Anchor Cottage

Garlieston, near Newton Stewart

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Anchor Cottage is nestled in the picturesque harbour village of Garlieston on the Machars peninsula in Dumfries and Galloway. Just 32 miles from Stranraer, this former fisherman's cottage is in a beautiful spot just yards from the sea, with magnificent views out across Garlieston Bay.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

This charming 19th century terraced cottage is right in the heart of Garlieston overlooking the village green to the front and just 200 yards from the nearest shop and pub. You can park right outside the door and there is an extensive enclosed garden to the rear.

The comfortable and snug living room has traditional wooden beams and a lovely ornate fireplace with open fire. There is a TV and DVD player, but much more likely to be watched are the ever-changing sea views out of the windows. Double doors then lead through to a superb sunroom that has French doors out to the garden, so you can really 'bring the outdoors in'.

The large contemporary kitchen is well-equipped, with a gas hob and electric oven. The dining area again has wooden beams and there is plenty of room for six people to dine. There is also a downstairs WC that is useful for those with limited mobility.

Upstairs there is a spacious double bedroom with king-size bed and en suite shower room, again with those wonderful sea views. There is a further bright double bedroom and a cosy twin room overlooking the garden, which is ideal for children. A smart, modern family bathroom with bath and shower over completes the accommodation.

The garden has a gravelled area with paved patio (with furniture) and even its very own palm tree!  Following through from that is an extensive enclosed grass area that is perfect for children to play in.

Map & Local

Garlieston itself has a shop, pub, post office and a great beach just outside the cottage, with fishing available.

Isle of Whithorn (4 miles) and Wigtown (5 miles) are the places to go if you are looking for restaurants, although the village pub also serves excellent bar meals. Wigtown is actually Scotland's national book town, with 20 different book-related businesses situated there, as well as being home to an annual book festival.

There is a golf course at Wigtown and Newton Stewart (9 miles) has a swimming pool and riding stables. The Galloway Forest Park (10 miles) covers some 373 square miles of unspoilt woodland with walking trails for people of differing abilities. The park has been declared a 'Dark Sky Park' and is the first in the UK.  The inky black skies at night there are incredibly popular with astronomers and shooting stars are often spotted, even without the aid of a telescope.

Mountain bikers are well catered for at one of the 7stanes mountain biking trail centres at Kirroughtree (17 miles). It has a skills area for warming up and trails of varying difficulties, including a red grade looping route called 'The Twister'. There is bike hire and bike washing facilities at the centre, as well as a workshop that can make repairs on site.

Stranraer (32 miles) has a water adventure park and a range of water sports. There are many gardens open to the public nearby, including Castle Kennedy, Logan and Glenwhan.

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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Kitchen/Dining Room with gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, washing machine and microwave, etc.
Sitting room with open fire and TV/DVD.
WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by background oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (wood and coal INCLUDED). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • Save 15% - Easter 2018 From 31/03/2018 to 06/04/2018
  • Save 15% - Easter 2018 From 07/04/2018 to 13/04/2018
  • Whit Week 2018 From 26/05/2018 to 01/06/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 £395.00
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 £495.00
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 £395.00
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 £495.00
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 £595.00
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 £495.00
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £595.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £495.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £395.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £495.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £325.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £595.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £595.00
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 POA
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 POA
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 POA
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 POA
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 POA
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 POA
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 POA
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 POA
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 POA
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 POA
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 POA
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 POA
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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Great place well equipped comfy and warm. Lots to do in the area


Fantastic week in an excellent cottage.


My review says it all. Excellent.


This cottage and the preparation of the cottage was outstanding in every respect,an absolute credit to the owners-thank ...

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Absolutely beautiful accommodation, spotless and a welcome pack too. Could not ask for more. Fantastic area to visit


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