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The Shieling with free WiFi is your ideal choice for a quality pet friendly self-catering holiday accommodation for two near Kirkcudbright, Galloway

 

 

The Shieling @ Trostrie Cottage

Entire Apartment for 2 guests with 1 bedroom with free Wifi

A cosy, calming countryside retreat for 2 people. A ground floor suite of 4 beautifully furnished rooms, set in amazing countryside, yet only a few miles from the sea in South West Scotland. Booking flexibility is our key to suit you but our minimum requirement is a four night stay unless a last minute booking. More details on prices and availability.

We do not charge booking fees

 

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    The Shieling Holiday Apartment Twynholm
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    The Shieling Holiday Apartment Bedroom
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    Couple on Beach
  • Kirkcudbright
    Kirkcudbright
  • The Shieling Holiday Apartment at Trostrie Cottage Twynholm
    The Shieling Holiday Apartment Living Room
  • The Shieling Holiday Apartment Twynholm
    The Shieling Holiday Apartment Twynholm
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    Snail - Get close to nature
  • The Shieling Holiday Apartment Twynholm
    The Shieling Holiday Apartment Kitchen
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    Threave
  • Welcome to Scotland
    Welcome to Scotland

 

Make yourself at home in our peaceful pet friendly Scottish country hideaway

Whatever holiday you are planning, The Shieling apartment @ Trostrie Cottage, will provide the perfect home from home with our self-catering accommodation. Whether you are seeking a relaxing break away from the stresses of city life (but free WiFi is available) or looking to enjoy some of the many exhilarating activities on your doorstep - including, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, climbing, golf, fishing, walking, archery, horse riding, mountain biking, laser tag and zipwire to name a few that can be enjoyed within a few miles of The Shieling. Parts of the apartment date back to the mid 1700’s. The unique and special experiences on offer here in Galloway can be sampled almost from the doorstep. The Shieling, surrounded by stunning scenery, offers you the perfect location for a self-catering Scottish holiday. The Shieling offers you the perfect location for a Scottish holiday. Prices start at £300 per week in the low season and rise to £425 in the high season for 2018.

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    The Shieling Apartment at Trostrie Cottage enjoys an amazing panoramic view of Screel and Bengairn, which 'goes on forever' across the Solway Hills to the North Cumbrian fells peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra. Frequent visitors to the apartment’s grounds are deer and red kites, and a golden eagle has been an occasional visitor.

    Whilst being set in a tranquil secluded location, midst rolling farmland, the village of Twynholm and the artist’s harbour town of Kirkcudbright are only a few minutes drive away. Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455, it is known as The Artist's Town and has attracted painters for generations due to the scenic landscape and the exceptional quality of light. This makes it an ideal central base from which to explore all the delights of Dumfries & Galloway, which includes the Galloway Forest Park. At three hundred square miles is a mixture of lochs, moorland, hills and a habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The forest provides an opportunity for everyone whatever age. Mile after mile of forest walks, horse riding, fishing, world class mountain biking at one of the 7Stanes venues and an opportunity to view one of the wonders of the world; the night sky.

The area offers appeal for all the senses - the feel and sound of waves on our beautiful coastline; first class restaurants and local food producers; stunning landscapes and the sight and sounds of wildlife and birds as you escape the normal hustle and bustle of life.

Not quite what you are looking for, or week already booked? Why not look at our other property just 38 miles down the road The Spinney Cottage at Garlieston. Both properties are being marketed as part of Galloway Getaways.

 

Recent relevant extracts from comments in the Shieling Visitors Book

  • Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. It really was a home from home - so comfortable. We have had a wonderful break and really enjoyed exploring the area. We would love to come again in the spring to see the beautiful garden in a different season - will be in touch. Thank you again N. & S. Oct-2017
  • This really has been a home from home. Too short a visit but we hope to come again to this ´Quiet corner of Galloway´ an unspoilt gem of a place. Thank you Pauline for your warm welcome and thanks Tim for his inspirational art work which has made us look at nature´s art in a new way - it may even improve our own photography. Our warmest wishes to you both C. & S. Sept-2017
  • For a rural retreat with stunning views this is the place for you S. Sept-2017
  • Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and comfortable accommodation. We have had a lovely time visiting coast - Rockcliffe, Balcarry, The fleet estuary, Hills - Clatteringshaw Loch, Kirkcudbright, and the Logan gardens, and then the pleasure of coming back to this lovely garden, the wide views, the birds, the hares and deer memorable....Thank you again E. & M. Sept-2017
  • Thank you for making our time away so great. We had a warm welcome on our first day and what a treat it was to find the welcome hamper. The cottage is in a beautiful location and is close to some wonderful places. We visited and explored Loch Mannoch, the Isle of Whithorn Merrick Wigtown and the mull of Galloway. We had all the things we could possibly need in the cottage. You have really thought of everything. We will be definitely be telling friends and family about The Shieling. Thank you again S & M Sept-2017
  • I throughly enjoyed my stay at The Shieling cottage. It is very peaceful and quiet with everything you require in the cottage. My stay included a Portpatrick visit and Kirkcudbright Tattoo (very enjoyable). My visit started by being greeted by a deer and enjoyed the lovely views, very relaxing. P. Aug-2017
  • I found the cottage by complete accident and I´m so glad I did. On arrival Pauline & Tim gave us a very warm welcome... The cottage itself is absolute perfection with everything you could possibly need. The grounds are beautiful (much hard work I suspect) and on arrival managed to catch a glimpse of one of the resident foxes. The cottage is perfectly placed to explore this beautiful area and although only here for a few days managed to fit so much in....I wish we could stay longer and will most definitely be back in the future. Thank you doesn´t really cover it. S & R Aug-2017
  • Lovely accomodation and area. Plenty to see and do. Also nice weather P & G Aug-2017
  • A perfect place to stay in every way. Thank you. J Aug-2017
  • Lovely cottage. Enjoyed every minute of our stay. Many thanks for everything. Hope to see you soon. D & M July-2017
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    • Had a lovely quiet time at this cottage. Very well equipped...Owners were very friendly and helpful. Saw a deer! J & P July-2017
    • Lovely accommodation - Perfect for our needs P & B July-2017
    • Once again here - a lovely week of peace and a very pleasant place. As you get older every year it makes it harder to here for a peaceful week. Pauline & Tim make things very easy for us a very lovely couple. We are hoping to make it here again next year. Thank you both for looking after us. J & R June-2017
    • Another lovely week at The Shieling - Already booked for another week next year G & E June-2017
    • Thank you for our brief but enjoyable stay. You live in a wonderful place, we are very envious. Weather has been variable but is now glorious - just as we are leaving. So glad we chose your cottage with a view to die for. D & G May-2017
    • A warm welcome, excellent accommodation, lovely weather, beautiful countryside at its best in the glorious spring sunshine. Quiet secluded beaches as well as a splendid garden in which to relax and enjoy the bird song. A truely memorable holiday. Thank you. B & I May-2017
    • Such a lovely little place. Great location - so quiet and peaceful - with lovely views. We saw deer and hares from kitchen window! Paulines instructions on how to find the place were spot on. The cottage has everything you need, including a big comfy bed and some delicious home made biscuits. It was immaculately clean. We would definitely stay again and would recommend to anyone traveling in the area R Apr-2017
    • Just lovely A Apr-2017
    • Nice cosy cottage with all you could wish for. Peaceful surroundings with lots of wildlife on view. Plenty of places to visit including Threave Gardens, secluded beaches, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Wigton - to name a few. Good standard of food venues in the area. Lovely welcome from Pauline and Tim. Thankyou D & M Apr-2017
    • Fully equipped warm and comfortable - especially the hugh bed and a beautiful rurla location. For peace quiet and relaxation this is just perfect. C & J Feb-2017
    • Just to say we had a wonderful time at Trostrie cottage.We only had one day when we couldn't get out, the day storm Barbara hit.The cottage has everything you could possibly want and is very comfortable.We forgot to tell you we watched 3 otters at Threave, from the Lamb Island Hide. This made our break really special. Hope to see you soon.love I & T Dec-2016.
    • A lovely peaceful and clean cottage; The perfect place for a few days cycling on our tandem. Highlights were the beautiful drop down from Clatteringshaws Loch along the Raiders Road and the sight of 100+ Red Kites feeding at Laurieston. Some really picturesque forest trails. An excellent 3 day break... As I write this there is a deer wandering around in the garden about 5 metres away. Perfect P & J Nov-2016
    • A superb place in a superb area Thank You P & M Nov-2016
    • Lovely cottage & views. Great area...Thanks for welcome pack. B & D Oct-2016
    • Second time here but now with new owners. Lovely place and joy to come back...Agree with all that has gone before. Hope to be back again P H & P Sept-2016
    • It was lovely to receive a cheery welcome from Pauline with the key to the cottage after a long wet drive.. We found the cottage warm quiet well-equipped and spacious and Myrtle (dog) didn't take long to settle despite a long drive especially when she spotted a bunny out of the living room window! .... An added bonus was being here during the KCB festival - We attended two parades with a fun atmosphere. E & M Aug-2016
    • Really comfy and homely cottage. Views are amazing and seeing a deer was great although I almost ran it over. Weather fantastic...Cottage has everything you need for a quiet relaxing holiday in a lovely area B & W Aug-2016
    • Had a lovely time in Dumfries & Galloway. Beautiful Countryside interesting pleasant towns and a wonderful place to here to come home to. We found the cottage comfortable and very well equipped - really excellent. Thank you for the welcome shortbread and wine, providing such a lovely cottage and the fantastic views of the garden and beyond G & M Aug-2016
    • Had a lovely week touring this part of the country...Cottage everything you could want. A & A Aug-2016
    • We really enjoyed our stay in its lovely peaceful setting. Particularly seeing the deer and red kites at close range. Tim and Pauline are the perfect hosts with the cottage being furnished to a very high standard and spotlessly clean....Will come back again J & C July-2016
    • A lovely warm welcome from both Pauline and her husband. The Shieling was everything and more than we'd hoped for. Beautiful area and so peaceful to sit and enjoy the glorious weather we had. C July-2016
    • Thank you for the warm welcome to a comfortable cottage where you have thought of everything..We have enjoyed exploring this area of Scotland & have enjoyed seeing the rabbits and even the red deer in your garden as well as the birds S & J July-2016
    • We have had a lovely holiday in your lovely cottage. Very well equipped - you have thought of everything - and lovely and cosy too. Thank you for your hospitality. It was great to sit and chat. Wishing you all the best with your gardening! H & M June-2016
    • We had a lovely stay again. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. But Ive never met such a greedy lot of birds - we bought 2 lots of bird food in the time we were here! Wonderful weather - We spent very little time in the cottage. Thanks a lot S & M June-2016
    • The cottage was lovely and I appreciated the shortbread. It was lovely getting away from everything and saw some stunning views. Thank you Pauline & Tim for being so helpful. J May-2016
    • Great to be back. To return with a piece of shortbread and glass of wine on the first evening..lovely. A very good week A & G May-2016
    • Thank you P & T for everything...Providing a very pretty cosy and comfy cottage that we loved staying in. We wish you both many long and happy years in your special place and shall remember you from our travels. G & G (Australia) May-2016
    • We had a great Bank Holiday weekend in this lovely home. Wonderful views. It was cloudy but we made most of it and travelled around this beautiful area. Thanks for letting us stay here. L &: P May-2016
    • If I could pick anywhere to have my home I would put it right here. Loads of visitors every day, dear, birds, rabbits, pheasant, kites aplenty. Views to die for, a unique beautiful place. Had best holiday ever and will definitely be back. Thank you for letting us come and share your bit of paradise. We have loved every single minute J & J April-2016
    • ..Lovely space to come home to. Thank you Pauline & Tim. An emotional time and a fantastic space to chill & recharge. C & R April-2016
    • A very very very relaxing 5 days away from the hustle & bustle of town work and general day to day stuff. This cottage ticked all the boxes for us - Quiet, secluded and fantastic scenery and not to mention the lovely deer that walk past the window. Our first impressions when we walked in the door were WOW it felt like home from home with everything you need to hand - Pauline & Tim you have thought of everything and I mean everything. Your shortbread biscuits were amazing and such a lovely touch as was the lovely bottle of wine not forgetting the lovely daffodils - We would recommend this little hide away to our family and friends. You have done yourselves proud and we will definitely be back..We are taking a very contented doggy back home Thank-you Pauline & Tim God bless & see you soon G & T Mar-2016;
    • A wonderful week spent at The Shieling. It has been an ideal base - warm and comfortable with marvellous views and big sky. Majority of our outings have been to RSPB reserves and WWT sites. We have seen numerous species of birds including Whooper Swans, Barnacle geese in their thousands and Pink Footed geese. The deer visiting most mornings has been a delight as has the pheasant under the bird feeder. Many thanks to Pauline & Tim - P & E Mar-2016
    • Lovely area and lovely cottage. P & B Feb-2016
    • Had a great time despite the weather and a car failure. Seen lots of red kites, buzzard, red squirrel's, deer and ducks. Lovely warm cosy cottage & great hosts. Thanks for everything I & T Jan-2016
    • A lovely stay in this cosy comfortable and warm cottage. Thanks for the wine and delicious shortbread J & A Oct-2015
    • A fantastic week in a very Sunny Scotland only rain on day of departure. Have enjoyed many forest walks and paddling at the beach with our now very tired dog (Think he needs a holiday to recover). Thank you Pauline & Tim for sharing your little home from home with us and as always your hospitality is second to none. I'm sure we will be back next year hope you will have us Many thanks God Bless P & A Sept-2015
    • Had a wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings. Cottage cosy, warm and comfortable. Weather has been brilliant sun every day (Don't get that in Sheffield) Thank you, will definitely visit Scotland again. C & S Aug-2015
    • Thank you for providing such a comfortable and well equipped cottage-style base-ideal for relaxing in such quiet, natural and beautiful surroundings and so convenient for exploring in all directions an area that was new to us. We've enjoyed watching the bird life....Sadly the week has gone all too quickly but the best part of that is there's plenty more places and things to see and do left for another time. C & M Aug-2015
    • Enjoyable week in peaceful surroundings. Lovely views and we only got wet once. Many thanks for being the perfect hosts. A & J Aug-2015
    • A marvellous time in this beautiful part of the country. Pauline & Tim are the perfect hosts, everything you could want has been catered for in this wonderful cottage. Can't wait to come back again. The most restful and peaceful holiday we've had in a long time. Thank you so much J & D July-2015
    • Tis nearly the end of our brilliant weeks break.. You are all part of what its all about. Thank you all very much for looking after us, a beautiful place to be part of for such a short time. We are all hoping to see you again soon. Thank you. R, J & J July-2015
    • A gem of a cottage in a really beautiful location - big skies, forest walks and unspoilt beaches. Arrived worn out and tired - going home rested, relaxed and refreshed. Thanks for sharing this lovely haven with us. G & J July-2015
    • A fabulous week. A perfect base for exploring Dumfries & Galloway. Arriving to a bottle of wine and delicious shortbread- what a treat....Lovely cosy and well equipped cottage. Thank you G & G & O July-2015
    • Had an excellent couple of weeks, great hospitality from the owners. We did a few local activities whilst we were here some we would recommend are; Riding School Kite; Feeding Station; Hawk Walk. C P & B June-2015
    • Thank you for another holiday in your lovely Shieling and making us welcome. We enjoyed our walk up Screel and our evening meal in the local pub to follow. M & S May-2015
    • We have enjoyed our stay here and look forward to returning. The views are wonderful even on a dull day and the cottage cosy and welcoming after a day out exploring. Many thanks to Tim and Pauline for all the thoughtful touches G & A May-2015
    • This is a lovely cottage to relax in, the scenery is stunning. Just what you need to recharge yourselves. Pauline and Tim are lovely people and have made the cottage cosy and welcoming. M & G May-2015
    • Had a pleasant short break. Stars beautiful and early sun made it difficult to move from the garden, T & H April-2015
    • ..Thanks for the hospitality, had a much needed relaxing break and luckily the weather was good also. B April-2015
    • Our third visit to the cottage and we enjoyed it just as much as before. Everything we could think of to bring with us (hot water bottles, aprons, torch, books) were already provided. We love this area and the weather and wildlife didn't let us down. Thank you for your warm welcome. P & S April-2015
    • What a special week – a holiday of beautiful skies, sunrises & sunsets, cycling, walking & a lovely time to relax in your brill warm cottage to read paint, draw sew talk, & pray . Just fantastic .. D & G – Dec 2014
    • We have had a nice week here in spite of the weather. The cottage is lovely and peaceful it's the first time we have hired a cottage and hope it hasn't set our expectations to high for the future. Thank you for your welcome of wine & shortbread. It was much appreciated. We found the cottage very comfortable and warm, and I think our little dog bonnie also enjoyed herself D & S – Nov 2014
    • A very enjoyable week. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed cycling the quiet lanes around the cottage, the views and all the bird life Thanks Tim & Pauline for your kind welcome L & P Oct-2014
    • Lovely quiet & restful holiday despite the weather. Kind welcome, well equipped cottage, warm & cosy. Have enjoyed familiar places & discovering new ones. People are so friendly around here. J & A Oct-2014
    • Thank you for a lovely cottage. Your welcome of sweat-peas, shortbread and wine was much appreciated. We have enjoyed the peace and beauty J & G Oct-2014
    • Thanks to our wonderful hosts, for all your kindness. Wonderful views, great shortbread J & M Sept-2014
    • We found this by accident and glad we did! A slice of heaven! Fabulous hosts that can't do enough for you. Lovely cottage, amazing views. An awe inspiring breath taking sky at night... Galloway forest is amazing too. We'll be back soon Many Thanks B & J Sept-2014
    • We found Trostrie Shieling to be a most welcoming & comfortable cottage in a delightful setting. Pauline & Tim have thought of everything to make a stay here happy. We have particularly enjoyed exploring Galloway Forest Park with our 2 Labradors. Lovely weather has added to our the pleasure of our stay in this ideal cottage. G & C Sept-2014
    • Delightful stay, to arrive to a bottle of wine and homemade shortbread was the icing on the cake of this charmingly situated cottage. Helped by the most glorious week of weather when the thermometer never dropped below 14. Being able to eat breakfast and dinner outside was a September treat. The Dumfries and Galloway book of walks was a welcome addition to the cottage. A super “autumn” break. J & R Sept-2014
    • Thank you for your kind hospitality. We had an amazing week – Lovely walks, Kirkcudbright Tattoo. Wonderful wildlife, a sky full of red kites, but above all a lovely cosy cottage where we felt at home. Hope to make a return visit and would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family F & C Aug-2014
    • We had a great week in this lovely cosy cottage. Stunning views made for a relaxing stay. Also enjoyed visiting local attractions would recommend. Shortbread was very tasty J & J Aug-2014
    • We had a lovely week here at the Cottage. Seen different types of wildlife. Visited some stunning castles, beaches and country walks. Our dog Skye had a great time walking, will defo come back S & P Aug-2014

 

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