Hilltop ref: UK5005

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Free Pets 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 

Description

Hilltop, as the name suggests, sits in an elevated spot with delightful views, in Newton Stewart, the gateway to the Galloway Hills. Hilltop is an attractively presented detached single-storey cottage with a delightful garden. It’s only a short walk from the centre of Newton Stewart with many excellent shops and places to eat. It’s great for walkers, golfers and cyclists, with Glentrool, Kirroughtree and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails nearby, as well as a good choice of golf courses. There is an abundance of fishing, bird watching, beautiful and exotic gardens, many rocky coves, sandy beaches and quaint villages to explore along the Machars Peninsula. Being close to the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park, once the sun sets under an inky-blue sky, the stars are a sight to behold. Hilltop is ideally placed to explore the beauty of this delightful area of south west Scotland.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has two steps to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge/dining room: With gas coal-effect fire, 40" Freeview TV and patio doors.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All gas, electric (up to £30 during summer), bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for two cars. Please note: Sorry, no children.
  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
    0.25 miles
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    0.25 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
    0.25 miles
  • Railway station distance
    25 miles
  • Lake
    15 miles (beach)

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 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.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

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

Galloway Activity Centre

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

River Cree

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

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.

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