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Story Cottage

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Wigtown, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage that is well located comfortable and extremely well equipped."

    Thank you, so pleased you enjoyed your stay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2024

  • "Everything we could have wanted and even the weather behaved itself, mostly."

    A wonderful cottage in a wonderful town, Thank you.

    Thank you, so pleased you enjoyed your stay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2024

  • "Story Cottage as soon as you go in through the door it’s immediately stunning, you just felt you were at home straight away and with the personal touch by our host Julie with the welcome pack it was a wow."

    Downstairs is very well laid out and upstairs with the spacious bedroom along with the bathroom / shower room it’s all you’ll ever need for your stay, would definitely recommend a stay at Story Cottage.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7May 2024

  • "We loved Story Cottage, it was perfect for us, clean, comfy, a lovely, thoughtful welcome pack, and if it had been dry weather we would have loved the bikes and the garden."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, hopefully the drier weather will return x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely well equipped cosy cottage."

    Very generous welcome pack. It is in a lovely area and was a great base for us to be able to visit the many great places nearby. Julie was easy to communicate with. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, very happy you enjoyed your stay. Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cosy cottage on a quiet road but a short walk to shops."

    Was clean and comfortable and had all we needed. Just nice for 2 people. The welcome tray was amazing with plenty of treats

    Thank you so much for your lovely review xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Feb 2024

  • "A very comfortable and pleasing house - clean, light and airy, very well appointed, and a wonderful collection of “extras”, including a box of lateral flow Covid tests (how thoughtful, should anyone be caught out away from home."

    Fortunately, we didn’t need them). Our only personal trouble was getting our ancient bones up from the sofa. Julie was always just a friendly text away, and it was good to know that she was nearby, if needed. Thank you for our stay, and our introduction to Wigtown. Jane Stevenson

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful little cottage with everything that could be possibly required."

    The owners have gone above and beyond what is required starting with a lovely welcome pack, great local information (including menus for local eateries), there are bicycles to use, a lovely garden and a bbq. It's a lovely place and I would book it again without hesitation.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house is very clean, stylish and well equipped and provides the perfect base for exploring the local area."

    We particularly appreciated use of the local guidebooks and OS maps and did several beautiful walks in Galloway Forest as well as visit the artist town of Kirkcudbright. The owners made you feel very welcome and provided a generous welcome pack on your arrival. An excellent property.

    Thank you, sp pleased you enjoyed your stay x Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Story Cottage is perfect for a couple visiting Wigtown and the surrounding area."

    The house is immaculate and the kitchen is very well equipped. It's always a relief to find proper sharp knives! A nice Welcome pack was provided. The bedroom is generous and the bathroom well designed. Good sized garden too. The owners live nearby and are extremely pleasant and helpful. There's plenty to see and do locally and a bit further afield. We enjoyed our stay here and would recommend Story Cottage without hesitation.

    Thank you, so pleased you enjoyed your stay x Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Good location for seeing around the local area. The Italian restaurant The Pheasant at Sorbie is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a beautifully done up and tasteful cottage to stay in, right in the centre of Wigtown ."

    Immaculately presented. A generous welcome pack from Julie and George. A large and comfortable bedroom and other facilities well provided for within the cottage. Having immediate access to a modest garden to eat 'al fresco', particularly in light of recent fine weather. Access to bicycles in the shed. A lovely cottage for a couple to stay and quiet. It allows you to go east or west in equal measure to see what Dumfries & Galloway offers to enjoy. A 10 out of 10 property. Mark.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "A very comfortable house and very clean."

    We don’t like kitchen stools and the setee and chair was a little low for us to get out of but that’s just an age thing

    Reviewed by Gavin4.7May 2023

  • "Nice little place with all that you want and need"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well provisioned!"

    Very convenient for the bookshops and local walks and wildlife. Very helpful and caring host.

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a wonderfully comfortable few days at Story Cottage."

    The cottage provided everything we needed and all the facilities were top notch. The bed was super comfy. The location was perfect for us. Wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    Thank you Katie, glad you enjoyed your stay x Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Feb 2023

  • "We would like to thank Julie for the welcoming pack she presented to us."

    It’s a comfortable and clean cottage with spacious bedroom and everything we need. We have enjoyed our stay in this fantastic ‘Story Cottage’ with a lot of great memories!

    Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed your stay x Julie and George Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jun5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely hosts and their cottage."

    Everything you need in a nutshell. It's one of those places that looks unassuming on the outside and cosy but spacious on the inside. Very clean, very well equipped. There are even two adult bikes available for the guests. Brilliant. Wigtown is full of wonderful book shops.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation , well-maintained and well-equipped."

    Julie is a star and I appreciated the warmth of her hospitality Mrs Jean Donoghue

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was comfortably and attractively furnished with many added extras."

    Well situated for exploring the surrounding area, whether on foot, bicycle or by car. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a lovely holiday in Story Cottage, having everything you would need."

    It was in ideal location in Wigtown for shops and cafes. Wigtown is famous for book shops but also has a supermarket, post office and other lovely shops. Enjoyed sitting in the garden, walking to Bladnoch distillery, driving around coastline. Wigtown is in a perfect location. Go!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in great location"

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "An excellent cottage in a a really good spot."

    Everything was very good and more than expected. The owners were on hand to help when we needed it. They were very helpful and it was good to know they were so close and knew some very good local knowledge. We have recommended it to friends already.

    Thank you so much, so happy you enjoyed your stay. Julie and George x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "A perfect place for couples like us."

    The property was bigger than we expected and was really comfortable and well thought out with everything we needed. A daily walk to the co op just down the road provided everything we needed. We enjoyed a day browsing the bookshops in Wigtown. The coastal roads in the area were lovely, parking was free everywhere we visited and everyone made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "An excellent clean and well maintained cottage."

    Julie the owner also left a wonderful welcome parcel, after a 6 hour journey it was nice to relax with a lovely coffee. The cottage is 2mins from the town centre with all its book shops, cafés and a very friendly pub. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Jun 2022

  • "Story Cottage is a first class self catering property."

    It is compact, clean, comfortable and very well equipped and I thoroughly enjoyed staying there. I enjoy visiting Dumfries and Galloway and found Wigtown to be a good base to explore the Galloway Forest Park. The super Welcome Basket was a very kind thought and much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2022

  • "Smashing wee cottage in Wigtown."

    Very clean and an excellent welcome pack on arrival. Lovely comfortable bed. Only one complaint was the rather uncomfortable settee. Wigtown is a nice village, co-op 2 minute walk away, friendly pub 5 minute walk. Good restaurant in the village but plenty of nice eating places in the area.Dumfriesshire has a lot of smashing scenery and some lovely drives. All in all a very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "A really lovely little cottage, with everything you need for a shot stay and some really nice extras to enhance your stay even more."

    Julie and George should be very proud of what they have achieved with the cottage Would have loved to have made use of the cycles provided, but the weather was unsuitable.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy, comfortable cottage - lovely welcome pack and very enjoyable stay."

    Mattress was a bit too soft for us - but that's just personal preference - there was everything we needed and the cottage was very welcoming to come back to at the end of the day. Wigtown had a lot to offer in terms of cafes and shops, This area is a very pleasant place to explore and unlike Wigtown, the rest of the area was very uncommercialised!

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic stay in a great little cottage."

    This was a very late booking but communication from Julie was almost instant and was very clear. Julie very kindly put together a welcome pack for my arrival which was greatly appreciated. The cottage is very well suited to one or two people…very well equipped, warm on a cold winter’s night, and spacious. Parking on the street was straightforward and the cottage is very peaceful. Good Wi-Fi and lots of other little technological extras! Didn’t use the garden but it is large and well looked after. All-in-all, I would highly recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2021

  • "Story Cottage is very comfortable and was a perfect base for exploring the surrounding area which is stunning."

    Cottage has been recently refurbished and had everything we needed for our holiday, including secure bike storage in the garden shed. Julie provided lots of thoughtful touches including a generous Welcome Pack, fresh flowers and day to day essentials. We really enjoyed our stay and the opportunity to get to know this unspoilt corner of Scotland. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very comfortable one-bedroom cottage on the beautiful coastline of Dumfries and Galloway."

    A very friendly couple owning the cottage, who made me feel very welcome with a very nice and generous welcome pack. I shall probably return within the next year or two; the area has much to commend it and there's a lot I haven't yet explored. Thank you very much. David Ireland

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2021

  • "Story cottage was very comfortable,the hosts thought of everything we could possibly need,even down to my gluten intolerance with a very generous welcome pack."

    Plenty to do in the area,we visited Galloway forest,Logan Botanic Gardens,which was beautiful,Gen Rock Museum,Isle of Whithorn which was lovely,Port William & Mull of Galloway Lighthouse which is well worth a visit,the views are gorgeous. Wigtown itself is very nice, some lovely local walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Superb cottage with all mod facilities plus garden to sit out in sun."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

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  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, Amazon Echo, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, barbecue and furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • Welcome yourself to use the 2x adult bicycles free of charge - These are hybrid bikes suitable for local roads and lanes (Helmets, lights and waters bottles will also be supplied along with an emergency repair kit) - great for the very popular local cycle routes nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

The property

Story Cottage is a charming mid-terrace cottage resting in Scotland’s National Book Town, Wigtown.

Sleeping two guests over two floors, Story Cottage is a bright and romantic setting for your getaway to Dumfries and Galloway, within easy reach of Galloway Forest Park.

You enter the property into a porch, which is great for leaving your shoes and coats, before stepping into the open-plan living space where you can cuddle up on the sofa and enjoy some television, enjoy breakfast at the bar, or cook up a storm in the kitchen to impress your loved one.

Climbing upstairs, there is a bedroom with a king-size bed, storage to unpack any personal belongings and a dressing table so you can get ready for an evening out, there is also a shower room with a spacious walk-in shower to freshen up after a long day.

Outside there is a long enclosed garden with lawn and a patio area with furniture, so you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining as the sun goes down.

Story Cottage is within a short walk to the shop for any essentials, as well as a post office and a range of bars and eateries for when you don't feel like cooking.

There are plenty of attractions and points of interest to visit too, including the historic Martyr's Stake Monument and Wigtown Bird Hide nature reserve for birdwatching, as well as being surrounded by the 20 book-related businesses which make up the excitement of the national book town.

Take a walk or a quick drive into Bladnoch so you can discover Scotland’s most southerly whisky distillery, or travel a little further to explore the botanical gardens at Galloway House and the Isle of Whithorn, with its historical Isle Head and pretty harbour.

In the opposite direction, you can head to the town of Newton Stewart, which is known as the "Gateway to the Galloway Hills", offering great access to walks around the Wild Goat Park and Red Deer Range, as well as plenty of shops, a museum, restaurants and bars along the River Cree and a golf club.

Slightly further afield, but well worth the visit, the beaches near Cardoness and the fishing port of Kirkcudbright, with its delightful marina and a great choice of museums and galleries.

Wigtown is host to a charming 9 hole golf course over looking Wigtown Bay, this friendly club boasts beautiful views, perfect for any avid golfer.

There are plenty of cycling routes nearby in Kirroughtree and the Crafty Gin Distillery in Newton Stewart is well worth a visit.

Choose Story Cottage as your romantic base whilst you discover everything that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00644-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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