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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Beach Cottage

    Port William, near 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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  • Lynwood

    Whithorn, near 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 and high chair 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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  • 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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  • Knock School Cottage

    Monreith, near 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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  • 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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  • Seaview Cottage

    Port William, Newton Stewart

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 26579

    This terraced holiday cottage is situated in the harbour village of Port William and backs on to a walkway which is a 15ft drop onto a pebble beach, steps are 20 yards away. Boasting stunning views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man, Port William, has been presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’ award. Walking, cycling, river and sea fishing and golf nearby. With many sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore this property offers a peaceful retreat on a glorious coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. First floor: Twin bedroom with additional single and additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (£25per week October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Sea 100 yards. Drop from walkway behind property.

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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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