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Marl House

Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 960772)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning property in a stunning location."

    Owners have thought of everything for a family holiday of all ages. Very well equipped property Thank you for permitting us to experience this outstanding house.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "What a brilliant property, it far exceeded our expectations we lived like the lord off the manor."

    If you book the property follow the directions to the letter as you can go past the entrance. If you do don’t worry just go down the next right and go round the square. There are plenty of things to do at the property the only thing we had cause of concern is the AGA cooker being permanently on, with a 2 year old in our party we had to watch cause the aga is warm. There are plenty of birds flying about and personally I would have Inked a bird table, to feed them but that is a small gripe. Thank you

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "15 of us stayed and the space was incredible."

    The house had 2 of everything imaginable. It is an idyllic setting, surrounded by wildlife and walking distance to the beach.

    Reviewed by AlastairAug 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Marl House, the whole process of booking the holiday was seemless, professional and customer focused- this really set the tone for our much needed family break."

    The accommodation exceeded expectations, inside and out meant that we had the space to relax and read and just be ! The property was well appointed from top to toe. The garden was excellent acting as football pitch, frisbee court and space to just to enjoy the wonderful view of the Isle of Man in the setting sun! The walk to the Beach was excellent, interesting and offered sight of Deer as well ! We tend not to return to holiday homes, but this time we all felt that this was really worth the exception - a hidden gem !

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "We all adored the house and location and would love to come again in the future if possible."

    The owners made us so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We will remember the holiday as a really special time in our lives: all being together after some difficult times, having time and space to re connect as a family.

    Reviewed by MAug 2020

  • "House was so comfortable and really felt like a home"

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2019

  • "House was fantastic, great facilities and plenty to keep the kids busy!"

    Reviewed by StephanieNov 2019

  • "The house was wonderful and very spacious."

    An excellent location and very quiet. A very relaxing holiday was had by all.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2019

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The property

A very well presented eight bedroom farmhouse set in attractive and generous grounds in close proximity to the burgh of Whithorn and the Isle of Whithorn.

With the feel of an established country house, this fine property sleeps up to 17 people, making it ideal for large families and close friends.

Tastefully furnished with both comfort and practicality in mind, Marl House is a pleasing 'home away from home' with plenty of room in which guests may spread out and feel immediately comfortable. There are six bedrooms (one en-suite) and two additional bathrooms in the main body of the house.

The two wings have a further bedroom and bathroom each, and there is a large downstairs wet room with shower, basin and wc.

In addition there is a spacious sitting room with wood burning stove, a comfy TV room (which can be converted to a further twin bedroom and is suitable for wheelchair users should it be required) and a large well lit open plan kitchen with extended dining area which is comprehensively stocked crockery, pots, pans and utensils. Leading directly from the kitchen through double doors is a more formal dining room which is light and airy, with large panel windows and outside access.

At the end of one wing there is a games room with table tennis and darts, as well as some outdoor games.

Adjacent is the 'garden wing' with large French doors and chairs and tables which can be used outside.

Far reaching lawns afford guests a real feeling of space and privacy and are as suitable for peaceful strolls as they are for energetic games of football!

The beach is accessible by farm track and is a twenty minute walk from the house.

For some more challenging walking trails and activities, head 20 miles north to the Galloway Hills which provide walking for all levels as well as world class mountain biking. Don't miss out on the nearby spacious sands of Monrieth, Garlieston and Luce Bay beaches.

For those looking for culture the Royal Burgh of Whithorn is home to a fine little museum, a recently constructed Iron Age roundhouse and the mediaeval remains of St Ninian's Priory.

Wigtown, one of Scotland's book towns and home to a ten day annual book festival is a twenty minute drive away.

The Machars and Rhins of Galloway boast fine gardens and historic sites which include the 75 acre Castle Kennedy Gardens, the Aldouran Wetland, Glenwhan Gardens and Logan Botanic Gardens.

Marl House is the perfect location in which to spend your holiday break.


  • Eight Bedrooms: First floor: 2 x twin (one in separate wing of the house), 2 x double (one in separate wing of the house with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC), 1 x single, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC (one in separate wing of the house) Second floor: 2 x twin
  • 1 x Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor: Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • 2 x sitting rooms (one with woodburning stove)
  • Games room; Garden room
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Oil heating with woodburning stove
  • AGA, electric oven and hob, fridge, 2 x fridge/freezer, 2 x washing machine, 2 x dishwashers, 3 x TV, WiFi, selection of books and games inc. table tennis
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchairs available
  • Off-road parking for 10 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden, patio with furniture and BBQ
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 3 miles
  • Note: sloping ceilings and restricted head height in a couple of the rooms
  • Note: The 8 upstairs bedrooms sleep 15 people, however the second sitting room can be turned into a double or twin bedroom to sleep a total of 17
  • This extra ground floor bedroom is also suitable for wheelchair use with an adjacent wheelchair friendly bathroom
  • Please note: No Stag/Hen or similar.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Castlewigg 2 miles; Wigtown 10.5 miles; Newton Stewart 17 miles.

The former Royal Burgh of Whithorn on the Machars Peninsula in Dumfries and Galloway is renowned for having the first recorded Christian church is Scotland. Built by St Ninian around 397, the site of the Candida Casa, or White/Shining House, is now home to the parish church. The area of Whithorn is rich in history and is also home to a medieval priory and an archaeological site. The distinctive shape of Whithorn, with its spacious central area and narrow entrance-ways of elegant Georgian houses, displays its medieval heritage. The Machars and Rhins of Galloway are also home to spectacular gardens, a result of the Gulf Stream and mild climate. Logan Botanic Gardens, the Aldouran Wetland and the spectacular gardens of Castle Kennedy are all a must see. To the north of the Machars are the Galloway Hills, offering walking to all levels as well as world class mountain biking. Golf, fishing and wildlife spotting are well catered for and the sandy beaches of Monrieth, Garleston, and along the whole of Luce Bay will delight any visitor.

Please note: No Stag/Hen or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • 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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