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Greystones Holiday Cottage

Port William, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1001647)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage in the picturesque village of Port William in Dumfries and Galloway."

    Accommodation was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a short stay. Beds were comfortable and the wood burner gave off an incredible amount of heat. The window seat in the bedroom was ideal for looking out over the water watching the world go by. A very good location for exploring this part of the country.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Downside was the bathroom which was at the back of the property with very steep stairs to contend with. The view from the upstairs double bedroom was amazing. However the beach was inaccessible and very stony. Overall enjoyed our stay even with the atrocious weather!

    I'm glad you enjoyed your stay despite being there during Storms Dudley and Eunice! I am always happy to make up the downstairs bedroom with 2 single beds. There is a photo on the website of the steep stairs up to the double bedroom. Directly opposite the property is a low sea wall. 200m approximately along the road to the right is "Second Sands", with parking, picnic tables and access on to a stretch of sandy beach (except at high tide) for people and boats. Thank you again for visiting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suet LinFeb 2022

  • "A super cottage in a great location."

    Perfect base to explore the sea fishing opportunities east and west of THE PORT.The pier itself was so handy for short sessions when the weather permitted.Will provide details of venues at a later date from Stairhaven to Monrieth. A REEL FIND!!

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2022

  • "Perfect in every way!"

    Reviewed by FionaJan 2022

  • "Wow! Just wonderful - so cosy and comfy."

    Loved the fire - just lit it one night, wonderful. Bed was so comfy - bed sheets so soft! Great kitchen - we stayed in and cooked two nights and everything there that we needed. Just loved our stay - we will re-book soon.

    Reviewed by AnnabelleNov 2021

  • "This little cottage was excellent it had everything you could need for a stay ."

    everything was easy to use the woodburner was all set too with a gd supply of logs and kindling as well . lots of games/puzzles/jigsaw and stuff in case you where stuck for something to do . saved the best bit to last the views absolutely outstanding from upstairs and downstairs on a clear day the views of the mull of galloway are beautiful . fantastic stay and if we decided to come to the area would have no hesitation in staying at greystones again .

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "The house is very well equipped with tea towels, kitchen utensils etc."

    ,a clothes line and pegs . The heating, the shower and the cooker were so easy to use. The cottage was lovely and the views and the garden so enjoyable.

    Reviewed by BernadetteSep 2021

  • "A real home from home, views are outstanding."

    .couldent fault the place !

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2021

  • "Greystones is a comfortable and very well-equipped cottage, and the extra touches like local maps and guide books really helped us make the most of the area."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated - a lovely home to relax in.

    Reviewed by ElspethJun 2021

  • "This cottage is a little gem in a lovely village, it is tastefully decorated and we were looking forward to enjoying our stay, however this cott age has not been deep cleaned for covid, thecleaner must clean round things instead of moving them, we found empty lager cans under the sofa and the floors were full of bits, we had to hoover."

    The kitchen and bathroom could also do with a good clean, things were grimy. It may seem we are being petty but with the current situation surely cleanliness is a must, however the lady who owns it was very informative and helpful and may not be aware of the situation if she doesn't visit often.

    Reviewed by GaryMay 2021

  • "Overall, I was very happy - the only slight negative was the cottage was not as clean as it could have been."

    Microwave required cleaning internally before use & a couple of other areas in the kitchen & bathroom also required cleaning before use, which was disappointing. That said, overall very much enjoyed my stay.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2021

  • "Very comfy cottage."

    Views from both inside the cottage and the garden were great.

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2020

  • "My concern is often about parking near the property."

    In this case I needn’t have worried. There was plenty of space. The directions were good and we had no difficulty finding our cottage. The views from the upstairs windows are brilliant. We had a good view of the sunset and, later in the week, of the rough seas. Very impressive! Wigtown is the Scottish book town and we got quite a few bargains. Parking in the town is ample. We had a good holiday.

    Reviewed by BarryAug 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, and the fire was amazing!"

    We had a lovely time there even if we had a bit of a drive to get anywhere. We managed to visit Castle Kennedy, Belfast (to see the Titanic Exhibition), and the Mull of Galloway. There is a fantastic Italian Restaurant in Sorle. Such a surprise.

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Greystones Cottage, the owner was very friendly and informative, the cottage was cosy, and it was the perfect location to relax and unwind and watch the seabirds on the shore and the magnificent sunsets."

    We also had wall to wall sunshine, every single day, which made our holiday complete.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2019

  • "A very peaceful cottage that helped us to unwind as soon as we arrived."

    The markdown in comfort was only because of the sofas in the lounge which we found a little uncomfortable for us personally. The seating in the bedroom was a smashing idea. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "The cottage was on the sea front with fantastic views."

    It was very well equipped and comfortable with a lovely garden. The cottage was ideally located to explore the area of Galloway.. We left feeling relaxed and refreshed.

    Reviewed by AllanAug 2019

  • "The cottage has a lovely open outlook to sea and a lovely upstairs bag window to watch the world to by"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor single, 1 x family room with double and single bed
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV with freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed back garden with lawned area, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, restaurant 0.4 miles, cafe 0.5 miles.

The property

Greystones Holiday Cottage is a beachfront terrace located in the Dumfries and Galloway village of Port William.

This charming accommodation enjoys beautiful views across Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway, the southernmost tip of Scotland.

It is ideal for a small family or couple looking to get away-from-it-all and experience a rejuvenating holiday by the sea.

A cosy sitting room awaits your arrival after a bracing walk along the waterfront.

Kick off your shoes in the porchway and snuggle up on the sofa in front of the charming woodburning stove, which adds character to the room.

If nothing takes your fancy on TV, simply take in the views of the rocky shores directly across the road.

The galley-style kitchen boasts an electric cooker, so you can rustle up one of your home recipes and dine together at the table in the living room.

The ground floor also plays host to a single bedroom, with views out to the rear garden.

And at the top of the staircase is the family bedroom, with exposed beams and opportunity to catch the orange sun setting for another day, so long as the weather will allow.

Port William has a small harbour, where you can enjoy some commercial and recreational fishing.

There is also a general store, Post Office and within three miles is a golf course.There is also a licenced Cafe.

Stroll along the waterfront and stop off for lunch or a glass of wine at the scenic harbourside café.

Further afield, you have Galloway Forest Park offering dramatic scenery, a Red Deer Range as well the Wild Goat Park.

With a beautiful, unspoilt coastline, perfect for walking and cycling as well as birdwatching and an array of other outdoor activities, Greystones Holiday Cottage is the ideal getaway for a seaside break.

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About the location


Wigtown 10 miles; Newton Stewart 17 miles.

Dating from the end of the eighteenth century, the fishing village of Port William sits on the east side of Luce Bay on the Machars peninsula in the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland. There is much history in the area from early Christian sites through to more recent smuggling activities. The picturesque harbour that dates from the 18th century offers sea angling and is ideal for sailors too. There is a statue of a bronze otter erected in memory of Gavin Maxwell, author of ‘Ring of Bright Water’. His family home, Monreith House, is nearby and Maxwell used to exercise his otter on the beach below the house. Oscar Kokoschka, one of the twentieth century’s best known expressionist painters, spent time here during the Second World War. Today Port William is an attractive fishing village within easy reach of sandy beaches, a 9 hole links course just 2 miles away, walking and cycling in the Galloway hills and the cafés and shops of Wigtown, designated as Scotland’s first Book Town. Carnival Week is traditionally held in the first week in August with a wealth of events and attractions. Nature lovers will be drawn to the many nature reserves in the area as well as the childhood home of Gavin Maxwell at Elrig, just along the coast.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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