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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, 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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  • Winloma

    Port William

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42534

    Panoramic sea views

    Situated just yards from the sea and boasting stunning views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man this semi-detached cottage, renovated to a good standard offers an ideal base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery of Dumfries and Galloway. The coastline offers many sandy bays and rocky coves to explore with sandy beaches at Monreith and Craignarget. 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 (Scotland Book Town), Whithorn and the Isle of Whithorn are all within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 800 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 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 included (£25per week October to April). Electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Spring Tide

    Garlieston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC537142
    Spring Tide is just the ticket for a cosy and very comfortable and relaxing base in which to discover this delightful corner of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland’s best kept secret! The master bedroom has its own private balcony with lovely sea views across Wigtown Bay. Just perfect for a romantic night cap, morning coffee and just planning your day. There are walks straight from the front door along the seashore and particularly enjoyable is the walk to Cruggleton Castle, skirting the grounds of Galloway House and stopping for a picnic on the pretty sandy beach at Rigg Bay. Strong walkers can continue on to the Isle of Whithorn, affectionately known as ’the isle’ to the locals. The annual calendar of events hosted by the county is overflowing with activities for everyone whatever their age. We have music festivals, arts and crafts and open studios, country fairs, mouth watering events for foodies, walking festivals and much, much more and all the venues have one thing in common; they are surrounded by the most dramatic scenery and over 200 miles of stunning coastline.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric panel heaters and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With sky (entertainment extra package)TV, DVD, selection of DVDs and Wi-fi
    Dining Area: With table and chairs; lovely views
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, larder fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and French door opening onto private balcony overlooking Wigtown Bay; en suite facilities with shoer enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity and bed linen included. Wi-fi availableArea at rear with garden furniture and chiminea (enclosed by fence on one side) accessed via steps from the kitchen area. Access to front of property via ramp or stairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Harbour View

    Port William, Wigtownshire

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537058
    This delightful cottage is just the ticket for a cosy holiday in the pretty coastal village of Port William. Light, airy and spacious with lovely views of the sea and pretty terraced garden, Harbour View retains a charm all of its own. Port William offers everything you could possibly need and all virtually on the doorstep! This is an ideal base for walking, cycling, fishing and golf. Dumfries and Galloway is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets and this area known as The Machars is no exception with something for everyone. This magnificent coastline is endowed with sandy bays and stony beaches and hidden caves all designed to inspire the imagination. The wildlife is second to none including otters and seals being a frequent sight especially before sunset. Monreith has a lovely sandy beach and a 9 hole golf course. There is a visitor’s centre in the harbour housing the local Lifeboat Station, a gift shop and cafe. There is a memorial to the author, Gavin Maxwell of ’Ring of Bright Water’ fame, in the form of a bronze otter. Scotland’s National Book Town at Wigtown is less than a half hour’s enjoyable drive away and besides playing host to an exciting annual literary festival it is also a pleasant little town offering many facilities. Essentially Wigtown is a book lover’s haven and with over a quarter of a million old and new books to choose from, you’ll not leave empty handed! Scotland’s most southerly distillery sits beside the luscious green banks of the River Bladnoch, from which it takes its name. It has been producing the "Spirit of the Lowlands" since 1817. Can you refuse a ’wee dram’! Guests are assured of a warm welcome when visiting Port William. The village holds an annual Carnival Week with events for all the family. Harbour View is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Luce Bay, from Burrow Head to The Mull of Galloway has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation to protect the natural habitats of fauna and wild flora much of it rare and protected. For nature watch lovers both botanists and bird watchers will be delighted by the variety of wildlife to be found both on land and sea. Badgers, deer and foxes are occasionally seen close by. A visit to the nearby Burrow Head will take you back to the famous closing scenes of the cult film The Wickerman which was shot at nearby Burrow Head which is on the route to the Isle of Whithorn. Don’t worry if you miss the ferry you can always walk across! Cycling is a real pleasure on these quiet picturesque roads but if you fancy trying something a lot more adventurous then head eastwards for a great choice of 7Stanes venues for some world class mountain biking. Don’t forget to find Port William’s best known citizen who always looks out to sea!

    Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With sky (free view channels) TV, DVD/VCR and radio/CD
    Kitchen: With electric double oven and electric hob and washing machine.
    Dining Room: A spacious room with dining furniture, settee and fridge/freezer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and lovely views over Luce Bay and the harbour.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and views of the garden
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi available. Enclosed terraced patio on different levels (steps may become slippery when wet). Storage for bicycles and fishing rods etc. Two adult mountain bikes and fishing tackle is available for visitors use. On street parking.

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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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  • 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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  • Killantrae Burn Cottages - Killantrae Burn A

    Port William

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27144

    Ideal touring base

    Situated in Port William with views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway, these spacious semi-detached holiday cottages (refs 27144 and 27145) have been renovated to a very good standard and maintain many original features. The gardens, complete with animal sculptures, have direct access to the beach. Fine sandy beaches can be found at Second Sands and to the south of Monreith. Rock pools on the beach are a haven for children searching for sea creatures. On adjacent land otters and badgers are no strangers. Minke whales, turtles, seabirds, porpoise, seals and dolphins have been seen in the Bay. Explore the beautiful Galloway Hills or the Solway coastline. Visit the distillery at Bladnoch, or explore Wigtown. Cycling, horse riding, golf, sailing and diving available in the area. NB: Cottages can be linked to sleep up to 11 guests. Shop and pub 55 yards, restaurant in village.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with patio doors, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room/kitchen. Oak floor throughout.

    Oil central heating included (£25per week October-March). Private patio.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Burn and sea 25 yards.

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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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  • Hilltop

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UK5005
    Hilltop, as the name suggests, sits in an elevated spot with delightful views, in Newton Stewart, the gateway to the Galloway Hills. Hilltop is an attractively presented detached single-storey cottage with a delightful garden. It’s only a short walk from the centre of Newton Stewart with many excellent shops and places to eat. It’s great for walkers, golfers and cyclists, with Glentrool, Kirroughtree and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails nearby, as well as a good 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. Being close to the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park, once the sun sets under an inky-blue sky, the stars are a sight to behold. Hilltop is ideally placed to explore the beauty of this delightful area of south west Scotland.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With gas coal-effect fire, 40" Freeview TV and patio doors.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric (up to £30 during summer), bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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