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Things To Do

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 local pub/restaurant The Steampacket Inn https://www.thesteampacketinn.biz/ serving lovely food and wines and accommodation. Often Live Music is on at the weekends.
  • At the Community Centre there is a cafe and shop selling basic groceries, daily newspapers and housing the Post Office.
  • Artwork by local artists can be found at The Queens Arms Studio and Gallery and also in Whithorn at The Wee Garden Gallery. https://the-wee-garden-gallery.business.site/#gallery

 

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.

Port William

A lovely drive to Port William is a must. There you will see the famous bronze man statue and The Clansman Restaurant serves excellent food. http://theclansmanrestaurant.co.uk/

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.

Portpatrick

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

Garlieston

Open beach, fabulous little pub The Harbour Inn with very good food served and accommodation and walk in large gardens at the Scottish ‘House’ on the outskirts.  The gardens go down to the beach.

Wigtown

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 with a variety of shops, a Sainsbury's and Lidl and lots of cafes.

Stranraer

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

Creetown

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

Kirkcudbright

Nice to visit, pretty shorelines.

The Wickerman

This 1972 cult film starring Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, and Christopher Lee was shot in the local area and you can go up the road to Burrowhead Caravan Park see his wooden stump remains from the final scene on the cliff face. 

Local artist Amanda Sunderland features many Wickerman themes in her art http://www.wickermanpilgrim.com/amandasunderland.html

Information

Sleeps 6
Private Garden
TV/DVD
Washing Machine
Microwave
Bath & 2 Showers
Pets by arrangement
No Smoking
Wifi

The Cottage

Twin Room

The Garden

Sitting Room

The Dining Room