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3 Laigh Isle

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Isle of Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was perfect for our needs."

    We have no complaints. It was very comfortable. Not far from the sea which was nice. Quiet time of rest for us. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great location nice and peaceful great for the outdoors walking all the facilities you need even a washing machine."

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Oct 2023

  • "The worst place we have ever booked with you."

    The smell of damp and mould hit you on opening the door. Mould on main bedroom wall and in bathroom. Blind in spare room mouldy. Rugs dirty. Freezer iced up. Patio door unable to be used. We came home after two days because of the state of the place, therefore ruining our holiday.

    Reviewed by G1.3Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage and kitchen well equipped, it's a nice quiet area close to a nice tearoom and shop at the community centre and the steam packet inn is well worth a visit, serving lovely food and a wonderful collection of locally brewed ales and beer from the five kindoms brewery."

    The only downside of this property was the smell of damp as we entered and the obvious damp on the bedroom wall. And the fact that the patio door couldn't be opened (being able to sit with patio doors open in the evenings was a selling point for us when booking )

    Reviewed by Annabel3.4Aug 2023

  • "Nice property in a good location."

    Needs a drying towel rail in bathroom. A coffee table would be useful for drinks. All other requirements are catered for. Overall a nice property at a reasonable rent.

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Jul 2023

  • "The owner has carried out a lot of updating in the property in recent times so the accommodation interior has a fresh modern feel and this was appreciated."

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great location."

    Very well presented chalet. Spotlessly clean. Good information provided. It was a week of severly cold weather and the property was welcoming and warm.

    Reviewed by Merrin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely little place."

    Only negatives were no towel rail or radiator in the bathroom and the shower wasn't very powerful. Would have been nice had the heating been on for our arrival as it was very cold but warmed up quickly with the help of the fan heaters.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Nov 2022

  • "A comfortable and well equipped cottage, near to all the Isle of Whithorn has to offer."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation with high quality kitchen , bathroom and lovely comfy beds ."

    A short walk to the village shop cafe and a lovely pub serving quality food overlooking the harbour . No internet but a free service at the pub & cafe . We loved our stay here and it's a fantastic area to explore . My Wife did many days out cycling on quiet roads whilst my preference was a pint overlooking the boats outside the pub. Easy to recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really lovely chalet Clean comfortable and well equipped with quality appliances, bed linen and towels."

    Perfect position by the sea to relax and walk. The community was very welcoming and friendly too

    Reviewed by Gill4.4Jul 2022

  • "A lovely stay: comfortable bed and lounge area and well-equipped kitchen."

    We ate in most nights but it's a short walk to the pub if you want to eat out. The village itself is gorgeous and there is beautiful countryside right outside your door.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jun 2022

  • "An easily managed holiday cottage, very well situated, ideal for a couple, but rather small if there are more than two adults staying there."

    Reviewed by Deryck4.1Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable chalet style bungalow, very well equipped plus quality appliances."

    Peaceful but close to modern, friendly community cafe and shop and picturesque harbour. Lovely walks straight from the front door.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "We had a good stay, the property is maybe a little 'tired'."

    Some of the double glazing units have failed. Our biggest problem was the slugs which come in during the night. They roam all over the worktops and cupboards. This meant everything had to be disinfected before we could make breakfast. This did spoil our stay.

    Thankyou for your feedback I am very sorry about your experience with the slugs, a problem which I thought was addressed. I will revisit and resolve this immediately. With regard to the property looking tired, I am aware of the failed double glazing units and these are scheduled to be replaced in the off season; the back door being replaced just 2 months ago. I should point out that the property has benfitted from a new kitchen, including the new back door, new flooring throughout, some new furniture and redecoration of the whole property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Apr 2022

  • "This property is in an excellent location very quiet but close to the centre of the Isle it was clean and well equipped."

    The only thing wrong was the heating timers which were faulty so you had to switch on and off manually. The local pub/restaurant was excellent with a good choice of locally brewed beer and top quality food.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely secluded location, very well equipped, very cosy too."

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Feb 2022

  • "Nice cottage in a wonderful part of Scotland."

    The cottage has everything you need for your stay .spotlessly clean ,looks like it has been renovated recently. would recommend no. 3 Leigh Isle to anyone

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Perfect location for exploring the South West Coast."

    Information pack was full of excellent leaflets to aid you. Everything you required was available

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Oct 2021

  • "Hi Jonathan."

    We've had a lovely stay and have seen quite a chunk of the Galloway Forest and Dumfries and Galloway. Love a mystery tour.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely wee cottage in a quiet wee village , having a great cafe so close was really handy too !"

    ( dog friendly

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Isle of Whithorn property is in a lovely quite residential area, in easy walk of the inn and harbour."

    Community shop and café close by. For more shops and a place very much of historical interest is Whithorn, which is 3.5 miles inland. We had a great holiday exploring the area, and gnats were not a problem, but we did get a few bites from horse flies.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had to leave early unfortunately my wife became ill an old trouble came back but we had a great time till then"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2021

  • "The chalet has been renovated to a really good standard and is very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Decoration is bright and all appliances are new and easy to use. Suggestions: - The photos on Syke’s site need to be updated as they do not show the chalets current high standard. - Wi-fi would be great - Bedding for the second bedroom just in case needed and a couple of extra towels

    Reviewed by Arlene4.4May 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return in the future."

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2020

  • "Cosy comfortable accommodation with every thing you needed provided."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2020

  • "Cottage had a foisty old smell, there was mould on the ceilings, mould in the ..."

    Cottage had a foisty old smell, there was mould on the ceilings, mould in the corner behind the bin, mattress was filthy, sofa was creeky, strange hole in the living room carpet Overall the cottage needs updating , cleaning and modernising

    Reviewed by Jaqui2.8Dec 2019

  • "I have stayed in this cottage before and always consider it both ideal for location, amenities and the friendliness of the area."

    The cottage itself is ideal for my needs.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is the 3rd time we have stayed at this property and it is good value and cosy."

    The location is perfect. The heating in the property has improved from last year and we were nice and warm. A couple of improvements would be a new mattress in the main bedroom as it is a bit lumpy. Also, WiFi would be great as the mobile phone signals are not always good in the area and we had to go to the pub or cafe to access WiFi. The instructions in the house could be better. We could not find a recycling box so had to put our recycling in the bin which was a shame. However, we do love the Laigh Isle complex and would not hesitate in staying here again.

    Reviewed by Julie3.4Nov 2019

  • "The property was warm comfortable and clean."

    Location is great for walks from the door around the coast. Good base for exploring Dumfries and Galloway. Village is nice and friendly,the local community tea room and shop stock the basics. if you want a peaceful relaxing holiday this is ideal. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Oct 2019

  • "The chalet was just what we needed."

    Great base to explore this beautiful area. The kids loved being there, as did Bruce our Westie, and we will be returning here.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Aug 2019

  • "Chalet was clean and comfortable, we would stay there again."

    The coastline around the Isle of Whithorn is absolutely stunning with walks straight from the door.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2019

  • "Didn't like the fact that the holiday let smelt of dog when we arrived and that our towels were still wet and hanging over a wooden clothes drier, the kids bunk-beds were not made and I struggled to climb to make them."

    , cleaner needs to look up, old cobwebs on spotlights in kitchen. In the kitchen the worktop juts out and both my grandchildren had grazed arms having got caught by It so the wooden drier spent the remainder of the holiday in front of said worktop so no more accidents. But all in all we had a great holiday and the holiday let was lovely and detached, with plenty of outside space for a nine and six yr old to run around and just a short walk to the harbor and pebbled beach, Ideal for skimming stones, the local pub had good meals and we ate there several times, the local shop/post office/ cafe was a five minute walk away. The owner of the let gave me quite a few good places to take the kids to and they weren't disappointed.

    Reviewed by Jean2.8Jul 2019

  • "Lovely chalet but unlike the other three we have been to at Leigh Isle no sea view."

    We knew this when we booked but thought it wouldn't matter unfortunately for us it did.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Jul 2019

  • "This cottage is in a beautiful area."

    The Isle of Whithorn is very beautiful and surrounding towns are very picturesque. Hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7May 2019

  • "The cottage and facilities were excellent and suited our needs."

    The location was ideal and the local residents were very welcoming and breakfast and evening meal in the local pub(only 5 minute walk)were first class.Would highly reccomend

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "It was a lovely, well equipped cottage."

    They had supplied everything that you would need. Location was good. The weather was kind too, so,we were able to sit in the beautiful garden watching the thrushes!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2019

  • "The chalet was on a very well kept estate, which was also peaceful and quiet."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Booked this holiday at short notice."

    Lovely place, if you want nice walks it's a great place and the weather was kind to us. Would recommend booking with Sykes never had any problems.

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.4Mar 2019

  • "We have stayed at 3 Laigh Isle before."

    It is well laid out and comfy. Some firmer pillows would make it just perfect as the bed is very comfy. We love these little cottages and are considering buying one. Please thank the owner and tell him to contact us if he ever wants to sell. The Isle of Whithorn is a beautiful and friendly place and the area is very unspoilt. Our favourite place in the whole of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Sep 2018

  • "Lovely relaxing holiday for elderly people like ourselves but not much there for youngsters."

    Reviewed by William4.7Sep 2018

  • "Had a fantastic week."

    House was clean and tidy. Had information leaflets in the house to let you know what was happening in the area. The owner left a new milk and packet of biscuits for us which was a lovely gesture. Would highly recommend. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2018

  • "It was a wonderful accomodation with everything in and functioning ( the only improvement might be a little deep freeze compartment ?"

    !). We enjoyed being there for a fortnight. That Isle of Whithorn is very lovely, but also very lonely which we knew beforehand. Although we had planned being there and walking with our dog which we had to put to sleep two months before, we made beautiful hiking tours and had a very recreating time in this house and Whithorn. The house was in very good order and the communication with our landlord worked out fine.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2018

  • "No problems at all - well-equipped, clean, comfortable with close pub and shop, plus friendly neighbours."

    Only slight downside is no wifi, although this was cheerfully provided by the local pub. Don't expect wild nightlife (although there's plenty of night wildlife), but if you're after peace and quiet and plenty of fresh air, it's just the place. Except on Tuesdays, when the contractor mows the grass...

    Reviewed by Francis4.7Apr 2018

  • "Had a wonderful time, great experience for my familys first time visiting ..."

    Had a wonderful time, great experience for my familys first time visiting Scotland, absolutely beautiful with wonderful views and very friendly and welcoming people, the cottage was absolutely spotless and comfortable will stay again sometime and the packet in gas some awesome food 5* all the way thanks

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Apr 2018

  • "Left milk for us in the fridge as the shop was shut by the time we arrived."

    Also provided a packet of lovely biscuits. Really nice welcoming touches.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great location , ideal for walkers"

    Reviewed by Terry4.0Jul 2017

  • "The property and its location was very good and great for a relaxing holiday."

    Just a lick of paint needed on the chalet and garden furniture, apart from that we are highly satisfied.

    Reviewed by Martina4.8Jun 2017

  • "Really comfy chalet in a lovely and very convenient location with easy access and ample parking."

    The chalet is very well equipped througout with nice little extras such as a pint of fresh milk provided. The kitchen had everything we needed. The heating is very efficient and it was lovely and warm when the temperature dropped outside at night. We would recommend 3 Laigh Isle and will be be back sometime soon.

    Reviewed by Julie4.8Sep 2016

  • "Such a great place to live."

    Friendly people. Words can't say how much we loved being here. Anyone thinking of going, don't hesitate, go.

    Reviewed by Lawson5.0Jun 2016

  • "The location was fantastic."

    With 2 dogs we couldn't have asked for a better location. Dog friendly pub which served excellent food. The accommodation was very clean and warm, ( we went in November and the weather was quite cold )

    Reviewed by Caroline4.8Nov 2015

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with pull out bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Galley kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned front garden, rear lawn and patio with countryside views
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be variable at this location (reasonable in garden)
  • Note: From 8th February this property will accommodate 3 people

The property

This fully-refurbished, modern, detached cottage is in the historic coastal fishing village of Isle of Whithorn.

Close to the sea, this cottage also has expansive inland views of the gentle farmland of the Machars Peninsula.

The cottage offers modern comfortable accommodation comprising two bedrooms, a double and a children's bunk bedroom, a sitting room with dining area and French doors opening to the front of the property.

At the rear is an expansive shared lawn which is ideal for either children to play in or for the grownups to soak up the tranquillity of the surroundings.

The atmosphere is enhanced by the harbour of Whithorn which boasts a hotel offering good food and a welcoming bar as well as a general store with a Post Office.

This is the ideal location to explore this historic corner of Scotland with Mesolithic and Iron Age Forts, ancient standing stones, chapels and castles.

Scotland's famous book town of Wigtown is close by, as are the sandy beaches and forest parks which offer the complete holiday for the whole family.

A fabulous holiday cottage for discovering this delightful region of Scotland.

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About the location


Whithorn 4 miles; Garlieston 7 miles, Wigtown 14 miles; Newton Stewart 22 miles.

Referred to locally as 'The Isle', the Isle of Whithorn is designated an outstanding conservation area. The graceful crescent of shore and neat houses that make up the harbour presents a perfect spectacle in any camera’s viewfinder. Already in existence 1600 years ago, the community was at the very beginning of Scotland’s Christian history when Ninian, Scotland’s first missionary and saint, founded his church at Whithorn. The Isle Church itself, a former Free Kirk, stands prominent in defiance of the highest of tides. The Isle harbour, once the host of cargoes of coal, fertiliser and timber is now busy throughout the year with local boats fishing for crabs and lobsters, as well as catches of scallops brought in by the visiting Manx fleet. However, some of the best goes straight in through the doors of the award-winning Steam Packet Inn on the waterfront! Take a walk along the Harbour and enquire about local sea-angling opportunities. At the end of the Harbour, follow the signs for St Ninian’s Chapel and shortly you’ll come to the Witness Cairn. Just a short distance away stands the 14th century ruin of St Ninian’s Chapel, once a place where pilgrims were welcomed and now in the care of Historic Scotland. It’s an easy climb up the Cairn to the distinctive white tower which has been a mariner’s landmark for close on two centuries. At the top you can behold the majestic expanse of the Solway and the Irish Sea. Across the water lie the great peaks of Cumbria’s Lake District, while due south lies the Isle of Man, its nearest point just 18 miles away. The Isle is a welcoming port for visiting leisure sailors and bowlers too. So please bring your boat and your bowls! At the Isle you will discover a tranquil place that is much more than just a view. Welcome to the Isle!

Note: This property sleeps a max of 2 adults and 2 children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas