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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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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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Mountain Cross in Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Mountain Cross, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £399 to £1192

Self catering accommodation in Gatehouse of Fleet sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 3 miles from sandy beaches, this spacious and comfortable detached house is set in an acre of secluded, gently sloping gardens. The area offers sailing, swimming, fishing, golf, tennis, riding, bird-watching, historical sites and many forest and woodland walks. The house is well-positioned for visits to the ‘artistic’ town of Kirkcudbright, the market town of Castle Douglas and the scenic Galloway Forest Park, Isle of Whithorn and Mull of Galloway. Shops and pub ½ mile.


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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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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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Cherry Tree Cottage in Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, South West Scotland

Cherry Tree Cottage, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £345 to £838

Self catering accommodation in Kirkcudbright sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

This beautifully renovated holiday cottage, attached to the owners’ house, is located in a secluded close in the heart of Kirkcudbright’s historic conservation area, and offers a peaceful retreat, whilst allowing access to all amenities. The cottage is only yards from the impressive ruins of Maclellans Castle. There are many festivals including Scottish Nights, a medieval fair and a spectacular tattoo. Kirkcudbright sits on the edge of the Galloway Hills on the estuary of the River Dee and offers fishing, cycling and golf. Threave Garden and Estate NT is to be a popular attraction. Dumfries (25 miles) and Castle Douglas (8 miles). Swimming pool 400 yards. Shop and pub 300 yards.


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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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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 Bothy in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

The Bothy, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £242 to £674

Self catering accommodation in Castle Douglas sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Fishing nearby • Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove • Easy Walk access Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Set in the rural heartland of Dumfries and Galloway on a working farm on a stunningly beautiful 650 acre estate these delightful cottages have been tastefully converted from various farm buildings to provide comfortable accommodation in a wonderful location. As well as enjoying splendid views of hills and countryside visitors to the cottages enjoy access to a grass tennis court croquet and fishing on the River Tarff. Farm tours walks wildlife and coffee shop facilities are all available at the new Barstobrick Activity Centre on the estate. The local area has plenty to offer including horse riding and many good fishing spots nearby and several golf courses locally. Within 5 miles are the lovely safe sandy beaches of the Solway coast and at Loch Ken (10 miles) there is a superb water sports centre offering sailing windsurfing canoeing and waterskiing. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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

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

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £242 to £674

Self catering accommodation in Castle Douglas sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Fishing nearby Wheelchair access • Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Set in the rural heartland of Dumfries and Galloway on a working farm on a stunningly beautiful 650 acre estate these delightful cottages have been tastefully converted from various farm buildings to provide comfortable accommodation in a wonderful location. As well as enjoying splendid views of hills and countryside visitors to the cottages enjoy access to a grass tennis court croquet and fishing on the River Tarff. Farm tours walks wildlife and coffee shop facilities are all available at the new Barstobrick Activity Centre on the estate. The local area has plenty to offer including horse riding and many good fishing spots nearby and several golf courses locally. Within 5 miles are the lovely safe sandy beaches of the Solway coast and at Loch Ken (10 miles) there is a superb water sports centre offering sailing windsurfing canoeing and waterskiing. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room wih French doors/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Ewes Schoolhouse in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Ewes Schoolhouse, Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 7
Weekly price range £550 to £1095

Self catering accommodation in Langholm sleeps 7.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove sleeps 7

Accommodation overview: Surrounded by hills and fells in the heart of the Borders and just 5 miles from the quaint Scottish town of Langholm this Victorian schoolhouse offers superb walking from the doorstep. Retaining many original features it makes a very comfortable year round retreat with immediate access to the scenic historic Borders route to Edinburgh. Riding a sports centre the Langholm Walks and Buccleuch Theatre are nearby. Shops and pubs 5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double one with en-suite shower room and toilet 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet. Z bed available.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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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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