Keeper's Cottage

Self Catering

Ravenstone, near Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 8DS

    Family-friendly, self catering, sleeps 7. Open fireplaces with period features. King, dble, twin, single rooms. Private garden with trampoline. Close to Beaches, Dark Skies Park, Wigtown, Whithorn, 7 Stanes, Swallow Theatre.

    Detached former gamekeeper's home, Keeper's Cottage is set on the edge of our 14-acres of woodland. Sleeping 7, this historical home has open fireplaces and period features. If you wish to escape the hustle and bustle Keeper's offers peace and relaxation for parents and the older generation and its natural surroundings is a blank canvas for your child's imagination.

    Wanna-be pirates can swashbuckle on the pirate ship at the bottom of the shared garden with Ravenstone Stables and Ravenstone Mains Cottage. Or imaginations can be let loose among the large azalea bushes in front of the cottage - is it a Den in there waiting to be explored? Or just a quiet hidey hole to watch the birds flit from branch to branch?

    Away from Ravenstone, there's 4 lovely beaches to be explored within 10 minutes drive, quiet country lanes for cycling afficiandos, plenty of bird watching in RSPB locations around this part of Galloway. Stunning gardens to explore or golf courses to challenge. Go back in time in Whithorn to the Cradle of Christianity and learn of the archaelogical explorations that led to the discovery of the 15th century cathedral near today's parish church. Browse the plethora of secondhand bookshops that give Wigtown it's moniker of Scotland's Book Town.

    In autumn, winter and early spring, the Dark Skies Park offers an unhindered view of the starry night sky - at Ravenstone the outside lights can be switched off and you can gaze from the front lawn.

    The cottage has been refurbished in 2012  to offer maximum comfort for your stay. Central heating offers warmth at the touch of a button, but there's also an open fireplace in the dining room for atmosphere while you regale each other with tales of your day. Should the weather not co-operate fully, games are in the living room to keep you entertained along with the tv/dvd/vcr. Use one of our many cookbooks to create new and exciting meals in our well equipped kitchen.  There's a pantry with extra storate, washer, dryer and a downstairs shower room with wc.

    Downstairs there's a double bedroom, while upstairs, a spacious king bedroom, child's single room and twin room offer comfort on brand new beds and mattresses.  There's a family bathroom complete with bath toys and lots of storage.

    This is a superb cottage in a wonderful location, just waiting for your family to come and create a holiday to be remembered. Get away to Galloway and come to stay at Keeper's Cottage.

    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Weekly lets in peak season weeks; 3-night minimum breaks at other times.
    Friday to Friday weekly lets. Fri-Mon; Mon-Fri short breaks.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Keeper's Cottage
    £300.00 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday Cycle 7 Stanes; walk Galloway Hills
    • Seasonal Breaks 3 night minimum outside peak season
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Fuel Charge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Beauty Treatments


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • Radio
    • Television

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • No credit cards accepted


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Public Transport Directions

    Airports: Glasgow and Prestwich are closest airports, respectively 3 hours and 2.5 hours by car from the cottage.

    Train: Stranraer is the closest station for trains departing Glasgow. Stranraer is about 45 minutes drive by car. Dumfries is closest station for those arriving from the South. It is about 1.5 hr by car.

    Bus: National Express buses arrive from the South twice a day at Newton Stewart. It is 30 minutes from the cottage by car.

    Getting around by public transport is possible, but not very practical. Services do not run from anywhere particularly close to the cottage - the nearest bus stop is about 2 miles away. A car is really a necessity for a visit to this part of southwest Scotland.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • to one or more bedrooms

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with no fitted carpets available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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