Other places to stay in and around Wigtown
House is a beautiful Victorian villa which retains a wealth of
Set in a peaceful location overlooking Wigtown Bay Nature Reserve, yet
only a leisurely stroll from both the harbour with its mud-flats and bird
hide, and the town centre.
Hillcrest House Accommodation
This family run Guest House offers 6 spacious, ensuite rooms - usually
arranged as three double, two twin and a family room but they are all
large and flexible in their use .
Lovely bright south facing room decorated in delicate yellow and white.
There is a standard double bed and full size bunks, with room for another
small bed or cot - so this room is very flexible in its use. South facing
with large window to afford a great view over farmland, the sea and the
Crook of Baldoon RSPB reserve.
We call it our family room, but its available as a roomy double too.
Decorated in mainly neutral tones, but with a striking feature wall behind
the bed. South facing room with large window to afford a great view over
farmland and the Crook of Baldoon RSPB reserve.
A standard 4`6" sleigh bed, seating area and 23" digital LCD
TV/DVD, tea and coffee, radio alarm clock, radio/CD player, "Pure
Compact en-suite shower room with large shower cubicle, wc and wash-hand
Newly redecorated in lovely duck egg blue and white, this east facing
room catches the morning sun and has views over the bay towards Creetown
and the Wigtown Bay Nature Reserve.
Freshly decorated in greens and creams, westerly facing double room with
a kingsize bed. Plenty of room for an additional single bed, also making
it suitable for a family.
Catches the evening sun, looking out over Maidland Place.
South facing large room with twin beds and off white decor.
This room is on the ground floor with a view out over the garden and sea
The ensuite shower room has a big shower cubicle with a pull down seat
and hand rail, wc and basin with lever taps, so is suitable for those
perhaps a little less dexterous.
Oppulent green and gold decor and the most stunning 180 degree panaramic
view in the house taking in both the Wigtown Bay Nature Reserve and the
new RSPB reserve at Baldoon - binoculars supplied.
Our star room with king size four poster bed, a lovely seating area in
the large bay to sit, relax and enjoy the view from.
There is also plenty of room for 1 or 2 single beds, thus making it suitable
for a family.
Hillcrest House Facilities
Z Bed available on request
Pets Welcome By Arrangement
Outdoor Play Area
No Smoking Permitted
Credit Cards Accepted
Wigtown is 6 miles off the A75 from Newton Stewart.
Hillcrest itself is located at the south end of the town, in a quiet residential
area which is only a few minutes walk from both the harbour and the centre
From Newton Stewart take the A714 south into Wigtown.
Come into town down the hill, past the school on the left.
At the T-junction with the town green in front of you, turn right, then
left opposite the Co-op towards Bladnoch.
After 150 yards turn left into Station Road and we are 100 yards on the
left, on the corner of Maidland place.
Click on either Multimap or Googlemap at the foot of this page to find
our exact location within Wigtown to assist you with your journey.
Coming from England and the East:
The A75 from Gretna and then Dumfries (allow 75 minutes) is usually a
steady drive that once you reach the Bay of Fleet gives up some particularly
fine coastal views.
A word of warning here for followers of SATNAVs; Several systems will
direct you to come off the A75 at Crocketford and take the A712 through
New Galloway instead. If you like a more challenging journey then this
is the way to come but you are unlikely to save any time.
Coming from Glasgow (it`s only 90 miles but you will
need over 2 hours):
The M77 to Ayr is definitely the most straightforward way to start, but
for an extra 10 to 20 minutes the A727 is a more picturesque route.
Beyond Ayr there are three principal alternatives:
a) Take the A713 to New Galloway and then the A712 to Newton Stewart.
Which is marginally the quickest route and takes you through more of the
Galloway Hills, but is also the highest route so can be most prone to
b) Continue on the A77 (or maybe cut west onto the scenic A719 coastal
road) to Girvan.
Then take the A714 to Newton Stewart.
This should only take an extra 5 minutes and is a less challenging drive
than the A712.
c) From Girvan you can continue towards Stranraer on the A77, following
Then turn left onto the A75 and about 4 miles before Newton Stewart you
can turn right onto the B733 through Kirkcowan and approach Wigtown from
This route will add 30 minutes to your journey but is the easiest drive.
Coming from Edinburgh (134 miles, allow at least 3 hours):
The fastest route is the A702 Biggar road to the A74(M), then the A701
to Dumfries and the A75 to Newton Stewart.
Alternatively if you have an extra half hour, stay on the A702 to Thornhill,
continuing to New Galloway and then the A712 to Newton Stewart. This is
the shortest and more picturesque route but is a slow road.
Finally, if you are coming from the West of the Capital you may well find
it just as quick to head for Glasgow and then turn south.
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