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Port William, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1072363)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Whinock."

    The bedrroom could do with some shelves for storage and a full length mirror would be very useful. We really enjoyed talking to some of the other residents in the shared garden.

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2022

  • "I have just spent a week in Whinock, the apartment has beautiful high ceilings and original features."

    The Village itself has a local Spar but it's quite expensive so if you need more than a couple of items you are better off traveling to Newton Stewart where there is a Sainsbury's and Aldi, further afield there are lots of shops in Stranraer. The gentleman who lives in the flat up the metal stairs Tom and his lovely little dog Poppy were very friendly and he even offered to fetch me fish and chips from the chippy van that sets up in the square every Thursday tea time 4.30 -6.30. I had quite bad weather the majority of the time, but that suited me very well, I loved the rough sea and made it more special to come back and light the stove and cosy up in the evening, all in all I've had a very nice peaceful week, just what I needed, thankyou Anthony and Moira

    Reviewed by JillJan 2022

  • "Excellent, well equipped house."

    Would recommend and be very happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay here!"

    Everything was perfect and caretaker/owners went above and beyond to help us out! Would love to come back and stay here again!

    Reviewed by LinziOct 2021

  • "Lack of drawer space."

    Not a single drawer for undies, shirts etc. Poor attention to detail. E.g. light switch in double bedroom unreachable. Twin bedroom carpet badly marked and no attempt made to clean if. Induction hob instructions indecipherable. Good quality facilities generally.

    Thank you for your feedback. We do not run a portfolio of holiday letting properties- we have only the one and it truly is a place in which we relax, love life and wind down. It is our second home and where we hope to retire. We haven't owned it long and undertook an extensive renovation May/June 2021. There are indeed no draws, however, there are baskets for clothes and hanging rails with hangers for everything else. I am not sure what the bedroom light issue was- it is normal height and in all the pictures. There are also bed side lamps on both sides of the bed in the main bedroom. Both bedroom carpets were steam cleaned in June and the property management team do a thorough 'COVID' clean on each changeover but I will raise with them your feedback on the marks in the second bedroom. I thought the induction hob instructions had been resolved when the property manager attended Whinock on your first days stay (after your call) and showed you how to unlock the hob? Finally- thank you for noting that Whinock has "Good quality facilities generally" which is more in line with other published feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Pictures did not do the cottage justice."

    Way nicer.

    Reviewed by RaiferdAug 2021

  • "Very nice place, as described."

    Beautiful high ceilings and lots of space. Very well equipped kitchen and place. Very nice welcome with biscuits and wine, thank you. Some things that would be useful: - toilet brushes - cereal bowls - maybe new double mattress for next season. - kids said the singles weren't too comfortable. Shame most of the ground floor windows can't be opened, especially in the bedrooms but minor detail, no big deal. Thanks

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2021

  • "Very spacious, very clean, friendly neighbours."

    Reviewed by MatthijsJul 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two Bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Sun room with dining and seating area
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric cooker and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Shared, enclosed back garden with lawn, patio and outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Minimum age for children suggested is three years old, the granite steps at the front of the property may not be suitable for young children.

The property

Whinock is a fabulous two-bedroom, ground-floor flat settled in the fishing village of Port William, Dumfries and Galloway.

Sleeping up to four people, this is the perfect stay for those looking for a tranquil break in Scotland.

Upon arrival you will notice in-demand off-road parking for two cars; head up the steps into your own hallway entrance and unload your belongings after a day of exploring the local landmarks.

To the left is the twin room, which has been tastefully decorated with vibrant colours and brightened further by a large sash window; across the way you will find the spacious master bedroom which has been furnished with luxury in mind.

The master bedroom has a roomy en-suite with a frosted glass bay window, making the room feel light and airy - perfect for getting ready in the morning.

Down the corridor from the twin room you will find the double bathroom, which has been recently renovated, featuring a walk-in shower and a heated towel rail.

The kitchen contains all your necessities, including a washing machine and dishwasher, to help you feel at home; not only does it have everything you need, it has been redecorated with gorgeous grey paneling and marble counter tops.

Next to the kitchen is a charming sitting room with an open fire and TV, perfect to cosy up to with the family after a day at the bay.

Pass through the sitting room and you will discover a lovely and welcoming sun room, featuring a living and dining area - great for having guests over to play with the board games provided, or to have an evening meal at the table that seats up to six.

Head out into the shared garden, where you can sit amongst the flower beds on the patio and enjoy an alfresco coffee or lunch on a sunny afternoon.

Port William is the perfect place to see local historic sites; an approximate five-minute drive can take you to the Barsalloch Fort, the Drumtroddan Standing Stones and the Druchtag Mote.

For a fun day out with the kids, check out Monreith Animal Park and the Whithorn Cradle of Christianity, then head back to Port William and grab a bite to eat at The View.

If you're looking for a day of excursion, go for a walk via the Garnets Walk trail and admire the pleasant views along the coast and the neighbouring farmland.

After a day at the beach?

You can drive a mere three minutes to Monreith Bay and enjoy a fun-filled day of sun and sand.

A sixteen-minute drive away is the town of Wigtown, where you can walk around and browse the charming antiques and bookshops and stop for a bite to eat at Beltie Books & Cafe.

If you're looking for an enjoyable trip to Scotland with a relaxing place to stay, book Whinock today.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Wigtown 10 miles; Newton Stewart 17 miles.

Dating from the end of the eighteenth century, the fishing village of Port William sits on the east side of Luce Bay on the Machars peninsula in the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland. There is much history in the area from early Christian sites through to more recent smuggling activities. The picturesque harbour that dates from the 18th century offers sea angling and is ideal for sailors too. There is a statue of a bronze otter erected in memory of Gavin Maxwell, author of ‘Ring of Bright Water’. His family home, Monreith House, is nearby and Maxwell used to exercise his otter on the beach below the house. Oscar Kokoschka, one of the twentieth century’s best known expressionist painters, spent time here during the Second World War. Today Port William is an attractive fishing village within easy reach of sandy beaches, a 9 hole links course just 2 miles away, walking and cycling in the Galloway hills and the cafés and shops of Wigtown, designated as Scotland’s first Book Town. Carnival Week is traditionally held in the first week in August with a wealth of events and attractions. Nature lovers will be drawn to the many nature reserves in the area as well as the childhood home of Gavin Maxwell at Elrig, just along the coast.