Palmallet Cottage ref: CC537145

Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


This charming cottage is just the ticket for exploring this beautiful, picturesque corner of South West Scotland and Wigtownshire. Located close to Garlieston, Whithorn, Isle of Whitorn and Wigtown.
Dating back more than 150 years and originally two farm cottages, nowadays it is a peaceful and cosy retreat. The delightful, secluded garden is an ideal place for dogs and children to enjoy the outdoors. For those who prefer their comforts inside, then the wood burner offers the perfect spot for curling up with a good book. A welcome hamper and complimentary toiletries are provided, along with a dog treat hamper, bowls and towel supplied for your four-legged friend, ensuring a warm welcome for all. All cleaning products and kitchen essentials are also provided.
Across from the cottage is Palmallet Loch where you will see an abundance of wildlife including many species of ducks and birds, heron and swans. If you are lucky you may also spot deer, badgers, foxes and birds of prey in the countryside surrounding the cottage. Palmallet Farm is located across from the cottage where you will see lambs and calves in spring and pedigree Aberdeen Angus cattle grazing in the fields around the cottage.
This is a perfect base for walkers as you can easily pick up the coastal path heading north to Garlieston or south to the Isle of Whithorn. The pretty little sandy beach at Rigg Bay is delightful and the views from Cruggleton Castle are beautiful. Forest walks and beach walks are all just a short drive away. Country pubs and restaurants are all close by, many accepting dogs. The town of Whithorn is 3 miles from the cottage and provides all local amenities, with larger super markets found in Newton Stewart. This cottage provides the perfect base for families or couples wishing to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing break away from busy city/town life.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living room: With wood burner set in feature fireplace, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, and selection of books and games. Windows with views to front and rear.
Kitchen/Dining: With Rangemaster electric cooker and gas hob, microwave, Belfast sink, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, TV with DVD player, and blackout blind.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and TV with DVD player.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Fuel and kindling for wood burner included. Travel cot and high chair available. Fold out bed for an additional guest available on request. Welcome pack and doggy extras.


A delightful cottage garden, mainly laid to lawn, with flower beds, sun loungers and picnic bench. Storage for bicycles, fishing rods etc. can be provided. Courtesy transport is provided to the start of local walks. Off road parking for 2/3 cars.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 Miles
  • Distance
    3 Miles
  • Restaurant
    3 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    35.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The village of Garlieston was designed in 1760 by the local Lord Garlies. Rope and sailcloth were made in the village hall and the pier was built around 1816 to export local produce and receive tea, lace and coal from abroad. In 1943 the village was a testing area for the Mulberry Harbour, effectively used in Normandy during the Second World War. The Isle of Whithorn is well worth a visit. Years ago this small village was an island cut off at high tide, but now there is a causeway which links to the mainland. Irish pilgrims used to land at The Isle on their way to visit St Ninian’s shrine at Whithorn Priory. St Ninian was sent from Rome to spread Christianity throughout Scotland. According to legend St Ninian retreated to a local cave for contemplation and visitors can now walk to this emotive spot. Some of the best fishing rocks in the country are to be found just a 10 minute walk from the cottage. Cyclists can make the most of quiet country lanes or find adventure at the 7Stanes at Kirroughtree and Glentrool. The beautiful countryside is perfect for both Artists and Photographers alike.

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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