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The Byre

(Ref. 26255)

Newton Stewart, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house, more than adequate in size for 6 people."

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Oct 2023

  • "Clean comfortable house close to local facilities."

    Plenty of places to walk nearby. Lots of places to visit (Gardens, countryside, coast) within an easy drive.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We stayed in the Byre, one of I think six accommodations on the premises."

    I won't mark on the basis that it doesn't accommodate for disabilities, as we didn't mention it when booking for three persons. The accommodation was excellent, lot's of space throughout, clean and tidy. Everything needed for a self-catering holiday is at hand and Carol will find you anything you need. This was a great weeks holiday, a walk from Newton Stewart, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Lots of nearby tourist landmarks if that's what you want, or piece and quiet in and outside the accommodation area. Perfect place to unwind. Thanks to Carol and her family.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a lovely property!"

    Plenty of room for three adults and a dog; clean, very well equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer and full cooker. Lovely walk into Newton Stewart as well. Really made to feel very welcome. It absolutely made our holiday special. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property, well located, really enjoyed our stay."

    Will be definately booking again. Lots of lovely walks nearby in the Galloway forest, Glentool etc

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased that you had a lovely stay and we would love to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great Cottage Really nice views from the Cottage every thing is as quoted in the booking"

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Sep 2022

  • "An excellent rental - the location is great, lovely countryside around and just a mile into Newton Stewart along the cycle path."

    The house is really lovely, very modern and clean, lovely and warm and well-heated. The kitchen excellent too and very well equipped for home cooking, it has about all you could need. TV is good and there is reasonable wi-fi - fast enough for the basics. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay at the byre, the only comment I would make is that in the double room the dressing table needs a taller stool and a mirror on it, when I sat on the stool to do my hair and makeup I couldn't see into the mirror, the table needed a lamp as the light wasn't great."

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Nov 2021

  • "Very spacious accommodation."

    Excellent location. We were all very impressed.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Stunning property in beautiful countryside."

    We will definitely be coming back in the future.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was a break for my sons and their friends and they enjoyed their time at the Byre."

    It was a good base to explore the local area

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Jun 2021

  • "Spacious cottage with fabulous views, yet in walking distance of the town (Newton Stewart)."

    Very peaceful. Usual shortage of pottery to allow economic use of the dishwasher. Lack of cushions, place mats, napkins was probably due to covid 19 restrictions. Plan to return next year.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great accommodation in excellent location With lovely country views"

    Reviewed by Moyra5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely quiet location about 25-30 min walk from centre of Newton Stuart along cycleway/footpath."

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Byre is a great family cottage with 3 good size bedrooms and a lovely spacious kitchen with modern fitted units and all the appliances you need."

    Loads of space for all the holiday gear and a secure lockable bike store. Great location for cycling and golf and walks in nearby Glen Trool. Would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Aug 2020

  • "A fantastic base for The Wigtown Book Festival."

    We will definitely return next year!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Sep 2019

  • "On arrival we were met by Carol who showed us around and told us what we needed to know about the property."

    There were some minor issues but not enough to spoil our break which we enjoyed very much. We let Carol, the owner/manager, know what we thought needed attention and these were corrected before the arrival of the next guests.

    Reviewed by Len4.4Jul 2019

  • "Spacious but cosy cottage with friendly owner, great views over the Cree estuary, and a lovely walking area behind the cottage."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2019

  • "Fabulous host, beautiful cottage and very clean."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Jade4.7Apr 2019

  • "The Byre is a fantastic holiday cottage with a nice layout and all you need to have a great break away from home."

    It is located very close to Newton Stewart, and there is a lovely bicycle path that allows you to walk or cycle right into the heart of the town without having to worry about traffic, which is great for small kids. The Byre also has fantastic views over the Cree estuary and Cairsnmore of Fleet, and with Galloway also being a Dark Sky park its great for photography too.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2018

  • "Nether Barr Steading was a lovely country location for our holiday."

    The cottages are really spacious and well equipped. The view over the river meander is a beautiful outlook. Carol was a fantastic host and our kids enjoyed playing with hers.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Split-level open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Shared front courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome -may accept a 2nd dog upon request, please call in to discuss
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in first floor bedrooms
  • Note: There are six steps down from the kitchen/dining area to the sitting room
  • Please note - WIFI is available but only suitable for browsing and that the 4G signal is good
  • Please note this property only accepts 3 night minimum stays.

The property

This terraced Newton Stewart cottage has two bedrooms on the first floor and a further twin on the ground floor, complemented by a first floor shower room and a ground floor bathroom.

The spacious open plan living area encompasses a fitted kitchen and dining area with six steps down to the sitting area, where you can relax at the end of the day and observe the views across the fields and river to the hills beyond.

A wonderful Dumfries cottage with superb walking and cycling from the doorstep.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 26077, together they sleep 10.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00391-F

Nether Barr Cottages

Newton Stewart 1 mile. These charming terraced cottages are located in attractive, open farmland near Newton Stewart, in the beautiful and varied scenery of Dumfries and Galloway. Well-appointed and comfortable throughout, these Newton Stewart cottages form part of a stone-built courtyard steading conversion. With views across farmland to the Galloway Hills beyond, these Newton Stewart self-catering holiday homes have been thoughtfully designed and well-equipped. To the front is a delightful shared courtyard, which is the ideal place in which to sit and plan the day’s activities, whilst the rear opens onto 15 acres of farmland overlooking the River Cree and the Galloway Hills. Walk or cycle the pathway into Newton Stewart or in the impressive Galloway Hills, as the Kirroughtree and Glentrool sections of the 7stanes mountain trails can be found nearby. There are many less energetic attractions within easy reach of these Newton Stewart cottages with Scotland’s book town of Wigtown a short drive away, along with the beautiful gardens of Threave Castle and Castle Kennedy. These charming Galloway holiday cottages are close to many tourist attractions and, booked together or separately, are superbly set up to provide something for everyone.

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About the location


Port William 17.2 miles; Kirkcudbright 28 miles; Castle Douglas 30.4 miles;

The market town of Newton Stewart, famous for its salmon and trout fishing, lies in a superb location between the serene rolling countryside of the Machars to the south and the Galloway Forest Park to the north. The area is steeped in history. The first Christian missionary to Scotland landed at The Machars, founding the first church in AD 397 in Whithorn. The Whithorn Dig Visitor Centre lies on the site and displays material dug up over years of excavations. The beautiful coastline is a mixture of sandy beaches and rocky shores teeming with birdlife, whilst inland there is superb walking country to be discovered in the Galloway Hills and Forest Park. Sailing, riding and fishing are all available locally and there are plenty of excellent courses to keep the keen golfer busy.

Please note this property only accepts 3 night minimum stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas