- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
This traditional stone cottage on the Galloway House Estate is 50 yards from a secluded, tree-lined, sandy beach. Imagine being so close to the sea that you can hear the waves from your bedroom as you go to sleep. Enchanting.
The cottage sits on the edge of the original walled garden of the Galloway House Estate, once home to the Earls of Galloway. Recently refurbished in an airy, contemporary style, it also retains many period features, and it is now a charming mixture of Scottish, seaside and garden themed rooms. Beachcombers will love the location, as will writers and painters, nature lovers, activity seekers or honeymooners. This is an idyllic base for exploring everything that the beautiful Solway Coast has to offer. Golf and fishing are within easy reach, as are the Galloway Hills and the world class 7Stanes mountain bike trails. Wigtown (Scotland’s book town), Whithorn (the cradle of early British Christianity) and the harbour villages of Isle of Whithorn and Port William are a short drive or cycle ride away.
The cottage is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and Galloway is a wonderful outdoor playground. The Galloway Hills are a wild upland region dotted with lochs, and you could either attempt a strenuous ascent of the Merrick or opt for a low level stroll around Glentrool. This region is a cyclist’s paradise and the 7stanes mountain biking trails are on your doorstep, as well as some gentler pathways. There are several excellent golf courses nearby, you can go trout and salmon fishing, or you could head for the coast and go sailing, windsurfing or sea kayaking. The wildlife in this part of the world is plentiful and varied, and you are likely to spot everything from badgers and ospreys to seals and dolphins, not to mention numerous species of bird. Alternatively you could visit the stone circles at Drumtroddan and Torehouse, the castles at Cardoness and Cruggleton (to name but a few), the gardens at Galloway House and the museum at Broughton House.
Detailed directions provided on booking.
Prestwick airport 64 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Nearest Bus Stop:
Garlieston 1 mile
Pub in Garlieston
Less than 100 yards from your door
Garlieston 1 mile
Wigtown 7 Miles
On the ground floor there is a living room with a wood burning stove and seating for 4 (including a double sofa bed). There is also a dining kitchen with a table and seating for 4, and a WC. On the first floor is a double bedroom with views over the garden, and a bathroom with a bath and shower. The cottage is equipped with a TV/DVD player, a CD player and WiFi access nearby, and there is a small library of books, CDs and DVDs at your disposal.
The cottage has an enclosed private garden with a BBQ and garden furniture. The harbour village of Garlieston, with its pub, shop, tennis courts, play area and bowling green, is just a mile away and the arboretum of Galloway House Gardens, famous for its spring display of azaleas and rhododendrons, is nearby. Picturesque walks start right from your door – head south on the shore path through primrose woods to Cruggleton Cliffs and the castle beyond, or head north towards Garlieston village via the woodland garden.
Children and dogs are welcome. Free range eggs, rare breed meat and seasonal fruit and vegetables are available from the paddock and walled gardens within the Galloway House Estate. This cottage may be taken with one of our other cottage, Pavilion Cottage, to accommodate up to 12 people.
Conditions of Rental
Bookings usually start on Friday or Monday. Prices are for 2 guests - add 10% for up to 2 additional guests. See the website for special offers. A booking deposit of 50% of the rental is required. The balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday. A