Pend House

Kirkcowan near Newton Stewart, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 919754)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Mrs Oakley
    August 2016
    “We had a great stay - the cottage ...”
    We had a great stay - the cottage was very comfortable, clean and well located.

Features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A charming stone-built, semi-detached house, dating back to 1793 in the village of Kirkcowan, on the Machars Peninsula in Galloway, in South West Scotland.

Fully refurbished, this welcoming property provides comfortable accommodation for up to five people in three bedrooms, consisting of a king-size master bedroom with en-suite shower, as well as a twin and single bedroom that share a bathroom.

The sitting room has a lovely woodburning stove and for entertainment, there's an HD flat screen TV and DVD player, along with a piano in the hall.

Also in the sitting room is a dining area, so can you choose to eat here, or at the breakfast bar in the well-equipped kitchen.

The rear garden has a patio and a lawned area, or you can even enjoy outdoor table tennis at the owners’ property next door.

There are walks from the property that take you out into the countryside, and you will find a warm welcome on your return at the village inn.

Kirkcowan also offers a Post Office and a general store.

Why not visit Whithorn Priory & Museum, with its display of ancient carved stones, indulge in the Wigtown Book Festival, or stretch your legs at the Newton Stewart Walking Festival?

Challenge yourself on Europe’s longest zip wire at the Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, or visit the award-winning Cream O’ Galloway ice cream factory and visitor centre.

This delightful property has something for everyone.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove. Hall with piano.

Amenities

  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Table tennis available on owners' patio or in garage next door
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: No mobile phone reception inside property
  • Note: Front door opens directly onto a quiet village street.

About the location

KIRKCOWAN

Newton Stewart 7 miles; Wigtown 8 miles.

Kirkcowan is a rural village in Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway, set in the rolling Galloway countryside at the confluence of two salmon rivers, the Bladnoch and the Tarf. The village is named after a church, or kirk, whose churchyard hosts an interesting collection of headstones dating from the 1700s. In the 1800s, there was a healthy weaving industry here and a water-powered mill to help process the woollen cloth. The village today has a shop, a Post Office, church, children's play area, bowling green, village hall, doctor’s surgery, bicycle hire and the Craighlaw Arms Hotel, a 200-year old coaching inn. The nearby town of Newton Stewart has a sports centre, cinema, museum, library, hospital, supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Popular with walkers and anglers, Kirkcowan is situated on the 25-mile Yellow Cycle Route of the National Cycle Route 7, also making it a good holiday base for cyclists. It is surrounded by a network of quiet lanes, ideal for cycling, and for the more adventurous, it’s just 10 miles from the renowned Seven Stanes mountain biking trails of Galloway Forest Park. The Machars Peninsula has a varied coastline, including coastal grazing marshes and sandy beaches. It incorporates Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, as well as ancient Whithorn and its priory. Here you can discover the story of St Ninian who established Whithorn as his base, when he introduced Christianity to Scotland at the end of the 4th century. Wildlife abounds in the area, with opportunities to spot ospreys, red kites, deer and red squirrels, and you can also enjoy stargazing, as some of the darkest skies in Europe can be seen here. With superb walking, cycling and horse riding opportunities to be found across the peninsula, as well as excellent coarse fishing on the nearby Glendarroch Loch, there is much on offer for the visitor to this distinctive and varied part of the country.