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The Pink House

Isle of Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 946045)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage right on the fishing harbour and within a few steps of the beautiful Steam Packet Inn."

    Loved the log burner, and also the back garden overlooking to sea and hills. We did a fantastic walk to Garlieston on the coastal path, and other coastal walks and saw a mountain hare, even saw seals bathing on rocks in the distance too. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2022

  • "Stunning location and a lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by GlenApr 2022

  • "Beautiful, well equipped cottage with lots of thoughtful touches."

    Idyllic setting with stunning views from dawn till dusk front and back. Delightful village with excellent community shop, cafe and pub / inn. We ate well, walked plenty, rested much and will be back!

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Pink House."

    It was a great cottage with stunning views. We had fabulous weather and had lovely meals at the local pub. We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2022

  • "Only thing wrong storage heater not working in main bedroom so no heat in it and ..."

    Only thing wrong storage heater not working in main bedroom so no heat in it and during Feb is a needed was a small heater in single room to use but would mean a lot of moving from room to room

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear the storage heater wasn't working for you stay, and we can confirm that this has now been repaired. If we'd have been informed of the issue, we could've rectified during your stay, however we do thank you again for bringing this to our attention. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyFeb 2022

  • "A perfect property whether for a holiday or to live in permanently."

    It is in a great position on the Isle. The Owner is extremely thoughtful, and there if you need her for anything.

    Reviewed by AnneFeb 2022

  • "Amazing settling."

    View of the sea from both sides of the house. Would sit in the window of the front bedroom with a cup of tea and watch the sunset over the harbour or in the kitchen of an evening and see the moon come up

    Reviewed by SteveJan 2022

  • "I stayed in the Pink House with my two dogs over the New year."

    The holiday itself is an absolute gem - it’s beautiful inside & very cosy. The view from the back garden is unlike anything you could imagine! It was so lovely to get up every morning and stand and look out onto the ocean. The location of the house is also excellent for a base to explore the nearby beaches, forests and villages. The owner’s communication was also excellent & she was very kind to offer help if I needed anything when I told her I’d be staying alone as my friend caught covid before the trip. I’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2021

  • "Excellent will be back."

    So relaxing.

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2021

  • "The cottage was ideal for us ( couple and friend ) and our guide dog puppy The views were stunning and the cottage was comfortable with everything we needed for our stay The log burner was easy using the thoughtfully provided instructions and effective in providing additional warmth as well as creating a lovely atmosphere We enjoyed walks on the Machar beaches and eating out ."

    We will definitely book again

    Reviewed by BrendaNov 2021

  • "All satisfactory Only downbeat was that there was no background heat on our first evening."

    Night store electric heating not activated on the evening prior to our arrival It was cold and not a good start to our holiday Thankfully we were able to resolve this matter for the rest of our stay and to set the controls for heat for any incoming guests such that they would not be disappointed in this respect on there first evening

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "Would have liked a wardrobe other than that spot on and owner a really nice ..."

    Would have liked a wardrobe other than that spot on and owner a really nice person the area fantastic and pub serves excellent food and it's own micro brewery beer wine over priced

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "I loved the Pink House."

    An old cottage with metre thick walls and lots of character in a lovely peaceful village. As such I expect it to show a few signs of ageing in places but it has all we needed with a modern fully equipped kitchen and the rest of the house is as described plus it does now have wifi. The owner who lives nearby was very prompt and helpful over a minor issue about bedding. Excellent food and their own brewed ales at The (dog friendly) Steam Packet a few steps away and the best fish and chips and their own ice cream from the Central Cafe in Whithorn. A good holiday all round.

    Reviewed by DianaSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    Fabulous host, who gave us advice about the area. Excellent kitchen facilities which allowed us to cook for ourselves throughout our stay. We had a very relaxing break and would love to return in future.

    Reviewed by NataliaAug 2021

  • "Second stay in the pink house lovely quiet area."

    House is comfortable gardens enclosed but could do with a tidy .The village has a pub,tearooms and small shop.

    Reviewed by LindsayJul 2021

  • "Just a beautiful cottage in an idyllic location."

    Absolutely loved the peace and tranquility of the cottage and none of us wanted to leave! Thank you!

    Reviewed by JulietteJul 2021

  • "We loved the location and the accommodation."

    The only reason I didn’t give Excellent for facilities is that there is no hanging space for clothes, other than hook on the back of bedroom door. That really isn’t enough.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2021

  • "This was our 2nd stay at the Pink House, we enjoy"

    Reviewed by DuncanMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely setting,only let down by the poor shower and insufficient heating ."

    Reviewed by StellaOct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage overlooking the harbour and a view of the sea at the back of the house."

    So peaceful, a proper get away from it all break. Close to the pub and cafe and a couple of walks from the door. Highly recommended visiting Wigtown, great for book shops. Galloway House and Gardens for a wander, lovely beach that is really quiet.

    Reviewed by AbigailSep 2020

  • "Lovely place with Seaview out back and harbour out front bar 1 minute walk nice ..."

    Lovely place with Seaview out back and harbour out front bar 1 minute walk nice dog walks around lovely bar meals from steam packet loved sitting out front a bar having drink pink house was lovely house to stay in and if carlsberg did back gardens this is definitely one of them managed to fish over back wall when tide was in with little extendable rod caught a few ballan wrasse

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "The Pink House is a lovely cottage."

    The views from the front and back were fantastic. Very spacious. The Steam Packet pub is very welcoming and food is amazing. However cottage does need a few tweaks. Shower needs replacing as the water just trickles out. The settee has seen better days very worn.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you had a good stay but sorry you found issues with the shower and sofa. The shower was checked after your stay by a plumber as it seemed to be working before. They advised that the dial has been turned too far which has shredded the screw to control the temperature so the shower has now been fully replaced. Apologies for the wear and tear on the sofa; this was difficult to replace over lock down but is due to be replaced now before Christmas. We hope you had a lovely time otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2020

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week ."

    Beautiful views at back and front of cottage had a good meal at steam packet would hope to go back again in near future bear the dog loved the enclosed back garden dave Gloria and bear

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Positives:- Great location and sea views."

    Close to pub. Comfy bed. Woodburning stove. Negatives:- Bathroom heater not working. Feeble electric shower. Storage heaters not great (apart from main bedroom) - it was a cold / windy week.

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2020

  • "Lovely week staying in the pink house well comfy and cozy home from home."

    Reviewed by DebiFeb 2020

  • "Really nice cottage with front and back sea veiws."

    Really cosy with the woodburner. Situated in a lovely village in a spectacular part of the world.

    Reviewed by ColinFeb 2020

  • "Another fantastic stay at the Pink House, never fails to satisfy."

    Homely and a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2019

  • "Fabulous location and very comfortable accommodation would recommend"

    Reviewed by KatherineSep 2019

  • "We had a great week staying in the pink house,very comfortable with every thing you need for your stay."

    The patio garden was secure for our dog . Lovely village with fantastic views. the steam packet pub has good food and friendly staff. There's a nice tearoom with a shop that sells gifts and basic food . If your looking for a quiet holiday this is for you, but we also had some lovely days out in the surrounding area you just have to travel.

    Reviewed by LindsayJul 2019

  • "We have never been let down, this location is great ,of course weather made all the difference."

    The cream tea went down very well after our journey. Will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by JanetteJun 2019

  • "It's the second holiday we have enjoyed at The Pink House, and it was just as good this time as last time."

    Wonderful location by the side of the harbour and when the tide is high and the winds blow, as it did on two days, it is great to watch the waves flipping over the garden wall. A lovely place, made even better by the owner who lives close by. She is a great girl! A bonus for us this time was seeing two Eagles not far from the village.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage has glorious views to the front over the harbour and the back garden over the sea. The tide comes right up to the garden wall so very exciting on a windy day. The pub is just a few steps away and serves delicious food. On arrival the owner had left a delicious cream tea which was very welcome after our long journey. The wood burner keeps the sitting room very cosy but it uses a lot of fuel.

    Reviewed by AmandaApr 2019

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable."

    The views are amazing from the front of the cottage and back. The people are really friendly and Lyn had left us a loverly cream tea on arrival. Local pub made us feel very welcome and the little church was very interesting with a lot of interesting history about the Isle of Whithorn. If you go stock up with supplies as nearest supermarket is about 20 miles away! Another downside was we had to come home! If you need to get away book The Pink House.

    Reviewed by DanielMar 2019

  • "Beautiful location, excellent views of harbour from front and Irish Sea lapping the garden wall at the rear, fascinating scenery, good walks and a handy pub, village hall had a cafe, post office and small shop too."

    Reviewed by DuncanMar 2019

  • "We enjoyed the excellent location and the comfort and facilities of The Pink House."

    Also the proximity to the excellent local pub The Steam Packet which was very friendly with excellent food at reasonable prices. The pub is run by Alastair and they have their own brewery and very friendly efficient staff.

    Reviewed by HeatherFeb 2019

  • "Lyn Kultur the owner of pink house is so very helpful and very thoughtful."

    In our arrival there were scones cream and jam set out for us. On the kitchen table, oh and they were gorgeous. A wonderful holiday and we plan on repeating the experience later this year.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2019

  • "Fantastic setting and brilliant views."

    Cosy and warm cottage with all amenities. Lovely welcome with card and fresh cream scones. Quiet in the winter with many local tourist attractions closed but great pub with lovely food and small shop and coffee house within 50 yards. Very relaxing, everyone very friendly.

    Reviewed by ToniJan 2019

  • "Only gripe is that he pop ups that tell you somebody has just booked a holiday are very annoying and get in the way."

    The Pink House was just lovely. We stayed over Christmas week and not only was there a cream tea, but also bottles of wine and small presents. Really lovely quiet area and cosy cottage. Go see the sunset from Monreith beach !

    Reviewed by LesleyDec 2018

  • "Lovely scones, jam & cream waiting for us which was very kind of the owner."

    Lovely position, really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by BeverleyNov 2018

  • "Fantastic property, homely, with amazing views"

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2018

  • "The comfort and cleanliness of the Pink House was exceptional."

    The local facility's were great,The local people where very welcoming And to top it all a wood burning stove on a night.We will be back.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2018

  • "We have had a lovely 5 days in the Isle of Whithorn with pretty perfect weather as well."

    The Pink House is a lovely little cottage right on the quayside overlooking the harbour to the front and along the coast to the rear. Fabulous views. Lyn, the owner, was on hand when we arrived and very friendly and helpful. The scones, cream and jam on arrival were delicious and welcome. The accommodation was very clean and is an ideal base to explore the Whithorn peninsula. My only comment regarding the house is that there is no WiFi. Not a massive problem but slightly inconvenient as there is variable phone coverage in the area. I would definitely recommend a visit to the Pink House and the Isle of Whithorn.

    Reviewed by TimJul 2018

  • "The Pink House is a lovely cottage on the harbour with the sea at the back of the cottage, we enjoyed sitting out in the garden just looking at the view."

    The cottage was spotless when we arrived and a lovely cream tea was a welcome treat. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJun 2018

  • "The cottage was great very homely the village was a dream and we had a fantastic holiday ,the scenery was out of this world."

    Great.And the home made scones and jam and clotted cream that the owner left for us were scrumptious.

    Reviewed by MelvynMay 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Very dog friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2018

  • "This is a lovely comfortable cottage in a great location."

    We had a restful (?) week there which started with cream tea waiting for us in the dining kitchen. The weather was not brilliant, but this is Scotland, so log fires in the evening were a must. Not a hardship though. The views from the cottage itself are almost enough to make you stay indoors all the time, but the walks locally are easy and quite spectacular. The owner is so helpful, it was almost a pleasure to find something wrong, but we didn't find anything wrong. The cottage is well equipped and well situated at the corner of the harbour, making being nosey an easy pasttime. The owner lives locally, and was there if we needed her, which we didn't. Sad to go and leave the place, so much so that our dog sulked on arriving home. Loking forward to our next visit. This is one of those places you wish you had found years ago.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2018

  • "No."

    Reviewed by TonyApr 2018

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at this cottage."

    Upon arrival the cottage was clean and welcoming with the key holder leaving us some home baked scones, jam and cream. The views from the cottage at front and back were fantastic and the local pub was very friendly although due to it being so busy we would recommend you book in at the restaurant. We will be back.

    Reviewed by GordonMar 2018

  • "Great locations, very nice cottage and area was very welcoming Local pub The Steam Pump was excellent"

    Reviewed by ArthurMar 2018

  • "The house is a home from home."

    Situated in a quiet part of Dumfries and Galloway, the house is an ideal place to chill out and relax. The owner made us very welcome and was on hand if required.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2018

  • "Lovely place to go but extremely remote which is why we booked it."

    Some lovely walks good pub and nice food at cafe.

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2018

  • "We loved the pink house!"

    Paradise, even in winter. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by MaryJan 2018

  • "The views from front and back of the cottage were stunning."

    Facilities in the village were first class and the people so nice and friendly. There is a lot to do in the area but if needed just the place to chill.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2017

  • "Had a lovely relaxing stay in the pink house."

    . the only issue we had was the unavailability of the WI-FI. In future it would have been helpful to have a more stable and secure network.

    Reviewed by SaraAug 2017

  • "A lovely place, especially for wildlife lovers."

    Very peaceful

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2017

  • "To be greeted with home baked scones and fresh cream was a lovely touch even a ..."

    To be greeted with home baked scones and fresh cream was a lovely touch even a pint of milk in the fridge a nice way to start your holiday

    Reviewed by GeorgeApr 2017

  • "The Pink House is high on my list of favourite cottages."

    We have stayed at self catering accommodation all over Scotland for many years and this one is most certainly one of the best ever.

    Reviewed by PhyllisMar 2017

  • "Got back on Saturday after an amazing week stay in this beautiful cottage."

    Outstanding views both at the front and rear of the property. It was delightful to sit in bed with a pot of tea, looking out at the beautiful scenery. The cottage has everything you need for a home from home and was spotless! We was welcomed with a delicious cream tea! The wood fire was especially nice to cosy upto in the evening. A short walk, is a quaint pub, friendly staff, fabulous meals and real ale....more of skip and a jump rather than a walk. In the village is a lovely cafe with a shop on site for those essentials and they serve a scottish breakfast. Great for those who like to holiday with their pets and everywhere caters for dogs and children. A delightful walk at the back of the fishing harbour was St Ninians Chapel in the wonderful countryside and by the sea and not far is St Ninians Cave. Lots to do nearby, but a car is essential. Great if you want peace and quiet and leisurely walks. Excellent value for money....have been recommending to everyone I know!!!

    Reviewed by VanessaFeb 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric night storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Note: £10 Fuel and energy usage charge applies when booking - as of 11/04/2022 all new bookings made from this date forward will be required to top up the electric pre-paid metre £60 will be prepaid already for the start of your stay
  • Additional logs available for purchase directly from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking outside property on first come, first served basis
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be limited at this property, the best network to use is Vodafone
  • Note: There is one step up from the sitting room to the kitchen
  • Note: The garden wall has a 3m drop down to the rocky shore, children and pets must be supervised at all times
  • Polite reminder, due to the current energy crisis please think about your energy consumption whilst you're staying at The Pink House

The property

A terraced cottage ideally located in the attractive fishing village of Isle of Whithorn on Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway coast.

Sitting right on the harbour side, this cottage is ideal for a couple or a family looking for a quiet coastal getaway.

The ground floor has a spacious sitting room and a woodburning stove, with an attractive feature wall stripped back to the original stonework.

The kitchen has a dining area and looks out over the rear and to the shore.

There is also an area off the kitchen where bikes can be stored.

The first floor has two bedrooms, a single at the rear overlooking the sea and a double at the front of the cottage overlooking the harbour.

To the back of the property there is a lovely patio garden with furniture, perfect for relaxing whilst listening to the sea.

Stroll around the harbour and have a coffee in the St Ninian’s Tearoom, or a drink or meal at the award-winning, and CAMRA Pub of the Year, Steam Packet Inn at the opposite end of the harbour.

Explore the coast including St Ninian’s Cave, where St Ninian himself is alleged to have landed, before founding the first Christian church in Britain.

Visit Galloway House Gardens which has a beautiful beach or walk or cycle the coastal paths, spending a day at Monreith Beach.

Also visit Whithorn Priory or Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, or just relax and drink in the tranquil atmosphere.

An ideal coastal cottage for a relaxing break in a tranquil location at any time of the year.

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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!

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