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The Dairy Cottage

Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1024145)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Near a shop < 1 mile


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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Peter

    “I would recommend Dairy Cottage to anyone.”

    The family who own it are lovely people and very helpful. The cottage was lovely and comfortable with every facility you could want.

    The family who own it are lovely people and very helpful. The cottage was lovely and comfortable with every facility you could want.

    - Peter, May 2021

Balnab Farm Cottages

Nestled on a remote working dairy farm within the former Royal Burgh of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway, are these two rustic properties, great for families looking to explore Scotland's true beauty. Surrounding the properties are lush fields, which are inhabited by many animals, including Shetland ponies, sheep and birds. The centre of Whithorn is less than a mile away, with a supermarket, café, cake shop, antique store and post office, along with a host of attractions, including Whithorn Priory & Museum and the Iron Age Roundhouse. Venturing towards the coast, you will be well-placed for discovering the beautiful low-lying countryside of the Machars peninsula, along with the Isle of Whithorn, one of Scotland's most southerly villages and sea ports, with a stunning harbour, and make time to visit St Ninian's Cave, a small cave though to be the retreat of Scotland's first saint. Wigtown, Scotland's official book town, is a haven for book lovers, home to the annual Wigtown Book Festival, there is also a golf club, for the golf lovers amongst you. If you want to venture further out of town, head to Newton Stewart; resting along the River Cree and known as the gateway to the Galloway Hills, you can begin to explore the Galloway Forest Park, with hiking opportunities through Kirroughtree Forest and amble through the ancient woodland of the Wood of Cree, home to more than 100 bird species, it is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Galloway Forest Park has had Dark Sky Park designation for over a decade, due to its breathtaking and rare stargazing conditions, with the Milky Way and 7000 stars visible to the naked eye, an incredible sight to behold for any keen astronomers. There is so much to see and do from The Dairy Cottage; a 30-minute drive from the property will take you to the ferry crossing, where you can even board a 40-minute ferry to Ireland. With endless opportunities available to you from this stunning location, make Banlab Farm your new holiday hotspot.

The property

Set in a working dairy farm in the former Royal Burgh of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway, is this charming, detached bungalow, The Dairy Cottage.

Offering quaint, all-ground-floor accommodation for six, this property is ideal for a family or small group wanting to enjoy the best of Scotland's coast and countryside, with both the coast and Galloway Forest Park in easy reach.

Pulling up to the property, you will find ample off-road parking and a picturesque white painted property with pretty lawn and furniture for dining outside or just enjoying your lovely surroundings.

Head inside and discover a cosy living/dining room with a relaxing sofa and armchair to sink into, while the open coal fire fills the room with warmth and you enjoy catching up on your favourite shows on the Freeview TV, while the dining table has seating for six and is the ideal spot for enjoying meals together and making plans for your stay.

The compact kitchen has all of the appliances and amenities you will need during your self-catered stay; enjoy creating delicious meals whilst enjoying your rural surroundings from the window.

The property has three bedrooms, two doubles and a twin, all elegantly styled and spacious, offering plenty of storage and with lovely white painted wooden floorboards in two of the bedrooms and cosy carpeted floor in the third.

These rooms are all served by the family bathroom, with a walk-in shower, so you can start each day with a quick and refreshing rinse.

Outside, the garage offers secure storage for bikes, as well as a host of children's games, including swingball, while the rear garden features an impressive wood-fired hot tub, sure to add a luxurious touch to your stay; sink into the warm water and admire your beautiful setting.

The garden area of the property is enclosed with a short stone wall, separating it from the surrounding fields, which are inhabited by many animals, including Shetland ponies.

The Dairy Cottage is the location of your next Scottish holiday.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1058902, together sleeping eight guests.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/Dining room with open coal fire
  • Note: although displayed in the pictures, due to recent damages, the hot tub is currently out of use until further notice
  • Electric heating and open coal fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave
  • TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Lawned garden with furniture and a private Swedish hot tub
  • Garage with bike storage and children's games, including swingball
  • One well-behaved pet welcome (more on request)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 4.5 miles
  • Please note; pets not allowed on furniture
  • Note: Property is situated on a working farm, younger children should be supervised at all times
  • Please keep cottage gate closed during stay
  • Please note: The number of people occupying this property should not exceed the number stated on the holiday confirmation
  • If you wish to invite additional guests, this must be agreed by the owner in advance
  • Note: this property has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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, and along the whole of Luce Bay will delight any visitor.

Note: this property has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond.

Please note: The hot tub at the property is currently unavailable, please call us on 01244 356666 for further details.

Note: although displayed in the pictures, due to recent damages, the hot tub is currently out of use until further notice.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas