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Barley Cottage

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Newton Stewart, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "A really cosy cottage, beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean."

    Lovely views from the lounge and balcony over the River Cree. Newton Stewart is a great little town with lots of independent shops and everything you need is within walking distance of the cottage. A great base for exploring the area, especially if you are keen on walking and birdwatching.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Spacious, comfy cottage with fab balcony overlooking River Cree, quiet area, off street parking, easy walk to town."

    Provided everything I could possibly need. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Sherry5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property, clean, comfortable beds, balcony a real bonus."

    Off street parking if preferred and a garage, though we parked on the street as no charge to do so. We were lucky with the weather so had our breakfast on the balcony each morning and sat watching the fly fishermen trying to catch the salmon in the evening. Must say the cormorant was much better at it. Location is good, a short walk to shops and a no charge car park in the town if you prefer to drive. We will definitely be staying there again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Freeview TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car at rear of property, along with available road side parking
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub, 0.4 miles

The property

Settled at the heart of the lively Scottish town of Newton Stewart, lies this quaint, two-bedroom holiday home, Barley Cottage.

Perfect for a family or friends sharing, this charming abode has everything you and your loved ones will need for a relaxing, self-catered getaway.

Inside, be sure to utilise the fully-equipped kitchen, where delicious, home-cooked meals can be rustled up to be enjoyed at the dining table in the well-laid out living/dining room, complete with plush seating, Freeview TV and a warming electric fire.

As the afternoon rolls into the evening, take a glass of your favourite tipple onto the outdoor balcony, a peaceful setting that enjoys excellent views of the tranquil, flowing waters of the River Cree, before you soak in a long, hot bath and eventually retire for a rejuvenating slumber in an inviting double bed.

After you've enjoyed a morning coffee, be sure to explore your local area by stopping for a cold pint at the Cree Inn, or book a table at the No.4 restaurant if the designated chef fancies a break from cooking duties one evening.

During your stay, it would be a waste not to pay a visit to The Museum Newton Stewart, where you can brush up on your local history.

Hop in the car, and stop by the historic landmark of Druchtag Motte on your journey to the fishing village of Port William, where you can enjoy a picnic on the scenic grounds of Maxwell Park before continuing down the coast to the Historic Scotland viewpoint of Barsalloch Fort.

Castle Douglas is further afield, where you can roam the calm, picturesque mansion grounds of Threave Garden.

Bring your nearest and dearest for a memorable stay in Scotland when booking Barley Cottage.

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00197-F

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

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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