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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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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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/By the sea Seaside

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43 Customer Review(s)

  • “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.

    - Mrs Emery, July 2021

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.


  • 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, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Note: £10 Fuel and energy usage charge applies when booking
  • 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.

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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.