View towards the property
Cosy woodburner
Dining area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Views from the property
Beautiful Loch Trool
Surrounded by countryside and fields
Beautiful Galloway Coastline
Cardoness Castle
Unspoilt beaches looking towards the Galloway Forest
Isle of Whithorn
Monreith Beach
1 / 15  View towards the property
2 / 15  Lounge
3 / 15  Cosy woodburner
4 / 15  Dining area
5 / 15  Kitchen
6 / 15  Double bedroom
7 / 15  Twin bedroom
8 / 15  Views from the property
9 / 15  Beautiful Loch Trool
10 / 15  Surrounded by countryside and fields
11 / 15  Beautiful Galloway Coastline
12 / 15  Cardoness Castle
13 / 15  Unspoilt beaches looking towards the Galloway Forest
14 / 15  Isle of Whithorn
15 / 15  Monreith Beach

Popsal Cottage

Newton Stewart (6.5mls SW) , Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • The immediate area is a paradise for walkers
  • The 7stanes mountain bike tracks are close by
  • Loch Ken is a short drive away and offers an array of water-sports
  • For adrenalin junkies why not try the zip wire or human slingshot which is on offer in the area
  • Discover the beautiful Galloway National park and the RSPB Bird reserve
  • Unspoilt beaches just 11 miles away
Property code: 45897

Period cottage with wonderful views of Merrick mountain and open countryside.  This well-presented stone built property, has been refurbished but still retains many original features and charm, offering cosy country living with 21st century comfort. Nested in a peaceful private position, within walking distance of all local amenities.

Offering wonderful views of Merrick Mountain this stone-built period cottage makes a lovely holiday home for a family of four and has plenty of space for two dogs as well. Retaining original features including exposed stonework and a traditional wood burner, this secluded property makes a restful retreat for guests seeking to discover the stunning Galloway countryside. Close to the charming town of Kirkcowan and within a dozen miles of the coast, the area is a haven for walkers, bird-watchers and nature-lovers.

Inside this tranquil and welcoming cottage, you will find the attractively furnished lounge which has lovely views across the open countryside and makes a perfect spot for relaxing at the end of an exhilarating day. The fully equipped kitchen/diner has a stone feature wall and is ideal for preparing and enjoying a great family meal. This cosy and inviting single-level cottage also has two comfortable bedrooms, a double and a twin, with views across the garden to the stunning hills beyond. Heading outside, there’s an enclosed garden with a further 10 acres of land and woodland for you to discover with your four-pawed friends.

The cottage is close to the bustling market town of Newton Stewart (8 miles) where you can enjoy a variety of pubs and restaurants. This is a great base for exploring the landscapes of Dumfries and Galloway, with numerous glens, country trails, nature reserves and coastal paths nearby. The cottage is just 12 miles from the outskirts of the spectacular Galloway Forest Park, where you can explore Loch Trool and the Loch of the Lowes (13.5 miles). Among other dog-welcoming local attractions are Cardoness Castle (22 miles), the Isle of Whithorn (22 miles) and Monreith Beach (16 miles). Wigtown, known as Scotland’s national book town, is also within easy reach and makes a perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink or a meal (8.5 miles).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub within walking distance

Without travelling too far afield, the woodlands around you boast wonderful walking, hiking and mountain biking routes - simply set off and see where the afternoon takes you. Reward yourself after a long day of scouting out the local area with a drink and a bite to eat at Kirkcowan's village pub (0.5 miles).

Further active days out can be had at the local Galloway Forest Park (10 miles), a vast forest filled with red deer, wild goats and some of the darkest, star-filled skies you'll see in the area. Head to the Kirroughtree Visitor Centre (10 miles) for some world-renowned mountain biking routes, or summit the popular mountain Cairnsmore of Fleet (17 miles). Those in the area for fishing can stop off at the River Cree (8.5 miles) and enjoy an abundance of wild salmon to catch.

Older kids (and kids at heart) will adore a trip to the Laggan Outdoor Centre (20 miles), home to one of Europe's longest zip wires. This white-knuckle experience will be one you won't forget. This outdoor centre also boasts a huge human slingshot – not for the faint-hearted!

On wet or windy days, stop off in the local market town of Newton Stewart (7.5 miles) for some enjoyable indoor activities. Visit the museum for local history, or perhaps enjoy a trip to the fascinating Gem Museum. Enjoy browsing the town's small selection of quality shops and stopping off in a café or restaurant.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicci 6th September 2019

Popsal Cottage was absolutely fantastic. The property was in a great location; wonderfully provisioned; and accompanied by friendly, helpful communications with the owner. If we visit this area again, I wouldnt dream of going anywhere else.

Reviewed by Susan 9th August 2019

This is a lovely cottage, in a peaceful location with a beautiful view. Not far to walk to the local shop/post office, or drive to the nearest town. The owners were welcoming and friendly and available to speak to, if needs be. Lots of places to visit, in all directions from the cottage.

Reviewed by Sally 10th May 2019

A peaceful isolated retreat with superb views

Reviewed by Philip 17th March 2019

Fantastic location cottage was spotless and brilliant for the dog even if the weather was poor we still had a brilliant time....will be going back again.

Reviewed by Sharon 23rd February 2019

Wonderful property very clean & comfortable. In a lovely peaceful setting whilst not far to get to the main road. Janet was lovely & very kind. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Nikki 29th December 2018

A lovely, cosy cottage. Very well-equipped and a great set up for our dog too. We very much enjoyed the area, there was great dog walking and some good pubs nearby too.

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View towards the property
Cosy woodburner
Dining area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Views from the property
Beautiful Loch Trool
Surrounded by countryside and fields
Beautiful Galloway Coastline
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