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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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  • Creebank

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: SSAA

    Without a doubt, this detached holiday property has one of the best views in Newton Stewart! It is a hidden gem benefiting from stunning views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room which overlooks the River Cree and Cree Bridge. Superbly decorated and furnished throughout, the property has a large dining kitchen, two living rooms and an outside courtyard bordering the river, where you can enjoy the evening sun. Newton Stewart has many excellent shops and places in which to eat. With the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park close by, the cottage is ideally placed to explore the beauty of south west Scotland. This is the perfect base for walkers, golfers and cyclists, with Glentrool, Kirroughtree and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails nearby, as well as a great choice of golf courses. There is an abundance of fishing, bird watching, beautiful and exotic gardens, many rocky coves, sandy beaches and quaint villages to explore along the Machars Peninsula. Beach 13 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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

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

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  • 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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  • Ballochrae

    Kirkcowan

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

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

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

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  • 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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  • Cairndoon Steading

    Whithorn near Newton Stewart

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

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

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

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

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  • The Cottage

    Garlieston, Newton Stewart

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SRRF


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

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • West Mains Cottage

    Kirkinner, nr. Newton Stewart

    Grade
    6
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: W43377


    This pretty, detached holiday cottage is set amidst rolling farmland in this very scenic area, with lovely beaches, challenging hills and some of the best cycling around. West Mains Cottage is by the Royal Burgh of Wigtown, home to Scotland’s very own national book town, which has become a much-loved institution. It is a must for lover of literacy and is graced by many a famous author, offering lectures and book signings. Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest local nature reserve in Britain. Migrating Solway Geese and the wetland native birds make this an ornithologist’s dream. Newton Stewart is known as the ’Gateway to the Galloway Hills’. These hills are not as lofty as their northern neighbours but are equally challenging. With names like Rig of the Jarkness, the ranges of the Awful Hand and Dungeon, these could be straight out of a Harry Potter tale! The Rhins of Galloway is the most westerly peninsula in Galloway, and at its tip is the Mull of Galloway, with its stunning views and lighthouse. Throughout this peninsula, there are secluded bays, beautiful sandy beaches and superb fishing opportunities. The jewel in the crown of this area is Portpatrick, whose name refers to the legend that St Patrick crossed the North Channel in a single leap. On a clear day you can almost reach out and touch Ireland. Beach 6 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Steps to second living room with double sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with beams and patio door. 1 step to 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (zip & link, can be 6ft double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Partial Economy 7 central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in garden. There are 2 steps leading from the living room to the hallway.

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  • Kirkbride Farmhouse

    Carsluith, nr. Newton Stewart

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: 28471

    In a stunning location overlooking Wigtown Bay and close to Mossyard beach, this detached former farmhouse, next to a working stock farm, makes a wonderful holiday location. Walk on the beach to Carsluith Castle and visit the Kirroughtree Mountain Biking Centre. Enjoy the Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre or a day trip to Northern Ireland from Stranraer. Shop, pub and resturant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with French doors. Garden room. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with additional single, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living and garden room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (underfloor in garden room, shower rooms) included (£30per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen, towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10per week. Enclosed lawned garden, sitting-out area, furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Pet must be kept on lead (working farm and sheep country). No smoking.

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  • Craigenrae

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    7
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: 24245

    Situated in a peaceful, remote location within the Galloway Forest Park and surrounded by rolling hills, this detached holiday cottage offers a truly relaxing break. Walking and cycling is available directly from the property. Glentrool, one of the 7 Stanes, with its many marked trails is close by and offers walking and cycling for all abilities, and access to the Merrick, South West Scotland’s highest mountain, offers more demanding walking. Dumfries and Galloway with its many sandy beaches, rocky coves and picturesque villages are nearby, and the area provides ample opportunity to relax in the wealth of scenic and historic attractions. 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. Ayrshire with easy access to Culzean Castle and Country Park, a favourite with visitors, is a 30 minute drive away. South West Scotland has a wealth of golf courses. Turnberry, Brunston Castle and Girvan are all within easy reach. The Ayrshire Coast and Burns Country provide enjoyable days out.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Wet room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single, both with sloping ceilings and Velux. Galleried area with second living room.

    Oil central heating included (£25per week October-March). Solar powered electricity (with generator back-up), bed linen and towels included. High chair. Two TVs (for video and DVD use only). Video. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: There is a stream running through surrounding land.

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  • Barley Cottage

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    7
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537157
    From the outside this lovely mid terraced cottage looks tiny, but open the door, step in and be amazed! The view from the sitting room and exterior balcony is addictive whatever the season. Patience may be rewarded with glimpses of sparling, salmon and red squirrel and the occasional dart of a kingfisher. The cottage forms part of what was originally the Newton Stewart Brewery of William Thomas Solomon possibly dating back to the 1700’s and overlooks the lovely River Cree, Brewery Pool and Mill Island. The Cree is a spate river like the other Galloway rivers and fishes best after a good fall of rain. It rises in Loch Moan and meanders through moorland and forest before entering the sea near Newton Stewart. The River Cree with its tributaries, the Minnoch, the Trool, the Penkiln and the Palnure drains the south west flanks of the ’Range of the Awful Hand’, the labyrinthine range of mountains and lochs, bogs,burns and crags, rising at its highest to The Merrick (2764ft above sea level), 12 miles to the north and visible from Newton Stewart.

    Ground Floor: Property has economy 7 heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With feature electric wall mounted fire, Free view TV, DVD player, sofa bed (for + 2) and dining table. A lovely spacious room with sliding doors leading to its very own private balcony where you can sit awhile overlooking the River Cree to your feet
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, slim line dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and fitted wardrobe
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds and views of the river
    Box Room: A small room with reduced size bed suitable for one child
    Bathroom; With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Cot available on requestCommunal riverside patio area with designated sitting area. Storage for one car, mountain bikes, fishing rods, walking equipment and golf clubs. Garage parking for one car and on road parking for one car. NB: Low wall separates sitting area from river fast flowing in spate.

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