Barley Cottage ref: CC537157

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Waterside Breaks 


From the outside this lovely mid terraced cottage looks tiny, but open the door, step in and be amazed! The view from the sitting room and exterior balcony is addictive whatever the season. Patience may be rewarded with glimpses of sparling, salmon and red squirrel and the occasional dart of a kingfisher. The cottage forms part of what was originally the Newton Stewart Brewery of William Thomas Solomon possibly dating back to the 1700’s and overlooks the lovely River Cree, Brewery Pool and Mill Island. The Cree is a spate river like the other Galloway rivers and fishes best after a good fall of rain. It rises in Loch Moan and meanders through moorland and forest before entering the sea near Newton Stewart. The River Cree with its tributaries, the Minnoch, the Trool, the Penkiln and the Palnure drains the south west flanks of the ’Range of the Awful Hand’, the labyrinthine range of mountains and lochs, bogs,burns and crags, rising at its highest to The Merrick (2764ft above sea level), 12 miles to the north and visible from Newton Stewart.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has economy 7 heaters and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With feature electric wall mounted fire, Free view TV, DVD player, sofa bed (for + 2) and dining table. A lovely spacious room with sliding doors leading to its very own private balcony where you can sit awhile overlooking the River Cree to your feet
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, slim line dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and fitted wardrobe
Bedroom 2: With two single beds and views of the river
Box Room: A small room with reduced size bed suitable for one child
Bathroom; With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
Maximum occupancy 5 guests.

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All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Cot available on request


Delightful communal riverside patio area with designated sitting area. Please note: low wall separates sitting area from river fast flowing in spate. Secure storage for one car, mountain bikes, fishing rods, walking equipment and golf clubs. Garage parking for one car and on road parking for one car.
  • Nearest town
    Newon Stewart
  • Shops
    0.5 Mile
  • Distance
    0.5 Mile
  • Restaurant
    0.5 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    19.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The town of Newton Stewart is the gateway to the area and a handy base for further explorations in the hills. The Galloway Hills take in 24 peaks above 2,000ft and among them are ranges such as the Rhins of Kells, the Minnigaff Hills and the Dungeon Hills. The natural rock features of the The Grey Man and Devil’s Bowling Green are worth looking out for. At 300 square miles, the Galloway Forest Park is Britain’s largest. It stretches from seashore to mountain top, including moorland, lochs, rich habitats and offers endless recreational opportunities. The Galloway Forest Park is the UK’s first Dark Sky Park. Even with the naked eye you can witness the Orion Nebula our Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy. Enjoy stunning scenery on a forest drive and stop off at one of three visitor centres for lots of information, a cup of tea and some delicious shortbread. For cyclists we have two of the World renowned 7Stanes hubs close by. This is mountain biking at its very best testing every skill; for an adrenalin rush try The Twister at Kirroughtree if you dare! For cyclists who just want to meander, National Cycle Route 7 is close by and takes in Creetown which has a fascinating Gem Rock Museum where you can see gems, crystals, minerals and fossils on display. The Wood of Cree thought to date back over 5000 years to the last ice age is the largest remaining ancient woodland in Southern Scotland. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife including the elusive otter along the River Cree. Wigtown Bay is a recognised wildlife reserve, where salt marshes are grazed by sheep all year round and by hugh flocks of wild geese in winter. The bay is particulary noted for the important numbers of pinkfooted geese that winter here. Lagan Outdoor Activity Centre offers the UK’s longest zip wire or you can try the dizzying experience of mountain balling or grass sledging. Golfers are spoilt for choice with championship and holiday course, classic links layouts and plush parkland venues. Enjoy a great day trip to Ireland! Experience stylish shopping, fantastic culture and fun for all the family in Belfast. For bibliophiles, spend hours browsing in the myriad bookshops in Wigtown which has been designated as Scotland’s national Book Town. On the doorstep is the renowned Queens Way a scenic drive through the forest park with a waterfall, a place to watch the deer feeding, wild goats and a visitor centre at Clatteringshaws. The area offers appeal for all the senses - the feel and sound of the waves on our beautiful coastline; first class restaurants and local food producers. stunning landscapes and the sounds and sight of wildlife and birds as you escape the normal hustle and bustle of life.

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.

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

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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