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Beautiful Loch Trool
Lounge leading to bedroom area
Countryside views
Lovely conservatory
Open plan kitchen
Dining in the conservatory
King-size studio bedroom
Bathroom with seperate shower cubicle
View to front of property
1 / 9  Beautiful Loch Trool
2 / 9  Lounge leading to bedroom area
3 / 9  Countryside views
4 / 9  Lovely conservatory
5 / 9  Open plan kitchen
6 / 9  Dining in the conservatory
7 / 9  King-size studio bedroom
8 / 9  Bathroom with seperate shower cubicle
9 / 9  View to front of property

Cree Hideaway

Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
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At a glance

  • Ideal for lovers of the great outdoors enjoying spectacular views over some of the most stunning scenery in Galloway
  • For mountain bike enthusiasts why not try one of the many trails at the 7 stanes in the Galloway Forest
  • Lots of unspoilt beaches within a short drive
Property code: DF198

Lovely single story cottage with outstanding views, ideal location for wildlife lovers and lots of local opportunities for walking, climbing, biking, guided ranger walks and fishing.  On the outskirts of Newton Stewart with its pubs, small shops and supermarkets.

This stylish and cosy cottage makes a charming home for two on the outskirts of the Galloway Forest Park, an area of stunning wildlife habitats and natural landmarks. The RSPB reserve of the Wood of Cree is 4 miles away, and the pretty River Cree curls around the landscape offering plenty of opportunities for relaxing riverside walks.

One of three properties, this lovely, single-storey cottage, sits in an elevated position looking out over Cairnsmore Hill and the River Cree. The rooms enjoy the stunning views and are lovingly decorated in calming, neutral tones. Plus, the studio-style layout is spacious but cosy, ideal for making a romantic home.

Enter the semi-detached cottage to find the open-plan studio area. Begin at the calming lounge, inviting with carpeting and plush sofas. Up a small set of stairs is an elevated bedroom area - it feels separate and distinct from the lounge but enjoys the light and cosiness of the main space. The bed is king-size and the room is decorated in calming natural colours. The lounge leads into the conservatory, a delightfully sunny space, with views of the surrounding countryside. A comfy sofa and a dining table mean you can enjoy a meal and feel like you’re outside. The kitchen is a sweet open-plan space with every convenience you need to self-cater while you’re here.

Outside, you’ll find an enclosed garden and eating space complete with BBQ, so you can enjoy an al fresco meal in the fresh air surrounded by the rolling hills and valleys of Galloway.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Studio style accommodation with King-size bed
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen - oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Towels are not provided
  • Ample off road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV/DVD and Freeview
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile

The cottage enjoys an idyllic rural location, in the midst of gorgeous wildlife, scenic walks, and natural habitats, while sitting less than a mile from the sweet market town of Newton Stewart. Here you can enjoy browsing independent shops, trying out a local restaurant, or grabbing a coffee at a tearoom. The River Cree winds its way around the town, providing another delight of the area - fishing. Trout and salmon are available here, with lovely spots for fly fishing.

For more adventure and activity than you can shake a stick at (and there are plenty of those here), head north into the Galloway Forest Park, the outset of which lies just north of Newton Stewart. The parkland is full of all kinds of terrain and habitats, including the atmospheric Loch Tool and Wild Goat Park. As you can imagine, this is a popular place to visit where you can run into wild goats that live in the forest.

Beyond these sights, the forest is simply a magical place to get worn out - take a mountain biking trail, try a guided ranger walk to encounter red deer, or come out after dark and witness the darkest skies in Scotland, a truly romantic place to do a spot of stargazing before heading back to the cottage.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynne 28th August 2021

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A fantastic week in a fabulous cottage . Well equipped and spotless . Was just like a home from home . Owners very friendly but not obtrusive . Welcome milk flowers and wine very much appreciated . Will definitely return

Reviewed by Jean 21st August 2021

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The cottage is a real home from home. We'll equipped and spacious. Peaceful location and a good base for exploring all the little villages along the coast

Reviewed by Lisa 14th August 2021

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Reviewed by Helena 7th August 2021

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The property was much more spacious than it appeared from the photos. So pleased that the property was so eco friendly

Reviewed by Alexander 31st July 2021

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Comfy cottage in a peaceful location. Couldnt ask for more.

Reviewed by Susan 24th July 2021

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Fantastic cottage for two in a fabulous location for walking, cycling and exploring in this beautiful part of the country. A lovely welcome of flowers, wine and milk set the tone from the start and were really appreciated. Had a cracking time walking and cycling in this area, thanks for a fab week!

Reviewed by Sandra 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jean 26th June 2021

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Reviewed by John 5th June 2021

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A beautifully fitted out cottage with a welcome pack of wine,flowers and milk! A perfect location from where to explore this hidden corner of Scotland.

Reviewed by Kath 15th May 2021

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Reviewed by Ken 1st May 2021

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Definitely the best self-catering establishment we have ever experienced. Warm, comfortable, well-equipped and no hidden extras. Great location from which to visit numerous forest walks and visitor centres. Good baker and butcher in Newton Stewart as well as the Sainsbury and Aldi supermarkets.

Reviewed by Matthew 23rd December 2020

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Lovely place with everything you need for a self catering trip. Secluded and quiet, beautiful scenery and nature walks galore. Just what we were looking for.

Reviewed by EDWARD 5th December 2020

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SUPERB ON ALL COUNTS WILL BE BOOKING AGAIN

Reviewed by Paul 31st October 2020

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good location you can walk into town in 5 mins [steep bank] peaceful just got back to england before lockdown begins

Reviewed by Paul 24th October 2020

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Great cottage, very well equipped, extremely clean, good WiFi. Perfect place to relax and a good base to go out and explore.

Reviewed by Jean 17th October 2020

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Impeccably clean, comfortable and warm cottage with a friendly and welcoming owner. Full size tv was great. (I wish all owners understood that we dont take binoculars on holiday to watch small screen televisions.) Good shower with plentiful hot water. Lots of storage in kitchen. An ideal location for those who want peace and quiet and a good nightsRead more sleep but not too far from the local amenities. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by George 19th September 2020

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Great feel to the cottage, very well laid out. Everything we needed,good size for hubby and I. Had bath and shower which was brilliant, open plan which I loved and a lovely cosy conservatory. Good eating places nearby and two supermarkets. Very quiet country location. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Martin 12th September 2020

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Perfect location, large cottage for the two of us, good to find a big television too. Owners close by and very friendly

Reviewed by Richard 15th August 2020

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Excellent self catering accommodation, really good location, very well equipped and comfortable with fabulous views. Great welcome and support throughout our stay.

Reviewed by michelle 1st August 2020

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cottage was great very clean very well equiped nothing left out ,very spacious & comfy. lovely welcome from owners flowers & wine. they views are stunning fantastic holiday for us & our dog blue would use again

Reviewed by Cliff 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Judith 18th July 2020

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The property was spotless and had everything we needed for our 7 night break. It was quiet and relaxing, and a good base to explore the local area.

Reviewed by David 16th March 2020

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A very spacious for two-holiday cottage the main area is open plan with the bedroom, living room and kitchen area in the same area - there is then a fantastically light and open conservatory with a view of the hills and a nice little dining table plus an additional corner sofa. Well situated to explore the forest, the coast, and take a trip around Read morethe Sout West 300 Hide

Reviewed by Jill 17th February 2020

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Lovely cottage plenty of room for two people if it had a sofa bed would be fine for a family stay. Clean and wll equiped set in a gated area on the outskirts of Newton Stewart which is in walking distance.

Reviewed by Kathleen 25th January 2020

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Spacious and very comfortable. Welcomed with flowers, milk and a bottle of wine. Perfect.

Reviewed by Katharine 29th December 2019

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Reviewed by Duncan 29th November 2019

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Reviewed by Andrew 21st October 2019

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Very well equipped clean in a good quiet secluded location near the local amenities in Newton Stewart.

Reviewed by Monica 21st September 2019

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We had a great week. The cottage is well equipped, like home from home. It was a good base for visiting lots of places of interest in a beautiful part of the world. Plenty of eating places nearby.

Reviewed by Gordon 31st August 2019

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Excellent property will all requirements met. Welcome gifts were very much appreciated.

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Location

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