Self-catering holiday apartment for 2 in the Isle of Whithorn, South West Scotland

Comments from our Guest Book

“Brilliant apartment, lovely and comfortable stay was fantastic as always. Great weather, great scuba diving, great company, lovely and relaxing stay – looking forward to coming back. A must eat at the Steam Packet.”

May 2019.


“Our second stay at the apartment and as ever the weather was fantastic. The local pub was welcoming and we had a great time. Hollie and Harvey were at home and enjoyed the doggie welcome pack. We don’t want to leave! Thank You for another relaxing break.”

April 2019.


“What a fantastic place to call home. We have had a very relaxing break away from it all! The apartment’s layout, furnishings and facilities made our stay even better as everything has been thought of. The welcome box and note were a lovely welcome touch also. Already looking forward to our next visit, next time for a longer period as we have just had such an amazing time here. Thank You for everything.”

March 2019.


“We’ve had a great week of wonderful weather with lots of sunshine and breeze. Great for walking. On arrival not only were we met with a super collection of goodies, thank you Alison and Dave but with an amazing sunset. The location of Ninian’s Landing is brilliant with stunning cliff and beach walks in both directions. We enjoyed the wild primroses and a few bluebells coming out in the spring weather. We walked to Burrow Head and beyond and found, with some searching, the devils archway. St Ninan’s Cave is a must and if you are visiting in the next week or so the walk through the woods will be great with all the wild garlic and bluebells. Other highlights – Wigtown, RSPB reserve, Cruggleton Castle from Garlieston and the beach at Monreith. The apartment is bright, cheerful and a great place to relax. Thank you for letting us stay, I’m sure we will be back.”

March 2019.


“Tina and I have looked forward to coming back to No. 7 all year. It was great to see when we arrived that none of its charm had disappeared since our first visit. The welcome pack and customer service Alison and Dave provide are second to none and get the holiday off to a great start. We have had a great 10 days just resting, exploring a bit more of the area and the Steam Packet. Thanks and all the very best for 2019.”

Christmas and New Year 2018.


“We’ve had an absolutely fabulous time on the Isle of Whithorn. The apartment is so impressive, well-appointed and cosy with attention to detail that made our stay perfect. We really appreciated the treat basket with human and doggie goodies, even milk in the fridge. We’ve visited some stunning forests and beautiful beaches. There is certainly lots to see and do. Great dog walking locally and further afield. With a dog friendly pub serving great food next door and a tearoom overlooking the harbour everything is on your doorstep. We can’t wait to return again next year as there’s so much we haven’t seen yet.”

November 2018.


“What a fantastic apartment, everything has been considered. It’s all the little touches that make the difference. It’s beautifully finished and clean and having private parking is always great. Pet friendly apartments this well done are not always easy to come by.”

October 2018.


“What an ideal bolthole this is! No O2 phone signal is bliss. WIFI we cannot live without so having it here is great. Dog friendly is such a bonus. The whole population seem to love dogs. The apartment could not be bettered, everything to hand, clean and comfortable. We have been so lucky with the weather and had some fabulous walks – coastal, woodland, open fields, just acres of inspiring scenery then coming home to be fed at watered at the Steam Packet. A really excellent restorative week. Thank you.”

September 2018.


“We usually visit the Isle at least once a year with the dogs. It’s difficult to find accommodation that is pet friendly and we left things a little late! Thankfully we found Ninian’s Landing and we love the place! We enjoyed the bank holiday and the first class facilities at the apartment were the icing on the cake. We will definitely give the apartment another visit.”

August 2018.


“We had a really nice time, we were looking for a quiet seaside break and this turned out to be perfect. Lovely apartment, very clean and tidy. You can really tell that the owners thought of everything. Thanks for a lovely place to stay.”

August 2018.


“Had a great time, accommodation very good, clean and well equipped. We loved that everyone was dog friendly. Pepper now needs a diet due to all the dog treats she had. Lovely walks and really liked the gardens especially Glenwhan (beautiful and dog friendly).”

August 2018.


“Weather to compliment the wonderful countryside, people and Scottish welcome. Very much enjoyed the stay in your beautiful flat, everything available, will be coming back to stay again.”

June 2018.


“What a fabulous few days! Perfect accommodation, view, weather, walks and local pub. A useful guide from the post office. Thank you Alison for a wonderful stay and loved the treats and personal touches. Look forward to a return visit.”

May 2018.


“Great weather enabled lots of unhurried walking and exploring. Best bits – bus from Isle of Whithorn to Garlieston and walk back along the coast – beautiful bays and bluebell woods along the way. Monreith bay and the Maxwell otter memorial, very beautiful. Whithorn town trail, interesting visitor centre and priory. Wigtown – martyrs trail, old harbour and bird hide, lovers walk and windy hill. Beltie Books and coffee shop had great cakes/scones and tea and a lovely garden in which to enjoy it. Walking along the coast from the apartment in both directions was spectacular – coastal flowers stunning, seals playing on route to Burrow Head. Stonechats, oyster catchers and a fox were spotted on this stretch of coast. Sitting in the evening looking over the harbour and various bays around the headland, just lovely. Town walk around Newton Stewart – very interesting.”

May 2018.


“We had a lovely stay here in the Isle of Whithorn. The apartment was great. The decoration and treats were wonderful. That every utensil needed for cooking and cleaning was available also was a big plus. We made use of the map provided to go for long walks along this gorgeous bit of Scotland.”

April 2018.


“Thank you Alison for our wonderful stay. The apartment is lovely and we really appreciated all the little touches. It was a great base from which to explore. We thoroughly recommend Castle Kennedy Gardens and the Steam Packet Inn.”

April 2018.


“What a lovely apartment very much appreciated by all including Molly the cocker spaniel who liked the treats! The location is wonderful and the weather very good if somewhat windy. We had a lovely stay and would certainly recommend it to our friends with and without dogs.”

April 2018.


“Thanks Alison for an amazing flat, we loved the treats on arrival and the views are breath-taking. The flat is very comfortable and clean with so much thought put into make our stay delightful. Needless to say we loved eating and drinking at the Steam Packet in the evening. An absolute gem of a flat.”

January 2018.


“My wife and I have worked flat out together for the past year and we knew we needed to get away for a few days to recharge or batteries and boy did this place deliver. From the moment we pulled into the car park, entered the building and saw all the nautical artefacts we loved the place and opening the door to Number 7 only enriched our experience. Finding the lovely and thoughtful welcome tray and also the mini Christmas tree and crackers made us feel so welcome. Then seeing the view we would enjoy for the next 9 days confirmed to us how lucky we were to find Number 7 online. The end of our stay has arrived and we will truly miss the peace and tranquillity of the flat, Isle of Whithorn, the people, the local celebrity ‘Wee McAsh’ that we have met. Alison and Dave have a lovely holiday flat with some lovely touches that prove old fashioned customer care is still alive and well.”

Christmas and New Year 2017.


“Really enjoyed our stay. Lovely apartment, fantastic view. Thanks for the welcome pack. Loved the chocolates and biscuits. Would recommend a drive to see the red kites being fed – feeding 2pm every day. A fantastic experience. Eddie (the dog) enjoyed the walks and being allowed into the Steam Packet every evening. Thanks again.”

October 2017.


“We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay – you have a beautiful apartment. Thank you for all the little things to go the extra mile, we really appreciated it. We were visiting for a friend’s wedding and it was the perfect base for us. With all the wedding prep we didn’t get to explore as much as we’d like but that’s just an excuse to come back in the future.”

August 2017.


“Lovely apartment with stunning views. Loved the welcome pack for us and the dog! Will definitely be recommending this place to friends. We would recommend a day in Garlieston walking along the coast and tea at the Harbour Inn. We also loved the Craft Hotel in Wigtown for a dog friendly place for tea. However, we did spend most of our nights in the Steampacket next door. Thanks Alison we had a great time.”

August 2017.


“Thank you Alison and Dave. We have had a great time despite the weather being against our scuba diving project. You have a beautiful apartment, thoughtfully appointed, tastefully decorated with personal touches.”

August 2017.


“Lovely apartment, clean and appreciated the welcome pack – chocolates and shortbread were yummy. Enjoyed the gala and all the views. Dogs enjoyed the walks. Thank you xx”

August 2017.


“We have had lovely days here in the Isle of Whithorn. Your apartment is lovely, clean and really comfortable. Thank you very much for the lovely details you gave us the first day. It was really kind of you. We have been here 15 days full of long walks, no stress at all and really impressive sunsets. We have enjoyed so much that we are sure well come back. Thanks a lot to share your place with us.”

July 2017.


“We have had a most enjoyable stay at this lovely apartment, so clean and cosy and it was so nice to receive our welcome pack a lovely gesture and our dog enjoyed her treats. Such a great area to explore and good having the café and steam packet so near. The views from the apartment are beautiful, just such a relaxing place. We would certainly love to come back again. Thanks Alison.”

June 2017.


“Lovely apartment in a wonderful location. Steam Packet next door is great for food and beer! Just what we needed. Oh! And watching the swallows was an absolute bonus for me (my favourite bird). Thank you Alison. I’m so glad we made it and we most certainly will be back. Xx”

June 2017.


“A lovely few days in this v nice apartment. Wall to wall sunshine, great pub next door. What more could you want? The walk to Burrow Head was fabulous with loads of birds, seals, flowers but not for people with vertigo though. Thanks Alison, we really enjoyed it.”

May 2018.


“I found 7 Ninian’s Landing on Facebook. What a good find! We came here to celebrate my 70th birthday. We had a lovely greeting on the blackboard and a bottle of cava, a tin of biscuits and a bag of treats for the dog! We had a lovely week in a very clean and comfortable apartment. We would definately come again.”

April 2017.


“Lovely apartment, lovely area. Welcome pack was a lovely surprise. The Lighthouse at Galloway very much worth seeing. Ninian’s Cave a lovely walk. Steampacket inn was very good with friendly staff and customers. Lovely place to take a break.”

April 2017.


“Very well appointed apartment in a great location. Fantastic way to unwind for a few days.”

March 2017.


“Lovely place to stay for a few days. Apartment was great and the welcome pack, toiletries a lovely added touch to make us feel welcome. Beautiful views and lovely walks. Would recommend a trip to Garlieston and a wander along the coastal path. We ate in the Steampacket 2 nights and the food was amazing, highly recommend trying it. Thanks for a lovely place to stay for a winter break.”

February 2017.


“We were lucky enough to come across 7 Ninian’s Landing via Twitter and it has turned out to be a lovely, relaxing winter break away. Alison and Dave, the owners have a really well presented apartment that is cosy and very welcoming. From when we arrived and received the thoughtful welcome basket to bathrobes, fluffy towels, toiletries and more, they definitely have the customer number 1 in their minds. You don’t often get accommodation of this quality that is dog friendly but you get it here, 100%! Our Maisie felt very much at home. We hope to stay again in 2017. Try the Steampacket for food – excellent.”

December 2016.