Pavilion Cottage - Self catering holiday cottage in Garlieston, Nr Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Sleeps 6+1
Pavilion Cottage is a beautiful Scottish holiday cottage which is located on the historic Galloway House Estate that offers an enclosed garden and swimming pool. It is prefectly located in a fantastic area with beautiful scenery, coastal walks, numerous places of interest and it is only a five minute walk to Rigg Bay. Rigg Bay is on the fringe of the fishing village of Garlieston, in the Machars region of Galloway within South West Scotland. It offers a private sandy beach where guests can relax, walk dogs or enjoy the fantastic birdlife including herons, peregrines, oyster catchers and avocets and if you are lucky you may see a seal swimming in the bay!
Garlieston village is just over one mile away where you will find the Harbour Inn which serves lunch and dinner, the local store and post office, two tennis courts, a children's play park and a bowling green. Garlieston Harbour is still a working harbour and fresh fish and lobster is brought in by two local fishermen. Whithorn, Wigtown (Scotland's National Book Town) and Newton Stewart are too within easy reach offering a larger selection of shops.
The Machars cycle route is very popular with cyclists, and if you don't want to bring your own bikes, they can be hired locally and delivered to the cottage for around £40 each a week for adults and children.
Galloway House Gardens are open to the public every year from March to October, and the woodland walk and arboretum with species azaleas and rhododendron burst into colour in the spring. Monkey puzzle and Weeping beech stand alongside eucalyptus, palm and gingko biloba, and the old handkerchief tree (Davidia) still draws many visitors in every year. Pears, figs, apples and soft fruit are grown in the old orchard and there are also a small family of Tamworth pigs and rare and minority breeds that can be seen grazing. Sometimes in the summer months a tea tent is erected in the paddock and visitors can enjoy a cream tea and watch the animals graze. Fresh free range eggs, garden produce and plants are also sold in the tent. There is always a delight to see during the spring and summer months with lambing taking place in March and May, calves often being born in June and various hatchings of ducklings, chick and guinea keets through the summer.
Guests usually receive a welcome box of fresh eggs and/or home grown produce, and delicious rare breed meat can also be purchased from the owners. Other treats to complete the culinary experience include weekly deliveries of fresh fish and the freshest lobster to order direct from the fisherman.
Other activities include: walking the Galloway Hills and the coastal routes; sea and salmon fishing or if you want to stay more locally there is always swimming in the heated open-air pool or you could set up a game of croquet or badminton on the old tennis lawn.
Pavilion Cottage is a haven for all seasons, and offers the perfect country retreat for anyone looking to escape the pressures of every day life. With its crackling wood burning stove, tasteful decor and other personal touches you will very quickly feel at home!
- Swimming Pool
- Waterside Location
- Beach Nearby
- Log Burner
- Near Pub/Restaurant
- Garden/Outside Area
- Bike Storage
- Internet Access
- Fishing Onsite
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- Kingsize Bed
- Spacious garden room living area with television/DVD and stereo, sofa and a full length window seat which opens to reveal toys and games. Double Georgian doors open to the walled garden with small terraced seating area for al fresco dining.
- Dining area with extending table for up to ten, serving dresser and wood burning stove.
- Open staircase leads to a galleried landing giving access to two cosy loft rooms with single beds in the eaves.
- Ground floor bedroom with double bed.
- Ground floor single bedroom with comfortable pull out for twin or double occupancy and with direct access to the garden.
- Kitchen with fridge-freezer, combination microwave/convection oven/grill, Rayburn stove, electric kettle and coffee maker and two ring electric hob.
- Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and washbasin.
Outside: The walled garden offers a large lawned area with mature trees, shrubs, herbaceous borders, and an open air swimming pool. Beyond the garden is an orchard and a paddock and a woodland and kitchen garden.
Additional information: The building has underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. All linen, bath towels, tea towels and duvets are provided. Telephone and wireless internet facilities are available. Travel cot and high chair are available. Garden furniture and barbeque also available, and bicycles may be hired locally. The washing machine is in an adjacent outbuilding, with nearby drying area. There is also a wet room with wash basin, shower and loo adjacent to the swimming pool, which Pavilion Cottage guests are welcome to use.
Group Bookings: Pavillion Cottage may be booked with Shore Cottage (sleeps up to four) which is also located on the estate to accommodate parties of up to twelve guests.
Low Season from £663
Mid Season from £755
High Season from £1244
Peak Season £1306
Changeover Day: Saturday
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Sleeps 6+1 people in 4 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Single, 1 Twin + 1 Single/Twin/Large Double)
Group booking details:
Please note: Pavilion Cottage sleeps 6+1 people. The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 12 guests. Dining capacity: 10.
Contact owner for group prices
All male groups: Please enquire with owner
All female groups: Please enquire with owner
Catering Available: No
Owner: Alex Walter click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Pavilion Cottage joined Independent Cottages in April 2008
Last Minute / Late Availability OffersSat, 1 Jun 2013 for 7 nights - £1099
Was £1219. Short break also available.Sat, 8 Jun 2013 for 7 nights - £1119
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Reviews and Testimonials for Pavilion Cottage
‘Thoroughly enjoyed the gardens and the pool. Highly recommend Alex's beef - delicious! Ice cream factory fun. Treasure trail around Wigtown kept the kids happy. Overall weather glorious - good time had by all. Thank you.’ - The Lydford family, Dorset.
‘Wonderful holiday in a delightful setting. The dogs enjoyed running across Rigg Bay and our children had a lot of fun on the sandy beach behind the golf course at Monreith. Other highlights; mountain bike trails at Kirroughtree, walking up Cairnsmore of Fleet, the bookshops of Wigtown, Whithorn Story and, further afield, the Mull of Galloway. However, perhaps the best - the swimming pool! Thank you Alex.’ - The Bird family, Oxford, August.
‘What a perfect holiday for an extended family holiday! Wonderful garden, pool, and beach. Fun trips to Cream o' Galloway, the cocoa bean chocolate factory and Kirkcudbright. Thanks so much for a great holiday (and duck feeding experience).’ - Jones and Bosch-Kennedy families, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
‘Fantastic location for peace and tranquility. Enjoyed Bladnoch Distillery, worth a visit, and beautiful walks in Galloway forest!’ - Julia, Nigel & co, Surrey.
‘Great beach, fantastic walks. Pete loved Cream o' Galloway. Adults loved the fantastic walks. Rayburn was a challenge! Hot water also for 8 people, but we had a fab time!’ - Janet, Martin & co, Surrey.
‘First snow in 10 years added to beautiful scenery. We all had a marvelous break in the Borrowers' Cottage!’ Mick and Margaret, Derbyshire, Christmas and New Year.
‘Lovely relaxing weekend. Beautiful scenery and cottage. Night sky fantastic, especially for shooting stars.’ - Phil and Sharron & co. Staffordshire.
‘Great holiday had by all. Lovely setting, great for kids and dogs. Enjoyed Cream o' Galloway, Ravenstone Deli, Glentrool walks (even if we did get a bit lost and had to be rescued by a farmer on a quad bike), Kirkcudbright wildlife park and great local walks. Bladnoch Inn great for families with kids. Thanks very much for the welcome pack and hospitality.’ - The Palmers and Crowders, Newcastle,