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Riverside self-catering cottage in Newton Stewart

Otter Cottage is a one bedroom self-catering cottage situated on the banks of the River Cree in old Minnigaff, Newton Stewart. The cottage is tucked away at the bottom of a quiet courtyard and has off road private parking.

The town centre is just a short walk away where you will find 3 supermarkets, cinema, butcher, baker, chemists, cafes, restaurants, hotels, pubs, and shops.

The cottage is all on ground level with patio doors leading to a private riverside terrace. The perfect setting for those long days chilling by the river watching the abundant wildlife of ducks, cormorants, heron, fish and of course, the elusive otter. Alternatively use it to relax after a busy day, walking, cycling, golfing, angling or site seeing.


Dumfries and Galloway has loads to offer including a beautiful coastline with hidden sandy beaches, forest walks and cycling at Kiroughtree Visitors Centre or exotic gardens like Logan Botanic Gardens. Local towns to visit are Castle Douglas – food town, Kirkcudbright – artist’s town and Wigtown – book town. Discover the Isle of Whithorn and the historical St Ninan’s cave or the many local villages including Gatehouse of Fleet, Portpatrick, Garlieston, Port William and many more. Also close by is The Galloway Forest, Scotland’s only Dark Skies Park and Wigtown Bay boasting the largest local nature reserve in Britain.

Whatever you want out a of a holiday, Otter Cottage is perfectly located to make it as active or relaxing as you need it to be.

Things to do

Visit our things to do guide and learn more about Dumfries and Galloway, the River Cree and of course the many towns and villages that surround our Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Newton Stewart

Heron at Otter Cottage Newton Stewart

This amazing Heron beautifully captured preening itself on the rock opposite the cottage. Photo by Bill Taylor.  

“Even though it was October we got a few chances to sit out on the patio which was a bonus, watching the fish jumping and the heron flying. Many thanks for a great break.
Bill and Jackie Taylor”



Otter Cottage is available for Weekly Breaks

Saturday to Saturday

Before making your booking please read our Terms and Conditions.