Priory Croft

Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 17890)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • A FlipKey verified reviewer
    August 2013
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    Excellent cottage owner very friendly and helpful ,location stunning too much to see in seven days but will return ,villagers welcoming the only downside no garden but sat in the very peaceful churchyard will return next year for longer


  • Four poster bed
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

A charming 15th century terraced cottage ideally located in the centre of the historic Royal Borough of Whithorn on the Machars Peninsula in the Dumfries and Galloway region of south west Scotland.

Providing comfortable accommodation, this Whithorn cottage is ideal for families or friends wishing to explore this secluded part of the country from a base in the centre of one of the last Georgian landscaped towns in Scotland.

This Whithorn cottage has three bedrooms, a double, a single and a delightful main king-size four poster bedroom, complete with beams.

The ground floor accommodation features the double bedroom and an open plan kitchen with dining area and a cosy sitting room.

This Whithorn cottage opens onto the town's historic main street with its attractive selection of shops, bars and cafes.

The Machars Peninsula caters for all tastes and provides wonderful scenery, sandy beaches, golf and fishing as well as both forest and coastal walks.

Scotland's National Book Town of Wigtown is a short drive offering an eclectic collection of cafes and second hand bookshops.

A delightful Whithorn cottage and ideal for a special break all year round.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size four poster double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Utility.


  • Electric heating with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking on street outside property
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk.

About the location


Castlewigg 2 miles; Wigtown 10.5 miles; Newton Stewart 17 miles.

The former Royal Burgh of Whithorn on the Machars Peninsula in Dumfries and Galloway is renowned for having the first recorded Christian church is Scotland. Built by St Ninian around 397, the site of the Candida Casa, or White/Shining House, is now home to the parish church. The area of Whithorn is rich in history and is also home to a medieval priory and an archaeological site. The distinctive shape of Whithorn, with its spacious central area and narrow entrance-ways of elegant Georgian houses, displays its medieval heritage. The Machars and Rhins of Galloway are also home to spectacular gardens, a result of the Gulf Stream and mild climate. Logan Botanic Gardens, the Aldouran Wetland and the spectacular gardens of Castle Kennedy are all a must see. To the north of the Machars are the Galloway Hills, offering walking to all levels as well as world class mountain biking. Golf, fishing and wildlife spotting are well catered for and the sandy beaches of Monrieth, Garleston, Glenluce and Rockcliffe will delight any visitor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas