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The Old Bakery

(Ref. 980548)

Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Some items not clean, predominantly in kitchen."

    Hot tub disappointing, we spent two hours trying to keep kindle alight but there was insufficient kindle so we were unsuccessful in trying the hot tub experience. We were given to understand in your advertising that there was a pub within 1-2 minute walk but couldn't locate it. Locals told us there was no working pub. It transpires there's a desolate and unkempt building within a 2 minute walk. No beer, no wine, no food, nobody! The people and nearby harbours were so nice and welcoming, it was just so unfortunate that I couldn't relax and enjoy a couple of drinks because of the need to drive there. I gave feedback to Chloe before we left and she said she would address the issues. Chloe did say she would give me a taxi telephone number but taxis costs are not within our budget especially as we had already paid £640 for the week's rental which I feel was excessively overpriced. As my friend pushed the key through the letterbox on our departure I realised my mobile phone was charging in the house! I contacted Chloe and she very kindly contacted her husband who came to my rescue and let me in to retrieve the phone and charger. What a gentleman.

    Reviewed by Myra2.5Sep 2021

  • "The Old Bakery is compact and uses space cleverly."

    It provides a basic level of comfort and convenience. Whithorn is charming and quirky, an excellent base for exploring the Machar Peninsula. More crocks, cutlery and glassware please. The Sykes booking option of a range of dates made search for property so much easier, great feature.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Jul 2021

  • "Very cosy cottage in peaceful location ideal for exploring area."

    Great coastal roads and superb golf courses within easy reach. Chloe was easy to communicate with and very helpful. Excellent hot tub!

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Jun 2021

  • "The host is exceptional, we felt able to contact with any query and received friendly, timely replies each time."

    The hot tub is wonderful, if you aren’t an experienced fire-lighter read the comments book for top tips. We got it going no problem and the chap who supplies the wood was a star delivering additional bags to the free wood supplied. The flat is cosy and well equipped. Heating does a cracking job when needed. The bedroom is a tad awkward as there is limited space down one side only. We really appreciated the host’s attention to detail in creating a comfortable space overall. Milk in the fridge, a bottle of wine and muffins when we arrived were a lovely touch. The location for exploring this beautiful peninsula is spot on. Short journeys to all sorts of interesting and lovely places.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7May 2021

  • "The old bakery was just a pleasure."

    We had a wonderful time. Hot tub was fantastic. Would highly recommend for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage needs some work doing, eg."

    Glazing units need replaced, areas of floor need looked at. The description of the fridge freezer is wrong its a fridge with a small freezer compartment. The hot tub needs a proper cover. Apart from these niggles everything else was fine, We would recommend the Steam packet in the Isle of whithorn and the harbour Inn at garlieston for eating out whenever restrictions are lifted We booked this cottage for peace and quiet and thats what we got

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Oct 2020

  • "Wonderfull place to stay."

    Nothing was to much trouble for the hosts.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a great stay, and Chloe is a wonderful Host."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2020

  • "The host was available and helpful."

    The cottage is lovely, it has everything one could wish for (facilities, internet, TV, DVDs, book, lovely shower, wood fire hot tub outside, kitchen has everything; especially ideal for a couple :) Quiet area, plenty of parking outside. I loved it!

    Reviewed by Francesca4.7Aug 2020

  • "We were using Whithorn as a base to view a property - and the central location was excellent."

    The owner Chloe was extremely helpful and the Old Bakery had everything you needed - home from home. First class.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Old Bakery is a beautiful flat in lovely quiet Whithorn and is an ideal base for exploring the Local area Including the Isle of Whithorn, the surrounding villages and further West to the Mull of Galloway and Portpatrick."

    We will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2020

  • "The old bakery is a fantastic little cottage, it has everything you need for your holiday, and more."

    Every request I made or any advise I sought was always answered quickly and thoroughly. There is no shortage of walks and cycle routes and lots of opportunities for photography in the immediate and surrounding area. I would certainly recommend the old bakery for your getaway in the Dumfries and Galloway area.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2020

  • "Nice cottage, very cosy and clean."

    The only thing lacking was there were no loo rolls or dishcloths etc

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Sep 2019

  • "Chloe Vance was excellent really helpful and supportive - she responded quickly to any queries and went out of her way to help us on our leaving day when we had locked our phone in the property - Chloe took it in her stride and came very quickly even though it was early in the morning 7:15."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very comfortable and nicely furnished, the Old Bakery was an ideal base for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Machars."

    Situated on the main street of the quiet small town of Whithorn, a few metres from the famous museum and archaeological site, there is plenty of parking by the flat. There are interesting places to visit and walk all around the area, such as Garlieston (with its excellent Rigg Bay), St. Ninians Cave, Kilsture Woods and of course Wigtown with its many bookshops. Further afield Newton Stewart has good facilities and there is excellent mountain walking around Glen Trool. The flat is well equipped, with a good kitchen and small enclosed yard (handy for dogs, which were made most welcome). The owners were brilliant, going out of their way to make sure everything was right. We'd recommend this highly.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in the middle of Whithorn village, my wife and myself booked this home from home for a week and the facilities were brill."

    wi fi washing machine ,well laid out kitchen and very comfortable bed. as for customer services Chloe would put many 5 star establishments to shame from the moment she welcomed us and {we found that we had forgotten our toiletries} , she arranged hair dryer ,straighteners and various potions and lotions and the added bonus of being ultra dog friendly . would heartily recomend to anybody looking for a relaxing break

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2019

  • "The added bonus of six eggs in a basket and an iced cake were delightful."

    A small but comfortable wee place. The local history and countryside to explore make this an ideal place to stay. Chloe and Gavin were excellent hosts who attended promptly to a minor query we had.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "An absolute gem!"

    I spent one of the most comfortable and relaxing weeks in this lovely little flat, situated in one of the most interesting and friendly places I have been to. The flat is perfect. It is extremely clean and very comfortable. Chloe, the owner, made the effort to come and meet with me, making sure that everything was alright for my stay. - what a lovely, lovely lady. I have stayed in many types of holiday accommodation through Sykes, and this will go to the top of my list. Needless to say, my next task is to look at the diary and work out when I can go back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for a romantic break in lovely but quite part of Scotland."

    It was cosy, comfortable and well equipped also very peaceful. Chloe was a lovely host and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely flat in beautiful location."

    Very comfortable. Well equipped for our 3 week stay. Chloe the owner was lovely and the perfect host. Would definitely recommend staying here and would return.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with a shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/Diner.
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, washing machine, a selection of books and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Wood fired Hot Tub
  • Stone courtyard area with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 minute walk and refurbished Pub and Restaurant in Whithorn - short walk approx 200 yards.
  • Note: Bed access from one side only
  • Note: The fireplace is there as a feature and not as a working fire
  • Note: Bar and restaurant short walk from the property
  • Note: The owners have now launched their own pasteurised farm fresh whole milk to market and have milk vending machines located at Balnab Farm where guests are welcome to purchase farm fresh whole milk and/or flavoured milk 7 days a week from 8 am until 9 pm from their small dairy herd of Holstein friesians that are milked twice a day at Balnab Farm.

The property

The Old Bakery is a ground floor apartment situated in Whithorn, Scotland.

Throughout the home the colours are attractive, welcoming and very much in the modern-contemporary style but in keeping with the classic, period cottage style.

The front of the property itself boasts a lovely cream exterior, with olive green window frames and door.

It is ideal for couples, looking for a romantic holiday in the Scottish countryside.

Step into the cosy open-plan living space, with its wonderful light decor and stunning patchwork feature fireplace.

There is a comfortable sofa with a large TV, ideal for evenings in front of the fire.

There is a small dining area with seating for up to two people, as well as a small bookcase stocked with a selection of books and games to keep you entertained during your stay.

The kitchen has a set of fitted wooden units and worktops, with ample storage space and all the appliances you could need.

All rooms are located on the ground floor, with a double bedroom to the left of the front door.

Toward the back of the property you will find a modern shower room with a large walk-in shower.

Roadside parking is available directly outside the property.

Outside there is a small decked courtyard area with seating available, perfect for sitting out for a romantic drink under the stars.

There is an award winning pub at the Isle of Whithorn, a little harbour village pub where food and drinks are available.

Nearby attractions include The Book Shop in Wigtown, a stunning bookstore with a spiral sculpture of a book pile on either side of the door.

Inside boasts a welcoming feeling, with floor to ceiling bookcases, stocked full to the brim with various books, a lovely feature fireplace and armchairs for visitors to sit and enjoy the atmosphere.

This is not a destination book lovers want to miss.

The Old Bakery is perfect for a romantic getaway for two.

EPC Rating: Band E

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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.

Note: There are a few steps leading to the front door and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas