View towards the property
Cosy woodburner
Dining area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Views from the property
Beautiful Loch Trool
Surrounded by countryside and fields
Beautiful Galloway Coastline
Cardoness Castle
Unspoilt beaches looking towards the Galloway Forest
Isle of Whithorn
Monreith Beach
1 / 15  View towards the property
2 / 15  Lounge
3 / 15  Cosy woodburner
4 / 15  Dining area
5 / 15  Kitchen
6 / 15  Double bedroom
7 / 15  Twin bedroom
8 / 15  Views from the property
9 / 15  Beautiful Loch Trool
10 / 15  Surrounded by countryside and fields
11 / 15  Beautiful Galloway Coastline
12 / 15  Cardoness Castle
13 / 15  Unspoilt beaches looking towards the Galloway Forest
14 / 15  Isle of Whithorn
15 / 15  Monreith Beach

Popsal Cottage

Newton Stewart (6.5mls SW) , Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • The immediate area is a paradise for walkers
  • The 7stanes mountain bike tracks are close by
  • Loch Ken is a short drive away and offers an array of water-sports
  • For adrenalin junkies why not try the zip wire or human slingshot which is on offer in the area
  • Discover the beautiful Galloway National park and the RSPB Bird reserve
  • Unspoilt beaches just 11 miles away
Property code: 45897

Period cottage with wonderful views of Merrick mountain and open countryside.  This well-presented stone built property, has been refurbished but still retains many original features and charm, offering cosy country living with 21st century comfort. Nested in a peaceful private position, within walking distance of all local amenities.

A paradise for walkers and outdoor adventurers, this wee country cottage in the heart of the Scottish countryside is a true delight. On your doorstep, you’ll find 10 acres of wild woodland to explore, a charming country pub just half a mile away and much more to see and do further afield. Comfortably sleeping four guests and two well-behaved dogs, this home is ideal for a small family.

This pretty cottage boasts many original features which add to its overwhelming charm. The original fireplace with wood burner, the unique exposed stone wall in the kitchen and even the rustic tiled floor, all contribute to the traditional farmhouse feel. The home has been modernised to include contemporary furniture, creating a comfortable and homely space to settle into.

On arrival, head straight into the open-plan kitchen and dining room and put the kettle on. The compact kitchen has been well thought out with all you’re going to need to prepare easy lunches and tasty evening meals to enjoy together, and you can sit right here in the kitchen to enjoy them. Once dinner is finished, you can all retire to the spacious lounge, where a large window boasts stunning, far-reaching views of the surrounding hills. Put some logs on the fire and enjoy a cosy evening in, catching up with the Smart TV and perhaps sampling a wee local whisky. Find one double bedroom and one twin across the hallway, both bright rooms with big, comfy beds.

The home boasts a pretty enclosed garden, ideal for letting dogs run around or children play. The secluded location ensures privacy when enjoying this outdoor space. From your doorstep, you can embark on a walk through around 10 acres of woodland.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub within walking distance

Without travelling too far afield, the woodlands around you boast wonderful walking, hiking and mountain biking routes - simply set off and see where the afternoon takes you. Reward yourself after a long day of scouting out the local area with a drink and a bite to eat at Kirkcowan's village pub (0.5 miles).

Further active days out can be had at the local Galloway Forest Park (10 miles), a vast forest filled with red deer, wild goats and some of the darkest, star-filled skies you'll see in the area. Head to the Kirroughtree Visitor Centre (10 miles) for some world-renowned mountain biking routes, or summit the popular mountain Cairnsmore of Fleet (17 miles). Those in the area for fishing can stop off at the River Cree (8.5 miles) and enjoy an abundance of wild salmon to catch.

Older kids (and kids at heart) will adore a trip to the Laggan Outdoor Centre (20 miles), home to one of Europe's longest zip wires. This white-knuckle experience will be one you won't forget. This outdoor centre also boasts a huge human slingshot – not for the faint-hearted!

On wet or windy days, stop off in the local market town of Newton Stewart (7.5 miles) for some enjoyable indoor activities. Visit the museum for local history, or perhaps enjoy a trip to the fascinating Gem Museum. Enjoy browsing the town's small selection of quality shops and stopping off in a café or restaurant.

This property is personally managed by Lucy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicci 6th September 2019

Popsal Cottage was absolutely fantastic. The property was in a great location; wonderfully provisioned; and accompanied by friendly, helpful communications with the owner. If we visit this area again, I wouldnt dream of going anywhere else.

Reviewed by Susan 9th August 2019

This is a lovely cottage, in a peaceful location with a beautiful view. Not far to walk to the local shop/post office, or drive to the nearest town. The owners were welcoming and friendly and available to speak to, if needs be. Lots of places to visit, in all directions from the cottage.

Reviewed by Sally 10th May 2019

A peaceful isolated retreat with superb views

Reviewed by Philip 17th March 2019

Fantastic location cottage was spotless and brilliant for the dog even if the weather was poor we still had a brilliant time....will be going back again.

Reviewed by Sharon 23rd February 2019

Wonderful property very clean & comfortable. In a lovely peaceful setting whilst not far to get to the main road. Janet was lovely & very kind. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Nikki 29th December 2018

A lovely, cosy cottage. Very well-equipped and a great set up for our dog too. We very much enjoyed the area, there was great dog walking and some good pubs nearby too.

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View towards the property
Cosy woodburner
Dining area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Views from the property
Beautiful Loch Trool
Surrounded by countryside and fields
Beautiful Galloway Coastline
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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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