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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

  • Reviews

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    “A hidden gem!”

    We stayed in Drumfad Cottage at the beginning of summer with our two children and dog ...

    We stayed in Drumfad Cottage at the beginning of summer with our two children and dog. Straight away we absolutely loved our home for the week! The cottage is large and spacious, gorgeous views of the countryside, peace and quiet like you wouldn't believe (even with two kids and a dog in tow!). The 5minute drive to the beach was a favourite of ours, so handy for anytime of day, and the beach is immaculate with soft sand and clear waters.... and hardly anyone else on the beach regardless of what time of day we went. Plenty of walks around the countryside taking in the beautiful scenery and wildlife. We spotted deer running near the cottage, cows, swans, ducks....the kids loved it! The owners of the cottage are a lovely couple, so friendly and helpful and we would definitely book direct with them next time we stay. They obviously pride themselves in providing a relaxing comfortable stay for guests, and the welcome basket including fresh home made bread was a lovely touch. We would highly recommend a stay at Drumfad holiday homes for people of all ages, and we hope to return again soon! x


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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

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.


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 and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, Licensed Restaurant 2.5 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: 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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