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Check Out This Wonderful Newton Stewart Holiday Cottage

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Are you looking for a great Newton Stewart holiday cottage?

Well check out this little gem, Minnow Cottage. It’s a great choice because;

  • It’s right beside the River Cree and the river runs past all the rooms – it’s gorgeous
  • It’s dog friendly (although there is limited space at the cottage outside for dogs)
  • There is a wonderful log burner inside the cottage
  • The cottage is cosy and comfortable with adjustable electric heaters
  • It is easy to walk into the lovely town of Newton Stewart from the cottage
  • There is parking right outside the cottage
  • The neighbours are very friendly


Read on to check out my review of Minnow Cottage

Week Long Stay in Newton Stewart Holiday Cottage with 2 Dogs

In November 2020 I spent a lovely week in a Newton Stewart holiday cottage called Minnow Cottage, a one bedroom cottage bungalow set right beside the River Cree, so close it was almost in the River Cree actually!

Newton Stewart is a lovely part of Dumfries and Galloway with Wigtown on the doorstep plus the most Southerly point in Scotland, the Mull of Galloway not far away. There is plenty to see and do nearby.

Check out this review of my week long Newton Stewart holiday cottage stay including things to do in the area and a video tour of my super cute Newton Stewart holiday cottage.

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Newton Stewart Bridge

Newton Stewart

2. The Town Itself

Newton Stewart is a market town with a traditional high street, set alongside the banks of the River Cree. It has a population of 3,500 people.

The town itself has a good selection of independent shops including a gift shop, wool shop, home hardware, newsagents, convenience stores, two banks, two launderettes, two filling stations, a clothing shop, and several cafes.

There are also two larger supermarkets – a Sainsbury and an Aldi store.

The town is close to the Galloway Forest Park and also close to the coast.

Check out my detailed review of Newton Stewart including things to do

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Minnow Cottage, View from Terrace

3. Newton Stewart Holiday Cottage – Minnow Cottage

Minnow Cottage is a one bedroomed holiday cottage Newton Stewart set right beside the River Cree. It is located in Reid Terrace and has parking for one car outside in the shared parking area.

The main room has a wood burning stove in it and there was a small supply of logs on arrival. There is a very large picture window with a fantastic view of the River Cree. There is a small table for 2 people located in the main room as well.

The lounge has a TV that has Netflix and Freeview TV channels. There are also a selection of DVDs and books for guests.

The heating is provided by oil filled radiators powered by the solar energy panels on the roof. They have a timer that can be adjusted to suit.

It’s hard to get a sense of how close to the river this Newton Stewart holiday cottage actually is just from photos, from the video you can see much better. It was so close it was almost in the river.

I particularly enjoyed watching the river levels change and noticing the changing sound of the River too.

Minnow Bedroom

  • The bedroom has a double bed that sits in a built in unit with wardrobes on either side of the bed, bedside tables, and cupboards over.
  • There is a great view of the river from the bed and another oil filled radiator.

Minnow Kitchen

  • The kitchen has an induction hob with double cooker underneath.
  • There is a freezer and fridge in the kitchen and a double butler sink that looks over the river.
  • The kitchen has a plinth heater which warms the room up quickly.
  • There is also a microwave.

Minnow Bathroom

  • There is an electric shower.
  • The heat comes from a fan heater and a heated towel rail.
  • There is a vanity unit with a built-in washbasin.

4. Newton Stewart Holiday Cottage Stewart Video Review

Check out my video review of this fabulous Newton Stewart holiday cottage, Minnow Cottage below.

5. Newton Stewart Holiday Cottage – Summary

  • Minnow Cottage was a fabulous stay for me and my two tiny dachshund dogs
  • The cottage was the perfect escape
  • I loved the ever-changing views of the river and the ever-changing sound
  • The wood burner was amazing and made for cosy evenings
  • Newton Stewart was a lovely village with some nice shops and cafes
  • It was great being able to adjust the heating to suit my needs myself

6. Newton Stewart Holiday Cottage – Pros and Cons


  • Fabulous location with river views from nearly every room
  • Easy walk into the town centre
  • Wonderful log burner which gave out plenty of heat


  • The garden area was a very small patio area, ideal for smaller dogs but perhaps not larger ones or ones that might jump over the wall

7. Minnow Cottage Booking

You can book Minnow Cottage by contacting the owners directly through their website

8. Looking for a Newton Stewart Holiday Cottage?

Check out some fab holiday cottages available in the area including;

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Cree Hideaway

  • 1 Bedroom Cottage
  • Dog Friendly
  • Amazing views
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Hilltop Rest

  • Dog friendly
  • Single storey
  • 2 bedrooms
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Longforth Farm Lodge

  • Two bedrooms
  • Open plan
  • Hot Tub

Check out more holiday cottages in the area here.

Further Reading

If you have found this Newton Stewart holiday cottage article useful then check out my week long stay in a cracking Forres Self Catering cottage which was wonderful too.

Check out my guide to Newton Stewart – it’s a great little town with plenty to do in the surrounding area

Find more travel ideas on my Travel Inspiration page

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