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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.

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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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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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Telford Cottage in Beattock, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Telford Cottage, Beattock, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £295 to £711

Self catering accommodation in Beattock sleeps 6.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

This converted barn, one of a pair, is in a courtyard setting and provides an ideal holiday location from which to explore the surrounding area. Telford Cottage is close to the Moffat Hills with the Grey Mare’s Tail, where fossils or birds of prey can be spotted. Horse riding, quad biking and golf are all available locally and Dumfries and Galloway’s 7 Stanes, offering world class mountain biking, is nearby. Fishing rod hire is available in the town for three fishing ponds at the local Hammerlands Centre which also has an adventure play park, animal farm and garden centre. The historic cities of Edinburgh, Carlisle and cosmopolitan Glasgow are easily reached within an hour. The castles and abbeys in the Scottish Borders are easily accessed within 30 minutes as is Dumfries and Galloway with its dramatic coastline, unspoilt villages and home produce. Shop 1 mile, pub 1/2 mile.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Find Me Out in Dalmellington, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Find Me Out, Dalmellington, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £298 to £764

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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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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