Port William 4.5 miles.
A charming semi-detached traditional stone-built cottage near Port William and just six miles from Wigtown on Scotland’s beautiful Machars Peninsula in Dumfries and Galloway.
This cottage is the ideal getaway for couples or families looking for a quiet break exploring this dramatic peninsula.
From the front hall, you enter the sitting room which has a cosy woodburner and which leads through to a farmhouse kitchen with dining area, where you can prepare and enjoy your cooked meals.
Proceed up a couple of small steps to the rear conservatory, which is the perfect place to sit, open the French doors to the rear garden and soak up the peaceful atmosphere as you plan your next outing.
The family bathroom in this cottage is on the ground floor.
Upstairs are two double bedrooms with one having an en-suite shower.
The enclosed rear garden also has a pond and also storage for your cycles.
Outside, this lovely cottage is the open farmland of the Machars Peninsula offering excellent walking and cycling.
Take time to visit historic Whithorn and its priory or indulge a love of reading in Wigtown, Scotland’s official book town.
Visit the traditional harbour at Port William or the sandy beach at Monreith, whilst the vibrant town of Newton Stewart is just thirteen miles away.
Take the dramatic clifftop walk from the Isle of Whithorn to Burrow Head and visit the location for the film The Wicker Man.
Visit the Crook of Baldoon RSPB Nature Reserve or the stunning gardens at RBGE Logan, where the gulf stream results in a stunning array of exotic plants.
A lovely traditional holiday cottage offering something for everyone, whatever the season.
Two double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC). Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner. Conservatory.
About the location
Wigtown 10 miles; Newton Stewart 17 miles.
Dating from the end of the eighteenth century, the fishing village of Port William sits on the east side of Luce Bay on the Machars peninsula in the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland. There is much history in the area from early Christian sites through to more recent smuggling activities. The picturesque harbour that dates from the 18th century offers sea angling and is ideal for sailors too. There is a statue of a bronze otter erected in memory of Gavin Maxwell, author of ‘Ring of Bright Water’. His family home, Monreith House, is nearby and Maxwell used to exercise his otter on the beach below the house. Oscar Kokoschka, one of the twentieth century’s best known expressionist painters, spent time here during the Second World War. Today Port William is an attractive fishing village within easy reach of sandy beaches, a 9 hole links course just 2 miles away, walking and cycling in the Galloway hills and the cafés and shops of Wigtown, designated as Scotland’s first Book Town. Carnival Week is traditionally held in the first week in August with a wealth of events and attractions. Nature lovers will be drawn to the many nature reserves in the area as well as the childhood home of Gavin Maxwell at Elrig, just along the coast.