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, dishwasher etc. Patio doors to garden
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room
Cupboard in shower room housing washing machine/tumble dryer.
Double bedroom (super kingsize) with Juliet balcony and en suite bathroom with bath/shower.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£495.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£595.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£425.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£450.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£525.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£625.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£525.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£625.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£695.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£625.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£695.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£750.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£625.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£525.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£625.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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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Our stay was very comfortable. Good directions and explanations of how to find the house and get in. House was in a su...Read More
Cottage was comfortable and very well maintained. The only difficulty was the access to parking - not for those of a ner...Read More
Cottage was clean, comfortable & warm. Location albeit behind main street was quiet. Had to look for cooker hob instruct...Read More
beautiful cottage in a central location to explore Galloway
Excellent time was had by all
'Gorgeous few days in this unspolit part of the world. Very clean and comfortable cottage. Food at Creebridge Hotel is excellent, Kirkcudbright is lovely and beach at Port Logan is super sandy.'
'Had a tremendous week exploring this fascinating area on foot and by car.'
'Perfect base for exploring the area. Great walking weather this week so visited the forest park and the west coast..'
'Cottage is superb. Loved the layout and decoration. Area is just superb. Went to Belfast for the day and toured the whole area. Thanks to the lovey owners!'