Port House, New Abbey, SW Scotland.

House - Entire home/apt · Main St, New Abbey, DG2 8BY, United Kingdom

A traditional stone cottage in the heart of a beautiful unspoilt village

Your host, Stephen
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A traditional stone cottage in the heart of a beautiful unspoilt village

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'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 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.

Guest Access

Guests will have access and exclusive use of the whole house

Interaction with Guests

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.

The Neighborhood

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

Getting around

a good local bus service connects New Abbey to Dumfries and from there are long distance coach and rail connections for onward travel

Other Things to Note

close to coast and country

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $176
Cleaning Fee: $44
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • From the moment you set your eyes on Port House, you will be enchanted! It is the definition of charming! This beautifully finished home is comfortable as well, giving our family an excellent and relaxing base to explore the surrounding countryside. Stephen provided literature on every possible pleasure to be had in the area, including advice on dining and self-catering. The wifi allowed us to update our blog & chat with friends back home; the TV gave us the opportunity to watch the World Cup while relaxing after a long day's hiking. Having laundry was a serious bonus!

    The Port House is perfectly located in a quaint, tidy village with its own attractions, the Sweetheart Abbey and the river powered Corn mill! The bus stops just down the street and is a wonderful option to and from Dumfries or further out to the breathtaking coastal walks. You may have to plan more carefully if you don't have a car though, as the service is somewhat limited on weekends. Visit the Abbey Cottage Tea Room: Veggie Haggis Panini? Yes! The only downside: Not enough time! We will come back for longer if we get a chance! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing home with our family!

    July 2014
  • Great out of the way location. The house is quirky, however very comfortable. Would recommend a stay there. Stephen, although away during our stay, kept in contact and was very helpful.

    June 2014
  • Family of four two adults and two teenagers had a lovely week at the Port House in New Abbey. Cottage was ideally located for walks in the local area and drives to all the main attractions in D&G. Great beds, which I am always very fussy about due to back issues and generally the cottage got everything you need with lots of thoughtful extras. Thanks hopefully will return Marjory and family

    April 2014
  • Coming from Australia to the Dumfries Campus of the University of Glasgow for a conference, I was having great difficulty finding a place to stay. Fortunately I stumbled upon Port House, a spacious cottage located in the picturesque and historic town of New Abbey, which is about a 10-15 minute drive from the (large) Scottish town of Dumfries (which, as an aside, is a cheap taxi ride back if you have a night out on the town here!).

    The charming cottage is home to all the modern facilities one could require, including very servicible wifi and phone services, as well as an LCD TV (bring your media centre to hook up to the provided TV!) and associated appliances. Most importantly, as I had recently arrived from a comparably hot location, the heating is excellent! This place was like a home away from home and, situated in a beautiful area with much to see and do, it was difficult to leave! Though this time travelling alone, I hope to one day return with my partner to this misty and romantic location!

    Finally, regarding the host, Stephen: he's a very thoughtful fellow, who keeps the lines of communication open and always endeavours to ensure you know where everything is and how it works. Thanks again for a smooth stay!

    April 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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.

    December 2013
  • 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.

    September 2013
  • 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.

    August 2013
  • 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.

    August 2013
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