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South West Scotland cottages and self catering

Choose from 50 cottages in South West Scotland. Search for self catering perfect for couples and large family groups, ideally situated near the coast or at the heart of the countryside.

Self catering accommodation in South West Scotland is great value for money and if you are looking for luxury then check out the cottages with hot tubs, sauna's, gyms, heated swimming pools and much more! Refine your search of South West Scotland self catering accommodation listed by using the county and region menus on the left.

 
 
 
 
 

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The Hayloft in Carnwath, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

The Hayloft, Carnwath, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £282 to £788

Self catering accommodation in Carnwath sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Nestled in the beautiful Scottish countryside with views of Tinto Hill, this pair of adjoining holiday cottages, originally stables and dairy parlours stand adjacent to the owner’s home. Dating back over 200 years, they are situated on a smallholding, 5 miles from the historic burgh of Lanark and 25 miles from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Walking, cycling, fishing, golf, mountain biking and riding are available locally. Lanark, 6 miles, boasts the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, close to the Falls of Clyde, the Corehouse Estate and the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Corehouse Nature Reserve. Biggar, 11 miles, has an array of specialist shops, pubs, eateries, Victorian-style puppet theatre, museums, boating and paddling pools, tennis courts and the famous Hogmanay bonfire and street party. Shops and pub 3 miles.


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The Cottage in Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

The Cottage, Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £340 to £861

Self catering accommodation in Garlieston sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

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. 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.


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Quiet in Sorbie, Wigtownshire, South West Scotland

Quiet, Sorbie, Wigtownshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £223 to £521

Self catering accommodation in Sorbie sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

Located in peaceful countryside and surrounded by the rolling Galloway Hills, these two adjoining byre holiday conversions provide an ideal base from which to explore this quiet Machars Peninsula with its rugged coastline and sandy beaches. Beautifully converted and furnished, they are set on an organic sheep and beef farm accessed by a well-maintained farm road and provide an ideal place to relax and unwind. Home to some of the most beautiful and exotic gardens, the area benefits from a temperate climate due to the gulf stream, and is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. With the beautiful Galloway Forest Park and seven stanes close by, this is a popular area for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Sea, river and loch fishing available in the surrounding area with sailing, watersports and golf in abundance. Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town and Whithorn’s historic dig and priory all nearby, while Newton Stewart has a good range of shops, pubs, eateries, cinema and swimming pool. There are also good tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. Shop 1 mile, pub 3 miles.


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The Orangerie in Bargrennan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

The Orangerie, Bargrennan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £381 to £928

Self catering accommodation in Bargrennan sleeps 2.

Features include: • Internet Access • Hot Tub • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

In the heart of Galloway Forest Park, one of the world’s few ‘Dark Skies Parks’, this unique, detached barn conversion, with private home pub and private deck with American hot tub, boasts spectacular views over the Galloway Hills. With over 2800 square miles of coastline, forests and mountains, and wildlife, walking and cycling on the doorstep, this secluded holiday escape has easy access to outdoor pursuits. Tour of the owners’ smokehouse on request. Shop 8 miles, restaurant/pub 1½ miles.


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The Coach House in Girvan, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

The Coach House, Girvan, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £302 to £699

Self catering accommodation in Girvan sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

This former detached Coach House lies on the private Bargany Estate with over 500 acres of woodland and river walks. Wildlife is abundant with a large variety of birdlife and roe deer to observe. Fishing, both trout and salmon, is available by arrangement. Near the harbour town of Girvan, with sightseeing, fishing and boat trips available, a lovely beach, boating lake, play park and a good variety of shops, restaurants and pubs. The perfect holiday location for the outdoor enthusiast with golf, cycling and walking in abundance. Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore. Swimming pool at Maybole, 6 miles. Shops and pub 3½ miles.


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Bardristane Forge in Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Bardristane Forge, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £267 to £789

Self catering accommodation in Gatehouse of Fleet sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

With fine, uninterrupted sea views from every room and located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this detached, traditional 1895 cottage was originally home to the local blacksmith. It has been furnished with comfort and style. Situated close to Gatehouse of Fleet and within 5 minutes’ drive of sandy beaches. At the edge of UK’s first Dark Sky Park for stargazing and sunsets and central to 7 stanes mountain biking centres. Within easy reach of Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas and with golf courses, castles, gardens and waterfalls, hill, forest and coastal walks, bird and wildlife-watching, fishing, sailing, horse-riding and tennis. Shop 5 miles.


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Learig Cottage in Maidens, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Learig Cottage, Maidens, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £314 to £559

Self catering accommodation in Maidens sleeps 2.

Features include: Short Breaks Non smoking • Detached Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: The delightful harbour village of Maidens situated on the largely unexplored coastline of southwestern Scotland and just 1.5 miles from magnificent golf at Turnberry is the enviable location for this lovingly restored fisherman’s bothy. This studio-style accommodation boasts its own private decked sitting-out area and is surrounded by the owners’ pretty garden complete with pond whilst the harbour village green and coastline abundant with birdlife are almost on the doorstep. Close by Culzean Castle is well worth a visit as are Souter Johnnie’s Cottage at Kirkoswald and the Burns National Heritage Centre at Alloway. Trips to the island of Arran depart from Ardrossan and day trips to Northern Ireland from Stranraer are easily possible. Troon is 20 miles. An excellent restaurant is within a short stroll and Maidens has a village shop.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double bed (6ft zip and link can be twin). Kitchen. Shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Oak Cottage in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Oak Cottage, Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £365 to £928

Self catering accommodation in Crawfordjohn sleeps 6.

Features include: • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 33,000-acre Douglas Estate, surrounded by open countryside and panoramic views, these three attached holiday cottages, set within a courtyard, have been renovated and furnished to a 5 star standard and provide excellent accommodation from which to explore the surrounding areas. Woodland walks are available direct from the door, and the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s coast to coast long distance walk, runs close by. It is an ideal base for hill walking, fishing, wildlife and bird-watching, sightseeing or one of the many country estate pursuits available locally. Nearby Biggar has an array of specialist shops, pubs, eateries, Victorian-style puppet theatre, museums, boating and paddling pools, tennis courts and the famous Hogmanay bonfire and street party. Within easy reach are the cities of Edinburgh, with Scotland’s most famous castle dominating the city skyline, world-class museums, galleries, restaurants and bars, and Glasgow, a vibrant bustling city and home to the Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera. Shops 7 miles, pub 2 miles.


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The Granary in Shawhead, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

The Granary, Shawhead, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £285 to £629

Self catering accommodation in Shawhead sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, these three detached properties are presented to the highest standards. They are located in remote settings on the edge of the moors with delightful woodland walks and hillside trails up into forests or to the main estate which has the renowned Glenkiln Sculpture Walk - the world’s first collection of sculpture in a natural setting, with sculptures by Henry Moore, Jacob Epstein and Auguste Rodin. It is an area hugely popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes cycling trail is also close by. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore and many lovely gardens nearby as well for those seeking a slower pace of recreation.
The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor. Golf courses, sailing, horse riding, cycling and walking are all available close by, and there are tennis courts and swimming-pools in nearby Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Dumfries. Fishing is available by arrangement at Glen Kiln Loch with the first day free of charge (any days after are chargeable at £8 per adult and £4 per child/OAP). Many quaint villages await exploration including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William (known as the Machars of Galloway and presented with the Pride of Galloway award) and the popular village of Portpatrick with stunning views over the North Channel to the Irish coast. A trip to Ireland from Stranraer also makes for a good day out. Dumfries, with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre, lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town (8 miles), is a traditional market town with shops specialising in local produce. There are also many beautiful beaches for holidaymakers to enjoy. Shop 5 miles, pub 5½ miles.


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Loch View in Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Loch View, Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £352 to £846

Self catering accommodation in Colvend sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Situated on the edge of the seaside conservation village of Rockcliffe, this detached character property overlooking White Loch offers an ideal holiday base from which to explore the Solway coastline and surrounding area. Wonderful forest, coastal and lochside walks from the doorstep and direct cycling access into Dalbeattie Forest - one of the ‘7 Stanes’. The delightful sailing village of Kippford (with two pubs) and the beaches of Rockcliffe and Sandyhills are just over 2 miles away. RSPB Mersehead and NT properties are nearby. Shop 150 yards, pub ½ mile.


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Gardener’s Cottage in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Gardener’s Cottage, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £345 to £838

Self catering accommodation in Castle Douglas sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

"Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."


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Martha’s Shore Cottage in Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Martha’s Shore Cottage, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £345 to £838

Self catering accommodation in Glencaple sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

Peacefully set with panoramic views over countryside to the Nith Estuary, these detached, single-storey holiday cottages have their own garden and have been furnished and equipped to the STB’s ‘4 Star’ standard. Conheath Gatelodge is a traditional Georgian cottage with many original features, whilst Martha’s Shore Cottage was an original fisherman’s cottage dating back to 1700 - generations of Martha’s artistic family lived here and her father was the stone mason for the farm estate, and cut stone for the owner’s farmhouse. There are lovely riverside walks from the door with abundant birds and wildlife to spot. There are many quiet roads ideal for cycling, and excellent wildfowl salt-marshes surrounding Caerlaverock Castle, 3 miles away. Solway Firth is easily accessible. Dumfries, 3 miles, has good shopping, restaurants, cinema and sports facilities. Sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, castles and nature reserves within easy reach. Shop/P.O. and good village pub ½ mile.


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