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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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  • The Hen Hoose

    Nether Barr, near 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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  • 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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  • 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 Orangerie

    Bargrennan, near 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Strathmaddie Farm Cottage

    Palnure by Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537103
    Strathmaddie Farm Cottage is a beautiful barn conversion nestled at the foot of Cairnsmore of Fleet in the Galloway Hills.  It boasts a commanding position, being elevated between the lower woodlands and fertile coastal farming lands of Wigtown Bay.   With excellent views of the beautiful estuary and surrounding bay, the cottage offers a wonderful experience to all those who enjoy and appreciate a cosy countryside retreat.  The location could not be better; close to the UK’s largest forest park which offers a myriad of activities from walking and climbing to fishing and wildlife watching and of course the world renowned 7Stanes mountain biking experience.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation within this lovely light and spacious cottage is all on one level, has electric under-floor heating and comprises:
    Spacious vestibule for outdoor clothes and footwear.
    Sitting room:   with wood-burning stove, Freesat TV and DVD player.  A lovely room with several windows including patio doors enjoying beautiful views over Wigtown Bay.
    Kitchen / diner: with electric oven and electric ceramic hob, microwave, larder fridge, smal freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1:  with super-king size bed
    Bedroom 2:   with two single beds
    Bathroom:   with shower over extra large bath, WC and wash basin.
    Outbuilding:  with  tumble dryer

    All electricity included.  First supply of fuel for wood-burning stove provided.  Bed linen and towels supplied.  Wi-fi facility available.Enclosed terrace with lovely patio area boasting delightful views of the Cree estuary and the Machars Peninusla.  Outbuilding houses a tumble dryer and gives ideal storage space for mountain bikes and fishing rods etc.  Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Wigtown Cottage

    near Wigtown

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UK5132
    Set amidst rolling farmland with spectacular views of the Galloway Hills and Wigtown Bay Estuary, Wigtown Cottage is a semi-detached converted barn situated on a working beef farm, which has been beautifully finished throughout. The open plan living area affords plenty of space for guests and a particularly indulgent touch are the French doors opening from the double bedroom upstairs onto a raised patio where you can sit and take in the stunning views. Wigtown Cottage is ideally placed to explore everything this delightful corner of south west Scotland has to offer. Visit Wigtown, the ’book town’ which has been officially designated as Scotland’s National Book Town and has a wide range of book related businesses, a book lovers haven! The larger town of Newton Stewart known as ’the Gateway to the Galloway Hills’, also has many excellent shops and places to eat. With the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park close by, Barn at Glenturk is ideally placed to enjoy your stay whether it be a relaxing or action packed adventure. Enjoy the rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream. There are many beautiful gardens to explore, including the world renowned Logan Botanical Gardens. The area boasts many pretty little ports such as Sandhead, Portpatrick and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve where thousands of seabirds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. Perfect for walkers, golfers and cyclists, with Glentrool, Kirroughtree and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails nearby, as well as a great choice of golf courses. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    Wigtown Cottage can be booked together with Galloway Cottage (UK5133) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
    Living area: With gas fire, 30" Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to the patio.
    1 step to...
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Cloakroom: With toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, French doors leading to the patio and en-suite with bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Underfloor oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot, travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • River Cottage

    Bladnoch near Wigtown

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537216
    River Cottage is a typical Galloway terraced cottage and stands across from the lovely River Bladnoch, with a children’s play area 110 yards away. It offers a cosy interior and a lovely enclosed garden with views over open farmland beyond. Whilst retaining the outward appearance of a Galloway cottage, the interior has been completely updated making it a comfortable holiday retreat. A lovely wood burning stove in the lounge is particularly attractive. The garden is a delight for both dogs and children being completely enclosed and there are facilities to wash bikes outside. Set in a quiet location in a row of houses, the cottage is a short stroll from the country pub and restaurant, and within a few minutes’ drive of Wigtown, the Book Town, and close to Newton Stewart where there are many excellent shops and places to eat. With the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park close by, the cottage is ideally placed to explore the beauty of south west Scotland. Perfect for walkers, golfers and cyclists, with Glentrool, Kirroughtree and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails nearby, as well as a great choice of golf courses. 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.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/kitchen: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, electric cooker, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. All fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Enclosed grassed area, wild flower garden, patio, gravelled area and furniture. BBQ area. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 1 step from patio up to gravelled area and one step down to grassed area.

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  • Bluebell Cottage

    Wigtown near Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 28381

    Amidst some of the finest scenery in southern Scotland, this semi-detached holiday cottage has the River Bladnoch only yards away and is an ideal base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery. With the Galloway Forest Park close by and many beaches and villages within an easy drive, the area provides ample opportunity to relax. With the mild influence of the Gulf Stream, Galloway is home to some of the most beautiful gardens. Mountain biking, walking, fishing, horse riding and sailing all nearby. Golf course within 1 mile. Shops 1 mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with 2 Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating included (£25per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Enclosed garden, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Fenced river, 20 yards.

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