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Story Cottage

Wigtown, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 9HQ (Ref. 1078306)



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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Hassall

    “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.

    - Mrs Hassall, September 2021

About 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.


  • 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
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

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

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About the location


Newton Stewart 7 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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas