Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Pets Yes View on map Features 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/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile Pub less than 1 mile The property Feel right at home as you park up at this quiet setting, surrounded by awe-inspiring sea views out to glistening waters accompanied by other delightful holiday homes along the way, making an idyllic backdrop for a memorable getaway to the Isle of Whithorn. Ocean View Retreat offers both rural comfort and contemporary amenities throughout, perfect for a family of four to start their Scottish adventure. Make yourself at home as you snuggle up for a cosy evening in the open-plan living space, throwing together a hearty home-cooked meal in the well-equipped kitchen before setting the dining table for a sociable catch-up over your delicious cooking. After this, sink into one of the plush seats in front of the TV, as you sip on a chilled glass of wine and enjoy a family film night. When you feel like dining alfresco, enjoy the front patio on a summer's day, boasting outstanding views of the far-reaching sea, while your canine companion enjoys the space of your enclosed rear patio. Head into the spacious walk-in shower and indulge in a hot shower, letting the day wash away before wrapping a warm towel around yourself from the heated rail as you head to bed. This cottage boasts two stunning bedrooms, including a double and a twin, both modest and homely with ample storage, the twin room even benefits from sea views out to the front. Step out to the Isle of Whithorn village centre, venturing over to the local Post Office and shop to stock up on essentials for your stay, as well as a quaint tearoom, a quirky cinema and a welcoming pub for you to enjoy a pint of ale. Further away is the royal burgh of Whithorn with more options of local amenities, including an antique store, supermarket, cake shop, museum and a café, or literature lovers will want to journey over to Wigtown, offering over a dozen book shops and home to the annual Wigtown Book Festival. Spend a day wandering around an abundance of lush landscapes among the Machars Peninsula, starting at the calming sea waters at the harbour just a walk away from the cottage, or visit the amazing St Ninian's Cave, recognised as the retreat for Scotland's first saint. Other fantastic days out can be spent at Newton Stewart, exploring the beauty of the River Cree before heading into town for a day of leisure and culture throughout trendy museums, shopping facilities, and lovely restaurants, whilst also in the area, discover the Galloway Forest Park, taking the opportunity to explore rural walking, cycling and hiking activities throughout the enchanting Kirroughtree Forest and Wood of Cree. The romantics of the group will love a chance to experience the Dark Sky Park designation at Galloway Forest Park during a peaceful night, where you can enjoy a memorable evening viewing over 7000 stars and the Milky Way from the naked eye. Pick Ocean View Retreat as your holiday base during a trip to Scotland, where a 40-minute ferry can take you over to Ireland for a day trip! Summary All ground-floor Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area Electric central heating Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off-road parking for two cars Front patio with seating Enclosed rear patio One well-behaved pet welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.4 miles Note: Pets are not to be left unattended and are not allowed on the furniture Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250. View on map About the location ISLE OF WHITHORN Newton Stewart 20 miles. The picturesque village of the Isle of Whithorn, though no longer an island, nestles around its natural harbour on the southernmost tip of the Machars Peninsula, designated as an outstanding conservation area. The village has a long history of seafaring and trade, which dates back to the Vikings. The arrival in 397 of Ninian, Scotland's first missionary and saint, is thought to be the beginning of Scotland's Christian history, and the remains of the 13th century chapel can still be seen at the end of the harbour. A short, gentle climb will take you to the distinctive white tower - the Cairn - which has been a mariner's landmark for close on two centuries. Today the harbour is popular with visiting leisure sailors and with local boats fishing for crabs, lobsters and scallops. The area is steeped in history with numerous sites ranging from Mesolithic and Iron Age forts, standing stones and 'cup and ring’ markings, an 11th century chapel and castles from the era of Robert the Bruce. Wigtown, Scotland's first book town, can be reached within a short drive, and has over a dozen book shops in which one can easily lose an hour or two! With beaches, forests, golf courses, gardens and churches to visit, this is an ideal base for discovering this corner of Scotland.