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Smithy Cottage

Malzie Smithy near Wigtown, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 999102)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Gray

    “The property listing needs attention.”

    There is a washing machine which is a bonus . There is a fridge, no freezer. There is only one sofa in the living room. I'm not sure what is meant by a double shower but the shower is a rather underpowered electric one. As there is no WiFi (expected) I think that it should be made clear that there is also no mobile phone signal.

    There is a washing machine which is a bonus . There is a fridge, no freezer. There is only one sofa in the living room. I'm not sure what is meant by a double shower but the shower is a rather underpowered electric one. As there is no WiFi (expected) I think that it should be made clear that there is also no mobile phone signal.

    - Ms Gray, April 2021

    Many thanks for your comments and we're pleased the washing machine was a success. The fridge in the kitchen has an icebox, but there is also a tabletop size freezer in the utility area. We give our contact numbers out pre arrival and are always happy to answer any questions during guest stays as are Sykes with a dedicated phone line and out of hours service-we would certainly have let you know where it was if we'd known you hadn't spotted it and we're so sorry you didn't get the use of it at the time. Thank you for letting us know and we will add the locations of them into the advert to help future guests.The shower is the well known Mira brand, it has been checked and fully functional - it is larger than a single, but we will change the advert wording from 'double' to 'large'. We have been as transparent as possible with the advert pictures which show a sitting room and a conservatory, both have a sofa and two armchairs each. We do appreciate that with a stone property a mobile signal in a rural location can be intermittent and area specific, plus it also depends on the mobile network itself so unfortunately there can be times when a signal is weaker than we would like but regrettably outside our control. We generally don't have guests raising it as an issue and we do hope that the tranquility and peaceful area makes up for this - we're glad that you had a signal to be able to phone us on arriving at the property so we could get you in and welcomed and thank you for your understanding regarding that. We don't advertise the property as having wifi, although this is something we will be considering moving forwards for guest convenience and thank you very much for the suggestion. Thank you also for the 4/4 cleanliness score you gave us as we pride ourselves on having a spotless property and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. - Sykes owner relations

The property

Wigtown 4.7 miles.

This charming detached cottage is accessed up a private driveway in a quiet, tranquil setting.

Smithy Cottage is surrounded by countryside and woodland walking trails on the Machars Peninsula, close to Scotland's book town, Wigtown, and offers fantastic accommodation for a small family or group wanting to explore both the coast and countryside of this region of Scotland.

Enter the property to find a cosy sitting room with a choice of two sofas to relax onto in front of the woodburning stove while enjoying watching the Freesat TV or a favourite film on the Blu-ray player.

The kitchen/diner is decorated in neutral hues, offering plenty of space to prepare meals and is equipped with all the appliances you need to create lovely home-cooked meals that can be enjoyed together at the dining table.

The conservatory offers and additional seating area, where you can curl up with a good book or just enjoy your tranquil setting.

There is a ground-floor king-size bedroom overlooking the front of the property, along with a shower room with walk-in large shower.

Head upstairs to find a further two bedrooms, both under the eaves, so with restricted head height in places and both with single beds, one of which has an additional pull out bed if required.

Outside there is ample off-road parking available, plus an enclosed lawn to the rear with a gate that leads onto an acre of land, offering lovely countryside and woodland walks.

The former Royal Burgh of Wigtown is a couple of miles away, best known for its annual book festival, where you will find a selection of shops, bookshops and eateries, as well as a golf club and a nature reserve.

Explore the Machars Peninsula, which offers a coastline of 40 miles, ranging from mud flats to beaches and cliffs, while the town of Newton Stewart, better known as the gateway to the Galloway Hills due to its position on the fringes of the Galloway Forest Park, offers a museum, riverside walks along the Cree, a golf course and scenic woodland and nature reserves to explore.

Smithy Cottage is a lovely property to base your next Scottish escape.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size double, 1 x single with pullout bed, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher,fridge with ice box in kitchen area and table top freezer in utility area.TV with Freesat and Blu-ray player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front and rear garden with lawn
  • Access to surrounding acre of land
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.7 miles, pub 3.7 miles
  • Note: Sloping ceilings upstairs and reduced head height in certain areas of the property

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About the location


Newton Stewart 7 miles.

Wigtown is located at the head of the Machars Peninsula in Dumfries and Galloway. Best known as being Scotland’s National Book Town, Wigtown also has a range of cafés, pubs and restaurants. There are now more than 20 book related businesses in Wigtown where you can happily spend your days wandering from shop to shop in search of a bargain. The Machars Peninsula has a coastline of 40 miles which ranges from mud flats to beaches and cliffs. From Wigtown you can easily discover the town of Newton Stewart which is known as the "Gateway to the Galloway Hills", the Isle of Whithorn with its fishing harbour and Bladnoch Distillery which is Scotland’s most southerly whisky distillery. A wonderful location for a relaxing holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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