The Old School ref: CC537187

Auchenmalg, Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


The Old School dates back to around 1850 and every window frames a delightful view of this very scenic area. The sitting room was once the assembly room but now it is a cosy and relaxing room where you can relive the day’s adventures and plan tomorrow’s itinerary around the wood burning stove. The dramatic coastline fringing Luce Bay is close by and there are good coastal walks where you may catch glimpses of seals and porpoises.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has LPG central heating and comprises:
Kitchen: with electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge with ice box.
Two steps up to...
Living room/diner: with wood burner, Satellite TV and Wii games console.
Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC.
Bedroom 1: with double bed and sofa bed (for two).
Bedroom 2: with twin beds.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor


All electric, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs provided free of charge. Welcome pack provided. Strictly no smoking.


Large lawned garden with a small stream at the bottom - young children must be supervised. Patio with garden furniture. Private parking for three cars. Lockable storage for bikes/equipment.

  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    18 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    13.8 miles
  • Lake
    (beach) 1 mile

About the local area

This area is known as The Machars, home to rugged cliffs, a variety of wildlife, nesting seabirds and just amazing seascapes. The sunsets here are quite spectacular with the sun setting over the Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly tip.
From superb fishing to a plant lover’s paradise, this secret corner of Scotland genuinely has something to suit everyone whatever their age. With mile after mile of sleepy back roads this is a cyclists’ haven or if your preference is as an adrenaline seeker, one of the World renowned 7Stanes mountain biking venues is near Newton Stewart.
The Wigtown Book Festival has become a much-loved institution and is a must for lovers of literacy and is graced by many a famous author offering lectures and book signings.
Luce Bay is overlooked by an assortment of hamlets and villages from Sandhead on the west with its beautiful beach to Port William and Monreith on the eastern shores.
The Isle of Whithorn is an evocative place and you don’t require a sea crossing to get there!
For a day out with a difference catch the ferry to Belfast and visit the acclaimed Titanic exhibition.

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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