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Hilltop Rest

Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • For mountain bike enthusasts why not try one of the many trails at the 7 stanes in the Galloway Forest
  • For Bird lovers the RSPB at Wood of Cree is just 4 miles away
  • The area is one of the 'Dark Skies' which is perfect for star gazing
Property code: D197B

Ideal for lovers of the great outdoors enjoying spectacular views over some of the most stunning scenery in Galloway. The lively market town of Newton Stewart is 5 minutes away where there are excellent facilities including shops, coffee houses, pubs, hotels and restaurants. It is also the Gateway to the Galloway Hills, situated in Britain's largest forest.  The Kirroughtree visitor centre is a short drive away situated within the Galloway Forest Park and offers a wide variety of activities from trails for all abilities, the chance to spot red squirrels and birds, adventure play ground, an orienteering course as well as fantastic mountain bike trails.  There is horse riding and bike hire available as well as guided ranger walks to get close to the Red deer and wild goats. When it gets dark the visitor centre is a great place at night for star gazing and is known as one of the darkest skies in Scotland!  Salmon fishing is popular on the River Cree and there are local opportunities for sailing, golf and hill walking. The RSPB reserve at Wood of Cree is 4 miles and on the Machars peninsula, which stretches 20 miles south, visitors can explore picturesque harbours as well as sampling the local catch.

1 OF 3 Properties in a wonderful elevated position looking towards Cairnsmore hill.  Walking into this semi-detached cottage which is all on one level, the bright kitchen is off the hall,  it has a dining table, cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer.  The lounge has stunning views over the hills from the patio next door to the kitchen with a flat screen TV, Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, and hi-fi.  Further up the hall there are two bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin. The main Bathroom has a shower over bath and WC. 

Venturing outside there is a patio terrace with garden furniture and BBQ with unspoilt views across the pretty hills and forest.  There is direct access from the patio area into the fields.

Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision. It is, therefore, advisable that you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen - oven, hob, microwave, washing machine, ridge and freezer
  • Towels are not provided
  • Ample off road parking
  • TV/DVD and Freeview
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile
  • The property is environmentally friendly powered by 2 Wind Turbines & 42 solar panels
  • Renewable air source heating system
  • Low energy bulbs are used and all waste is recycled
  • Short term let license number : DG00537F
  • EPC rating : C
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Gavin Grant

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew, 15th June 2024

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We were made welcome by the owner. So comfortable. We enjoyed the location and comfort of the cottage. Would highly recommend this to anyone. We have plans to return at some point. Lovely dog friendly our dog was happy living here for the week

Reviewed by mary, 4th May 2024

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Excellent accodation. Cannot fault cottage.

Reviewed by Michelle, 12th August 2023

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This was our second visit to this property, following an excellent holiday last year. We were not disappointed!

Reviewed by Amanda, 5th August 2023

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Lovely holiday cottage with great views on a good location. Clean and comfortable for a family of 4

Reviewed by Carol, 27th May 2023

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A very quiet, comfortable and well equipped cottage with fantastic views over Newton Stewart and the hills beyond. You can easily walk into town either along the main street or along the cycle way beside the river which is beautiful (although the driveway is quite steep and may be difficult for some). Perfectly situated for exploring the Galloway FRead moreorest, and for both countryside and coastal walks. Favourite places: Wigtown, Isle of Whithorn, Mull of Galloway and Portpatrick. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Jane, 8th October 2022

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Comfortable cottage in quiet location with lovely views

Reviewed by Peter, 24th September 2022

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The cottage had everything you would need . Very comfortable and warm cottage

Reviewed by Derek, 17th September 2022

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Reviewed by Karen, 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Judith, 27th August 2022

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A very comfortable and well equipped cottage ,ideally situated for exploring Dumphries and Galloway. The wine, milk and flowers on arrival was very welcome.

Reviewed by James, 30th July 2022

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Really homely cottage. Really peaceful. Amazing views. Lots of things to do and see all within 30-40 minutes drive.

Reviewed by Michelle, 2nd July 2022

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A very comfortable, well-equipped and clean cottage in an excellent location. Everything we needed and hardly anything that we didn't.

Reviewed by Valerie, 18th June 2022

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A lovely comfortable well equiped cottage with stunning views. A nice patio area with bbg and seating which was just perfect for relaxing and eating outside. Ideally situated for visiting the Galloway Forest with its numerous walks and lochs

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.