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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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Cree House in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Cree House, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £384 to £1061

Self catering accommodation in Annan sleeps 6.

Features include: • Swimming Pool • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

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


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Newburn House in Glenluce, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Newburn House, Glenluce, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 12
Weekly price range £428 to £1455

Self catering accommodation in Glenluce sleeps 12.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview:

This substantial Georgian town house, renovated to a high standard, is the end property in a row and is situated in the charming village of Glenluce, with many local shops, pubs and eateries. Beautiful scenic walks can start from the doorstep and lead along the stream and through the glen behind the holiday property, on to the historic remains of Glenluce Abbey, or further down the banks of the Water of Luce to the sands of Luce Bay. This area of Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf stream and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway hills. Just to discover this peaceful region with its unspoilt countryside and virtually traffic-free roads is a pleasure itself. There are many beautiful gardens to explore, including the world renowned Logan Botanical Gardens, which is a paradise to behold. It boasts many pretty little ports like Sandhead, Portpatrick and the Isle of Whithorn and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve, where thousands of seabirds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. Walking is a delight - whether clifftop, beaches, hills, forest or even one of the towns close by. The Southern Upland Way passes close by. A cyclist’s paradise with the 7 stanes within easy reach. If fishing, shooting or golf is your interest, there are many facilities nearby, including five 18-hole golf courses and four salmon rivers. The town of Stranraer, only 20 minutes away offers a selection of shops and restaurants and is home to Stena Line Ferry making a day trip to Ireland possible. Shops and pub 20 yards.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Forget Me Not in Dalmellington, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Forget Me Not, Dalmellington, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £335 to £849

Self catering accommodation in Dalmellington sleeps 4.

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

Accommodation overview:

Set amidst the hills of the Southern Uplands, these beautifully restored, detached holiday cottages set on the banks of a rushing stream offer a relaxing getaway. They are accessed by a track and situated in 3000 acres of undisturbed woodland, wetland and other natural habitats, recognised for their importance by their designations as SSSIs. Wildlife is abundant including red squirrels, ospreys, golden eagles, roe deer and badgers. The estate offers fishing, pony trekking, riding, 27km of all terrain cycling, woodland walks, canoeing and kayaking (grade 3+). Golf available at the famed Royal Troon and Turnberry Golf Courses 20 miles. Ayr 15 miles, Castle Douglas 30 miles. Shops 2½ miles.


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