Overlooking Loch Trool in the heart of the beautiful Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park, The Buchan provides modern, comfortable accommodation for up to 8 people who enjoy getting away from it all and forgetting about the outside world. Set in a remote, stunning location and surrounded by hills and forests there are outstanding opportunities for walking and relaxation. Bird watching is exceptional and there are cycle tracks nearby. Fishing can be arranged through the Glentrool Visitor Centre, five miles away.
Converted from a farm to a hunting lodge in 1855 by the Earl of Galloway, this historic house offers life at a different pace. Its systems are entirely reliant on nature with its own hydro-electricity and separate water supply. It has full central heating and wood-burning stove. A large conservatory (with hot tub) allows you to relax and enjoy the spectacular views and wildlife whatever the weather. There is no television reception, but a small set is provided for those who wish to bring their own video or games. There is a payphone for those who fret at the loss of a mobile signal!
The house is surrounded by over two acres of private land with a small burn, woodland and pond. Beyond this is some of the finest oak forest in Scotland with trees up to 400 years old. Sheep graze nearby and wildlife predominates so dogs must be kept under strict control. The house and its surroundings can be enjoyed all year round but insect repellent is strongly advised in the summer!
Directly adjacent to the House o’ Hill Hotel is Curleywee Cottage, named after one of the region’s mountains.
The cottage provides ideal accommodation for those seeking to get away from it all, who are walking the Southern Upland Way, exploring the Galloway Forest or biking along the world-renowned 7Stanes trails.
The recently refurbished cottage, which can comfortably sleep three people, has its own washing and secure bike facilities and pets are also welcome by arrangement.
It comprises a tastefully decorated and fully equipped open-plan kitchen and living area with a flat screen TV/DVD player; two extremely comfortable bedrooms, one single, one double; and a stylishly appointed bathroom with luxury walk-in shower.
The garden area at the back of the cottage is fully enclosed to ensure privacy and security if you decide to bring a pet. It also comes equipped with a picnic table.
The cottage can be booked on a bed and breakfast basis or self catering, please contact us for further details
Situated in Bargrennan, House o’ Hill Hotel features a garden. This 3-star hotel offers a bar. Free WiFi is at guests’ disposal.
All units are fitted with a TV with cable channels, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a wardrobe. Each room has a private bathroom, while some rooms are equipped with a kitchen with an oven. All guest rooms will provide guests with a toaster.
A continental breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.
Hiking is among the activities that guests can enjoy near the hotel.
Lying in a very peaceful, rural location on a 200-acre private estate, this detached former farmhouse offers the perfect luxury self-catering break in beautiful countryside adjacent to the Galloway Hills.
Upstairs, each of the five bedrooms offers a comfortable night’s sleep and the spacious bathrooms and additional en suite will help the morning rush for the shower. Quality towels and bed linen are provided and there is free Wi-Fi access and ample parking available.
The beautiful 200-acre estate abounds with wildlife and offers excellent walking, cycling and wildlife spotting opportunities as well as first-class salmon fishing on the water of Minnoch. You are also ideally located for exploring Scotland’s longest and most challenging walking route, the Southern Upland Way, and are close to the Galloway Forest Park with its 300 square miles of beautiful green forest, heather-clad hills, wealth of wildlife and two of the 7stanes mountain biking centres, Glentrool and Kirroughtree. At night, it is also one of the best spots in the UK for stargazing with the naked eye, as it’s the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and one of only two in Europe.
Two holiday cottages that have been designed to cater for couples with all “mod cons” to make self-catering an enjoyable experience. The cottages are spacious and comfortable and provide all the creature comforts of home after exploring the area. Both offer CCTV and DVD. The CCTV is so you can watch, when in season, the antics of the Barn Owls and Tawny Owls as they bring up their young. You will be amazed how you become absorbed in the drama and antics of the Owl families.
A fairytale cottage in a wild and beautiful glen, this diminutive former schoolroom makes a perfect hideaway or writing retreat for two, or even one. Reached by a bumpy track, it lies in the middle of the glen, with the Solway Firth just a mile or so away.
We are a small, friendly, family run site, for those who enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in a rural location with countryside views
We are a newly established, friendly alternative to staying on a large site . Located approximately a mile outside the market town of Newton Stewart. Ideally situated for those wishing to explore the Galloway forest park ,and the local coastline.
North Barnkirk Cottages
Sitting on the banks of the River Cree Hazelbank combines spacious family accommodation in a safe waterside location with an attractive, private garden to the front with the rear garden enclosed with fencing along the riverside. The house is conveniently located within walking distance of the centre of Newton Stewart which provides a variety of hotels, cafes and shops. The popular Cree Bridge Hotel with restaurant is within a five minute walk of the cottage. The cottage offers excellent opportunities for woodland and hill walking, plus cycling almost on the doorstep. There is a fisherman’s path beside the house to the river and other fishing can be found in th local area.
Galloway Forest Park (designated Britain’s first Dark Skies Park) is located nearby offering unsurpassed star gazing opportunities and one of the stages of the 7Stanes mountain bike network is within a five minute drive of the cottage. Minnigaff has an excellent 18 hole golf course and other sporting facilities, including game, coarse and sea fishing, are all available nearby.
Carraig is a luxuriously appointed Shepherd’s Hut set in a small paddock beside our farmsteading. Egyptian cotton bedlinen, deep 2000 pocket-sprung mattress, pure wool throws and lots of comfy cushions ensure you have a good night’s sleep in the absolute peace and quiet of this unpolluted, hidden countryside gem. On the edge of Galloway Forest Park, no light pollution means on cloudless nights a myriad stars, planets, and even the Milky Way can be seen. The views from your bed day or night are breathtaking.
A tiny log-burning stove heats the hut, and there’s a mini-oven with a grill and 2 hotplates for rustling up all your mealtime needs. Store your provisions in the under-counter larder fridge. Hot and cold running water, as well as logs, firelighters and kindling are provided. Free Wi-fi. A shower and loo supplied with toiletries and toilet rolls and fluffy White Company towels complete the facilities on offer inside the Hut.
Externally, decking surrounds Carraig, with a charming bistro set for morning coffee or evening aperitifs. From here you have fantastic long-ranging views over farmland to the Galloway Hills in the distance. The paddock is for your exclusive use. There is free parking, an electric vehicle charge-point, and although we live on site, we will only come and see you to check you in and out and if you need us.
Carraig sleeps 2 in one double bed. Because of farm animals in close proximity, sorry, no dogs or pets. No children.
Prices from £100 per night. Min 2 nights. Maximum 2 persons.
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Beautiful riverside setting, detached 18th-century house visited by Edgar Allan Poe as a boy in 1815. Five letting rooms, en-suites, evening meals, table licence.
Flowerbank Guest House
Housed in an old Victorian schoolhouse, Newton Stewart Youth Hostel is located in a quiet woodland area just five minutes from the picturesque market town of Newton Stewart in the beautiful south west of Scotland.
The youth hostel offers a range of shared accommodation and private rooms and is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts, families and wildlife watchers looking to discover the Galloway Forest Park and surrounding area.
Other facilities include a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a laundry and drying room, secure bike storage and ample on-site parking.
Set in its own grounds, the Stables Guest House is the ideal base for your holiday in the South West of Scotland. 3-Star Scottish Tourist Board.
Stables Guest House
Two self-catering apartments in the picturesque Scottish town of Newton Stewart, close to the town centre and all amenities. Apartment one is situated to the rear of the building with patio and sleeps up to four people. Apartment 2 is of Victorian character with high ceilings, original cornicing and a working open fire in the living-room and it sleeps three.
Elaine Ramsay Apartments
8 Arthur Street
Set in the market town of Newton Stewart, a 35-minute drive from Stranraer, Rowallan Guest House was built in 1880. Guests benefit from free parking and free Wi-Fi.
All the rooms are located on the first floor and some have view of the garden and over Galloway hills. They all have en suite facilities, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
In the morning, breakfast is served in the elegant, spacious front lounge. Evening meals are available on request.
Brewery House Bed & Breakfast features free WiFi throughout the property and views of river in Newton Stewart. Free private parking is available on site.
Guest rooms in the bed and breakfast are fitted with a kettle. At Brewery House Bed & Breakfast rooms are equipped with a seating area.
Breakfast is available each morning, and includes continental and full english/irish options.
Stranraer is 21.7 miles from the accommodation, while Portpatrick is 26.7 miles from the property. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 37.9 miles away.
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Newton Stewart! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
This property is also rated for the best value in Newton Stewart! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
Brigton But n Ben cottages are situated on Brigton Farm three miles south of the beautiful Glentrool, where the River Cree and Water of Minnoch converge. The property is an ideal venue for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, horse owners, canoeists, anglers and golfers as all needs are catered for without travelling far. The accommodation consists of three self-catering units, one single and two with twin bedrooms, all with a spacious open plan kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting room. All linen, towels and heating are included, there are clothes drying facilities on-site.
The area boasts some of Dumfries & Galloway’s finest scenery together with an exciting variety of activities. The long-distance walking route, the Southern Upland Way, borders Brigton Farm so you can walk as much or as little as you like, while cyclists will love the exhilarating 7stanes mountain biking centre at Glentrool in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. Keep your eyes peeled for rare wildlife in the forest and head to the Wood of Cree RSPB reserve, reached through a delightful trail passing waterfalls with views over the River Cree. An ideal retreat to recharge the tired batteries.
Set in Newton Stewart, Stables Guest House offers 3-star accommodation with a shared lounge. Free WiFi is available and in-house parking is provided.
At the guest house, rooms are fitted with a desk. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV, and certain rooms at Stables Guest House have a garden view. All rooms feature a wardrobe.
A Full English/Irish breakfast is served daily at the property.
Nestled in a peaceful area in southwest Scotland and yet within walking distance or a short drive from Newton Stewart for shopping and the gateway to the Galloway Forest Park, there is plenty to see and doin Dumfries & Galloway. This is an ideal spot for mountain biking, we are close to Kirroughtree and Glentrool, part of the 7 stanes. We can offer short breaks all year round.
The cottages are spacious and comfortable and provide all the creature comforts of home after exploring all the different and exciting adventures Dumfries and Galloway has to offer.
All the cottages offer CCTV and DVD. The CCTV is so you can watch, when in season, the antics of the Barn Owls and Tawny Owls as they bring up their young. You will be amazed how you become absorbed in the drama and antics of the Owl families.
Newton Stewart is only 15 minutes away by car where there are good restaurants and friendly pubs. Mind you, you will have to keep a wary eye open for the deer as you travel. Also Newton Stewart has Shops and Supermarkets where you can stock up with supplies.
What adventure you may ask? Many… The Natural beauty of the Mull of Galloway to watch the drama of sea-bird life, The Red Kite Trail, Galloway Forest and the wild Mountain Goats. The Wickerman Festival, Scotland’s answer to Glastonbury, Golfing, Fishing, Walking the Southern Upland Way, Mountain biking on the 7 Stanes… to name but some.
Surrounded with views of the Galloway Hills our Caravan and Motorhome Certificated Location is situated a mile from Newton Stewart and a 15 minute drive from Wigtown. Our five serviced pitches are hardstanding with grass area. Each pitch has its own drinking water tap, grey water drain and access to an electric hook up. Chemical waste disposal also on site. On site there is the “Wee Hoose” which is home to a toilet and shower as well as an information point.
Flowerbank Guest House, an attractive 18th Century listed building, sits on the picturesque banks of the River Cree, in over an acre of private landscaped gardens. Flowerbank’s five letting rooms can accommodate couples, families, groups of friends and single holidaymakers alike.
Flowerbank’s extensive garden runs right to the bank of the river with plentiful shaded and sunny seating areas (including a summerhouse) for guests to relax. Our secure outbuilding allows those guests who choose to explore the area on bike with the perfect spot to lock away their bikes in the evening.
Flowerbank is just across the river from Newton Stewart an excellent base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway, particularly the Galloway Hills and the areas many fine golf courses. Our position just three miles from the coast also allows guests to explore the beautiful coastline of South-West Scotland.
Period cottage with wonderful views of Merrick mountain and open countryside. This well-presented stone built property, has been refurbished in the summer of 2016, but still retains many original features and charm, offering cosy country living with 21st century comfort. Nested in a peaceful private position, within walking distance of all local amenities.
Located overlooking the beautiful countryside, on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Kirkcowan with its friendly country pub. Within easy reach of the historic marketing towns of Newton Stewart, Gate House of Fleet and Kirkcudbright (popularly known as the Artist town), with their excellent festivals, leisure and shopping facilities. The immediate area is a paradise for walkers, hikers, cyclists and mountain bikers with numerous glens, country trails, nature reserves, forestry tracks and costal paths including the wonderful Wigtown Bay, Luce Bay, Solway Firth coast line and the splendid Galloway National Park to explore. Glentrool is close by and offers forest walks, from the view point at Bruce’s Stone you get magnificent views down the Loch which is also home to an RSPB bird reserve. The 7stanes series of mountain bike trails are on the doorstep, described as ‘global superstar’ of tracks graded from easy to severe. Loch Ken offers a huge choice of watersports and the longest zip wire in Europe as well as a human slingshot can be found at a outdoor activity centre which is a short drive away. The Cocoabean Factory, at Twynholm is a great day out for younger children there are chocolate workshops and excellent indoor and outdoor play parks to enjoy!
when you walk into the cottage you will find the lounge which has lovely views across the open countryside, cosy log burner and a smart TV a great space to catch up and relax after a day exploring the beautiful surrounding area. From the lounge you will enter the kitchen which has a lovely stone feature wall, electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer, there is also a utility room with washer/dryer. Along the hallway you will find the bathroom with shower over the bath and WC. The double and twin bedrooms are opposite and both offer comfortable and relaxed accommodation with views across the stunning hills and pretty garden.
Outside there is a lovely enclosed garden with a further 10 acres of land and woodland to explore and there is private parking for two cars.