Self-catering Cottage

Knock Cottage was a 19th century Dame School provided by The Maxwell’s of Monreith
Estate to provide education for the surrounding children. The cottage is spacious and
bright with a Large Double Bedroom, adjoining dressing room; generous sized
Single Bedroom and a sun room where it is ideal to enjoy the sunset, while relaxing over
a jigsaw on the large table or reading, while the living room is inviting once the sun has

Now, modernised and extended, the cottage offers a warm, comfortable and clean self-catering residence, for short breaks or longer holidays, with accommodation for up to 3 visitors.

The cottage is furnished and maintained to a high standard throughout, whilst preserving some of the unique features attributed to the dame school.

The fully double glazed cottage includes:

  • Lounge with Freeview TV & DVD
  • Sunroom
  • Well fitted dining kitchen with cooker, fridge & equipment
  • 1 Double Bedroom with Dressing Room
  • 1 Single Bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bedlinen & towels provided

Check price & availability at, the agency through which all cottage bookings must be made. (Property Number: 2234)

Knock Cottage is situated opposite a ½ mile single track road leading to two fantastic
beaches & St Medan nine hole Golf Course which is overlooked by Gavin Maxwell’s
memorial bronze otter on the cliff top and provides fantastic views over Lucy Bay to the
Isle of Mull Lighthouse, or further afield to the Isle of Man and Ireland beyond.

Nestled and hidden between the quiet beach and Gavin Maxwell’s Otter is the ancient
church and church yard of Kirkmaiden.

Knock Cottage is located close the working harbour village of Port William, with a
licenced grocery shop, post office, old fashioned ironmongers and the locally volunteered
Life Boat Café, which provides wonderful sea views.

Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town is a place to visit for book lovers of all ages. Many
properties have opened their front parlours to accommodate thousands of books.
Wigtown also hosts the annual book festival attracting many famous authors.

Whilst the Machars benefits from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream and hosts
various Gardens, a trip to Logan Royal Botanical Gardens is a must with its many exotic
plants and trees. The 200 year old, newly renovated lowlands whisky distillery near
Wigtown offers tours and café. Enjoy the rugged coast line, sandy beaches & many
walks close by, with cycling at the 7 Stanes Galloway Forest park, along with many lochs
to explore only a short drive away.

The Whithorn Way, a newly mapped walking path follows much of the westerly
pilgrimage route which has been travelled on for over 1000 years, along with
archaeological sites close by.

Knock Cottage is a fantastic base to explore all South West Scotland has to offer or
simply to relax and unwind in an area where time stands still.

Entry to the cottage from 4pm on the day of arrival, Departure on final day is requested by 10am.