The Wigtown Emporium is a curiosity and book shop run as a family business by Sara and
John Baker-Black. We are located in the heart of Scotland’s book town and our newly
refurbished B&B accommodation will get you close to the heart of the Wigtown Book Festival
which celebrates its 21st anniversary this year.
We are located close to all the shops and cafes, and can offer two double bedrooms with a
shared bathroom. The rooms are up two flights of stairs and are comfortable and quiet. We
are a friendly non-party, no smoking household that includes a small dog and two gentle cats.
The rooms come with free wifi and hot drink facilities.
Price £70 per room per night including breakfast, with a minimum stay of two nights.
Southfield House is a spacious Georgian townhouse in the centre of historic Wigtown,Scotland’s Book Town, in Dumfries and Galloway. Plenty of room for families and friends, this will become your home from home. Sleeps 7. Close to beaches, hills, parks and coastal walks. Great for cycling, walking, star gazing and relaxing.
Self-catering that feels like home is how we like to think about Southfield.
This spacious, three-bedroom Georgian townhouse is in the heart of Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town. Nearby there are sheltered sandy beaches, great days out for the kids, cycling, beautiful gardens and nurseries, excellent fishing, golfing and in the Galloway Forest Park, the UK’s first Dark Sky Park.
This is a fantastic house for families especially those travelling with an older generation. Downstairs there is a double en suite bedroom, newly refurbished large kitchen plus a comfortable sitting room with large screen tv. Upstairs a large double bedroom, a room with three singles for children and friends and a family bathroom, plus a second spacious and comfortable sitting room with large screen tv.
Wigtown’s location gives you easy access to the Galloway Hills, a variety of beaches, fantastic gardens, golf courses, mountain biking – one of the Seven Stanes courses is located nearby at Kirroughtree outside Newton Stewart. There are walks from the front door including one to the nearby bird hide overlooking the Wigtown Bay Nature Reserve and bookshops galore. Across the street is The Bookshop, recently the focus of Shaun Bythell’s critically acclaimed The Diary of a Bookseller. Famous for immortalising rude customers on his Facebook page, Shaun is really a nice guy – just don’t ask for a discount!
Relax in our large walled garden with different areas for the whole family. Read quietly in the sheltered courtyard as the swallows dart overhead; picnic at our purpose built table and benches; let the children escape safely to set up camp in the treehouse towards the end of the garden.
In a peaceful position close to the gardens at the centre of historic Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town, this traditional flat provides an excellent holiday base in the centre of picturesque Galloway with some of the finest scenery in southern Scotland on the doorstep.
Wigtown has a long and distinguished history, as the former County Town. It has retained an old-fashioned charm, enhanced by being Scotland’s book town. It provides a pleasant setting in which to meander, appreciating the high quality gift shops, small gallery, excellent plant nursery, numerous book shops and many cafes. The area spoils for choice for things to explore and discover, with local walks, breath-taking scenery and nearby Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, wilderness and romance sites. Inland, there are the Galloway Hills with hidden lochs and dramatic waterfalls, whilst the beautiful Solway coastline with sandy beaches, rocky coves and picturesque villages is also just a short drive away.
This business has disabled access.
This business has accessible toilets.
This property allows assistance dogs.
Accessibility statement: If difficulty at front door, please ring bell for assistance.
The unspoiled beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Wigwam® Holidays Wigtown, is a hidden treasure situated on a small beef and sheep farm. Wake up with the cows and sheep grazing quietly in the adjacent field. We have 5, luxury heated, 4 berth en-suite Wigwam® Cabins, 3 of which have with their own fantastic electric hot tubs, to help soothe away the stresses. We are also delighted to offer one of Wigwam’s first accessible cabins. Our cabin is wheelchair friendly, sleeps 5 and has its own hot tub. The cabin adds an extra touch of luxury for all people with or without a disability.
This business has disabled access.
This business has accessible toilets.
This business has a wet room.
This business allows assistance dogs.
Accessibility statement: We have one fully accessible cabin on site with parking facilities right beside the cabin with hard standing suitable for wheelchair users. The cabin also has the added benefit of a hot tub.
One of the former byres of Borrowmoss Farm has been carefully converted to provide three lovely single-storey self catering holiday cottages. They can be booked individually or as a whole to accommodate larger groups (maximum 12 people). The enclosed garden provides a safe place for children to play.
Situated in a quiet rural location, yet only 1 mile from Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town, in the heart of the natural beauty of Wigtownshire, Borrowmoss offers an ideal base for your holiday in South West Scotland.
Located 2½ miles from Wigtown, Scotland’s National book Town, Redbrae cottage is a comfortable spacious 3 bedroomed detached cottage on the edge of a working farm. Fully equipped kitchen and dining area provides ample space for entertaining while the bright relaxing lounge has lovely views over the farm. Laundry facilities available in the utility room. Electric heating throughout and complementary WiFi included.
The central location of the cottage makes it an ideal base to explore the area and enjoy the many attractions and scenery of Galloway. The accommodation is suitable for family groups as well as golfers, anglers or walking groups. Or for those who are keen to sample the many book shops and cafes locally.
Contact Sheila for more information availability.
Burnside is a charming 19th century cottage just 15 minutes from Wigtown. You’ll find it tucked away in traquil valley surrounded by rolling green fields. There’s no other house close by. Just you, the wildlife and the view. Enjoy a drink in the enclosed garden while trying to spot dozens of varieties of local birds. BBQ a lobster caught by local fishermen or wander down to the pretty fishing village of Port William just over a mile away. Burnside sleeps five in three bedrooms and is available all year. It has everything you need for a short or long stay.
Stephanie & Carl Davis invite you to Glaisnock Guest House which is located in the heart of Wigtown overlooking the beautiful Wigtown Square Gardens. We offer two comfortable ensuite double rooms with kingsize beds, two single rooms with a shared bathroom and a spacious ensuite family room with a double and two single beds. All room rates include use of the guest lounge, Free Wifi, T.V/DVD/Radio/Freeview and a homecooked full scottish breakfast. Plentiful free on street parking is available. Arrangements can be made for off road private parking and storage of sporting equipment, cycles etc.
We are happy to offer flexible breakfast times, lunches/packed lunches and evening meals are also available. We can cater for vegetarian and gluten free diets, all meals are served in the book themed café. We accept cash & card payments.
Glaisnock House Bed & Breakfast
20 South Main St,
Welcome to Crabapple Cottage, a terraced hideaway nestled in the village of Bladnoch in the picturesque Wigtown Peninsula.
This recently renovated cottage sleeps up to four people. There is a comfortable sitting room, with a wood burning stove and views across a field to the river Bladnoch. There is also a separate, well equipped kitchen and a garden.
6 S Main St
A warm welcome awaits you at Craigmount Guest House which offers Bed & Breakfast or B&B with evening meal. Craigmount is a former manse, dating back to the early 19th century, situated on the edge of Wigtown overlooking the golf course.
Craigmount Guest House
Charming two-bedroom apartment located in Wigtown. Available for rent on a weekly basis. The restored seventeenth-century croft contains a mix of modern design and traditional furnishings. The land around the croft was developed in the 19th century and the building is now part of a terraced street, Lochancroft Lane, named after the croft. The apartment is on the first floor. For further information, photos and availability, please check the website.
This recently renovated cottage sleeps up to four people. There is a comfortable sitting room, with a wood burning stove and views across a field to the river Bladnoch. There is also a separate, well-equipped kitchen and a garden with patio. Visitors can relax with a selection of books, games, DVDs and freeview channels. On-street parking, no pets please.
6 Main Street
Retaining many original Victorian features, Hillcrest House offers STB 3-star quality and comfort set on the southerly edge of town with open views across Wigtown Bay. We have 6 bedrooms, all en-suite, lovely residents’ lounge and dining room. Perfect base for exploring this beautiful area or simply relaxing and enjoying life at a different pace.
This business allows assistance dogs.
Accessibility statement: We have five steps up to the property. We do have a ground floor room with walk in shower with seat and grab-rail. The basin taps are also suitable for those with limited mobility.
Early 1800 sandstone and granite bank building set in an acre of walled garden (now the Bayview Nursery which we also operate). Beautiful views overlooking Nature Reserve and Wigtown Bay to Cumbria and Irish Sea. One double room, two triples, from £30 pppn, breakfast £7.50 and one family/self-catering apartment at £70 per night. All with T.V. and tea-making facilities.
19 Bank Street
A lovely experience! Traditional or gluten-free breakfast and superior fully en-suite stylish B&B accommodation in spacious cottage with guest lounge. Perfect for special occasions or a birthday treat. Quiet location in the rural Royal Burgh of Wigtown, only 4 minutes walk to Nature Reserve at Wigtown Bay and round the corner from the town square. Near Whisky Distillery and Historic Scotland sites & famous gardens – see our website for details & guests’ comments.
Poppy cottage is a charming and deceptively spacious self catering holiday home located in the pretty village of Bladnoch near Wigtown in Dumfries & Galloway. Our holiday home is an ideal base for a couple or family who are looking for a relaxing break away.
Our holiday cottage is set over 2 floors. There is a Hall, large comfortable sitting room with TV and DVD, spacious kitchen with dining area on the ground floor and on the first floor guests will find a double bedroom, twin bedroom, well equipped kitchen, family bathroom and an additional separate cloak room with WC & wash hand basin.
Outside of the holiday home is a pretty garden, where you can sit and enjoy watching the world go by. It is a lovely space to relax at any time of day.
Wigtown, Scotland’s book town is half a mile away with over twenty bookshops selling both second-hand and new books. There are also a variety of local services including pubs, shops, bank and a golf course. The magnificently restored 19th century Town Hall with its library and viewing gallery overlooking Wigtown Bay nature reserve, is a must for any visitor. Annual events held in Wigtown include the Spring and Autumn literary festivals and book fair in May.
For the more adventurous, the surrounding area provides excellent walking, cycling and bird watching opportunities amongst the hills and lochs of the Galloway Forest and along the beautiful sandy beaches close by. Sea, game and coarse fishing are also available.
A lovely traditional cottage carefully renovated to provide spacious and relaxed living with a feature wood burner in the family room plus a second stove in the sitting room – plenty of space for all. The refurbishment ensures that you will enjoy a luxury home from home in the fabulous South West Scotland with it’s stunning scenery and surroundings. The cottage has a peaceful location in the quiet hamlet of Bladnoch with views at the front over fields to the River Bladnoch.
Five comfortable self-catering cottages arranged around a large courtyard, sleeping from two to six. The cottages lie within one mile of Wigtown and have wood-burning stoves for those chilly nights. There is an indoor heated swimming pool, a games barn, an outdoor play area, broadband access and a drying room and storage for bicycles.
Courtyard Holiday Cottages
East Kirkland Farm
Welcome to the Bladnoch Inn, a traditional country inn set in the heart of the Machars, Dumfries and Galloway.
The Bladnoch Inn offers good food, accommodation and a place to relax and enjoy fine ales and our extensive range of spirits. It’s the perfect base from which to explore all that this stunning corner of south west Scotland has to offer.
Just a stone’s throw from Scotland’s most southerly distillery set on banks of the River Bladnoch, Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town is just half a mile away.
The Bladnoch Inn has four twin letting rooms. Food is served 7 days a week.