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Newton Stewart Self Catering
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Self Catering in Newton Stewart

Self catering holiday cottages and accommodation in Newton Stewart and Creetown in Dumfries and Galloway, south west Scotland.

Below these Self Catering listings you will find information about the Newton Stewart and Creetown area.

Kirroughtree Cottage - Self catering near Newton Stewart, DG8 7AR

Kirroughtree Cottage self catering near Newton StewartThis trim and beautifully appointed holiday cottage stands on a quiet country lane a mile from the pretty town of Newton Stewart (all facilities, cinema, swimming pool)  in ‘Bonnie Galloway’ in southwest Scotland. Its name will resonate with mountain bikers for it is only 4m from the famous Kirroughtree Trail, winner of the MBR Trail of the Year.

With a secluded suntrap garden (furniture, BBQ) and plenty of parking, it also has storage for bikes and a huge empty barn behind where children can play. Inside it is spacious, bright, comfortable and well and stylishly furnished.

The nearby Galloway Forest Park has more great biking trails. There is a riding school within half a mile of the cottage. Golf, walking, water sports, fishing, bird watching - notably the Galloway Kite Trail and the RSPB reserve at the Wood of Cree - are available locally, while there are ovely beaches at nearby Cardoness and Mossyard

Unique Cottages
Tel: 44 (0) 1835 822277 | Web: uniquescotland.com/kirroughtree_cottage

Bed linen, towels, electricity and £20 of oil-CH INCLUDED. Wi-fi available. Two pets by arrangement. Sorry, no smoking

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For self catering accommodation in New Galloway and Galloway Forest Park, please visit the Self Catering page for Galloway Forest Park

About Newton Stewart, Creetown, Minnigaff and area

A picturesque market town, Newton Stewart is sited on the slopes above the River Cree and is a pleasant mixture of building styles and materials with the fine bridge over the river built in 1813 by John Rennie.

The twn of Newton StewartNewton Stewart Museum exhibits nursery, tradesmen's tools, dairy, kitchen, smithy, textiles, local photographs and other aspects of natural and social history.

Newton Stewart is within reach of coast, forest and mountains, and some of Galloway’s finest scenery is to be found here.

To the east, rising steeply to 711 metres (2,332ft), is Cairnsmore of Fleet round which Richard Hannay was pursued in John Buchan’s ’The Thirty-nine Steps’.

To the north is Merrick at 843 metres (2,766ft), the highest mountain in southern Scotland, together with several other summits of more than 610 metres (2,000ft). Merrick can be climbed from Glen Trool (see below).

Newton Stewart areaThe Southern Upland Way crosses this area and although much of it is demanding walking, the section along Glen Trool is easier and can be enjoyed by less experienced walkers. Glen Trool is a favourite beauty spot well provided with signposted trails and picnic areas. The loch, long and narrow with craggy hillsides, the mixture of deciduous and coniferous trees and tumbling waterfalls is all reminiscent of Highland Scenery.

Much of this area is within Galloway Forest Park - the largest forest park in Britain covering 300 square miles of spectacular forest, moorland and lochs. Forest drives, walking, cycling and horesriding routes are available whilst the artworks and monuments and spectacular view points provide plenty to see. The Forest Park also houses a Red Deer Range, Wild Goat Park, Clatteringshaws and Kirroughtree Visitor centres and Bruce's Stone - one of two in the forest commemorating Robert the Bruce's first triumph over the English.


Once a busy port from which granite, quarried nearby, was shipped. The old harbour and waterfront has some excellent 18th Century and early 19th Century houses. A clock tower commemorates Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The old school is now the Creetown Gem Rock Museum housing a world famous collection of gems, rocks, crystals and fossils.


Across the River from Newton Stewart is Minnigaff, which is the older settlement, though today much smaller than Newton Stewart. There are traces of a former motte at Minnigaff and the village lies on an old road followed especially by pilgrims on their way to Whithorn Priory.


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Self Catering holiday accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway:
WEST: Self catering accommodation in Stranraer & Cairnryan | Self catering accommodation in Portpatrick and The Mull of Galloway | Self catering accommodation in Newton Stewart & Creetown | Self catering accommodation in Wigtown & Whithorn |
CENTRAL: Self Catering in New Galloway & The Galloway Forest Park | Self catering accommodation in Gatehouse of Fleet | Self catering accommodation in Castle Douglas | Self catering accommodation in Kirkcudbright
DUMFRIES: Self catering accommodation in Dumfries Town Centre & nearby | Self catering accommodation in Thornhill, Moniaive & Penpont | Self catering accommodation in Sanquhar and Wanlockhead | Self catering accommodation in Dalbeattie and the Coast (Kippford, Rockcliffe & Sandyhills)
EAST: Self catering accommodation in Moffat | Self catering accommodation in Lockerbie & Lochmaben | Self catering accommodation in Annan | Self catering accommodation in Langholm | Self catering accommodation in Gretna and Gretna Green

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