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Peace and Quiet Holiday Cottages


Peace & Quiet Holiday Cottages provide the perfect location for a relaxing holiday break away from all the stresses and strains of day-to-day living. Set in the heart of the rural Machars Peninsula in south-west Scotland, amidst rugged coasts and unspoilt countryside our self-catering holiday accommodation offers the ideal base to explore the area’s rugged coastline, sandy beaches and miles upon miles of unspoilt countryside.

Peace Cottage

Peace Cottage

2 Bedrooms | Sleeps up to 4 people | 1 dog welcome  
Situated in peaceful countryside, Peace Cottage is an ideal holiday base for couples to explore all that the Machars Peninsula has to offer. Peace Cottage features a living room with electric wood-burner, wooden floor and French doors to a large kitchen with wooden floor. One double bedroom and one twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
Prices from £295 per week (1 dog +£25 pw).

Quiet Cottage

1 Bedroom | Sleeps up to 2 people | 1 dog welcome  
Situated in peaceful countryside, Quiet Cottage is an ideal holiday base for couples to explore all that the Machars Peninsula has to offer. Quiet Cottage features a living room with electric woodburner, wooden floor and French doors to a large open-plan kitchen/dining room, a double bedroom and a bathroom offering both a bath and a shower cubicle as well as wash-hand basin and toilet.
Prices from £255 per week (1 dog +£25 pw).

Galloway Farmhouse Cheese


Naturally delicious cheeses from Millairies Farm, Sorbie

in South West Scotland, where we have been producing our range of award winning cheeses for over 30 years.

Our range includes cheeses made from our own herd of organic dairy cows also ewes milk and goats milk when available.

They can be found in some of Scotland’s top hotels and restaurants and is sold in delicatessens across the country.

From Ewe to You

You’ll find our full range of delicious Cairnsmore cheeses to tempt you in our farm shop – signposted locally and named ‘From Ewe to You‘. The shop also stocks a range of craft and gift items to remind you of your stay in this magical corner of Dumfries and Galloway or to give to family or friends on your return home.

Our crafts include sheepskin rugs, fleeces and smaller gift items, mostly based on a sheep theme, as well as other foodie items.

And we also stock delicious Cream o’ Galloway ice cream. We’re open Monday to Friday between 11am and 4pm from May to September.

Crafty Crafters



A local arts and crafts store to showcase the work of local crafters

Crafty Crafters is a local shop based in the lovely town of Newton Stewart that has a wide selection of crafts made by local people.
Our talented artists produce a a wide range of quality work from home décor and artwork to knitted baby clothes and adults cardigans.

We showcase all of these crafts in one place and have products for a wide range of budgets. All work is handmade which makes every piece unique.

We have seen so much talent from the local community, their imagination for new ideas can only be matched by their skill and quality of work. We want to show these beautiful products to the world and give them the platform they truly deserve.

Many of our products can be personalised and bespoke made upon request to suit your colour scheme or with a name added. Our range is ever changing with new ideas and crafts made all the time so please drop in regularly to see what we have in store. We also keep our Facebook page up to date with our latest products in store so please follow us for updates.


A new outlet is opening soon in Whithorn

This can be found at The The South Machars Community Centre and will be a shop of 2 halves

Crafty Crafter shop in one half and the other half will be a community re-use centre.

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Castlewigg Holiday Park

Our park is open 50 weeks a year.

Whether you’re interested in one of our static holiday homes or a weekend stay in your motorhome,  Castlewigg Holiday Park is the perfect destination.

A warm welcome to our family-friendly park in Castlewigg, Scotland. Our park is in the heart of the Machars Peninsula and boasts outstanding views and local surroundings.

Whether you’re looking at owning your own static holiday home on our park or you wish to visit us for the weekend in your motorhome or tent, Castlewigg Holiday Park is the perfect destination for you.

The coast of Dumfries & Galloway is warmed by the Gulf stream which provides a mild climate to our park. The local area includes many different attractions including Galloway House, Castle Kennedy and the Logan Botanical which boasts a range of tropical plants.

If you would like to find out more information about our park, view one of our static holiday homes or book your stay then please get in touch with us by calling 07760 591 276 or sending us an email to

The Steam Packet Inn

The Steam Packet Inn is a family-owned and run pub and restaurant in the beautiful harbourside village of the Isle of Whithorn, where you can be sure of good food and drink, craft beers from our own Five Kingdoms microbrewery, and a warm welcome.

Situated on the quayside of a picturesque little fishing village on the very tip of the southwest peninsula of Scotland, the big picture windows look out over the harbour where you can watch the activities of the local fishermen and sailors alongside the daily coming and going of the tides. The Inn boasts two bars and seven en-suite bedrooms. It’s a building that clings to its heritage, radiates a family atmosphere, and offers a comfortable bed for the night.

The ‘Packet’ is renowned for its food with an extensive menu served in either bar, lower dining room or conservatory. The specials menu is changed twice daily and focuses on making use of the best available, local, Scottish produce through the seasons. Unsurprisingly, we specialise in seafood; taking advantage of what the local boats can provide. Lobster, crab, sole and monkfish are just some of the dishes regularly served here.

A wide selection of drinks are available from the bar including our award-winning real ales, we are the 2013 area and region CAMRA pub of the year winners, an extensive selection of malt whiskies and a comprehensive wine list of which we serve at least nine by the glass. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are served all day.

Local activities include walking, fishing, cycling, shooting, bird watching, sailing or just simply relaxing in an idyllic location with a good book.

Children and dogs welcome.

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Five Kingdoms Brewery

Award winning beers which use whole hops, quality malts and fresh local water.

Five Kingdoms microbrewery began in 2015 and sits in the beautiful harbourside village of The Isle of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway. The small fishing village is nestled on the tip of the Machars peninsula, close to the stunning Galloway Forest hills and is Scotland’s most southerly brewery. Five Kingdoms, so called because England, Ireland, The Isle of Man, Wales and Scotland can all be visible on a clear day from the Isle.

It came about through a mutual passion for beer of publican Alastair Scoular who owns and runs The Steam Packet Inn, the village’s only pub and his head chef Brendon Dennett. Brendon, who had previously worked at renowned Scottish brewery 6 Degrees North in Stonehaven brought this wealth of brewing knowledge to the partnership. With the location, premises and experience of the pub trade and a pure passion for real ale, Alastair and Brendon were the perfect balance for a successful venture to create honest, fine ales.

Crates of beer and gift packs are available to buy online via our website below.


Craiglemine Cottage Caravan

 We have a 2 bedroom 35ft x 12ft caravan fully equipped for self catering located at the small, family run

Monreith Sands Holiday Park.

The caravan is double glazed and centrally heated throughout with an additional electric fire in the lounge.

The boiler also supplies constant hot water.

Sorry we do not accept dogs.

Strictly no smoking or vaping is allowed in the caravan.Accommodation

The caravan can sleep up to 6 persons – 4 adults and 2 children

.Bedroom #1 – with standard size double bed and fitted wardrobes and cupboards.

All bedding provided.

Bedroom #2 – with two bunk beds with cupboard space.

All bedding provided.

A travel cot and high chair can be provided on request.

Lounge / Dining Room – the lounge has large windows and has a sofa which is a fold out double bed inside. The room also has fitted cupboards.

The dining area has a circular table with 4 chairs.

There is a 26” TV and DVD player – you are welcome to bring you favourite films.

Kitchenfully fitted with a gas cooker, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, pots and pans.

Cooking utensils, a 6 piece dinner service and cutlery are also provided.

Tea, Coffee and sugar are supplied at the start of the holiday, but will not be replenished during your stay.

Bathroom – with shower, toilet and washbasin. We do not supply towels.


We don’t have an availability calendar as yet for the caravan to check vacancies please phone 01988 500594.

Studio 17

The Home of Happy Snail, Galloway Graphics and KGR Glass Design



Studio 17 is nestled next to Cooper Cottage, a traditional stone built Scottish house, on Isle Street in Whithorn,

Never heard of Whithorn? It’s a marvelous little town, situated in The Machars and Dumfries and Galloway’s first city.

OK, I can hear you shouting, ‘Where on earth is The Machars?…..’

The Machars are an area of Wigtownshire, and before you ask, Wigtownshire is in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.

Studio 17 welcomes visitors most weekends, ( if we are not out doing a show),

Want to visit the studio? Just call 01988 501011 and we will be happy to open up for you.

Studio 17 features 3 resident artists.

Happy Snail

KGR Glass Design

Galloway Graphics

Near Whithorn Museum in Bruce Street

At St Ninian`s Tearoom on sea front. Limited 24 hour facility also.

Courtyard Holiday Cottages

East Kirkland Farm



East Kirkland Farm is situated on the edge of the Solway Firth, overlooking Wigtown Bay and the magnificent Galloway hills beyond. The cottages are within easy reach of the small town of Wigtown, proud to call itself Scotland’s National Book Town.  With its numerous second hand book shops, choice of cafes and restaurants and a selection of delightful craft/antique shops, there’s plenty for you to enjoy.

Courtyard Holiday Cottages offer comfortable, self-catering accommodation arranged around a small courtyard, with owner accommodation on site.  Cottages sleep from 3 to 6 people and can be booked individually or as a whole (sleeping up to 19 people) for family gatherings/special occasions.  We boast a fantastic heated indoor pool (open April to end Oct), a selection of bicycles for guests to use, drying room, dvd and games library, play park with swings and a games barn for those rainy days.  Well behaved pets are welcome!

With its beautiful beaches, historical sites, forest parks, gardens and numerous other visitor attractions, Wigtownshire is an ideal location for walking , cycling, fishing, golfing or sight seeing.




The Riverbank Cafe



The Riverbank Cafe is a popular venue for visitors and locals alike who just love the fresh baking, excellent coffee, paninis, toasties, salads, burgers, breakfast, soup, desserts, sandwiches and children’s menu.


Much of the produce used in The Riverbank Cafe is sourced from the Dumfries and Galloway region such as their cheese, pork and smoked produce.


The Riverbank Cafe is located next to the main car park in Newton Stewart and there is plenty of public parking as well as some private, more secure spaces provided behind the cafe.

St Ninian’s Tearoom

The Isle of Whithorn

The Isle of Whithorn is a small community with a big heart and at the heart of this beautiful harbourside village is a wonderful village hall, tea room and shop called St Ninian’s. Here, you can relax and take in the view whilst enjoying a delicious breakfast or lunch. Perhaps you might indulge in a beautiful afternoon tea, or treat yourself to a homemade cake and a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

Situated in the small village of Sorbie The Pheasant offers a unique dining experience in the heart of Galloway.

Run by husband and wife team Morag and Andrea Cuomo who spent 13 years in Edinburgh and a year in Italy before returning to Morag’s roots in Galloway.  Born and bred in Naples Andrea’s cooking reflects his upbringing in Italy. The menu is a combination of authentic Italian dishes as well as dishes of his own creation.


The seasonal menu offers a concise selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes and assures customers all the dishes are freshly prepared. Fresh handmade pasta is a speciality, the ravioli and gnocchi are loved by children and adults.

Take away pizza now available !

Please bear in mind at the weekend we may be busy and takeaway is subject to availability so we advise order ahead.

Wednesday to Sunday – 12 – 2.30pm | 5 – 10pm

Quality Local Produce

Locally sourced produce is important to us. Our aim is to support local suppliers whenever possible and take advantage of the wealth of high quality produce that Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway itself has to offer.

We have a minimum waste policy. Frequent small deliveries of fresh produce ensure the quality of our dishes and also minimise waste. We utilise the recycling facilities and manage to recycle a significant portion of our waste.



Customers can relax in the lounge with log fire, enjoy a casual lunch or pre-dinner drink before going to their table in the modern rustic dining room.  The bespoke lighting, driftwood bar and original artwork are often a talking point of the dining room.

Outdoor seating out the front and back garden terrace is available those sunny day. Cyclist and dog owners are welcome to use these spaces too.

The friendly, attentive service, warm and cosy atmosphere and passion for food all make your Pheasant visit a memorable one.


The location is great for exploring The Machars area.  There are beautiful coastal walks from Garlieston, St Ninians Cave and St Medians near Monreith. Nearby Kilsture forest has many pathways to make a quick stroll for a breath of fresh air or a longer walk with the dog. The huge beech trees that line the southern edge of the woods and the blankets of bluebells when in season are both magical.


Lunch and Early Evening Menu (5-6.30pm)

Two Course £9.50

Three Course £12.30

Full A la carte menu is always available

Booking is recommended


Craiglemine Cottage B and B

See a different side of Scotland this year …One without mountains, midges or crowds of tourists.

Galloway has a fantastic sea to sky landscape, from safe sandy beaches and rugged cliff top walks to rolling hills and quiet historic ruins.

The cottage with its peaceful atmosphere is a wonderful place to unwind for a short break or longer holiday.

At Craiglemine Cottage B and B you can be sure of a warm welcome all year.

Whether you prefer activities such as walking, cycling, fishing or golf; or like more being more relaxed seeing beautiful formal gardens or some of our 6000 year history – all are in easy reach in this lovely part of Scotland.The Galloway Forest – the UK’s first Dark Sky Park is to the north.

The cottage too has a wonderful extensive view of the night sky.


The pleasantly decorated and furnished accommodation comprises:

Double/Family Room. This large room with washbasin has an attractive view to the distant Galloway hills.Extra beds can be added for small children

Single/Twin Room. Bright and south facing.Each room has tea / coffee making facilities plus an alarm clock. The rooms share the bathroom facilities plus second toilet.

The spacious residents Lounge / Dining Room is a perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Although the cottage is centrally heated the cast iron stove in the stone fireplace provides a cosy warmth for the autumn and winter evenings

We provide evening meals on request.Children of all ages welcome – free for under 6 years. Experience for yourself the variety and beauty of rural Galloway.

Wireless Broadband Internet is available.

Please mention this web site when making an enquiry


Chapel Outon Farmhouse B and B

Kath & Tim Annison welcome you to our traditional VisitScotland 3 Star rated Galloway farmhouse, Chapel Outon Farmhouse, situated in rolling countryside on the outskirts of the Royal Borough of Whithorn.

Our three rooms are double & family (cot available) with en-suite shower and twin with private facilities (bath only).  We offer hearty breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal using home grown and locally sourced produce and have been given the Taste our Best Award.  We have separate sitting room (open fire) with Sky TV and dining room (wood burner).  Home Baking.  We are especially dog friendly and belong to Pets Welcome Scheme.  Dogs stay free of charge inclusive of free home made dog treat and the use of the fluffy mat and dog bowl during their stay.  We also welcome walkers and cyclists and belong to both Welcome Schemes.  Ample secure parking.

We are ideally situated for coast country forest and heritage.  Our dark skies are spectacular and we are part of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Unesco Biosphere.






Number 7 Ninian’s Landing

Number 7 Ninian’s Landing is a stylish one bedroom first floor apartment for 1 or 2 people located on the harbourside in the Isle of Whithorn. The holiday accommodation is located in the heart of the village with a spectacular sea view overlooking the attractive harbour.

The Isle of Whithorn is one of Scotland’s most Southerly villages and from the village there are spectacular sea views across towards to Kirkcudbright, Cumbria and the Isle of Man.

Self-catering holiday in the Isle of Whithorn

Number 7 Ninian’s Landing is a stylish first floor apartment sleeping 1 or 2 guests with a fabulous sea view across the harbour. The apartment building stands on the site of a former fisherman’s warehouse and there is a nautical theme throughout the building.

Number 7 has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, fully fitted kitchen and comfortable furnishings. The kitchen has everything you need for a perfect self-catering holiday:

The living area has a comfortable furnishings, flat screen TV, DVD player, Freesat, Amazon Firestick and unlimited Wifi. There are guide books and tourist information to help you plan your day trips and holiday activities.

The bathroom has a bath with an electric shower over the bath, heated towel rail, hand wash basin and WC. A fluffy bath sheet and hand towel are provided for each guest together with a bath mat. Complimentary hair and body wash is provided.

The EPC rating is band C.

The spacious double bedroom has a king size bed,  built in wardrobes and hotel quality bed linen is provided. There is a sea view from the bedroom and a view of the Isle of Whithorn Tower on the headland, which is an aid to navigation.

Outside at Number 7 there is a private courtyard with a designated parking space and lots of walks from the doorstep.

Isle of Whithorn

The Isle of Whithorn is one of Scotland’s most Southerly villages. There is an award winning CAMRA pub in the village with its own microbrewery. The Steam Packet serves delicious lunch and dinner using the finest of local produce and dogs are welcome in the bar. There are tables on the harbourside for lunch, dinner or refreshments outside to enjoy the views. St Ninian’s Tearoom is a short walk from Number 7 and here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea by the sea. The shop inside the tearoom has a Post Office and sells all the essentials you might need for your holiday.

There are lots of walks from the doorstep and lots of places to visit and attractions nearby. Scotland’s Book Town, Wigtown, is a short drive away from Number 7.

Your holiday at Number 7 Ninian’s Landing

Number 7 sleeps up to 2 guests and we welcome dogs at no extra charge (1 large or 2 small/medium).

Number 7 is open all year round, including Christmas and New Year. Book your next holiday, short break or weekend away (3 night minimum stay) at Number 7 Ninian’s Landing in the Isle of Whithorn.

Contact: Alison Smith

Telephone or Text: 07824 770968

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Pend House

This former gatehouse to the monastery at Whithorn is one of two luxury holiday cottages in Scotland available for let through the National Trust for Scotland. They are full of authentic period touches and furnishings appropriate to the 16th-century building.

One master bedroom with magnificent four-poster bed, one twin bedroom with two box beds. Large sitting and dining room on the ground floor with large working fireplace, and separate kitchen; bathroom with bath and shower, on mezzanine. First floor has television/family room.

Scotland’s smallest theatre.

This ‘little gem’ of a venue offers an intimate setting for professional theatre, live music, spoken word, comedy and other events.

The rural 48-seat auditorium is situated in the beautiful Galloway countryside 3 from miles from Whithorn, 9 miles from Wigtown and just 15 miles from Newton Stewart.

Situated in the owners’ garden, the theatre was established over twenty years ago and boasts comfortable raked seating and  professional lighting and sound facilities. There is ample parking and disabled access.

The theatre and refreshment room are open on performance days – see website for details. A range of hot and cold drinks and ice creams are available. The refreshment room and garden open one hour before a performance.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online via the website or by phone (01988 850368). Any remaining tickets are sold on the door (cash only).

Come and experience a warm welcome at The Swallow Theatre.

Precinct House

The Pend House proved so popular with our guests, that we are delighted to be able to offer a second property at Whithorn – The Precinct House, next door to The Pend. It is a small 18th-century town house, refurbished in a period style quite different from its neighbour. The building is typical of the terraced Georgian houses in this burgh, which has been in existence since the 5th-century and is quite possibly the oldest town house in Scotland. The Precinct House is also adjacent to the Whithorn Story Visitor Centre, with its interpretation of one of the earliest Christian sites in Scotland, a stone’s throw away from the back garden.

Faldarroch Farm

Faldarroch is an unspoilt example of a complete Victorian small dairy farm, dating from the late Improvement era (c. 1830); it consists of the farm cottage and the steading, with byre, calf shed, cart shed and barn (now used for storing bicycles, outdoor clothing ), and a paddock and stackyard to the rear. It is situated a couple of miles from the sea at Port William, at the northern end of the Barrachan Estate, which retains its small-scale fields, mixed woodland and non-intensive grazing, so that wildlife – including red squirrels – abounds.

The cottage has been redesigned on eco-friendly principles : it is super-insulated, with underfloor heating powered by a wood-pellet boiler and solar electricity. The open plan farm kitchen with sitting area has a working Victorian range and wood-burning stove.

A master bedroom, with Victorian iron four poster, has a convenient hand-basin and its own stove; the bathroom has a shower over the roll-top bath, and there is a family room which has two box beds and a further single iron bed.


Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe

The Whithorn Trust runs the exhibition and museum detailing the town’s 1600 years of Christian history. Coffee and gift shop with locally sourced products.

The Whithorn Trust manages the archaeological site associated with the earliest evidence of Christianity in Scotland, and traditionally known as “Candida Casa”, the white church founded in the fifth century.

Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe is easily found in the centre of George Street – Whithorn`s Main Street.

The Visitor Centre contains a very interesting exhibition using interpretation panels, models,figures and artefacts to present Whithorn`s history dating back to

Whithorn Visitor Centre also contains an excellent tea room.

You can also visit the spectacular Priory ruins where the nave and crypt are still preserved

The Roundhouse






A seaside walk in the Machars of Galloway
Rigg Bay near Garlieston to Cruggleton Castle (about 2 hours there and back). (more…)

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