Cruggleton Lodge

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

A super-chic bolthole close to the clifftop, with sensational views. Stargaze from the hot tub, walk the coastal path, cycle, sail, fish


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Good things come to those who wait. Negotiating a charming tangle of farm tracks to get here takes time, but when you reach this little Hansel and Gretel cottage in the far southwest (once an estate lodge) you’re rewarded with spectacular sea views. To the other side are ancient trees, open fields and the ruins of a 13th-century castle. But the biggest surprise is inside. Painstakingly rebuilt by owners Ella and Finn from a crumbling shell, Cruggleton Lodge is not your average country retreat. Step inside to find pale oak floors, thick contemporary rugs, a wood-burner in cream, shutters for every window, and white walls hung with striking prints and stag’s horns. A tree-branch stair rail takes you upward, to a beautifully tiled bathroom; a delicious white sleigh bed glowing in the sun; a smaller twin room with castle views. Cocoon yourself with iPod dock, DAB radio, books, or buy organic meat from the estate โ€“ the kitchen is super-equipped. You can walk along the cliffs to a sandy beach, hop in the car to shop or pub, return for a soak in the wood-fired hot tub. It’s fabulous.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights; 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Children over three welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.


Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £580
1 Cottage for 4
From £803 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ella McCreath

  • Wigtown Scotlands national booktown with its annual festival is 10 minutes drive away.
  • Whithorn has an archaeological dig and is said to be the cradle of Christianity.
  • The Galloway hills, wonderful for deserted hill walking are 20 minutes drive.
  • Mountain biking routes at the 7 Stanes at Kiroughtree 25 minutes drive.
  • Natural beauty, peace and unrivalled Scottish views at Cruggleton Lodge.