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Ocean View Retreat

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enjoy coastal walks and explore the Machars, an unspoilt peninsula of coastal villages and sandy beaches
  • Explore this beautiful undiscovered part of Scotland
  • The various Gin and Whisky Distilleries are well worth a visit
Property code: 77880

Lovingly updated property with fabulous sea views, offering a great retreat for up to four guests. The area is rich in history with a vast amount of outdoor pursuits for you to enjoy.

As its name suggests, this modern home in the pretty coastal village of the Isle of Whithorn boasts fabulous sea views. Sleeping four, it has been lovingly refurbished to offer a sociable living space that opens onto an enclosed patio with charcoal BBQ for al fresco dining. When you’re not admiring the sea views from the patio, enjoy long walks with a four-legged friend through coastal villages and sandy beaches or sample a local tipple at one of the nearby gin and whisky distilleries.

Inside, the accommodation is homely and welcoming, decorated in calming neutral hues throughout. Large windows and doors let the outside in for those warmer summer months, while cosy, soft furnishings create a home-from-home feel in winter. Enter into a bright and sunny kitchen area, which is open plan to the lounge. Equipped with everything you will need for rustling up delicious family meals, the kitchen also offers ample surface and storage space. Once prepared, step through to the lounge/diner to enjoy meals with a sea view beside large patio doors, which create an al fresco feel when open. Afterwards, sink into the inviting sofa or armchair and catch up on your favourite programmes on the Smart TV or simply relax with fellow guests and plan the following day’s adventures. Arranged on one level, the two tastefully decorated bedrooms share a chic, modern shower room, perfect for warming up after blustery walks.

Stepping outside, the small enclosed patio area is the perfect spot for summer meals with its charcoal BBQ and sea views. There is private parking for one car. Located directly on the coast, wonderful walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine and fridge/freezer
  • Electric and electric storage heating included
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome which must not be left unattended at any times and any damage is chargeable
  • Beach, pub, restaurant and shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Strictly no smoking

Located in the Isle of Whithorn, one of Scotland’s most southerly villages and seaports, this property sits within a picturesque and unspoilt pocket of Dumfries and Galloway. Explore the Machars Peninsula, with its prehistoric Bronze and Iron Age sites, St. Ninian’s Cave (4 miles) and Whithorn Priory and Visitor Centre (4 miles). Beach lovers will be spoilt for choice between Garlieston (7 miles), Rigg Bay (7.5 miles), Monreith (8.5 miles) and many more, while those wanting a closer view of the water should join one of the sea fishing trips available locally. If you fancy a tipple, visit Crafty Distillery (21 miles) in Newton Stewart for gin or Bladnoch Distillery (13.5 miles) for whisky. The village of the Isle of Whithorn itself is home to a tearoom, post office and pub, while a small supermarket can be found in nearby Whithorn, just 4 miles away. For a greater selection of amenities, head north to Newton Stewart (21.5 miles), where you will find supermarkets, a cinema, hospital, golf club and selection of eateries. Other nearby attractions include Garlieston with its busy harbour, rail and ferry services, (7 miles), Galloway House Gardens (7 miles) with its acres of colourful displays and woodland and Swallow Theatre (7.5 miles), one of Scotland’s smallest theatres set within the former farm steading at Moss Park.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Charles 17th October 2020

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Reviewed by JANET 13th October 2020

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Reviewed by Patricia 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by John 3rd October 2020

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The cottage is in a great location plenty to do in the surrounding areas if like us you like sea fishing its great The cottage itself is well furnished with all you need for a great holiday the welcome pack thats there when you arrive is super and the view from the patio is beautiful I wish it had been summer so we could have sat out there in the eRead morevening I know its a long drive to get there but its worth it for the views and easy way of life with the locals very friendly great place Hide

Reviewed by Jamie 28th September 2020

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Fantastic little place. Would highly recommend, everything you need and a great view. Very well looked after and really clean. Some great walks, short and longer whether up to the monument or along the cliffs. Theres a play park up by the monument too. The tea room along the road has a few bits for shopping but the costcutter in Whithorn is better Read moreand sells coop things too. Roads arent brilliant to get here but it is a lovely little peaceful place and would recommend highly. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 12th September 2020

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Lovely peaceful location with beautiful view

Reviewed by Stephen 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Doug 24th August 2020

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Absolute fantastic cottage. Spotlessly clean. Location literally couldnt be better. Everything you could possibly need. Highly recommended. Thanks for a great holiday.

Reviewed by Wendy 1st August 2020

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Beautiful views from the property very quiet and peaceful area. Lovely walks in the evening on the headland to watch the sunset. Be sure to shop at Newton Stewart on your way for supplies although the village shop stocks the basics .

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Location

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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