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Secret walled garden cottage with heated pool and quiet sandy beach. By SWC300

Enjoy a secluded corner for sunbathing or stretch out with a good book.
1 of 26Enjoy a secluded corner for sunbathing or stretch out with a good book.
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Pavilion Cottage was converted by the current owners from its original use as a fruit drying store serving the Earl of Galloway and his guests. Apples, pears, figs, peaches and grapes were among the fruits produced in the surrounding walled garden and hothouses. Thanks to the mild climate of the gulf stream most of these are still grown here but not in such quantities. After the Earl’s estate was divided the privately situated building with adjacent open air swimming pool became a perfect party venue as it housed a wine cellar and the lawns were used for tennis and croquet hence the name Pavilion. With it’s close proximity to the lovely tree-lined sandy beach at Rigg Bay, Pavilion Cottage is now a perfectly cosy seaside retreat. An enclosed private lawn provides plenty of space to play croquet/badminton or just sit and read or listen to m... Read more
Listing #HL357923
About the Owner
Alexandra W
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2007
Interaction with guests
Pavilion Cottage is within the policies of Garlieston House where we live and work. We are usually available if you need us but we respect the privacy of our guests and try to be us unobtrusive as possible. We try to greet most of our guests so that we can make sure you know where to find things and you can ask us any questions. We can recommend places to eat and things to do in the area. If you want to do something unusual for a special celebration like drive a tank, we can point you in the right direction. We can offer extra serving dishes or larger pans if you book additional Rigg Bay cottages for up to 16 guests.
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

The cottage was lovely, garden good for the kids playing and the pool was far warmer than expected. The boys wanted to keep the caretaker's dog with which the feed the chickens anc the ducks.The stove was an issue for us we had to BBC...More

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SunnyGalloway, VR Owner at Secret walled garden cottage with heated pool and quiet sandy beach. By SWC300, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

The pool is usually heated to around 26 degrees in summer depending on the weather, it can get up to 29/30 under the solar cover. We try to open the pool in late April/early May and keep it heated until after Autumn half term. A...More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2013


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Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2013


  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Person making the booking should be over 18 yrs. For safety reasons NO children under 16. 2 dogs allowed small fee of £30 per dog/week or part week. No other pets accepted. Dogs...
    1 Shower
    1 Twin
    1 Queen
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 18,701 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Booking deposit of £250 per week or 20% whichever is the lower for bookings made more than 8 weeks in advance. Full payment required for all bookings made within 8 weeks of your holiday date.Well behaved dogs welcome for a small fee (see booking form for details). A £200 fully refundable security deposit is collected at the time the balance is paid. We reserve the right to increase security deposit for stag and hen groups and other party groups. Please call. Any short break including a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or bank/public holiday is calculated using the weekend daily rate. E.g. Thursday to Sunday is same as Friday to Monday. 2 Night breaks may be considered low season and last minute. Please call or email for further details. Where no under-occupancy discounted prices are shown discounted rates may apply for late bookings within 28 days of arrival date.
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About the neighbourhood
Garlieston enjoys a milder climate than most would expect for Scotland. The sunshine in Rigg Bay draws guests back year after year. You are spoilt for choice, two beaches within walking distance. Bring your camera for year round photogenic views and wildlife. From carpets of snowdrops in the winter through to daffodils, primroses and bluebells, along the forest walks and lovely woodland gardens and coastal paths. Galloway House Gardens are historic gardens within Galloway House Estate and species rhododendron, weeping beech, azalea, handkerchief tree and many other lovely trees are right on your doorstep. The local pub is open year round for a pint with a view of the harbour. In the summer enjoy the beer garden and a steak pie and chips, or catch your own fish for supper or glean mussels o... more
Getting around
A car is the most convenient way to get around to see the area. Trains to Dumfries or Stranraer will join up with Stagecoach buses which stop in the village and connect the local villages and towns. Mapped cycle routes offer guests a more leisurely way of seeing the pretty country lanes leading to Rigg Bay cottages. Garlieston is on the South west Scotland 300 mile SWC300 route.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow Prestwick: 82.0 km
Railway: Dumfries: 59.0 km
Ferry: Cairnryan: 47.0 km
Car hire is available from Dumfries rail station and Carlisle. For visitors wishing to arrive from London and the south Virgin trains operate a 4 hour service from Euston Station to Carlisle. A shuttle service operates to Dumfries. Buses from Carlisle or Dumfries changing at Newton Stewart bring you to Garlieston village. The cottage is about 1 mile from the Garlieston bus stop.
An 8 seater taxi service also operates in the area and the prices are very reasonable. Ask Alex for further details.
The Machars Cycle route passes through Garlieston, part of SUSTRANS cycle network. Safe bicycle storage is available.
Glasgow Prestwick, Glasgow International and Edinburgh airport offer internal and international flights and are approx 2 hours and 2.5 hours distant. Cairnryan ferry port is under one...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 km.
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