Cruggleton Lodge

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

A Galloway bolthole on an organically farmed estate. Close to a clifftop with sensational views and 600 acres to explore


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Negotiating a charming tangle of farm tracks to get here takes time, but when you reach this little Hansel and Gretel cottage you’re rewarded with wide sea views. To the other side are ancient trees, open fields and the ruins of a 13th-century castle.

Owners Ella and Finn restored the Georgian lodge from a crumbling shell. Cocoon yourself with iPod dock, DAB radio, books; buy organic meat from the estate, help yourself to their veg patch – the kitchen is super-equipped. The sitting room has a big sofa that can become an extra bed, and a tree-branch stair rail leads you up to bedrooms; a smaller twin room has castle views.

Walk along the cliffs to a sandy beach, hop in the car to shop or pub. Return for evening drinks in the courtyard, and a soak in the wood-fired hot tub while looking out to sea and stargazing. The estate also has a heated outdoor pool (open from spring), a tennis court and bikes to borrow.

Cruggleton Lodge - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The spectacular sea views
  • Meandering down to the beach
  • Chatting in the charming courtyard – lit at night – and having a dip in the wood-fired hot tub
Cruggleton Lodge - Gallery

You should know

  • The house is close to the cliffs and has an open staircase so not suitable for under threes
  • There isn’t much room for suitcases in the bedrooms
  • The pool (shared with other estate guests) is at the main house - 1 mile


  • 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 5pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights; 7 nights in high season. 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, hugely comfortable seating and a 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

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

From the cottage, the coastal path can lead you to a safe sandy beach in one direction or along a cliff top path to ruined 13th-century Cruggleton Castle in the other. The nearest village is Garlieston, just under a mile away, where you’ll find a charming harbour and a cosy pub, The Harbour Inn. The nearest towns are Whithorn, five minutes’ drive, considered the cradle of Christianity in Scotland, and Wigtown, the book lovers’ haven, 15 minutes. There’s a tennis court and heated outdoor pool on the estate which you’re welcome to use, along with an indoor games room and all-weather trampoline.

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.


Ella McCreath

Ella and her husband Finn live on their estate on the Galloway coast. They have a commercial organic dairy herd that produces milk and beef, and they grow their own vegetables. Their apartment in Edinburgh is managed by a letting agent and they will make all of the arrangements for your stay.