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Achencairn close to Balcary Bay

Auchencairn is an attractive village of whitewashed stone cottages, mainly dating from the early 17th century. It is located on the heritage coastline of the Solway Estuary, a National Scenic Area of unspoiled hills, cliffs, islands, bays and beaches known locally as the Scottish Riviera.

The village is on the A711 coast road from Dalbeattie to Kirkcudbright and provides a quiet and pretty base for exploring all that the area has to offer walkers, cyclists, wildlife enthusiasts or those who just want to relax on a beach.

Auchencairn enjoys a particularly mild climate due to its coastal position and there is a lively and welcoming community that takes pride in the appearance and history of the village. Several craft and specialist businesses operate successfully here although it is predominantly a farming community.

Children will find a well maintained play ground and playing field at the bottom of the village.

Services in Auchencairn include a well stocked village shop and Post Office from which supplies and newspapers can be ordered in advance. Also a welcoming pub, hotel restaurant, Church of Scotland church and a garage for servicing and repairs. The nearest fuel stations are to be found in Kirkcudbright and Dalbeattie.

There are welcoming holiday cottages and bed and breakfasts in and around Auchencairn.



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  • Orchard Cottage

    Self Catering - Sleeps 6
    • Three bedrooms, three bathrooms
    • Outdoor play areas for children
    • Near local beaches
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