“Great chalet with views over the Solway firth and out to the Irish sea.”
There is not one thing I would change.
There is not one thing I would change.
“Obviously the location and smart, well equipped chalet.”
Excellent stay. Just 2 points which I hope you will pass on to owners: 1. The patio door lock mechanism is VERY stiff and needs some attention. Older people would have trouble with it; 2. The chalet did not have a vacuum cleaner; wanted by people who like to clean up after themselves. Overall an excellent stay.
“A fabulous, welcoming cottage in a lovely peaceful location, excellently equipped and furnished throughout.”
Warm and cosy. Plenty space outside, unfortunately this was February, so not quite "sitting out" weather, but we can imagine how great that would be on a summer evening. Excellent communication and lots of useful information from the owners before and during our stay. Isle of Whithorn is a really quiet place, the hub of the village is undoubtedly the local dog friendly pub, (5 minute walk) always a warm welcome, great food, magnificent locally brewed beer. Dumfries and Galloway has some wonderful scenery, as we discovered by driving out sightseeing each day, well worth visiting. We look forward to returning very soon.
“The locals were very friendly.”
The local pub is excellent, unfortunately the kitchen was refurbished on my week so I can't report on the food. The best time to visit would be in warmer months if you have kids to keep entertained. Felt very much at home.
“Cottage was lovely and clean and area was peaceful and friendly.”
Bathroom in the cottage could do with a facelift ( mould around the bath) but apart from that everything else was spotless and clean. Bed was very comfortable!
This detached, single-storey chalet is set on a development of other similar properties, in the historic village of Isle of Whithorn, within the Dumfries and Galloway region.
Ideal for a small family, this cottage is perfect for exploring this lovely part of Scotland.
Once you park your car alongside the property, you enter into a lovely L-shaped open plan living area with comfy seating, dining area and kitchen; this is a perfect place to relax in after a brisk coastal walk or a day out exploring the region.
Just off the living area is the bathroom and opposite this is the welcoming double bedroom, which has built-in wardrobes and boasts sea views.
Completing the accommodation is a bunk room, and there’s also an external storage area available.
The Isle of Whithorn dates back to the Vikings and has the remains of a 13th century chapel, as well as a harbour, which is popular with fishing boats.
Also coastal walks and cycling can be enjoyed, as can other historic sites in the area, including Iron Age forts, standing stones, chapels and castles.
Also within reach are the town of Wigtown, known for its book shops, sandy beaches and the Galloway Forest Park.
A delightful holiday home for discovering what this area has to offer.
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x L-shaped bunks (top bunk suitable for children between the ages of 5 and 16). Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
- Electric radiators
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Bike storage
- One well-behaved pet welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 3 mins walk
- Beach 1 min walk
- Note: Top bunk is suitable for children between the ages of 5 and 16 and is accessed via a detachable ladder which is kept under the bottom bunk bed.
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About the location
ISLE OF WHITHORN
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..
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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