Pittullie is a
sunny holiday cottage, providing self-catering accommodation, in
coastal South West Scotland. It provides comfortable a well-equipped
holiday home close to the sea. The cottage’s floor to ceiling
windows in the kitchen and sitting room provide bright and sunny
coastal views over unspoilt fields to the spectacular Urr Estuary,
only a ¼ mile from the cottage. Sitting in the living room, you can
look out at the sea view and see the sun reflecting off the water.
Along with nearby Kippford and Sandyhills, Rockcliffe is in the
heart of what is known as the Scottish Riviera, because of its
kindly climate influenced by the Gulf Stream. The area has a
microclimate which is considerably warmer and sunnier than even a
couple of miles inland. This can be seen on the Met Office website.
Rockcliffe is a lovely, quiet and unspoiled village with a sandy
beach which has rockpools where children can play safely. There is a
tearoom in the village, as well as the Baron’s Craig Hotel, which
has a good restaurant with an excellent wine-list, as well as an art
There was an important Celtic settlement around the Mote of Mark,
and in more recent times Rockcliffe was a popular Victorian holiday
retreat renowned for its quiet and peace.
The area is considered to be one of the most picturesque in Scotland
and justly deserves the protection it enjoys from the National Trust
of Scotland, whose land the holiday cottage overlooks, and is now
designated a 'National Scenic Area'. It is only 50 minutes journey
from the English border and it is also one of the last areas where
you can see red squirrels. The local shops stock squirrel nuts and
if you put some out, you usually see the wee beasties in the garden
in the early morning.