I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to get this review on the website but initially after my stay I'd put one directly on Trip advisor not realising that holiday cottages have to go through their booking agents. However I stayed at Kouloura in February this year and it was the most fabulous "getting away from it all" experience! It is not a busy place at that time of year but the cottage was just amazing. Sandy and ann have put a lot of thought into caring about the comforts of their visitors. Sandy was most helpful with showing me where to go walking with my dog and made sure that I was comfortable with plenty of heating and coal during the cold snap. The beach was within minutes of the cottage and my dog and I just loved twice daily walks either on the sandy beach to the left of the cottage or the really intersting shell beach with lots of rock pools to the right towards the light house and beyond! Wilma who owns the local pub was so welcoming and friendly which just added to the experience. Kouloura is a beautiful cottage, comfortable and homely with so many loving touches. Southerness is a little haven in the wintertime if you can appreciate the natural side of life. Certainly not for people who want to be entertained and have everything at their fingertip without going in search for it! I'll be back for sure!
This was a wonderful holiday, hardly in keeping with the other review which seems to have stayed at another location. My wife, son and I stayed here and it is a lovely little cottage with a great garden for dogs in a nice area. Yes there is a caravan park next door but we stayed in august and there was no noise or trouble but why should there be? Unless you are prejudiced against such places of course. The beach was great for exploring the rock pools and the tide was sometimes in and sometimes out. This is called nature! The owners of this cottage go out of their way to make sure you have all relevant information wether it be the cottage itself or the true beauty of the surrounding area.
Lovely spacious accommodation but with a cosy feel enhanced by the real fire. Large enclosed garden ideal for our two dogs. Five minute walk to big beach and ten minute walk to dog friendly pub, shop and chip shop. Owners very welcoming and helpful with ideas. Kindly left wine, eggs and useful OS map. Will definitely be returning as surrounding area really pretty and still lots more to see.
A fantastic time in a lovely spot. Wonderful space in the conservatory and garden and a cosy nook sitting room with a real fire to snuggle up in the chilly spring evenings. Spotless and with extremely clean but cosy beds.
Lovely cosy cottage with open fire and a super conservatory at front and small conservatory at the back. Everything we needed was there-just like a home from home. The garden was great for the dogs which was just as well as the adjacent beach is either rocky or the sandy part is very silty. Good fish shop but can`t comment on pubs as we don`t drink. I would recommend this lovely little cottage to anyone taking dogs or kids.
Good location warm welcome on arrival from the owners, open fire was lit and the wine,eggs and biscuits were well received. The cottage benefitted from the conservatory at the front which was well used by us in the evenings, the garden was fully enclosed as described and our two dogs enjoyed the freedom they had. Access to the beach was just minutes away as was the Paul Jones Hotel which provided excellent food and drink and was extremely dog friendly. The owners provided us with information on what was of interest locally and leaflets were readily available in the cottage of places to visit further afield. I would definitely return in the future.