The Granary ref: UK11091

Near Kirkinner, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Set amid rolling farmland with spectacular views of the Galloway Hills and Wigtown Bay Estuary, The Granary is delightful cottage. To make the most of the stunning views the living room is on the first floor, where you can sit and relax and be disturbed by nothing more than the sheep in the field! The Granary is situated on the owner’s small working farm, with sheep, hens and Shetland ponies. Guests are very welcome to meet the animals when the owners are there, but are asked not to go into the fields unaccompanied or to feed the animals. When the weather is fine, just relax in the private garden, making the most of the views.
There is a wealth of things to do while you are here. The Granary is ideally placed to explore everything that this delightful corner of south west Scotland has to offer, known as ‘The Machars’. Visit Wigtown, officially designated as Scotland’s ‘National Book Town’, which has a wide range of book-related businesses, a book lovers haven! The larger town of Newton Stewart, known as ‘the Gateway to the Galloway Hills’, also has many excellent shops and places where you can eat. With the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park close by, The Granary is ideally placed to enjoy your stay, whether you just wish to relax or enjoy an action packed adventure. Enjoy the rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream. There are many beautiful gardens to explore, including the world renowned Logan Botanical Gardens. The area boasts many pretty little ports like Sandhead, Portpatrick and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway Nature Reserve where thousands of seabirds nest on the cliff face during spring and summer.
This location is perfect for walkers, golfers and cyclists and also very convenient for the ferry terminal to Northern Ireland. This area has numerous historical and ancient sites to visit, administered by Scottish Heritage and the National Trust for Scotland. Walkers and cyclists will find plenty to occupy them in the Galloway Hills, and there are coastal walks and forests walks, including those in the Galloway Forest Park with several visitor centres also to be found. A number of quiet sandy beaches are also just a short drive away. There are swimming pools and leisure centres in Stranraer and Newton Stewart, whilst the Cream o’ Galloway visitor attraction is great for families with children. Beach 5 miles. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Kitchen/dining area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedoom: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Steep stairs to...

First floor

Living room: With electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and double futon bed.

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Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Use of owners’ tumble dryer.


Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 1 dog welcome, to be ket on a lead at all times (working sheep farm). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    9.8 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    56.8 miles
  • Lake
    5 miles (beach)

About the local area

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

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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