The holiday cottages are at the heart of the small Royal Burgh of Whithorn, which is best known for its Priory, and for the archaeological excavations, which, in the last ten years, have analysed the Christian settlement from the 5th Century AD. The burgh of Whithorn still has its mediaeval street pattern, but is now an Outstanding Conservation Area, full of brightly painted Georgian houses. You will find all shops and facilities in this small town of 900 people.
Groceries & Supplies
To preorder fresh rolls, extra milk, or any other grocery, please contact our local family grocery, G&C Galloway, 69 George Street, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8NU, 01988 500357. Food can be pre-delivered to the house, or reserved for arrival, and payment can be made by card or after arrival at the shop. Galloway's is located about 50 yards from the properties.
Isle of Whithorn / Port William
The coast is only two or three miles distant at this southernmost point of the Machars peninsula, so you may wish to visit the picturesque Solway port at the Isle of Whithorn, or at the fishing village of Port William.
Galloway, with 200 miles of coast, has many beautiful, uncrowded beaches. The nearest are at Garlieston (5 miles) and Monreith (7 miles), once home to Gavin Maxwell, author of Ring of Bright Water.
The Galloway Hills
For those who like a challenge, the Southern Uplands provide a range of opportunities for hill walking, climbing and mountain biking. Starting points include Glentrool, or Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, both about forty minutes drive from Whithorn.