A traditional stone cottage in the heart of a beautiful unspoilt village
A Scottish cottage in a beautiful historic village. Built 1700 this two bedroom cottage has many modern conveniences, it is warm and snug with a wood burning stove plus oil fired central heating. The kitchen has all modern conveniences, dishwasher, fridge freezer, fan oven, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer etc. Both bedrooms have kingsize double beds. One bedroom is en-suite. There is a workshop / garage attached for bikes and stuff, parking for one car is directly outside. The cottage can be reached by bus from Dumfries where there is a railway station.
It's really close to great beaches and coast plus hills and walking country. The house has 2 pubs less than 30 metres away and a shop too. There are 2 of the wolrd famous 7Stanes mountain courses (website hidden) at Dalbeattie and Mabie plus a third one at Ae only another few miles further.
The village of New Abbey is home to the 13th Century Sweetheart Abbey, and the water powered corn mill. There is a beautiful walled garden at Shambellie and an award winning tea room. All of these attractions are a vey short walk from the cottage.
The house is great for nature lovers and those who want a break in rural Scotland.
Guests will have access and exclusive use of the whole house
I always try to speak to my guests on arrival and like to answer any questions and give advice for things to see and do.
New Abbey is just a really great little village with everything you need close at hand. It has it's own pubs tea room and shop so you could park the car and never bother driving all week
a good local bus service connects New Abbey to Dumfries and from there are long distance coach and rail connections for onward travel
close to coast and country
We can't think of anything to fault about our experience of Port House and Stephen as a host. The cottage was better than we expected - very cosy and warm, but also much more spacious and better equipped. The village itself is a real find - a tiny self-contained spot with a lovely abbey and good walks right from the doorstep.
Stephen was helpful from the start - answering lots of questions before we booked and checking in with us when we were en route and afterwards.
I'd recommend Port House to anyone looking to hole up somewhere for a relaxing break.
Stephen was concerned that New Abbey may have been a little isolated for a week long Christmas stay but he needn't have worried. The house was very well equipped, we cooked a Christmas roast, and were warm and cosy and comfortable - even while others in the UK were flooded out or had their electricity cut. New Abbey is a delightful village with two pubs, historic landmarks, a bubbling stream, an incredibly beautiful forest and genuinely friendly inhabitants. The surrounding countryside, designated 'area of outstanding natural beauty', is indeed beautiful. The majestic Criffel rises to the rear and gentle slopes lead down to the spectacular coast. Stephen was a diligent host, the place was clean, surprisingly spacious and organised. As artists, it was a wonderful place to stay and paint from.
We had a lovely few days staying at Port House, which is situated in the centre of the beautiful village of New Abbey and surrounding countryside. The cottage is very old (1700) but is smartly decorated and has excellent facilities. There is a well equipped kitchen and small dining area off the living room. The latter has a wood burning stove, television and internet facility. Off the living room is a cosy reading room, which has a bookcase well stocked with useful information about the local area and natural environment, and the bathroom with shower, washbasin and wc. There is a central staircase leading to 2 double bedrooms on the first floor, one with en-suite and a further steep staircase leading to an attic bedroom with 2 single beds but with limited headroom. There are various collections in the house, including royal wedding and coronation mugs, and a staircase of mirrors.
Altogether we had a totally relaxing few days in Port House, and thoroughly recommend it.
A very unique home in a beautiful small village. Close to a lot of interesting sights of southern scotland, it is a perfect place to stay for some touring. An old abbey is even around the corner. It has two full double beds and two more in the attic.
The kitchen is great, a cozy reading room is extremely pleasant.
We rented this lovely port house for two night but wished we could stay longer! The owner was not at home so we had the whole house for ourselves. It meant we had to make our own breakfast but we also had the opportunity to cook diner! New Abbey is a wonderful old little village with two restaurants near by. Stephen gave is very clear directions how to handle his house. SW Scotland is really beautiful! We knew the highlands are fantastic and so does everybody else but this was a pleasant surprise for us! Really worth visiting.