Pavilion Cottage - Dumfries and Galloway, Sleeps 6+1
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Pavilion Cottage - Garlieston, Nr Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Sleeps 6+1

Group bookings available: This property is one of 2 properties which, when rented together, can accommodate up to 12 guests

Pavilion Cottage

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!

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  • Walled garden cottage with enclosed lawn
  • Tree lined sandy beach under 5 mins walk
  • Open air pool heated May - September
  • Open plan living dining with wood burner
  • Cottage kitchen now with 3 oven range cooker and 5 ring ceramic hob
  • Living area leads out to garden terrace
  • Ground floor bedroom with garden access
  • Large enclosed private garden
  • Free range hens lay for the welcome pack
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  • Garlieston Harbour and village with friendly pub overlooking the bay
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  • Internet Access
  • Swimming Pool
  • Log Burner
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Cot
  • Kingsize Bed
  • Horse Riding Nearby

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Accommodation comprises:

  • Garden room living area with lots of space including a television/DVD and stereo, sofa and a full length window seat which opens to reveal toys and games. Double Georgian doors open out onto the walled garden with small terraced seating area - the perfect place to enjoy an alfresco meal.
  • Dining area with extending table for up to ten, serving dresser and log burner.
  • Open staircase leading up to the galleried landing with two comfy 'loft rooms', each with a single bed in the eaves.
  • Ground floor bedroom with double bed.
  • Ground floor single bedroom with comfy flexible pull out bed allowing for double or twin use. This room also has access outside into the garden.
  • Kitchen with microwave/oven/grill, fridge-freezer, cream Rayburn, kettle and electric hob (with two rings).
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath, hand basin and WC.

Outside: The delightful walled garden has a large lawned area with trees, shrubs, herbaceous borders and an outdoor open air swimming pool. Beyond the garden is an orchard and a paddock and a woodland and kitchen garden. Outdoor furniture and also a BBQ available for guests enjoyment.

Additional information: The ground floor of the cottage has underfloor heating. Bed linen and bath towels (as well as tea towels but please bring your own beach and pool towels) provided. Telephone and wireless internet facilities are available. High chair and travel cot available. Bike hire available in the local area. 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.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £860
Mid Season from £1250
High Season from £1330
Peak Season £1570

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Flexible
Payment options:
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
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's details:
Owner: Alex Walter, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Pavilion Cottage joined Independent Cottages in April 2008

Owner's Other Properties

Carsebuie - Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, sleeps 8+2

Mar Lodge - Knockespoch, Aberdeenshire, sleeps 2

Shore Cottage - Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway, sleeps 2+2

Orchard Cottage - Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway, sleeps 8

Owner Noticeboard

Heated pool open May - October (other dates weather permitting). Longer lets low season - call for prices. Tennis court, swing park, kayak hire in village.

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Owner Notice Board

Heated pool open May - October (other dates weather permitting).
Longer lets low season - call for prices.
Tennis court, swing park, kayak hire in village.