Fisherman’s Cottage ref: UK5717

Port William, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

This traditional semi-detached fisherman’s cottage has the living area on the first floor to take advantage of the stunning views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man. The quaint harbour village of Port William is situated in the Machars of Galloway with its rugged coastline of rocky coves and sand and shingle beaches. The area is popular with walkers and cyclists and there are many villages and towns to explore throughout the area. Wigtown, the book town, historical Whithorn and the pretty harbour villages of Garlieston and the Isle of Whithorn are close by. The bustling town of Stranraer with shops and restaurants is a short drive, while the towns of Newton Stewart, Castle Douglas, the food town and Kirkcudbright, the artists’ town, are all easily reached. Beach 50 yards. Shop 250 yards, pub 7 miles and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

First floor

Living room: With wood burner, 28" Freeview TV. DVD player and CD player.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and single bed.
Separate toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
  • Distance
    17 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    23.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

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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