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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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Kirtle Cottage in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Kirtle Cottage, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £187 to £518

Self catering accommodation in Annan sleeps 2.

Features include: • Swimming Pool • Easy Walking Access • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

"Shimmering lakes, wooded walks and views to Lakeland across the Firth . . . superb cottages in a spectacular setting . . .’’


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Elm Cottage in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Elm Cottage, Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £322 to £767

Self catering accommodation in Crawfordjohn sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 4

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 Glen Farmhouse in Shawhead, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

The Glen Farmhouse, Shawhead, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £442 to £1156

Self catering accommodation in Shawhead sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

In its own peaceful and secluded valley with only sheep and cattle, this detached renovated farmhouse has wonderful views over open countryside. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep, with the renowned Glenkiln Statues walk nearby. Dumfries (8 miles) offers shops, restaurants, museums and theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with shops specialising in local produce. Many beautiful beaches along the Solway. NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles. Cycling, riding and fishing available. Pub 5 miles.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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Crofts Cottages - Marwhin House in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Crofts Cottages - Marwhin House, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £365 to £928

Self catering accommodation in Castle Douglas sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

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


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Conheath Gatelodge in Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Conheath Gatelodge, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £257 to £789

Self catering accommodation in Glencaple sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps

Accommodation overview:

Peacefully set with panoramic views over countryside to the Nith Estuary, these three detached, single-storey holiday cottages each 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 Janward is spacious and modern. Martha’s Shore Cottage was an original fisherman’s cottage dating back to 1700 - many 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 own farmhouse. There are lovely riverside walks from the doorstep with abundant birds and other wildlife to spot. There are many quiet roads ideal for cycling, and excellent wildfowl salt-marshes surrounding Caerlaverock Castle, 3 miles away. Solway Firth, with its Robert Burns connections, is easily accessible. Dumfries, 3 miles, also with Burns attractions, has good shopping, restaurants, cinema and many sports facilities. Sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, castles and nature reserves all within easy reach. Shop/P.O. and good village pub ½ mile.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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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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The Old Sunday School in Buittle, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

The Old Sunday School, Buittle, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £322 to £767

Self catering accommodation in Buittle sleeps 4.

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

Accommodation overview:

Built in 1793 this detached holiday property has been tastefully converted and featured on the Home Show. Set adjacent to the owners’ home, its ground floor formerly housed cattle and the upper was the village Sunday school. This area of the Solway has beautiful beaches, especially Sandyhills. The area is renowned for coastal, hill and woodland walks, whilst horse riding, golf, fishing and bird watching are nearby, with watersports at Loch Ken. The Seven Stanes and National Cycle Network pass nearby for cyclists. Castle Douglas is a nearby traditional market town specialising in local produce, crafts, cafes and restaurants. Shops 2½ miles, pub 3 miles.


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Crofts Cottages - Marwhin Cottage in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Crofts Cottages - Marwhin 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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Millwalk Cottage in Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Millwalk Cottage, Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £383 to £1059

Self catering accommodation in Isle of Whithorn sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview:

This delightful detached single-storey cottage is in an isolated, peaceful location (accessed by a 0.2 mile rough track), 200 yards from the nearest neighbour. An ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside. A mere 10-minute walk leads to the rugged coastline with fantastic views to the sea and the Isle of Man. From this idyllic setting, explore one of the most southerly points in Scotland. Renowned for its sunny climate, the area offers an abundance of activities for walkers, anglers, ornithologists and golfers. Visit the interesting archaeological dig at Whithorn, or browse the many bookshops at Wigtown. Shops 3 miles.


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Little Arches in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, South West Scotland

Little Arches, Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £341 to £674

Self catering accommodation in Lochwinnoch sleeps 2.

Features include: Non Smoking • Private Hot Tub • Short Break • Pet Friendly

Accommodation overview: This attractive converted semi detached stable sits within the owners 500 acre working sheep farm. Surrounded by lovely countryside with limitless walks from the door you can enjoy exploring this countryside or simply relaxing in the secluded hot tub. Ideally located to Glasgow 20 miles and the airport just 12 miles you can also enjoy city life with excellent restaurants theatres concerts endless shopping and the various museums. The RSPB wetlands nature reserve is only 2 miles and the attractive Castle Semple Country Park offers sailing mountain biking (with hire) hill walking woodland and loch shore walks. The traditional seaside town of Largs is only 13 miles. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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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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