Dumfries and Galloway: Countryfile Magazine holiday destination of the year 2016

Escape To Galloway

Luxurious holiday cottages amidst the beautiful scenery of south west Scotland

Garlieston House, Garlieston, Newton Stewart DG8 8HF  T. +44 (0) 1988 600600 E. info@escapetogalloway.co.uk

  • Pavilion Cottage in Galloway House Estate walled garden Pavilion Cottage, near Garlieston House, Garlieston
  • Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park
  • Carsebuie nr Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway Carsebuie near Newton Stewart
  • 7stanes mountain biking, Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park 7stanes Mountain Biking, Galloway Forest
  • Winter walking on the Merrick, Galloway Hills Winter Walking Galloway Hills
  • Winter sunrise at Rigg Bay, Galloway House Estate, Garlieston Winter Sunrise at Rigg Bay, Garlieston
  • Cottage garden at Carsebuie near Newton Stewart Cottage garden at Carsebuie
  • Annual flowers in estate walled garden, Galloway House Annual flowers at Pavilion Cottage
  • Loch Trool, Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park Loch Trool, Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park
  • Sand castle at Rigg Bay, Galloway House Estate, Garlieston Sand castle on the beach at Rigg Bay, Galloway House Gardens
It was a pleasure to spend a few more days in Shore Cottage and to see the area at close quarters as only bikes permit. We spent a couple of evenings late on the bay and were rewarded with plenty of birdlife and a moment to treasure — three otters crossing the beach to the water.
Lorna and Peter, September 2015
Lovely cottage in fantastic location. Loved the garden and cosiness of the cottage with fire and Rayburn. Bumble (dog) especially liked having a beach so close and great walks and scenery on your doorstep. All round fantastic holiday made all the better by the cottage! Also really like the indian runner ducks! Thanks! — Barnes and Cooper family, Dorset, October 2014.

Our Holiday Cottages

Our well-appointed, self-catering holiday cottages are in Wigtownshire, a beautiful and unspoilt part of Dumfries and Galloway, close to the sea, beaches, Wigtown — Scotland's national book town, the hills of Galloway Forest, Galloway Dark Sky Park and we're on the South West Coastal 300 (SWC300). We like it so much, we live there too! You pay no booking fees and you can ask the owner any questions you like about the property and the area before you book.

All properties have a games room or games barn with table tennis. and free WiFi.

One or more dogs welcome. Some cottages have kennels and most have enclosed gardens.

Pavilion Cottage 4 bedrooms (sleeps 6)

A charming cottage in a world of its own, located in the estate walled garden of Galloway House and close to the conservation village of Garlieston, Pavilion Cottage has its own enclosed large garden area and is a stone's throw from a majestic arboretum and the sea. The cottage has its own open air, heated swimming pool more …

Park Cottage 5 bedrooms (sleeps 9+1)

This magnificent Grade II listed rectory has been carefully restored to preserve its original features. Standing amid 21 acres of organic pasture and mature plants, the house overlooks the sheltered Galloway coast.more …

ORCHARD Cottage 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7)

A fun seaside cottage with a huge garden and games barn with table tennis.  Traditional three bedroom semi-detached, stone holiday cottage overlooking the orchard of Galloway House Gardens, less than 100 yards from a secluded, tree-lined, sandy beach. Can be combined with Shore Cottage for a group. (Orchard Cottage is also owned by Galloway House Gardens Trust and rental income contributes to the sustainability of the trust's activities.)  more …

Shore Cottage 1 bedroom (sleeps 2 +2*)

Semi-detached, one bedroom traditional stone holiday cottage with enclosed garden less than 100 yards from the secluded, tree-lined, sandy beach at Rigg Bay. You can hear the waves from your bedroom. (Shore Cottage is owned by Galloway House Gardens Trust and rental income contributes to the sustainability of the trust's activities.) more …

Marl House (sleeps 18)

MARL HOUSE is a comfortable and spacious holiday house with 8 bedrooms sleeping up to 20. Well equipped for gatherings of friends and family, and only a mile from a secluded pebble beach and St Ninian's Cave, Marl House is perfect for all ages. more …

Local Area

The counties of Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire in Galloway offer a range of activities to visitors. Scotland's National Book Town is on our doorstep and is home to 20 book related businesses. Our nearest major town is Newton Stewart — gateway to the Galloway Hills.

Galloway is also a wonderful outdoor playground, offering a wide range of activities and attractions for all ages and abilities. All are within easy reach of our cottages and include the UK's first Dark Sky Park, world class mountain biking at the 7stanes, one of the best nine hole golf courses in the UK at St Medan, fishing from the hills to the sea, spectacular gardens, unrivalled wildlife watching opportunities more …