View toward the cottage
Lounge with patio doors
Patio doors with countryside views
Kitchen/ dining area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Enjoy the lovely views
View towards the cottages
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2 / 10  Lounge with patio doors
3 / 10  Patio doors with countryside views
4 / 10  Kitchen/ dining area
5 / 10  Double bedroom
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Hilltop Rest

Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Ideal location for lovers of the great outdoors
  • For mountain bike enthusasts why not try one of the many trails at the 7stanes in the Galloway Forest
  • Lots of unspoilt beaches within a short drive
  • Gin & whisky distilleries are just a few miles away
  • 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
Property code: D197B

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 delightful single-storey cottage enjoys an elevated position looking out towards Cairnsmore of Fleet. It makes a wonderful holiday base for a family or a couple wanting to explore the stunning area between Newton Stewart and Galloway Forest Park. There are numerous opportunities for activities including walking, climbing, biking, fishing and ranger-guided walks.

With patio doors offering stunning countryside views, this tastefully furnished bungalow makes a lovely holiday getaway. The property offers ample accommodation for up to four guests and has been decorated in cool shades to provide a soothing backdrop to your holiday.

Stepping into this attractive, bright and welcoming semi-detached property you will find the bright and inviting lounge. With plenty of comfortable seating, TV, DVD, iPod dock, Hi-Fi and outstanding views, this is a lovely space to relax in at the end of a great day out. The pretty kitchen/diner is an ideal space for preparing and sharing your favourite meals. Exploring the property further there are two cosy bedrooms – a king-size room and a twin bedroom. There’s also a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath.

Going outside via the patio doors from the lounge, you can unwind on the pretty terrace which has a choice of garden furniture and a BBQ so you can sit back and enjoy an al fresco meal or a glass of wine in the evening as you admire the unspoilt rural views. There is direct access from the patio area into the surrounding fields. There’s also ample private parking.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen - oven, hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • 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

Set on the outskirts of the lively market town of Newton Stewart (1 mile), this lovely property is perfect for exploring the glorious landscapes of Galloway. Newton Stewart offers a range of great shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, and has a number of popular attractions including the Museum Newton Stewart and the Crafty Distillery, which is just a few metres from the property's doorstep. Other landmarks in the area include the Torhouse Stone Circle (8 miles), RSPB Scotland Wood of Cree Nature Reserve (6 miles) and Galloway House Gardens (15 miles). The town is known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills and is renowned for its salmon fishing along the River Cree. A fantastic base for hill walkers, nature lovers and mountain bikers, the vast Galloway Forest Park offers a huge variety of activities including orienteering courses, trails for all abilities, mountain biking, an adventure playground for children, and horse riding. There's also a chance to spot deer, red squirrels, wild goats and a variety of rare and unusual birds. The popular Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is perfect for anyone encountering the forest for the first time (3.5 miles) and makes a great place to stargaze in one of the darkest skies in the country. You can also explore the Machars peninsula which extends 20 miles to the south.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by peter 9th January 2020

Brilliant holiday home and a great guy the owner is 10 out of 10 all round.

Reviewed by Douglas 14th October 2019

Lovely clean and warm. Owner very welcoming. Could not have been better.

Reviewed by David 15th September 2019

Lovely location,peacful. Wil go back.

Reviewed by Anthony 31st August 2019

Warm & comfortable accommodation with spacious rooms and generally well-appointed kitchen. Plenty of easy parking space although the remotely controlled security gate is a minor inconvenience if your party don't all go out together.

Reviewed by Kathryn 20th July 2019

Really lovely hosts and a welcome package of wine, flowers and milk. We had a lovely chilled stay.

Reviewed by Christine 6th July 2019

Reviewed by Roseann 29th June 2019

Extremely welcoming hosts..Nice touches of flowers .wine and fresh milk..Great Base to explore Dumfries from ..but nowhere to walk early am and late pm..next to busy road with limited paths.Newton Stewart is a great hamlet. .very friendly and good variety of independent businesses. .

Reviewed by Jacqueline 8th June 2019

A very central location and well appointed cottage within easy driving distances of Logan Botanical Garden, Glen Whan Garden, Loch Trool, Wood of Cree,Wigtown and Isle of Whithorn. The kitchen facilities were very good indeed and the spacious lounge with views to the hills, enchanting.

Reviewed by Lizzie 14th March 2019

The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the Galloway Forest Park, the Machars and the Rhins. It is up a steep track so be prepared if cycling! The owners are friendly and helpful; the property is one of several within a farm complex but was very quiet when we were there. The view from the lounge was lovely even in the rain and we enjoyed watcRead morehing the rabbits scampering on the hillside. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 13th October 2018

Good location for exploring the area. This is a no frills but clean property with all the necessary equipment.

Reviewed by Ronnie 6th October 2018

Nothing needs doing to improve. Every thing there that you need

Reviewed by Anne 1st September 2018

A comfortable base from which to explore the local area (with added bunnies).

Reviewed by Rehan 28th July 2018

A beautiful cottage situated on a lovely hill with amazing views. A perfect picturesque holiday.

Reviewed by David 21st July 2018

Great views and a great place for kids as the cottage is connected to a large field for them to play in.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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