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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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Stable Cottage in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Stable Cottage, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £285 to £629

Self catering accommodation in Castle Douglas sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

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


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Smithy Croft in Elrig Port William, Wigtownshire, South West Scotland

Smithy Croft, Elrig Port William, Wigtownshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £303 to £674

Self catering accommodation in Elrig Port William sleeps 5.

Features include: Short Breaks • Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pets allowed sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: Set in the little hamlet of Elrig just 1.5 miles from the coast at Luce Bay this traditional Scottish croft conversion was once the village blacksmith’s. Offering comfortable accommodation and a natural garden backing onto fields it also boasts a lovingly created seashell garden near the patio. A 3 mile drive leads to the small harbour village of Port William where visitors will find shops a post office garage and hotel/restaurant. Pretty coastal ports the Isle of Whithorn and Garlieston and Galloway Forests are all well within reach whilst en route to Wigtown (famous for its bookshops) lies Bladnoch where visitors can enjoy riverside walks and tours of the distillery. Newton Stewart’s supermarkets are 17 miles and Stranraer with ferries to Ireland is 22 miles. Fishing riding and golf are available nearby. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room. Bathroom with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin both with sloping ceilings. Z bed available.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Overburns Cottages - Drake Cottage in Lamington, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Overburns Cottages - Drake Cottage, Lamington, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £353 to £953

Self catering accommodation in Lamington sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

With fabulous views over spectacular countryside, these adjoining holiday barn conversions, renovated with comfort and style, lie adjacent to the owner’s working farm. There are numerous walks within the area, a bird watcher’s paradise. Nearby are cycling, riding, tennis courts, boating and paddling pools. Biggar, 4 miles, has museums, world famous puppets, a selection of individual shops and ice cream! Top class trout fishing for three rods on the River Clyde is included. The cottages are ideally placed to tour the border towns, and Dumfries and Galloway. Edinburgh is an easy 32 mile drive, with historic buildings and great restaurants. Glasgow, 37 miles, has a wealth of designer shops to enjoy. The World Heritage Site of New Lanark is a great day out and there are numerous castles and gardens - Dawyck Botanic Gardens are 16 miles. Stobo Castle Health Spa is 16 miles. Shops 4 miles.


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Peace in Sorbie, Wigtownshire, South West Scotland

Peace, Sorbie, Wigtownshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £267 to £642

Self catering accommodation in Sorbie sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Cottage Sleeps 4

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 Barn in Rockcliffe, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

The Barn, Rockcliffe, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £285 to £629

Self catering accommodation in Rockcliffe sleeps 3.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview:

An imaginative conversion of an 18th-century barn, only a mile from the gentle sandy bathing beaches of this lovely stretch of the Solway coast. It offers spacious accommodation in a peaceful location on the edge of Rockcliffe, with excellent coastal and forest walks, riding, pony-trekking, golf, tennis, fishing, sailing and wind-surfing all nearby. Across the water is Rough Island, a National Trust bird sanctuary connected to the shore at low tide. Ideal for exploring the attractions of Galloway and south-west Scotland. Shops 1½ miles.


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Lochenkit Farmhouse in Corsock, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Lochenkit Farmhouse, Corsock, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £442 to £1156

Self catering accommodation in Corsock sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

This charming, 19th-century, detached Scottish farmhouse is situated on a private estate with a traditional working sheep and Galloway cattle farm, and boasts stunning views over open countryside. The house itself has been completely refurbished to the highest standard as a traditional Scottish lodge offering great atmosphere and comfort. The holiday property is located in a remote setting on the edge of the moors with delightful walks up into forests or over to the main estate with the renowned Glenkiln Sculpture Walk. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities, the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes cycling trail is close by. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore and also many lovely gardens nearby for those seeking a slower pace of recreation.
The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities here for the visitor. Golf courses, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking and fishing are all available close by, and there are tennis courts and swimming pools in nearby Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Dumfries. There are many quaint villages to explore 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. Take a day trip to Ireland from Stranraer. Dumfries with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre lies 10 miles away while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town, is 8 miles. Pub 5½ 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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Harbour View in Maidens, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Harbour View, Maidens, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £467 to £1342

Self catering accommodation in Maidens sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

This modern detached villa is set in a spectacular beachside location in Maidens village, with uninterrupted views over the harbour and towards the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Arran. Maidens is a small village situated around the shores of Maidenhead Bay on the picturesque Clyde coast, and the village offers a range of amenities including a shop, post office, very popular restaurant, hotel and harbour.
This corner of South West Ayrshire is renowned for its unspoilt scenery and particularly mild climate throughout the year. The area is the perfect holiday spot for the outdoor enthusiast. There are excellent golf courses: the world famous Turnberry is only a mile from Maidens and there are also 18-hole golf courses nearby. There are the usual field sports, excellent rivers for fishing and superb routes for walking.
Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore. Inland there is walking, gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing and a choice of golf courses. Culzean Castle (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction. Remodelled by the Scottish architect Robert Adam, it houses a small exhibition displaying President Eisenhower’s military civilian and military career and his association with Culzean. The surrounding country park (extending over 550 acres) has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Craft shows, country dancing and walks spotting fungi are attractions hosted during the year. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer, whilst a drive north leads to Ayr (14 miles), a traditional seaside town. Glasgow/Prestwick airport is 20 miles. Shop 300 yards, pubs 100 yards.


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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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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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The Gardener’s Cottage in Burnfoot, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

The Gardener’s Cottage, Burnfoot, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 10
Weekly price range £476 to £1342

Self catering accommodation in Burnfoot sleeps 10.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Golf near by • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview:

Tucked away at the head of a small glen above the River Esk, surrounded by the Border Hills, this spacious holiday cottage stands within an acre of a mature wall garden. Furnished and equipped with convenience in mind, it also benefits from many character features. Ideally located to explore Dumfries and Galloway and Scotland’s Border country - a land of peace and tranquillity, steeped in history, with imposing castles, abbeys, stately mansions and dramatic ruins. Picturesque towns and villages are set in a landscape of rolling hills, wild moorland and meandering rivers. Ramble the moors and hills, discover the coastline, fish the rivers and lochans, ride the bridleways, play the fairways or take a mountain bike challenge. Visit the museums, telling the unique story of the Borderland, and the workshops and galleries which produce traditional and contemporary designs in glass, textiles, pottery and precious metals. The cities of Edinburgh and Carlisle and cosmopolitan Glasgow are easily reached within an hour. Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded 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. There are many gardens to explore, including Logan Botanical Gardens, as well as the gardens at Alnwick Castle, Kailzie and Dawyck. There are also magnificent stately homes such as Abbotsford, Floors Castle, Mellerstain and Manderston. Walking is a delight - whether clifftop, beaches, hills, forest or even one of the towns close by. Mountain biking and walking routes, riding, fishing, bird watching are within easy reach. Canonbie 6 miles. Shops 4 miles.


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