The Spinney Cottage ref: CC537172

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This delightful, cosy end terraced cottage is just the ticket for exploring the best of what Galloway has to offer and for that relaxing holiday you can just leave the car and enjoy the most delightful walks from the front door. The private garden is just perfect for barbeques as it catches the evening sun. Just the place to share a bottle of wine as you plan your next day’s adventures. In much earlier times Garlieston Harbour would have been a thriving hive of activity as it traded its rope and sailcloth for tea and lace and coal from abroad. Illicit trading was more than likely happening too as this area was a haven for smugglers! There is a fascinating history of Garlieston and the surrounding areas from the secret Mulberry Harbour project during the Second World War to the emotive Cruggleton Castle along the shore. Shop central, pub 1 mile and restaurant central.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is all on ground floor level
Living Room: with wood burning stove, flat screen Freeview TV/DVD
Dining room/Sun Room: with views of the garden
Kitchen: electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Conservatory (one step down): this lovely sunny room has pleasant views of the garden.
Bedroom 1: with double bed, wardrobe and a digital radio. Window overlooking the garden.
Bedroom 2: with two single beds
Bathroom: shower over bath and toilet.
Shower room: with shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. First supply of fuel for stove included.


Fully enclosed garden laid to lawn with patio area and garden furniture. Shed for storage of bicycles/fishing equipment etc. On street parking.
  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
  • Distance
    15 Miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer or Barrhill
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    33.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

A lovely walk from The Spinney follows the shoreline skirting the gardens of Galloway House through delightful woodlands arriving at the pretty Rigg Bay. Stronger walkers may want to continue on past the ruins of the 13th century Cruggleton Castle and on to the Isle of Whithorn where you can enjoy the local hostelry! From the other side of the bay looking inland the Galloway Hills beckon for some seriously challenging walking. 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 thriving on the rocky outcrops and the red deer range, which allows the chance to see these normally elusive animals up close.
For fisherman and golfers this area must be a paradise with a choice of loch and sea fishing and distracting views from a choice of golf courses.
Galloway is often described as the highlands of the lowlands come and see for yourself

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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Tuesday 29 October 2019 7 nights £ 585.00
Wednesday 30 October 2019 7 nights £ 585.00
Thursday 31 October 2019 7 nights £ 370.00

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