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The Shoemaker's Cottage: Holidays In Dumfries And Galloway

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Spacious, Charming And Stylish 18th Century Cottage Tastefully Furnished And Decorated

The Cottage is luxuriously furnished and consists of 2 lounges, ideal places to relax following an exhilarating day. 3 double bedrooms, one with en-suite. A large bathroom with a separate shower cubicle. A spacious kitchen diner. A large garden. Free WiFi is available. Gas central heating and electricity are included in the rate. Downstairs Lounge: A cosy room with views out onto the garden and river. Comfortably furnished with TV & I POD docking station. Upstairs Lounge: Set in the eaves with its original oak beams and a bay window with stunning views of the river. A very comfortable room. TV, DVD player (selection of DVD's), books and games. Radio/CD player.

Please note stays of less than 7 days will be charged an extra £30 for cleaning

More Details

Shirley & Jacques Raad
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Shirley & Jacques Raad

We are Shirley & Jacques, retired professional couple. We live in village in NE England, close to our families. We enjoy holidays, cooking, eating out and walking. One of Shirley hobbies is soft furnishings as you will appreciate when you visit the Cottage.

The Shoemaker's has unique interiors and an extremely well equipped spacious kitchen. A stylish spacious cottage and garden, especially created for that perfect stay.

Shirley & Jacques Raad purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Shirley & Jacques Raad chose Newton Stewart

We holidayed at the Shoemaker's 10 years ago and fell in love with both the charm of the Cottage & garden and the outstanding unspoilt beauty of the area. When were advised that it was for sale we jumped at the chance to buy it.

It is in an ideal location: on the River Cree, two hundred yards from the small town of Newton Stewart.

There are variety of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. A walkers/bikers and star gazers paradise awaits you at Kirroughtree Forest only 2 miles away. The first Dark Sky at Night in Scotland.

There is nothing as relaxing as watching the river whilst sitting in the garden or inside the house.

What makes this cottage unique

Originally the Shoemaker's Cottage, built in 1772, has been painstakingly renovated,retaining its character and original features. It has been described as 'the Tardis by many of our guests. Spacious, but retaining the charm and intimacy of the original structure. We have tried to give it a ' home from home' feel with original paintings and Shirley's soft furnishings.

We also supply extras as toiletries, tea, coffee, washing up liquid, foil/cling film, condiments, jams, sauces that many other cottages leave out. As one of our guests said " after a day out a joy to return to"


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom: Full bathtub and a separate shower cubicle. Washing machine. Upstairs Bedroom with en-suite and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs Bedroom with en suite: king sized bed with country cottage linens and furnishings. Downstairs bedroom: Double bed. Stylish bedding and pine furniture. Downstairs Twin Room: Designer bed linen and fabrics mixed with traditional oak furniture.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sorry no pets. Outside: Garden: A beautiful setting. Step out through the patio doors onto a secluded garden with BBQ, furniture and a south facing sun house with CD player and radio. Walk down towards the river to find two more patios with tables and chairs where you can choose to dine alfresco. You may not want to leave!


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The Shoemaker's Cottage: Holidays In Dumfries And Galloway
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

It's a 'Tardis' cottage

  • 5 of 5

A jewel of a property. Spotlessly clean with a host of facilities and the garden overlooking the river is a delight. One to keep to yourself!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Henry. It was a privilege to have you all stay. We aim to ensure our guests enjoy a special stay. Perfect guests for sure.
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All good

  • 4 of 5

very nice homely place

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My son and I had a delightful stay at the cottage, which is beautifully equipped.

Although the weather was fair, we were out and about every day and so, could not enjoy the superb garden and river views. We had some excellent meals in local restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is all I hoped for and more and I loved celebrating my birthday there. The cottage is very central to everything and handy for supermarket and local shops. Lots of lovely hotels pubs and restaraunts nearby

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these very nice comments
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The cottage was great with a lovely garden down to the river.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable and we'll equiped. We were on a 4 day New year break and liked the way it had been decorated for the holiday period. Perfect location for town centre, lovely riverside and woodland walks. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good comments
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Beautiful home with stunning location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the very well appointed Shoemaker's Cottage. The house is comfortable and very well furnished. The garden slopes to the river and the weather, despite it being November, allowed us to enjoy a coffee on the terrace.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very much appreciated review. Thank you very much for your **** review.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The area offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits such as walking, mountain biking, swimming, sailing, fishing, golf, tennis, horse riding and birdwatching. It is also close to a beautiful coastline with a mixture of sandy beaches and rocky shores, rugged hills and pretty fishing harbours.


The Cottage is well positioned for visits to the artist town of Kirkcudbright; Wig town, book town of Scotland; the Galloway Forest Park; the Isle of Whit horn and the Mull of Galloway; Castle Douglas, food town; Stranraer, gateway to Northern Ireland. Turnberry Golf Complex and Ayr are 1hr drive away.

Further Details:

Newton Stewart is set in area of outstanding natural beauty, nestling on the edge of the Galloway Hills in South west Scotland. The Galloway Forest Park has been officially unveiled as the first DARK SKY PARK in the UK.

Newton Stewart offers a good range of shops, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, cinema, tennis courts, swimming pool, Leisure Centre and golf course. The Cottage is within easy walking distance of all local amenities.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Newton Stewart, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Please note stays of less thabn 7 days an added cost of £30 for cleaning is added
Booking Notes:
Reductions available for 2 persons
short breaks are available

Please note there is a damage disposit of £ 100 which is refundable
Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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