Sykes rating 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets Yes Features Off road parking Ground floor accommodation Ground floor bedroom Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Summary Single-storey Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC Kitchen Living/dining room with electric fire Oil central heating Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher TV with FreeSat and DVD, WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off-road parking available Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture One well-behaved dog welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 0.3 miles The property The Paddock is a charming single-storey base, nestled in Kirkcowan, Wigtownshire, offering a home-from-home experience for all. Perfectly-located near the Galloway Forest Park and just moments away from local amenities, The Paddock is a pet-friendly gem that is ideal for couples, friends and families looking to explore the wonders of this region. Upon arrival, step inside and be impressed by the inviting living/dining room with electric fire, where you can catch up on your favourite shows or simply admire the view from the large windows. When the sun is shining, make your way to the enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture; an ideal spot to enjoy a glass of bubbly and savour the fresh Scottish air or make your way to the kitchen for some home-cooking - the perfect way to fuel up for the day ahead. When the day draws to a close, you’ll find two beautifully-appointed bedrooms, a king-size and a twin, ready to welcome you for a peaceful night’s sleep. Freshen up in the bathroom with a long soak or revitalising shower before completing your routine and hunkering down for the night. The area attractions in and around Wigtownshire are endless! Take a stroll into the scenic town of Newton Stewart, where you can discover independent retailers, a local museum, an all-weather bowling green, a golf course and a selection of pubs and restaurants. If you’re looking to explore further afield, why not visit Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town and one of the most beautiful rural towns in Scotland. Here you can peruse a wide range of independent bookstores, enjoy locally produced delicacies from the local food shops, take a guided tour of the town and relax in one of the local pubs or cafes. An outdoor lover’s paradise awaits here, with ample opportunities for bushcraft, sailing, canoeing and fishing. No matter what your preference, you're sure to have an unforgettable stay at The Paddock. EPC Rating: Band C Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-01027-F Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250. View on map About the location KIRKCOWAN Newton Stewart 7 miles; Wigtown 8 miles. Kirkcowan is a rural village in Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway, set in the rolling Galloway countryside at the confluence of two salmon rivers, the Bladnoch and the Tarf. The village is named after a church, or kirk, whose churchyard hosts an interesting collection of headstones dating from the 1700s. In the 1800s, there was a healthy weaving industry here and a water-powered mill to help process the woollen cloth. The village today has a shop, a Post Office, church, children's play area, bowling green, village hall, doctor’s surgery, bicycle hire and the Craighlaw Arms Hotel, a 200-year old coaching inn. The nearby town of Newton Stewart has a sports centre, cinema, museum, library, hospital, supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Popular with walkers and anglers, Kirkcowan is situated on the 25-mile Yellow Cycle Route of the National Cycle Route 7, also making it a good holiday base for cyclists. It is surrounded by a network of quiet lanes, ideal for cycling, and for the more adventurous, it’s just 10 miles from the renowned Seven Stanes mountain biking trails of Galloway Forest Park. The Machars Peninsula has a varied coastline, including coastal grazing marshes and sandy beaches. It incorporates Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, as well as ancient Whithorn and its priory. Here you can discover the story of St Ninian who established Whithorn as his base, when he introduced Christianity to Scotland at the end of the 4th century. Wildlife abounds in the area, with opportunities to spot ospreys, red kites, deer and red squirrels, and you can also enjoy stargazing, as some of the darkest skies in Europe can be seen here. With superb walking, cycling and horse riding opportunities to be found across the peninsula, as well as excellent coarse fishing on the nearby Glendarroch Loch, there is much on offer for the visitor to this distinctive and varied part of the country.