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Traditional Cottage With Stunning Contemporary Interior



Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Cottage near Isle of Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Cutcloy Cottage, Peaceful, Coastal Location, Stunning Views Over Sea To Isle Of Man & Cumbrian Hills

Cutcloy cottage is located at the southern most tip of the Machars Peninsula in the South West of Scotland, within walking distance of the picture postcard unspoilt fishing and sailing village of Isle of Whithorn. The 'Isle' is designated an Outstanding Conservation Area where the Steam Packet Inn with its award winning restaurant is located on the quayside. The cottage is a perfect base for exploring this unspoilt corner of Scotland, numerous golf courses are within an easy drive on quiet roads. The area is known for its unusually mild climate and is very popular for fishing, sailing and diving. There are numerous walks and historic sites to visit locally, including the site of the first christian settlement in Scotland, St Ninian's cave and for book lovers, Wigtown the Scottish Book Town and its famous festival are a must. Given good weather, it is possible to see England, Ireland and the Isle of Man from the cottage.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello, my name is Laura Hudson Mackay and this property is a holiday home for my husband and I. We love it and we want you to enjoy it as well!

I am an artist and based in Scotland.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well done on providing such luxurious, well equipped holiday accommodation! This cottage is gorgeous. We have enjoyed the views and walking. The open fire is a bonus. TC - Harrogate, Yorkshire

We had a lovely time in this beautiful cottage! Taking it easy, looking at the cows and the views, visiting the distillery...ta! CS - Leeds

Beautiful cottage with everything we could have wanted. Really enjoyed our break. Thank you. SB - North Lanarkshire
Aug 2010
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


You won't be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage still has the wow factor, from the moment you open the front door you are met by quality fittings and fixtures, every room is delightful, homely and comfortable, the snug has a welcoming fireplace and was well stocked with logs, the living area has fantastic views, at night the sky is amazing due to the low light pollution.

The kitchen area is well equipped, the decked area and garden areas are lovely.

There are lots of places to visit with Whithorn, Wigtown and other unspoilt villages nearby, there are some lovely coastal walks along the cliff tops to the village pub 'The Steampacket Inn' and St Ninian's cave, not for the feint hearted though as they are in places close to the cliff edge.

This is a great place to chill out and re-charge your batteries.

This was our 5th visit, roll on number 6 : )

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great location

  • 5 of 5

what fantastic week we have just had at this cottage.amazing location and cottage itself is absolutely terrific.would recommend this letting highly.owners are really helpful and really have carried out a fantastic jobonthis property.location is great for getting about this part of scotland.roads are really good todrive onwithminimal traffic.pub down in village is tremendous for eating out and is only 35min walk .away.fantastic all round,well done Laura

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jay, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review of Cutcloy Cottage. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area too. Many thanks, hope to welcome you back sometime. Best wishes, Laura & Scott.
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Stunning and spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Cutcloy Cottage far exceeded our expectations. It is spectacular, very comfortable and furnished beautifully. We felt immediately relaxed!

The outdoor space at the cottage is as stunning as the interior with amazing views of the surrounding countryside, sea and - on a clear day - the Isle of Man.

The location of the cottage is peaceful and a place you just can't help but 'switch off' in.

We will definitely return and highly recommend Cutcloy Cottage for a real break away from it all. Fabulous!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susie, Thank you for such a wonderful review of Cutcloy Cottage and the surrounding area. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and wish to return. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Isle soon! Many thanks, Laura & Scott x
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage, reclaimed I believe from an old Croft, is the nicest one we have ever stayed in in all the 10plus years we have been renting cottages in Scotland. The location, the furnishings, the equipment inside the cottage, the comfort, the warmth and the attention to detail were superb. We have been home for 3 days and already we have recommended it to 5 people, one a complete stranger. The Steam Packet Inn, the nearest place to eat was also excellent, but to be honest we were so comfortable at Cut Cloy Cottage we stayed in and cooked. 5 stars - we would give it more if we could.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear D & G, wonderful thanks for your glowing review of Cutcloy Cottage. So delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thanks too for recommending to others. Hope to welcome you back to the Isle again soon. Best wishes, Laura & Scott xx
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incredible views, incredible cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a fantastic stay at Cutcloy Cottage. Could have spent the whole week watching the ever changing sea and skies across to the Isle of Man.

Immaculate cottage, beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you could possibly need.

Would recommend to anyone wanting a get away from it all break and a slower pace of life in an amazing setting - will definitely return - I need to soak up that view again (and again...)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, many thanks for your very kind review of Cutcloy Cottage. So pleased you felt the peace of the place and enjoyed the setting. We look forward to hearing from you regarding your next escape to the Isle of Whithorn. Kind regards, Laura & Scott x
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage has the wow factor, from the moment you open the front door you are met by quality fittings and fixtures, every room was delightful, homely and comfortable, the snug has a welcoming fireplace and was well stocked with logs and coal, the living area has fantastic views both on a clear day and a clear night.

The kitchen area is well equipped, the decked area and garden areas are lovely.

On reading the welcome information pack there was information of the surrounding area, maps showing local interests, we were made aware that the water pressure at the cottage was on the low side, this was understandable due to the location but was no real detriment.

The only downside to our stay was handing the keys back. (but don't worry we will be returning) :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve, Many thanks for your wonderful online review of Cutcloy Cottage, 5 Stars, wow! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Isle of Whithorn and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, Laura & Scott
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From the Owner

In 2006 we discovered a tumbled down cottage in an amazing location. After spending a year renovating and modernising it, we have come to love the cottage and the special part of South West Scotland it occupies. We hope you enjoy this magical place, we're sure you too will fall in love with it. We have another property for rent on Owners Direct, which is Riad Romm'an in Marrakech, Morocco www.ownersdirect.co.uk/morocco/MR215.htm

Activity and Interests


Cottage well located for cliff top walks (coast is 5 minute walk) to coastal path linking Isle of Whithorn to St Ninians cave to the west. Numerous quiet sandy beaches within 5 minutes drive (e.g. St Medans and Monreith). Pebble beach at St Ninians Cave.


Closest airport is Glasgow Prestwick (1 and a half hours drive). Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle are all 2 and a half hours drive from Isle of Whithorn.


1 mile from Isle of Whithorn.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We take a 50% deposit on booking. The remaining 50% to be paid 6 weeks before arrival. If the booking is made within 6 weeks of arrival, we require the full amount upfront.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible. When there is a changeover, we kindly ask that you do not arrive before 4pm on your arrival day and leave by 10am on your day of departure to give time for our housekeeper to prepare for our next guests.

Notes on prices:
Minimum 3 night stay. £100 per night all year round, excluding Easter, Christmas & New Year. Please contact Laura for prices per night during these holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Highlights of Cutcloy Cottage include, peace, quiet, a slower pace of life, stunning views, coastal walks, wildlife, seaside air, local food and relaxation.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to master bedroom, with wc, single basin, large walk-in shower, tiled floor. Family bathroom with wc, single basin with bath (shower over bath).


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, French doors to outdoor decking (covered), en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and additional folding bed (if required).


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We do not provide any equipment for babies or young children, although the cottage and gardens are child friendly, enclosed and private. Sorry no smokers or pets. Outside: Stunning views all around from the gardens, which include a large decked (partially covered) sunbathing area, pebbled landscaping, picnic table, lawn, seating area with fire pit. Barbecue, 4 no. hardwood steamer chairs with cushions. Outdoor dining table with four chairs. Outdoor lighting and lanterns. Garden fully enclosed with drystone walling. Garage with electric door. Utility Room: Dishwasher and washing machine. Door to back garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedding (duvets and duvet covers) are provided. The cottage is cleaned once a week. Other: Dining/living room area, with folding dining table (seats 6), comfortable corner sofa arrangement making most of glazed walls offering stunning panoramic coastal views. Sliding glazed door to garden. Telescope.

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