Pend House & The Precinct House | Self-catering in Dumfries & Galloway | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Pend House & The Precinct House - Self-catering in Dumfries & Galloway

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George Street, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway
Scotland, United Kingdom

Julia Muir Watt Visit website
+44 (0)1988 500469 (landline)

Rich history with modern comforts in impeccably restored National Trust houses in a Scottish conservation area. Bird-rich beaches are close

Remember an age when wealthy Scots slept in four-posters, bathed (not often) in roll top tubs and boasted coats of arms. In medieval times, Pend House was gatehouse to Whithorn Priory; Precinct House is younger – only Georgian! On a street of pre-1820s dwellings in a conservation town near Scotland's bird-rich southwest coast, the two houses have been impeccably restored by Julia, with help from historians and archaeologists. In Pend's spacious, wood-panelled, low-beamed living room are tapestries, a wood-burner, a mannequin in body armour, period antiques and quality reproductions; up squiggly stairs, cabin beds and a romantic four-poster. Low windows glow by day, an electric fire by night. The kitchen is tiny (one cook only) but you dine at a big oak table or out in a walled courtyard in the evening sun. In Precinct House – Georgian, top to toe – you cook in the old byre and eat under a glass roof; a grandfather clock chimes and gas lamps light the way up to a vintage four-poster and single cabin bed. Under period authenticity lie modern comforts, from underfloor heating to DVDs artfully concealed in antiques.


Features
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Facilities

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception

Television

Barbecue

Dishwasher

Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles


Local points of interest from Julia Muir Watt:

Local points of interest from
Julia Muir Watt:

  • Bikes for hire in town; local cycling routes abound on quiet roads.
  • Whithorn's ecclesiastical site has existed from 397 AD, the earliest in Scotland.
  • Nearby Wigtown has a literary Festival in late September.
  • Ospreys, peregrines, and even a Golden Eagle, have been sighted locally.
  • Sandy beaches at Garlieston, Monreith and Port William.
  • Cliff walk from St Ninian's Cave, through the bluebell wood.
Points of interest

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 2 Houses for 3 - 4
Price:(i) £300 to£535 per week

Short breaks £210-£260.

Special Offer: Special breaks in June while spaces last ! - £275 for weekends available in June , £250 mid week breaks or 25% off weeks at our historic properties this month, and short breaks (phone 01988500469).

Booking info:

Meals:(i)

Never.

Closed:

Never.

Address:

George Street, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway


Accommodation:(i)
Self-catering Pend House (self-catering)
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Details
House ~ 1 double, 1 twin; 1 bath/shower room.
Price: (i) £ 300 to £ 535 per week
Self-catering The Precinct House (self-catering)
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Details
House ~ 1 double, 1 single; 1 shower.
Price: (i) £ 300 to £ 525 per week
Julia Muir Watt Visit website
+44 (0)1988 500469 (landline)