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Craignarget Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £475  to  £595

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Short Breaks From

  • £85 p/night
    4 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    4 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Craignarget Cottage

Craignarget is steps away from the sand at Auchenmalg Beach with nothing between guests and Luce Bay but a few feet of tarmac and some pebbles. The traditional cottage is perfect for those who enjoy privacy and solitude as it only has one nearby property (which is owned by the family and only occasionally used), while the thick stone walls and comfortable furnishings ensure guests are warm and comfortable in every season. There is space for up to four people in the one-bedroom cottage which has a double sofa-bed in the living room and a layout that is ideal for couples, friends, small families or solo travellers.

Auchenmalg is a stunning spot for a seaside holiday. The beaches of Dumfries and Galloway never feel busy or crowded, and it's easy to find a quiet spot to set up your deck chair in the warm sunshine. Walk along the shore to the Cock Inn, reputed to be the second-oldest pub in Scotland where the menu features freshly-caught local seafood and a range of home-cooked meals. Stranraer is only a 20-minute drive away on the southern shore of Loch Ryan, where there is an excellent choice of supermarkets and places to stock up for a self-catering holiday, including a weekly Wednesday market. Newton Stewart is a similar distance away and also offers a wide variety of places to eat, drink and shop. The smaller town of Glenluce and the pretty fishing village of Port William are both about six miles from the cottage.

Those who have never visited the south-west coast of Scotland before may be pleasantly surprised at how mild the weather is here. The warming currents of the Gulf Stream creates a climate that keeps the water a pleasant temperature for swimming and water-sports, feeling more like the south coast of England than Scotland. The beach opposite the cottage is ideal for swimming, with other local beaches to visit, including Monreith and Sandhead.

Walking, hill climbing, mountain biking and cycling, and golf are just a few of the many activities visitors can enjoy, as are horse riding and fishing. A resident seal frequently visits the shore near the cottage, and porpoises and the odd basking shark sometimes swim in the waters around the Mull of Galloway lighthouse. Remember to look up while you are here! The skies are as full of interest as the landscape with a diverse variety of birds such as oystercatchers, herons, buzzards and hen harriers thriving in this beautiful landscape. At night, the lack of light pollution makes the beach or the cottage garden the ideal spot for stargazing.

Accommodation at Craignarget is all on one level, so the cottage is perfect for those with very young children or limited mobility who want to enjoy a simple seaside holiday and explore this fantastic area with ease.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Rob & Judith joined Independent Cottages in February 2020

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dumfries and Galloway)

Accommodation Comprises:

When the owners purchased Craignarget and the neighbouring cottage (which is not rented and only occasionally occupied) almost 60 years ago, it didn't even have running water. It was extensively refurbished in 2019 to provide a very comfortable standard of accommodation with mod-cons like WiFi and underfloor heating, whilst retaining all of the interesting features and character.

  • Open-plan living area with a beautiful fireplace and a wood burner that adds to the cosy atmosphere in winter. The soft colour scheme reflects the landscape around the cottage, and there is plenty of seating on two sofas (one of which opens into a double sofa bed) and at the dining table which looks out onto the bay. There is a smart TV with a DVD player, and the owners have provided a choice of books, board games and jigsaws.
  • A breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the sitting/dining area. The kitchen area is fitted with modern appliances and plenty of cupboards, providing a lovely place to cook.
  • Bedroom with seafront views and a comfortable double bed. All bed linen and bath towels are included and the bed will be made up for guests' arrival.
  • Bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin, along with a small attached dressing area. The dressing area has underfloor heating.

Outside: The cottage has a garden with a safe area for playing. Garden table and chairs, and also deck chairs are provided for guest use and kept in the storage shed (which also provides lockable bike storage). There is off-street parking for at least two cars in an adjacent field, and lockable storage for bikes and other sports equipment.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and towels are included. Short breaks (minimum of four nights) are possible between November and March, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

EV Charging:

EV charging is not available at the cottage. The nearest charging point is at the Harbour View Community Cafe / Shop in Port William (6 miles) and in Stranraer and Newton Stewart (about 16 miles each). See 'Charge Point Scotland' for more information about charging points in the area.

Craignarget Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 23rd Mar 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: May consider short breaks - please enquire

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 7th Sep 2024 - Fri, 8th Nov 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: May consider short breaks - please enquire

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 9th Nov 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: May consider short breaks - please enquire

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 21st Dec 2024 - Fri, 3rd Jan 2025
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 4th Jan 2025 - Fri, 21st Mar 2025
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: May consider min 4 night breaks - please enquire

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2+2 in 1 bedroom (1 bedroom with double bed + 1 sofa bed in living room)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

Rob & Judith
Member Since February 2020

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Craignarget Cottage Noticeboard

 B & M Jan 2022 Just to say thank you for our lovely holiday. Your cottage is so comfortable and homely, wouldn't change anything about it at all, your hard work refurbishing it is a credit to you both. We will definitely be booking again, many thanks S & T Aug 2022 A beautiful cottage and the location is stunning. R&M June 2023 The cottage is extremely well fitted and kitted. Thanks to Judith & Rob for their eye on the detail. First time in D&G, many places to go

Last Minute Offers

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Craignarget Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 25th April 2024
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