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Wheel House

Garlieston, near Newton Stewart

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The Wheel House is an elegant, detached house set just a stone’s throw from the lovely seashore, in the heart of the village of Garlieston, near Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: DG00949F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi

Set on the site of an 18th century corn mill, this traditional house still has the water wheel in the garden, hence its very fitting name! The kitchen/dining room is downstairs with a neat utility room that supplements it and a sun trap conservatory to admire the sea views from whatever the weather. There is a double and a pretty twin bedroom on this level with underfloor heating to keep them cosy and a wet room that they share.

Open tread stairs lead upstairs to where the welcoming sitting room has been laid out, so that the amazing seascape can be fully appreciated from the huge patio doors that frame it perfectly.

The master double bedroom is very spacious with a king-size bed to spread out on and a handy en suite shower room. There is also a little reading room/study that provides a nice, quiet space to retreat to if required.

As well as having an attractive outdoor dining area, the extensive walled garden’s most fascinating feature is certainly the full-size water wheel. Secure storage is available for bikes, etc and there is a ramp up to the entrance that is useful for those with limited mobility.

Map & Local

With beautiful Garlieston Bay right on the doorstep the first activity on the agenda is sure to be a stroll along the inviting sandy beach opposite the house. A coastal footpath runs from Garlieston along to the Isle of Whithorn with wonderful views to take in along the way.

There is a friendly local pub within the village that serves bar meals and The Pheasant, just a short drive away, is a good place to head to for an evening meal should a break from cooking beckon.

Just outside Garlieston are the Galloway House Gardens that are set within 50 acres of delightful parkland. There are wonderful walks to be had around the scenic woodland and in early spring a riot of colour emerges as an abundance of flowers burst into life.

Wigtown (8 miles) is known as Scotland’s National Book Town and is home to the annual Wigtown Book Festival that takes place every Autumn. Outwith the festival there are lots of book shops and literature-related enterprises to enjoy exploring. The town is also the nearest place for supermarket shopping and has a picturesque 9 hole golf course to try out.

Mountain bikers will be in their element as there are two excellent 7stanes mountain biking centres in easy reach. The Kirroughtree centre (17 miles) is particularly family friendly with a great range of trails and a kid’s play area, while the Glentrool (24 miles) centre has more challenging trails to tackle.

Local Events and Attractions


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 TV electric hob and oven, fridge and dishwasher, etc
Utility room with washing machine and small countertop freezer
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom


Sitting room with TV/DVD
Master double bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Reading room/study.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating and underfloor heating (first £30 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 medium or 1 small). 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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £995.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £850.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £995.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,095.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £850.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £750.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £850.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £650.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £995.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £995.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £650.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £750.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £850.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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A very clean and well equipped house in beautiful surroundings


Excellently positioned house in grounds including a waterwheel off road parking ,sheltered garden, The Harbour Inn is on...

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The cottage was very good in a good position however the village of Garlieston is not ideal as a holiday location. We th...

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Thank you for your review - we do have a large range of properties that you can choose from for your next holiday.

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Wheel House is in an excellent position overlooking the bay with spectacular views from the lounge window.
The hous...

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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Wheel House. You are quite right there are some spectacular views ov...

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Warm welcome at this lovely, well-appointed cottage. Beautiful views from the first floor sitting room. We had a very co...

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