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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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  • Lower Baltersan Cottage

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537208
    Lower Baltersan Cottage is a delightful, detached cottage offering a cosy interior and a lovely enclosed garden with views over open farmland beyond. The lounge is a particularly attractive room with its feature wood burning stove and French doors overlooking the garden. The property enjoys a tranquil setting, yet it is only a few miles from the centre of Newton Stewart with 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. The location is 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 has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, French doors, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse-style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, heated towel rail and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With single bed and coombed ceilings.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and coombed ceilings.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair on request. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Bike store. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Knock School Cottage

    Monreith, nr. Port William

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 2234

    This comfortable, cosy cottage is situated with a rural outlook, yet very close to the unspoilt beaches and rocky coves of Monreith Bay and St Medan golf links. On a clear night this property is ideally situated for star gazing. In this quiet corner of Galloway, drive along scenic coastal and country roads, whilst visiting various gardens, historical and archeological interests, Wigtown book town and sheltered harbours. The 7 Stanes cycle routes, walks and wildlife can be enjoyed in the Galloway forests, along with the award winning Dark Sky Status. Port William 3 miles. Golf and fishing nearby. Shops and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining/sun room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Partial NSH, electric heaters and electricity included (£25per week October-April poa). Partial Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD and small library. CD. Book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area (chairs available). Cycle store. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Woodbank

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537132
    Woodbank is a delightful, detached property offering a cosy and character filled interior and a lovely garden area leading down to the clear waters of the River Cree. The lounge is a particularly fine feature of this property with its feature wood burning stove and exposed stonework. Fishermen will be in their element in this property and all those yearning to spend time in beautiful surroundings teeming with wildlife will also cherish a break in Woodbank. The property enjoys a tranquil setting in Old Minnigaff which frames the river. Across the river bridge lies the much loved town of Newton Stewart and then the road to Glen Trool, where the hills are a veritable paradise for both walkers and cyclists. Woodbank provides an excellent base for exploring this glorious area with its stunning land and seascapes, myriad historic buildings AND sites and wide range of outdoor activities.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, TV and DVD; a lovely cosy room with feature stone wall and views toward river.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine; dining table and chairs.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin
     

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and bed settee making ideal family room; lovely views over garden to river.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds, lovely views over garden to river.
    Bedroom 3: With 4ft bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for wood burning stove provided. Secure store and washing facilities for bikes; drying room for fishermen.  Wifi internet access available.Wild garden and rockery to the left hand side of the property which is ideal for viewing wildlife. The main garden is accessed over a vehicular road with outdoor furniture, large lawned area and BBQ leading to river, direct access to river safeguarded via garden fence. Off road parking for 2 cars. NB: Garden area leads to river, direct access to river safeguarded via garden fence.

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  • Beach Cottage

    Port William, nr. Galloway Coast

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W41064

    Sea views

    Situated just yards from the sea, this holiday cottage is an ideal base to explore the breathtaking scenery of Dumfries and Galloway. Locally are a children’s play area opposite the property, river, local fishing, cycling, walking and bird watching. Golf courses throughout Dumfries and Galloway, with a set of golf clubs available at the property. The coastline incorporates many sandy bays and rocky coves, with beaches at Monreith and Craignarget. Wigtown (Booktown), Whithorn, and the Isle of Whithorn are all nearby, with the animal farm at Monreith a must see for children. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 single bedroom with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue on request. On road parking. No smoking. NB: There are 3 ponds in the garden.

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  • Sea-esta

    Port William

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 28175

    This semi-detached holiday cottage is located in the harbour village of Port William and has direct access from the garden to a sandy beach. Boasting stunning views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man, Port William, known as the ’Machars of Galloway’ has been presented with the ’Pride of Galloway’ award. Walking, cycling, river and sea fishing, and golf are all available nearby. Wigtown, Whithorn and the Isle of Whithorn are within easy reach. Beach 50 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom.

    Oil central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Sea 50 yards.

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  • The Cottage

    Garlieston, Newton Stewart

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SRRF


    Situated in the charming village of Garlieston and only 200 yards from a sandy beach, this holiday cottage, one of a row, has many original features and provides an ideal base from which to explore the Solway coastline with rocky coves and picturesque villages. The cottage is full of history and oozes character. The owner is a member of Clan Hannay, and there are a number of features throughout the cottage reflecting that family connection, including tartan in the twin bedroom and local ancestor portraits in the dining room. The clan’s seat is at Sorbie Tower, which is nearby and well worth a visit.Other activities include fishing, sailing and golf. Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town, and Whithorn’s historic dig are nearby, while Newton Stewart has a good range of shops, a cinema and swimming pool. Shop and pub 250 yards.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with wood-burning stove and feature stone wall. Well-equipped kitchen. Sun room with door and steps down to garden. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors. First floor: Double bedroom with feature fireplace, wooden floor and sea views. Twin bedroom with sea views. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Full ‘Econ 7’ central heating (October-April £25per week)
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking
    • No
      smoking

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  • Tarff Cottage

    Port William

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 27960

    This spacious, semi-detached holiday cottage sits in this harbour village and has direct access from the garden to the beach. Boasting stunning views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man, Port William, known as the ’Machars of Galloway’, has been presented with the ’Pride of Galloway’ award. Walking, cycling, golf, river and sea fishing nearby. Sandy beach clsoe by, as are Wigtown and Whithorn. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards. Can be booked with 24721 (100 yards) to accommodate up to 14 guests.

    Ground floor: Dining room. Kitchen. Sun room with patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with Velux windows. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with Velux window and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in dining room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Direct access to beach.

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  • Galloway Cottage

    near Wigtown

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: UK5133
    Set amidst rolling farmland with spectacular views of the Galloway Hills and Wigtown Bay Estuary, Galloway Cottage is a semi-detached converted barn which has been beautifully finished throughout. The open plan living area affords plenty of space for guests and a particularly indulgent touch is the French doors opening from the downstairs bedroom onto the patio. Galloway 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.
    Galloway Cottage can be booked together with Wigtown Cottage (UK5132) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
    Living area: With gas fire, 30" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and French doors leading to the patio.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 3: 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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  • Cairndoon Steading

    Whithorn near Newton Stewart

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: CC537155
    Cairndoon Steading is a lovely attached steading and gives the perfect excuse for a relaxing holiday in this secret little corner of Scotland which soon becomes addictive! Almost every window in the steading offers a  living gallery capturing the Galloway Hills, the sea and open countryside. From a stunning coastline peppered with some lovely beaches away from the madding crowd to the patch work countryside criss crossed by dry stone walls. Galloway has been relatively untouched for many decades and this adds to the charm of the area. Cairndoon Steading has been beautifully restored from its lowly beginnings and is now a most charming home from home with every detail enhancing your stay from the oak lintels and original exterior stonework to open plan living space and luxurious and spacious bathrooms. The accommodation is conveniently accessible to those with disabilities. It provides a superb base for cyclists and hikers and those wishing to explore the area, with many activities and seriously good food on offer here.

    Ground Floor: This lovely steading is on two floors, heated by oil fed under floor heating on the ground floor, oil fed radiators in the first floor bedrooms and electric under floor heating in the first floor en suite facilities and comprises;
    Open plan Sitting/Dining and Kitchen: This light and spacious room has lovely views from every window. Bi-fold patio doors lead directly onto the garden for al fresco dining or just drinking in the amazing sunsets here. TV with free sat. Single span modular staircase with child friendly safety bars in-built leads to the first floor.
    Kitchen: With electric fan assisted oven, solid plate electric hob, fridge with ice box and microwave
    Utility Room; With washing machine and dishwasher
    Bedroom 1: With two single beds and lovely views over the garden and countryside and sea beyond
    Shower Room; With spacious shower enclosure, WC and wash basin. Heated towel rail and shaver point.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed with lovely sea and rural views. En suite spacious shower enclosure, WC and wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
    Bedroom 3: With two single beds and views across rolling farmland towards the sea. En suite with spacious shower enclosure, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Large garden area with patio. Disabled access. Off road parking for 3 cars. Internet access available.

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  • 2 North Barnkirk

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    4
    Ref: UK5114
    2 North Barnkirk is a delightful, semi-detached cottage with tastefully decor and very comfortable funishing, with a lovely enclosed garden with views over open farmland beyond. Adjacent to the owner’s home and with the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park close by, the cottage is ideally placed to explore the beauty of south west Scotland. This area of Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf stream and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway hills. There are many beautiful gardens to explore, including the world renowned Logan Botanical Gardens. The area boasts many pretty little ports like Sandhead, Portpatrick and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway Nature Reserve where thousands of sea birds 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. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With gas fire, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player and door to rear garden.
    Dining room: With patio doors.
    Kitchen: With gas range, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, 24" Freeview and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed, 24" Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds, 24" Freeview TV and en-suite with toilet and limited headroom.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • Creebank

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: SSAA

    Without a doubt, this detached holiday property has one of the best views in Newton Stewart! It is a hidden gem benefiting from stunning views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room which overlooks the River Cree and Cree Bridge. Superbly decorated and furnished throughout, the property has a large dining kitchen, two living rooms and an outside courtyard bordering the river, where you can enjoy the evening sun. Newton Stewart has many excellent shops and places in which 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. This is the perfect base 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. Beach 13 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Living room with river views and floor-to-ceiling windows. Sitting room. Spacious kitchen. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom. Separate toilet.

    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs (one 42", 50")
    • 42" Freeview TV/DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed courtyard garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Gas barbecue
    • Roadside parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: River adjacent bounded by low wall

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  • Ballochrae

    Kirkcowan

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC537182
    This detached bungalow offers the best of both worlds sitting peacefully at the edge of this village and offering lovely rural views. With beaches and hills, superb cycling and fishing, walking and stargazing all around you; Ballochrae is an excellent choice to explore this scenic area.

    Ground Floor: The property has economy 7 heating throughout and comprises:
    Three steps to the front door...
    Living room: with Freesat TV, DVD player and pleasant views across to fields.
    Open plan kitchen/diner: with electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and breakfast area.
    Bedroom 1: with King size bed and pleasant views.
    Bedroom 2: with double bed and pleasant views.
    Bedroom 3: with twin beds and garden views.
    Bathroom 1: with shower cubicle and WC.
    Bathroom 2: with bath and WC.

    All heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Large enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Parking for three cars. Lockable garage for storing bikes and equipment.

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