, tastefully furnished and everything you might need. We had a stunning walk around the headland at Balcary Point.
Helen & Brian |Couple | 19th May 2023

We had a lovely holiday in this beautiful cottage.  Particularly loved the log burner in the lounge. Very comfortable beds and the area is so peaceful and quiet. Such friendly people in the village and we also used the local buses to Kirkudbright and Dumfries.
Louise & Ian | Couple | 14th May 2023

We had a fantastic week stating here at Holly Cottage. A beautiful cottage with everything you need. We enjoyed walking through the woodland to Isles Bay and seeing a squirrel along the way!
Walt & Linda | Couple | 6th May 2023

We’ve stayed in a lot of holiday cottages and this is by far the best equipped and homely. You have thought of everything with so many extra touches. It is wonderful! Even on rainy days the fire made for cosy afternoons in with home comforts. The beds are so comfortable. We enjoyed travelling the coastal road to Ayr as well as visiting Bainloch Deer Park. Thank you!
Sue, Eddie, Edward & Peggy | Family | 24th March 2023

Thank you so much for being so adaptable to our changing needs, it is most appreciated. We enjoyed just chilling at Holly Cottage as well as some walks at Kippford and around the lake (sorry, Loch!)
Neil & Angela | Family | 4th January 2023

What a cosy, super comfortable and well equipped cottage. We enjoyed beautiful family woodland walks with stunning views. Thank you!
Jason & Family | 29th December 2022

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property. Beautifully presented, cosy, well-equipped and the owner couldn’t have been more helpful. I will definitely re-book in the future.
Eilidh | Family | New Year 2022

Thank you for a lovely stay at Holly Cottage. Great place to stay whilst visiting the area. The cottage is lovely and comfortable ideal for a week or two.
Ryan | Family | Christmas 2022

We’ve stayed at several self-catering cottages over the years, but can honestly say that Holly Cottage is amongst, if not, the very best. It is comfortable, beautifully furnished, extremely well equipped (particularly in the kitchen), dog friendly and ideal as a base for stunning local walks. The village itself is small, and quiet with a pub, village shop and cafe. Its location is perfect for woodland walks, trips to the beach or shopping expeditions. But equally, if you just want to curl up in front of the fire and read a book, that’s absolutely fine too.
Neil & Ali | Couple | 5th November 2022

What a lovely, warm, cosy and well equipped holiday cottage. Palnackie is a very quiet location! We so enjoyed playing some of the many games provided around the dining table as well as some amazing Autumnal walks around the local area.
Sue, Jerry & Family |Family | 22nd October 2022

Holly Cottage is a home from home retreat. We’ve had such a great time and have made some beautiful memories. Thank you Aly & Greg for being such great hosts! We have enjoyed movie nights in from of the log burning fire – so cosy! We enjoyed travelling along  Raiders Road, woodland walks and amazing views around every corner.
Ella, Ollie & Roe | Family | 8th October 2023

Thank you for such a lovely peaceful cottage, what a wonderful week we’ve had. It is beautiful inside and has everything and more that we needed. Such a relaxing holiday. We loved watching the Red Kites feeding at Laurieston and walking around the many Lochs. We will definitely be bcak.
Gill & Roger | Couple | 24th September 2022

Thank you, what a lovely cottage. So very comfortable and beautifully furnished. Such lovely comfortable beds. We just loved the spectacular scenery in the area.
Pat & Sue | Family | 17th September 2022

Great cottage and base for exploring Dumfries & Galloway area. We were so lucky with the weather and loved sighting the Ospreys at Threave Gardens. We just love the area and will be back.
Liz & Robert | Couple | 3rd September 2022

Thank you! You have created a lovely cottage to stay in, gives a real homely feel. And amazingly well equipped. Superb. So many memories – Rockcliffe Beach swimming, Exploring the coastline, Games nights, Breakfast by the harbour and evenings at Millenium Viewpoint. We’ll be back!
Graeme, Lindsay & girls | Family | 27th August 2022

The cottage was beautiful, perfectly clean and spacious too, every need has been catered for. Palnackie was wonderfully quiet and tranquil with excellent dog walks and lovely scenery. Some nice walks from the cottage as well as Southerness Beach. We loved Kirkudbright.
Jayne, Wayne and children | Family | 20th August 2022

Lovely cottage, very homely and cosy. Thank you for the treats. Lovely quiet area and great for star gazing in the garden. Loved the drive along the Raider’s Road Forest Drive and the walk from Rockcliffe to Kippford.
Jack, Charlotte, Adam & Tash | Friends | 13th August 2022

Thank you Aly & Greg for your hospitality, we all loved beautiful Holly Cottage which was really well presented and so cosy!
Andrew & Hazel |Family | 6th August 2022

Your cottage is so welcoming. Love the decor and there is nothing you haven’t thought of. Thank you for a lovely stay. We lit the fire pit in the garden and toasted marsh mallows, it was lovely!
Anita | Family | 30th July 2022

We have stayed at a lot of cottages and Holly Cottage has been the BEST! Everything you can think of has been provided. The garden is lovely to sit in every evening. A+
Jason, Cheri & Family | Family | 30th July 2022

Holly Cottage is wonderful and a real home from home place that you have created!
Michael & Tanya | Family |23rd July 2022

We are so glad that we found you and your beautiful Holly Cottage. We cannot wait to return. Thank you!
The Humes | Family | 16th July 2022

What a wonderful week in your beautiful appointed and very well equipped cottage in such a lovely location! Perfect for great days out and relaxing evenings in the garden (or pub!) Thank you for the treats.
Louise & Gigi | Family | 9th July 2022

Thank you Alyson – we couldn’t have asked for a more responsive, accommodation host! The cottage was probably one of the best and cleanest that we’ve ever been to.
Jan & Family plus Olly |Family | 25th June 2022

Thank you for creating such a wonderful place to stay. Holly Cottage has everything, including a lovely feel!
Ian & Claire | Couple | 20th June 2022

What a lovely cottage. It genuinely could not be better. Thank you for the delicious treats. The best cottage we have been to – and we have been all over! Thank you so much.
Richard & Julie | Couple | 11th June 2022

Lovely cottage which had everything we wanted! Lovely village and friendly locals.
Steve, Jackie & Mabel |Family | 4th June 2022

What a lovely Cottage and so well equipped!
Diane, Stuart & Family | 28th May 2022

Lovely cottage in village with shop and cafe but unfortunately pub round corner wasn’t serving food. The cottage itself was spotless, comfortably furnished and very well equipped. Small garden opposite ideal for sitting out. Overall, I would highly recommend Holly Cottage
Steve & Linda | Couple | 23rd May 2022

Situated in a beautiful and relatively undiscovered part of Scotland, we were absolutely delighted with Holly Cottage. Tastefully decorated, very comfortable and attention to detail was first class. We will most definitely recommend Holly Cottage to family and friends.
Gwenyth & Alison, St Andrews Fife | Friends | 16th May 2022

Thank you for your lovely, beautiful cottage. Everything we needed was here. Fabulous location, lovely walks, great beaches. Bob and the locals at the Glen Isle Inn are very welcoming!
Sue, Ali & Carol | Family | 23rd April 2022

We were proud to be the first guests to stay at Holly Cottage. It is a beautiful house, really well equipped and lots of lovely extras too. Loved the jigsaw and colouring book. Palnackie is a good location with some great walks. Not far from Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright too. Highly recommended.
Jan Durham | Family | 16th April 2022