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 – 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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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


Dear Ella, thank you for letting us stay in beautiful Cruggleton Lodge. Everything was perfect! Especially the lemon drizzle cake and it was like a cloud and we had it every day for breakfast ! A real diamond in the world of self catering.x

Mhoira, Inverness

What an amazing place to relax and unwinding. We had heat, sun, hotter, sea, woodland. Bliss. Thank you so much Ella

Sophie, Bristol

What can I say ? 4th time here and the weather gets better every time. Glorious sunshine everyday. Never seen the woods looks nice. Bluebells and wild garlic everywhere. Just can’t get enough of the peace and quiet and homely atmosphere od Cruggleton Lodge. Will be back.

Darren and nicola, London

A stylish retreat both indoors and out. The warmth of the Aga combined with the minimalist decor, arty pieces and hugely comfortable seating - range of stunning views from each room sold it to us. Particularly liked the sheltered slabbed area with rattan patio furniture flower filled pots and hot tub.

Edna, Sawday's inspector

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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.