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Drumfad Barn

Port William near Wigtown, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 977426)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr King

    “We stayed at this cottage last year ...”

    We stayed at this cottage last year and had a fabulous time. We returned because of the facilities and the fact that it was perfect for our dogs . ...

    We stayed at this cottage last year and had a fabulous time. We returned because of the facilities and the fact that it was perfect for our dogs . However since booking it appears there has been a change of ownership. The previous owners had dogs of their own and were happy for us to let our dogs out in the garden first thing in the morning and last thing at night as long as we cleared away any mess made, which, is totally acceptable and right. We also agree with pets not being allowed on furniture and in bedrooms and exercise this rule in our own home. The current owners made it very clear after our first day that our dogs were not welcome in the grounds. Subsequently in appalling weather we had to walk our dogs down an unlit very muddy farm track first thing in the morning and last thing at night in our pyjamas. Our holiday was ruined as the relaxed approach of the former owners was gone and we were constantly worrying that our dogs would toilet in the gardens and cause offence. Due to the close proximity of the owners we also felt as if our every movement was being monitored. This was not conducive to a relaxing break. We read the dog policy again following this and found it contradictory. Stating dogs were not allowed to be exercised in the grounds but then stating please make sure any mess is disposed of from the grounds before you leave. A property is either dog friendly or it is not, there are no half measures with pets. I find the large advertising declarations proclaiming the property to be dog friendly very disingeuous. I would be interested to know exactly what the additional £30 We paid to take our dogs was actually for as we left the property spotless. Additionally the oven in the property appeared to be malfunctioning, switching itself off half way through cooking and then burning food part way through cooking. I work in catering so I know how to cook. Several meals were spoiled as a result. On the plus side the property was clean warm and well equipped. The owners left a wonderful welcome pack which was a very nice touch. However despite the things that were good the whole holiday was ruined for us because of the issue with the dogs. In future we will be booking cottages with a more realistic approach to dog ownership.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Drumfad Holiday Homes

Port William 2.5 miles. Sitting alongside the owner’s property and surrounded by dairy farmland, these two superb semi-detached cottages sit at the end of a country lane near the coastal village of Port William on the Machars Peninsula in Scotland’s beautiful Dumfries and Galloway. Both have been refurbished and finished to a high standard from old farm buildings and offer excellent accommodation for up to 9 people with the added advantage of an optional interconnecting door (can be locked from both sides so kept locked when properties booked separately). Why not take some time to enjoy coastal walks around the peninsula or have a day at the beach at Monreith? Explore the fishing villages of Port William and Isle of Whithorn. Walk or cycle in the gorgeous Galloway Hills Forest Park or treat the family to some chocolate at the Cocoa Bean chocolate factory near Twynholm. There is a huge choice of attractions around these superb Galloway cottages offering something for all the family.

The property

This ground floor cottage has underfloor central heating from a ground source heat pump.

There are two bedrooms, one king-size double and a family room with three singles.

The spacious open-plan living area has a dining kitchen and down a couple of steps is a beautiful sitting area with a woodburning stove and views of the garden and fields beyond.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 977427, together they sleep 9.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC and Jack-and-Jill access to corridor, 1 x family room with 3 singles and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Electric underfloor heating via ground source heat pump with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, Nintendo Wii, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden to rear with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, Licensed Restaurant 2.5 miles, Pub 5 miles
  • Note: The sitting room is two steps down from the kitchen and dining area
  • Note: There is no mobile phone reception or WiFi at this property
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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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.

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