The Spinney

The Spinney Cottage

A Quality Cottage for four in Garlieston, Wigtownshire.
Your ideal choice for a self catering holiday with free WiFi in South West Scotland

A Quality Cottage for four in Garlieston, Wigtownshire with free WiFi


Welcome to glorious Galloway - Make our comfy coastal cottage your home away from home

'What a perfect place to stay' and we do not charge booking fees

Garlieston Views

Garlieston Views

The Spinney Holiday Cottage

Garlieston Harbour

Woodburning Stove

Garlieston Harbour

The Spinney Holiday Cottage Garden

The Spinney Holiday Cottage Living Room

The Spinney Holiday Cottage Garden

The Spinney Holiday Cottage Kitchen

Garlieston Beach

The Spinney Holiday Cottage Master bedroom

Garlieston Beach

Recent random comments from The Spinney visitors Book

Recent random comments from The Spinney visitors Book

(refresh for new ones)

As expected we have had a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable week. Thanks again Tim and Pauline. See you again soon. J & P Mar-2022

We agree wholeheartedly with all the positive comments made already so shall here focus instead on the efforts you both have made - and continue to make to ensure that all your guests enjoy an exceptional stay here in your cottage like we certainly have had. Your meticulous planning preparation and attention to detail are exemplary from the care you take to predict individual needs to the well equipped kitchen which does confirm that home from home qualification Thank you....We have relished our escape from the Jubilee Thank you again. P & M. Jun-2022


Welcome to The Spinney Holiday Cottage, Garlieston

The Spinney is your ideal choice for holiday accommodation sleeping 4, in the Machars, Dumfries and Galloway.

The Spinney offers you freedom, space and seaside accommodation at Garlieston. In much earlier times Garlieston Harbour would have been a thriving hive of activity as it traded its rope and sailcloth for tea and lace and coal from abroad. Our comfy holiday cottage, with its wood burning stove, and private garden is just perfect for barbeques as it catches the evening sun. It is ideally situated for exploring the Machars, and the wider Galloway region and the Scottish Borders. It's only a short journey from the quaint local villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Wigtown, the larger historic town of Newton Stewart and beyond.

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Whatever holiday you are planning, this delightful, cosy end terraced cottage is just the ticket for exploring the best of what Galloway has to offer and for that relaxing holiday you can just leave the car and enjoy the most delightful walks from the front door. The Spinney will provide the perfect home from home with our self catering accommodation sleeping 4. Whether you are seeking a relaxing break away from the stresses of city life or looking to enjoy some of the many exhilarating activities on your doorstep, The Spinney offers you the perfect location for a Scottish holiday.

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Like to book or just find out a little more information? Get in touch email staying@thespinneycottage.co.uk.

Recent relevant extracts from comments in the Spinney Visitors Book

  • Cant express how much we loved it here. Perfect location - morning swims were heaven. Cottage has been fantastic. We ended up staying local and enjoying the sea the village and the local walks. Will be definitely be back! E. K. & A. Aug-2022
  • Thank you for another wonderful stay our third visit - such a lovely cottage...It is amazing to walk to the beach and be swimming in less than 5 minutes. Thank you. D. k. & E. Aug-2022
  • Sorry this will be our last time in this lovely cottage. We have been 5 or 6 times always enjoyed it very much.....Thank you for your hospitality for these past years. W. I. A. & B. Jul-2022
  • Had a lovely week touring about the local area - lots of beautiful villages to visit great variety of things to see... Cottage is so cosy and well equipped. Would love to come back L. & P. Jul-2022
  • Weather a bit iffy but who cares when you are at The Spinney. Met new and olf friends which makes this place one of the friendliest places on the planet. Thanks again for the hospitality, Pauline and Tim. P. J. & F. Jul-2022
  • Our 5th visit and as wonderful as ever. ....Garlieston is a friendly village and is very close to our hearts. We love the beach and walks around the bay in both directions. Thank you for the use of The Spinney. We have had a wonderful two weeks. J. T. & M. Jun-2022
  • We agree wholeheartedly with all the positive comments made already so shall here focus instead on the efforts you both have made - and continue to make to ensure that all your guests enjoy an exceptional stay here in your cottage like we certainly have had. Your meticulous planning preparation and attention to detail are exemplary from the care you take to predict individual needs to the well equipped kitchen which does confirm that home from home qualification Thank you....We have relished our escape from the Jubilee Thank you again. P & M. Jun-2022
  • A lovely time as usual weather was glorious all week. Look forward to our next visit Thank you I. T. & W. Apr-2022
  • Another great stay!! Thank you again A. & S Apr-2022
  • As expected we have had a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable week. Thanks again Tim and Pauline. See you again soon. J & P Mar-2022
  • Very enjoyable short break in this well equipped warm cosy cottage. Local pub highly recommended Many enjoyable walks from the doorstep especially Cruggleton Castle. Weather superb. Thanks for letting me stay. T May-2022
  • We had a very pleasant stay. The cottage lived up to our expectations and was comfortable and warm. We reccied the coast and visited Wigtown - strolled down to the harbour. Port William brillant beach for finding quartz pebbles. St Ninians Cave - a gorgeous valley. Isle of Whithorn in the rain was still fun. Look for the beetles wrecked on Coggleston head. Many thanks N. & C. Mar-2022
  • Had a lovely stay at The Spinney Cottage. It felt like home from home with all the amenities catered for. It was a nice relaxing holiday even though it felt like a very short one. Went to Wigtown of course as we are avid readers. Loved browsing the books. Also drove up to Mull of Galloway. It was very windy up there. Had food at the cafe near the lighthouse with views all around of the sea and surrounding landscape...Had dinner last night at the Harbour Inn which was wonderful. A perfect end to a perfect stay. Would like to visit during the summer to enjoy some walks around the area. U. & A. Feb-2022
  • Had a lovely stay in The Spinney Cottage - home from home with everything you could possibly want. So peaceful and relaxing. We were visiting friends who lived near Newton Stewart but still managed lovely walk through the snowdrop wood and visit all the ancient standing stones and circles. Would definitely recommend this place Thank you S. & K. Feb-2022
  • Westerly 50mph gusts and hail showers. We did have a lovely walk around Garlieston Bay then took the footpath to Eggerness Point. Then followed the shore sheltered from the wind continuing North into the shore wood belt and picked up the path to Innerwell, then came back through the woods Carpets of snowdrops. Almost completely sheltered....Lunch stop in the sun Highly recommend walk. M. & A. Feb-2022
  • Great short break at the start of the year. Weather kind enabling enjoyable walks by sea and in the woods. T & P. Jan-2022
  • A perfect way to start the New Year which we hope will be better than the previous one. Lovely warm well equipped cottage- everything great as always. Thank you M. M. L. & P. Jan-2022
  • Have had a lovely four days in The Spinney Cottage. There is everything you could want very well equipped. It has a cosy friendly atmosphere and is a delight to stay in. Will hopefully be back - preferably with some better weather! Welcome pack was much appreciated and enjoyed. Thank you L. Nov-2021
  • We have really enjoyed our stay in The Spinney. It was like home from home only a lot more peaceful. Even though the weather hasn't been the kindest we have managed to see and visit some wonderful sights. We have enjoyed brisk walks on the beach beautiful forest walks watched amazing wildlife (including majestic red deer) and eaten delicious food. It has been really lovely to spend time with friends in such a warm comfortable place. We really enjoyed sitting by the fire and being all cosy and snug. We would definitely visit here again. H. L. J. & B. Oct-2021
  • Its been great to be back in one of our favourite places. As always the cottage was clean warm well equipped and welcoming. It feels like coming home when we arrived in Garlieston. We have had mixed weather but enjoyed some lovely walks to Rigg Bay and beyond to St Ninians Cave....Monty loves the beach so we have spent many happy hours beach combing...See you again in June J. T. & M. Oct-2021
  • What a wonderful, warm and cosy place to stay! The cottage was so welcoming. It was very neat and clean and had all the home from home amenities with special added touches. It was very spacious and had lots of storage for all our warm clothing (we took a lot). The living room was warm and cosy and had enough seating for the 4 of us. We really enjoyed the log burner in the evenings and we were provided with enough logs for our 1st fire. Unfortunately the weather wasn't very kind to us, so we didn't get to use the pretty garden...maybe another visit in summer is needed. The cottage was a 2 minute walk to the sea, which was really great for early morning strolls. There is a community hall which has different activities on certain nights, Bingo on Mondays and Fridays. The ladies in there were so lovely and very welcoming.... We would definitely go back here...a fab holiday had by all! H. Oct-2021
  • A really comfortable cosy cottage with great finishing touches - thanks for the welcome pack which was much appreciated but also the toilets being twinned.... This was our first time in Dumfries and Galloway and the cottage made a great base. We had a good week of weather which helped but we managed something for everyone including mountain biking and James Bond at the Newton Stewart cinema. Thanks again - one of the best equipped places we have ever stayed. The Mc D.s Oct-2021
  • Lovely warm spacious cottage, perfect for our needs and particularly appreciated on a wet day. Due to the petrol situation we have stayed closer to home than otherwise we might have done which turned into a positive as we explored local walks...... Loved the shortbread. With many thanks E. & J. Oct-2021
  • Thank you Pauline and Tim for a quiet escape. Very very peaceful awaking in the morning to utter stillness and dark starry skies late at night. Blessed with a few sunny and dry days to explore coastline....missed the sands at Monreith though as tide always in when we were out. Big open sea and skies....Saw deer and seals from cliffs. D. & L. Sept-2021
  • As usual a week of one hundred percent chill for us... Made more friends.. and reconnecting with existing friends we have met over the years. Nice to see the shortbread back again and wine was most welcome. P. & J. Sept-2021
  • Great cottage - spotlessly clean with everything you need, clearly well though through - especially the welcome pack. Great location - fantastic cycle routes - especially over to and through the Isle of Whithorn.... The shed for the bikes was a helpful bonus too! All in all a great holiday. Thank you. A. & D. Sept-2021
  • A very relaxing time spent enjoying your lovely cottage, and the walks and gardens around here. Highlights were - Logan, Glenwhan, and Cally gardens. All worth a visit. Thanks again J & M Sept-2021
  • We had a wonderful family holiday staying at The Spinney. We were very lucky with the weather and spent a few lovely days on the beach. We really liked Rigg Bay and the kids enjoyed spotting the fairy doors on the way over there. Can recommend Monreith beach as well as long as you time it right with the tides (sand disappears at high tide). We also visited Galloway Forest Park. Great for family friendly bike trails (as well as some harder ones for grown ups). Lovely cafe with beautiful views at Clatteringshaw, great fun seeing the red deer and wonderful walk around Murrays Monument (stunning views and waterfalls to splash in). Great holiday in a beautiful and quiet location. We hope to be back one day. L. family Aug-2021
  • Thanks for a lovely stay in your homely, cosy cottage. We were very comfortable and the kitchen was extremely well stocked with crockery and cooking equipment which was great. Beds also extremely comfortable. We had a great holiday despite the changeable weather! J. Aug-2021
  • Thank you so much for the brilliant shortbread we've had a great time. Lots of swimming fishing ....Thank you so much. We hope to be back we love The Spinney E. K. & D. Aug-2021
  • We have had another lovely stay. We dodged the rain and enjoyed the fantastic beaches in the area. The children are utterly in love with this place so I expect we will be back again. Thanks again for the hospitality. L. D. J. & J. Jul-2021
  • Hello again. Had a wonderful break with spectacular weather. Could not ask for better. Lovely area here Super Cottage. Had many visits here. Home from Home. Be back as soon as we can. Thank you again. T. W. & I. Jul-2021
  • What can we say - We have had the most fantastic week here in The Spinney Cottage. We will certainly be coming back. It was a home from home in such a beautiful area. Loved the house, conservatory, the outside space and the area - just perfect....Hope to return very soon. Thank you. K. & D Jul-2021
  • Lovely stay - Great cottage and location excellent beaches and wildlife. Thanks for Welcome basket. J & L Jul-2021
  • An amazing cottage in a super location. So well equipped and comfortable...Just what we needed on our first holiday since March 2020. A & M Jun-2021
  • We have had a lovely and relaxing break and enjoyed the comforts of the cottage with breakfast in the conservatory, a special pleasure....We have gone here and there and love the whole area - not least because the car parks are free and the public toilets are open and clean; very different from home. I goggled the collective noun for rooks - clamour apparently seems appropriate. It has been a real tonic. C. & D Jun-2021
  • Had a good short break at the Cottage. Weather good but a couple of foggy days...M. & A Jun-2021
  • As always we have enjoyed our stay. Home from home. Yes the dogs enjoyed picking up the sent of the hedgehogs and trying to catch the pheasant! Bye again J. I. R. & M. Jun-2021
  • Glad to be back again! Although not been able to be here for nearly two years. Reconnected with the locals as though it was only two weeks ago. J. & P. May-2021
  • What a great bolthole. Comfy cottage in such a peaceful area. So close to shore walks. We had lovely walks around the shore each day.... W & D. Nov-2020
  • A lovely relaxing rest in a really cosy comfortable spotless cottage Thank you J. & M. Nov-2020
  • We had an absolutely fabulous time in our new favourite place in the uk. What an absolute gem. The Spinney is lovely and cosy in a perfect location... D.C.C. & P Oct-2020
  • We have had a great holiday. We enjoyed having a fire. We had some good walks. We enjoyed the autumn leaves. We would like to come again. E. K. & D. Oct-2020
  • What a fabulous place to stay - Tim and Pauline have thought of everything. We have felt so at home and toasty and warm in this cooler season..Lovely walks fantastic views.... Blessed with wonderful open skies starlight at night fantastic sunshine over sea... Wonderfully refreshing... Lovely short break beating Corona Virus blues... D. & L Oct-2020
  • Cosy and well equipped cottage, not far from the shore, in a quiet village with great walks on the doorstep M. Sept-2020
  • Blessed with good weather (mostly). Always enjoy our time here. Home from Home. Thank you I & J Sept-2020
  • Fourth time here. Fab as ever. Weather been a bit mixed but enjoyed all the same. Will be back next year I am sure. A. W. A. & B. Aug-2020
  • Our family from Cambridge had a wonderful stay. Honestly your place is spotless so well organised and has all the things to make visitors feel comfortable. While England was soaked in rain we enjoyed time in the sun playing in the water watching kids frolic and staring into the beautiful vistas. What a delight this hamlet is - unspoilt and serene. Thank you C. M. L. & A, Aug-2020
  • We have been here lots over the past few years - love the cottage love the area but never in a heatwave - Too hot for dining in the garden. The Machars and other coastal areas have looked at their very best however and we have enjoyed a little touring a lot of sunshine and a restful time too at The Spinney. I am sure we will be back soon and take the weather as it comes. T A & J Aug-2020
  • We had a very pleasant stay at The Spinney. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The accommodation was ideal for a typical Scottish summer - we dined in the garden when the sun shone and in the conservatory when the wind and rain battered down. We enjoyed lovely coastal walks seeing the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Thank you to our hosts and to Almighty God who made all things. Psalm 24 - The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof. B & S Aug-2020
  • Really well equipped cottage and was able to bake and cook loads. Gorgeous garden - we relaxed and enjoyed it (and the golf!) loads. Highly recommend it C & S Jul-2020
  • Lockdown - March-July 2020
  • Thank you for yet another wonderful stay in this cottage. We have been coming for a few years and it never disappoints. No doubt we will return again soon. D. & S Mar-2020
  • Return visit, had a great time, all expectations met. Thank you Will be back. K J & G. Feb-2020
  • Had a lovely stay even despite storm Dennis! The cottage was delightful comfy and clean. We even managed a bit of time in the conservatory when the sun came out. Shame we can't stay all week. Thanks and God bless you A. M J & N. Feb-2020
  • Wow! Delightful cottage wished we could have stayed longer. Everything you needed and more. A. & S. Jan-2020
  • A very clean well prepared cottage in a quiet but charming seaside village.Its a home from home with everything you need.More spacious than it looks from the outside,with a sun room for dining,and a large rear conservatory. We visited in January and had a log fire to enjoy,which made the cottage even cosier S. Jan-2020
  • Thanks so much. We have really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely cottage, everything we needed. Lovely location. J. D. N. & M. Dec-2019
  • Great cottage excellent location, very thought full touches with coffee tea biscuits and wine, a lot of thought and effort put in to help you enjoy your stay with guides on what to do. R. Dec-2019
  • Had a very pleasant and relaxing stay. Cottage well equipped, cost and welcoming. Information left was great and would recommend. A. M. & N. Dec-2019
  • Thank you for such a lovely cottage. Could we have asked for anything more and the fire was wonderful! Lovely location and hope to be back again at some point G. J. & K Nov-2019
  • Thank you so much - everything so carefully thought out and provided for. A & B Nov-2019
  • Perfect little cottage A Oct-2019
  • Thanks for letting us stay in your cosy cottage. We have had a relaxing time. Enjoyed a walk along the beach and the friendly hospitality at the local Inn. We had everything we needed and the cottage was nice and warm. Off to enjoy more of Dumfries and Galloway on our way home. Thanks Mc Family Oct-2019
  • Had an amazing time here in this wonderful part of Scotland. Thanks for allowing us to stay in your cottage - Had the best time and look forward to returning in the not too distant future T & M Oct-2019
  • As always a home from home. Appreciate the welcome pack. Timed it right for the Royal visit. Lots of good photos! Hate to go home. May well come here to retire in a few years. Thanks again I & J Sept-2019
  • We keep coming back and write about the cottage Garlieston beaches and how much we enjoy the dog walks and everything about the area. But in truth we only come for the shortbread Pauline makes and the many biscuits for the dog at the pub. P & J Sept-2019
  • Many thanks for the use of your charming cottage. We enjoyed our stay. Garlieston was everything we hoped it would be and Dad dipped deep into his childhood memories... K & B Aug-2019
  • We really enjoyed our short stay here. The cottage is comfy spacious and so many thoughtful little touches - the shortbread was delicious and much appreciated. We loved the village and walks too. C & R J Aug-2019
  • We've had a lovely few days relaxing in this lovely part of the country. The cottage was the perfect base with everything we needed. Thanks for the welcome pack. M. G. & A. Aug-2019
  • A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Thank you for the welcome pack J. A. M. & Z. Jul-2019
  • Just to say that this is the 3rd time we have stayed and it was as good as the first time. The weather has been good (red hot) so we all say we would like to make it a 4th time. W. I. & A Jul-2019
  • The cottage was a real home from home, so well equipped for all our needs. We stayed and attended the Skiffle world 2019 competitions and while this was a good drive away it was so well worth it. We recommended the cottage to all we spoke to ...We loved the local atmosphere... Thank you for allowing us to stay. M. S. & J. Jul-2019
  • Imposing stone wall and gate hide a treasure - A Delightful stay in a part of Scotland we have never seen before. Thank you C Jul-2019
  • A lovely cottage in a peaceful harbour-side village. The cottage had everything you would need (and more). Perfect for a relaxing few days or a base to explore the surrounding area. K Jul-2019
  • A Short delightful stay. The nicest cottage wonderful. Thank you C. & C. Jul-2019
  • Had a very comfortable visit. Thanks for the very tidy garden, all the info and the map to plan with in the house J & L Jun-2019
  • Everything was perfect - the cottage was a delight. We will be back P. Jun-2019
  • Enjoyed a lovely few days. Very comfortable and peaceful - perfect for chilling! Cottage had everything we needed. Thanks for welcome pack too! Would love to come back A. J. K. & A. Jun-2019
  • Yet another wonderful holiday here at The Spinney. It feels like home to us. Our first week was warm and sunny, the second somewhat mixed but that did not stop us enjoying some lovely walks in the woods, forests and beaches. My daughter an avid insect watcher and photographer spotted a rare moth in Cree woods which is one of our favourite places to walk....Our longer stay meant that we were able to explore a wider area and particularly enjoyed Kippford and Rockcliffe and the small towns of Gatehouse of Fleet and Castle Douglas. Thank you for the delicious welcome pack and look forward to a return visit next May J. T. & M May-2019
  • We always enjoy our stay at The Spinney feels like coming home. Finally got to St Ninians cave in glorious weather. Can't wait to come back in September. Don't know what we would do without this place. Thanks again J & I May-2019
  • Had a lovely week here as usual. We have spent many good times exploring the beach and walks. Weather has been wonderful. Will be back soon. Best wishes I. W. T & O. Apr-2019
  • Had a lovely relaxing break in this cosy cottage. Great walking. The weather has been very kind to us. Thanks for the welcome pack A & M Apr-2019
  • What an absolute hidden treasure of a place. Cottage is perfect, lovely to come into after a blustery walk on the beach - so warm and cosy. Children have loved their time here and have made good use of the games and books. Thank you for the welcome pack. We will be back and will pass on our recommendation. L. D. J. & J. Apr-2019
  • We have lost count how many time we have stayed here now! We love the area and love the cottage which has everything we could need and is so cosy...a real home from home. Thanks T & P for the welcome pack. A beautifully presented and maintained cottage. We have had a relaxing and energising break as expected. T & A Apr-2019
  • Pat what do you want to do for our 50th Anniversary? John I want to go back to The Spinney. So here we are again.(No big surprise) As usual had a good time with Finley running wild and impersonating a sea lion at every opportunity. J P & F Mar-2019
  • Enjoyed another great week in this superb cottage, even though the weather has been a bit rough at times. When we have been out for our walks we have come back to a cosy warm house. The walks around this part of the country are very interesting and varied. Thank you for the wine and biscuits etc. they were very much appreciated. Hope to return again for our fourth visit next year. D & S Mar-2019
  • Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. We had a splendid time. It is very cosy and very us. Thank you for the welcome pack. Enjoyed reading your copy of Animal Farm too. Nice to see some books in the place. Best wishes A. P. & K. Mar-2019
  • Lovely cottage so comfy - could have stayed a month - easy. Everything I could want including WiFi Brilliant location next to book town. Second time we have stayed but certainly not the last. B & W Feb-2019
  • We came for peace and fresh air, hoping to recharge our batteries and The Spinney and the Machars have rewarded us as ever. The snow had the good grace to fall before we got here and the sun shone almost every day so every vista has been at its wintry best. In the evenings a box set (The Crown) and a cosy living room - Bliss T & A Feb-2019
  • A very enjoyable stay in a delightful cottage. The welcome pack was much appreciated and the home-made shortbread biscuits were very enjoyable. We wished we had booked for a longer period. Enjoyed the local walks and visits to the local Inn. Very friendly locals. Hope to be back. C & P Jan-2019
  • We absolutely love to start the New Year here in this perfect cottage - A real home from home! The weather has been really kind. We have all enjoyed coffee shops, lovely lunches and warm cosy evenings in. Especially love the beach and Galloway house walks. Thank you once again! Already looking forward to next year! N M & L Jan-2019
  • Thank you for the warm welcome .. We enjoyed our stay in this pleasant tidy house. It was all very complete and with all the information we needed. We will recommend you. C. M. F. & L. (Netherlands) Dec-2018
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Garlieston and especially The Spinney - lovely and cosy. Sunrise on the beach and dark starry skies at night S & D Nov-2018
  • Thank you for making us feel very welcome in The Spinney Cottage. It is a beautiful house in a stunning part of the world. We especially enjoyed looking round the bookshops and coffee shops in Wigtown and a wee day trip to Port Patrick via Port William was terrific and in wonderful sunshine... Your welcome pack with the lovely shortbread and wine was a lovely touch. Thank you we will be back. I. R. J & S. Oct-2018
  • I don't want to go home. Our stay here has been perfect. Thank you. F & W. Oct-2018
  • Once again thank you so much for a lovely comfortable and cosy stay in your lovely cottage. We really love coming here..Love our bird watching and were lucky enough to see a Kingfisher at Wigtown Harbour..Look forward to returning again. H. A. J. & M. Oct-2018
  • Thank you for letting me stay in your welcoming cottage...The dreary weather in the middle of our stay didn't put me off enjoying your well equipped cottage D. Oct-2018
  • A long awaited return to Galloway and have enjoyed re-visiting many favourite places...We visited many places and were spoiled for choice with so many coffee shops. Our dog enjoyed the beaches and forest walks. After our daily wanderings it was great to come back to a very comfortable cottage. Thank you J & J Sept-2018
  • What a spectacle - dozens of butterflies were on the buddleia bush - Wow! (peacocks and Red Admirals mainly)... As always we had a lovely time at The Spinney... See you next year I. & J Sept-2018
  • Thank you for the use of your lovely cottage for the past week. The spinney is well equipped and spotlessly clean - so it was easy to make it our home for the week. The local scenery is wonderful but we especially enjoyed out time at The Isle of Whithorn and St Ninians cave and our day trip to the Mull of Galloway - a beautiful landscape wildlife and walks and a good coffee shop!!..So all in all breathtaking scenery, great local food and a beautiful cottage that feels like a home. A & H Aug-2018
  • Thank you for a lovely break as a family of 4. So peaceful & lovely quiet time at the beach. Beautiful clean cottage - very comfy. Can I have shortbread recipe. Thanks K. Aug-2018
  • Our first stay at The Spinney but we will be sure to return. A lovely cottage in a beautiful location-thank you! We visited several beaches in the area tried our hand at dinghy sailing and canoeing and walked along the coast to St Ninians cave. We have had a fantastic few days and look forward to the next visit. Thanks again. M. J. A. & M. Aug-2018
  • Lovely stay again - home from home...Glentrool and Kirroughtree visitor centre are very nice. Look forward to our next visit T. W. & I. Aug-2018
  • We have had a comfortable stay in a well equipped cottage. Garden perfect and lots of sun rooms. Great - never stayed anywhere better. B & W July-2018
  • We have had a fantastic few days exploring the local area. Especially the fish and chips and local beer...Thank you for such a lovely peaceful cottage to stay in. We have enjoyed every minute. A. N. & S. July-2018
  • Thank you for a fantastic holiday. Your cottage is full of charm and we were very comfortable here. The welcome pack and book swap were lovely touches. We enjoyed a barbecue in the sun on our last evening-lovely. We would love to return, the idea of being here in the winter with a glass of red wine and a book in front of the log fire is tantalising. We will definitely recommend it to others as well. Tim your photography is beautiful. Many thanks J M A & M July-2018
  • We have had a lovely time staying here and enjoyed our holiday. The cottage was very welcoming and we managed to see lots while we were here. K. J. & D. July-2018
  • We have had a lovely time. The Weather has been great. We have had some great walks. People so friendly. The house is lovely and we will be back..Thank you for welcome pack. H & J June-2018
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Lovely quiet garden to relax in and enjoy the birdlife. Had a walk to the Isle of Whithorn by the coastal path and caught the bus back. Fish and chips from the van that comes very Friday A & J June-2018
  • Here we are again Four times on the trot and look forward to it each year. As usual had a great time even Storm Hector was only minor around here. Thanks for the welcome pack, sat in the sunshine in the garden after a walk on the beach and enjoyed it. See you again soon. We hoped Finley would lose weight but too many generous locals with dog bics. J P & F June-2018
  • This is our third time to The Spinney. Weather been in the 20s all week...Met a lot of people we have seen over the years. Had some lovely walks with Max down on the beach. He loves the water. Once again Tim and Pauline thank you very much. We will be back next year. M R & M June-2018
  • What an amazing week - The weather has been in the mid 20s all week. As always the cottage makes a perfect holiday home - in fact I could quite happily live here permanently!! We have had wonderful walks with the dog Monty who loves the beaches and woods. The bluebells have put on a superb display...The Spinney cottage is one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in. The perfect place - what more can I say. Thank you for the welcome pack - very much appreciated. Hope to see you next year. J T & M May-2018
  • This was our second visit to The Spinney. In spite of bad weather reports we ended up having lots of sunshine with a few showers...In our opinion the Machars is the place for us - wonderful and the locals are so friendly and helpful...We took our usual walk to St Ninians Cave and all the other wonderful walks around the area... I & J Apr-2018
  • What a lovely welcoming warm cottage, proper little hideaway.Really loved it. Everything you could want is here. We will certainly come again for a longer stay. Thank you for the welcome pack so kind. L & P Apr-2018
  • Our second visit to this lovely welcoming and comfortable cottage..We´ve had a fair bit of sunshine even though temperatures cool. The harbour view pub is welcoming and cosy the food there very nice. Our two little dogs have enjoyed bird watching in the secure garden. Conservatory is perfect on a cooler day..We look forward to returning here again. A H & J Mar-2018
  • Two years ago we wrote of the most glorious weather imaginable. This year we learned the meaning of the wind chill factor. Despite the Siberian blast The Spinney has looked after us. As ever everything works and we've had a most relaxing break and we´ve seen The Machars in a different light....We are leaving on a dull morning and it will probably be just as dreich at home but we will miss the peace and quiet of The Spinney - until next time. T & A Mar-2018
  • Once again we have had a wonderful stay in The Spinney. We had good weather for the time of year and a good few walks as well as relaxation in the conservatory. The cottage and the area has a wonderful calming effect. We will no doubt be back again next year for another dose. Thank you S & D Mar-2018
  • The best cottage I have ever stayed in by far! Everything we could possibly need. The area is so beautiful and peaceful and calms the soul. So many lovely walks my dogs were spoiled...Thank you can´t wait to come back. L Feb-2018
  • What a stunning place to stay. Every home comfort and more you could wish for in a holiday cottage. The Spinney has it all 100% perfect to find accommodation all on one floor. Very disabled friendly. We loved how close we were to the sea for capturing sunrises and the walks to the pier and beyond. Everything laid out for ease of use. Thank you Tim and Pauline for the wonderful welcome. We know our friends would love it here too. (We won't tell them all or it will get booked up) A thoroughly enjoyable Valentine break away in a gorgeous part of Dumfries and Galloway. We will very happily book again. Thank you. D & G Feb-2018
  • Excellent cottage and great value. Got exactly what I wanted from this trip. Will be back. C Feb-2018
  • The Spinney is spacious but cosy with central heating and option of roaring log fire. Wood provided too!!The cottage is immaculately clean with modern bathrooms and kitchen. Comfy sofas. Enclosed safe garden Everything is there that you could.possibly need from tin foil to dish washer tablets. The hosts haven't left anything out that you could possibly need. You couldn't ask for more. We went to the pub 5mins along the road and had great crack with the locals the food is fab there too. Great base for visiting Port Patrick Newton Stewart and the Isle of Whithorn. So peaceful and quiet get away. We've come home in love with the area and wish we owned the Spinney S & C Feb-2-18
  • Lovely quiet location. Enjoyed walks north and south. Cosy fire at The Harbour Inn and lively chat. Good location if you are on a Lisa Hooper Linocut Course Thanxx J & W Jan-2018
  • Thank you again for another warm welcome at The Spinney. We love this cottage and the area....Thank you again - we will return! M L M P & M Jan-2018
  • Thanks for a great stay. Really enjoyed exploring the local area. Willow our lurcher was amazed that she could walk to the nearby beach. Spent a lovely day exploring the bookshops in Wigtown. The community cafe and shop are also a must in the Isle of Whithorn. A great place to stay and explore the local area. S. S. M. & W. Dec-2017
  • Oooh we love this place!! Sorry for short message but been busy playing out!! Will be back very soon! A. & B. Nov-2017
  • A lovely visit yet again at The Spinney. We love it here - all the visitor centres, the shoreline and the walks. Pity Easter is booked as we usually come then too. Be back when we can I. W. & T Oct-2017
  • Lovely week - great cottage. Thanks T. & C. Oct-2017
  • Weather not to bad travelling here but what a great surprise when we entered The Cottage. It was home from home everything you need was inside. Weather not good enough to sit in the garden but it would be great when the sun shines. Plenty of space inside to sit and relax. It was nice to sit and watch the birds while having breakfast.... This is a great cottage and would recommend it to others to visit having said that it may get to popular and may not be able to book again. Thank you for everything. T. L. & A Oct-2017
  • Our first visit to Garlieston and The Spinney. A delightful well equipped cottage where much thought has been given to the comfort and enjoyment of guests. The south facing garden is extremely pleasant. Will happily recommend to family and friends. A & J Sept-2017
  • The best equipped cottage I have stayed in You seem to have anticipated and provided for every eventuality. Much more spacious than I anticipated. Lovely garden. Pity the weather did not allow much else but Dougal the dog loved it. Great to have a secure garden...There is so much to see and do eat & drink in the area. A smashing holiday. L. & D. Sept-2017
  • Not too lucky with the weather this visit but managed to do many a long and squelchy walk with Jess again in Collie heaven. A visit to Culzean Castle on a wet day was very interesting. Can also recommend visits to Newton Stewart swimming pool and also the Ryan centre at Stranraer. We were thrilled to see an Egret at RSPB Crook off Baldoon reserve. As always the cottage is comfortable and warm and wonderfully equipped. We appreciated the secure garden for Jess. Many thanks for the welcome hamper and for a relaxing week. L B & J Sept-2017
  • Mum and Dad have stayed at Trostrie many times so thought it would be nice to bring the family to Scotland and to The Spinney. Wow what a wonderfully appointed cottage great spot with everything you could hope for. We visited lots of places but Ardwell Bay was a firm favourite with a lovely beach where we paddled in the sunshine. We even BBQ´d one evening and it was fab. We hope to return here again soon. Thank you for a lovely holiday. H. C. E. G. & R. Sept-2017
  • I brought my family to a place that is very dear to me ,I was worried it might not be as wonderful as it has been for me since I first came here as a little boy ,my grandparents and parents have lived here on and off for most of their lives, to share the magic has been fantastic. The Spinney is truly a home from home ,the attention to detail in providing this is something to be very proud of ,from booking to arrival the communication has been spot on, and once the door is open you are able to relax, unwind and immerse yourself in this unique part of the world .The cottage is very beautiful,the garden is wonderful with so many birds and butterflies.We like to cook and we did, everything on hand and a dishwasher!! Fantastic when you want to get back to your holiday. Beds are very comfortable ,showers powerful and hot, living room cosy, especially with the stove on. Books for bedtime, conservatory to while away a showery day relaxing. All in all the perfect place, thank you guys from Me and my Family You two have obviously put a lot of time and thought into the Spinney and it really shows, it´s the little things that always count, your attention to detail screams quietly out, relax enjoy unwind! And we did! D Aug-2017
  • We had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage. Thank you for welcome pack. Had lovely walks along the beach to Rigg Bay... Loved bird watching and also got to sunbath in the garden... We really enjoyed our time here. So sad to leave must mean we had a great time L & D Aug-2017
  • We had a wonderful time here in the Spinney. I loved the conservatory every morning. I sat there and had a cup of coffee and watched the birds. Me & my sister shared a room and the beds were so lovely. It was placed in a wonderful spot close to the wood and the beach. Thank you for a wonderful stay. E Aug-2017
  • I am in my 90th year and have spent many a year in S.C. cottages but NEVER in one so well appointed and tasteful! What comfort inside and beauty outside. The breezes at Sandhead blew the cobwebs away! Thought S.C.days were over but The Spinney has revived them. Thanks specially for all the variety of pictures and Try Praying. May God Bless you. M. Aug-2017
  • We have spent a lovely lovely week in this beautiful restful cottage - so many touches to promote a sense of well being. We hope to come back. R & D Aug-2017
  • We have had a lovely holiday in this lovely cottage which was/is very comfortable. The garden is lovely with lots of birds. This is our first visit to this cottage and we will be back. Thank you for the welcome pack, they were very much appreciated. Our dog Jenny had a fab week also and we were so lucky with the weather. We visited St Ninians cave and the Woods of Cree and of course all the beaches east and west. There is such a selection. We love this area and the people are so friendly. Thanks again for all the extras I & J Aug-2017
  • We had a wonderful stay. Could not ask for any more. Safe garden for kids to play (they loved it) lovely beach to explore and all the added extras made all the difference in making us feel at home. Only wish we could have stayed a few more days. We will be back. Thank you A & K Aug-2017
  • Lovely week spent here. Weather was great. Would come again and would recommend your cottage to others. Every home comfort. Shortbread biscuits and wine were an unexpected but lovely surprise. Thank you. All good things come to an end but we leave with lovely memories. M & C July-2017
  • A well equipped & maintained cottage. We had a great week exploring Dumfries & Galloway. The weather was great until Friday. So we were very lucky. Many thanks for the welcome pack. A nice touch. M K & B July-2017
  • 3rd visit to The Spinney - as good as ever. Really appreciate the new TV. Can see it without need of specs. Weather good until Thursday night down pour. Friday a bit hit and miss but managed to find lovely beach at Monreath - go to Golf Club and drive down path. Its a bit narrow but worth it at the end. P J & F July-2017
  • What a wonderful cottage. I think this is the best holiday cottage we have been to in terms of comforts between childhood and adult years. Dad picked The Spinney on a random search but we will be sure to pass on the word.... We need to return to the area. Too short a time to explore properly. Loved sitting in the garden with Mum sipping wine and enjoying the sun yesterday and today. Overall a super break.... Thank you so much for having us in your super holiday cottage V & L July-2017
  • Lovely break with daughter and grandson. The Spinney is as good a holiday cottage as we have ever experienced! The overall presentation and attention to detail is splendid J & M July-2017
  • We enjoyed our stay here very much. The weather was wonderful. The cottage welcoming and well equipped and really liked the area. Thank you for everything you did to make our stay enjoyable. S & P June-2017
  • Like so many others we keep coming back! Love the house garden and Garlieston. Have been watching the blackbirds collecting food constantly for the young chicks in the nest in the buddleia bush. Its a great area to explore and recharge lifes batteries getting away from things that don't really matter. Already planning next years visits. I & J June-2017
  • Our second time here and just as good if not better. Enjoyed the garden very much as did Blue the dog. Hope to be back next year. A W & I June-2017
  • Thank you for an extremely comfortable stay in a lovely cottage. We welcomed the disabled friendly additions and the safe and secure garden for the dogs. This really is a bird watchers paradise with woods gardens seaside and farmland all in close proximity. Hedgehog in the garden, song-thrush giving a beautiful musical display at dawn and dusk. Galloway house gardens and Castle Kennedy great for mobility scooter and dogs welcome. Like many others we would happily return. H & A May-2017
  • We usually head up to the highlands but for once we decided to explore this area and what a peaceful beautiful area it is. Having a base as special as The Spinney has been the icing on the cake. The wine and shortbread was very much appreciated - Thank you S & D May-2017
  • A lovely stay as usual. A lovely cottage. Home from Home. We know all the local people and dogs now. Look forward to coming back again. I W & T Apr-2017
  • Another lovely stay. The handrails in the shower much appreciated...The sun room is very useful Mun and Dad were very happy to relax in there a couple of times which meant that I could have a couple of long walks. Will definitely return, probably with my husband next time. I know that he would love the area. G B & B Apr-2017
  • Yet again we have had a lovely time here. The place is spotlessly clean and so comfortable - a real home from home. The BIG TV & WiFi are great. The shower is super and powerful (not all are) and the safety/grab rail is much appreciated. As a habitual feet-putter-up I love the leather chairs and footstools! Too many thoughtful, useful items to enumerate but all appreciated. Visited old haunts - Isle of Whithorn, community cafe,, Wigtown bookshops (naturally), Castle Douglas - great charity shops and eateries...Not our first visit - certainly not our last! Thanks for the scrummy choccy cookies. A & T Mar-2017
  • Thank you so much for another lovely stay. We hope to be back B & L Mar-2017
  • We have had a wonderful relaxing holiday in this lovely cottage. It is a beautiful area which we have visited quite a few times and no doubt will be back again soon. Weather has been fairly good and we have managed some long and picturesque walks...See you again soon. D S L & M Mar-2017
  • What a perfect place to stay. Perfect for a short break just to chill out and recharge - enjoyed exploring the area and the Mull of Galloway. Nearly got blown away. Hope to see you again soon. D Feb-2017
  • Im getting to know a lot of holiday cottages in the area on my quest to find the perfect new home for us and this has to be the best so far. If im lucky then we may have a place to stay soon if not I would definately stay here again. Thank you for a lovely stay and for the wine & shortbread T & E Feb-2017
  • Another lovely stay at this fab cottage. Came for my Birthday and it was a great one! Thanks Tim & Pauline for making it so home from home and for wine & lovely shortbread. S S B & F Feb-2017
  • A lovely break and base for exploration of the area. A home from home with all the trimmings. We love it here too and hope in the near future to be living in Garlieston. H B & T Jan-2017
  • What a fantastic start to 2017. This is our third visit to this fabulous cottage and we never tire of ot. Great cottage lovely area fabulous walks - We love it here and we will return. M M & Lynn Jan-2017
  • What a lovely place for the two of us to spend our Christmas Escape - Couldn´t have wished for more. From opening the door the first time to it´s warm homeliness. Opening presents in the conservatory and beautiful walks in each direction from the village. We´ve had a great Christmas. The kitchen has more than you ever could ever need to cook a good Christmas Dinner. We had a great time. Thank you very much K & A Dec-2016
  • Thank you for a lovely break here in your very lovely cottage. It has been such a pleasure to spend time here in this lovely warm and comfortable home. Everything has been great! I'll be back again soon. B & L Dec-2016
  • Lovely cosy warm cottage absolutely perfect with everything we needed - home from home. Thank you for the wine & biscuits Lovely touch. We are back in January for another 2 weeks looking forward to it already. Thanks again. S S B & F Nov-2016
  • Have had a lovely relaxing half-term holiday. The cottage is so cosy and comfortable and the kitchen so well equipped we had not one but two home cooked roast dinners this week! Fire been lovely to light in the evenings after a long day walking. Beds so firm and comfy!..We have enjoyed lovely walks this week including Loch Trool, Isle of Whithorn, to Bellowhead, Bellowhead to St. Ninians Cave Wigtown and both coasts from Garlieston. We have been so lucky with the weather - sunshine nearly every day and it only rained once...We will definitely recommend the cottage to friends and family. I'm sure we will return in the not too distant future. Thanks again P M A & D Oct-2016
  • A lovely break as usual great to have Wifi! Home from Home. Had lovely weather a real plus! Thank you again for a super time - see you soon we hope. T W & I Oct-2016
  • For two whole weeks Whoopee Came to Spinney in May and July but for only one week each time. It just goes too quick. Decided to book a two weeker for our October break fhew. So glad we did......The weather for October has been really good only one day of rain. Going home to Liverpool tomorrow. Very sad to leave. The Spinney is a real home from home and so very comfortable....Hope you all have a brilliant holiday here just like we did. We love this place. A B B & T Oct-2016
  • Our second visit and it feels like Home from Home. Love the new chairs and Smart TV.. The Wigtown book festival never fails to entertain in bucket-loads, but we ran out of luck with the weather. All the little extras at The Spinney are much appreciated... Many thanks B & A Oct-2016
  • Although we arrived on a wet and windy day. It is always a pleasure to come to The Spinney. Many thanks for the extra 2 days which were beautiful - The Garlieston we always loved when coming in May. The new chairs foot stools & super huge TV were wonderful as having WiFi.... We had to laugh at finding a hedgehog wondering along the sea front...One advantage of September over May was the wonderful blackberries especially along the paths at Wigtown. Many thanks for a relaxing & fantastic holiday cottage. L B & J Sept-2016
  • Very enjoyable week weather was fab - walks beaches pub people area all fab. As you can tell we've really enjoyed our stay in Garlieston. Eli has loved all his walks especially Rigg Bay. What a beautiful place - Can´t wait to come back for another visit C S & E Sept-2016
  • Lovely area & very comfortable accommodation. I shall miss the chair & footstool greatly. Area very good for mountain biking & with good weather there was no need to clean the bike.... Thanks again for a great holiday home. C Aug-2016
  • Perfect cottage for a lovely weeks family holiday. We had everything we needed and with a toddler the washing machine was a real bonus. In the evenings the garden was a safe and fun place to play after happy days spent on some of the areas beaches...We can recommend for primary children.. We enjoyed walks from the Cottage...Thank you so much we couldn't have wanted more M J C N & baby L Aug-2016
  • Thank you for welcome pack. We have had an enjoyable week. We particularly enjoyed visiting Kirkcudbright and seeing the red squirrels at Threave gardens P & D Aug-2016
  • Comfortable well equipped cottage. Interesting village. Pleasant area. I Aug-2016
  • Had a great week in very well equipped cottage. Lovely area I & P July-2016
  • Lovely to have big new TV and chairs. WiFi super too. Lovely weather and really good holiday here as usual. Hope to be back soon Thank you T W & I July-2016
  • Really enjoyed ourselves beautiful cottage everything you need and more. Weather was great red hot K R & S July-2016
  • Up from Merseyside for our second visit this year to the lovely Spinney. Our last holiday was in May and we had really amazing weather really hot!!! This week has been sunshine and showers... Tim & Pauline have been busy providing yet more extras that improve The Spinney as the best cottage in Dumfries & Galloway. The 2 new leather chairs (+ footstools) the big 40 inch TV is fantastic the garden chairs and finally a copy of Scots write Stuart McBride funny murder mystery on the bookshelf. Who cares about the weather!!! Back in October hoping for sun! A & B July-2016
  • Had a fantastic stay very accommodating and comfortable. We have relations in the area which we were able to see. Lots of beaches to stop and enjoy. People are lovely. We all had a great stay. T H A C L & M July-2016
  • Another wonderful week at The Spinney. Love new leather chairs & WiFi. As this is our third year running it speaks for itself. Have been able to send pics straight to USA. They love them and are talking of booking next year... Max has been in the sea again. Made big mistake of not booking two weeks. But will be back next year. M R & M June-2016
  • We had a lovely stay in a lovely cottage Been coming to Garlieston for last 8 years - normally with motor-home. Am now converted to the privacy and home comforts so amply provided for at The Spinney I & J June-2016
  • A glorious week of sunshine and a very comfortable cottage. Thank you for the wine and shortbread. Loved walking on the beach each night there with my parents. Looking forward to bringing my husband he would love the coastal walking. Here with my parents hence the need for everything on one level... Looking forward to returning to the area. G June-2016
  • Thank you Guys for hosting me on my big life decision. It helped. Whole cottage is lovely especially fire place. Glad I chose you!! Oh and PS cookies was amazing. R May-2016
  • Tae The Spinney Cottage - The garden was wonderful & in full bloom. The collies luved it so many colours like the Bonnie wee vase of flowers. Plenty O stock was at hand a nice wee change fae oor caravan There was a mass of reading that kept us fae greeting cos it rained Awwe yin day. Alas its near the end & we've to pack up but hope to be back when we hopefully have the time. So we will take a slug O the lovely chilled wine. Cheers for Auld Lang Syne. We had a really good time. L & M PS Scrabble Oh what a delight. We played it every night .. Hic Hic!! May-2016
  • Oooh! Some of you got really excited by the fab wine and scrummy shortbread but we were really impressed with the WiFi and the dishwasher tablets! Must be an age thing. This cottage is so well equipped! Our dogs loved the garden. We all had great walks from the cottage which was great for the old hubbie...Been in loads of cottages in the area- Got to say this is the best. A, B, B & T May-2016
  • Just what we needed. A wonderful break. Cosy and comfortable cottage, beautiful scenery and a lovely beach which our dog loved. Thank you. J & E May-2016
  • What a lovely cottage!!! We had a wonderful peaceful break. Everything we needed was here. C & P April-2016
  • A really lovely break as usual here - wonderful to have WiFi - Thank you. be back in July I & T & W Mar-2016
  • We´ve had a wonderful week with the most glorious weather imaginable in the most comfortable cottage we could wish for. You seem to have thought of everything including excellent WiFi and its the extra touches from wine and shortbread(superb) to dishwasher tablets which make The Spinney so special. Just the break we needed. T & A Mar-2016
  • Thank you so much for a lovely rest. A lovely home which left us wanting for nothing. We loved the walks and coming home to a warm fire. Many thanks C & L Feb-2016
  • Another fabulous week - we really can't recommend your cottage highly enough. Shortbread & wine very welcome too. Thanks again M, L & M Jan-2016
  • Wonderful break as usual - lovely cottage and area - Our 3rd time here! Look forward to our return - hopefully soon - Thank you again. T & I Oct-2015
  • We´ve enjoyed a relaxing week in your comfortable cottage. Fairs days mild for October made walks between Wigtown & Monreath on or near the coast a joy. We made minimised use of the car, exception being a trip to the Rhinns and found the bus service useful too. Evenings in with the fire lit were appreciated and wine & biscuits enjoyed. S & G Oct-2015
  • Very comfortable cottage in wonderful spot. The weather could not have been better. Very friendly village and good pub serving lovely food. What more could you ask for. The dog loved the beach as did we. We will certainly be back D & E Oct-2015
  • Beautiful clean cottage with everything you need and more but no clutter perfect. Garlieston we know and love; and Wigtown Book Festival gets better year on year. Interesting new RSPB reserve development at Crook of Baldoon. Weather was better than we could possibly have imagined - the icing on the cake. Thank you for all the thoughtful details. B & A
  • Very lucky with weather - lovely pleasantly warm days to travel round this attractive area. The Galloway Forest and Loch Trool are a must to see...The cottage is in a good position for lovely walks from the door. Thank you for the wine and biscuits - much appreciated J H & J Sept-2015
  • Spacious and airy cottage with a lovely walk (with the dogs) just a few steps away. Even had warm sunny weather-a couple of showers in the evening and overnight. Enjoyed sitting in the sun-trap garden. J & M Sept-2015
  • Nice cosy cottage, the best one we have ever had in Scotland. We had nice weather, great area. D P S S & S Aug-2015
  • We've had a really enjoyable few days here in this beautiful place. We feel we have recharged our batteries ready for the business of work ahead for us. We managed to visit various places ..(too many to mention here). The locals are very friendly and welcoming. We have been truly blessed especially as the weather has been amazing too. This was all enhanced having a lovely cottage to come back to each day. We really enjoyed the experience... We will be recommending it to our friends and family. R J & H Aug-2015
  • Had a lovely week exploring this lovely part of the country.. Dundreggan Abbey worth a visit.. Lots of castles etc in various states of ruin, all great atmospheric. Mull of Galloway Lighthouse recommended for scenery and cakes! House fantastic and many thanks for the wine and shortbread much appreciated and lovely welcome. A K L & K
  • We had a lovely relaxing holiday. Cottage nice and clean. Everything you need. Thank you for the biscuits & wine. It was a lovely thought as was the flowers. G A I & L Aug-2015
  • Back again, weather has not been very good, but Max still enjoyed his walks on beach. Thank you for wine & biscuits. Will be back next year. Bought paints with me so sat in conservatory when wet and finished my painting M, R & M Aug-2015
  • Lovely time as usual - Another nice holiday here. Will return soon. Thank you T. W. & I. July-2015
  • This is our third visit and that alone speaks volumes. On each occasion we have found this cottage to be exactly what we needed and we are certain we will be back for a fourth visit. P & A July-2015
  • We have had a lovely week. The cottage is lovely and our two little dogs loved it in the garden. It is spacious and pretty.. We have enjoyed walks and rides out in the beautiful countryside. M & R & M July-2015
  • A very well kept and appointed cottage in this lovely area. We particularly enjoyed the wine and delicious shortbread and the light conservatory when the weather wasn't kind. We were very comfortable and would hope to return J & I & E June-2015
  • Marvellous cottage, well equipped. Lovely walks Max was in heaven, never seen as many dogs. Thanks for wine & bics. Much appreciated. M & R June-2015
  • We were here last week for same week & this years weather has surpassed it greatly. Non stop sunshine & quite hot when wind stopped. Thanks again for home from home, wine & biscuits. P & J June-2015
  • Had a marvellous time, weather was OK. The Spinney is lovely and hope to return. Newton Stewart museum is worth a visit along with Wigtown Harbour. Thank you for the excellent shortbread and wine. J & J – June-2015
  • You have a lovely cottage in a beautiful place. We could not wish for more. The weather aught to have been kinder but we still enjoyed it. Hope to come back next year. W I & A May-2015
  • Back again - This brilliant cottage, unspoilt beach, beautiful gardens, & varied walks never disappoints. Everyone very friendly and Jess has been in Collie heaven, with such a variety of walks. It will be sulks when we get home. Thank you for making the cottage so welcoming. L & B May-2015
  • Lovely well equipped cottage. Ideal for quiet get-a-way. Local area very welcoming and the area superb A May-2015
  • A very thoughtfully and well equipped cottage with every comfort and all set in wonderful countryside. It will take more than one visit to explore everything that it has... S K B May-2015
  • Enjoyed our holiday here very much. The cottage has everything you need. Weather glorious...Enjoyed exploring this very scenic area. Many thanks for wine and shortbread both appreciated. J & J April-2015
  • What a glorious week. Your cottage was the perfect base for cycling & walking around this lovely peninsular. Garlieston is great. Cant wait before we can return G T & K April-2015
  • Lovely time again – lovely cottage and area T & W – April-2015
  • This was a fantastic home form home. We really appreciated all the extras... We had a cosy relaxing stay in a beautiful part of the country. While the rest of the country slipped about on snow and ice we managed to spend our days walking... Many thanks for the wine and the shortbread. That made us feel most welcome. We hope to return one day maybe when it is a bit warmer J & D - Jan 2015
  • Truly one of the best equipped cottages we have been in and we´ve been in many over the years. Our dogs have loved the beach and fabulous forest walks. Well be back. Thank you for a warm welcome – shortbread and wine – M, L, & Y – Dec-2014
  • Once again had a relaxing break here "Beautiful dark skies" on Friday Night S & D – Dec-2014
  • Absolutely love the cottage & can´t wait until we come back again. Really homely & a lovely area to stay at. So looking forward to our next visit T & I - Nov-2014
  • I really enjoyed our say at the spinney and would love to stay again. A great place to stay. Thanks for the biscuits they were really good. M Family – Oct-2014
  • Thank you for the lovely short break in your cosy cottage. We had a great time exploring the Machars – A H & C – Oct-2014
  • Lucky to have good weather 6 days out of 7. We have been visiting the area for the last 30 years from when our children were young. The cottage is comfortable and has everything you need. Thank you for the wine & biscuits . Will definitely be returning. - P C & J -Sept-2014
  • Enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. It is so peaceful. Thank you for the wine and biscuits. It was such a welcoming touch. We enjoyed lots of walks & fishing around Garlieston. It is a great base for trips further afield. G M & A – Sept-2014
  • Could not have wished for a better week, so comfortable in your lovely cottage. The village holds many happy memories for us having met and married here. So it has been fun visiting old haunts. Had a great night out at the Bistro catching up with friends and relatives. Thanks for the wine & biscuits such a lovely gesture. M & D – Sept-2014
  • Enjoyed our stay in your lovely well equipped cottage. Good walks to Rigg Bay Cruggleton Castle and in the wood of Cree.. Wine biccies and flowers was a nice touch. Thanks J & M – Sept-2014
  • As this is our second visit to The Spinney there is not much we can add to our last comments of the last time. It is still a perfect base for us and your home provides everything anyone would need for a self catering holiday. Sadly it all has come to an end, please accept our heartfelt thanks – P & A – Aug-2014
  • Thank you very much for accommodating us at such short notice. Your cottage is comfortable warm & very well equipped, in a gorgeous location M – Aug-2014
  • Enjoyed a week at your lovely cottage, enjoyed visiting the local towns of Castle Douglas, & Kirkcudbright. Found Galloway House and enchanting gardens. Local harbour inn sells good home cooked pub grub at reasonable price. Steam Packet Inn at Isle of Whithorn sells exceptional food and has a great range of real ales. Thanks for wine & Biccies A G J & E – Aug-2014
  • Had a brilliant 2 weeks. Weather been great. Highlight of the week seeing a school of Dolphins off Isle of Whithorn. Garlieston people very friendly. .. The garden is lovely on an evening, we even managed 2 Barbecues. Thank you for the bottle of wine and cookies. D S & Aug-2014
  • We liked the cottage very much and the garden is lovely. We had the week with the temp 24-30 C.. Lovely walk from harbour to Galloway Garden. Had a lovely swim B & N - July-2014
  • Nicely equipped cottage Like the enclosed garden. Really lovely area & views. Enjoyed our stay here K – July-2014
  • Thank you for a lovely holiday. The weather was perfect apart from our last day, but not cold enough to justify lighting the very cosy looking fire. The spinney is well appointed, comfortable and homely with lots of extras – cleaning materials, books and games radio and tourist info. The garden is secluded and quite a sun trap.. C J & M - June-2014
  • We had a really good week here. Garlieston is a great base for visiting lots of places and The Spinney has everything needed. Thank you very much for the wine & biscuits and providing wall to wall sunshine. Perfect – P & D – June-2014