The Isle of Whithorn

  • This historic and very picturesque fishing village lies at Scotland's most southerly point on the tip of the Machars between Luce and Wigtown Bay and is most famous for the ruined 13th C St.Ninian’s Chapel which stands on the rocky foreshore.
  • There are excellent local opportunities for salmon, trout and sea fishing as well as sailing and boat hire.
  • Around the local area there are many historical places of interest to visit, the local golf clubs welcome visitors and magnificent coastal walking can be enjoyed.
  • The house is within a few minutes walk of the two local pub/restaurants serving lovely food and wines.
  • A fish shop is on the pier head and the small post office sells a range of basic groceries and daily newspapers.


A Few Trips!

Whithorn Visitor Centre

Do this early on to get an idea of the area and the history.  Follow it up with a walk up the hill at the Isle of Whithorn to St Ninian’s Chapel.  Lovely views.

St Ninian’s Cave

Worth a visit but very stony beach!  Wear good walking shoes.

Monreith Beach

Lovely beach at the bottom of a lot of steps, but staged seats to help the climb back up.  Wonderful for picnics.

Logan Botanics

Well worth a visit (45 minutes direct).  Nearby Port Logan is where “2000 Acres of Sky” was filmed. From here you can go down the single track road to Mull of Galloway, the southernmost part of Scotland and a lovely coffeeshop and crafts.


Lovely harbour town with plenty of places to eat.  Nice little craft/gift shop at the end of the harbour, not particularly expensive.


Known as “The Book Town” – lots of bookshops!  “Reading Lasses” is nice for coffee/town.  Nice art shop/gallery – good local art.  Take road to harbour, see the Martyr’s Stake where they drowned the women – and the bird hide.

Newton Stewart

Pleasant basic Scottish town.


Large harbour town, easy enough to park but usually need to display a local time-disc.  These are available from shops in the town.


Gem Museum and coffee shop.  Reasonable for a day out - if you like gems!


Nice to visit, pretty shorelines.


Open beach, little pub and walk in large gardens at the Scottish ‘House’ on the outskirts.  The gardens go down to the beach.


Sleeps 6
Private Garden
Washing Machine
Bath & 2 Showers
Pets by arrangement
No Smoking

Twin Room

The Garden

Sitting Room

The Cottage

The Dining Room