This fully-refurbished, modern, detached cottage is in the historic coastal fishing village of Isle of Whithorn. Close to the sea, this cottage also has expansive inland views of the gentle farmland of the Machars Peninsula. More details...
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Whithorn 4 miles; Garlieston 7 miles, Wigtown 14 miles; Newton Stewart 22 miles.
Referred to locally as 'The Isle', the Isle of Whithorn is designated an outstanding conservation area. The graceful crescent of shore and neat houses that make up the harbour presents a perfect spectacle in any camera’s viewfinder. Already in existence 1600 years ago, the community was at the very beginning of Scotland’s Christian history when Ninian, Scotland’s first missionary and saint, founded his church at Whithorn. The Isle Church itself, a former Free Kirk, stands prominent in defiance of the highest of tides. The Isle harbour, once the host of cargoes of coal, fertiliser and timber is now busy throughout the year with local boats fishing for crabs and lobsters, as well as catches of scallops brought in by the visiting Manx fleet. However, some of the best goes straight in through the doors of the award-winning Steam Packet Inn on the waterfront! Take a walk along the Harbour and enquire about local sea-angling opportunities. At the end of the Harbour, follow the signs for St Ninian’s Chapel and shortly you’ll come to the Witness Cairn. Just a short distance away stands the 14th century ruin of St Ninian’s Chapel, once a place where pilgrims were welcomed and now in the care of Historic Scotland. It’s an easy climb up the Cairn to the distinctive white tower which has been a mariner’s landmark for close on two centuries. At the top you can behold the majestic expanse of the Solway and the Irish Sea. Across the water lie the great peaks of Cumbria’s Lake District, while due south lies the Isle of Man, its nearest point just 18 miles away. The Isle is a welcoming port for visiting leisure sailors and bowlers too. So please bring your boat and your bowls! At the Isle you will discover a tranquil place that is much more than just a view. Welcome to the Isle!
ThemeChild friendly3 star
No pets allowed
Off road parking
Living roomDVD playerTV
Linen providedDownstairs bedroom
Local faciltiesFishing nearby
Coast nearbyPub nearby
This fully-refurbished, modern, detached cottage is in the historic coastal fishing village of Isle of Whithorn.
Close to the sea, this cottage also has expansive inland views of the gentle farmland of the Machars Peninsula.
The cottage offers modern comfortable accommodation comprising two bedrooms, a double and a children's bunk bedroom, a sitting room with dining area and French doors opening to the front of the property.
At the rear is an expansive shared lawn which is ideal for either children to play in or for the grownups to soak up the tranquillity of the surroundings.
The atmosphere is enhanced by the harbour of Whithorn which boasts a hotel offering good food and a welcoming bar as well as a general store with a Post Office.
This is the ideal location to explore this historic corner of Scotland with Mesolithic and Iron Age Forts, ancient standing stones, chapels and castles.
Scotland's famous book town of Wigtown is close by, as are the sandy beaches and forest parks which offer the complete holiday for the whole family.
A fabulous holiday cottage for discovering this delightful region of Scotland.
- All ground floor
- Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with pull out bed
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Galley kitchen
- Sitting room with dining area.
- Electric central heating
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Lawned front garden, rear lawn and patio with countryside views
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 2 mins walk
- Note: Mobile phone reception can be variable at this location (reasonable in garden)
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