Rowan Cottage ref: CC537043

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



Local area

Prices & availability

Book now

Check prices and book

Book your short break or week away with 0% credit card fees. *

Check Availability
No pets
No pets
Changover day
Changeover day
  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 
  • Church or Chapel 
  • Unique Cottages 


Rowan Cottage was built in 1843 as a ’wee free’ church, a branch of the Church of Scotland famously strict in its religious practices. The beautiful, old beams throughout the property are testament to its history and a delightful character feature. This is a comfortably furnished house is festively decorated at Christmas. A handy booster seat which can be attached to the dining chairs is provided for your little ones. Rowan Cottage adjoins another holiday property and offers a shared parking area with two allocated parking spaces. "Out of the world and into Borgue" is a local saying aptly describing this pretty little village, which is surrounded by beautiful beaches, green and pastoral landscape and amazing little towns each with their own fascinating history. The name Borgue is derived from the Gaelic word ’Burg’ meaning ’little hill’. The village itself is set amidst the rolling hills of Galloway, a delightful and challenging landscape for all those who enjoy a good walk! There is even a local food serving pub just 100 yards away.

Read more about Rowan Cottage

Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With free view TV, DVD, PS2, radio/CD with wood burning stove. This lovely room features exposed beams with one window overlooking open countryside and the other across the village.
Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite cloakroom with WC and wash basin.  Feature beams and lovely views across countryside.
Bedroom 2: With two single beds, feature beams and lovely views across countryside.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Wi-Fi available.


Spacious garden with garden furniture. Shed for storage of bicycles and fishing rods etc. Off road parking for 2 cars in shared parking area.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    6 Miles
  • Distance
    6 Miles
  • Restaurant
    100 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    34.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

For mountain bike lovers, the area is known as’Scotland’s biking heaven’ as it provides the location for a number of trails forming part of the world class 7 Stanes. For those who like their cycling a little less energetic, there are miles and miles of gentle forest paths to ride or ramble. The newly opened DG One leisure complex in Dumfries provides a wide range of other sporting activities. The area is also renowned for the quality of its golf courses such as the championship course at Southerness. It also offers some wonderful fishing opportunities. The picturesque small town of Kirkcudbright is close by and its attractive harbour, castle and strong artistic connections, including links with the well known "Glasgow Boys", make for an interesting day. The beautiful shoreline at Carrick and the lovely sandy beaches of Brighouse and the Doon are also well worth a visit and both only a short drive away. The acclaimed Cream of Galloway is a must for a family day out with over 30 flavours of organic ice cream to choose from! The Galloway Forest Park is Britain’s largest - the Queen’s Way comes highly recommended; a drive through magnificent scenery with glimpses of deer, wild goats and buzzards galore, the perfect venue for relaxation in truly beautiful surroundings. The local climate is tempered by the Gulf Stream and evidence of this is everywhere: from the wonderful plant life to the exotic gardens scattered throughout the area. Galloway remains unspoilt with breathtaking scenery including picturesque lochs, majestic hills and stunning beaches where it is still possible to see only one set of footprints..... yours! So step out of your world for a wee while and enter the welcoming world of Borgue!

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.

Read more things to do nearby

Availability selector

Start Date
cottage-detail-pet-price-free cottage-detail-pet-price-payable
There is currently no availability for the options selected. Please modify your selection or contact us on 01228 406731.

Availability calendar

Available start date Unavailable