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Drumfad Cottage

Port William, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 977427)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant cottage."

    This is our 4th visit, but first time in cottage. Not a disappointment! Facilities great. Warm and cosy. Quiet. Perfect retreat and great for exploring the area

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay amenable owner, lovely standard of fittings and furnishing."

    Great welcome pack thank you

    Reviewed by HeatherNov 2021

  • "The cottage is set down a quiet country lane and was very well equipped."

    The owner who lives next-door came to introduce himself and informed us of a slight problem with the tap in the kitchen but asked if it would be ok if someone called to fix it the following day. This was done with no inconvenience to ourselves. We have visited this area before but found the cottage was central to enable us to travel to favourite destinations locally. Overall we felt glad to get back to getting away after all the restrictions and felt safe and comfortable in this lovely clean and well maintained property.

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2021

  • "We were given a warm welcome by David to Drumfad cottage (Even having baked us a loaf) Not only was the cottage very well equipped but extremely comfortable beds and settees."

    If you want to experience peace but have access to the coast as well as scenic countryside, then look no further. We shall certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2021

  • "A wonderful break, cottage and location, the total lack of internet and phone signal just added to the feeling of relaxation, peace and recharging our batteries, lovely welcome from David the owner."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "I had a very bad experience with sykes the company, the cottage was beautiful and the owner was great."

    We were supposed to travel in April due to lock down we had to change booking which incurred a added cost which was due to pay before we went on holiday. I got the bill they wouldn't let me pay this on line there was no phones answering you just got a message then cut of then I got an email to say we have cancelled your holiday as your £15 bill hasn't been paid, which ment we would loose all our money through no fault of our own which was utterly distressing. Luckily I has a contact email for owner who sorted it with sykes he was brilliant. Sykes then called to take £15 payment the phone call guy was very dry in his manner. So my sykes experience was not a pleasent on and I tried to contact pre covid and had same experience trying to contact them, so wouldn't rate them won't recomend them and definitely won't use them again

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "Lovely quiet location with walks on the doorstep and just 5 minutes drive from a good beach."

    The house is very spacious and comfortable-especially the beds! We enjoyed the fact there is no wi-fi and no phone signal but I’m not sure our teenagers agreed. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and much appreciated- especially the fresh bread. The enclosed garden is also great for dogs and kids and we saw a red squirrel on our first afternoon there.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2020

  • "The cottage is in a very remote location with no WiFi and very limited phone signal."

    This wasn’t as issue for my husband and myself however our teenage son was extremely disappointed! The cottage has a lovely garden which our dog loved and it was so very very quiet, which was just what we needed. The were great walks easily accessed from the cottage and also some lovely tracks and quiet roads where we could run. The cottage was a reasonable size with all the essentials provided. The only ‘disappointment’ for us was the shower being over the bath and in inability to really regulate the water in the shower. We had a very pleasant stay and Dave was a great host and very accommodating with a few nice touches that we didn’t expect. All in all a nice holiday in a lovely part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "This cottage is ideal for a family as it has a much larger than average living area, with a large fenced garden, mainly grass, for kids, and dogs, to let off steam, and have fun!"

    Very quiet, with lovely views, and lots of birds, including buzzards. Bring plenty food, as the nearest shops are at a fair distance, but there is ample storage! No phone signal or wi-fi, but a huge selection of book shops in Wigton!

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2020

  • "Quiet location good for those wanting to unwind, plenty of lovely places to explore."

    The cottage has a lovely garden which is brilliant for the dogs and for sitting out and relaxing.

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2019

  • "The cottage was great well equipped a little remote but that is what we wanted."

    The owner was really helpful nothing was any trouble .A good base for exploring the area.Would highly recommend for a peaceful relaxing break

    Reviewed by GailSep 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor 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
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, Licensed Restaurant 6 miles
  • Pub 5 miles
  • Note: Due to sloping ceilings in the property, care should be taken
  • 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

Drumfad Cottage has a double and a twin room on the first floor, while the ground floor is taken up with an open-plan living area.

The sitting area has a woodburning stove and the well-equipped kitchen has a dining table with patio doors to a large rear garden which is an excellent place to relax and unwind.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 977426, together they sleep 9.

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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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