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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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  • 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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  • Peace

    Sorbie, Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: SKKM

    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 kitchen with wooden floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower 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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  • Shore Cottage

    Carsluith near Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537226
    Shore Cottage sits right on the beach of Wigtown Bay with stunning coastal views and sunsets. Built in 1860, this ex-quarryman’s cottage forms part of a terrace, with a comfortable cosy interior and car parking. The cottage opens directly to the tidal beach in a nature reserve where you can look out for the colony of Oystercatchers and the many estuary birds. Close by is Carsluith Castle with smokehouse bistro, and Creetown smokehouse and fresh local fish shop with cafe. The nearby market town of Newton Stewart offers many excellent shops, a cinema and places to eat. Near to the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park, the cottage is ideally placed to explore the beauty of south west Scotland. Perfect for walkers, golfers and cyclists, with Glentrool Forest Park, 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 and Rhins of Galloway.

    Ground Floor: The property has storage and convection heaters and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner and 32" Freeview TV.
    Dining area: With circular table and chairs.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and basin.
    Steep stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and low beamed ceiling.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Stairgate available. Welcome pack. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Beach is accessed directly from garden and the sea is 4 yards from the property.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Low Isle House

    Isle of Whithorn

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W2086

    Magnificent views

    This terraced holiday cottage dating from 1740, was originally a customs house, a part of the Solway Garrison. Positioned on the edge of the main street in this peaceful fishing village, enjoying a sea view overlooking the bay and harbour, it is within feet of the beach where swans and herons are regular visitors. Golf, riding, walking and cycling locally along with sea fishing. Garlieston House, gardens and beach, St Ninian’s Cave and the Gavin Maxwell Memorial provide an insight into the history of the area. Visit Wigtown, Scotland’s premiere book town, and the Bladnoch Whisky Distillery, and for a day out, visit Castle Kennedy, Port Patrick, the original gateway to Ireland, and Logan Botanic Gardens with plants from New Zealand and Australia. Shop 100 yards, pub 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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