• About West Mains Cottage

    A perfect base from which to explore, with beaches, the Galloway Hills and Newton Stewart all within easy reach.

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 6 people

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      Yes 3 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Satellite TV
      Satellite TV
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • WiFi
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed lin included
      Bed lin included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "A perfect base from which to explore with beaches the Galloway Hills and Newton Stewart all within easy reach. Steps to entrance. All on ground floor Living room with beams and wooden floor. Steps to second living room with double sofa bed. Dining roomkitchen with beams and patio door. 1 step to 2 bedrooms 1 double 5ft 1 twin zip link can be 6ft double on request. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet. \n Multi-fuel burner in living room initial fuel inc. Partial Economy 7 CH elec and bed linen inc. Tcot and hchair on request. Satellite TV. Freeview TV. DVD. Elec cooker. Mwave. Wmachine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio sitting-out area and furniture. Parking 2 cars. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB Fenced pond in garden. There are 2 steps leading from the living room to the hallway.\n This pretty detached holiday cottage is set amidst rolling farmland in this very scenic area with lovely beaches challenging hills and some of the best cycling around. West Mains Cottage is by the Royal Burgh of Wigtown home to Scotland’s very own national book town which has become a much-loved institution. It is a must for lover of literacy and is graced by many a famous author offering lectures and book signings. Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest local nature reserve in Britain. Migrating Solway Geese and the wetland native birds make this an ornithologist’s dream. Newton Stewart is known as the ’Gateway to the Galloway Hills’. These hills are not as lofty as their northern neighbours but are equally challenging. With names like Rig of the Jarkness the ranges of the Awful Hand and Dungeon these could be straight out of a Harry Potter tale The Rhins of Galloway is the most westerly peninsula in Galloway and at its tip is the Mull of Galloway with its stunning views and lighthouse. Throughout this peninsula there are secluded bays beautiful sandy beaches and superb fishing opportunities. The jewel in the crown of this area is Portpatrick whose name refers to the legend that St Patrick crossed the North Channel in a single leap. On a clear day you can almost reach out and touch Ireland. There is also fishing and golf nearby. Beach 6 miles. Shop 2 miles pub and restaurant 1 mile. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/850/840/850886.jpg W43377

    West Mains Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    7.8 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews

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    out of 10

    Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Plenty to see and do near by. The old airfield across the road from cottage was an added bonus and ideal to walk the dogs. Nature in abundance with rspb nature reserve couple miles down the road.



    out of 10

    Very nice cottage just right for us, plenty of places to take our dogs for a walk. We'll out of the way from all busy roads. I would go back here



    out of 10

    2 people of our group left after 1 night because they were disappointed by the grubby kitchen and the very strong unpleasant smell (possibly dog smell?). Even though we have dogs ourselves, we are not used to this. The two of us that did stay avoided the main lounge because of the smell. There are still some issues as pointed out by previous guests. Overall, the place has great potential but needs some attention.



    out of 10

    We had a fantastic holiday in this wonderful, peaceful cottage. It is a fantastic place for people with dogs as there is an old airfield just over the road and beaches galore within a few miles. The local pub was great and the locals really friendly. The cottage is ideally placed for the towns of Newton Stewart and Wigtown, the coast, several decent pubs and all the local attractions. We felt at home as soon as we entered the door and were sad to leave but we hope to return soon.



    out of 10

    We had a lovely week away with what can only be described as amazing weather. The area is picturesque and the beach at Luce bay was wonderful. The reason for the low marks about overall satisfaction etc. is mainly due to the fact that, as generally polite people, the previous guests had failed to point out the many faults we found to the owners therefore not allowing them the opportunity to fix the problems that we discovered during our stay. Both the showers had issues from leaking shower heads, broken riser rails, damaged hoses and one was very slow to drain almost filling to the bottom of the door. The toilet flush mechanism was damaged. One of the patio doors was almost falling out of its runners. There were wasps entering the cavity around the patio doors. The extractor in the kitchen had no buttons and could therefore not be used. All of these issues, and many more, tainted what should have been a fabulous stay. I left a list of things that needed looking at in the comments book but would like to say that in no way do I lay the blame entirely with the owners. If, instead of not wanting to offend, previous guests had left an honest review then things would be far better. I think it is a bit much when you have to refit a wardrobe door as it almost fell off when it was first opened! Obviously not mentioned by the previous guests! This property should, and could, be a wonderful place to take a holiday but unless we all play our part then it will remain an ok place to take a holiday!



    out of 10

    Our second time coming to this lovely cottage. Well equipped, clean and spacious. A home from home. Only downside there were no sheep in the field this time. Our dogs loved sheep watching and went straight to the sun room looking for them. We would highly recommend a visit here.



    out of 10

    Perfect location to explore the Galloway Forest and coastline. Wigmore is 3 miles away where there is a Co Op. and excellent base for book shops being Scotlands Book Capital. The cottage was perfect for our 3 dogs, with secure gardens. A little dated re decor., but clean and comfortable beds and armchairs, sofa etc. Kitchen needs a few extra cooking items eg colander and grater, and we need to buy a new tin opener as the provided opener was broken. Not a problem. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at West Mains Cottage. On a farm lane with farm vehicles but this was expected and did not cause any problems. Disused WW2 air field opposite cottage was perfect for walking the dogs, and was full of bird life and wild flowers. Loved it. Would very happily return here.



    out of 10

    We loved the cottage, really lovely and very comfortable. The weather was beautiful all week. We sat out in the garden several times and the dog ran in and out as she pleased. This cottage was one of the best we have been in and we would deffinately recommend it.



    out of 10

    The cottage was exactly as advertised! Very dog friendly and comfortable - especially the sun room! No local amenities however which meant we had to drive everywhere, but we didn't mind that! We hadn't been to that part of Scotland previously and were delighted with the area.



    out of 10

    Lovely relaxing place- if it had been cleaner would have given 10/10



    out of 10

    Could be a lovely cottage but had very uncomfortable double bed and couch so not ideal for trying to relax! No welcome pack on arrival but this was rectified later on! Had stormy weather while there and looked for torches incase power went off and there were 2 torches but had no batteries that worked in them and no spare ones either! Kitchen lacked a lot of basic equipment and a sieve that I would have thrown out years ago! Not very hygienic and not pretty! Seemed to be a lot of work traffic which passed the cottage which shook when lorries passed it! Not the holiday I was expecting bit of a let down. Local pub at Bladnoch Inn was great for food. Would recommend it!



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