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Cowgate cottage

Garlieston, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1064393)

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "The photos do not do Cowgate justice."

    It is a warm, spacious, and very comfortable family house/home with all the modern conveniences that one could wish for. With three sets of adults there was enough room for us to eat and socialise together, and enough space to not even notice each other at times, we were reluctant to leave!

    Many thanks Julie for your feedback, we are endeavouring to update some better pictures, your comments are very much appreciated Ian and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2021

  • "The cottage Cowgate exceeded our expectations - it was more spacious than we expected and we’ll appointed."

    The Christmas tree was a nice surprise.

    Many thanks for your very complimentary feedback, very much appreciated. Ian and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2021

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The property

Settled in the peaceful coastal village of Garlieston, closely positioned to the tranquil waters of Wigtown Bay, rests this wonderful three-storey holiday home, Cowgate Cottage.

Enjoying close proximity to both the coast and country of south west Scotland, Cowgate Cottage makes a comfortable base for a family or a group of friends looking to explore this picturesque region.

Stepping over the threshold, be welcomed into the spacious sitting room, home to a pair of sumptuous sofas gathered in front of the television, where you can look forward to kicking off your shoes and gently warming your toes with the glow of the woodburning stove in the evening, or escaping the excitement as you nestle into an armchair with a good book.

Continuing through the lovely dwelling, discover the open-plan kitchen diner tucked away at the rear, fit with a range of fantastic facilities including an electric oven and hob as well as a handy dishwasher to ensure cleaning up is a breeze!

Uncork a bottle of wine and gather together with your loved ones at the dining table to tuck-in to the fruits of your labor, or in the late evening, fire-up the woodburning stove and enjoy a game of cards.

Stepping outside, the sheltered patio area provides alfresco dining opportunities whatever the weather, whilst the furniture peppered alongside the banks of the pond offer a tranquil position to enjoy an evening drink before bed.

When sleep calls, retreat indoors and choose between four thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms, the first of which, a snug twin room, is nestled on the ground-floor alongside the family bathroom, ideal for guests with limited mobility.

Climbing the stairs to the first floor you'll discover the master suite, home to a sumptuous king-size and benefiting from access to it's own dressing room and en-suite, whilst two double rooms, one with an en-suite, are positioned on the second floor.

Take advantage of your coastal location and take the short stroll to the peaceful harborside, where you can watch the world go by as the boats sail across the tranquil waters of Garlieston Bay; a truly lovely spot to escape the woes of everyday life.

Take a break from doing the cooking and indulge in a delicious bite to eat at the aptly named beachfront pub, The Harbour Inn, or venture to the nearby village of Sorbie for Italian cuisine at The Pheasant.

After satisfying your appetite, visit the historic Galloway House to tour the vibrant gardens, where a magical network of trails lead through over 50 acres of woodland, parkland and magnificent botanicals.

Jump in the car and journey further inland to the town of Newton Stewart, where you can test your swing with a game at Newton Stewart Golf Club, immerse yourself in local history with a tour of The Museum Newton Stewart, or treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy with a wander through the high street.

The picturesque landscape of Galloway Forest Park is within easy reach, decorated in lochs, woodland, wildlife and countless walking, cycling and hiking trails; awarded as a Dark Sky Park, Galloway Forest is an enchanting place to gaze at the canopy of the stars above.

Treat your loved ones to a well-deserved escape from reality with a stay at Cowgate Cottage.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double with TV, 1 x ground-floor twin with TV
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Games room
  • Gas central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • 5 x TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Garden with lawn, patio, covered dining area, furniture and pond
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years old.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Wigtown 8 miles; Newton Stewart 14 miles.

Garlieston is a small coastal village that nestles on the Machars Peninsula, looking out over Wigtown Bay. It was popular as a fishing and cargo harbour until the 20th century, partly due to the extension of the Wigtownshire Railway. Worth noting is the part played by Garlieston in the development and testing of the Mulberry harbours that were deployed during the D-Day Landings. Today, the harbour provides berthing for leisure and fishing craft and offers a shop and Post Office as well as a traditional inn serving wholesome meals. The gardens of nearby Galloway House date from 1740 and offer a superb network of walks through magical woodland that lead towards the sweeping shoreline. Just north of Garlieston is Wigtown, once a thriving port, and now Scotland’s National Book Town. Apart from the attractive scenery and the varied coastline, the Machars Peninsular offers pretty towns such as Port William, still a working harbour, and Monreith, which was the home of writer Gavin Maxwell and offers a delightful, sandy beach.

Note - Please keep dogs off beds and soft furnishings.
Note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden, please take care and ensure children and dogs are supervised at all times

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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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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