Gardener’s Cottage ref: CC537189

Palnure near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Gardener’s Cottage sits peacefully in the heart of the historic Bargaly Estate. As its name portrays, Gardener’s Cottage was once the home of the head gardener to this estate, owned by the famous horticulturist Andrew Heron and dates back to 1675. Newton Stewart is within a five mile drive and here is the gateway to the Galloway Hills which are every bit as challenging as some of their more loftier neighbours in the north!

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has full oil central heating and comprises:
Living room/diner: with wood burner, Sky TV (free to view channels only), DVD player, radio/CD.
Kitchen: with tiled floor, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: with double bed.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric, bed linen and towels provided. First basket of logs provided free of charge. Travel cot and high chair available. Welcome pack provided. Strictly no smoking.


Enclosed courtyard and garden. Garden furniture and BBQ provided. Store available for bikes/equipment. Salmon and trout fishing by separate arrangement. Private parking for three cars. Natural water supply from a spring.

  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    23.6 miles
  • Lake
    5 miles (beach)

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About the local area

The Galloway Forest Park is the UK’s largest and offers superb walking, pony trekking, fishing lochs, superb views and glorious wildlife. The Forest Park achieved the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and the night sky here is spectacular.
Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest in Britain. Migrating Solway Geese and the wetland native birds make this an ornithologist’s dream.
One of the world renowned 7Stanes is a stone’s throw from the cottage and Kirroughtree is home to some of the best single tracks in the country. For lesser mortals the Bargaly Wood trail is a pleasant leisurely rise for first timers, families and children.
The peninsulas of the Machars and The Rhins offer superb beaches, seascapes and cliff top walks. The Mull of Galloway is Scotland’s most southerly point and the views to Cumbria and Ireland are excellent.

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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