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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (17)
  • well (16)
  • lovely (14)
  • accommodation (13)
  • friendly (11)
  • hosts (11)

35 Customer Reviews

  • "Andy and Nic made us feel very welcome and the accommodation is a wee gem, comfortable and well equipped, the village is lovely, ideal for a few days away from it all, a good base to explore the beautiful countryside and handy for a day trip to Belfast from Cairnryan to see the wonderful Titanic exhibition."

    Definately recommended.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our week in the cottage."

    The accommodation was nice and felt spacious and the owners were friendly and helpful. The location was great being by the nature reserve and also just a short walk into Wigtown. It was also well placed to visit other areas of interest.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2023

  • "A great apartment - very spacious, and furnished and equipped to a high standard."

    Nic and Andy are great hosts, and the option to have meals in the Guesthouse is great too - we enjoyed two fine breakfasts

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in Dumfries & Galloway."

    The accommodation was immaculate and had everything you would wish for. We were given a very warm welcome when we arrived and some great pointers for places to eat. Overall one of the best self catering apartments we've stayed in and very dog friendly which we really appreciated.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Helpful owners; very comfortable, well equipped and spacious accommodation for two; everything one could have wanted and all very clean and modern."

    Reviewed by Howard4.7Jun 2023

  • "We were unable to take our holiday and offered it to our niece, Stephanie and her partner Harry."

    We advised Sykes who were happy with the transfer at no extra cost, while we remained responsible for the holiday. Stephanie and Harry loved it and this is what they said: Key points: - Lovely accommodation. Spacious, airy, and spotlessly clean. - Shower is amazing! Again, spacious and very clean. Lovely deep bath. - Very quiet, peaceful location less than 10mins walk from the town centre and less than 10mins walk from the waterside. - Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and walks/beaches you can reach in 20mins in the car. - Wigtown centre is very nice, unexpectedly amazing array of hand make cakes! - The owners are super helpful, very approachable and keen to share great tips for places to visit. - The owners left nice little touches for us, a bottle of wine, some disposable slippers. Lent us some sun chairs to use as well.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is one of the most comfortable places we have stayed for just the two of us and our dog."

    The owners were so accommodating and welcoming. The location is ideal for touring around the most beautiful countryside and coastline. If you are coming this way then definitely stay as short walks from the property will present a beautiful vista. Thank you for one of the most relaxing and peaceful holidays we have had.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2023

  • "Such a beautiful, well equipped and oh so comfortable property."

    The welcome goodies were very thoughtful :-) Nic and Andy were the perfect hosts, we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Orinthia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Hillcrest was lovely."

    We had a great week. Fantastic accommodation and well equipped throughout. Nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful, comfortable and well resourced cottage."

    Andy and Nic were great hosts too. Situated in a lovely spot, so peaceful, very dog friendly. Would recommend to anyone who likes the independence of a stay but having the practicality of an on site guest house to supplement in case you want breakfast or an evening meal provided. close proximity to Wigtown to stroll into town.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very spacious with a modern feel."

    Enjoyed it very much.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2022

  • "Clean and comfortable accommodation."

    Very affable hosts. Very convenient location for walking to the coast, or into Wigtown town centre. Easy to explore the peninsula from this location.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2022

  • "Really nice, clean, large, bright, with everything you need and more, friendly hosts."


    Reviewed by Heike5.0Mar 2022

  • "Holiday originally booked for March 2020!"

    ! We finally arrived this year and we were not disappointed. Accommodation was lovely, clean, spacious and everything you need to have a relaxing holiday. Friendly welcome when we arrived and thank you for our welcome treats. Location good for walks locally. Plenty of places to explore and visit including lots of forest walks. Portpatrick, Isle of Whithorn, Mull of Galloway and Port William are just a few of the places we visited. The areas and scenery are just stunning!! The Steam Packet Inn at Isle of Whithorn is well worth a visit for both a drink or food. The Bladnoch Inn which is walkable from Hillcrest House good for Sunday Carvery. All in all a good holiday and we were really lucky with the weather. Would highly recommend and hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Anton5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was immaculate."

    We loved everything about it. The owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jan 2022

  • "Very comfortable & extremely clean apartment."

    Friendly hosts. Good location to explore the local area. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent, well laid out and very comfortable accommodation."

    Stunning house and garden. Great location for visiting sites in Wigtown as well as the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Hello we had a lovely week in the apartment within the grounds of the hotel."

    Apartment was truly lovely and a joy to come back to at the end of each day each room carefully and thoughtfully designed, clean (very) comfortable, warm and quite luxurious a real star of a place set in a wonderful part of the border region of Scotland. Very best wishes and thank you Pam and Peter Hemming.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Nov 2021

  • "Nice warm appartment, friendly helpful owner, close to the town center and some ..."

    Nice warm appartment, friendly helpful owner, close to the town center and some nice walks close by ,no need for the car,visited mull of galloway and logan gardens both worth a visit

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation, very comfortable and clean."

    In a beautiful area of scotland. The owners were very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this apartment

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation at Hillcrest was excellent."

    The huge bed was really comfortable and the lofty ceiling meant it was lovely and cool to sleep. The sumptuous bathroom was pristine and the stripped wooden floors in the living area was gorgeous. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage, lovely clean & spacious, the nicest we’ve stayed in."

    The garden was a lovely peaceful place to sit & enjoy the views after a day of sightseeing. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone wanting a holiday let with lovely hosts

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2021

  • "A superb holiday flat and the hosts were excellent."

    We will be back and will wholeheartedly recommend it to friends. They have worked hard at a very difficult time to modernise an old house and have succeeded. One of the best we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0May 2021

  • "Very comfortable home."

    Bright and plenty of room. Great 50inch smart televisions. 5 minutes to town and some lovely walks close by. Immaculately clean. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2020

  • "Spacious, warm, very comfortable and vast bed and superb TVs."

    Owners were very friendly and Andy is an excellent chef. It is well located with plenty to do and we would highly recommend it. We would certainly go back. Thank you for a pleasant stay, Andy and Nic.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week."

    It was quite obvious from the very beginning that Nicola and Andy's priority is the comfort and wellbeing of their guests and to that end they spare no effort. The apartment is outstanding - spacious, high ceilings, high end fittings and facilities - real luxury! One of the best places we have ever stayed.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owners of Hillcrest are good hosts."

    The accommodation is good but their friendly, helpful response adds to the positive experience.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a relaxing and comfortable week at Hillcrest."

    The accommodation exceeded our expectations being very well equipped with superb furniture and fittings. The apartment was spotlessly clean on arrival with a generous welcome pack. Andy and Nic made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed the well cooked breakfasts by Andy, a bonus on a self catering holiday! The apartment is situated just a short walk to Wigtown and Wigtown harbour where a bird hide is located to view geese and other birds living on the river. The peaceful countryside and coast is nearby with many places of interest to explore.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very comfortable surroundings, well appointed kitchen area however no freezer."

    made to feel very welcoming, Owners are very friendly and not intrusive . Area is very picturesque, local walks are quite easy and worthwhile.Local town, Wigton, is very peaceful and friendly.Travelled,extensively throughout the area, predominantly heading West, Portpatrick was a delight. Due to current circumstances, COVID-19 restrictions, many places were either closed or operating with restrictive hours.

    Thank you for staying at Hillcrest and providing feedback on your stay. The property is not advertised as having a freezer, we're sorry if you found this unclear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gino4.4Aug 2020

  • "We loved the apartment at Hillcrest."

    Extremely comfortable and well equipped. Couldn’t praise it highly enough. Short walk into Wigtown and all its bookshops in which my husband did quite a bit of shopping! Beautiful area and we had marvellous weather too.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2020

  • "A fabulously well appointed apartment."

    Well equipped and extremely comfortable. Stunning location. Nic & Andy are superb hosts -- very knowledgeable about Wigtown and the surrounding area. The Welcome Pack was a lovely touch. Would not hesitate to recommend to family & friends and we are already planning a return visit next year.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2020

  • "Very relaxing stay in this beautifully refurbished flat."

    Lovely place to spend some wet January days and long evenings, however also lots to explore when the weather was good with beautiful coastline and Galloway forest park nearby.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2020

  • "Apartment was lovely."

    Really welcoming hosts too. Couldn't have been better

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Dec 2019

  • "What a lovely apartment with a luxury finish in a great little town with good amenities."

    Great facilities loved the two smart Tv's. Kitchen is well equipped. Good walking routes from the door but close by are some fantastic walks. Galloway forest park is worth the drive.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Dec 2019

  • "What a find!"

    , Cofortable, warm, modern decor and furnishing and well equipped, Loads of information about the local area which has lots to see. Just wish there had been clear skies to take advantage of the Dark Skiesnearby but you cant have everything!

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Oct 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x super-king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, and freezer
  • 2 x 50" Smart TV and superb WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Off-road private parking
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop and pubs within 0.3 miles. Please note: This property does not allow the charging of electric vehicles
  • There are 18 charging points approx 5 mins away from the property

The property

Sat amongst an exquisite Victorian house turned Guest House, this charming annexe attached to the main house is the perfect place to base your romantic retreat to Scotland.

Positioned just a short walk from the amenities of ‘Scotland's National Book Town’ Wigtown, you’re ideally placed for uncovering some of the most scenic spots in Scotland.

Inside you will find a gleaming contemporary-styled dwelling, holding an open-plan living space which makes a lovely area for unwinding and spending quality time with your loved one.

Within the main social space, you will find a modern gleaming kitchen, boasting an integral fridge and sleek worktops, this area is home to all of the utensils you could need to prepare a romantic meal to be enjoyed around the dining table with a glass of wine in hand.

The sitting area holds a plush sofa and a 50" smart TV where you can recline into the evening and unwind in between exploring the delights of Scotland.

When the evening draws to a close, retreat to the super king-size-bedroom where you will be greeted by a spectacular spot, with high ceilings and stylish furnishings, and another 50" smart TV, this room is sure to have you feeling like real royalty.

Enjoy a relaxing soak in the bathroom before beginning your day’s adventure, or enjoy the benefit of a separate walk-in shower to refresh ahead of a formal dining experience at the nearby local hotel.

A hearty Scottish breakfast and home cooked evening meals are available in the adjacent fully licenced Guest House on request.

Take a stroll into Wigtown to uncover its wonder, best known for its status as Scotland’s National Book Town, here you will find an area rich in literature with plenty of quaint shops to accompany it.

Explore the towns parks and the nearby historical landmark of Martyr’s Stake, play a round of golf, or enjoy a romantic stroll along the coast.

Slightly further afield is the gateway to the Galloways; Newton Stewart, offering its own delightful attractions and access into the glorious lands of Galloway Forest Park, the largest forest and the first 'Dark Sky Park' in the UK, it’s well-worth a visit.

Hillcrest is a great base for your romantic getaway to this exciting area of Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band G

EPC Rating: Band G

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About the location


Newton Stewart 7.1 miles.

Wigtown is located at the head of the Machars Peninsula in Dumfries and Galloway. Best known as being Scotland’s National Book Town, Wigtown also has a range of cafés, pubs and restaurants. There are now more than 20 book related businesses in Wigtown where you can happily spend your days wandering from shop to shop in search of a bargain. The Machars Peninsula has a coastline of 40 miles which ranges from mud flats to beaches and cliffs. From Wigtown you can easily discover the town of Newton Stewart which is known as the "Gateway to the Galloway Hills", the Isle of Whithorn with its fishing harbour and Bladnoch Distillery which is Scotland’s most southerly whisky distillery. A wonderful location for a relaxing holiday.

Please note: This property does not allow the charging of electric vehicles. There are 18 charging points approx 5 mins away from the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas