Located 50 miles from Dumfries which is the largest town in South West Scotland DG8 6NT

Take the A75 from Dumfries and head to Stranraer roughly a 50 minute drive from Dumfries 

1hr 20 minutes from Carlisle 


1hr 50 minutes from Glasgow

We are located on the main A75 bus route to Stranraer for the Irish ferries at Cairnryan and the bus stop is 2/3 minutes walk from the cottage making travel to and from the cottage by bus an option 

Things to do

The Town of Newton Stewart 

The town of Newton Stewart is only 5 minutes walk and contains numerous small local shops as well as smaller grocery stores

There are cash machines, carry outs, several restaurants and also even night club in the town

Newton Stewart Golf Club

Located 3 minutes walk from the cottage is Newton Stewart Golf course 

This is a superb 18-hole parkland course measuring 5,806 yards (par 69), with spectacular views from every hole. You may even spot the occasional deer wandering across this magnificent course.

Cree Bridge House Hotel

The cottage is 2 minutes walk from the Cree bridge hotel which has a public bar and serves fantastic meals, there is a garage and pharmacy 2/3 minutes walk from the house and the Cree Inn is the local pub which is 3/4 minutes walk from the cottage also

Beautiful Forest Walks 

Forest Walks

There are lovely, waymarked forest walks starting from the Visitor Centre. within the Kirroughtree forest and surrounding areas. The country is beautiful at any time of year but especially in the spring and autumn months 

Beautiful Scenic walks woodland and rugged historic sites and monuments 

Within easy drive (or cycle) from Newton Stewart are some of the most beautiful and rugged parts of South West Scotland steeped in history and folklore

Galloway Forest Park - Dark Skies

Since 2009, Galloway Forest Park has been designated by the International Dark-Sky Association as only the fourth Dark Sky Park in the world, and the first in the uk, named a Gold Tier park for its breathtaking and rare stargazing conditions.

Beach Walks

There are numerous beautiful beaches and costal walks within an easy drive of the cottage, no two days will be the same 

Cycling/Mountain Biking

7-Stanes Mountain Biking

Kirroughtree Forest is one of the 7-Stanes mountain biking centres with extensive trails laid out in and around the forest. These range from the straightforward green trail through blue and red to the very demanding black trail. They all start from the Visitor Centre. Good quality mountain bikes can be hired at The Break Pad. The 7-Stanes Glentrool Centre is only 14 miles from Kirroughtree and the other five centres are within easy reach by car for a day’s riding.