10 Main Street

Isle of Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 925172)

 - Rating
  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

The property

This charming and traditional terraced cottage is in the village of Isle of Whithorn on the Scottish coast.

This lovely cottage is a fantastic retreat for anybody looking for some peace and quiet.

There are delightful features throughout including beams, stone walls and an inglenook fireplace with an open fire.

You enter into the comfortable sitting room and dining area which is full of character and provides an ideal setting for relaxing in the evening.

There are many interesting oil, pastel and watercolour paintings on the walls and there is a selection of maps, books and DVDs to keep you entertained.

The kitchen also has a dining area and is very well equipped.

Up the spiral stairs are two bedrooms which each have their own personality, one with prints of Scottish scenery and the other with English.

Completing the accommodation is a bathroom and a cloakroom on the ground floor.

Doors from the kitchen open out to an imaginatively planted ever-green gravelled garden which leads to a heated summerhouse where there is a radio to enjoy some music.

The French doors from the summerhouse open on to a covered dining area with uninterrupted views to the Galloway Hills.

Wonderful walks lead from the doorstep including trails taking you along the coast and down to the harbour.

History fans will have a choice of landmarks to visit including Iron Age forts, standing stones, chapels and castles or if you feel like trying out something a bit different, sea fishing is also available locally.

For a night out head to The Steam Packet Inn, an award-winning restaurant and hotel set right on the harbour where you can enjoy a lovely meal and watch the boats.

This cottage provides a wonderful base for exploring this historic part of Scotland.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with dining area and open fire.


  • Electric freestanding heaters with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed garden with heated summerhouse and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Coast and beach 3 mins walk
  • Note: Low head height at front door and some internal doors
  • Note: Spiral staircase, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Limited mobile reception
  • Note: Children over the age of 5 only.

About the location


Newton Stewart 20 miles.

The picturesque village of the Isle of Whithorn, though no longer an island, nestles around its natural harbour on the southernmost tip of the Machars Peninsula, designated as an outstanding conservation area. The village has a long history of seafaring and trade, which dates back to the Vikings. The arrival in 397 of Ninian, Scotland's first missionary and saint, is thought to be the beginning of Scotland's Christian history, and the remains of the 13th century chapel can still be seen at the end of the harbour. A short, gentle climb will take you to the distinctive white tower - the Cairn - which has been a mariner's landmark for close on two centuries. Today the harbour is popular with visiting leisure sailors and with local boats fishing for crabs, lobsters and scallops. The area is steeped in history with numerous sites ranging from Mesolithic and Iron Age forts, standing stones and 'cup and ring’ markings, an 11th century chapel and castles from the era of Robert the Bruce. Wigtown, Scotland's first book town, can be reached within a short drive, and has over a dozen book shops in which one can easily lose an hour or two! With beaches, forests, golf courses, gardens and churches to visit, this is an ideal base for discovering this corner of Scotland.

Note: Children over the age of 5 only.

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