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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is beautiful!"

    Renovated to a high standard and beautifully decorated and appointed. We loved the upstairs/downstairs arrangement, with great views from the living area on the top floor. It also meant the bedrooms were cooler which is the way I like it. The beds were soooo comfortable too. It was a little cosy for 6 adults and a baby. It would be plenty big enough for a family with children. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2024

  • "We have just returned from a great holiday Cottage was wonderful Great base ..."

    We have just returned from a great holiday Cottage was wonderful Great base for walks, cycling , open water swimming and chilling out Highly recommended Many thanks Grant

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Apr 2024

  • "Well all I can say beautiful beautiful the photos don't do this little cottage just can't wait to come and stay again xx"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is wonderful, bedrooms are spacious and soooo comfortable."

    Every need catered for with real thought into what you would need to feel at home. Decor is fabulous too. The views from the living area are fantastic, you could lose hours watching the waves.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    It is the best equipped holiday let we have stayed in and the owners have gone to great lengths to make sure every small detail is perfect. They are also just a text away and extremely helpful if you have queries of any sort. The house is just across the road from the shore so if you love the sea in all its moods it is definitely the place for you. Amazing rainbows and glorious sunsets. Lots to do in the surrounding area whether you are very active or just needing a relaxing place to be.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Westview."

    What a stunning cottage! So beautifully interior designed and so well equipped. My girls especially loved playing all the board games. Very peaceful location and lovely sea views. I would definitely recommend a stay at Westview for a relaxing luxury retreat

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "This cottage is stunning."

    A beautiful recent refurb is tasteful and the owners have thought of everything. Very comfortable. Eating breakfast overlooking the shore and the Rhins of Galloway is fantastic. Lovely welcome pack too, as well as a few treats there are various walks and ideas of things to do. Brilliant - saved us lots of effort! This really is a superb base when exploring this part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, so much thought has gone into the cottage, everything from the well stocked kitchen to the drinks station downstairs, the tasteful decor, festoon lights in the garden, the views from the upstairs living room and kitchen, the list goes on."


    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2023

  • "All good quality furnishings everything that we required for a relaxing holiday, views fantastic couple beautiful sunsets, plenty of places to visit, nice apple crumble from apple tree, only downside kept forgetting about sloping ceilings and banging our heads."

    Thank you thoroughly enjoyed our stay also thank for goody pack, Ian and Gloria

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on the cottage and your stay. You made apple crumble from the apple tree - that is wonderful! So sorry about the head bumps - we stripped back the upstairs ceiling as much as possible . However, in places it is low. I will add this info to the listing to ensure future guests are aware. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property was absolutely fantastic, very new and very clean and is a credit to the owners."

    we needed for nothing.

    Thank you so much for taking time to share your feedback, we are so happy you had a fabulous stay. You are welcome back any time - Annabelle Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "What an amazing place."

    The property really is 5* worthy - everything you need for a home away from home. Comfy beds, high quality furnishings. I could literally have spent every day gazing out of the window listening to the sea and watching the glorious sunsets. So much to do in the area. Owners are incredibly knowledgeable and great communication. Cannot wait to go back!

    Cant thank you enough for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are so happy you all had a great time. We miss that view & calm too! You are welcome back any time, wishing you all well. Annabelle & Dean Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenna5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect in every way."

    This is a beautiful and practical reworking of a seafront cottage with extraordinary views. Everything provided. We have had cottages with not even a salt pot but this one even had dried oregano.

    Thank you so much, we are really happy you had a great time. Perfect guests. Welcome back any-time! We have actioned the suggestions you made! All the best, Annabelle & Dean Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2023

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  • Reverse-level
  • Sea front position
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king with Smart TV & DVD (Streaming only) and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove (sloping ceiling in places)
  • Ground-floor micro drinks station
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster, kettle
  • 2 x Smart TVs with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of DVDs and books
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and two stair-gates available for the top and bottom of the stairs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 8.2 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Please note the bathrooms do not have shaver sockets

The property

Whithorn 8.3 miles.

Resting in the charming seafront village of Port William, Dumfries and Galloway is Westview, a delightful, beachfront terraced cottage, ideal for families and holidaymakers, looking to explore this idyllic area.

Enjoying stunning sea views and a tranquil position, Westview offers six guests a haven for relaxation, whilst complete with a reverse-level layout to take advantage of the coastal position.

Upon entering the cottage, a welcoming hallway greets you, where you can sit on a bench, kick off your shoes, and hang your coats.

Be welcomed by three ground-floor bedrooms, including a king-size with a Simba mattress, a Smart TV & DVD (streaming only), and en-suite with walk-in shower, a double bedroom with rear views, and a twin (zip/link), overlooking the private garden.

The bathroom also rests on the ground floor, followed by a convenient “micro” drinks station for making tea, coffee, or grabbing a cold drink from the fridge; the washing machine and tumble dryer is also housed here.

Travel up the staircase to reach the open-plan living space, which features a sleek kitchen, a plush triple sofa and a two seater love seat, a woodburning stove, and dining space for six; enjoy mesmerising views across the bay while delving into a good book, before gathering together for a dinner party.

Sit at the breakfast bar and enjoy the double window view of the bay, we have also provided binoculars so you can view the sea life from the window seat in the lounge.

If you'd prefer an alfresco affair, outside, an Indian sandstone paved patio area with wooden tables and chairs as well as low seating and a table to catch the afternoon sun leads to a raised grassed area with an apple tree, making it a delightful space to unwind.

For some inspiration whilst visiting, a detailed information book awaits you with suggested day trip itineraries, along with details of all local restaurants, cafés, and pubs.

We will also send you a link to a digital guide where you can view all the information on the go and prior to your arrival.

Port William itself offers a small harbour, a general store with a Post Office, and a licensed café serving food and drinks, where you can enjoy a take-away breakfast or sandwiches.

On your travels, discover the stunning Galloway Forest Park, Mull of Galloway with the lighthouse and café, Botanical gardens, or simply relax and take in the breath-taking coastal views at Westview, your ideal seaside getaway.

"The View" is a cafe/bar located at the village port that serves food and has a bar open till late on Fridays and Saturdays (check times as vary)

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00576-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Castlewigg 2 miles; Wigtown 10.5 miles; Newton Stewart 17 miles.

The former Royal Burgh of Whithorn on the Machars Peninsula in Dumfries and Galloway is renowned for having the first recorded Christian church is Scotland. Built by St Ninian around 397, the site of the Candida Casa, or White/Shining House, is now home to the parish church. The area of Whithorn is rich in history and is also home to a medieval priory and an archaeological site. The distinctive shape of Whithorn, with its spacious central area and narrow entrance-ways of elegant Georgian houses, displays its medieval heritage. The Machars and Rhins of Galloway are also home to spectacular gardens, a result of the Gulf Stream and mild climate. Logan Botanic Gardens, the Aldouran Wetland and the spectacular gardens of Castle Kennedy are all a must see. To the north of the Machars are the Galloway Hills, offering walking to all levels as well as world class mountain biking. Golf, fishing and wildlife spotting are well catered for and the sandy beaches of Monrieth, Garlieston, and along the whole of Luce Bay will delight any visitor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season