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Borgan Cottage

Bargrennan, near Newton Stewart, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1027367)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "What a perfect week at Borgan cottage!"

    The cottage is so homely and is in such a peaceful and relaxing location. The area is great for cycling - Glen Trool, Loch Ochiltree and down to Wigtown on quiet back roads. The outside storage was also a bonus to store our bikes. Watch out for wildlife after the sun starts to set - deer, fox, owls and even a badger! The woodburner in the kitchen and the outside fire pit provided a great cosy atmosphere! We’d love to come back again soon!

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2022

  • "Lovely week at Borgan Cottage."

    Great property. We travelled as two families 4 adults and 4 children and it worked really well. Plenty of space around the house for children to run about and ride bikes etc. Outbuilding great for bikes, beach stuff storage & an extra washer, dryer and fridge in there...very useful !! Great location for biking, nice runs from the house and forest walks....remember the Smidge for the midges.....! Must visit Glentrool & Killoughtree for biking. Must see beaches, Mossylands beautiful, Kippford great for crabs, Rockcliffe super too. Remember plenty of pound coins for carparks as a lot of them don't do cards. We will be back !

    Reviewed by KimberleyMay 2022

  • "A homely clean and comfortable experience with everything you could possibly wish for in a quiet break."

    Our Siberian Husky loved the freedom when relaxing in the garden after a day's walking. Lucky to see so many bluebells and watch the House Martins under the eves... Beautiful thank you.

    Reviewed by VivMay 2022

  • "Borgan Cottage is a comfortable, clean and cosy place to stay in a beautiful location on the edge of the Wood of Cree."

    As we went in May there were so many Bluebells, it was like the woods had been painted purple. We also enjoyed the splendour of Loch Trool and a fascinating visit to the second hand book shops in Wigtown, oh and not to forget the beach at Rigg Bay which was definitely worth the carpark fee. My elderly parents, my grown up daughters my husband and myself had a splendid holiday. Thank you to the owner, Clare, for being available to answer any questions we had through the week. (Lovely Fish and Chip shop in Wigtown too.)

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2022

  • "A welcome return to Borgan Cottage."

    Perfect if you need walks, rivers, lochs and hills. Very comfortable without being fussy and well equipped kitchen. We also had amazing weather which was a real bonus for sitting out late round the fire pit. Thank you Clare.

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2022

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Borgan cottage."

    It was very comfortable and the layout of the house well suited the large group that we were. It is in quite a remote location but we knew that before booking and there are some lovely forestry walks/towns to visit a relatively short drive away. We all had a great time- thank you! The only things I’d suggest in terms of improvements/amendments to the listing are related to accessibility/cleanliness. The stairs to the top floor are steep, quite slippy and tricky for the elderly people in our group to navigate- they would have struggled if they’d had to sleep upstairs. It was also quite difficult for our 2 year old to manage them. The angled roof in the bathroom upstairs is also problematic in terms of usability for older people- I wonder if it might be worth noting that on the listing, so that larger bookings are able to assess the suitability of the house for their groups? In terms of cleanliness, the kitchen, bedrooms and downstairs bathroom were spotless, which was fantastic. Unfortunately, the group before us must have had a/multiple dogs and the living room was covered in dog hair. It was all over the sofas, rugs and floors. Our clothes were covered in dog hair every day. We even found a hoover upstairs and hoovered everywhere ourselves to try and remove it all. Finally, there is an issue with some mould/damp in the upstairs bathroom. There were very visible lines of brown water running down the ceiling in that room, that were there from when we arrived. It would be good to have that sorted. Overall, however, we really did have a brilliant stay. The beds were all very comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. We loved watching the birds at all the bird feeders in the garden. I would strongly recommend the house to others wanting to stay in that area. If it was perfectly clean, we would have given it 5 stars.

    Hi Helen, Thank you for your feedback. The upstairs bathroom has been renovated and redecorated, unfortunately the painting did not happen until after your stay. It is all re painted and looking super. It was not damp, just water marks from the steam as visitors tend to turn the fan off so not woken by others using the toilet in the night! Dogs are very welcome in the cottage however if visitors allow them on the furniture, which we do not, there is very little control we have over this. The cleaners do there very best, but the onus has to be on guests to adhere to our guidelines, being mindful of the next guests. Thank you for your feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2022

  • "Wonderful property in a stunning and peaceful location."

    Directions provided were shockingly poor but the owner kindly guided us in by phone. "Follow signs for RSPB Wood of Cree" on the directions would have made it a whole lot easier. Will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2022

  • "Superb location if you are after peace and quiet and wonderful views which we were."

    Very spacious cottage with a good range of high quality kitchen appliances. As there was only two of we only used downstairs which had a very comfortable bed and well appointed bathroom. Lovely lounge and sunroom. The adjoining field which is enclosed was very handy for the dogs. Great walks from the door with all Newton Stewart facilities a short drive away. Clare, the owner was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2022

  • "A really well presented, spacious and organised place."

    Borgan cottage had all of the creature comforts you'd expect. The location is incredible, amazing long walks and views straight from the door. Only a few minutes from the southern uplands way which takes you all the way up to great views and forests around Loch Trool. Borgan is also only a short drive from all of the great walking and seven staines bike trails at Kirroughtree. The locals were very friendly and the town of Newton Stewart has all of the amenities and shops you'd need. Clare, the owner was always at the end of the phone if we needed anything and couldn't have been more helpful in making our stay very memorable.

    Reviewed by DuncanFeb 2022

  • "This is a lovely, spacious, well equipped cottage."

    The location is quiet and isolated with national cycle route 7 passing the door. Very few vehicles or people were seen. There are many good walks in the area. We saw a red squirrel in the trees up the hillside behind Borgan Cottage and wild goats near Loch Trool. The sea is a short drive away too. We likened the area to the Lake District with very few tourists.

    I am more than thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. It is a beautiful area and we work hard to make the cottage a haven for the end of a lovely walk, and a place to relax and enjoy with family and or friends. Thank you for your lovely feedback Ruth. X Property Owner

    Reviewed by RuthFeb 2022

  • "Great place for some piece and quiet."

    Fields for the dog to play in. Excellent walks through the woods. Couldn't want for a better holiday cottage. Just a couple of issues is the kitchen tap is loose and various bulbs need replacing, 4 out in the bathroom alone. Loved it. Darren, Lynda & Riley

    Reviewed by DarrenNov 2021

  • "Great property in a great location for walking, cycling and touring the area."

    Reviewed by KenAug 2021

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Borgan Cottage, it’s set in such peaceful surroundings with amazing walks on the door step!"

    Felt like a home from home and will hopefully be staying again in the future! With our favourite walk being the scenic route around Loch Trool, with such amazing views, even on a rainy day! An amazing holiday to spent all day out adventuring with the dogs then back to sit all cosy in front of the fire or even on clear nights out watching the stars around the fire pit!

    Reviewed by AlexandraOct 2020

  • "I would recommend this cottage to anyone."

    Beautiful location, great to relax and chill out. Very well equipped, clean and very cosy. We had a fantastic few days there.

    Reviewed by AgataOct 2020

  • "Due to covid not the family holiday we had planned but the cottage was superb although a little large for our much condensed party Everything worked really well and there was nothing missing from the inventory in fact lots of extras."

    The nights were quite chilly but the cottage was really well insulated and felt really cosy with its impressive central heating system. It was great lighting the wood burner at night which made the lounge really homely. All fixtures and fittings are of a high quality and the instructions left by Clare, the owner were really easy to understand and gave us all the info we needed. The situation of he cottage is quite remote but there are lots of lovely walks right on the door step and everything else you need can be found in Newton Stewart about 7 miles away. Its also worth trying the local pub/hotel in Bargrennan "House o'Hill" which has good bear and fabulous food. Great week we will be back in the spring hopefully with all the family

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2020

  • "Cosy cottage in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by WendySep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Borgan Cottage."

    It is a comfortable cottage, creatively decorated, and with a lovely atmosphere. It is an ideal place to stay for walking, and watching wildlife. The dark sky was such an experience, especially good from around the fire pit!

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2020

  • "Beautiful comfortable cottage in the middle of nowhere, fantastic views and countryside!"

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, walk-in shower, basin heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • External drying room
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawn and patio
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8.6 miles, pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: Weekly bookings to start and end on a Saturday only
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Newton Stewart 8.5 miles.

Borgan Cottage is a charming remote cottage, nestled in the scenic village of Bargrennan, in Dumfries and Galloway.

Surrounded by beautiful forests, in a national Dark Sky area, this welcoming property is the perfect retreat for families wanting to escape reality to the Scottish Highlands.

Be enchanted by the views of the great outdoors as you pull up to the home, and head inside and hang up your coats, before making your way into the kitchen/diner where you can pop the kettle on and enjoy a warm cup of tea around the dining table whilst discussing your holiday itinerary.

Take your bags through to the homey double bedroom and place your belongings in the spacious storage provided.

Guests staying in the ground-floor twin bedroom will be delighted by the short walk to the downstairs bathroom, where they can treat themselves to an afternoon soak in the bath or a thoughtful morning shower.

Following a tiring expedition to the local area, allow yourself to rest up on the sofas in the sitting room, where on a cold winter's day you can get nice and toasty by the woodburning stove.

Make the most of the conservatory, a bright and airy room that is great for socialising with friends or indulging in a book during some alone time.

Step out from the large patio doors and into the garden for a spot of alfresco dining in the summertime.

Climb the staircase up to the ample first floor where you will discover a further two bedrooms, one twin and one double, as well as a chill out area, bathroom and plenty of extra storage space.

Back outside, you will find an outbuilding containing logs for your woodburning stove, as well as a drying area.

A short drive will take you to the Wood of Cree where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll through the largest ancient wood in southern Scotland.

For a more challenging walk, visit the stunning Cairnsmore of Fleet, framing unspoilt views across the grassland and purple heather from the summit.

Stock up on food and supplies in the burgh town of Newton Stewart where you can also find some delightful eateries and pubs.

Here you can immerse yourself in local history with a tour of The Museum Newton Stewart, set inside a disused church, or test your swing with a round of golf at Newton Stewart Golf Club.

If an escape to the Scottish countryside is calling your name, stay at Borgan Cottage.

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About the location


Port William 17.2 miles; Kirkcudbright 28 miles; Castle Douglas 30.4 miles;

The market town of Newton Stewart, famous for its salmon and trout fishing, lies in a superb location between the serene rolling countryside of the Machars to the south and the Galloway Forest Park to the north. The area is steeped in history. The first Christian missionary to Scotland landed at The Machars, founding the first church in AD 397 in Whithorn. The Whithorn Dig Visitor Centre lies on the site and displays material dug up over years of excavations. The beautiful coastline is a mixture of sandy beaches and rocky shores teeming with birdlife, whilst inland there is superb walking country to be discovered in the Galloway Hills and Forest Park. Sailing, riding and fishing are all available locally and there are plenty of excellent courses to keep the keen golfer busy.

Note: Weekly bookings to start and end on a Saturday only. Min stay is 3 nights.