This former gamekeeper’s cottage, built in 1896, lies up a peaceful glen in the Galloway hills. Here you are away from traffic noise and street lights, and on a clear night see the stars.
The garden is a haven for birdlife and red squirrels . A short distance away are the many attractions of the area, with something to offer for all ages.
The tastefully modernised cottage has been refurbished to retain its original character and features, making it a comfortable family holiday home. It is approached from the Skyreburn road up a short track, through the field beside the cottage to a large fenced car parking area. The small Paradise burn is at the rear of the cottage, through a gate with a secure latch.
The beautiful Solway coast is just under three miles away, with superb beaches for swimming and watersports, and there are many golf courses to be enjoyed. Hill walking is on the doorstep and there are many hill lochs for fishing. Galloway Forest Park has the well known 7 stanes Mountain bike trails at Kirroughtree and is also a designated Dark Sky Park, while nearby Laggan Outdoor has one of the longest zipwires in Europe, and Cream of Galloway, makers of delicious ice cream, have an adventure playground for all ages among its many activities. Nearby Creetown, reached further up the Skyreburn road has the Gem Rock Museum.
Gatehouse of Fleet, 4 miles away, Kirkcudbright, the “artists’ town”, and Castle Douglas have excellent pubs and cafes, and are known for their food shops and galleries. There are also many interesting gardens and popular National Trust properties to visit.
Good home cooking can be collected from The Scottish Pantry Catering, King Street, Castle Douglas. Both Tesco and Majestic Wines deliver to Rowantree.
Rowan Cottage is a lovely terraced family house with a large enclosed garden. Cosy in winter and cool in the summer. In a convenient location it is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, pubs, golf course, bowling, and tennis court. Forest walks and beautiful sandy beaches are within easy reach.
The tourist town of Gatehouse of Fleet sits in the centre of the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area, at the head of the Fleet Estuary. Watched over by the 15th Century Heritage Site of Cardoness Castle, it nestles between a coastline of sandy beaches and the gentle Galloway Hills.
Rosebank Holiday Cottage is situated in the pretty unspoilt village of Port Logan in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland and is ideal for families and couples looking for something completely different from their hectic working lives. This traditional fisherman’s cottage is now completely refurbished making your holiday in Scotland comfortable and welcoming. The cottage has two double bedrooms, one ensuite, and a third bedroom with bunk beds, sleeping a family of six. All on one level, a bright and light open plan kitchen, living and dining area opens onto a large private, secure garden on two levels. Steps to the top level lead to a picnic table and seating area where there is a wonderful view of the Port Logan Lighthouse and the sea. Two / Three well behaved pets are welcome at Rosebank for a small extra charge
Set amidst the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful Scottish Machars Peninsula, Ravenstone School Hall offers the perfect rural retreat.
Built in the late eighteen hundreds the School Hall is a listed building of important historical interest, which at its peak catered for 74 pupils from the surrounding farms.
Nowadays, the hustle and bustle of yesteryear has been replaced with a warm, tranquil ambience.
Refurbished and decorated to a high standard throughout, the School Hall offers the ideal cosy hideaway and provides homely self-catering accommodation.
The accommodation consists of a Victorian tiled entrance porch and inner hallway with a large open-plan lounge and kitchen area, which was formerly the main classroom and contains the original oak paned classroom dividing wall.
This forms a wonderful light and airy space, perfect for dining, socialising and relaxing.
There is a luxury bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle and an additional utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and table top freezer.
There are two king-size bedrooms, one which is on the ground floor and the other at first floor level which is equipped with a balcony overlooking an open expanse of fields.
A small ground floor room can store two pedal bikes and is also where the garden furniture is stored.
For those with an interest in astronomy, the area was awarded one of the best dark sky areas in the world to see the night sky.
There is a gravelled area at the rear where guests can sit out and relax in the tranquil atmosphere.
The School Hall offers the perfect blend of both original charm and character whilst providing all modern conveniences.
For keen cyclists there are lots of superb places to venture or for those with mountain bikes, the Kirroughtree mountain biking centre is a must.
Delve into history at the historic Whithorn Priory or linger over a book and coffee in Wigtown, Scotland’s official Book Town.
Enjoy one of the many spectacular gardens that flourish in the unique climate in this part of Scotland or take the ferry to Ireland for a day.
It forms an ideal base to explore all that the local area has to offer.
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.
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 charming stone-built, semi-detached house, dating back to 1793 in the village of Kirkcowan, on the Machars Peninsula in Galloway, in South West Scotland.
Fully refurbished, this welcoming property provides comfortable accommodation for up to five people in three bedrooms, consisting of a king-size master bedroom with en-suite shower, as well as a twin and single bedroom that share a bathroom.
The sitting room has a lovely woodburning stove and for entertainment, there’s an HD flat screen TV and DVD player, along with a piano in the hall.
Also in the sitting room is a dining area, so can you choose to eat here, or at the breakfast bar in the well-equipped kitchen.
The rear garden has a patio and a lawned area, or you can even enjoy outdoor table tennis at the owners’ property next door.
There are walks from the property that take you out into the countryside, and you will find a warm welcome on your return at the village inn.
Kirkcowan also offers a Post Office and a general store.
Why not visit Whithorn Priory & Museum, with its display of ancient carved stones, indulge in the Wigtown Book Festival, or stretch your legs at the Newton Stewart Walking Festival?
Challenge yourself on Europe’s longest zip wire at the Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, or visit the award-winning Cream O’ Galloway ice cream factory and visitor centre.
This delightful property has something for everyone.
Two centuries younger than its next door neighbour The Pend, Precinct House echoes back to a time when Whithorn’s medieval streets were being refashioned in the Scottish Georgian vernacular style. The house is made up of two buildings joined together by a glass atrium, perfect for sunny indoor dining.
Park Cottage is a former rectory within Galloway House Estate. In 1740 the Earl of Galloway chose this exceptionally sheltered bay to build his mansion and develop a Capability Brown inspired garden. You can still make out the avenue where the rector rode his pony to the mansion house chapel. The stable is now our log store.
Today our visitors can enjoy 23 private acres of this listed landscape with the sea and venerable trees to the east and open fields and the old laundry just visible to the south. Enjoy the summerhouse and watch the fishing boats sailing by or perhaps catch a glimpse of the abundant wildlife in the garden.
This charming cottage is just the ticket for exploring this beautiful picturesque corner of Southwest Scotland. Dating back more than 150 years and originally two farm cottages, nowadays it is a peaceful and cosy retreat. A honeysuckle archway leads to a delightful garden just waiting to be explored. For those who prefer their comforts inside then the wood burning stove offers the perfect spot for curling up with a good book. The cottage enjoys views across Palmallet Loch, a habitat for an abundance of wildlife. Throughout spring and summer you can watch swans nestling and cygnets learning to swim and feed. There are many species of birds and ducks, and occasionally a heron, attracted by the loch and its surroundings. If you are lucky you may also spot deer, badgers, foxes and birds of prey. For walkers this is a perfect base. From the cottage door heading through Palmallet Farm you can pick up the coastal path either heading north to Garlieston or south to the Isle of Whithorn. The pretty little sandy beach at Rigg Bay is delightful and the views from Cruggleton Castle are beautiful.
A wonderful family holiday cottage with excellent sea views close to one of South West Scotland’s outstanding beaches at Brighouse Bay. The cottage sleeps six and is equipped to an excellent standard.
Brighouse Bay is a quiet sandy cove with superb views over the Solway to the Lake District and also the Isle of Man. It provides a safe haven for swimming and sailing while there are of course rock pools to explore as well. Other excellent beaches are also available close by at Carrick Bay and Sandgreen to provide more variety.
The local area is a superb base for cycling with quiet country roads or strenuous mountain bike trails in the Forestry Commission Woodlands, the 7Stanes routes are all close by. The coast line is well worth exploring with rugged cliff walks and open beaches whilst the Forestry Commission Woodlands and Galloway Forest Park are also close by providing excellent opportunities for watching wildlife and also, on dark nights, stargazing with the Galloway Forest Park being one of the country’s first Dark Sky Parks.
The busy harbour town of Kirkcudbright is only five miles away. The town has a very active Artists community and has an annual art gallery exhibition frequently showcasing works by Monet and other well-known artists. There are local artists’ studios which are open to the public and worth exploring. Within the town there are varied independent shops which are worth investigating for local produce and crafts. Slightly further away, Castle Douglas also provides an interesting town to discover and both Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright have good hotels, restaurants and pubs for eating out.
For rainy days the nearby Brighouse Bay Holiday Park has a swimming pool which is open to the public and there also numerous historic sites of interest worth exploring including Kirkandrews Church which is one of the smallest you are ever likely to find.
A delightful, modern, detached cottage situated in the village of Carsluith, near Creetown in the beautiful Dumfries & Galloway region in south west Scotland.
With views to the coast, this Creetown cottage is ideal for family or friends wishing to enjoy time together in this diverse and scenic part of the country.
All ground floor and appointed to a high standard throughout, this Creetown cottage has three bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single, with the double having an en-suite shower room.
The accommodation is completed by a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with French doors opening to the front garden, a perfect spot to enjoy an indulgent breakfast of eggs and smoked salmon, purchased from the neighbouring Galloway Smokehouse, while you enjoy the views across the A75 to the sea beyond.
A bench and a south-west facing garden mean you can sit with a refreshing drink and enjoy the open view as you plan your day’s activities.
Creetown, a small seaport town, is just a few miles along the coast from your cottage and has a shop, pub and Post Office.
Just four minutes’ walk from the property brings you to a small beach ideal for enjoyable walks and excellent birdwatching, with ospreys in mid summer, while 10 minutes’ drive brings you to the beach at Mossyard which boasts small, shallow bays with a wonderful collection of seashells.
A short drive from this Creetown cottage brings you to Newton Stewart with an abundance of shops and two large riverside supermarkets, Wigtown, officially designated as Scotland’s National Book Town, which boasts numerous shops housing thousands of books, and the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Garden Estate at Castle Douglas.
Try boating or windsurfing on Loch Ken, cycling at Kirroughtree on the edge of the Galloway Forest, or river or loch fishing throughout the area.
Alternatively, enjoy a round of golf at one of the five courses in the area, visit the whisky distillery at Bladnoch or take a trip to the Isle of Whithorn or St. Ninian’s Cave.
This modern Creetown cottage is ideally situated for a varied break all year round.
Leaving the main drive you swing right onto Orroland Lodge’s private drive and wind through mixed woodland, following a burbling stream with wild ferns, flowers and farm fields beyond. Here sleek cattle enjoy the succulent grass with enviable views of the sea. Rumble over your cattle grid and past the head of one of the paths leading to the shore. There’s still no sign of Orroland Lodge until the road sweeps round to the left and the Lodge emerges from the sheltering trees in all its glory.
You have arrived at a holiday house that is large and impressive in appearance, offering accommodation that is very easy to live in. Listen for the ethereal sound of the sea in harmony with the birdsong; sounds that are totally unobtrusive and good for the soul.
Enjoy the spacious, elegant and comfortable accommodation in this former shooting lodge. You can relax on the sheltered, sunny terrace and feast your eyes on the views across the Solway Firth to the Cumbrian mountains. All along the front of the house the rooms have uninterrupted sea views (there’s no such thing as a bad view at Orroland Lodge). You are a stone’s throw from the steep wooded slope leading down to the private rocky shoreline, where you will find driftwood to collect and rock pools and caves to discover. The large flat rocks are ideal for barbecues, picnics and sunbathing.
Sleeps 6. Three bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms, with third main bathroom. All on one level. Large (46m2) living space with kitchen, living. dining room with wood stove. Travel cot and highchair available, no extra charge. Surrounded by stunning countryside and near superb beaches, this spacious, airy cottage is the ideal base for making the most of all the nearby outdoor activities and beautiful Dumfries & Galloway.
Our eco-friendly barn conversion offers more than just a roof over your head while you’re on holiday. Family friendly and suitable for groups, our single story self-catering cottage is comfortable and welcoming. On a practical level there are three bedrooms sleeping 6 people with two bedrooms offering en-suite shower, sink and WC. There’s also a third bathroom with large bath next to the master bedroom. There is a spacious living/dining/eating area with wood-burning stove.
Plenty to do
Walk out the door and you can climb an Iron Age Hill Fort for one of the most stunning views of the Wigtown Bay Estuary and Galloway Hills. Jump in the car and in five minutes you can explore a sprawling garden walk and Rigg Bay beach in Garlieston. The water is shallow and perfect for little ones. Bigger ones may enjoy the climb up the coastal path to the remains of Cruggleton Castle. On your bike you can explore all of the Machars Peninsula on quiet roads. Or for the more adventurous, head to Kirroughtree Forest Park near Newton Steward and tackle one of the Seven Stanes mountain biking courses.
Orchard Cottage lends itself to family games with the wood stove roaring away. But exploring Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town is a must for any visitor. There are book shops to keep all readers of all ages happy. Highly recommended is a visit to The Bookshop, immortalised in Shaun Bythell’s critically acclaimed The Diary of a Bookseller. Scotland’s largest bookshop, it really has a book for everyone.
Come in early spring or later in autumn for fantastic views of the night sky. You can wander up our Hill fort for a quick peak. For more of an adventure, drive the short distance to the UK’s only Dark Sky Park in the Galloway Forest.
Inside the house has games and books for younger visitors. Outside there is a playhouse and slide in the courtyard and a swingset in the paddock next to the cottage.
Wigtown Book Festival
Orchard Cottage makes an ideal base for groups wanting to attend the Wigtown Book Festival that is held at the end of September – set up your own book club discussion group in the living room!
Welcome to Kilfillan Holiday Cottage, Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland.
Kilfillan offers the perfect base for exploring this beautiful corner of Galloway, with miles of spectacular coastline, woodland walks, stunning hills and forests and a varied range of visitor attractions.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet relaxing break away from it all or a holiday the whole family will love, Kilfillan Cottage offers a high standard of self-catering holiday accommodation based in the former Millisle railway station near Garlieston
A typical Scottish laird’s house, in an exceptionally quiet place of ancient culture and deep peace just a couple of miles from the sea. The remoteness of this peninsular at the mouth of the Solway Firth makes the star-gazing second to none.
Situated in Newton Stewart, Barnkirk Holidays features accommodation with a flat-screen TV. Complimentary WiFi is offered.
An oven and microwave are also featured, as well as a kettle.
Guests can go hiking or relax in the garden.
Situated in the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet, this well-equipped terraced house with good sized rear garden is well situated to explore the beautiful Galloway countryside. Pubs, Hotels & Cafes are within walking distance. There are lovely safe sandy beaches nearby at Sandgreen and Mossyard suitable for swimming and water sports. There is excellent bird watching, with the Red kite trail within a short drive. There are plentiful opportunities for cycling including the Forestry Commission 7Stanes Mountain Bike Network trails, the nearest being at Kirroughtree & walking, whether it is cliff top, forest or hill walking. Golf and tennis are both close by. Fishing on river and lochs are also available locally in season.
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.
Mid Bishopton Cottage is a newly refurbished comfortable self-contained farm cottage on a working dairy farm, just 1 mile from historic Whithorn. We accommodate most guests including families of all ages, fishing parties, field sport parties, couples and up to two well behaved dogs per stay.
This charming self-catering property sleeps up to four people with two light and well furnished bedrooms and a comfortable and homely lounge. The fully equipped kitchen and dining area offers plenty of space for cooking and entertaining and includes a cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine. Pets are welcome at Mid Bishopton Cottage and have room to run around in the enclosed garden and on the miles of scenic walks surrounding the cottage. WiFi is avialbale as well as a travel cot and high chair.
A cosy cottage in a peaceful, secluded location and with fine views of the surrounding countryside. The cottage is an excellent base for exploring this delightful area. Convenient for forest walks readily available in the nearby extensive Galloway Forest Park, Britain’s first designated Dark Sky Park, easy access to the Southern Upland Way, and for the more adventurous there are plentiful opportunities for hill walking. Located throughout south west Scotland are a large network of cycle tracks including stages of the Forestry Commission 7Stanes mountain bike network, with the local stage being at Kirroughtree. A variety of beaches are within easy reach, and there are several golf courses nearby. Newton Stewart is within three miles, offering shopping and recreational facilities with a variety of hotels and pubs for eating out.
Fabulous in every season, this self-catering accommodation offers a warm comfortable holiday home for families and friends. A photographer’s dream – large corner windows in the first floor sitting room offer magical views of the historic MacLellan’s Castle, the picturesque harbour and river, plus, a unique perspective of Kirkcudbright’s lively, colourful, civic parades and celebrations.
Holiday home of an artist and architect, the property has been in the artist’s family since 1913. Traditional Scottish and contemporary art adorns the walls. The ample kitchen/dining room was recently modernised and fitted to a very high standard as was the master bedroom and family bathroom. The three charming bedrooms and a cloakroom are on the top floor. Wifi is available throughout the house.
A surprising walled garden with lawn and patio is a safe, sunny place to relax or play. Fruits and flowers can be picked in season.
Traditional shops feature fresh produce, as do the restaurants, pubs and cafes – all within walking distance. Stroll to interesting small boutiques, art galleries, the harbour and the town’s recreational facilities. Short drives to lovely sandy beaches, hiking and cycling trails, sailing, fishing, birdwatching and much, much more…….
Set in Newton Stewart, Machermore Castle West Lodge provides accommodation with access to a garden.
Offering mountain views, all units come with a kettle, a flat-screen TV, ironing facilities and a living room. A balcony with river views is offered in each unit.
Fishing can be enjoyed nearby.
Lodge Cottage was once the granary and bothy for the farm that have now been carefully and sympathetically converted into a very comfortable cottage containing all modern-day conveniences while retaining an old-world character. Again, the views from
Lodge Cottage has four permanent beds in two large bedrooms while cots and additional full-size folding beds can be supplied on request. Heating is by oil and there are radiators in every room while additional heating by electric radiators is available if required.
There is a full-size oven with hob fitted and the Lodge is also equipped with a fridge freezer, washing machine with dryer and large microwave. Colour television, DVD and CD player are all supplied. Oil heating is supplied free, electricity is by £1 meter and bed linen is included in the rental. Towels will be supplied to overseas visitors only.
Pets are welcome by arrangement and a maximum of two house-trained, well-behaved dogs are allowed in the living area of the cottage with their own bedding (strictly not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture). Outside kennels are also available free of charge for all working dogs. As we are a working farm, dogs must be accompanied and kept under strict control or on a lead at all times