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Harbour House

Isle of Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 24866)

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  • Harbour House - Scottish Lowlands - 24866 - photo 1
  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

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    “Wonderful! Highly recommended!”

    The first thing about this place is the incredible location, right on the peaceful harbourside. Parking is on the road outside and there was never a problem finding a space right beside the house. ...

    The first thing about this place is the incredible location, right on the peaceful harbourside. Parking is on the road outside and there was never a problem finding a space right beside the house. The care and attention to every detail made this home a true pleasure to stay in. Every cooking utensil, bowl or teacosy you could think of was in one of the cupboards in the stylish kitchen! Fresh flowers and cake made this feel like you were visiting some loved one who had been dying to see you! All the mod cons are here, with a wide screen tv with a picture my husband was envious of, and good Wi-Fi, especially for a rural location. The garden was a special pleasure during our stay. Our older parents were with us for this holiday, and we were blessed with some beautiful Scottish sunshine, so they went to the suntrap at the top of the garden. Well, I can hardly give justice to the dazzling assortment of butterflies and bees who gave us hours of enjoyment watching them. There were so many and they were so interesting to watch about their business, it has inspired me to find more butterfly and bee friendly plants for my own garden. I would suggest to the owners to post some more recent photos, as the current ones just don't show the gorgeous array of plants and bushes. This is perfect for peace and tranquillity, listening to the sea, or actually soaking Up the total quiet. I found it took me a day or two to 'get it', and then just loved the feeling of relaxation for the first time in ages. A few good spots we visited: The ruins of st ninians church at the top of the harbour, especially the cairn where visitors have placed stones in memory of loved people or pets The Steampacket, which is just a few doors down. Good pub grub, friendly service and local folk are happy to blether away with you over a drink. The Clansman, restaurant in Port William, short drive away. Great 'old favourite' foods served generous portions, piping hot and full of flavour. Do not leave before eating the sticky toffee pudding. OMG Harbour House, so highly recommended. Ideal for young families, walkers, explorers, older adult groups who want that incredible relaxation. Amazing.


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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful, terraced cottage, set beside a neat row of houses overlooking the harbour, is ideally located in the heart of the fishing village of the Isle of Whithorn.

Completely refurbished to provide quality holiday accommodation, this cottage is a wonderful choice for families or friends looking for a quiet coastal break and a chance to explore one of the most varied parts of the country.

With views across the harbour from the front of the property, there are three bedrooms, with the ground floor room having easy access, and the two upper bay windows offer stunning views of the harbour.

The sitting room looks out over the working harbour, while the kitchen and dining area face the rear garden.

From the patio area, steps lead up to the raised garden terrace, which is an ideal place to relax and unwind with a drink and take in the views across to the Lake District mountains.

The local hotel and restaurant is just yards along the harbour.

The flurry of the daily catch being loaded onto the dockside is sure to seize your attention.

This holiday home captures the essence of a traditional seaside atmosphere in a beautiful, historic area.

Enjoy walking and cycling along this attractive coastline, take a fishing trip out to sea or try one of the many golf courses that can be found within a short drive.

A superb cottage offering something for everyone.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin with basin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric fuel-effect fire.


  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking next to cottage on first come, first served basis
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed, terraced garden with sheltered patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: The rear patio area has eight steps up to the terraced garden
  • Note: Mobile signal can be variable at this property
  • Note: This property may be suitable for those with limited mobility, please contact the owner for more information
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
  • Note: Property has a £200 Good Housekeeping bond payable to owner which must be paid prior to your arrival

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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.

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