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Welcome to Wigtownshire Holidays.

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in the Machars Peninsula, Dumfries and Galloway.

Cottages you will want to be Home and Holidays you won’t want to end.

Wigtownshire self catering cottages at port William waterfront.

Wigtownshire Holidays offers two comfortable self catering properties located in the charming county of Wigtownshire, South West Scotland.

Our two distinct self-catering holiday cottages provide the perfect getaway for those looking to relax, unwind and explore the Machars; a picturesque peninsula located in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.

Each of our holiday accommodations showcases distinct characteristics, catering to your needs. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or a family vacation; our holiday cottages in Scotland are equipped with all essentials to ensure your stay is both comfortable and memorable.

Contact us directly on 07355801963 or for the best rates.

Our Self Catering Properties


“What an amazing place you have here. Thank you for your hospitality and attention to detail you have shown to us.” Nigel & Hilary, June 2023

“Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage. We had a very enjoyable time.” Ann & Eddie, June 2023

“We had the most wonderful week in Rockpool Cottage. The cottage itself has everything you’ll need. Lovely decor and nice finishes throughout and we were made to feel very welcome by Ken & Gail. The enclosed garden is a sheltered gem and has a great sunny patio area. The front is even better! The view of the sea is amazing and so handy for a daily swim from the Second Sands beach just across the road. Special house in an amazing area. Would definitely book again.” Helen, Alex, Harry & Shug the dog, August 2023

“We’ve had a wonderful time at Apple cottage. We really enjoyed our time and your hospitality. Table football and the boules were a hit with the boys.” Zoe & Chris, August 2023

“Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our week in the cottage. It is so comfortable and well equipped and really well located for the beach and visiting the area. We loved having the garden and being able to sit out when the sun shone. It is definitely one of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in and we’ve stayed in a few!” Jenny & David, September 2023

“We had the most relaxing break at Apple Cottage, which is in a pretty and peaceful location, is beautifully decorated and a garden to relax and lose yourself in. Super comfy beds, a most appreciated welcome pack on arrival, and accommodating host on hand for any questions. We would highly recommend this cottage and have already booked our return visit.” Anna & Gavin, September 2023

“Cottage is beautiful – everyone loved it.” Clare, October 2023

”Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. The house is fabulous, garden too – we couldn’t have asked for more! We had a great time exploring. The beach at Monreith, Galloway House gardens & the Mull of Galloway (if a clear day) – we would highly recommend.” Claire & Shaun, Phil & Christine, March 2024

”Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay here at Rockpool cottage. Everything was just fabulous including the weather!” Morag, Fiona, Karen & Abby, March 2024

”We loved the cottage & many thanks to Ken & Gail for their help & welcome. Great birdwatching opportunities all around- Wigtown reserve, Mull of Galloway & the forest. The Bladnoch Inn was great for an evening.” Julia & Geoff, April 2024

”This is a lovely cottage which has been well decorated and kitted out. We loved the garden and when the sun shone, it was a little sun trap! The kids enjoyed their room and turned the large cupboard into a den. We visited Wigtown, went for strolls along the beach and popped to Newton Stewart too. The weather was stormy which made for a very dramatic sea view! Thanks for making this a great stay.” Debbie, Michael, Charlie & Violet, April 2024

”Enjoyed every minute of our stay here at Rockpool Cottage. Beautiful sea views and beach walks, perfect enclosed garden for our dog, immaculate accommodation and we loved the extra little touches (especially the homemade cake!!).” Emily, Carl, Paisley and Henry, April 2024

”Lovely cottage, lovely views, absolutely lovely time. Loved our beach walks and drives to nearby towns. Will miss our sea views each morning. Everything here we needed…loved our home baked cake. The garden was a perfect place for us to sit and for our wee doxie to explore. Thank you for a perfect getaway.” John, Carol & wee Loki, April 2024

“Thanks to Ken and Gail we had a great weekend in Port William. We loved the cottage everything was as described great communication would definitely recommend.” Brian, August 2023 (Airbnb)

“Great place, Ken and Gail were super helpful and the cottage exceeded expectations – clean, tidy, beautifully appointed and a fabulous garden. Many thanks to you both.” Anna, August 2023 (Airbnb)

“It was a perfect holiday in a perfect location for a peaceful getaway. The facilities were first class e.g. kitchen appliances, very comfy beds, great shower, good tv etc.” Frank, June 2023 (Airbnb)

“Lovely place to stay.” Sarah, October 2023 (Airbnb)

“What an absolutely beautiful place, we loved every second! All the little extras were a lovely touch! The village was beautiful.” Jenny, November 2023 (Airbnb)

”A fantastic stay in a beautiful setting. A well appointed house with some beautiful touches.” Karen, March 2024 (Airbnb)

”We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Rockpool Cottage, immaculate accommodation, beautiful location (waking up to sea views every morning was amazing!). Cottage was exactly as described and had everything we needed, a perfect home from home, thank you ????.” Emily, April 2024 (Airbnb)

”Loved our stay at Apple Cottage. It’s in a great central location, walking distance to Wigtown and then drivable to many other places in the area. Ken and Gail were both great with communication and gave us some great recommendations of things to do. There was a book just as you walk in with all the details about the cottage, details of surrounding areas, suggestions of walks etc plus all the instruction manuals were there too for the various appliances. As we had put on our booking form that we were bringing our dog, the owners had left an old towel out to use. We had a great time and loved staying here and will definitely be back next year.” Rachel, April 2024 (Airbnb)

”Rockpool is a beautiful home on the seafront. You can watch the sea from the front room rather than the TV! The cottage was immaculately clean with high quality linens and new furnishings. The kitchen was well stocked with Denny crockery and high quality appliances including a dishwasher. The location is perfect for beach walks and the village shop is open 7am – 7pm and has all the essentials. The garden at the back is a bonus, with mature planting and a lovely sitting space. The kids liked their room and the high speed WiFi. Ken and Gail are great hosts who clearly want their guests to have a lovely stay at Rockpool. Highly recommended. ????” Debbie, April 2024 (Airbnb)

”Loved the cottage and the area. Very helpful hosts. Great area for birdwatching.” Julia, April 2024 (Airbnb)

“Stunning and relaxing, high spec. and well-designed thought out cottage. Cottage was absolutely stunning, newly decorated with fresh and clean everything – everything was considered to make your stay so comfortable. The icing on the cake is the beautiful garden which is mature and well rendered and goes on and on and on. Absolutely over the moon with this property which we booked very last minute.” Hayley, August 2023 (

“Exceptional.” Diane, August 2023 (

“Cottage was brilliant, lovely and clean, you wanted for nothing as it was so well kitted out, sea view fantastic, tiered garden very nice. Port William is very nice too, all in all a lovely stay.” James, September 2023 (

“Beautiful little cottage, in a fantastic location right by the sea. We had a lovely stay. The views are exceptional, and all the fixtures and fittings are very high quality, with some lovely touches such as a welcome basket and use of beach towels. Lovely wood burner and super comfy beds.” Amy, September 2023 (

“The location was perfect for our family to have some quiet relaxing time together. Rockpool cottage had everything available for a week away, the property is beautifully decorated, very clean and makes for a very comfortable and cosy stay. Being on the sea front means direct access to the beach and the most amazing views. The Spar is just up the road and The View does a very good breakfast at a reasonable price.” Rachel, September 2023 (

“Beautiful cottage with a stunning sea view. Gorgeous location and garden, everything very clean and tidy. Comfy beds and amazing sea view of Luce Bay. Liked the owners attention to detail and little extras like milk, eggs and yoghurt in the fridge and a homemade cake which tasted lovely. We would 100% recommend staying here and will stay again!” Emma, August 2023 (

“Amazing views, beautiful furnishings, well equipped and extremely comfy beds. I’ve never slept so well in over 700 bookings. Hosts left amazing welcome pack with homemade cake, local honey, milk and yoghurt. 12/10. One of the best cottages in the UK.” Bruce, August 2023 (

“Property was done to a very high standard with all appliances, kitchenware, towels and bedding to a similar standard. Very clean, all appliances were new along with accessories.” Dougie, October 2023 (

“The property’s sea views were out of this world: both out of the master bedroom & lounge windows. And the welcome package was sustainably and delicious! The carpets were also deep and plush and overall, the cottage offered a very comfy bed, a new kitchen, powerful shower, loads of space & tasteful decor. Altogether Rockpool cottage is a safe place for solo travellers to explore the surrounding area & get back to feeling yourself.” Lindsay, October 2023 (

”A delightful cottage in a delightful area- we will definitely be returning! Apple cottage is beautifully decorated and incredibly spacious- the photos don’t do it justice. The cottage is warm, comfortable, and thoughtfully equipped with games and books for cold evenings in front of the fire.” Stewart, October 2023 (

”Apple cottage is worth every penny, a great property in a fantastic location with helpful hosts. It was lovely to stay in, very spacious, beautifully decorated, and a brilliant location with proximity to Wigtown and Newton Stewart as well as excellent views (especially at night). The hosts were very communicative and welcoming, providing lots of great info about the area and kindly helping when we accidentally left an item at the property. The rooms were all comfortable and cosy, and electric blankets on the beds were such a nice touch as well. The hosts left us some gifts such as a ginger loaf which we thought was very considerate. Overall, we felt that a lot of effort had been put in to ensure we had a good stay and it definitely made a big difference.” Robert, February 2024 (

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