Burnside Cottage ref: CC537090

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Washing Machine 


This delightful, semi-detached cottage has been beautifully converted from a former steading and enjoys a most enchanting forest setting; teeming with wildlife such as roe deer, red squirrels, buzzards and much more. The cottage is a veritable haven of peace and quiet and provides the perfect holiday getaway - the ideal escape from the hurly-burly of modern life. 

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on ground floor, has Calor Gas central heating and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
Lounge Area: With Free Sat TV, DVD
Kitchen Area: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
Three steps down to
Bedroom: With double bed and single bed (for child).
Bathroom: With wide shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack provided with home made baking and free range eggs.


Open courtyard. Secure storage for bikes and fishing rods. Facility for washing bikes. Off road parking for 2 cars.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5 Miles
  • Distance
    5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    6.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The night skies in this area are magical, evidenced by the fact that the local Galloway Forest has been classed as one of only four places in the world where it is still possible to look out upon a clear night sky. An unimpaired view of the Milky Way in all its natural glory is often regarded as the eighth wonder of the world.  This is an exceptionally scenic area with glistening lochs such as Loch Dornal and Loch Maberry and meandering footpaths galore. The glorious Galloway Hills are very accessible and The Merrick, the highest peak in the area, provides a fine and challenging walk. This area is paradise on earth for mountain bikers and one of the highly acclaimed 7Stanes trails is at nearby Glen Trool. However, for those who like their exercise closer to hand, the cottage is ideally placed for cycling straight from the front door. The River Bladnoch winds its way through this remote and stunning area before arriving at the distillery where it contributes greatly to the quality of the final product, the ‘Spirit of the Lowlands’.  The Southern Upland Way, a glorious long-distance footpath from the pretty fishing village of Portpatrick in the west to Cockburnspath on the east coast, passes through this area and should be explored as it journeys in places over some truly stunning landscapes.  The delights of the Ayrshire coast are many and varied including the magnificent Culzean Castle with its little sandy beach and stunning gardens. Sail back in time aboard The Waverley, the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world or try a ferry trip to the emerald isle and sample its fantastic shopping. The Mull of Galloway is Scotland’s most southerly point and remains an unspoiled paradise for visitors seeking time to ‘stand and stare’ in a land-scape full of myth, legend and tranquility. From the cliff-tops on a clear day it is possible to see four kingdoms: the Isle of Man, Ireland, England and Scotland.

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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