Kirkcudbright, is a town in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
The town lies southwest of Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie, in the
part of Dumfries and Galloway known as the Stewartry, at the mouth
of the River Dee, some six miles (10 km) from the sea. It was the
county town of the former county of Kirkcudbrightshire, also known
as the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright.
An early rendition of the name of the town was Kilcudbrit, derived
from the Scottish Gaelic "Cille Chuithbeirt" (Chapel of Cuthbert),
the Anglo-Saxon saint whose mortal remains were kept here for seven
years between exhumation at Lindisfarne and re-interment at
Chester-le-Street. The "kirk" element is Old Norse in origin and
itself superseded the termchirch which was derived from Old English.
Spottiswood, in his account of religious houses in Scotland,
mentions that the Franciscans or Grey Friars had been established at
Kirkcudbright from the 12th century. No traces of the Greyfriars or
Franciscan dwellings remain in the parish of Kirkcudbright.
Geraldine and Joe Joshi welcome you to their beautiful award-winning
and historic townhouse, officially rated by the official national
tourism organisation, Visit Scotland as a FOUR-STAR GUESTHOUSE under
their Quality Assurance Scheme.
BAYTREE HOUSE is an attractive and elegant Georgian property set in
the historic old High Street of Kirkcudbright. Conveniently situated
within easy walking distance to all Kirkcudbright's amenities and
attractions, including: Maclellan's Castle - Tolbooth Art Centre -
Stewartry Museum - Swimming Pool - Golf Course - Marina - The Dhoon
Beach - Many independent shops, restaurants and pubs.
house has many of its original features including the grand and
elegant drawing room with its high vaulted ceiling and marble
fireplace. A wonderfully luxurious room, especially during colder
months with its roaring open fire.
spacious conservatory dining room has individual tables for two to
four and offers a bright and cheerful place to enjoy a range of
delicious breakfasts with its outlook over the pretty walled garden.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house and a loan of a laptop
computer can be arranged if required.
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