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The Dairy Cottage

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Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay and looked after really well."

    Facilities great and especially enjoyed the hot tub, thanks

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2023

  • "My family of 4 plus our 4 legged friend had a wonderful stay at the Dairy cottage."

    The cottage was spotless and had everything you could possibly need. Hot tub was superb. The little farm shop provided deliciously fresh and creamy milk. Beautiful location. A very calm and relaxing and cosy holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic place to relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life."

    I would definitely recommend Dairy Cottage as a place to stay : well equipped internally with great outdoor spaces front and back sporting some great views...making it feel cosy yet airy, secluded yet safe with very responsive and helpful hosts if you do need anything. Esme and I are missing watching the swallows, spuggies and cows already! Thankyou for having us!

    Thank you so much Judith . Delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay at The Dairy Cottage , and what it had to offer . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Jun 2023

  • "The area was lovely."

    We had a lovely relaxing stay at the cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fab week in a lovely cottage which was everything we could have wanted and more."

    The owners were lovely and could not have done more to make us feel welcome. If you are after a rural idyll and the opportunity to recharge, you should look no further than Dairy Cottage. We couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2021

  • "This cottage exceeded our expectations."

    We were a group of 2 adults, 1 teen & 1 cockapoo. We all thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. Gazing at the star filled sky at night, while sitting in the hot tub was memorable. The young girls who lived in the farm house were delightful, and their dogs were friendly too. One of the boys from the farm house would readily supply more wood, if required, while the girls would supply fresh eggs. This was a cozy cottage, just what we needed. We would all definitely want to return

    Reviewed by Finlay4.7Oct 2020

  • "The cottage itself was lovely , clean and generally comfortable."

    The beds however were not and you could feel every spring through the mattresses. The kitchen could use alittle TLC with general replacement of used items and a service of the boiler which makes incredible noise but over all it was fine for the long weekend stay. 10 / 10 for the Hot tub area .

    Reviewed by Grace3.4Oct 2020

  • "The Dairy Cottage is in a beautiful location, surrounded by great views over rolling countryside."

    The setting really is stunning. Being down the lane from a working farm was great, our 3yr old enjoyed watching all the animals and tractors. The cottage itself was spotless, well equipped and all the interiors are finished to a high standard. The hot tub is a great addition and we took full advantage of the dark skies by stargazing as we relaxed in the tub. Our hosts were amazing, really couldn't have asked for more. They went above and beyond to make sure our stay was one to remember. We will definitley be back and will be recommending the Dairy to our friends and family. Cant wait to come again and enjoy this beautiful place. We loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Dairy cottage is set on a very nice working farm in a beautiful location."

    The hosts were very accomodating with nothing too much trouble. We would definitely recommend The Dairy cottage which would suit family holidays and provide a relaxing time. All in all this place will not disappoint. Many Thanks Phillips Family.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Aug 2020

  • "The Dairy Cottage is lovely in a great setting ,especially if you want to get away from it all."

    It is so comfortable , real home from home. The hosts are extremely welcoming and helpful, even the ponies and goats are friendly. I was there with my grandsons aged 7 & 5. They gave it a trillion out of a trillion but changed this to infinity, says it all. The hot tub is an added bonus. It is remote ( we got lost , no wifi or phone reception but asked a farmer for directions)but so worth it. Ps wifi is available in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/Dining room with open coal fire
  • Hot tub
  • 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 and restaurant 1.5 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: Fresh farm whole milk will be available from the Dairy herd and Glass branded reusable bottles are available to purchase from the vending machine in the wooden farm shop building.

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 four, 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 four 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 two bedrooms,a double and a twin, all elegantly styled and spacious, offering plenty of storage and with lovely white painted wooden floorboards.

These rooms are 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 six guests.

EPC Rating: Band E

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.

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

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas