May 23, 2024

Cairnsmore Stable Cottage

Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire


Cairnsmore Stable Cottage is a 200-year-old listed building that was originally part of the stable block for the private Cairnsmore Estate, once a vast shooting estate of the Dukes of Bedford and hereditary home of the Stewart Family.

The cottage was refurbished at the beginning of 2010 with several measures to improve guest�s comfort, the most important being the Geothermal under floor central heating system. Other improvements include a new bathroom (luxury double ended bath with overhead shower), a wood-burning stove in the living room and flagstone flooring throughout the main living areas, maintaining a cosy cottage atmosphere....


Accommodation Details

Accommodation on one floor comprises; Main bedroom with king size bed, Second bedroom with two singles, both rooms overlook the garden. Kitchen Dinner, Lounge with wood burning stove. Bath with shower over.

A bright kitchen-diner is well equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, larder fridge and washing machine. Along with the usual self-catering equipment and utensils, a traditional pulley maid is provided for airing clothes.

The main living areas have flagstone floors and the bedrooms are carpeted. Renewable energy - Geothermal underfloor heating throughout the property. Central heating and domestic electricity costs are included. Logs for the wood burner in the lounge are available for �2 per basket. WiFi included with BT rural line speed.

Enclosed sunny south facing garden, patio furniture and brick BBQ. Attached secure storage for mountain bikes etc. in a cart shed.


Price Guide:

Low Season �305
Mid season �400
High Season �515


General Details

A clear burn runs alongside the winding avenue that leads to Stable Cottage and ahead the hills and forests emerge as you approach the Courtyard archway to your destination. Cairnsmore Estate offers a �get away from it all' feeling for those looking for a quiet countryside location.

As soon as you drive through the gates, along the avenue bordered by rhododendron and broad-leaf trees, the surroundings evoke a by-gone time. The cottage�s fabulous and peaceful location creates an ideal base for relaxing and exploring this quiet corner of Scotland. There is wonderful walking in the surrounding area (highlighted in the Newton Stewart Walkfest) and the footpath to the summit of Cairnsmore of Fleet (2,300 feet) is a short walk from the cottage. The enclosed garden is south facing and a wonderful suntrap where red squirrels and greater spotted woodpeckers are frequent visitors. The area offers varied interests, both for the outdoor & wildlife enthusiasts and those who enjoy exploring the surrounding market towns and coastal villages.


Other Information

Galloway is in the south west corner of Scotland and is the southernmost region of the country. To the west is the Mull of Galloway peninsula, the closest point to Ireland in mainland UK. Known as the �forgotten corner of Scotland�, offering wonderful scenery, many local attractions and peaceful locations, Galloway is well worth a visit.

The surrounding sea is warmed several degrees from the Gulf Stream and attracts seals, otters and a great variety of sea birds (RSPB reserve with puffins, gannets, etc), and above all the warm, almost frost-free air allows spectacular gardens to flourish � Glenwhan, Castle Kennedy, and the Logan Botanic Gardens grow with plants normally found in the sub tropics.

Newton Stewart is the nearest town to the Stable Cottage and provides good local services, pubs and hotels plus an excellent, small �not for profit� Community Cinema. The Cairnsmore Estate is situated five miles from Newton Stewart, just off the A75 Dumfries to Stranraer route. It borders the Galloway Forest hills to one side and an un-spoilt upland area, the Cairnsmore of Fleet Nature Reserve.

Distance from nearby towns:

Newton Stewart � 5 miles (12 mins)
Wigtown � 12 miles (20 mins)
Kirkcudbright - 24 miles (35 mins)
Castle Douglas - 30 miles (40 mins)
Dumfries � 45 miles (1 hour)
Glasgow � 84 miles (1 hour 52mins)


Booking Enquiry

Property Name

Cairnsmore Stable Cottage


Newton Stewart


01671 404085

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