£71 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Penkiln Cottage – Home 334103 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Penkiln cottage is set on Kirkland Farm and is a family run by Mark & Diane. The Cottage is part of a traditional steading which has been sympathetically converted to accommodate up to six people and is nestled within the farm yard. Named after the burn which runs by the cottage. We are on the edge of the world famous Galloway dark skies park and offer a homely relaxed stay with plenty to see and do.

With a fully fitted modern kitchen, a spacious 26ft long lounge,with a sofa bed if needed, and two comfortable bedrooms along with a modern shower room.You will find everything you need in our cottage to make your stay a cosy home away from home. Switch off, relax and listen to the birds and the soothing sound of the Penklin burn!

The Cottage also boasts it's own private secure garden with patio and grassed areas.

There is an abundance of wildlife on the farm and in the bordering Cumloden estate and ancient oak woodland. Close by is the Wood of Cree RSPB reserve,otter pool and world famous Galloway dark skies park. For those seeking sporting activities we have private fishing on the farm, golf course and swimming pool within Newton Stewart, and the world class seven stanes mountain bike trails only two miles down the road.

There are countless things to do so whatever your plans, you are guaranteed a warm welcome to our family farm.

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

There is so much to see and do with great local transport, driving routes and plenty of walks, both local and around the region of Dumfries and Galloway.

Interaction with guest

We live across from the cottage so are around most days if you need a hand with anything!


Check in time: 14:00, 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: £70.00
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 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

About the owner

Mark S.
Average reply time:
3 hours 10 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
21 Jul 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Mar 2013. Located in Dumfries and Galloway, it has 75 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £562.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Jul 2019.


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Guest reviews

75 reviews

Very Good

“Peaceful retreat”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2018

We have just spent the most relaxing peaceful few days in Penkiln Cottage. Our host Mark was friendly and very informative. Although we didn't meet Diane we can vouch that her homemade jam was excellent and the milk shortbread etc was much appreciated. The cottage was spacious very comfortable and immaculately kept with some very tasteful touches. Newton Stewart is a lovely market town with many good eateries. There are many places of interest in the area and a great variety of activities for young and not so young.


Reviewed 29 Oct 2017

Lovely warm and cosy cottage with everything we needed. So much to do around the area, Cree Wood Nature Reserve is well worth a visit and is on the doorstep to the cottage, also loads of lovely walks through the local forests and river with plenty of wildlife to keep everyone happy. We also opted for beaches as we travelled as a family of 6 and a dog. Galloway House beach is awesome, beach was so clean and shallow clear water. Loads of rock pools to keep the boys happy. Would definitely return in the future.

“A perfect holiday”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2017

A perfect holiday it was a lovely place friendly and homely the welcome basket that's great I've got walking area and A good base for travelling.

“Excellent break away”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2017

Had a fabulous holiday at Penklin cottage . The cottage was equipped with everything you could think of and just perfect for a relaxing break away. Had a beautiful secluded garden which my dog and two kids had hours of fun in. I only wish I had booked the cottage for longer and can't wait to return.

“Nice cottage, quiet, great base for exploring the region”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2016

On arrival my wife and I received a friendly welcome by Mark. He showed us around the cottage and gave us good advice on walks in the immediate area. The cottage is nice with everything you could need, the garden is enclosed and good for dogs or children. There are good beaches at Mossyard and Luce Bay within 20 minutes or so drive. The surrounding area is stunning. Easy access to coastal towns and Galloway Forest Park. The town is a short and enjoyable walk away. There's something for everyone. We could have spent much longer there and definitely want to go back. Highly recommended.

Owner's reply: Dear Guest's . Thank you for posting your review . We are glad you had such a good time , and hopefully you will be able to stay a little longer on your next visit . There are a lot more places for you to visit . Hope to see you both again soon in the very near future . Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.

“Excellent Cottage with Great Views.”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2016

Great cottage to Relax and Recharge, Mark and Diane are smashing hosts and the Cottage is great credit to them. You want for nothing while you staying there, as it has every home comfort you could think of. In a great peaceful location with views to match and the welcome gift of milk, shortbread and very tasty marmalade to start your break off. Thank You

Owner's reply: Dear Guest . Many thanks for your review. We are glad you had a relaxing time here with us at Kirkland Farm, and we hope to see you again soon . Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.

“Great base for visiting Dumfries and Galloway”

Reviewed 8 Oct 2013

Myself, my wife, 2 year old son and dog spent a great weekend at this cottage, situated on a farm on the edge of Newton Stewart. The accommodation was spacious and had everything we needed. The kitchen had everything required (and more), there was a big garden for my son and dog to runabout, massive comfortable living room with TV, DVD player and hifi, and we arrived to a basket of free range eggs, home made jam and shortbread. All for a great price of around £50 a night, and that includes gas central heating and electricity. You are made very welcome, and my son loved wandering around the farm to say hello to the pig, chickens, cat and sheep. There's also a book of handy tips and plenty of leaflets to give ideas of what to do in the local area. I would have no hesitation in booking this cottage the next time we visit Dumfries and Galloway.

Owner's reply: Hi , Many thanks for your kind review of Penkiln Cottage. We very much appreciate the time you have taken to review Penkiln , and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us . We hope to see you again in the very near future. Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.

“Great place to stay with friendly owners and will be returning next year.”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2013

Arrived and everything was ready and waiting, even a welcome basket of fresh eggs from the farm, biscuits and a pint of milk. (A lovely gesture) Very comfy cottage and well equipped Lovely area for walking and a good base at the cottage. There's also a fishing lake just across the field which we could use at a small fee. Had a lovely time and will be returning next year.

Owner's reply: Hi . Many thanks for the review. We are glad you had a nice time at the Cottage . and we hope to see you again next year. Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.

“Great cottage, really cosy and great value”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2013

My partner and I were travelling around South Scotland for a week and stayed at Penkiln cottage for two nights at the weekend. The cottage was lovely and really great value for money. It was really kind of the owners to welcome us with fresh eggs and shortbread biscuits and we enjoyed every minute of relaxing in the cottage after our days out walking. Would definitely recommend to friends and family

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your kind review of Penkiln Cottage , we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us . Kind regards Mark Swindlehurst

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