Burnside Cottage

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 16538)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

Port William 1.5 miles.

Delightful detached 19th century cottage ideally located in tranquil countryside, near the fishing village of Port William on the Machars Peninsula on Scotland&

8217;s south west coast.

Well-appointed throughout and providing spacious, comfortable accommodation, this Port William cottage is ideal for families or friends wishing to relax in a peaceful setting or explore one of Scotland&

8217;s most diverse regions.

All ground floor, this Port William cottage has three comfortable bedrooms and a relaxing open plan living area, only enhanced by the warming woodburner; lovely to sit in front of on a cool winter&

8217;s evening.

To the rear of this Port William cottage is an enclosed lawned garden and patio with open views over the surrounding fields, an ideal place to relax with a drink and plan the day&

8217;s activities.

Just a short distance from this Port William cottage is the beautiful expanse of Luce Bay and there are excellent sandy beaches at Monreith and Craignarget.

With walking and cycling in the nearby Galloway Hills and plenty of birdwatching, fishing and golf available, this Port William cottage offers a wonderful break.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner and French doors to rear patio.


  • Electric storage heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, telephone (incoming only), selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden to rear with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Due to the open stream at the foot of the front garden, please ensure children are supervised at all times.

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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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