The Precinct House, Whithorn


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September and October 2017 Offers at The Pend, Precinct House and Faldarroch Farm

We are currently offering a 25% discount on a week-long stay at The Pend, Precinct House and Faldarroch Farm during September and October 2017. We regret this offer does not include any bookings made prior to 15 September 2017. Click here for prices and availability.

Two centuries younger than its next door neighbour The Pend, Precinct House echoes back to a time when Whithorn's medieval streets were being refashioned in the Scottish Georgian vernacular style. The house is made up of two buildings joined together by a glass atrium, perfect for sunny indoor dining.
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The name refers to an early monastic precinct, which was divided up to make the gardens of later houses. Period fire grates, Georgian furniture and a magnificent four-poster bed create a faithful reconstruction of the house as it originally stood.
 
Accommodation details

  • 2 storey
  • Sleeps 3 - 1 double, 1 small single with compact box bed
  • Sitting room
  • Glass-roofed dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Shower room
  • Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and barbeque
  • Free wifi (telephone calls up to one hour also free)
  • Under floor oil-fired central heating
  • Open fire - 1 bag of fuel provided
  • Parking available on the front street
  • Public transport accessible
  • EPC Rating: E40

 
About Whithorn
The Precinct House lies at the heart of the Outstanding Conservation Area of Whithorn, one of Scotland's oldest settlements and once the seat of Celtic Christianity.
 
Visiting Whithorn Priory you will join a long line of Royal pilgrims, from Edward II of England through to Robert the Bruce, James IV and Mary Queen of Scots. 15th century pilgrims from Europe were required to obtain a badge from the priory as proof of their visit - the precursor to today's passports. The ruins of the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral and its adjacent crypts are only an echo of the grand structure that would once have stood.
 
Whithorn is famed for its outstanding local produce and is at most three miles in any direction from the sea. At nearby Garlieston the shallow sandy beach is very suitable for toddlers and young children, since there is no deep water.
 
About the area
Whithorn lies at the south end of the Machars, or 'plains of Galloway', a peninsula surrounded by sea on three sides and, rich dairy farm country on the fourth.
 
Inhabited since the Bronze Age, the surrounding countryside is an archaeological treasure trove. Ten miles away, Wigtown, Scotland's new Book Town, is home to a variety of bookshops and hosts a literary festival in September, as well as fairs and regular markets.
 
Things to do

  • Pull on your hiking boots and head to the Southern Uplands, half an hour's drive away, for some challenging hill walking.
  • The Galloway Forest Park is home to the UK's first Dark-Sky Park, a hotspot for stargazing, due to its pitch black unpolluted skies.
  • Rock and harbour fishing, golf and off-road driving for the adventurous are available nearby.
 
Getting there
To reach Whithorn, turn south at the Newton Stewart roundabout on the A714 following signs to Whithorn. < Less

Services

Assistance dogs onlyCD playerChild's cotChild's highchairColour televisionDishwasherDVD playerEating out Facilities within 2 milesFacilities for outdoor dryingFreezerMicrowaveNo smokingOpen firePayphoneProperty available for festive breaksProperty available for winter breaksPublic transport accessibleRadioShaver pointVideo recorderWasher drierWiFi

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Facilities nearby

Bird-watchingCycling FishingGolfHill walkingSailing/water sportsShooting/stalking

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Green Tourism Award

Green Tourism Award - Silver

Holiday details

  • 4 days (Mon - Fri) starting on the 12th March 2018
  • Cost of your holiday £210.00
  • Dates 12th March 2018 - 16th March 2018
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