Garlieston near Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
An attractive, traditional terraced cottage, superbly located in the heart of the harbour village of Garlieston, on the Machars Peninsula in south west Scotland. Well appointed to provide quality holiday accommodation, this Garlieston cottage is ideal for a couple or a family looking for a seaside base from which to explore this diverse part of the country. This Garlieston cottage offers two bedrooms, with the double boasting an en-suite shower room and the twin offering an en-suite bathroom. Benefiting from cosy underfloor heating as well as an open fire, the ground floor of this Solway Firth cottage offers a sociable open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area. The village amenities include a shop, a pub and a Post Office, and there is a public slipway for leisure sailors, plus just across the road from this Garlieston cottage is the harbour, which offers glorious, far-reaching views that look towards to the wooded headland of Eggerness and its large sandy bay. The countryside surrounding Garlieston is as varied as it is beautiful, and along with the coast, there are many pretty, rural walking trails to discover. Nearby are the spectacular seaside gardens of Galloway House, boasting a variety of ancient trees, plants and wild flowers; enjoy the views as you stroll through the woodlands to the shore. The more energetic will adore walking in the Galloway Hills or attempting one of the 7stanes mountain biking trails at Kirroughtree. An idyllic Garlieston cottage offering a comfortable and bright base at the end of your daily Solway Firth adventure.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire. Utility.
Electric heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Roadside parking next to cottage. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub and harbour 1 min walk.
At a glance
- Open fire
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
About the location
Wigtown 8 miles; Newton Stewart 14 miles.
Garlieston is a small coastal village that nestles on the Machars Peninsula, looking out over Wigtown Bay. It was popular as a fishing and cargo harbour until the 20th century, partly due to the extension of the Wigtownshire Railway. Worth noting is the part played by Garlieston in the development and testing of the Mulberry harbours that were deployed during the D-Day Landings. Today, the harbour provides berthing for leisure and fishing craft and offers a shop and Post Office as well as a traditional inn serving wholesome meals. The gardens of nearby Galloway House date from 1740 and offer a superb network of walks through magical woodland that lead towards the sweeping shoreline. Just north of Garlieston is Wigtown, once a thriving port, and now Scotlandís National Book Town. Apart from the attractive scenery and the varied coastline, the Machars Peninsular offers pretty towns such as Port William, still a working harbour, and Monreith, which was the home of writer Gavin Maxwell and offers a delightful, sandy beach.