Wonderfully located on the quayside, in the harbour village of the Isle of Whithorn just yards from the yacht moorings, these attractive holiday apartments form part of the renovation of the original fishermen’s warehouses and enjoy glorious views over the harbour and sea. Situated in the heart of Galloway amidst some of the finest scenery in southern Scotland, they are ideally located to explore the breathtaking scenery and areas of outstanding natural beauty, wilderness and romance. From the Galloway Hills with their many hidden lochs, burns and waterfalls to the beautiful Solway coastline with sandy beaches, rocky coves and picturesque villages to explore. Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest local reserve in the UK. It has internationally recognised significant numbers of pink-footed geese, greylag geese, many species of duck and wading birds visiting in autumn and winter. Visit the Interpretation Centre where you can view by video camera the Galloway ospreys during their nesting season (April to August), or the local wetlands for the rest of the year.
Take a look at the distillery at Bladnoch established in 1814 which offers a large shop and guided tours, or meander around Wigtown appreciating the high quality gift shops, small gallery, excellent plant nursery, numerous book shops and many cafés. The southern Scotland region boasts an exceptional number of absorbing activities, whatever you’re after - from spending a quiet afternoon with a rod and reel beside one of the area’s many excellent rivers, or pushing yourself to the limit along a challenging 7 Stanes cycle track. Horse riding, golf, sailing, diving and numerous walks are available in the area and with its famously mild climate and the balmy influence of the Gulf Stream, Galloway is home to some of the most beautiful and exotic gardens. Shops, pubs and restaurants 200 yards.
All on first floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Elec CH, elec and bed linen inc. Freesat TV. DVD. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 10 yards from unfenced harbour.
Customer Reviews of The Clamshell, Isle of Whithorn - sleeps 2
1st comment: We stayed in March 2012, so the weather wasn’t too good. However, the flat was immaculately clean when we arrived. The owners, who live nearby were very friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful.The location is perfect, with wonderful views out over the bay and harbour, and a good pub/restaurant next door, and lovely walks right on the doorstep. March 2012.
2nd comment: Great location, excellent hosts, great accommodation, 10 out of 10. Aug 2011.
3rd comment: Great accommodation, wonderful walking nearby and friendly pub with good food next door. A great holiday. May 2011.
4th comment: Immaculate and comfortable apartment with stunning view of the harbour. Easy to find and conveniently situated for local services. Very friendly and helpful owners live in adjacent property. June 2011.
5th comment: The accommodation was excellent. Very modern and clean with excellent views. The village and pub are very dog friendly and there was lot of nice walks at easy reach from the flat. March 2011.
6th comment: Modern and well designed, comfortable bed with enormous duvet. Everything sparkling clean. Sept 2010.
7th comment: It was fresh and clean. The owner was very friendly and informative. Sept 2010.
8th comment: Property was modern, clean, fresh - everything had a very ’new’ feel to it. In a lovely setting with lovely views. Owners incredibly helpful & friendly. Aug 2010.
9th comment: This is a new conversion and done to a very high standard. There was nothing we didn’t like about the property. July 2010.