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The Coach House

(Ref. 1054039)

Newton Stewart, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage, great location, loads to see and do in the area."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at the Coach House."

    It is the most relaxing, beautiful place to stay. It’s warm, spotless and has everything you need for a lovely holiday. Plenty of walks on the doorstep as well as all the shops you need for a self catering break. The bed was so comfortable, we slept in late most days & the bathroom is a joy with a huge tub and great walk in shower, my personal favourite spot was the window seat in the bedroom for peaceful reading. Lovely welcome gifts were left including fresh flowers which was a lovely welcoming touch. We are already planning a return visit for next year!

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful house with lovely walks nearby ."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely quiet cottage extremely well furnished with everything required for a perfect stay."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely setting and great for bike rides."

    Very peaceful stay. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Aug 2023

  • "Amazing property to say in, perfectly located to explore Dumfries and Galloway"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Probably one of best cottages we've stayed in, very clean and spacious."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "A super cottage in a lovely quiet spot."

    We had a very comfortable happy time here.

    Reviewed by Alwyn5.0Jul 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."

    The Coach House is very well appointed and we had absolutely no problems. The owners left some goodies in the fridge which was entirely unexpected. We were particularly grateful for the owners allowing us to recharge our hybrid/electric car battery for which we made an additional payment (although we were not asked for one). Loads of local information available. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Jun 2023

  • "I have given full marks in all areas of the Coach House, its situation was perfect, accessible to all destinations we wish to visit, the weather delivered which made it a perfect holiday."

    The reason I have awarded Sykes Cottages a lower mark was I had an email from them that they were REDUCING the Coach House prices, that has left me to conclude, were the owners aware of this, secondly did I originally pay a higher price ? and finally will I make any further bookings with Sykes !!!!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful, clean and very well equipped property, friendly and welcoming hosts."

    Excellent centre for exploring Galloway. Very steep stairs with handrail on left side going up only. We suspect many guests may not be in the first flush of youth, so a handrail on the opposite side would be a boon and could prevent a fall.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "A cosy, comfortable, clean, well appointed cottage with some nice extra features e."

    G. ambient lighting in bedroom and bathroom, log burner, country views and a pretty garden with lots of bird life. Spacious accommodation for two. Good location on edge of town and for walks from the door. Within easy driving distance for visits to the beautiful coast, Galloway Forest Park and interesting towns and villages. Friendly owners and a tasty welcome pack provided. Altogether a very enjoyable, relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Feb 2023

  • "Perfect cottage in every way Had everything you could think of and ..."

    Perfect cottage in every way Had everything you could think of and need Lovely location So peaceful and an abundance of wildlife Great walks without needing to use the car Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Jan 2023

  • "Blown away by how quaint this cottage was on the outside and in."

    Fresh roses, chocs, cheese and crackers, with beer and bubbles upon arrival- what a lovely gesture, thank you! The birdies were a pleasant time stealer while having breakfast. Log fire and unlimited logs with kindle was wonderful and so well organised - again thank you. The cottage was so warm. Books, games and literature was beneficial and the TV was brilliant. The deep bath and mood lighting was very romantic and great for sole relaxation with the beautiful views of the the trees through the windows. The huge bed was amazing and so comfortable. We have slept really well. The stairs are grand and manageable. Down stairs toilet was very handy. Kitchen was well equipped - better than our own. This cottage was clean, modern, comfortable, spectacular and very private. Landlords at the end of the phone should one need assistance - thanks. Local walks are a must- the views are spectacularly picturesque, that will remain in our heart and minds forever. Can't wait to revisit. Thanks Kerry and Ben Date of experience: 29 December 2022 -5th January 2023.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Dec 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Coach House."

    The property was immaculate and so comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the wood burning stove, roll top bath with magical lights, relaxing on the sofa watching Netflix. Great location, so much to do in the area. A walkers delight. We also liked that you could easily walk into town.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2022

  • "Loved the cottage, absolutely perfect."

    Very clean, homely, lots of little touches that made it really nice. Very nice to have a few treats in the fridge on arrival and lovely to have the wood burner complete with the fire set on arrival and the logs provided. Comfortable, , warm , cosy, spot on! thanks a lot. i have already recommended it to other people.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic property, immaculately clean, and everything you need."

    A real home from home, and helped make a really great holiday. Would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage at the edge of Newton Stewart."

    Comfortable and clean with friendly owners close at hand. Well equipped with extras such as large screen TV and spacious shower. Within reach of many local attractions and a good base for exploring the Galloway and Dumfries area.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were delighted with the property and can honestly say that it is one of the best ones we have stayed in."

    Central location to everywhere we wanted to revisit, and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We will book again the next time we visit the area.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really appreciated the generous welcome treats."

    Well equipped, very comfortable cottage. Lovely private garden. We enjoyed being able to cycle from the door, across the footbridge, on four lovely cycle rides (each approximately 20 miles long). Very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation in a beautiful area for exploring."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything we needed for a restful, peaceful holiday!"

    ! Lovely welcome pack for us arriving too!! Bed was extremely comfortable, would have quite happily stayed another week

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property has been done to a high standard & has everything you need."

    The owners are lovely & friendly & we even met their family which were lovely too! You can ask them for advice on walks etc. and they are happy to help you. It is very peaceful & quiet, like being in the countryside. The welcome pack was well received & a lovely touch. There are some lovely walks to do right from the front door and then chill out in the garden once you get back. Would defo recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming."

    Well appointed cottage with everything you might need. Lovely peaceful setting and perfect location for exploring the whole of the region.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very well equipped."

    An excellent woodland garden. Will go again, despite the settee being just a little uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Feb 2022

  • "Great accommodation for a couple, which is of a high standard with lots of lovely extras and a fabulous thoughtful welcome pack!"


    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jan 2022

  • "We were made very welcome."

    Lots of logs were super. Thanks. The cars containers vans etc out the front could be off putting for some. A great romantic hideaway with some great walking/country on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Tim4.4Dec 2021

  • "Top quality cottage with everything you could want."

    Lovely peaceful location. Would be even better in warmer weather when the outside space can be utilised. It’s situated in a great position, close to some beautiful coastal and forest walks. The owners were great, left some lovely welcome gifts and were unobtrusive but available if necessary. I’d highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable and well equipped house for two in a beautiful setting."

    Very friendly and helpful owners on site.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Situated within easy reach of the Galloway Forest Park where you can walk or cycle around the trails and the Lochs."

    The Coach House is in its own grounds attached to the owners property and is lovely, cosy and warm containing everything you need. It is 40 minutes by car to Cairnryan Port where you can go to Belfast for the day. The Titanic Museum is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2021

  • "Not suitable for older people because the stairs are very steep; easy to bang ..."

    Not suitable for older people because the stairs are very steep; easy to bang your head in the bedroom and bathroom because of the sloping ceilings and the sofa and chair in the living area looks good but too low to be comfortable also the bar stools not comfortable,

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.8Sep 2021

  • "A superb cottage for two----excellent location right on the edge of the ..."

    A superb cottage for two----excellent location right on the edge of the town--lovely owners---this was a home from home and truly a cottage amongst cottages--thank you so much for letting us enjoy it

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Generous welcome pack from the friendly owners."

    Cottage designed and finished to very high standard with nice design features. Substantial external area with choice of seating areas. Steep stairs to bedroom mean cottage suitable only for fully able bodied. Really enjoyed our stay in this interesting and beautiful part of Scotland and would like to return to cottage and area.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Aug 2021

  • "Really good cottage, the conversion has been done to a high standard and the garden with the woodland surrounding was a great bonus."

    So often small cottages designed for 2 x people are rather minimal but not this one. Especially the wonderful ‘grown-up’ sofa unlike the normal stingy two seater! Bathroom was super with a large walk-in shower for hubby and a huge roll top bath for me. (Plenty of hot water too) The hosts were a perfect mix of friendly, helpful but not intrusive Nice area to explore and would recommend Logan Botanical garden, Castle Kennedy gardens and Kirkcudbright for art lovers

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2021

  • "Owners friendly, property delightful and quiet without being isolated."

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2021

  • "Beautifully decorated."

    Glorious views of the garden and Galloway Hills. The Coach House is a great centre for attractions in the area, including Crafty Gin Distillery with tours and tasting. Lovely gardens, beaches,forests, historic buildings to visit.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely coach house in a quiet location."

    It is well equipped and comfortable. The owners are next door to assist if required. The settee is very low down, which may be a problem for some. The WiFi is a bit unreliable. The bedroom has a small window behind the headboard which does not have a curtain so let's in light as soon as daylight breaks. There is no washing machine. There are a couple of supermarkets a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2020

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  • One king-size bedroom with en -suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, twin-bowl basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining and seating area
  • Gas central heating with wood-burning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV with DVD Player, WiFi and selection of books
  • Pull up socket with USB charger
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, logs (free of charge) upon request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Gravelled front garden with picnic bench and ping pong table for still days
  • Rear lawn with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Property only suitable for babies under 1 year old; travel cot not provided, please bring your own
  • A 7kw type 2 EV charging point with an 8 meter cable is available with prior agreement with the owners, and payment for this will be expected on check out

The property

This charming bolthole, surrounded by woodland on the outskirts of the market town of Newton Stewart, offers idyllic accommodation for a couple wanting to enjoy a tranquil, rural Scottish retreat.

The Coach House is a contemporary, stylish converted property offering open-plan living and surrounded by ample gardens and enchanting forest.

Head into the property and leave your boots and coats in the porch, where a heated rail for jackets has been thoughtfully provided.

Discover the open-plan living room, wonderfully refurbished with a bright and airy feel, a well-equipped kitchen complete with wooden units and heated ceramic flooring, as well as an island where you can prepare meals, which also acts as a breakfast bar, where you can sit together to enjoy home-cooked meals.

After dinner, move into the sitting room to relax on the Italian leather sofas and enjoy a movie night on the Smart TV with DVD Player and to make the room feel even cosier, fire up the wood-burning stove with logs thoughtfully provided free of charge.

There is a handy cloakroom downstairs, while upstairs, you will discover the spacious king-size bedroom with dual aspect windows and charming shutters, plus a window seat where you can enjoy looking out onto the garden, while the immaculate en-suite bathroom boasts heated ceramic flooring and offers twin basins, a roll-top bath and a very roomy walk-in shower, so you can decide how to prepare for each day.

Outside you will discover a pretty garden, comprising a front gravelled area with a picnic bench, ideal for alfresco lunches, plus a lawned orchard with seating, where you are welcome to wander and can enjoy a glass of wine and admire your enchanting woodland surroundings.

The centre of Newtown Stewart is half a mile away, along with a selection of shops and pubs, a museum, leisure centre and park, while the river Cree runs through the centre, offering pretty riverside walks, and across the other side of the water is a fantastic golf club.

Explore the parkland and woodland of the Galloway Forest Park, where you can enjoy scenic hiking and cycling trails, fishing and you may even see deer roaming, while the rolling countryside of the Machars also offers wonderful and scenic walking opportunities.

Head to the former royal burgh of Wigtown, Scotland's national book town, home to an annual book festival, as well as a golf club, castle and Wigtown Bird Hide nature reserve, while the coast at Castle Douglas and the sandy beach of Dalavan are closest to the cottage, around a 15-mile drive away.

The Coach House is an idyllic base for a couple's retreat to this picturesque part of Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Please note, there is an external socket at the property. If you wish to charge an electric vehicle, you must gain prior consent from the owner and reimburse the cost.