View toward the cottage
Lounge with patio doors
Patio doors with countryside views
Kitchen/ dining area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Enjoy the lovely views
View towards the cottages
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2 / 10  Lounge with patio doors
3 / 10  Patio doors with countryside views
4 / 10  Kitchen/ dining area
5 / 10  Double bedroom
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8 / 10  Twin bedroom
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Hilltop Rest,

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

  • Ideal location for lovers of the great outdoors
  • Gin & whisky distilleries are just a few miles away
  • For mountain bike enthusasts why not try one of the many trails at the 7stanes in the Galloway Forest
  • For Bird lovers the RSPB at Wood of Cree is just 4 miles away
  • Lots of unspoilt beaches within a short drive
  • The area is one of the 'Dark Skies' which is perfect for star gazing
Property code: D197B

Lovely single story cottage with outstanding views, ideal location for wildlife lovers and lots of local opportunities for walking, climbing, biking, guided ranger walks and fishing.  On the outskirts of Newton Stewart with its pubs, small shops and supermarkets.

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 and there is ample private parking.

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.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen - oven, hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Towels are not provided
  • Ample off road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV/DVD and Freeview
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile

This property joined our collection in 2013 and is managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
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Reviewed by Douglas, 14th October 2019

Lovely clean and warm. Owner very welcoming. Could not have been better.

Reviewed by David, 15th September 2019

Lovely location,peacful. Wil go back.

Reviewed by Anthony, 31st August 2019

Warm & comfortable accommodation with spacious rooms and generally well-appointed kitchen. Plenty of easy parking space although the remotely controlled security gate is a minor inconvenience if your party don't all go out together.

Reviewed by Kathryn, 20th July 2019

Really lovely hosts and a welcome package of wine, flowers and milk. We had a lovely chilled stay.

Reviewed by Roseann, 29th June 2019

Extremely welcoming hosts..Nice touches of flowers .wine and fresh milk..Great Base to explore Dumfries from ..but nowhere to walk early am and late to busy road with limited paths.Newton Stewart is a great hamlet. .very friendly and good variety of independent businesses. .

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 8th June 2019

A very central location and well appointed cottage within easy driving distances of Logan Botanical Garden, Glen Whan Garden, Loch Trool, Wood of Cree,Wigtown and Isle of Whithorn. The kitchen facilities were very good indeed and the spacious lounge with views to the hills, enchanting.

Reviewed by Lizzie, 14th March 2019

The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the Galloway Forest Park, the Machars and the Rhins. It is up a steep track so be prepared if cycling! The owners are friendly and helpful; the property is one of several within a farm complex but was very quiet when we were there. The view from the lounge was lovely even in the rain and we enjoyed watcRead morehing the rabbits scampering on the hillside. Hide

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