This lovely cottage is very comfortable with plenty of space even for five of us and a dog!!! Jennie and Vince are great hosts ensuring we had all we needed and even supplying homemade cake and bread which was delicious, plus we got to watch Red squirrels in the garden. The cottage is situated very close to Kirroughtree visitor centre making it easy to access all the walks and bike trails, and Newton Stewart is only a Short drive away for shopping.
We have been coming to this area for many years as we enjoy it so much but this is our first stay at Nutkin Cottage and we hope to be back soon!
The welcome at Nutkin cottage (a smiling hostess to tell us useful information, and a dining table laid for afternoon tea, including a homemade fruit loaf) was just lovely. We delighted in watching the woodland birds and the red squirrels feeding at the bird table just beyond the windows. The cottage is attractive, warm, comfortable, spacious, and well-equipped. It is also spotlessly clean.
Ten minutes country walk and you can be at the Kiroughtree Visitors Centre of Galloway Forest Park. Three miles drive and you can be at Newton Stewart, a small town with restaurants, Sainsbury's, Aldi, and lots of independent shops. We visited Castle Kennedy Gardens, Dunskey Gardens, the Mull of Galloway and Wigtown book town, but there are many more things one could do. We would very much like to visit both Galloway and Nutkin again. We'd wholeheartedly recommend both.
My husband and I, along with our little dog have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Nutkin Cottage. We received such a friendly welcome from Jennie and Vince and found fresh flowers and home made cake waiting for us. We had hoped to see a Red Squirrel but we were lucky and had Red Squirrels visit each day, along with Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Siskin, Great, Coal and Blue Tits - all attracted to the bird feeders right outside the cottage windows! Wonderful!
The cottage is so comfortable and well equipped. It is in a lovely, quiet location, within a short walk to Kirroughtrees Forest Visitor Centre where you will find Toilets, childrens play area, access to forest walks, a wild life hide, a bike hire and bijke shop, and a cafe serving great food. There is also a field where our dog could play. It is possible to drive to the Visitor centre if you wish... ample parking.
Further afield you will find many beautiful gardens, small harbour towns and of course Wigtown the famouse Book Town and many scenic roads to explore.
At the end of the day we were very happy to return to Nutkin Cottage and sit in the garden there enjoying the peace and quiet. Hopeful for a clear night to enjoy the Dark Skies. We often received gifts of home baked bread or cake or scones from Jennie. Such a treat.
We will certainly be recommending Nutkin and Drey Cottages to our friends.
Thank you again Jennie and Vince. We have had a lovely holiday, batteries recharged, looking forward to the next time.
Lovely clean, comfortable well equipped cottage in fabulous surroundings and with plenty wildlife. Great forest walks from the doorstep. We hired bikes from visitors centre 5 mins walk away and had a great time exploring the whole forest! Our dog was made welcome to. Plenty to do in the surrounding area. Thank you Vince and Jenny we had a great week.
We stayed four nights at the end of January. The cottage is just a few minutes' walk from Kirroughtree visitors' centre and ideal for walking or cycling in Galloway Forest Park. The nearest town, Newton Stewart, is a short drive away and has plenty of shops, supermarkets and places to eat. We were very pleased with the cottage and would certainly stay there again if we were in this area. It is very clean, comfortable, quiet, has plenty of space and almost everything is provided - all kitchen equipment and even a supply of teabags, coffee and sugar. We particularly appreciated the home made bread and cake with which Jennie welcomed us, and enjoyed watching the various birds feeding just outside, not to mention one visit from a red squirrel.
The best weeks holiday we had in years! Jenny and Vince are wonderful hosts and the property is immaculate. Highly recommended.
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