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The Dairy

(Ref. 26077)

Newton Stewart, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Nicely set out property in a stunning location but let down by lack of attention to detail relating to housekeeping."

    Reviewed by Karren3.1Oct 2023

  • "Lovely location especially early morning views from our bedroom Dormer windows, Mountains, Forest, River, Farmland etc: all in an otherwise unpopulated view."

    All amenities provided and easy to maintain without much work on our part. We managed to trip out every day and visit all the castles and gardens we planned to visit.

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2023

  • "This is our 2nd visit to the Dairy."

    Lovely spacious and comfortable cottage with beautiful views of the Galloway Hills and river Cree. Good sized fridge/freezer and excellent cooking facilities. Open fields to the rear and nice cycle/ walking path to Newton Stewart, our dog loved it. One slight gripe, not really big is the WiFi is quite unreliable, so make sure you have plenty of data on your devices. However, I would highly recommend this location for a relaxing break in outstanding surroundings

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and super location."

    Although there is a lot of outdoor space, a bit of private outdoor space would have made things.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property and friendly owner."

    Very spacious and clean.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Dairy is delightful and I cannot recommend it highly enough."

    It’s spotlessly clean, extremely cosy and comfortable, well equipped and in the most glorious location. My second time at Nether Barr Steading and I would love to go again.

    Thank you Ruth for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was exactly as described."

    Lovely walks for our dog. Just wish there had been a back door to let the dog out at night.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had an awesome time at The Dairy, warm, welcoming & central to our photography hobbies."

    The cottage was very spacious inside and had lovely views to the countryside. It was lovely to walk outside in the mornings before sunrise and listen to & watch the wildlife. A big thumbs up from us!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Mar 2022

  • "This a lovely roomy accommodation."

    There would be more than enough room for 4 people complete with large fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, so fully equipped. Plenty of towels provided. Beautiful view to the Galloway Hills from the windows. We enjoyed watching the Belted Galloway Cows and Black Galloway Cows roaming across the fields. Upstair has a slopping ceiling, so be careful if you are tall. There is a large field next to the accommodation which is great for dog walking, also a walking/ cycle path all the way to nearby Newton Stewart, our dog loved her daily walks. I noticed a few fly fishermen on the river Cree, one showed me a picture of a huge 8lb salmon he had caught the previous day. You are really to close to the Galloway Forest for some fantastic walks and scenery. Also if like me your an EV owner like me there is a reliable charge point in Newton Stewart. Even better there was a free vend charger in nearby Wigtown. Carol the owner was really friendly and helpful. Just one minor niggle and I mean minor is the WiFi provided is very flakey, so top up your data if you use the Internet a lot. Overall brilliant accommodation in a beautiful location.. Highly Recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2021

  • "A great cottage just outside the town."

    There's an off road path to the town which is perfect for walking, running or cycling with other footpaths to explore once in the town, which means that walks of several miles can be achieved from the cottage. Off road parking. Good range of facilities in the cottage, including outside tables and chairs for relaxing and eating meals. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.7Jun 2021

  • "I did think that the photo advertising the cottage was misleading as I thought that this was a photo of the cottage that I was staying in."

    It was good to feel safe in accommodation outside our own home. It made it a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2020

  • "Very well presented given current regulations."

    Comfortable and Carol very considerate. Very good location for the Machars and SW Svotland with Newton Stewart easily accessed, but far enough away to be out in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2020

  • "Location, close to loch Trool and Kirroughtree forests."

    The Dairy comfortable, clean, well presented. Nice bunch of fresh tulips sitting on the table when arrived. The owner welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2020

  • "Cottage was "Absolutely Fabulous"."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jan 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday at The Dairy, the location is good, close enough for a walk into the town but secluded enough to escape it all."

    Well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and living area. Very friendly for dogs with a large field to the rear of the property and plenty of walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Staci4.7Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic break in a part of the world I know very very well."

    Cottage was fantastic... great location .. near enough to facilities but tucked away for a lovely peaceful break... many thanks to Carol. Definitely be back

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Dec 2018

  • "It was fantastic."

    Perfect accommodation, perfect location. Weather not so good but nothing to be done about that, although everything else about the holiday overcame the weather. Would certainly book again and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Mary Shirley5.0Oct 2017

  • "This fulfilled all our requirements for our holiday and the owner was very friendly and helpful."

    Our dog appreciated the facilities for his wallies.

    Reviewed by Arnold5.0Sep 2016

  • "Easy to book with all the information needed."

    Location perfect & hosts very welcoming & helpful

    Reviewed by Jayne4.8Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric storage heating
  • 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 courtyard to front 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 bedrooms
  • 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 stone-built terraced Galloway cottage is part of a courtyard steading conversion and accommodates four people in a double and a twin bedroom.

With views across farmland to the Galloway Hills beyond, this Newton Stewart cottage has been comfortably furnished throughout and boasts an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Ideally located for exploring the Galloway Hills or the Machars Peninsula, this Dumfries cottage is an ideal base.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 26255, 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
  • Christmas