Ropeworks ref: CC537126

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Rising from the ashes of the former rope works this stunning and uniquely designed detached house by the beach is just the ticket for that very special ’get away from it all’ holiday. The property affords sublime seascapes providing a living gallery out upon the ever changing moods of sea and sky. As an added bonus, the night sky here is untouched by light pollution allowing fantastic opportunities for star gazing. Why not sit out on the balcony and enjoy a front row seat for observing one of nature’s wonders? Ropeworks is both light and spacious with two of the bedrooms having a private balcony; perfect for a morning cup of tea or a romantic evening night cap. There are two sitting rooms designed to complement the amazing seascapes. This is Galloway at its best.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has under floor oil heating and comprises;
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burning stove set in dividing wall, Freesat TV, DVD, stunning seascape views
Dining area: With dining table and chairs; stunning sea views.
Kitchen area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility room: With microwave, washing machine and clothes pulley
Bedroom 1: With double bed and beautiful sea views
Wet room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Second Lounge: With log burning stove and Freesat TV; balcony with amazing sea views
Bedroom 2: With king sized bed and en suite facilities comprising walk in shower, WC and wash basin; private balcony with lovely sea and village views
Bedroom 3: With two single beds and lovely sea views
Bedroom 4: With two single beds and access to balcony overlooking the sea
Bedroom 5: With king sized bed and lovely views over open farmland
Bathroom: With free standing bath, WC and wash basin.

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Third floor

Fourth floor


All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of logs for stoves supplied. Wi-fi connectivity. Cot and high chair available.


Garden area mainly laid to lawn with decked area and outdoor furniture, enclosed by stock proof fence. Off road parking for 4 cars.
  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
    0.3 Mile
  • Distance
    15 Miles
  • Restaurant
    0.3 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer or Barrhill
  • Pub
    0.3 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    33.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Garlieston is a peaceful, unspoilt and timeless village with a unique past. For example, it was here in 1943, under top secret conditions, the Mulberry Harbour, a massive floating pontoon used for landing equipment and vehicles following the D Day Landings, was tested. Garlieston was chosen for its remoteness and because it experienced coastal conditions similar to those found in Normandy. The village was deigned in 1760 by the local Lord Garlies. Rope and sailcloth were made in the village and the pier was built around 1816 to export local produce and receive tea and lace and coal from abroad. A lovely walk from Ropeworks takes in the pretty Georgian coastal cottages fringing the bay, skirting the gardens of Galloway House through delightful woodlands arriving at the sandy grove of Rigg Bay. Stronger walkers may want to continue on past the ruins of the 13th century ruins of Cruggleton Castle and on to the Isle of Whithorn. The region has lots of ’claims to fame’. It has Scotland’s most southerly distillery and village and the UK’s largest forest park. The Galloway Forest Park at three hundred square miles is a mixture of lochs, moorland, hills and a habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The forest provides an opportunity for everybody whatever age. Mile after mile of forest walks, horse riding, fishing; world class mountain biking at one of the much loved 7Stanes venues and a further opportunity to view the wonders of a clear night sky. The forest park has recently been designated as the UK’s only Dark Sky Park. A great introduction to the forest park is the drive along the Queen’s Way. This is a very scenic drive linking Newton Stewart with Scotland’s smallest Burgh - New Galloway. The road holds lovely surprises at every turn as it winds its way through the magnificent scenery. Visitors will particularly enjoy seeing the wild goats which thrive on the rocky outcrops and the red deer range, which allows the chance to see these normally elusive animals up close.

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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