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Ramblers' Rest

Minnigaff near Newton Stewart in Wigtownshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1055346)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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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/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • “Great location.”

    Dee and Andy very helpful and knowledgeable about the area would have stayed another week if property had been available. A wee gem at the foot of Galloway Forrest

    Dee and Andy very helpful and knowledgeable about the area would have stayed another week if property had been available. A wee gem at the foot of Galloway Forrest

    - Mr Mcintyre, October 2020

The property

Newton Stewart 0.7 miles.

Sitting in an idyllic countryside setting surrounded by wildlife is this inviting annex, Ramblers’ Rest.

On the fringes of the Galloway Forest Park, you can find a wide variety of stunning walking routes at your doorstep, making it the perfect property for a pair seeking a countryside escape to Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Pull up outside the property and step inside to a wonderful all ground-floor layout, an open-plan living space at your feet providing all the essentials for a self-catered stay.

Kick back on the sofa bed, conveniently doubling up as a bed for a little one if needed, and plan a fun-filled itinerary for your rambling retreat, the TV playing in the background for some light-hearted entertainment, or sit together around the dining table and enjoy a romantic meal for two, the kitchen offering an electric hot plate, combi microwave/ oven and a fridge/ freezer, so you can cook up a tasty treat when you're not exploring the local restaurants.

Moving to the rear of the property you can find the wet room, hosting a walk-in shower, here you can refresh after a day of adventure, before taking the steps down to the double bedroom and catching up on your rest, and all while being surrounded by an elegant interior.

Be sure to spend time soaking up the fresh countryside air within the private, well-kept garden, with a patio, lawn and gravelled area to choose from, it makes a lovely spot to enjoy your breakfast, with all of red squirrels, deer and birds being seen too!

The property is situated within a wonderfully peaceful spot in Minnigaff, with the Newton Stewart golf course resting adjacent, here you can enjoy wondrous views from every one of the eighteen holes, while Newton Stewart itself also boasts stunning scenery with it being situated between the countryside of Machars and the Galloway Forest Park.

Newton Stewart makes the perfect stop for all of your amenities, hosting a rich history which can be discovered in the Whithorn Dig Visitor Centre presenting excavated wonders from over the years, as well as in The Museum, while you will also find a good selection of shops and eateries settled along the scenic waterfront of the River Cree too.

Known as 'the Gateway to the Galloway Hills', you can expect to find plenty of scenic wonder around the town, with mountain biking, hill walking and fishing all being readily available, as well as there being plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife outside of the cottage's back garden and stargazing amidst the park's dark skies too, making it the perfect day trip at any time of the year.

There are also plenty of beaches within easy reach, Mossyard and Dalavan Beach being the closest with its sweeping sandy bay, or venture out to Stranraer, locally known as 'The Toon', here you will find plenty of history awaiting to be discovered, a scenic harbour and even more eateries to choose from.

Ramblers’ Rest is the ultimate choice for your romantic stay in Scotland.


  • All ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric hot plates and combi microwave/ oven, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private lawn, patio and gravelled area with pond and furniture
  • Bike storage with bike washing facilities
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub with outside area within 0.5 miles, takeaways in the area
  • Note: There are steps down into the bedroom, please take care
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden, children and pets to be supervised at all times
  • Note: The sofa bed can be set up for one child under the age of 10 upon request; please bring your own travel cot for a baby
  • Note: Check-out is by 11am, and check-in is from 3pm.

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About the location


Port William 17.2 miles; Kirkcudbright 28 miles; Castle Douglas 30.4 miles;

The market town of Newton Stewart, famous for its salmon and trout fishing, lies in a superb location between the serene rolling countryside of the Machars to the south and the Galloway Forest Park to the north. The area is steeped in history. The first Christian missionary to Scotland landed at The Machars, founding the first church in AD 397 in Whithorn. The Whithorn Dig Visitor Centre lies on the site and displays material dug up over years of excavations. The beautiful coastline is a mixture of sandy beaches and rocky shores teeming with birdlife, whilst inland there is superb walking country to be discovered in the Galloway Hills and Forest Park. Sailing, riding and fishing are all available locally and there are plenty of excellent courses to keep the keen golfer busy.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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