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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Seascape

    Garlieston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25756

    Situated in the picturesque village of Garlieston in an AONB, this end of row town house enjoys stunning views over the bay. Just 200 yards from both the beach and harbour, ’Seascape’ is ideally placed for coastal walks, water sports, cycle trails, hill walking and horse riding. Explore some of the finest scenery in southern Scotland; from the lochs and burns of the Galloway Hills to the sandy beaches and rocky coves of the beautiful Solway coastline. Galloway House and Gardens are within walking distance while close by, Galloway Forest Park - Europe’s first official Dark Sky National Park - is a stargazer’s delight. Shops 250 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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

    Electric heaters and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (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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  • Gardener’s Cottage

    Palnure near Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537189
    Gardener’s Cottage sits peacefully in the heart of the historic Bargaly Estate. As its name portrays, Gardener’s Cottage was once the home of the head gardener to this estate, owned by the famous horticulturist Andrew Heron and dates back to 1675. Newton Stewart is within a five mile drive and here is the gateway to the Galloway Hills which are every bit as challenging as some of their more loftier neighbours in the north!

    Ground Floor: The property has full oil central heating and comprises:
    Living room/diner: with wood burner, Sky TV (free to view channels only), DVD player, radio/CD.
    Kitchen: with tiled floor, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed.
    Bedroom 2: with zip and link beds (can be either two single beds or one super king bed).
    Bathroom: with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All electric, bed linen and towels provided. First basket of logs provided free of charge. Travel cot available. Welcome pack provided. Strictly no smoking.Enclosed courtyard and garden. Garden furniture and BBQ provided. Store available for bikes/equipment. Salmon and trout fishing by separate arrangement. Private parking for 3 cars. Natural water supply from a spring.

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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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  • 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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  • Chippermore Cottage

    Port William

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537049
    Chippermore Cottage occupies a superb elevated site with stunning views over Luce Bay, the Isle of Man and the Mull of Galloway. This delightful, detached cottage enjoys a wonderful, cosy ambience that virtually compels guests to relax and unwind. This most scenic of Scottish regions is a superb holiday destination but any stay should begin with a quiet hour spent in front of the open fire while casting the occasional glance out to sea. The property is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with much of the local area designated as a Special Area of Conservation.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With open fire, Sky TV, DVD, video, broadband and radio/CD - a lovely bright and spacious room enjoying views across the bay.
    Breakfasting/Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer
    Utility Room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
    Bedroom 1: With  5ft double bed and lovely views over Luce Bay.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds and lovely views over Lucie Bay. An additional 2ft 6 bed (for + 1) can be provided if required.
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, electricity, bed linen and towels included.Enclosed, private garden with stone dyke and BBQ. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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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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  • Lynwood

    Whithorn, nr. Newton Stewart

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W8256

    Lovely views across surrounding countryside

    This spacious detached bungalow is situated on the edge of this pretty village and 3 miles from the first of many sandy beaches, with nice views across the countryside from the rear. Furnished and equipped to a good standard, with its large living room and kitchen, it has an airy feel. It is an excellent base to explore the Whithorn peninsula, with its spectacular coastlines in every direction. The area is steeped in history with sites dating back to the 5th century. Visit the nearby book town, Wigtown, a lowland distillery and two golf courses. Shop and pub 100 yards, restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

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  • Squirrel Cottage

    Palnure near Newton Stewart

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537188
    Squirrel Cottage sits serenely within the historic grounds of Bargaly Estate. The cottage takes its name from the regular sightings of red squirrels seen here. The cottage is the former Lodge house to the Bargaly Estate set in the beautiful Bargaly Glen. Bargaly was once the home of the famous horticulturist Andrew Heron and dates back to 1675. The estate feels like a million miles from anywhere, yet Newton Stewart is within a 5 mile drive. The area is a wildlife haven for deer, red squirrels, and birds and their presence just makes a holiday here feel very special. For fishermen daily and weekly fishing permits can be purchased from the Estate Manager for fishing the estate’s 5½ mile stretch of the Palnure Burn. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 Miles

    Ground Floor: Living room: with wood burner, TV with video and VHS library (no TV reception), DVD player and radio/CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: with electric cooker, microwave, radio and wood burner.
    Utility room: with fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath and toilet .
    Bedroom 1: with double bed.
    Bedroom 2: with zip and link beds (can be either two single beds or one super king bed. Separate chair bed.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs provided free of charge. Travel cot available. Welcome pack provided. Large garden - approximately one acre. Garden furniture and BBQ provided. Salmon and trout fishing by separate arrangement. Lockable storage for bikes/equipment. Private parking for 4 cars. Natural water supply from a spring. There is a small burn within the owners grounds which is fenced, gated and not in the immediate garden - young children must be supervised. No smoking.

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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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