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Faldarroch Farm

(Ref. 1044477)

Whauphill near Newton Stewart, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful quiet location."

    Trees, pond, stars! Donkeys in next field grateful for carrots.

    Reviewed by Phillip3.8Sep 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    Perfect for exploring this beautiful region. Lots to see and do here - the St Ninian trail, Logan Gardens, Kirkcudbright art town, Wigtown book Town, Culzean Castle, Garlieston with its WW2 connections. Kept us busy everyday. Plus the beautiful coastline here, never too far away - umpteen beaches to explore. Lots of nice places to eat nearby. Great swimming pool/hot tub/gym available to hire on nearby farm (Rural swim). Lovely cottage - nice welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits plus fresh flowers. Nice gardens to explore and stream for the children to play in - take wellies! Overall a really good holiday in a lovely cottage. P.s there is a dvd player (not specified in listing)

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Jul 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at this quiet isolated cottage."

    Lovely gardens and very friendly (if greedy) donkeys.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is an extensive and beautifully restored property in a secluded but not remote location."

    I brought a touring bicycle and found it particularly handy for accessing all the Machars cycle routes, as well as the national route into Newton Stewart. There is some heavy earth-moving work going on at present in the adjacent field which means it is not as peaceful in the daytime as you might expect, but overall it is a grand place for exploring the lovely Machars peninsula.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Jun 2023

  • "A lovely old farm cottage in a very quiet and secluded situation."

    It had been updated to a high standard but still maintained its original features. The underfloor heating made it feel cosy even during the cold spell and the additional use of an open fire was most welcoming. The welcome pack and flowers were much appreciated. The kitchen was supplied with everything needed to make it a home from home. The cottage is to be highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a spectacular location."

    Underfloor floor heating made a big difference during the cold snap in March. Would definitely consider staying here again if I’m in the area. Only two points for improvement:- 1 - underfloor heating in bathroom was never warm like the rest of the cottage. Was it something I was doing wrong? 2 - the lights in the kitchen need raising or changing. If you are 6ft or under it’s fine, but at 6:4 I kept bashing my head as they are situated just where you need to work. Other than that it’s perfect.

    Reviewed by Justin4.7Mar 2023

  • "Great stay at Faldarroch Farm."

    Interesting building and area. Very warm and comfortable. Lovely donkeys next door who enjoyed a carrot between them. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Done with taste and design. Warm, comfy beds with lovely sheets/bedding and everything you need in the kitchen. Lots of hot water for after a long day if needed. Fabulous garden with a stream and pond - we loved sitting and watching the animals passing by. You can get fresh eggs from the next next farm along. Only negatives and they Personnal - the biscuits left (with tea bags and milk) where out of date by months And If there are five adults the sitting is not the best for chilling comfy in a evening - only my personal thinking

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jan 2023

  • "Amazing cottage."

    It’s the perfect blend of traditional, with modernity hidden away but giving you lovely comfort. The underfloor heating makes you feel “plugged in” directly to a heater by your feet. The traditional style is all very tasteful. Wifi is excellent, beds supportive and the kitchen works, but it was a challenge to find the cutlery (but do read the manual - it’s in a drawer under the dining table). Great to have a dedicated EV charger, we left £40 honesty money to cover electricity costs charging our car. It was a bit of a fiddle to use, with an rfid card needed to start the charge. Apparently there’s an app that can be used to pay for electricity but I tried it and I was insta-bamboozled by what I had to do. Location is mesmerising! No donkey was seen, but lots of Roe deer. The road outside is so quiet that with don’t think anyone drove past our house all evening. This is the perfect rural getaway. Keep your speed down though as one deer did jump right in front of our car. The house does have washing machine and freezer, and they are located in the barn. In that barn you can see what makes this house lovely and cosy - a wood pellet boiler, massive thermal store and a solar inverter. I’m a solar geek myself, so I’m always interested to see how other people have done it.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2022

  • "There were no photos of the sofa or tv so it was relief to find them and that the sofa and all bed were confortable."

    We loved the donkeys- a huge bonus! The bath was very high for my ambulant disabled husband to step into to shower and a handrail would also have been helpful, a shame when the property was otherwise all ground floor and accessible. The property was beautiful though and we had a great stay, one of the best equipped kitchens in a holiday let if unusually set out. We had to read the cooker manual but once we did that it was great. No icebox in fridge so thankfully we had not bought icecream and managed without ice.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was very warm, cosy and comfortable."

    Everything was spotlessly clean. All the furniture, curtains etc were really high quality and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. The cottage is really private as there are no neighbours nearby. The gardens with the stream and pond were beautiful and we fell in love with the donkey that lives in the field next to the cottage. We would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Nicely refurbished bungalow."

    Few problems that require attention though. Kitchen tap drips, Toilet has water leak to pedestal, wash basin trap partially blocked (Slow). No toilet rolls provided only one supplied? Good area to explore Galloway. Would we visit again... Yes.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2022

  • "Faldrrock cottage is one of the best cottages we have ever booked with skyes The location is fantastic the cottage is wonderful and they have kept lot of the original fixtures and fittings."

    And all set in a very quiet location and if you love walking and cycling this is the place to sray

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the farm cottage."

    It's a lovely peaceful location and the cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Mar 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay!"

    !!...cosy and warm and everything we needed for a much needed break!!...only negative was it could of done with a big comfy armchair and a new mattress on the double bed. But I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Virginia4.7Feb 2022

  • "The four-poster mattress gave me bruises, and the couch is a bag-of-bricks - but who cares, this place is gorgeous!"

    The location is remote and peaceful, the site is fascinating and delightful to explore, and the house has been beautifully rebuilt & restored, with thorough attention-to-detail and high-quality work throughout. Most of the modern stuff inside is hidden away, the antique furniture is quirky and fun, and the whole atmosphere is one you can just sink into and enjoy. And the underfloor heating works a treat! And all only 5 miles from the beautiful Luce Bay. I'll be moving in permanently next week! [wink]

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Jan 2022

  • "Excellent property with excellent facilities in a remote location which was exactly what we wanted."

    The only slight gripe we had was the double bed which was too soft for our liking, so ended up sleeping in the single beds. The peat/wood burner was excellent. There is a cracking butchers in Wigtown as well as a CoOp for grocery shopping. Lots of book shops in Wigtown too, which are great for browsing on rainy days. The usual bigger grocery shops can be found in Newtown Stewart or Stranraer. Plenty to see and do in Dumfries and Galloway regardless of the weather. We would definitely recommend a tour of the Bladnoch Distillery, their whiskies are excellent.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Dec 2021

  • "Amazing property all you need for the perfect holiday my only complaint would be maybe a new mattress for the big bed."

    Beautiful gardens and lots of lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Oct 2021

  • "Faldarroch Farm!"

    Perfect! So peaceful and quiet - get away from it all. The grounds are lovely. There are lots of walks to take in the region, plus some great historical sites.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2021

  • "It would have been good to know there was a washing machine."

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and garden."

    Spent hours in the summer house watching the wildlife on the pond. Very quiet and remote but some lovely gardens quite close by. Also some nice forrestry walks and cycle tracks if the weather permits.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2021

  • "We had a great holiday at Faldarroch."

    The cottage is secluded but not remote, and we found we could visit the whole of southern Galloway (from Kirkcudbright right round to the Mull of Galloway) from it. The rural position is delightful : we saw deer, buzzards, and a red squirrel in the immediate vicinity. The cottage itself has been very sympathetically restored, and we enjoyed warming ourselves in front of a real peat fire. One of the best!

    Reviewed by Brian4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage is ideally situated for exploring that part of the country."

    The extensive grounds make it an ideal couples or family destination. The house is well equiped and very comfortable with constant hot water. The local area has endless possibilities for walking and the return to a warm and cosy house. The owner is attentive and the issues we did have, the battery in the heat alarm needed replaced, were dealt with immediately. Would have no hesitation in recommending Faldarroch.

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was has refurbished to a very high standard."

    The owners commitment to environmental standards with underfloor heating and good insulation made it much more comfortable than any other cottage we have stayed in. It was exceptionally well equipped for home cooking as well.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "Everything you require and more in cottage very quiet location and have to travel to eat out."

    Suggest take meals to freeze and just put in oven for convenience. Plenty barbecue area if required

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Aug 2020

  • "The house is a charming mixture of old and modern."

    With full underfloor heating throughout it is cosy. The choice of using the large, easy to light, solid fuel stove in the main room gives an extra heat source if needed. The bathroom has a strong shower and a modern material bath that allows for a good soak if you've just had a hard day walking. The kitchen has good cooking utensils and pots and pans of a very good standard. The Smeg oven was spotless and hit a temp of 240 for our pizza one night with ease. The kitchen layout is old fashioned and could take a little getting used to but this has really been dictated by the cottage and is more than made up for with the standard of the equipment. If you need a big comfy sofa and armchairs and a big TV and strong WiFi this is not the place for you. If you do want good mattresses on the beds, a large drying room, huge garden with large pond, place to play games outside and feel as if you are in a different world then Faldarroch is a place I could recommend.

    Reviewed by Sam4.4Jul 2020

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Summary

  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster double with woodburning stove, 1 x triple
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living/kitchen/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Solar electricity with underfloor heating and 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Range cooker, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, TV, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Barn with bike storage
  • Large rear lawn with pond
  • Front lawn with stream
  • Rear gravel area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5.1 miles
  • Note: Pond beyond back garden and stream in front garden, children should be supervised

The property

Newton Stewart 10.9 miles.

Tucked away in an idyllic rural location amidst rolling countryside, in the village of Whauphill near Newton Stewart, is this National Trust for Scotland property, Faldarroch Farm.

This charming Victorian dairy farm has extensive gardens and several outbuildings, a byre, steading and calf shed and is part of the Walkers and Cyclists Welcome Schemes, making it an ideal property for lovers of the outdoors wanting to explore this wonderful part of Scotland.

Enter the property to discover an open-plan living space, with an original Range cooker and a woodburning stove to warm the space, along with underfloor heating and a selection of cosy seating to relax onto after a day of exploring.

Enjoy family meals at the dining table, lovingly prepared in the kitchen, which is well-equipped with all the appliances you could need during your stay.

The property has two bedrooms, a stunning master bedroom with four-poster bed a woodburner and a large wardrobe to store your belongings, while the triple room offers plenty of space for children and overlooks the lovely garden, with a family bathroom offering a shower over bath, so you can choose how you want to prepare for each day.

Outside there is off-road parking, plus many outbuildings, including a barn for bike storage, you can even see donkeys roaming.

The large lawned garden has a stream running past at the front and a picturesque pond at the rear, accessed over a small bridge, plus a small gravelled area has outdoor furniture, where you can enjoy a glass of wine, a good book or just simply soaking up your surroundings.

If you can tear yourself away from your idyllic setting, venture towards the coast to the fishing village of Port William to find a small selection of shops and cafés, as well as wonderful views of the Mull of Galloway and the Drumtroddan Standing Stones attraction.

The royal burgh of Whithorn is slightly further afield, home to Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre and Whitton Priory musuem, as well as the first Christian church recorded in Scotland in 397 AD, built by St Ninian.

St Ninian's Cave is around four miles from Whithorn Priory, a small and secluded sea cave and the destination of an annual Christian pilgrimage, while the botanical garden of Galloway House Gardens, can be found on Wigtown Bay, offering 50 acres of parkland to discover.

Newton Stewart is famous for its trout and salmon fishing, and is well-placed for discovering the wonderful countryside of the Machars to the south and scenic walking and cycling trails through forest and parkland, as well as many opportunities to see wildlife at Galloway Forest Park to the north.

Faldarroch Farm is a stunning retreat for a peaceful Scottish getaway with the family.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1046834 & 1046835, together sleeping 12 guests.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band B

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00052-F

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About the location

NEWTON STEWART

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas