Fairview Cottage ref: CC537077

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


Fairview Cottage is a charming detached cottage benefitting from all the accommodation being on ground floor level and is idyllically placed overlooking Wigtown Bay and the Galloway Hills - yet within an easy drive of all facilities. The views from the cottage are wonderful, taking in Wigtown Bay, the challenging Galloway Hills as well as green and luscious farmland.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: with feature electric fire, 42” plasma TV, DVD and games console
Dining room: a lovely room overlooking open countryside
Kitchen: with electric double oven and ceramic hob and microwave
Utility area: with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
Bedroom 1: with double bed and lovely open views across countryside
Bedroom 2: with two single beds and lovely views to Wigtown Bay
Bedroom 3: with bunk beds and lovely views to Wigtown Bay
Bathroom: with bath, shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel and power included. All bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available.
Please note although one pet is welcome, this is only in agreement with the owner, so please let us know the type of pet when booking so we can check with the owner prior to confirming.


Enclosed garden enjoying panoramic views across open countryside toward the Galloway Hills and Wigtown Bay with patio area and picnic table to enjoy al fresco dining. Timber house and slide for children. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    33 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The Machars is an area of Galloway which retains its timeless appeal; relatively unchanged with its quiet roads and green fields and as a peninsula it is surrounded by the sea. There is so much choice for everyone from excellent walking, superb fishing, adrenalin activities, amazing historical sites and all packaged in this accessible corner of Scotland with its temperate climate. Here we have Scotland’s smallest church, Scotland’s most southerly distillery and Scotland’s National Book Town!
The tiny little 12 century church is nestled above the beach at the lovely little spot at St. Medan’s, Monreith. If you follow the road past the golf course there is another beach overlooking the Isle of Man. Sitting atop a rocky outcrop is a little bronze otter commemorating the life of the author Gavin Maxwell. Bladnoch Distillery is the host to the annual folk and blues festival. For book lovers everywhere then head to Wigtown where there are so many books to choose from you won’t leave empty handed. The area has so much history from Rispain Camp near Whithorn which is one of the major iron age archaeological sites in Scotland to Whithorn popularly known as The Cradle of Christianity in Scotland. The name Whithorn comes from White House the first Christian centre established here. The area is dotted with cup and ring markings, standing stones and ancient forts. Discover the importance of Garlieston during the Second World War as here the Mulberry Harbour was tested and developed in order to offload cargo during the allied invasion of Normandy. The nearby Rigg Bay is a lovely horseshoe shaped sandy beach with mixed woodland and many wild flowers edging the bay. You can find this delightful little spot if you walk from Cruggleton Castle along the coast. You may be surprised at the wildlife you may spot along the way from basking seals, cormorants, red squirrels and deer.  Fans of the Wicker Man film will be interested to know that many scenes were filmed in Whithorn and surrounding area; most famously, the last sequence was filmed on the cliffs at Burrowhead.  The nearby Isle of Whithorn used to be an island until the causeway was built and Irish pilgrims used to land here on their way to visit St Ninian’s shrine at Whithorn Priory.  For lovers of clay pigeon shooting there is a centre within walking distance and for those adrenalin junkies we have the world renowned 7Stanes mountain biking and mountain balling.
The exhilarating walk from the Isle of Whithorn to St. Ninian’s Cave is simply amazing.

Things to do nearby

River Urr

At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.

The Machars Cycling Routes
The Machars Cycling Routes

These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

Drumlanrig Castle

Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.

Loch Ken

Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

River Bladnoch and Tarf Water

Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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