Views towards the property
Studio accommodation
looking towards kitchen area
Bathroom with shower
Picture postcard property
Stunning scenery on your doorstep
Beautiful Loch Trool
Stunning Galloway coast
Unspoilt beaches looking towards Galloway Forest
Doorstep views
Cardoness Castle
surrounded by beautiful scenery
Isle of Whithorn
Monreith Beach
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4 / 14  Bathroom with shower
5 / 14  Picture postcard property
6 / 14  Stunning scenery on your doorstep
7 / 14  Beautiful Loch Trool
8 / 14  Stunning Galloway coast
9 / 14  Unspoilt beaches looking towards Galloway Forest
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11 / 14  Cardoness Castle
12 / 14  surrounded by beautiful scenery
13 / 14  Isle of Whithorn
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Wrens Nest

Newton Stewart (6.5mls SW), Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • The immediate area is a paradise for walkers
  • The 7stanes mountain bike tracks are close by
  • Loch Ken is a short drive away and offers an array of water-sports
  • For adrenalin junkies why not try the zip wire or human slingshot which is on offer in the local area
  • Discover the beautiful Galloway National park and the RSPB Bird reserve
  • Unspoilt beaches just 11 miles away
Property code: 45899

A cosy studio-style cottage on the outskirts of picturesque Kirkcowan. It offers a beautiful rural retreat with woodland and countryside views.

Nestled in a peaceful, tranquil location, this rural retreat is perfect for couples. It’s within walking distance of all local amenities, including Kirkcowan’s friendly country pub. Also within easy reach are the historic marketing towns of Newton Stewart, Gate House of Fleet, and Kirkcudbright which is otherwise known as the Artist town. The area is a haven for outdoor lovers, with numerous glens, country trails, nature reserves and coastal paths offering great walking, hiking, cycling and mountain biking opportunities. Explore Wigtown Bay, Luce Bay, Solway Firth coast line, and Galloway National Park, or enjoy the water sports and Europe’s longest zip wipe at Loch Ken.  Why not visit the Gin Distillery in nearby Newton Stewart or a whiskey distillery a which is a short drive away, where you can book a tour and test your taste buds, enjoy a few drinks while looking out at the beautiful hillside. 

This single-storey, studio-style cottage offers an open-plan lounge/kitchen/sleeping area - the perfect cosy retreat to explore the area. Relax on the sofa in front of the TV or with the latest bestseller, or cook up a quick lunch or light bite in the kitchen area, which has an electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. From the King-size bed there are views across the garden and woodland, the TV can also be turned to watch a film in bed. There’s also a shower room with WC. 

Stepping outside, you’ll find a picturesque enclosed garden to the front of the cottage, which is set amid 10 acres of land - perfect for exploring. Here you’ll find a seating area where you can sit back and relax in the fresh country air, whilst enjoying a drink. There’s off-road parking available for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Studio style accommodation with a king-size bed
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower cubicle and WC
  • Kitchen area with electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Towels and bed linen included
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small well behaved dog welcome - nothing larger than a small terrier
  • Pub and shop within walking distance

Newton Stewart (8 miles) is a thriving market town where you will find a choice of independent stores, including butchers and bakery, welcoming pubs and restaurants serving local produce. Take a tour of the town's gin distillery and sample a cocktail in the bar. Visit the town museum before spending the evening at the cinema, a distinctive building with Art Deco frontage. Follow the riverbank walk from Sparling Bridge to Cree, pausing to read the poems inscribed on stone along the way.

Discover Galloway Forest Park (16.5 miles) for wonderful woodland walks, ancient burial chambers and ruined settlements. Hike along the Galloway Kite Trail to view the spectacular red kites swooping and soaring overhead above Loch Ken; discover the Martyr's Tomb and the stunning cascades of Spout's Head Waterfall as you meander along the waters of Trool Trail or visit at night to enjoy the UK's first Dark Sky Park for a spot of stargazing. Hop in the saddle for a ride along the 7stanes (10.5 miles) mountain bike trails where there are routes for all abilities, from gentle pedals through woods and glen, to the white-knuckle black runs with steep descents and narrow tracks.

Well worth a visit is Scotland's Book Town. Home to an annual book festival and with a host of independent booksellers, Wigtown (8.5 miles) has over a quarter of a million books to choose from, both old and new. Stroll the wide streets and market square in search of a well-remembered novel or childhood favourite, browse the galleries and craft shops or stop for a tasty treat in one of the friendly cafes. Stretch your legs with a walk to the Martyrs' Stake for views over Wigtown Bay and the Galloway Hills.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tony 16th August 2019

A lovely and secluded studio type property, well located in this beautiful part of Scotland. The property is compact and cooking facilities limited, but no shortage of great restaurants around. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Ceri 5th July 2019

Absolutely lovely place! A cosy cottage/den in the middle of bliss. We were worried about what might be around but were not disturbed at all. The comfiest place to sleep which was superb as I have a very stressful job. Saw on other reviews a couple of people having a bit of a moan about no oven and kitchen being small, well we cooked steak, salmon Read moreand full english etc so I think if you are a good cook and are organised it's not an issue, plus theres a bbq in the shed which we also used. Hide

Reviewed by Annette 14th June 2019

Was in a lovely location, very quiet. Obviously transport is needed as there are very few paths to walk on. We would have benefitted from having an oven in the kitchen but appreciate it was a studio cottage.

Reviewed by Pat 24th May 2019

Very quaint cottage set on the edge of Kirkcowan village. Great place to visit, lots to do nearby and splendid walks in the forest or by the lochs. Well worth a visit!

Reviewed by Dale 22nd March 2019

Lovely little place set in scenic area with great views. Perfect little gettaway for a couple.

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Views towards the property
Studio accommodation
looking towards kitchen area
Bathroom with shower
Picture postcard property
Stunning scenery on your doorstep
Beautiful Loch Trool
Stunning Galloway coast
Unspoilt beaches looking towards Galloway Forest
Doorstep views
Cardoness Castle
Show 2 moresurrounded by beautiful scenery


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