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Orchard Cottage

Self Catering
Sleeps: 6
From £350.00 pw
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Enjoy a picnic and watch the swallows at Orchard Cottage


  • Children welcome
  • Eco-friendly
  • Garden
  • Off-road parking
  • Open fire or stove
  • Wi-Fi


Orchard Cottage

Our eco-friendly barn conversion offers more than just a roof over your head while you’re on holiday. Family friendly and suitable for groups, our single story self-catering cottage is comfortable and welcoming. On a practical level there are three bedrooms sleeping 6 people with two bedrooms offering en-suite shower, sink and WC. There’s also a third bathroom with large bath next to the master bedroom. There is a spacious living/dining/eating area with wood-burning stove.

Plenty to do

Walk out the door and you can climb an Iron Age Hill Fort for one of the most stunning views of the Wigtown Bay Estuary and Galloway Hills. Jump in the car and in five minutes you can explore a sprawling garden walk and Rigg Bay beach in Garlieston. The water is shallow and perfect for little ones. Bigger ones may enjoy the climb up the coastal path to the remains of Cruggleton Castle. On your bike you can explore all of the Machars Peninsula on quiet roads. Or for the more adventurous, head to Kirroughtree Forest Park near Newton Steward and tackle one of the Seven Stanes mountain biking courses.

Rainy days

Orchard Cottage lends itself to family games with the wood stove roaring away. But exploring Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town is a must for any visitor. There are book shops to keep all readers of all ages happy. Highly recommended is a visit to The Bookshop, immortalised in Shaun Bythell’s critically acclaimed The Diary of a Bookseller. Scotland’s largest bookshop, it really has a book for everyone.


Come in early spring or later in autumn for fantastic views of the night sky. You can wander up our Hill fort for a quick peak. For more of an adventure, drive the short distance to the UK’s only Dark Sky Park in the Galloway Forest.



Inside the house has games and books for younger visitors. Outside there is a swingset in the paddock next to the cottage.

Wigtown Book Festival

Orchard Cottage makes an ideal base for groups wanting to attend the Wigtown Book Festival that is held at the end of September – set up your own book club discussion group in the living room!

At a glance

  • Three bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • Outdoor play areas for children
  • Near local beaches
  • Wood-stove in spacious living space
  • One level for easy access
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    Mrs Sara Barton, Southfields House, South Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9EH
    Orchard Cottage
    North Balfern, Kirkinner
    DG8 9DB

    07767 827537

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