Rockville, Kirkinner, Wigtown, Galloway
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Dumfries & Galloway
This large cottage is in the village of Kirkinner, which has a village shop and pub so very handy! Kirkinner is just 10 minutes drive from the sea, 5 minutes from Wigtown (Scotland's national 'Book Town') and 15 minutes from the Isle of Whithorn at the southern tip of the peninsula. To the north is the beautiful Galloway Forest, a drive of approximately 20 minutes. Wigtownshire is a fabulous area for those interested in wildlife, walking, mountain biking or just seeing the sights - Rockville is a perfect house to stay in for your Galloway holiday!
Dumfries and Galloway is mountain bike heaven with the 7 Stanes trails in the nearby Galloway Forest Park. Walkers have the choice of lowland walks around the coast, or more challenging routes through the Galloway hills. For bird watchers there is the nearby Wigtown Bay Nature Reserve, home (seasonally) to osprey, pink footed geese and hordes of waders, and the RSPB's nature reserve is less than half an hour away.
Wigtownshire also has a great variety of entertainments for children – including stunning beaches and rock-pools, Kirroughtree Forest Park (with adventure playground, nature trails and mountain biking), the Gem Rock museum in Creetown, and the fabulous Cream of Galloway Organic Ice Cream farm and adventure playgrounds! And for adults, there are the houses and fabulous gardens of the Galloway peninsula, golf in a range of picturesque courses, fishing, a number of fine castles – and of course the Bladnoch distillery – the most southern distillery in Scotland, and less than 2 miles from your door!
- Sleeps - 11
- Bedrooms - 5 (2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 singles x3)
- Bathroom - 3 (2 ensuite)
- Washing machine
- TV with Sky in sitting room, with DVD, radio and CD player
- TV and radio/CD in diningroom/kitchen)
- 2 wood burning stoves
- Oil fired central heating
- Well behaved pets welcome
- Short breaks available
- Wigtown - 2 miles, Newton Stewart - 10 miles
- Prestwick Airport - 1.5 hours
- Stranraer station - 23 miles
- Pub with food - 90 yards
- Golf 2 miles and 4 miles
- Bladnoch Distillery, 2 miles
- Beaches from 1 mile
- Wigtown Book Town, 2 miles
- Galloway Forest, 12 miles
- Wigtown Bay nature reserve, 2 miles
- Off-road driving (Wigtown), 3 miles
- Horseriding/pony trekking
- fishing, sailing and stalking
There is a great choice of places to eat starting with the village pub which also serves food and is only 90 yards from the door. There are several pubs and restaurants in Wigtown and Bladnock (2-3 miles) and the local favourite is in the Isle of Whithorn, 7 miles away. A little further a field is Newton Stewart also with several pubs and restaurants.
The area has many festivals including a Country and Western Festival and the Wicker Man Festival. There are may spectacular gardens to visit on the Galloway Peninsula and also standing stones and other pre-historic monuments. The early Christian Priory in Whithorn explains the history of Christianity.
Rockville is a traditional listed cottage dating back to the 1840s. It has been greatly extended to provide a very comfortable and spacious large holiday home in the beautiful Machars area of Dumfries and Galloway. The cottage sleeps 11 comfortably in 5 bedrooms – 2 double, two twin and another with three single beds. 2 of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and there is a large family bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom. There is oil fired central heating, two wood burning stoves, and in the kitchen an electric range cooker, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
There is a fantastic double height living room with exposed rafters and wood burning stove, and a large kitchen opens onto the dining/breakfast room, with another wood burning stove.
There is a new large TV with Sky (standard package). There is also radio/CD player and a number of games and jig-saws for long evenings and rainy days.
Wood (for the fires) is included within the rental price. Adjoining the kitchen is the dining/breakfast room.
The main bedroom is a large airy room on the ground floor. Shutters keep the room nicely dark in the long summer nights, and attached there is an extremely spacious ensuite bath-room.
The second bedroom is light and spacious, again on the ground floor. It has an ensuite shower room, and is in the new part of the house.In addition, there are three other bedrooms – a twin and a triple, upstairs in the original house, and a twin accessed by stairs to the back of the living room.
There is a family bathroom upstairs at the front (between the twin and triple) and a separate downstairs cloakroom off the back hall. That makes (for those counting) 4 loos in all! There is plenty of coat hanging space in the cloakroom. In the oldest part of the house is the cellar, accessed from the back hall. This houses the central heating boiler and washing-machine plus ample storage for muddy wellies and the like.
Rockville is in the village of Kirkinner, opposite the bowling green. Kirkinner is on the A714 south from Newtown Stewart. Newton Stewart is just off the main A75 which runs from Gretna (just north of Carlisle) to Stranraer. Kirkinner is 2 hours from Glasgow, 1 and a half hours from Carlisle.
All bed linen and towels are provided. Heating, electricity and logs for the stoves are included. There is no charge for pets.
Cost and availability.
This cottage near Wigtown is rented out year round.
Weekly lets are generally Saturday-Saturday; arrival 4pm and departure by 10am. The owners are happy to offer flexibility.
Short breaks are available either weekend or midweek, especially out of season.
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Rockville, 37 Main Street, Kirkinner, Dumfries and Galloway DG8 9AN Scotland