- Ground floor bedroom
Reviews & Ratings
88 Customer Reviews
"Loved our stay."
Very warm and comfortable cottage. Nice touch having welcome pack and liked secure garden area for our dog. Gorgeous area for walks. The local pub is one of best we've been in. Good food and so cosy. Only up road from cottage so very handy. The sea front is lovely in Garlieston and just up road too. Bonny place.
Thank you for your feedback, glad you both had a lovely stay! Take care. Kelly x Property Owner
"Lovely and warm accommodation a benefit to me who feels the cold Home from Home"
Thank you for your feedback! Take care of yourself, Kelly x Property Owner
"Nice and roomy quite cottage garden ideal for dogs , plenty of nice coastal walks with wide range of wading birds to see ."
The owners were there if needed but didn't intrude . Living area and kitchen laminated floors ideal for holiday home a good place to base for a walking holiday
Thank you for your feedback. Take care of yourselves, Kelly x Property Owner
"Torkeld cottage is a lovely place to stay, it is as described, clean and tidy and the owners are very accommodating."
Good secure garden for the dogs. The Harbour Inn is a great place for food and drinks. The cottage is a good location to explore Dumfries and Galloway. The hosts are lovely. Thank you for letting us stay in your accommodation
Thank you for your feedback, take care of yourselves. Kelly x Property Owner
"This was our second visit."
Ideal location to explore the area. A well equipped holiday cottage, comfortable lounge and well equipped kitchen and ideal for those with mobility issues. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for your feedback David, glad yous had a lovely break away! Take care of yourselfs, Kelly x Property Owner
"The cottage is everything described and more, a true home from home."
It is well equipped with everything to hand. It is spacious yet very cosy and comfortable.
Thank you for your feedback! We hope You had a lovely relaxing break! Look forward to seeing you again next year! Take care, love Kelly x Property Owner
"We were welcomed by host and been left some milk and cake, which was lovely."
However the images for this property need updating as they are not a true reflection of what it is like. Although the bed was comfortable the bedding had seen better days and the pillows were dreadful. Underneath the sofas need a deep clean. We dropped something and went to retrieve it only to discover lots of dust and hair underneath them. Sorry but very disappointing generally. If you do sit out in the garden the view is basically the owners yard full of stuff, which folk need to be aware of.
Thank you very much for your feed back as for the photos of this property Sykes have been asked on numerous occasions to come and update them and they have failed to do so for under the sofas I can only apologise and will make sure this issue doesn’t happen again for the issue of the owners yard it states on the site that this property is an annex I can only apologies if this was an issue with things being about and will try and improve this issue aswell Property Owner
"Me, my husband and the dog had a wonderful relaxing week at Tolkeld."
The weather was on our side sun ever day. After walks on the beach and visiting other areas along the coast, it was nice to sit in the garden which was well secured for our little one. The Harbour Inn is a must lovely meals and Wednesday the fish and chip van beautiful. Can't fault anything about this break and excellent value. The owners are very welcoming and accommodating.
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you had a lovely relaxing time. All the best Kelly and Johnathan x Property Owner
"We had a lovely holiday at Torkeld in July, the cottage was comfortable and had everything you need."
We had great weather and spent a lot of time on the raised deck in the garden. The owners were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The garden is secure and our Border Terrier loved it, the beach is just down the lane. In all it is an ideal location for a holiday.
"Excellent property , extremely comfortable & well equipped , the owners were really friendly and very helpful."
The only suggestion we would make is that there could be mattress protector fitted on the bed
Thank you for your feedback, we hope you had a lovely break! There is now another mattress protector Property Owner
"Lovely cottage with everything my husband & I needed for our week long stay."
Owners were welcoming, helpful & live right next door so available in person or on the phone if required. Garlieston itself nice & quiet with lovely choice of food at The Harbour Inn & The Hive. We would definitely return here in the future & would recommend unreservedly!
Thank you for your feedback, we hope you had a lovely relaxing break! We hope to see you in the future xx Property Owner
"We have stayed at numerous venues in the past and I am glad to say that this was one of the best yet."
The Local area was stunning and steeped in history. The cottage was great and the owners, although on hand were unobtrusive. Would certainly recommend a stay and will be revisiting in the future
Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you had a lovely break and look forward to seeing you in the future xx Property Owner
"Great place to stay and my dogs loved it."
Its great as you are 100m to the pub and 200m to a beach 2 1/2 miles walk away. The accomodation is a little quirky, but very comfortable and dies what you need.
Thank you for your feedback, we hope you had a relaxing stay xx Property Owner
"Fabulous location, not far from the beach with lovely coastal walks."
Torkeld cottage had everything we needed, was very comfortable and warm. It was also perfect for dogs with an enclosed garden. The owners made us feel very welcome and left us some essentials and a bottle of wine which was so kind of them. Would definately love to return.
Thank you for your feedback, we hope you had a lovely break! We hope to see you in the future xx Property Owner
"Had a lovely stay here for my husbands 60th, lovely quite stay, beach 2 minutes walk away, lovely people made our stay very relaxed, Johnathan & Kelly very nice people, leave your alone and nothing to much trouble, definitely book again and would recommend."
"Welcoming and throughly hospitable (aren’t they all in that ‘neck of the woods’."
.?). Quiet and restful time had by my wife (her birthday) and myself - even got turned down from the Rabbie Burns night at the local ‘Harbour Inn’ - l’ll never forgive them …
"We had lovely, relaxing stay, the cottage was cosy and warm."
On arrival the welcome pack of eggs,milk,wine and chocolates was a lovely touch. We hope to visit the cottage again
"The property was clean and warm."
It had everything we needed for a quiet and relaxing week, and it was a good base for visiting other places. We were welcomed well when we arrived, nothing was too much trouble and there was a lovely pack of goodies waiting for us.
"Everything was lovely we had a wonderful relaxing week and owners were very ..."
Everything was lovely we had a wonderful relaxing week and owners were very helpful, no problems with anything clean and comfortable
"An excellent property for exploring the surrounding area."
The property had everything we needed for our stay. A lovely welcome pack awaited us on arrival. A five minute walk to the local pub. Plenty of good walks close by for the dog. We are already thinking of a return visit next year.
"A very comfortable, warm and clean property."
Conveniently situated in the village, and for access to the surrounding area. Easy access to the property with parking space. Good electrical appliances. A little short on some kitchen equipment, but still more than adequate. Reasonably priced. The owners very friendly and helpful. Recommended.
"Can’t fault it."
Ticked all the boxes. Did exactly as it said on the tin.
Cottage well equipped. Ideal for two people to have a relaxing time. Friendly hosts and a generous welcome pack.
"The cottage was lovely."
We relaxed from the start. Inside was very comfy and the outside decking was a joy. The gift of the wine, flowers and biscuits when we arrived was much appreciated
"Lovely cottage set in a peaceful habour village with everything you need for a perfect and quiet trip away."
Really enjoyed our stay and the dog didn't want to leave, he loved the big enclosed garden. Hope to return one day
"Kelly and Jonathan were both helpful and friendly."
The property is spacious , clean and well equipped. Location perfect. Would highly recommend. Hope to return in the future.
"The cottage was absolutely stunning as were the surroundings ."
Anyone looking for a total relaxing and peaceful holiday we would highly recommend Tolkend cottage and great cottage also designed for a disabled person. We will be returning to this cottage again at some time in the future.
"The owners Kelly and Jonathan were really friendly and helpful, and also provided a welcome pack of some essentials- very thoughtful Loved the cottage as it had everything you needed, just like home from home."
2 minutes walk to the beach and within walking distance to Galloway House. I would recommend this cottage fir a quiet relaxing holiday
"It was not stated that the accommodation was attached to owners home."
I wouldn't have booked had I known this (only a door in the kitchen with a freezer in front of it separated homes). Don't recycle. No wardrobe, only a hall cupboard with a rack for clothes so we lived out of cases for the week. Cooker dials worn so couldn't tell what was what and no instructions. No books or dvds as stated in description. I would rate as a 2 star. Positives were garden and welcome pack.
As stated in the description of our cottage it states that it is an annex (an annex is a home attached onto another home) The kitchen door is not the only thing that seperates our houses; behind the kitchen door, there are sound proof walls which make these two houses seperate. As stated by my husband on the phone, we do not recycyle at our property but we're told that there are recycling facilities down the lane at the bottom hall which you would see when out for a walk. There are pictures of our property on the Sykes website so you can see there that there is no wardrobe in the bedroom so you can make an informed decision before you book. I agree with your comment about the cooker dials and this will be sorted for future guests. We had to remove all books and DVDs due to Covid and following Sykes guidelines and we haven't had the go ahead to put these back in as you cannot sanitise books. I'm sorry you didnt enjoy your stay here. I would have much rather you had told us about the problems you had rather than put it on through Sykes. This is your personal opinion. I am fully booked until October and most of these bookings are people returning for maybe the 3rd or 4th time. We cannot please everyone but following the feedback from yourselves, I have managed to place a wardrobe in the bedroom. Hopefully this will be OK and there will be enough room in the bedroom. I always do my best to act on any feedback received, no matter how small. Again I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay here but wish you well in the furture. Regards, Kelly Property Owner
"Lovely holiday cottage with enclosed garden for our two dogs."
Cottage had everything that you need. Owners very friendly, but did not impinge on us at all. Great location very close to the beach. We will be rebooking next year.
Thank you very much for your feedback. It was lovely to meet yous and we look forward to seeing yous again in the future regards kelly Property Owner
"Property is a great base to explore the wider area."
Nice quiet location close to the sea and the local pub. The accommodation is comfortable and has all you need for a good break. The fish and chip van calls on a Wednesday 4pm-7pm.
"This cottage is in a quiet little harbour village that has a friendly pub all the locals were happy to chat with you and tell you where about to go on days out."
I would recommend visiting the galloway forest, Montieth beach we did visit quite a few places which we enjoyed while staying at the cottage. The owners left us a lovely welcome pack which was appreciated. The cottage was ideal for two adults and our two dogs who enjoyed playing in the enclosed garden at the front of property. Nice base to relax but you do have to travel out a-bit to visit the surrounding areas which wasn’t a problem to us … We would go back as there is still a lot we haven’t seen around that area yet …
"The property is very spacious, warm and comfortable."
On arrival everything was ready and a welcome pack including wine, eggs, milk and chocolates was made available to us. The property is located in a quiet village and only a minute or two walk to the sea front. The countryside in the area is very pretty and well worth exploring. Thank you for such a relaxing holiday.
"Lovely comfortable cottage with its own enclosed garden."
All necessary facilities available (would benefit from a couple of extra bowls) and lounge is very comfortable.Whole area (in particular local pub) is very friendly and welcoming .
"Kelly and Jonathan were the perfect hosts whilst we were on holiday at Torkeld Cottage for two weeks 29/10/21 to 12/11/21,the cottage is well equiped cosy clean and warm."
A lovely gesture on our arrival was Eggs. Milk.Flowers and a bottle of Wine had been provided. We could not have wished to have stayed at a better place and location, Both Kelly and Jonathan and their family made us feel very welcome. Highlight Halloween night fantastic effort in decorating their own proprties and the entire village. We were invited to take part and go round with their children and many other children what a wonderful happy experience. Garlieston offers some fantasic places to visit around Rigg Bay Garlieston House and Gardens.7 Miles away you can visit The Isle of Whithorn and many other places of interest.
"Lovely cottage with all the comforts of home."
Very friendly owners who were always on hand to give information of the local area and advice. Would definitely recommend staying here as a base to explore Dumfries & Galloway. PS great local pub and fish n chip van on a Friday
"The cottage is comfortable and well equipped, and ideally placed for exploring the area."
"Great comfortable cottage for us and the dogs."
Lovely dog safe garden, perfect for relaxing in. We will definitely return.
On arrival the owners had left us a bottle of wine, fruitcake and flowers. Everything in the property we needed. Gorgeous location and pub with delicious meals!
"Excellent accommodation, very clean and well equipped."
Perhaps requires more crockery and kitchen utensils e.g. grater, small sharp knives and scissors. Kelly and Johnathan were excellent hosts and we really appreciated their welcome pack of Wine, Flowers, Eggs and delicious fruit cake. We really enjoyed our stay at Torkold Cottage and would visit again.
"Ideal location for piece and quite."
Lovely country side. Bungalow ideal for disabled.
"Plenty of enclosed garden space for the dogs to run around."
property ideally situated with many walks nearby or within a short drive.
"We had a great stay in Torkeld cottage it was a lovely cottage very clean and very comfortable."
A great garden for our dog and ourselves would highly recommend it.
"We had a wonderful time at Torkeld cottage, unfortunately we had to cut our stay short due to personal reasons."
Kelly and Jonathon were fantastic and so accommodating. Torkeld cottage is a fantastic base for exploring that area of Scotland, were definitely going back. Port Patrick is stunning well worth a visit, Our little four legged friend also enjoyed himself in the beautifully kept garden, and his first time on the beach.
"Torkeld Cottage is in a beautiful location, with a huge enclosed garden that is ideal for your dog to enjoy their holiday too."
It has everything that you need. Highly recommended.
Very private. Secure garden. Ample parking. Very friendly owners So close to gorgeous beaches and walks Clean and safe during these challenging times Ideal place to recharge and relax
"Very friendly owners."
Felt very safe at the cottage amidst the pandemic. High degree of cleaning materials, sanitisers etc provided by owners. Nothing a problem with them at all. Thank you for the welcome pack. Very secure garden for the dogs (1 whippet and 1 lurcher who can escape from his shadow!). Very pet friendly owners and area as a whole. Plenty of room for dog cages inside property. No throws etc at the moment but took our own anyway Can not fault this property at all. Thank you for having us.
"Positive: The cottage is in a lovely quiet location and a few yards away from the beach and harbour."
Very nice enclosed garden with seating and table to relax after a day out exploring. Large lounge with two settee's , large kitchen with fridge freezer and washing machine .Pub in the village which we did not use but reviews are good. Small shop with essentials close to village, nearest supermarket in Newton Stewart. Thoroughly enjoyed exploring the surrounding area and made very welcome by the locals. Fish and chip van calls in the village on Friday evenings and they are very good. Negative: Despite the fact that the time of arrival had been moved to 4pm because of Covid safe preparation the cottage did not meet my expectations of cleanliness. No wardrobe in the cottage so had to use the clothes airer to hang our clothes. We don't expect a welcome pack but after a 4 hour drive it would have been nice if at least a pint of milk was in the fridge so we could have made a cup of tea.
"Comfortable cottage in a nice location."
Jonathon was very helpful & friendly.
"The peace and quiet is unbelievable, all we could hear was the stream gushing by at the end of the garden and the birds."
Lots of lovely places to visit nearby and the beach close to the cottage, not to mention the many woodland and forest walks making for happy times with the dogs. All in all a perfect holiday in every way. Kelly and Johnathon, friends and family were very kind and friendly, as was everyone we met.
"A lovely cottage set in a beautiful and peaceful seaside location."
Perfect for my disabled husband. Garlieston is a little known historical village easily accessible for a wheelchair. The cottage is bigger than expected, clean and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. There are lots of nearby places to visit with interesting history or local craft and culture. Highly recommend and would certainly go back.
"The cottage was quiet, comfortable and well kitted out."
Just a couple of hundred yards to the beach and a very good pub/restauant. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The garden was great for our two dogs.
"Garlieston is a great little village, great food in the local pub and the ..."
Garlieston is a great little village, great food in the local pub and the accommodation is very pet friendly, big secure garden for my dog also off road parking, plenty big enough for 2 people, had a great holiday
"Pictures don’t do justice to this lovely cottage."
Living room and kitchen area is large as is the bathroom. Very large garden and adjoining babbling brook and fields but 5 mins walk to the sea and pub. Great walks, very peaceful location. Added bonus of sky tv and WiFi, not that I used it a lot! Long sandy beaches idea for dog walks. welcome pack was good too.
"Brilliant comfy cottage,peaceful and quiet,could not have asked for anything more,we will be returning"
"We loved pet friendly Torkeld cottage."
It had everything we needed. It was clean, comfortable and welcoming. Garlieston is a beautiful, quiet village. Lots of walks and wildlife to watch. The Harbour inn was very good, dogs welcome and vegans catered for. We would have stayed for another week had the cottage been vacant! Wigtown was brilliant with its book shops and vegan cafe. It was another great holiday with Sykes cottages.
"We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this at The very top."
Secure garden for two very active dogs was a godsend
"Weather not great,but friendly ness of owner and family made a great difference"
"Exactly what we wanted and more, owners very helpful ."
"The owners are lovely people very friendly and helpful its very quiet and relaxing lovely area great for dog walking."
"There was no wardrobe or hangers for clothes, apart from that everything else was fine."
"The bed could be doing to be at least kingsize"
"The cottage was probably the best we have so far booked with you."
Certainly for value and for been made welcome, the village its self was very quiet but we never got bored great walks lots of places of interest to go and see either by car or the local bus. The owners Johnathan and Kelly were always available if you needed them for advice or help. Local ammenities are limited the local pub does great food and there is a little shop be aware the garage only sold diesel but there are petrol stations around the villages. We would certainly recommend this cottage and certainly consider going again.
"The owners were lovely - there if we needed them but not intrusive at all."
The heating was on on our arrival, there were fresh flowers in the lounge, milk in the fridge and a chocolate cake awaiting us. Little touches which meant a lot. The pub was only 5 minutes away walking where we were able to get a lovely meal. Friendly staff and dog friendly - what more could you ask for? Garlieston is a lovely little seaside village, very quiet at this time of the year which is what we were looking for. All in all, everything we could have wished for.
"Lovely cottage, very homely."
Great garden for the dogs. Owners are a lovely young couple, we will definitely be back.
"This is our 2nd visit to this property and we love it here."
Thanks to Kelly and Johnathan they are a really lovely couple. We will hopefully be coming back next year.
"Lovely cosy cottage and comfortable."
Having the sky TV was good when we were relaxing in the evening. Lovely beach and safe, our little dog loved to rush down every morning and try to catch the sea gulls. Good Food at pub and dogs welcome. Owners left generous gift of eggs and cake. Would like to go again.
"An Absolutely Stunning little Holiday Cottage, A Lot of work has obviously gone into making it what it is, A lovely Secure garden meant we had 2 very Happy Dogs all week and we felt totally Relaxed."
And a Very Disabled Friendly Place. A Big Thankyou to Kelly and Jonothan.
"Lovely cottage ,owners friendly and helpfull, a proper home for home ideal for dogs garden secure."
Would definitely go again ,lovely area to visit
"Very much enjoyed the area and the bungalow, only no hanging space for clothes in bedroom or bathroom, some hooks in bathroom for dressing gowns would be good."
Excellent if you have a dog, lots of room in the garden.
"This cottage is a real gem and we enjoyed every minute of our stay."
We were made to feel very welcome with tea/coffee etc available on arrival which was a godsend after a long journey. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful who genuinely have an interest in making your stay the best it can be. The cottage is ideally placed minutes from the beach which was great for our dogs. Dumfries and Galloway is an amazing place and we have never felt so relaxed in a long time. We would heartily recommend this cottage to anyone!
"Just got back having stayed here for 1 week the cottage was fabulous lots of room and everything you need for a comfortable stay."
The dogs loved the large garden which is all enclosed, the walks and views are amazing the cottage is a 2 min walk from the beach and the pub
"Cooking facilities pots and pans very basic,could do with a non stick frying pan Sounds nit picking as everything else was spot on, the dogs loved the garden and sky sports was a bonus."
many thanks to Kelly and John
"We were very impressed with everything - so much so that we have rebooked for next year!"
"A lovely welcome from Kelly she gave me flowers and a well made starter pack of fresh produce, cottage was lovely and ideal."
Garden was a great size for the dog, couldn't ask for anything more from the owners the help they gave me.
"The owners Johnathan and Kelly were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble for them."
The property is very spacious and the surrounding area is absolutely breathtaking with plenty of places to go walking with the dog. We are hoping to go back later in the year for another week with our son.
"The bunglow is lovely clean furniture was clean no dog hairs."
We got there no need for towels or bedding all in. washing machine if you get dirty on the beach, tiny fishing port the locals are so friendly. Go for a meal at the harbour inn on the front food excellent and lots of it dogs are allowed in. But Kelly and Jonathan to lovely people so help full. Wish I could give then more than 10/10, we are going back when we sort our selves out brill holiday. Thank you Linda Rob and smiling dog.
"Lovely people, place, weather, everything."
"The cottage is set up for disable people its warm and very welcoming close to the coast and walks."
the owners are lovely and very helpful they made the dogs very welcome. the local pub has good food I would gladly go back again and highly recommend the cottage.
"This is the second cottage that I have booked through Sykes this year and met my requirements completely."
"Owners very helpful, directions to cottage good."
Ideal for couple and also if disabled. Good location for touring this area.
"Very comfy & cosy."
Recliners; Christmas Tree & superb welcome hamper a bonus. Secure garden is excellent. Having owners next door a bonus. Quiet location that us perfect as a base with lovely coastal walks nearby. Wi fi good. No mobile reception - perfect.
Ideal for getting away from the rat race I would highly recommend this cottage,very helpful owners.
"This was a very comfortable and warm cottage containing everything we needed for our break."
The owners were very caring and friendly. Nothing was too much bother for them. The access is very good and the fenced off garden excellent for the dogs.
"Nice and clean only problem was last people must of had dogs as the smell was ..."
Nice and clean only problem was last people must of had dogs as the smell was not nice had to open windows to air it out Other than that spot on
"There was a nice welcome waiting, with eggs, tea, and coffee provided by the owners."
This cottage is also ideal for dog lovers, as the side door to the cottage,opens up to a totally enclosed garden, ideal for keeping an eye on your favourite pooch. The local inn was comforting and welcoming and serves a tasty meal.
"The cottage ,it's location and the couple who run it are spot on if you want a nice warm cosy place to relax and get away from the world."
"No everything was very straightforward."
- All ground floor
- One double bedroom with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room
- Shower room with shower, basin and WC
- Open plan living area with kitchen, fold-out dining area and sitting area.
- Oil central heating
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Lockable bike storage
- Lawned garden
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 5 mins walk.
This lovingly semi-detached cottage is attached to the owner's home and is situated in the coastal village of Garlieston.
Spacious and inviting, this property is perfect for couples to feel right at home and enjoy a peaceful holiday.
Enter into the open plan sitting room with comfortable sofas and pretty décor, ideal for relaxing from morning through to evening.
The windows overlook the delightful garden for an added effect.
A kitchen rests off from this containing quality furnishings and a touch of detail, perfect for preparing those evening meals.
The fold out table can be set up in either room, whichever your preference may be.
A double bedroom has a warm and cosy feel, with neat bedding and soothing colours which create a calming atmosphere for a good nights sleep.
A Jack-and-Jill style en-suite is adjacent to the bedroom, home to a walk-in shower for your convenience.
Make the most of the location by spending time in the delightful garden, or adventure into the village of Garlieston which offers a shop and Post Office as well as a traditional inn and walking-woodland routes.
Apart from the attractive scenery and varied coastline, the Machars Peninsular includes pretty towns such as Port William and Monreith with a sandy beach are well worth visiting.
A wonderful cottage in a heart warming location.
EPC Rating: Band D
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.
Please note this property has a check in time of 4pm.