Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Wigtown
bed and breakfast accommodation in Wigtown

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Arduaine Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Machars peninsula, Galloway

Guest House in coastal Wigtown, Wigtown Bay - Solway Firth / Galloway, Scotland
Wigtownshire in Galloway:  -  One of  "The 50 Most Authentic Places on Earth" 
(British Airways magazine)             

“A warm welcome, immaculate accommodation. Relaxed & pampered with good food - such a treat to be here.”

Professor & Mrs F, Leicestershire   5***** Tripadvisor-Reviews     more Guest Reviews

For the discerning Couple :  -  The 2-Room "Master Suite"

>Creative  >Inspired  >Comfortable  >>>Uncompromising.


Unwind - experience quality & peace at Arduaine, our large cottage style guest house - in the small rural village of Wigtown "Scotland's Book Town" and Fair Trade Town, a mile from Bladnoch Distillery - Scotland's most southerly, and less to Wigtown Golf Course.

  • Stylish with exemplary space, 18' long (25sqm) Master Bedroom, en-suite; 24sqm lounge two steps across the hall from your bedroom - both have modern wood floors: this is the 2 Room Master Suite with large Super-King size bed (or Twin), opulent Egyptian cotton bedding, covetable toiletries; ground floor & quiet - no children on the premises
  • Non-smoking
  • Outstanding breakfasts, home baked bread - taste the difference!
  • Special diet on request: wheat free & gluten free, prepared by your coeliac hostess; fair trade tea /coffee.
  • Quiet village location with invigorating sea air, a couple of minutes walk into countryside, and round the corner from restaurants, cafés, book shops, art gallery, craft shops
  • Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve (Britain's largest) with bird hide at estuary 10 minutes walk
  • Private car parking
  • Drying Room
  • Your own house key : Relax & unwind - - exclusive use of lounge

Neil Oliver from BBC2-TV 'Coast' is enthusiastic about this authentic area and features it in several of his 'Coast' series on TV.  "Galloway is stunning - there is no more beautiful part of Britain, no more beautiful part of the world than the Galloway coast" (Neil Oliver)

Wigtown on the Machars peninsula in Dumfries & Galloway is the perfect

destination as a base for:-

  • Birdwatching - "Autumnwatch" and especially "Springwatch" in Feb / March; most of the 6 species of geese on Winter migration in Dumfries & Galloway can be found in Wigtownshire, e.g.thousands of Pink-footed Geese and hundreds of Barnacle Geese from Arctic Svalbard, also Whooper Swans in the saltmarshes/merse at Wigtown. Ranger-led events in March.
  • Wigtown Book Festival, annual literary celebration with over 150 events:  Fri 23 Sept to Sun 2 Oct 2011.  “A must-attend event in Scotland’s cultural calendar”Festival recommendation by The Times   One of the “best autumn festivals in the world” Festival recommendation by the  It's wise to book your accommodation early (before programme is published end of July / early Aug 2011) if you want to make a holiday of it in combination with touring the area, sightseeing, walking, golf.
  • Historic Stately Homes: Dumfries House one of the previous family residences of the Marquess of Bute; or Drumlanrig Castle one of the family seats of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry
  • Many romantic ruins of castles, a dozen fine gardens from Castle Kennedy Gardens to Glenwhan (free to RHS members) or the Logan Royal Botanic, National Trust properties Culzean Castle, Broughton House & Garden, Threave House & Garden; then Historic Scotland's Cairn Holy prehistoric burial chambers and huge standing stones dating from 6000 to 4000 BC, one of the best preserved stone-circle in Scotland, Celtic Crosses, the unspoilt scenery of coast and cliffs, harbour villages, the highlands of the Galloway Hills, heather moorland, tranquil Scottish lochs - scenery, which captures your heart !
  • Outdoor activities with golf, cycling, hill walking, coastal rambles.
  • A peaceful 'get away from it all' holiday.
  • A book lover's heaven: about a dozen 2nd hand book businesses in Scotland's National Book Town - but a small Royal Burgh village.
  • Tour Bladnoch Distillery and taste their single malt whisky.
  • Ancestral research / family history: churchyard records at library.
  • Ferry to Ireland : just 45 minutes drive to Stranraer / Cairnryan ferry ports.

'Scotland in a Nutshell', Dumfries and Galloway has got everything what you expect to find in Scotland:  scenery, history, golf, food and drink - with quiet roads - - - and 239 miles / 385 km of coastline, featured on Neil Oliver's BBC2-TV 'Coast'.

Arduaine is quietly hidden away in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town at the sea, a small historic Royal Burgh.

Views over Wigtown Bay, the Solway Firth, and the mountains of the Galloway Hills (Merrick 2,764' / 843m). We are an ideal base for wild geese  such as Barnacle Geese from Arctic Svalbard in winter, ospreys and sea birds in summer, birding & bird watching (4 RSPB and 1 WWT reserve), golf, cycling, 7stanes mountain biking, hill walking, coastal walks onto cliffs and along the shore, garden visits, meeting nationally known collectible artists in their hide-away studios or for some retail-therapy when visiting art galleries, antiques shops, crafts shops, browsing the many book shops (80,000 books in the largest), - or simply relaxing with the invigoratingly clean and fresh sea air in these tranquil surroundings. For car tours simply follow Arduaine's illustrated guide to 12 Scenic Drives - some of the best you can do in Scotland - all starting & ending at your B&B, Arduaine. See & Do

Ordnance Survey Maps are provided; also folders with extensive visitor information on the wider area, cycle maps, details on over 20 golf courses reachable in less than one hour - 1 Golf Course in Wigtown, 4 others within 30 min drive, some bordering the coast !

Personal opinion of just one or our guests:

"A five star B and B in every respect - most comfortable accommodation,

gourmet food and managed by very helpful and professional hosts."

Mr & Mrs N and S McH, Ontario / Canada   -   26 June 2010

Your hosts, Barbara and David Lever offer first class Scottish hospitality with beautifully appointed accommodation, and for breakfast fairtrade tea / coffee and your choice from a varied menu with the popular 'Farmer's Breakfast' or the traditional Scottish Breakfast or a lighter option, and will ensure that a stay at this unique bed and breakfast guest house will be a truly relaxing experience with pleasant memories to take back home.

The Master Suite: >creative >inspired >comfortable >>>uncompromising

  • Lounge 16' long (24sqm), two steps across the hall from the Master Bedroom on the ground floor

          - with armchairs and luxury leather sofa, comfort is essential.

  • Master Bedroom,  - 25 square metres of exemplary space, en suite, also ground floor,

          Super-King (extra large Double) bed (or Twin beds), -  stylish & elegant

We are delighted to have received excellent reviews by guests who have stayed at Arduaine. Click here to read these reviews.

Guests’ rooms and owners' accommodation are in separate wings of the large, modern bungalow cottage, giving privacy to both guests and resident owners.

Asthma & Allergy sufferers:  There are no animals on the premises. All floors are cleaned with water: hardwood floors in bedroom and sitting room (both with rugs). If you wish, rugs in the bedroom can be removed before your arrival; they are made of wool, cotton, man-made fibres. The porch has a fitted dirt trapping dust-buster carpet. Beds are made up with 100% cotton bedding. Duvets & pillows are made of man-made fibres. Please advise if you are allergic to feathers as the feather-filled chair cushion is then removed before your arrival.

Unwind after arrival  -  with complimentary 'Afternoon Tea': 

a piece of homebaking and a refreshing pot of "fair trade" tea, served in our antique Scottish Silver Tea Pot !

(tea/coffee making facilities - fair trade - are also in the master suite)

We are a non-smoking residence (Scottish law, March 2006).

Animal free house.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets.

Regrettably, unsuitable for children.

Allow yourself to be spoilt -
and bring your slippers to experience perfect comfort !

Distant view of the Galloway Hills and Wigtown (Wigtown Bay starts behind the spire)

Wigtown Bay - Solway Firth and its coast in a tranquil mood, from Covenanter's Monument, Wigtown

Comfort and peace at Arduaine B&B cottage guest house, all rooms ground floor, car parking, access all day

Beautifully appointed, stylish en-suite master bedroom with white 100% cotton bedding, spacious and elegant

Relax & unwind in the utterly comfortable guest lounge


Where the contrasting landscape is permanent - the rhythm of the sea infinite,
with the dramatic play of light on the land & on the sea.
Wigtownshire in Galloway - South West Scotland
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