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The Vital Spark

The Vital Spark is a quirky wood cabin set right on the shoreline of Carrick Shore, Dumfries & Galloway. It boasts two comfy bedrooms, sleeping up to 4 guests. A cosy lounge and French doors which open out onto wonderful views which can also be enjoyed from the adjoining veranda. This unique rural setting with its sandy beach allows you to swim, sail, windsurf or canoe all only 100 metres from your holiday home. 

Don't let the dog miss out on a trip to the beach! The Vital Spark has room for 1 well behaved furry friend.

Stay well connected throughout your stay with free WiFi. Don't forget to share your holiday pics online!

There's no doubt you will encounter a few mucky puddles and sandy feet whilst you are here, not to worry we have a washing machine, iron and extra bed linen if needed.

Location, location, location!

The chalet is less than a two minute walk (or one minute run if trying to warm up from a very cold Scottish sea swim) from the beach.


If swimming isn't for you then a short walk to Ardwell Island is extremely enjoyable as long as you make it back before the tide returns and cuts off the island (and anyone on it - meaning a swim back!).

My family love to cycle and kayak / sail here (including some further afield islands) or just enjoy the lovely walks. Their favourite is to walk through the Cally woods to Gatehouse of fleet and get a coffee at Galloway Lodge or lunch at the Masonic - lots of places to choose from!

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