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The Clamshell

Isle of Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 930074)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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    Off road parking
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    Pub/shop < 1 mile
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    Washing machine
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    Games Room
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21 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Langworth

    “We were pleasantly surprised by the accommodation and thought the photos did not do it full justice.”

    Lovely location and given brighter weather would have stayed our extra day. Happy to recommend

    Lovely location and given brighter weather would have stayed our extra day. Happy to recommend

    - Mr Langworth, October 2020

The property

This delightfully-presented, first floor apartment is set in a charming fishermen’s warehouse conversion, right on the harbour’s edge in the working fishing village of Isle of Whithorn.

All first floor, this coastal cottage apartment gives a modern flavour to a traditional setting.

Ideal for a couple looking for a relaxing break, this self-catering apartment has a double bedroom, bathroom and a spacious open plan living space with a dining area, sitting area and a well-equipped, fitted kitchen.

Stunning views across the harbour greet you as you relax over breakfast and plan your day.

Stroll round the harbour and take in the visitor centre, or have a meal in the Steam Packet Inn just yards from your front door.

Explore the coast by land and sea with a sea-angling boat trip or a coastal walk or cycle ride.

A lovely coastal apartment offering a relaxing break at any time of the year.

Note: This property will be pet free from 28th July 2018


  • All first floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking space for 1 car, plus additional parking available nearby.
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub next door
  • Note: This property will be pet free from 28th July 2018

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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