Views towards the property
Studio accommodation
looking towards kitchen area
Bathroom with shower
Picture postcard property
Stunning scenery on your doorstep
Beautiful Loch Trool
Stunning Galloway coast
Unspoilt beaches looking towards Galloway Forest
Doorstep views
Cardoness Castle
surrounded by beautiful scenery
Isle of Whithorn
Monreith Beach
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4 / 14  Bathroom with shower
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7 / 14  Beautiful Loch Trool
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9 / 14  Unspoilt beaches looking towards Galloway Forest
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Wrens Nest

Newton Stewart (6.5mls SW), Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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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 local area
  • Discover the beautiful Galloway National park and the RSPB Bird reserve
  • Unspoilt beaches just 11 miles away
Property code: 45899

A cosy studio-style cottage on the outskirts of picturesque Kirkcowan. It offers a beautiful rural retreat with woodland and countryside views.

Set in a peaceful location on the edge of pretty Kirkcowan village, this studio-style property is perfect for couples seeking a quiet base from which to explore the countryside and coastline. Stroll to the village to see the ruins of the old parish church and the unusual headstones dating back to the 1700’s before stopping for some refreshment in the village pub. Wander the expansive sandy beach at Luce Bay (14 miles) or wander among the rockpools and caves at Monreith Beach (17 miles) before having a dip in the clear waters.

Your single-storey cottage offers open-plan studio-style accommodation, with triple aspect windows filling the space with natural light. With views across the garden and into the 10 acres of grounds surrounding the cottage, there is a sense of unity with the outdoor environment, creating a tranquil and restful mood.

Entering your rural retreat, step into the open-plan interior decorated in neutral tones with wooden details and contrasting soft furnishings. Prepare tasty meals for two in the sleek contemporary kitchen area before snuggling up on the plump sofa with the latest bestseller or a glass of your favourite tipple. At the other end of the space is your king-size bed where you can wake up to views across the garden and woodland. There’s also a stylish shower-room.

Outside you’ll find a picturesque enclosed garden to the front of the cottage – a lovely peaceful spot to sit and sip your morning coffee. Your cottage sits in 10 acres of land for you to enjoy leisurely walks straight from the doorstep. There’s off-road parking for two cars at the cottage.

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

  • Studio style accommodation with a king-size bed
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower cubicle and WC
  • Kitchen area with electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Towels and bed linen included
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small well behaved dog welcome - nothing larger than a small terrier
  • Pub and shop within walking distance

Newton Stewart (8 miles) is a thriving market town where you will find a choice of independent stores, including butchers and bakery, welcoming pubs and restaurants serving local produce. Take a tour of the town's gin distillery and sample a cocktail in the bar. Visit the town museum before spending the evening at the cinema, a distinctive building with Art Deco frontage. Follow the riverbank walk from Sparling Bridge to Cree, pausing to read the poems inscribed on stone along the way.

Discover Galloway Forest Park (16.5 miles) for wonderful woodland walks, ancient burial chambers and ruined settlements. Hike along the Galloway Kite Trail to view the spectacular red kites swooping and soaring overhead above Loch Ken; discover the Martyr's Tomb and the stunning cascades of Spout's Head Waterfall as you meander along the waters of Trool Trail or visit at night to enjoy the UK's first Dark Sky Park for a spot of stargazing. Hop in the saddle for a ride along the 7stanes (10.5 miles) mountain bike trails where there are routes for all abilities, from gentle pedals through woods and glen, to the white-knuckle black runs with steep descents and narrow tracks.

Well worth a visit is Scotland's Book Town. Home to an annual book festival and with a host of independent booksellers, Wigtown (8.5 miles) has over a quarter of a million books to choose from, both old and new. Stroll the wide streets and market square in search of a well-remembered novel or childhood favourite, browse the galleries and craft shops or stop for a tasty treat in one of the friendly cafes. Stretch your legs with a walk to the Martyrs' Stake for views over Wigtown Bay and the Galloway Hills.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tony 16th August 2019

A lovely and secluded studio type property, well located in this beautiful part of Scotland. The property is compact and cooking facilities limited, but no shortage of great restaurants around. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Ceri 5th July 2019

Absolutely lovely place! A cosy cottage/den in the middle of bliss. We were worried about what might be around but were not disturbed at all. The comfiest place to sleep which was superb as I have a very stressful job. Saw on other reviews a couple of people having a bit of a moan about no oven and kitchen being small, well we cooked steak, salmon Read moreand full english etc so I think if you are a good cook and are organised it's not an issue, plus theres a bbq in the shed which we also used. Hide

Reviewed by Annette 14th June 2019

Was in a lovely location, very quiet. Obviously transport is needed as there are very few paths to walk on. We would have benefitted from having an oven in the kitchen but appreciate it was a studio cottage.

Reviewed by Pat 24th May 2019

Very quaint cottage set on the edge of Kirkcowan village. Great place to visit, lots to do nearby and splendid walks in the forest or by the lochs. Well worth a visit!

Reviewed by Dale 22nd March 2019

Lovely little place set in scenic area with great views. Perfect little gettaway for a couple.

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Views towards the property
Studio accommodation
looking towards kitchen area
Bathroom with shower
Picture postcard property
Stunning scenery on your doorstep
Beautiful Loch Trool
Stunning Galloway coast
Unspoilt beaches looking towards Galloway Forest
Doorstep views
Cardoness Castle
Show 2 moresurrounded by beautiful scenery


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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