Woodbank ref: CC537132

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Woodbank is a delightful, detached property offering a cosy and character filled interior and a lovely garden area leading down to the clear waters of the River Cree. The lounge is a particularly fine feature of this property with its feature wood burning stove and exposed stonework. The large garden has a screened gazebo, which has astro-turf flooring and cane furniture, and is a great place in which to relax. Fishermen will be in their element in this property and all those yearning to spend time in beautiful surroundings teeming with wildlife will also cherish a break in Woodbank. The property enjoys a tranquil setting in Old Minnigaff which frames the river. Across the river bridge lies the much loved town of Newton Stewart and then the road to Glen Trool, where the hills are a veritable paradise for both walkers and cyclists. Woodbank provides an excellent base for exploring this glorious area with its stunning land and seascapes, myriad historic buildings AND sites and wide range of outdoor activities.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burning stove, 32" Freeview TV and DVD; a lovely cosy room with feature stone wall and views toward river.
Kitchen/Diner: With range with double electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine; dining table and chairs.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed and bed settee making ideal family room; lovely views over garden to river.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and lovely views over garden to river.
Bedroom 3: With 4ft bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

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Fourth floor


All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for wood burning stove provided. Highchair available. Secure store with tumble dryer and washing facilities for bikes; drying room for fishermen.  Wifi internet access available.


Wild garden and rockery to the left hand side of the property which is ideal for viewing wildlife. The main garden is accessed over a vehicular road with outdoor furniture, large lawned area with screened gazebo and BBQ leading to river, direct access to river safeguarded via garden fence. Off road parking for 2 cars.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
    0.75 Mile
  • Distance
    0.75 Mile
  • Restaurant
    0.75 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.75 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    19.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

There are seven golf courses for example, all within a 25 minute drive of the property. Walkers are spoilt for choice and the Galloway Hills are every bit as challenging as their Highland cousins but surprisingly devoid of people. These hills are amazing, hiding shimmering lochs, ridges with evocative names like Rig of the Jarkness, Clints of the Buss and Point of the Snibe and the Rhinns of Kells;a fine ridge walk best saved for a clear and sunny day. The Queen’s Way is a very scenic drive linking Newton Stewart with Scotland’s smallest Burgh, New Galloway. The road holds lovely surprises as it winds its way through the magnificent scenery. Visitors should look out for the wild goats which live on the rocky outcrops and the lovely red deer foraging near the tree line. The Grey Mare’s tail waterfall and the stunning Clatteringshaws Loch, complete with visitor centre and eating facilities, are also well worth a visit. The Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s longest walking trail crosses this area and the section along Glen Trool is easier and can be enjoyed be less experienced walkers. The Galloway Forest Park is the first dedicated Dark Sky park in the UK and is now one of the few places left in the world where one can witness a clear night sky’ truly one of the wonders of the world! Glentrool is also home to one of the world renowned mountain biking venues, the 7Stanes. This region has over 200 miles of coastline from rugged cliffs to sandy beaches just right for that tasty barbecue. There is a huge choice of public gardens in the area such as the Botanic Gardens at Port Logan. This has an amazing collection of weird and exotic places which somewhat surprisingly thrive in the area owing to the temperate effects of the Gulf Stream.

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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