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Drumfad Barn

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



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The barn was excellent very spacious and comfortable."

    David (the owner)was very welcoming and his loaf of freshly baked bread was delicious.We would have no hesitation in going back to visit.Found lots to do and see in the area.Plenty of walks around the property.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning barn, David our host had left an anazing welcome basket even cooking home made bread, fresh eggs etc."

    A beautiful location. No phone or Wi-fi absolutely brilliant.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "The accommodation was very good and the area was so peaceful and quite with some ..."

    The accommodation was very good and the area was so peaceful and quite with some outstanding views over the countryside and coast

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "Amazing holiday made extra special by the care and consideration shown by the owner from the fab welcome pack to his advice regarding places to visit."

    The barn is to a very high standard, beds are very comfortable as is the lounge furniture with plenty of space to relax. We visited as a family of five and there was ample room for us all to be comfortable. Well worth a visit if it is peace and quiet you are after. A great location for visiting all the local bays and beaches, thanks for an amazing and memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "The cottage was so beautiful."

    Everything you could wish for and more. David the owner did everything possible to make our stay perfect nothing was too much trouble for him. Such a gentleman.thankyou David Thankyou Sykes. We had a wonderful time. See you later on in the year.Marie Stewart Zaar Duke. Thankyou it was all perfect x

    Reviewed by MJan 2020

  • "Great location and views."

    Welcome pack excellent. Excellent for seeing that part of the country. Garden lovely. Larger towels and sharper knives would be an improvement.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2019

  • "We had a great stay at Drumfad Barn."

    Spacious, clean and well equipped. It was a pleasure to come back each evening after days out.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely people!"

    Reviewed by LionJul 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday in Galloway and Drumfad barn is a lovely house in a very beautiful location."

    We felt that the property would benefit from some updating to include the addition of WiFi, a modern television with HDMI ports for those wishing to bring consoles, and new crockery/towels. We also wanted to advise future holiday makers to request Drumfad barn’s strict pet policy prior to booking as we were surprised to learn that the owners do not want pets to use the garden as a toilet amongst other restrictive rules which did not feel very pet friendly to us. Overall we had a good experience of Drumfad Barn and the local area is highly recommended as a holiday destination.

    Reviewed by VickyJun 2019

  • "The barn was even nicer than the photos show, super cosy and extremely clean with everything we needed."

    The welcome pack was a really lovely surprise. The log burner is a special treat in the evening after a long walk with the dog; with beautiful country walks right from the doorstep. There is so much to do and see in the local area. For me, the fact that there is no wifi or phone signal was a bonus, really allowing you to relax from modern life! However, if you are desperate for internet connection you can easily pick up mobile data a few metres down the lane. The views from the living room in the evening were spectacular. We hope to return soon! Thank you

    Reviewed by MariaMay 2019

  • "Great walks."

    Quiet area not a lot of bizz. Good if all you wa t to do is chill. Owners really nice and not intrusive.

    Reviewed by AnitaMar 2019

  • "We had a terrific time at Drumfad Barn along with Dolly the Dog."

    Set in lovely Galloway countryside & only 2 miles from the sea it met all our requirements for a quiet stress free holiday. There is no WiFi or phone signal here (bliss!) but if you need your fix, hop in the car & there is good 4G phone reception in Port William & surrounds. We set out to explore as much of the surrounding area as we could with Mull of Galloway & Isle of Whithorn up in the priorities. Despite some stormy weather ( Storms Helene & Ali) we managed to see all of that & more. Great dog friendly pubs around ( Steam Packet at Isle of Whithorn a fave) & good places to eat. The accom was clean, modern, spacious & well equipped with owners Clare & David living just next door always helpful with advice on places to go etc. We would certainly come back here again - thanks guys for a great holiday

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2018

  • "Good, comfortable holiday accommodation in a very quiet, peaceful location."

    Visitors need to be aware that whilst there are lots of excellent things to do in the area, great beaches, coastal & woodland walks plus fantastic gardens all require a drive to get to them. That being said it is Scotland and we knew this before we booked. We had a very good holiday.

    Reviewed by JennyJul 2018

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  • 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
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome and pet policies apply
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, Licensed Restaurant 6 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: This property has a £100.00 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • Note: Check-in 4pm

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...

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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Note: This property has a £100.00 Good Housekeeping Bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas