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

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 7stanes in the Galloway Forest
  • Lots of unspoilt beaches within a short drive
  • For Bird lovers the RSPB at Wood of Cree is just 4 miles away
  • The area is one of the 'Dark Skies' which is perfect for star gazing
  • Gin & Whisky Distilleries are within a few miles away


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.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 16th March 2020

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

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

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

Reviewed by Andrew 21st October 2019

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

Reviewed by Monica 21st September 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Linda 24th August 2019

Excellent cottages all you could ask for and beautiful location.

Reviewed by Robert 27th July 2019

If you dont mind a bit of travelling the cottage is ideal, ut was 294 mile to the cottage from our house plus we did another 600 miles. exploring we loved it places easy to get too .

Reviewed by John 20th July 2019

lovely cosy cottage. Very quiet location and very secure. Very safe for our dog Helpful and friendly owners on site

Reviewed by Caroline 8th July 2019

Lovely well equipped cottage.Nice welcoming touch of flowers,wine and milk in the fridge.Very peaceful and the dog had a lovely time trying to catch the rabbits.

Reviewed by Louise 30th June 2019

Cree Hideaway in Newton Stewart was faultless. We were welcomed by the owners and a lovely touch were the flowers and wine which they gave us. The cottage was well equipped, a real home from home. The added bonus with this cottage was the little conservatory. We had a great stay and will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Gordon 18th May 2019

Highly recommended, ticked all the boxes. Loved driving around the area, no traffic.

Reviewed by Andrew 11th May 2019

Excellent cottage. Owner extremely friendly and welcoming. Local village is ok. Definitely want to return.

Reviewed by Peter 13th April 2019

Quiet location, very comfortable and a fantastically warm welcome. The personal touch was the flowers, wine and milk as well as the other essentials left around....will definitely return as we felt totally relaxed after our xtay

Reviewed by Ross 30th March 2019

Well equipped. Inside steps are hazardous. Steps to back garden rather steep.

Reviewed by Jean 23rd March 2019

Very warm and welcoming atmosphere in cottage, the studio setup was Isidore my husband and I, it meant our wee dog was near us and not excluded from any part of our cottage. Everything we needed to make our stay comfortable was there, even a lovely bunch of flowers and bottle of wine. Milk in fridge and tea coffee and sugar provided a most welcome Read morehot drink after our travel. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Loved our holiday, Hide

Reviewed by Ashley 16th March 2019

Loved it. Lovely location, lovely property, ace views and very comfortable and within crawling distance of a fun distillery!

Reviewed by Moira 27th October 2018

Excellent accommodation for a couple within walking distance of small town of Newton Stewart. Warm, comfortable with everything you might need for a self catering holidays

Reviewed by Robert 13th October 2018

Loved the cottage from the moment I walked in. Very clean and cozy but also felt very spacious. Nice view out of the front door. Would recommend to all my friends and family. Friendly owners too, wine, flowers and milk waiting on arrival. Nice big TV and comfy sofas! Great location just outside of town but in easy walking distance.Cant wait to go aRead moregain!! Hide

Reviewed by DAVID 6th October 2018

Cosy warm well equipped, ideal holiday cottage, Would definitely stay there again Really welcoming touch with the flowers and wine, bottle of milk in fridge Very friendly reception on arrival. THANK YOU

Reviewed by Kenneth 15th September 2018

Comfortable, clean and good base for exploring.

Reviewed by Michelle 4th August 2018

A home from home, everything you could possibly need. Wine and flowers on arrival and the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in !

Reviewed by Doris 23rd June 2018

a wonderful country cottage has everything you need and is in a lovely quiet spot me and my husband had a wonderful holiday seen some great sites while out and about in different places would definitely visit again and the owner was very pleasant and helpful could not have asked for anything better

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