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Port House, New Abbey, SW Scotland.

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

A cosy little cottage ideally suited to accommodate two couples situated in a picture postcard village where history and nature are right outside your door.

The space

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 is worth noting that cell phone reception is at best patchy with only Vodafone working.

It's really close to great beaches and coast plus hills and walking country. The house has a pub less than 30 metres away and a shop too. There are 2 of the wolrd famous 7Stanes mountain bike courses 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. We will not be around during your stay but usually contactable by phone.

New Abbey is just a really great little village with everything you need close at hand. It has it's own pub, 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 long distance coach and rail connections for onward travel

Guest access

Entire house and adjoining workshop

Interaction with guests

Usually telephone and or email them during their stay

Other things to note

Great for history and nature

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $39
Security Deposit: $131
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No smoking anywhere inside the house and no naked flames in upper floors. When we use our house we take our cat so we cannot guarantee it pet free for allergy sufferers. Please do not wear outdoor shoes inside the house and never in bedrooms and upper floors. If you are bringing four legged friends please restrict them to the ground floor not in bedrooms.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

63 Reviews

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Martin User Profile
June 2017
Lovely location and lovely house. Stunning scenery, brilliant for any artist, good local beaches and pub. Plenty of walking for all abilities, from Mabie Forrest easy walks to real tough ones up mountains, Rockcliffe and Kipford worth a visit as is Castle Douglas and Kilculbright (pronounced Kilcoobury). A peaceful retreat in a cottage bigger than it looks.

Emma User Profile
May 2017
What a beautiful cottage and place, we had a wonderful time. Everything was so lovely and organised!

Emma User Profile
May 2017
Fab cottage, excellent location, would love to keep it a secret but I can't stop singing it's praises!!

Janette User Profile
May 2017
Port House is a wonderful place in a beautiful village. We felt as though we were stepping back in time, living in this very old and well restored home. We particularly loved the warmly eclectic and personal decor, each room with its own theme, and the view from the bedroom windows of the winding main street, slate roofs and chimney pots. Although the shower was small the water pressure and supply of hot water were simply wonderful! Although we didn't meet him, Stephen is an excellent communicator and all instructions were clear and easy to follow. We definitely hope to be back one day!

Cathy User Profile
May 2017
Port House was perfect for our stay - we were two couples and the space was more than big enough for our needs. We loved the homely touches that made the house really welcoming. It was very useful having a well stocked kitchen and Stephen was unfailingly helpful especially in his communication throughout our stay. The location is easily accessible from Dumfries and really close to the Loch Arthur Community where we were visiting a friend. I would highly recommend a visit to the amazing shop and cafe there.

Julia User Profile
April 2017
Lovely few days in a really well aquipped . spacious yet cosy cottage .Extremely convenient, located in the heart of New Abbey Loads of lovely places to walk our dog Thank you

Tracy User Profile
April 2017
We stayed 2 nights beginning of April and took our two dogs. The house is bigger than it looks in the photos and perfect. Stephen was a great host and everything we needed was supplied, towels / hairdryer etc. There is lots of local information in the house and lots of books on the local area. We would definitely recommend this property.

Manchester, United Kingdom · Joined in September 2012
Stephen User ProfileStephen is a superhost.

Interested in music, sailing, chess, cycling and food. Love travelling and getting to know places. Enjoy natural history and outdoor life. Port House is our second home and we love it and enjoy sharing it with others, we are always delighted to help people make the best of their stay and direct them towards what they want. We try to provide everything we would want when we travel as well as giving inside track tips on good places to go and see. We have used Air BNB quite a lot so we are aware of how some descriptions can mislead so if you need more information on our place or you want to be sure your group would be suitable then let us know and we will answer all your questions with honesty and precision.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.