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Carsluith near Creetown, Scotland (Ref. 13348)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
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The property

Creetown 2 miles. A delightful, modern, detached cottage situated in the village of Carsluith, near Creetown in the beautiful Dumfries & Galloway region in south west Scotland. With views to the coast, this Creetown cottage is ideal for family or friends wishing to enjoy time together in this diverse and scenic part of the country. All ground floor and appointed to a high standard throughout, this Creetown cottage has three bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single, with the double having an en-suite shower room. The accommodation is completed by a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with French doors opening to the front garden, a perfect spot to enjoy an indulgent breakfast of eggs and smoked salmon, purchased from the neighbouring Galloway Smokehouse, while you enjoy the views across the A75 to the sea beyond. A bench and a south-west facing garden mean you can sit with a refreshing drink and enjoy the open view as you plan your day's activities. Creetown, a small seaport town, is just a few miles along the coast from your cottage and has a shop, pub and Post Office. Just four minutes' walk from the property brings you to a small beach ideal for enjoyable walks and excellent birdwatching, with ospreys in mid summer, while 10 minutes' drive brings you to the beach at Mossyard which boasts small, shallow bays with a wonderful collection of seashells. A short drive from this Creetown cottage brings you to Newton Stewart with an abundance of shops and two large riverside supermarkets, Wigtown, officially designated as Scotland's National Book Town, which boasts numerous shops housing thousands of books, and the National Trust for Scotland's Threave Garden Estate at Castle Douglas. Try boating or windsurfing on Loch Ken, cycling at Kirroughtree on the edge of the Galloway Forest, or river or loch fishing throughout the area. Alternatively, enjoy a round of golf at one of the five courses in the area, visit the whisky distillery at Bladnoch or take a trip to the Isle of Whithorn or St. Ninian's Cave. This modern Creetown cottage is ideally situated for a varied break all year round.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with French doors to front garden.


Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, PlayStation 3, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Garage for bike storage available on request. Lawned garden to front with furniture (seats 3). One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: Limited WiFi available from BT Openzone hotspot (available to BT customers only). Note: The front garden opens onto a road so please ensure children are supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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Guest Reviews


    • “Lovely self catering cottage in a fantastic location”
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    • “We stayed here for a week in February and I would honestly really recommend the property and its location in Dumfries and Galloway. The cottage itself is absolutely great inside, everything is finished really well and the owner has thought of everything. It was way bigger than we expected too and would be great for a family to stay in. I would say its easily one of the nicest (if not the nicest) place we've stayed. The views from the property are lovely and we had some decent weather during our stay too. The location of the cottage was great too - most attractions are a fairly short drive away and everything runs off the A75 so it's nice and convenient. We didn't expect there to be much going on, especially out of season, but we were never bored during our stay and got out and about both days. This is a beautiful, peaceful part of Scotland that we've both fallen a bit in love with! We took our dog with us too and found there were loads of places to take them. We'd love to come back (maybe in summer) and if you're thinking of staying here I'd say go for it!”

    X-Juice-x, Manchester, March 2014

    • “Immaculate cottage - central location”
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    • “New and clean cottage, all mod cons and thoughtfully designed. Probably best cottage we have ever stayed in. Within easy reach of 5 mins drive to one of the 7 Stanes Mountain biking and another one within easy car journey - all levels catered for. Good car ride through the forests. Didn't have to travel far to enjoy the area like St Ninans cave and the Bladnock whisky distillary which was lovely. Did fishing in local lochs. Also cycled to Creetown, did local walk and visited Gems museum which was surprisingly interesting for my 11 year old. Smokehouse close by so good for scallops as holiday treat and chocolate icecream. Found path down to local beach from road near other smokehouse. Great views from the property when the sun sets. Only negative being the noise from the main road when you were sitting out but nothing you can do about that. There is a smaller road in front of the cottage which only has a small amount of passing traffic. Would say this part of the Scotland is undiscovered and well worth going to plus also closer to travel too!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Warrington, June 2013

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    • “A lovely cottage with lovely views across the bay. Really well equipped, warm and cosy.”

    Mrs Marriott, Ashington, October 2015

    • “The property was really superb! It felt a real treat to be in there. I don't think we have stayed in a better place. The location is so beautiful and there were so many 'oohs' and 'aahs' as we travelled round and about! Each journey was a joy, there seemed to be so few people about and each place we visited felt like it was there just for us! We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay.”

    Mrs Bowman, Northampton, August 2015

    • “A lovely bungalow that is clean and spacious. It is a good base for sightseeing.”

    Mrs Tyrrell, South Shields, July 2015

    • “The location was great and the house had everything you would need.”

    Miss Booth, Sidcup, February 2015

    • “A beautiful area and a lovely view from the cottage. Everything in the cottage was in excellent condition. Within easy reach of tourist attractions.”

    Mrs Morton, Choppington, October 2014

    • “Was on holiday with my daughter, her husband, their 5 month old baby, his mother and dog, and had a wonderful time. It had everything you could possibly require for a lovely holiday. Was very clean and furnished and equipped to a high standard. Beautiful views to the water. House was next to the very busy A75 road but this didn't detract from our enjoyment at all. Great front garden to sit in and look at the view and sunbathe. No problems sleeping in the very comfortable beds and clean bed linen. Would like to come back with my husband as it is a great house either just to chill out in plus easy to get to places for exploring.”

    Mrs Littlefield, Stirling, July 2014

    • “Absolutely beautiful surroundings, easy access to a variety of different things to do from the nearby A75, fantastic facilities and great décor in the property. The nicest self catering property we've stayed in, would love to come back.”

    Miss Turnbull, Stockport, February 2014

    • “Beautiful area. Beautiful house. Superbly stocked kitchen and bathrooms.”

    Mrs Middlemiss, Durham, October 2013

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About the location


Newton Stewart 7 miles; Gatehouse of Fleet 12 miles; Wigtown 13 miles; Kirkcudbright 18 miles.

Creetown, originally called Ferrytown of Cree, is a small town in the Dumfries and Galloway region of south west Scotland. The town was once a fishing village and is now perhaps known best for being the centre of filming for The Wicker Man and also for its Country Music Festival. Creetown is home to a gem museum, and is just twelve miles away from the popular town of Gatehouse of Fleet which offers visitors to the area several shops including a small supermarket, chemist, bank and Post Office, along with two book/gift shops, a kilt making centre and two cafes. Lovely sandy beaches are also only a five minute drive away from Gatehouse of Fleet, making this a lovely area to visit when on holiday.