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Holiday in a pet friendly quiet seaside village in the South West of Scotland

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful scenery. WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL 23SEPT TO 2.OCT. 10 mins drive away

Peck o Maut is a former manse in the lovely village of Garlieston. It is an ideal base for walking, cycling or sailing with quiet roads and big skies. It is a great area for dog walking, lots of beach and woodland.

The house is a two-up-two-down. It has a double bedroom, single bedroom where we have a single bed plus underbed which makes up into an additional single, and a shower room/toilet upstairs. The living room has a electric stove and the usual TV/DVD player. The kitchen has recently been refurbished and has all you would need for your stay. The fridge only has a small freezer compartment, so its best not to bring too much frozen stuff. Outside there is a gated side pathway leading to an enclosed good sized yard with patio set and steps up into a small garden, greenhouse and shed. Parking on the road is not a problem. The house has storage heaters throughout with a portable electric heater should the Scottish weather permit ! We can also supply a travel cot and high chair on request.

Let me tell you something of the area. The peninsular where Garlieston is is called The Machars. It is a quiet, relatively undiscovered area of Scotland and is ideal for walkers, cyclists, canoeists, or people who just like to jump in the car and have a drive. There are lots of little villages in the area to explore. Garlieston is a quiet village with a great local pub. There is a thriving bowls club on the front. The sea is two minutes walk from the house and some local fishing boats use the harbour. There are great local walks and bike rides. The nearest town is Wigtown (10 mins drive away) - Scotland's Book Town - and there are often literary weekends here. They are great fun, especially the big festival in September. Go on their website to check.

Newton Stewart is about 20/25 mins away, Dumfries about 90 mins, and Stranraer about 60 mins away. The ferries to Belfast go from near Stranraer (Cairnryan) and we can really recommend a visit to the Titanic exhibition in Belfast. The crossing is only just about 90 mins, is frequent and very good value!

The Galloway Forest Park is great expanse of managed forest and has the area's highest 'hill' - The Merrick. The Otter Pool, Raiders Road, Cairnsmore and many more places can be explored. For the children there is The Cocoa Bean (chocolate factory and play area); Cream of Galloway (ice cream maker and pay area); for the 'child in us' is Laggan Activity (the country's longest zip and only human catapult as well as clay pigeon shooting and lots more); and Long Ken where there is every type of water sport you can think of. These are all within an hour's drive of Garlieston.

This is the first time we have put Peck o Maut as a holiday home so, as well as furnishing the house completely from scratch, we are very new to holiday letting. A bit scary but hopefully good fun. Only you can tell us!

Although blocked off on the calendar, the house may be available for longer winter lets. Also, it may be available for a Christmas/New Year let at a negotiable seasonal rate. Please contact me by e-mail to discuss.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Garlieston in Dumfries and Galloway

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Holiday in a pet friendly quiet seaside village in the South West of Scotland
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

A fantastically comfortable cottage in a peaceful and scenic village

  • 5 of 5

A lovely and very well equipped cottage, ideal for a family of four in search of peace and quiet by the sea.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in Liz and Stuart's home for a week.

Before getting there Liz was so helpful with any question that was asked. When we arrived there was a folder with all the information of the village and sourrounding area. What a beautiful place to spend a week. It's so peaceful and the locals were so pleasant. I would go back in a heartbeat. The house had everything we needed and the bed was amazing... thanks again for allowing us to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Ideally located in quiet coastal village. Short walk to lovely beaches and great dog walking.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This holiday home and where it is situated is nothing more than perfect.The house is situated on a lovely quiet street and is only a few minutes from sea front. There was plenty of space in all areas, and the garden was a joy to spend time in.We had never been as far down south west Scotland,and we were simply astonished how beautiful it really is. The roads were a joy to drive on as there were sometimes no cars in front or behind you. Liz was a perfect example of what to supply in your holiday home for example more than adequate kitchen utensils,,lovely towels and bedding. Also the beds were really comfy and shower with plenty of hot water. The pub down the road served good food and our two spaniels were made more than welcome. We went and explored all the tourist attractions, and whilst enjoying them we always felt that Garlieston was a place that you wanted to return to because of the peace and quiet. So if you want to stay in a lovely seaside home with great parking and chill out this is the place for you.Also have to add that dealing with Liz was a pleasure, and you knew that if there was any problems that she would sort it out for you. So thank you Liz and Stuart for letting us stay in you lovely home, and also the welcome goodies. You really should be proud of what you offer your clients. All the very best from May,Jim & the spanielsx

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to have you and Jim at our house. Your comments are very welcome and we are glad all the hard work is appreciated and every time I spoke to you May you made me smile - great fun! You were great guests and the house was left in perfect order. Hope to see you both again sometime (and of course the two little sweeties)..... Liz
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Great dog friendly cottage in the Machars.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a quiet village. Lovely beach. Pub sells real ale. What's not to like

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean , and had everything we needed. The beds were particularly comfortable and the garden was an added bonus . It was only a minutes walk to the seafront with fantastic views.

We had a fantastic time and the weather was excellent.

Jo,John and Marina

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Sorry but we can only take bookings between Saturday and Saturday, with a minimum of 5 days between these days. However, we can consider last minute bookings if you contact us. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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