Tide's Reach - Self-catering cottage in southwest Scotland-Idle Hour Holidays, Southwest Scotland

Self-catering Accommodation

Tide's Reach
Formerly Water's Edge 

Holiday Cottage in Dumfries and Galloway

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Situated right by the harbour at Garlieston, near Wigtown, on Scotland's Solway Coast,
‘Tide's Reach' is a stylish modern mews house enjoying views across the bay to the 18th century fishing village. 
The house is a stone’s throw from the beach, and will sleep 4 people in 4 star comfort.


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We are proud have been offering high quality self-catering holidays in Southwest Scotland since the summer of 2007, and are delighted at the positive feedback we have had from our guests in this time. Tide's Reach was our second property, added in 2009 and, situated right on the waterfront of a harbourside development in the quaint fishing village of Garlieston, has proved very popular with guests . 

The property offers a great base for exploring the natural and historic delights of the Galloway region, and is furnished to a very high standard - rated 4-star by Cottages.com.  After 8 successful seasons and some glowing reviews, you can be assured the cottage will be spotlessly clean and ready for you to enjoy a comfortable and restful stay.



‘Tide's Reach' features one twin and one double (en suite) bedroom and house bathroom (with shower over bath) on the first floor. Downstairs is a spacious and airy open-plan living area, with well-equipped modern kitchen (with ceramic hob, oven, microwave, washer-dryer, fridge and freezer), alcove The view from the balconydining area and comfortable lounge with digital tv and dvd player.  There is a downstairs cloakroom and w/c - ideal for families with small children or anyone with mobility problems. We can provide a travel cot and high chair on request.

The house is finished to a high standard, with a good range of equipment and comfortable modern furnishings throughout, and of course is fully centrally heated (electric panel radiators). All bed linen and towels are included in the rental price. Views of the harbour and sea can be enjoyed from most windows, but most strikingly from the balcony of the master bedroom at the rear, looking across the Bay to the old village and hills.

    Open plan Living areaWell-equipped modern kitchen
Master bedroomTwin Bedrroom

There is a small private courtyard (not fully enclosed) to the rear of the property, while at the front is a communal courtyard area overlooking the slipway, leading down to allocated parking for one car.  Further off street parking is available nearby. A good-sized free boat park has recently been constructed, less than 100 yards from the property, making it easier for guests to bring a boat to explore the coast by sea, with the village slipway immediately in front of the property.  A small children's play area is situated within the development, within view of the front door. A number of lovely coastal walks start right from the front door.

View from our front door

The Bay, seen from just outside our front door.

Comments from guests consistently mention how clean, comfortable and welcoming they have found ‘Tide's Reach', and Wyndham Vacation Rentals have consistently rated the property as Four Star.

Up to two dogs are welcome at a small extra charge – just ensure they have their own bed and are not allowed on beds or sofas, and please ensure your dog is kept on the lead in the communal areas of the development.

Parents of small children should note that much of the nearby harbour is unfenced, and ensure children are suitably supervised at all times. 

Key Features

Peaceful harbourside location
Choice of coastal walks on the doorstep
Balcony with views over the Bay to the village
Washing machine & tumble drier
Ensuite master bedroom
Dogs welcome (£10 pw charge)
Local pub serving excellent food - less than 1/4 mile


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Location Notes

Some of our reviews on TripAdvisor:

Gorgeous,spacious,well equipped house in an idylic location. 

“Spotless accommodation with beautiful views from the balcony.” 

A very peaceful area with great walks on the beach or the nearby woods.

Immaculate accommodation, beautifully decorated, spotless, cosy and well equipped with lovely fresh bedding and towels.

The balcony was perfect for sitting and relaxing, with the evening sun beaming straight on to it and the wonderful scenery, with the beach just a stones throw away and the hills in the distance.

The kitchen was perfect for cooking a family meal and a good seating area to sit and enjoy it.
Simply wonderful!

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Tide's Reach seen from the harbour car park


 Prices for 2018 range from £325 to £650 per week. Short breaks of 3 or more nights are available during Low Season, from £195 for 3 nights, and may be available (subject to availability) at up to 2 weeks notice throughout the Summer. Discounts are normally available for late bookings and for couples holidaying alone.

We normally ask for payment by cheque, but can also accept Paypal, or online bookings via Freetobook


For details of availability, to make a provisional booking, or to request a brochure, please fill out our online Booking enquiry , or contact us on  01556 612322 or 07952 240292, or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]




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