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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage with plenty of room and a well equipped kitchen."

    An enclosed garden that was a little overgrown but this sort of added a certain ambiance! Plenty of great walks in the area. The girls particularly enjoyed the Highland Cows experience at Kitchen Coos and ewes a short drive towards Stranraer. Had an issue with fridge playing up but these things happen. We informed owner who was doing his best to sort it as quickly as possible. All in all a lovely experience.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We have a gardener once a month but I think things have grown so rapidly this year simply due to the amount of water we've had. Sorry that you had fridge problem. We really don't want anything to go wrong whilst people are staying and I really appreciate the help you provided in helping to sort this out. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Jun 2024

  • "Comfortable cottage in a rural location."

    Welcome pack on arrival a nice unexpected touch. Well equipped kitchen and spacious enclosed garden. Lovely coastal walks a short distance away and would recommend the community cafe and Steam packet inn for food. Would stay again.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice4.4Apr 2024

  • "Had a great time at Sunnyside, The cottage is cozy and well equipped, Nice kitchen and cooker with lots of space, Good secure garden to the rear."

    Welcome pack was much appreciated after a long journey, Only a ten minute walk into the village where the cafe and pub are worth visiting, Fantastic walks and beaches in the area with stunning scenery and enough to keep us busy here for the week and a lovely cottage to return to and relax, Full marks, Many thanks.

    Thank you for your kind remarks. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The scenery really is stunning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martyn4.7Mar 2024

  • "Had a great weekend cottage was perfect for us ."

    We found it very clean and tidy great garden for dogs.Thankyou for welcome tray. We hope to be back soon.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay. We'd love to welcome you back and hope that on return visits you'll begin to see some changes. We have big plans for the cottage over the next few years which we will implement in a staged fashion. We'd love return guests to see the property as it changes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful remote location if you want to unwind."

    However the cottage is very dated and in need of some modernisation and a deep clean. When we arrived there was no key in the safe as promised so after driving over 200 miles we had to phone the owner and wait for the cleaner to bring the keys. After sitting on the drive for an hour we eventually had access to the property which was cold as the heating had been switched off found several unacceptable issues including dirty bedding ( paw prints and dog hairs on pillows and bedding). Dog poo on the garden, overturned garden furniture, mucky streaks on patio doors, cobwebs hanging in lounge, sofa spring broke, black mould on shower curtain and in cupboards, drawers in wardrobe that could not be opened and conservatory furniture in desperate need of a deep clean. It would appear issues have been raised or logged by previous guests but not acted upon. First time we have ever been disappointed with a Sykes cottage holiday.

    We are obviously very disappointed by your feedback. However, we try to take all feedback and make sure that we act upon it positively. I would respectfully respond as follows. Firstly, I would point out that the cottage is a 200 year-old property in the middle of the countryside and is rented out consistently as a dog friendly property to dog owners. We allow 3 dogs but have allowed more on occasion in order to cater for our dog loving clientele. Regarding the key issue, I can only apologise but in the years since renting the property this is the first time this has happened and was a genuine oversight by the cleaners. We will be installing a second backup safe that always has keys to guard against this in the future. Regarding the heating, the heating is programmed to come on 3 times a day for 1.5 hours each time. This keeps the property aired. Guests are free to use the heating freely as they please once in. If we kept the property heated constantly, since it is oil fired, the cost of renting the property would be prohibitively high. Our cleaning company spends 2 hours cleaning the property between each changeover during which time all bedding is changed and the property is generally cleaned. Every 6 months the property is subject to a deep clean. Obviously, it is not possible to deep clean after each guest as this would be prohibitively long and prohibitively expensive. As a result, we accept that the odd issue may sneak through the cleaning net such as the odd dog hair given that we are a dog friendly property and the odd cobweb given we are in the middle of the Scottish countryside and the odd spider does sneak through our defences. The fact that there were paw prints on the bedding was not down to the fact that it was not fresh bedding but is down to the fact the previous guests have allowed dirty dogs to jump on beds and furniture which is disappointing as we do ask guests to ensure dogs remain off beds and furniture. However, as a result of your feedback we have immediately replaced all bedding with new bedding. Regarding dog poo in the garden, we do ask all departing guests to remove dog poo. We do not expect gardeners and cleaners to do this, but we do expect all guests to kindly remove all poo from the property before departure. Regarding overturned furniture, due to the high winds that can be experienced in that part of the world, garden furniture is deliberately laid down so that it can’t be blown around the garden. We assume that any guest wanting to sit on it will stand it up. Regarding streaks on the patio door, we have a window cleaner every 2 weeks and so you must have simply been between his visits. Regarding the shower curtain, a new shower curtain has been deployed and we have implemented a system in which new shower curtains will be provided every 6 months. Regarding drawers in the very expensive Barker & Stonehouse wardrobes, the wood has obviously expanded slightly, and we will solve this with some basic DIY. We accept that the conservatory furniture is due for renewal and replacing this is part of our improvement plans for the property but due to cost and the rent we charge for the property, improvements have to happen in a staged fashion. Although we do accept some of your feedback, which we have acted on immediately, we believe most of it is at odds with the overwhelming positive responses we have received for our beloved family property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry1.3Feb 2024

  • "Extremely comfortable place to stay, had the best stocked kitchen I have ever experienced for a rental."

    It was obviously owned by people who also thought about pet care and their comforts, for example the "dog proofed" area of the garden was ideal. I would definitely visit again

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and made the best use of the well stocked kitchen. Thank you for your lovely review. We'd love to have you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous peaceful cottage, clean and comfortable."

    Garden great for my dogs. Well equipped and cosy, beds extremely comfortable. Would definitely recommended. Loved it. Weather was kind sunshine and showers, last day has storms it was amazing. Thank you.

    We are so happy that you enjoyed the cottage and enjoyed your stay there. Thank you for recommending us. We do think the property has to be experienced at first hand to really appreciate how special it is and its fantastic location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by C5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Property is located i the most amazing place and as pritty much everything ..."

    The Property is located i the most amazing place and as pritty much everything you need it is very peaceful and quite will be back and again thankyou

    Sorry for the delay in responding to this. Thank you so much for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Oct 2023

  • "Great cottage and fabulous location, well equipped and comfortable."

    The gardens are dog safe - especially for 3 small dogs who cannot jump over the walls. We left some property behind and this was returned by lunchtime the next day. Outstanding service for which we are externally grateful. The conservatory is a great place to sit and have afternoon tea, whatever the weather. We would definitely come back for a return visit.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're so glad that your belongings came back to you quickly. We've spent many occasions sat in that conservatory in all weathers and many family memories have been made there. We are so happy that you have made some of your own at Sunnyside. We'd love to see you again at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage in a wonderful location."

    Enjoyed every minute even the storm we had but you don’t go to Scotland for the sun! Dogs loved it, comfy and lots of kitchen crockery which we have never had before. The garden was lovely just a word of warning if your dog is a jumper the walls surrounding the garden are not high and one of ours did get over at one point, also the cows in the field next door do like to say hello. All in all we would return we even saw the Northern Lights a first for us. Defo recommend.

    Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and obviously got the same feelings for Sunnyside as we have. I have to say how envious we are regarding the Northern Lights. Sunnyside has been in our family for many years. We have been going there for 25 years and in all that time we've never been lucky enough to see them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at sunnyside cottage rooms were comfortable kitchen was well equipped everything you needed great garden for dogs short walk to sea front lovely walks kids loved the cows in the fields from the garden Plenty wildlife a round the harbour was great looking out for seals and sea birds lovely."

    Would definitely go back thank you for letting our family stay at your lovely cottage

    We are so happy that you had a great time. You seem to have taken as much pleasure from your time up there as we always do. The cottage has been in the family a long time and is a big part of our lives. It is very much loved and if you do return we hope that you will benefit from the ongoing investments we intend on making to Sunnyside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing cottage, very spacious, very clean, had everything we needed for our stay."

    Location was perfect, we love the Isle of Whithorn and this was a 5/10 minute walk from the harbour. Gorgeous surroundings and very peaceful. We visited with 2 young ones who loved playing in the garden and waving to the neighbouring cows! Highly recommend and would definitely book again! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, the cottage and the surroundings. We hope that you will return some day and see improvements we intend to make over the coming years. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Aug 2023

  • "Clean, spacious, comfortable home from home and dog friendly too."

    Everything provided for one could possibly need. Lovely location and only a short stroll from the beautiful Isle of Whithorn. Welcome tray very welcome after a long drive ! Outside area esp the patio could do with a bit of TLC. A grass cutting team came whilst we were there but it was just grass cutting and no general garden maintenance, just a minor point, did not detract from the enjoyment of our stay. Would not hesitate to come back again.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Your comments are appreciated. We do have plans to develop a new patio but we have to balance competitive rates against generating enough residual income to fund improvements. The reasonably remote location dictates that gardeners are few and far between and therefore we can't dictate a specific grass cutting day or time. We're in the midst of a big garden improvement project at the moment. We'd love t have you back again and hope that over the years you will see our improvement plans coming to fruition. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kornelia5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property is very nice and is in a really good location, we enjoyed walking to the harbour each night and the views were fantastic, the cottage has all that you need to make your stay as comfortable as it can be."

    If I could mention one point, I think the external patio area could do with some TLC, maybe paved more and weeded regularly, but on the whole an excellent stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We do have plans for the patio but need to balance the rate at which we perform maintenance/improvements with the rental price of the cottage. The next improvements will see the garden simplified to make maintenance easier and quicker which should release the gardener to concentrate on other areas. After this our main objective is to completely revamp the bathroom after which we will probably invest in creating a new and fabulous patio area. Over the coming years we intend to invest in our much loved property and so hopefully, if you come again, you will see the changes planned being executed. Hopefully we'll be able to welcome you back at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair3.8Jun 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and its remote situation."

    The directions were clear and after a long journey travelling over two days from Southern England this was much appreciated! The whole place was clean and tidy - I hope we left it as we found it. We also appreciated the little welcome pack of basics - the scones especially! We loved the village and the walk to the harbour - we had a meal at the pub one evening with our family who live nearby and sat outside watching the sun go down - lovely! The walk to the headland is beautiful and allowed our dog a bit of "off lead" time. They had seen dolphins out in the bay the previous week so we were very disappointed not to make a sighting and teased them that they had "bigged up" the place too much!! In fact we had a wonderful holiday - the local villages were nice, we visited two botanical gardens on the peninsula. And the weather was perfect too. It was just sad that we had to cut our stay short because of commitments at home. We intend to return to visit my cousin again and would stay in the cottage another time if its available. Thank you

    Thank you for taking the time to deliver this detailed feedback. Your comments are very much appreciated and we would love to see you return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage ."

    beautiful area . much needed break made very enjoyable by a peaceful break from reality . many thanks .

    We really appreciate your positive remarks. We feel exactly the same as you when we go. Sunnyside really does offer the ability to completely fall off the planet for a while. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "A great short break getaway."

    Lovely accommodation with a nice garden for our two dogs.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1May 2023

  • "Fantastic Cottage in lovely remote location - surrounded by friendly dairy cows - we recommend you buy food before you get there in Newton Stewart."

    Lovely local pub with cooked meals. Nice vibe excellent beer brewed. We brought some home the tea shop sells it! Visit to Mull of Galloway lighthouse, Wigtown and Kirkcudbright a must. Would like to return again.

    Hi. Sorry for the late response. Thank you very much for the positive comments and the tips on where to visit. We would love to welcome you back. Your food buying tip before arrival is very useful. A good tip regarding supermarkets is also to order a supermarket delivery on the day of or day after arrival. We usually do this and find it works for us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage,in a peaceful location,the cottage was spotless when we ..."

    Fantastic cottage,in a peaceful location,the cottage was spotless when we arrived,ample blankets,towels and the master bedroom bed was so comfy with good quality bedding kitchen well stocked,the oven was spotless,super conservatory just so peaceful just the birds to listen to outside thank you to Karen and mike for sharing there wonderful cottage

    That's wonderful news to us that once again you've had a great time and it's great to know that the property is continuing to tick all the right boxes. If its some peace and quiet that's required we've always found that conservatory to be the ideal place to unwind. Hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thankyou for an amazing week at Sunnyside."

    The house was gorgeous and unbelievably equipped with everything we needed. Great having a firestick on hand especially for the children. Loved the location (within walking distance if the beach and tea rooms). Massive garden for kids and dogs.

    We are so happy that you had a great time and that the firestick did its job for the kids. We've had some great times in that garden and we're glad you've got great pleasure from it too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie4.4Feb 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage well equipped everything you need."

    Beautiful garden and safe for dogs. Very clean and loverly furnished, and the beds very comfortable. Owners Mike and Karen very helpful. The area is beautiful and plenty to see and visit, we went for Fish and Chips in village cafe very nice. We would go back.

    Hi there. Sorry for the late reply but we are so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the area. Thank you very much for your kind comments. Kind Regards from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jan 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and was perfect for Christmas."

    We are so happy that you enjoyed your Christmas break at Sunnyside. Hope you have a great 2023. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Dec 2022

  • "Well equipped clean and tidy cottage."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish we could have had longer there.

    We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and leaving your feedback. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Dec 2022

  • "Brilliant stay as always and looking forward to a return visit in March."

    Highly recommended cottage

    Thank you once again for your kind feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alain5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful location."

    Superb facilities. Wonderful enclosed garden for dogs. Will be going back.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We look forward to having you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed."

    The beds were sooo comfortable. The area is beautiful and well worth exploring. The owners are lovely to deal with and very helpful. We would love to go back.

    Hello, we would love to have you back. Hopefully there'll be an opportunity to come back at some point in the future. Thank you for your kind comments and we do hope to host you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in your beautiful cottage."

    Very cosy, with comfortable beds, the cottage was lovely & warm. Thank you for the thoughtful supplies you left, much appreciated. We noted the message about the wobbly loo seat & shelf & set about putting them right. We found the missing shelf pin & put it back in place. The loo seat was secured with metal fixings purchased in Kirkcudbright, until your repair can be done. Very effective! Unfortunately we did have a little accident with one of the tall glasses falling off the draining board on our last morning. Very sorry about this, it'll teach us to congratulate ourselves too early on successfully completed the week with no damage! We purchased some tablespoons to add to your supply of cutlery as a gift, it was a little difficult to serve things out with the smaller ones. That being our only complaint. All in all we had a perfect week & would recommend your cottage to everyone

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Oct 2022

  • "We don't have an Amazon account only netflix so our TV was very limited to only Freeview, but it's a lovely property"

    Hi. Thank you for your kind comments. Just some advice regarding the TV should you visit us again. If you create an amazon account then you will be able to use the firestick. You don't need to create a paid for account like Amazon Prime. It is possible to create a free Amazon account. Once you have this you can use the firestick to access a range of TV including Netflix. We hope to see you again so that next time you can enjoy some TV as well as the property and its surroundings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Sunnyside Cottage is beautiful, no issues with it at all perfect cottage in a perfect setting."

    The Isle is a stunning peaceful place and Sunnyside is only a five minute walk away. Steampacket Inn also great recommend the 5 Kingdoms beer. All in all I highly recommend Sunnyside Cottage, have already booked next year.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2022

  • "The house was very well equipped."

    Fantastic location. Not as far out of the village as we thought. Garden was great. And we even had the weather. We will be back. Thank you

    Hello and thank you for your positive comments. It really is just a short walk from a village and most importantly the Steam Packet! We've spent a lot of great years in that garden and with the right weather it makes for a great time. We are so glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carlene4.7Sep 2022

  • "Rooms, facilities and interior and exterior space provided everything for 6 people and 3 dogs."

    This allowed the family and their pets to meet up after being apart for the past Three Years. Thank you.

    We are so pleased that Sunnyside was able to provide you with a great place for the family to meet up after so long apart. We hope that you had a great time and thank you for the review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic 4 nights everything you could wish for a quiet very nice property,conservatory was lovely to sit in early morning with a brew."

    Thank you for your kind review. Your feedback is important to us and very much appreciated. We have spent many hours in the conservatory ourselves in all seasons. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2022

  • "Excellent stay."

    Would highly recommend for those who like a peaceful and calm holiday. It was so nice. The kitchen is so well equipped and sitting in the conservatory on a night looking at the stars was lovely. Thank you.

    Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in a brilliant location if you want peace and quiet."

    My boy Miles had the time of his life on the local beaches. The garden was great too being able to relax & know he was safe, even though the cows in the field mesmerised him. Will be back !!

    Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon. The cows have mesmerised us for years too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Excellent enclosed large garden that my dog really enjoyed. Had a great stay and would highly recommend. Very peaceful!

    Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    The cottage was well equipped and very clean. It definitely suits a family as the main bedroom and twin bedroom are joined together. Our dogs had a great time. The only small thing I would suggest is some sort of preventative measure for stopping dogs jumping the wall into the neighbouring cow field. Even a well trained dog is too tempted by them.

    Thank you for your kind review. As the owners of small dogs this is something that has never been an issue for us and therefore hasn't really been something we've thought of. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mhairi4.4Jun 2022

  • "Arriving after 8 hours in the car"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage!"

    Very well equipped and furnished. One of the best we have ever been to particularly as it is so dog friendly with a secure garden and no near neighbours. Cannot recommend highly enough. We have already booked a revisit!

    We really do appreciate your kind comments and are so pleased that you had a nice time. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alain5.0Feb 2022

  • "Sunnyside is really comfortable and well appointed."

    It’s great for dogs with a safe garden and lots of nearby walks. Comfy beds, thick duvets, new settees, all mod cons. Great location to explore this remote corner of Scotland. Highly recommend and hope to return.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards Karen & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with gas fire
  • Range with electric double ovens and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with an Amazon Fire stick, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed back garden with lawn, graveled area, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.2 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: There are steps leading into the property, please take care

The property

Tucked away in the countryside of Dumfries and Galloway on the outskirts of Isle of Whithorn is the inviting, detached cottage of Sunnyside.

Sitting moments away from Isle of Whithorn's peaceful harbour, whilst resting within easy reach of the region's friendly towns, despite its quiet location, Sunnyside is the perfect dwelling for a family of six and their three furry friends.

The property comes with off-road parking, so you can park and unload your luggage with ease, before venturing inside to unwind.

The conservatory greets you as you enter the property, a warm and pleasant spot hosting ample seating for you and your loved ones to settle down on after a day of travels.

Progress through the property to find another space to relax, this one being the toasty sitting room, with a gas fire giving the room an inviting glow, warming your feet as you lounge on the sofas and watch TV.

When you're feeling peckish, make your way to one of two kitchen spaces, this one beholding a great range of appliances, including a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine; the other space is a well-presented kitchen/diner, where a large range cooker can be used by the budding chef to fix up some mouth-watering dishes.

These dishes can be enjoyed together around the circular dining table, whilst your canine companions rest in their dog beds.

The bathroom hosts a lovely corner bath with shower over, where you can go to enjoy a tranquil soak after a long day.

Once you've freshened up, choose between three thoughtfully laid-out double bedrooms to sleep in.

Take your choice of super king, double or twin beds to suit your sleeping arrangements.

On sunny days, make the most of the enclosed rear garden, a spot that provides a spacious lawn that the kids and dogs can thoroughly enjoy, while you flick through a book or dine alfresco on the patio.

Venture to the quaint village of Isle of Whithorn to find the friendly Steampacket Inn and the St Ninians Tearoom, where you can savour a bite to eat, before embarking on a hike through Isle Head, where panoramic sea views can be admired, or you can wander along the picturesque harbour.

Apart from the attractive scenery and the varied coastline, the Machars Peninsular offers pretty towns such as Port William, still a working harbour, Monreith, which was the home of writer Gavin Maxwell and offers a delightful, sandy beach and Garlieston, home to the beautiful botanical gardens of Galloway House.

Spend some well-deserved time away with your loved ones at Sunnyside, an ideal base for exploring the delights of the Machars.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00830-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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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!

Please Note: Although this property accepts two well behaved dogs, you are expected to adhere to the pet policy and pets are not permitted on the furniture or beds. Any additional costs for cleaning for not adhering to this may result in charges to you.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas