Newton Stewart, Dumfries & GallowayGuest Rating
Appletree Cottage stands in an oasis of a large Victorian walled orchard recently replanted with fruit trees and just across from its sister cottage, Peartree, yet it is just yards from the centre of Newton Stewart in Bonnie Galloway.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Converted from an old steading, it has been a labour of love for the owners with a view into making it their retirement home. The cottage is beautifully appointed and retains the character of the building at its heart.
Inside the living area is open plan and has been beautifully appointed and furnished. The space has been cleverly designed so that the cooking, eating and seating areas, whilst in one room, are clearly demarcated. It has a very airy and spacious feel with all the light that flows in from the many windows and there are French doors leading outside to the patio for outside living.
Within the living area there is a study space with an abundance of books and games, plus maps and guides of the local area. It is a very snug cottage and while it is therefore unlikely you will need any additional heating, the electric stove is always there to create some extra ambience. Downstairs there is a very comfortable twin bedroom with an en suite shower room that is ideal for people with limited mobility.
A spiral staircase takes you to a spacious bedroom with a super king-size bed and en suite bathroom with a large bath. Finally, a Juliet balcony overlooks the orchard and patio.
Outside there is plenty of parking and a couple of different seating areas within the orchard standing. There is also a bike rack where bikes can be locked up.
Newton Stewart is the 'gateway' to the hills and forests of Galloway with mountain biking trails that are nationally recognised as being of the very best.
Nearby there is golf, fishing, riding and water sports plus award-winning gardens, making Newton Stewart the ideal holiday destination. Visitors have commented on the diverse wildlife in the area, including red squirrels and red kites. There is now a 24 mile Galloway Kite Trail round Loch Ken, where it is almost always possible to see some of these magnificent birds. The trail can be tackled by car or bike, with walks, viewpoints and a feeding station. Near Newton Stewart, too, is the RSPB Bird Reserve at the Wood of Cree.
Those seeking other thrills will find that the Gatehouse of Fleet has the longest zipwire in the UK and this is also one of the best places in the UK for watching the stars at night!
The beaches round Luce Bay will delight the younger members of the party and for a spot of foreign travel, look no further! Ferries to Ireland leave from Stranraer and Cairnryan and are ideal for a day trip over the water. There are some very special shopper's deals to be had on fares at various times of the year.
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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.
Open plan living/kitchen area with TV/DVD, mini hi-fi, microwave, fridge with small ice box, dishwasher etc. Patio doors to garden
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room. Cupboard in shower room housing washer-drier
Double bedroom (super kingsize) with Juliet balcony and en suite bathroom with Bath/Shower
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. WIFI subject to provider INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and electric stove. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
- Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£399.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£599.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£599.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£399.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£465.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£399.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£465.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£535.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£465.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£535.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£599.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£535.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£599.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£535.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£465.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£535.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£399.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£599.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£599.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||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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Excellent value for money
Excellent property. Well equipped. Comfortable.
Only draw back access, require good manoeuvring skills!!
Very comfortable, in the centre of town yet peaceful. Everything you need. Practical and attractive. Lovely garden with ...Read More
Parking is a little difficult but was ok for one week.
Cottage excellent but access quite difficult with a large car - it would be worth putting this in the information book. ...Read More