£114 / night
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Shore Cottage and garden 50 yards from the beach – Home 218696 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Shore Cottage and garden 50 yards from the beach – Home 218696

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 13 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Shore Cottage is ideal for 1 or 2 guests looking for a coastal holiday for 7 nights or more. It can be shared with up to 2 additional guests if you use the comfortable king size sofa bed.

Short breaks can be arranged with Alex through Galloway House Gardens Trust.

A pretty woodland shelters this cosy seaside escape from the sea breeze. From your kitchen window you can catch a glimpse of the water through the trees. This charming cottage on the edge of the original walled garden of Galloway House retains many period features. It has an airy, comfortable style with a subtle mixture of Scottish, seaside and garden cottage themed rooms. Logs are provided for you to enjoy the warming atmosphere of a real wood burning stove.

Shore Cottage is one of two attached cottages, originally home to workers in the adjacent Victorian kitchen garden, walled garden and arboretum. The other cottage Orchard Cottage is now a spacious holiday cottage and can be taken with Shore Cottage to provide 5 bedrooms, Together they adjoin an orchard with a variety of Scottish apple trees. You will be able to taste these if you visit in October.

Fresh free range hen or duck eggs may be laid for you by our own small flock. Sea food can be delivered to your door on a Tuesday or take up your fishing rod and head along to the point to catch sea bass, mackerel or mullet. Mussels and other shell fish can be gleaned from the beach for a forager's supper. A local butcher also delivers on a Thursday. Any of the local restaurants will offer a variety of good local ingredients.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is recommended to get the most from the area. Buses stop in the village linking of Garlieston linking to Newton Stewart and taxi fares are very reasonable. If you bring bikes we can offer safe storage. There are some beautiful cycle trails nearby.

Interaction with guest

Shore Cottage is owned by The Galloway House Gardens Trust, but all bookings are through Alex and team at Escape to Galloway. You are requested to call a few days before your stay to let us know your planned time of arrival. We can either leave the cottage open for you or tell you where you will find the keys should you prefer to arrive later in the evening. We respect your privacy and try not to disturb our guests. Alex and her husband Roy live within walking distance of the cottage and are usually on hand if you need help or suggestions of places to eat/visit. Roy is very knowledgable about the gardens and local history. The housekeeper also lives in the next village and offers back up support if required.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Pets: Dogs only (fee applies). No dogs upstairs or on furniture. Refer to booking form for further information. Additional fees will be deducted from the security deposit in the event these rules are not observed.
Smoking: NO smoking in the property or near open windows or doors. A fine may apply in the event anyone in your party or visitor does not comply.
Cleaning: Unless you have booked a clean (£30) you are requested to leave the property as found. Cleaning equipment is provided.


About the owner

Alexandra W.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
05 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Apr 2012. Located in Dumfries and Galloway, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £567 to £1203.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Aug 2019.


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Guest reviews

13 reviews

Very Good

“Cottage with character and charm near the sea”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2017

Shore cottage was a wonderful stay. We spent a week there, exploring Galloway and the Machars, and it was always a delight to come home to the cottage. Alex is a responsive and helpful host. The estate grounds are quite atmospheric, with the woods and walled garden, and the more formal garden near main house. The cottage is wonderfully secluded and peaceful, and there are a million stars on clear nights. The wood stove was welcome given the slight autumn chill, and sitting by the fire is such a pleasant way to spend the evening. Autumn visitors get apples, too, from the orchard in the cottage's garden - thank you, Alex!

Owner's reply: Thank you for painting such a cosy picture of Shore Cottage. So glad you were able to enjoy the cottage, gardens and surrounding area including the apples straight from the orchard. There are some old Scottish varieties among them not widely available. Thanks to a very kind local who turns the windfalls into apple juice we can share the produce with our guests for a little while longer. We hope to welcome you back at a different time of year. Alex, Roy and the team

“Luxury family retreat”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2012

Can't wait to return. Warm,friendly welcome. Great place for families. Dog friendly but you can still expect the highest standards. Lots for the children to do and places to explore. Beautiful, unspoilt beach within short walk. The two cottages hired together made it possible for both sets of parents to join us. Despite the less than sunny weather we had lots of great family fun on the beach and in the gardens.

“super cottage, wonderful setting, great walks”

Reviewed 24 May 2012

The cottage has everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay--and it is practical too as the entrance/kitchen/diner has hard working surfaces capable of dealing with 2 tired walkers and 2 energetic labradors. The sitting room is relaxing and the woofburner easy to use when needed. Upstairs is just right for a cottage--simple but to a high standard-and lots of hot water! the real star however is the location--open the back door and you are 20yards from a wonderful and usually deserted cove/beach with lots of delightful walks along the coast line. Highly recommended-we will be back next year .

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Alexandra the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Alexandra (the owner) a message.

If Alexandra (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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