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Newton Stewart

Newton Stewart is a picturesque market town on the banks of the River Cree and ideally placed for wonderful days out in the nearby Galloway Hills and Galloway Forest Park.

Popular outdoor activities in the region include mountain biking (with no less than five of the renowned 7Stanes mountain biking centres in the region), pony trekking, fishing and hiking. There are particularly beautiful forest and hill walks through Glen Trool, a forest park located close to Newton Stewart. The Southern Upland Way, a long distance hiking trail leading to the Eastern coast of Scotland, also passes through the region between Portpatrick and Wanlockhead. Sailing is available on castle Loch and Loch Ken, which also offers wakeboarding and waterskiing.

Towns of note within the area include Dumfries (the administrative centre), Castle Douglas, Kircudbright, Whithorn and Stranraer. Wanlockhead, Drummore and Portpatrick are also worth a place on your agenda.

Scotland''s first church was established by St Ninian in Whithorn and the nearby St Ninian''s cave is a pilgrimage site. Visitors can view a small aquarium and feed deep-sea fish at the Port Logan Fish Pond, whereas Port Logan Botanic Gardens is an ideal location for a picnic. Nature lovers can enjoy the reserves at the Wood of Cree, the Mull of Galloway, Mereshead and Ken Dee Marshes.

Galloway is famous for its dairy industry. The Cream of Galloway ice-cream, produced near Kirkcudbright, is famous throughout the region. The region is noted for its pub food.

For a great selection of self-catering accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway see our Newton Stewart holiday cottages.
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  • Bruce Cottage

    Whithorn

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: 24145

    Cosy cottage retreat for two

    Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac opposite the ancient priory site, this end terraced holiday cottage has original stonework forming the fire surround and wood panelling, which creates a cosy atmosphere. Whithorn is one of the interesting towns in the quiet Machars Peninsula, only 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point. Wigtown, known as book town, has 18 book shops and is 12 miles away. Bladnoch Distillery, 11 miles. Fishing, riding and golf all available locally. Shops and pub 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Dora’s Cottage

    Whauphill near Wigtown

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537238
    Dora’s Cottage is beautifully placed for enjoying this wonderful, scenic area of the Machars Peninsula with many beautiful sandy beaches and coves to explore. The cottage was originally part of the Barnbarroch Estate and housed the weaver for the estate in around the 1850’s.

    The nearby Galloway Forest Park is the UK’s largest at three hundred square miles and is a mixture of lochs, moorland, hills and is a habitat for a variety of plants and animals. A great introduction to the Forest Park is the drive along the Queen’s Way. This is a very scenic route linking Newton Stewart with Scotland’s smallest Burgh, New Galloway. The road holds lovely surprises as it winds its way through magnificent scenery. Wild goats thrive on the rocky outcrops as do red deer, allowing an opportunity to see these elusive animals up close. The Forest Park has been designated a Dark Sky Park, and offers outstanding opportunities for star gazing. Several of the 7Stanes mountain biking trails are easily accessible from Dora’s Cottage at Kirroughtree and Glentrool. There are outstanding gardens open at Castle Kennedy, Logan Botanical Garden and Glenwhan. The nearby town of Wigtown is Scotland’s national book town and hosts a book festival in late September.

    Ground Floor: The property has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player, sofa and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping).
    Two steps up to...
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower.
    Cloakroom: With WC and heated towel rail.
    Narrow stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Welcome pack.Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture. BBQ. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • The Orangerie

    Bargrennan, nr. Glentrool

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: STTT

    In the heart of Galloway Forest Park, one of the world’s few ‘Dark Skies Parks’, this unique, detached barn conversion, with private home pub and private deck with American hot tub, boasts spectacular views over the Galloway Hills. With over 2800 square miles of coastline, forests and mountains, and wildlife, walking and cycling on the doorstep, this secluded holiday escape has easy access to outdoor pursuits. Shop 8 miles, restaurant/pub 1½ miles.

    Living room/conservatory with dining area, wood-burning stove, panoramic countryside views. Open-plan kitchen with home bar. Double bedroom. Shower room with spa shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove, electricity, electric warm/cold air central heating included (October-April £40 per stay). Bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD and CD (small libraries)
    • iPod dock
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large decked area, furniture, ambient lighting/music
    • Private hot tub (October-April £25 per booking)
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Natural water supply from well
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: 3 steps to deck

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  • Old Tannery Cottage

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537212
    Built in 1800, Old Tannery Cottage has been lovingly restored to offer a cosy retreat for couples seeking a tranquil setting. Situated close to the river in Old Minnigaff, this property provides an excellent base to explore the Galloway Forest Park. Leave the cottage on foot, bike or car and within minutes, experience stunning river views, woodland walks, routes to the Wood of Cree RSPB site and beyond to the beautiful Glen of Trool. Walk into Newton Stewart over the bridge and sample local produce in the town’s wide range of shops and eating places. Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town, is a 10-minute drive away, offering literary programmes and events throughout the year. The cottage sits between a river and a woodland bank, the ideal spot to enjoy Galloway Dark Skies. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor: Living Room: With 26" Freeview TV, CD player, feature stone wall and dining area.
    Kitchen: Small with gas cooker, fridge, washing machine and pantry area.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Dressing room: With hanging and storage space.
    Shower room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating,gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Enclosed patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Gravel area to front with furniture. BBQ. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Fenced river 100 yards. 1 step in patio.

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  • Quiet

    Sorbie, Newton Stewart

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: SKKL

    Located in peaceful countryside and surrounded by the rolling Galloway Hills, these two adjoining byre holiday conversions provide an ideal base from which to explore this quiet Machars Peninsula with its rugged coastline and sandy beaches. Beautifully converted and furnished, they are set on an organic sheep and beef farm accessed by a well-maintained farm road and provide an ideal place to relax and unwind. Home to some of the most beautiful and exotic gardens, the area benefits from a temperate climate due to the gulf stream, and is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. With the beautiful Galloway Forest Park and seven stanes close by, this is a popular area for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Sea, river and loch fishing available in the surrounding area with sailing, watersports and golf in abundance. Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town and Whithorn’s historic dig and priory all nearby, while Newton Stewart has a good range of shops, pubs, eateries, cinema and swimming pool. There are also good tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. Shop 1 mile, pub 3 miles.

    Living room with electric woodburner, wooden floor and French doors to large open-plan kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Courtyard and furniture
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Fenced stream in courtyard

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  • The Hen Hoose

    Nether Barr, nr. Newton Stewart

    Grade
    2
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28687

    Situated close to Newton Stewart, this holiday cottage provides a base from which to explore Galloway and south-west Scotland, with riverside walks directly form the property. The town offers a good range of shops, pubs and eateries, and has a swimming pool. There are also tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. Galloway Forest Park is close by, with many beaches and rocky coves to explore. Enjoy cycling and walking routes to suit all levels. Fishing, horse riding and sailing all nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (for alternative sleeping only).

    Economy 7 central heating included (£30per week, £15 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. 12 acres of shared natural, unspoilt grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets must be kept on lead, sheep country. No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in grounds, 300 yards.

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  • Tides Reach

    Garlieston, nr. Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W43374

    Set in a harbourside location in a picturesque 18th-century village, this traditionally-styled, end-of-row townhouse offers views over Garlieston Bay and easy access to the beach and coastal paths. Part of a redevelopment of an early 19th-century mill complex (with some Grade B listed buildings), it is an ideal holiday base from which to explore the quiet Machars Peninsula with rugged coastline, sandy beaches and wealth of historic interest. Guests will enjoy the balcony which is accessed via the French doors off the double bedroom and enjoys views across the bay to the village and hills beyond. There is a small well-run caravan park nearby but this does not detract from enjoyment of the property. Galloway Forest Park, Seven Stanes close by. Sea, river and loch fishing, sailing, watersports and golf are all accessible. Wigtown (National Booktown) and Whithorn’s historic dig and priory nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with French doors and en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electricity panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels in. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Rear patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Front communal courtyard. Balcony. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced harbour, 20 yards.

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  • The Spinney Cottage

    Garlieston, Wigtownshire

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC537172
    This delightful, cosy end terraced cottage is just the ticket for exploring the best of what Galloway has to offer and for that relaxing holiday you can just leave the car and enjoy the most delightful walks from the front door. The private garden is just perfect for barbeques as it catches the evening sun. Just the place to share a bottle of wine as you plan your next day’s adventures. In much earlier times Garlieston Harbour would have been a thriving hive of activity as it traded its rope and sailcloth for tea and lace and coal from abroad. Illicit trading was more than likely happening too as this area was a haven for smugglers! There is a fascinating history of Garlieston and the surrounding areas from the secret Mulberry Harbour project during the Second World War to the emotive Cruggleton Castle along the shore. Shop central, pub 1 mile and restaurant central.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level
    Living Room: with wood burning stove, flat screen Freeview TV/DVD
    Dining room/Sun Room: with views of the garden
    Kitchen: electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Conservatory (one step down): this lovely sunny room has pleasant views of the garden.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed, wardrobe and a digital radio. Window overlooking the garden.
    Bedroom 2: with two single beds
    Bathroom: shower over bath and toilet.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and WiFi iincluded. First supply of fuel for stove included. Enclosed lawned garden with patio area and garden furniture. Shed for storage of bicycles/fishing equipment etc. On street parking.

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  • Florian House

    Creetown, near Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537152
    Florian House is just the ticket to explore Scotland’s secret corner which is bursting with delights round every corner. Creetown sits below the mighty Cairnsmore of Fleet which is a superb hill walk rewarding the walker with commanding views of Wigtown Bay, the Cumbrian Fells and the Isle of Man. If you are new to walking the hills, the Newton Stewart annual walking Festival is a great introduction and a marvelous opportunity to see the magnificent scenery all around.  For fisherman, the 4.5 acre lochan at Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery is close by and is surrounded by beautiful scenery and with around 200 miles of coastline sea-fishing is also on the list of things to do.

    Ground Floor: The property has calor gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge / diner:  with feature gas fire, TV and DVD player
    Kitchen:  with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, slim-line dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
    Cloakroom:  with WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with double bed and feature fireplace
    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds and fitted wardrobes
    Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel and power included.   Bed linen and towels supplied. Small patio with garden furniture accessed from front door only as no rear door. Off-road parking for 1 car.

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  • Lintie Cottage

    Whithorn, near Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UK5161
    Lintie Cottage is a delightful Galloway terraced cottage that offers a cosy interior and an enclosed garden with views over open farmland beyond. Situated in a quiet village, the cottage is a wonderful base, with all your homely comforts, from which to explore this lovely area. The garden is a real sun trap with its paved and secluded sitting-out area leading onto the lawn, a true delight for children and adults alike.

    Whithorn, a former Royal Burgh, provides a variety of small shops, galleries, tea rooms and a pub. Exploring the area couldn’t be easier - a short 5-minute drive will take you to the Isle of Whithorn, where you can sail, fish or just sit in a tea room or restaurant overlooking the harbour. Why not visit Wigtown, with its many varied, quaint little bookshops?

    Known for its dark skies, the Galloway Forest is within easy reach. The area is ideal for walkers, golfers and cyclists alike, with numerous golf courses, Glentrool, Kirroughtree and the 7 Stanes mountain bike trails. There is an abundance of fishing, bird watching, beautiful and exotic gardens, many rocky coves, sandy beaches and quaint villages to explore along the Machars Peninsula. There truly is something for everyone in this beautiful corner of southwest Scotland. Beach 3 miles. Shop 20 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With electric fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available on request. Welcome pack.Enclosed, lawned garden with courtyard, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden.

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  • Seaview Cottage

    Garlieston

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 26832

    Situated in a harbour side location in a picturesque village, this end of terrace town house offers stunning uninterrupted views over Garlieston Bay. Dating to the 1800’s, this mill conversion provides an ideal holiday base from which to explore the quiet Machars Peninsula with its rugged coastline and sandy beaches. With the beautiful Galloway Forest Park and Seven Stanes close by, this is a popular area for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town, and Whithorn’s historic dig and priory are all close, while nearby Newton Stewart has a good range of shops and pubs. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Dining room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with patio door and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced harbour 20 yards.

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  • Creachan

    Port William

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29303

    This detached holiday cottage, situated in the harbour village of Port William, has sea views from the living room and double bedroom, and is located only 100 yards from the sea. Port William, known as the ‘Machars of Galloway’ has been presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’ award and the village boasts stunning views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man. From the Galloway Hills with their many hidden lochs, burns and waterfalls to the beautiful Solway coastline with sandy beaches, rocky coves and picturesque villages to explore. Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest local reserve in the UK with significant numbers of pink-footed geese, greylag geese, many species of duck and wading birds visiting in autumn and winter. The distillery at Bladnoch established in 1814 offers a large shop and guided tours, or meander around Wigtown appreciating the high quality gift shops, small gallery, excellent plant nursery, numerous book shops and many cafes. The Southern Scotland regions boast an exceptional number of absorbing activities, whatever you’re after from spending a quiet afternoon with a rod and reel beside one of the area’s many excellent rivers, or pushing yourself to the limit along a challenging 7 Stanes cycle track. Horse riding, golf, sailing, diving and numerous walks are available in the area and with its famously mild climate and the balmy influence of the Gulf Stream, Galloway is home to some of the most beautiful and exotic gardens. Shop, pub and restaurant 450 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Garden room with French doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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