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Isle Of Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1067618)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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.


  • 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
  • Three 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

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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!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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