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Seaside cottage. Enclosed orchard garden. Sandy beach 50m.

Sandy beach at Rigg Bay, just 50 yards from your holiday cottage. Photographed in October!
3 reviews
Sandy beach at Rigg Bay, just 50 yards from your holiday cottage. Photographed in October!
Lovely enclosed garden with apple orchard.
Scottish self catering holiday cottage by the sea surrounded by lovely gardens and private orchard.
Aerial view of Galloway House Estate walled garden, Orchard, Pavilion, Shore Cottage. Beach to right
A great sun trap and a safe place for children and dogs to play. You can watch them from the kitchen
The extending table has 8 seats and if you link with Shore Cottage we can provide extra chairs
Ever felt the cook gets left out, off in the kitchen while everyone else is having fun? Not here!
A light room overlooking the orchard on one side and beachcombers garden and paddock on the other.
All beds in three bedrooms are zip and link for all singles, all doubles or a mix of both.
Comfortable hotel quality beds and bedding to leave you feeling refreshed.
A first floor bathroom with bath and hand shower over. A wet room can be found on the ground floor.
Country living charm adorns this lovely seaside cottage
The snug is a cosy room away from the main living area with a wood burning stove, double sofa/daybed
Popular with children this nautical theme bedroom has fun lamps and blue and white stripes.
Enjoy a view over the beachcombers garden. Children and adults love the seaside themed bedroom.
Fully tiled wet room with low threshold shower, WB and WC on the ground floor.
The kitchen/living area leads to the sunny enclosed walled garden. Great for al fresco dining.
Well behaved dogs welcome.They'll love it. Dog towels and sofa throws can be provided.
Let your friends know you are off to the beach!
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
This is a place for relaxing or getting active outdoors. Coastal and woodland walks are from your cottage door.
You can hear the sound of the waves from the cottage and could even take your breakfast down to the beach if you so desired. Situated at the end of the estate drive, only woodland, farmland and the beach are beyond. A woodland garden, beach combers garden, paddock and orchard form your views. You might glimpse the sea through the trees from the front door in winter.
The Machars cycle route links up with sustrans and world class 7Stanes mountain bike trails are only 30 minutes by car. Guests can enjoy the delightful Galloway House Gardens which are magnificent with snowdrop walks in late winter and dafodils in March and April followed by amazing colourful spring garden in May and June. The private beach is never crowded, and th...
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About the Owner, Alexandra W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2007
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 3 properties
Interaction with guests
Orchard Cottage is one of two neighbouring properties belonging to Galloway House Gardens Trust and is managed by Roy and Alex Walter and a wonderful housekeeper Carole. You can contact us at any time as we are near enough to help and far enough to leave you in peace. We provide literature in the cottages and would be pleased to offer additional information.
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Listing #HL402453
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English first
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Loved it. Cottage really nicely done: kitchen/living area a great space and bedrooms have huge, comfortable beds. One minute to the beach...20 mins to a Sainsbury's.

Jill S
Durham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We stayed at Orchard Cottage for a week in May, but wish we'd booked for longer. The cottage was refurbished in the spring and provides light comfortable rooms decorated to a very high standard. We had a wonderful time exploring the beautiful coastline and surrounding area - remote but stunning. Our children had such a lot of fun riding their...

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Last minute bookings must be confirmed by the property manager. Dogs only are allowed, No pets in bedrooms, upstairs, in carpeted areas or on furniture. Sofa throws are supplied...
    1 Shower
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
13 Oct 2017 -
2 Nov 2017
High season half term
3 nights
3 Nov 2017 -
19 Dec 2017
Low season
3 nights
20 Dec 2017 -
28 Dec 2017
Christmas 2017 for up to 7 guests (+1 available on request)
4 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
This family cottage sleeps 8 maximum plus baby. A single bed is available in the snug on request a supplement (up to 10% max) may be charged please call the number on the booking form to discuss your requirements.

A final clean is available GBP70. You can book this when you pay your balance, sometimes you can request on arrival. We use a secure payment gateway for credit card bookings. We send you an agreement and a link where you can pay safely through your own secure connection. All credit card payments are safe. All our cottages have been verified by TripAdvisor visitors so you can rest assured that your booking will be genuine. We do not charge credit card or booking fees. All optional extras are indicated on our booking form and you are welcome to ask any questions before you commit to your booking.

Christmas and New Year short stays: please note that the weekend rate applies for 3 nights and the weekday rate applies for 4 nights. Contact me for 5 or 6 night stays. If you wish...
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About the neighbourhood
There is something about this corner of Galloway that brings visitors back time and time again.

The beach at Rigg Bay is never crowded. You might have it all to yourself if you time it right. There are always rocks and shells to collect and sandcastles to build. And if you walk to the village along the coastal path you will find another beach,

Night life is cosy fireside meals with loved ones or at one of the local inns, or star gazing from your own private garden or down on the beach with a tipple watching the sunset. So when you stumble upon a fabulous view, catch locals playing folk music in the village pub, or find yourself marvelling at the stars, because there is absolutely no light pollution to spoil your experience, just savour the moment.

This is an unpretentious area with tra...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Prestwick International: 106.0 km
Ferry: Cairnryan: 62.0 km
Ryanair, British Airways and Easyjet fly from London to Glasgow International airport which is only about 2 hours drive from Orchard Cottage. Take the scenic route via Galloway Forest Park and stop off at Clatteringshaws Loch for a great view and a snack at the visitor centre during summer.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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