Located in Newton Stewart in the Dumfries and Galloway region, Kelpies Cottage features a garden. Featuring free private parking, the holiday home is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking and canoeing.

The holiday home comes with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with garden views.

The nearest airport is Glasgow Prestwick Airport, 29.8 miles from the holiday home.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Free private parking available on-site

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Max adults: 5
Two-Bedroom House
  • Bedroom 1: 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 single bed and 1 double bed
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Hosted by Dave & Beth Currie

Host review score 9.7
Dave & Beth Currie

Dave & Beth Currie

*About the Cottage* ............. Kelpies Cottage is a bungalow which is simply decorated with comfortable beds. It has oil fired central heating throughout, and a lovely log burning stove in the living room for those cosy winter nights. The kitchen is modern and has cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, kettle, toaster, and dishwasher. The hot water is an "on-demand" system. The bathroom has a bath and shower. There is plenty of free on-site parking. Dogs or other pets are welcome and the garden is fully enclosed for your furry friends safety. The rear bedroom has a double bed and a single bed. The front bedroom has one double bed. The cottage is thus suitable for up to five people. Fresh bed linen is provided for each guest along with a single bath towel for each guest and hand towels for the kitchen and bathroom. If you need more towels, please feel free to ask. In the living room there are a couple of small sofas and a table/chairs for meals. There is a TV, Roku streaming device and DVD player but please note there is no TV licence (or reception!) for watching live TV. There is free Wi-Fi. There is secure bike storage and a hose outside.

*About us* .................. We are Dave and Beth, and we are lucky enough to live in beautiful Glentrool in the Galloway Forest. We moved here 10 years ago and love it here :-) Culsharg Cottage is next door to our house and we split our time between running the cottage and various other things! Dave is a professional photographer, and living in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park he takes advantage of the starry skies here. You can see some of his photos, all of the local area, in the cottages. Beth designs and makes jewellery (you will find some of her pendants for sale at Glentrool Visitor Centre) and is also a student with the Open University, studying for a maths degree. We both love the outdoors and enjoy running, loch swimming (Beth) biking (push bike and motorbike - Dave), and hill walking (both of us!). We love exploring both here in Glentrool and all over our beautiful wee country. We are always happy to chat about the best ways to enjoy our amazing countryside, and offer suggestions for walks/bike rides/etc. If wild swimming is your thing, Beth is swims regularly in our local lochs and is always happy to have extra company and show you the best swim spots.

*About the area* ........... Kelpies Cottage is a cosy two-bed bungalow in Glentrool, the only village in Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park. It's a beautiful, peaceful, rural location, with fabulous starry skies and plenty of biking, wild swimming and walking nearby. We are right in the heart of the stunning Galloway Forest and part of the UNESCO designated Biosphere, with trees, streams, lochs and mountains right on the doorstep. If you want to explore by bike, you can enjoy the thrills of the 7Stanes mountain biking trails at Glentrool, or the slightly tougher ones at Kirroughtree a 25-minute drive away; there are trails for all ages and abilities. There are plenty of great road cycling routes around too, all on lovely quiet roads. If walking or running is your thing there are plenty of routes direct from the front door ranging from 2-8 miles. Our favourite more strenuous walks are the Loch Trool trail and The Merrick, the highest summit in Southern Scotland (both a short drive from the cottage). If the seaside is your choice of destination we have beautiful, quiet and unspoiled sandy beaches within easy reach. We love Monreith or Girvan, both around 45 minutes away.

Languages spoken: English, French

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant House O' Hill
    1 miles
  • Cafe/bar Glentrool Visitor Centre
    1 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Minnoch
    1 miles
  • River Cree
    1 miles
  • Lake Loch Trool
    3 miles
  • Mountain Merrick
    8 miles
  • Sea/ocean Solway Firth
    25 miles
  • Sea/ocean Firth of Clyde
    25 miles
Closest airports
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport
    30.1 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    55.1 miles
  • George Best Belfast City Airport
    60.3 miles
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Facilities of Kelpies Cottage
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bath
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Mosquito net
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Heating
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Garden view
Building characteristics
  • Semi-detached
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
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From 16:00 hours

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Until 10:00 hours


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Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

No cots or extra beds are available.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.

Credit cards are only needed to guarantee your booking .


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print

Dogs can be accommodated at the property, but they are not permitted in the bedrooms or on the furniture.

Please note, there is no TV reception at the cottage.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Kelpies Cottage

  • Kelpies Cottage is 8.1 miles from the centre of Newton Stewart.

  • Kelpies Cottage has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Check-in at Kelpies Cottage is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Kelpies Cottage can accommodate the following group size:

    • 5 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Kelpies Cottage offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Horse riding

  • Yes, Kelpies Cottage is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at Kelpies Cottage may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Kelpies Cottage (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking