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Ellangowan Hotel

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Overview of Ellangowan Hotel

Ellangowan Hotel

3 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
St. John Street, Creetown, Newton Stewart, Scotland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCardoness Castle13 min drive
  • Popular LocationMossyard Beach14 min drive
  • Popular LocationWigtown Square17 min drive

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About this area

Newton Stewart

Ellangowan Hotel is located in Newton Stewart. Stewartry Museum and The Whitehouse Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Cairn Holy Chambered Cairn and Broughton House.

What's nearby

  • Cardoness Castle - 13 min drive
  • Mossyard Beach - 14 min drive
  • Mill on the Fleet - 14 min drive
  • Wigtown Square - 17 min drive
  • Cally Gardens - 17 min drive


  • Lairds Inn - 19 min walk
  • Marrbury Smokehouse - 5 min drive
  • Crafty Distillery - 8 min drive
  • The Cree Inn - 8 min drive
  • Brew Ha Ha - 8 min drive

About this property

Ellangowan Hotel

3-star inn in Newton Stewart with free parking
The Ellangowan Hotel was designed by a Reading architect to be one of the first purpose built hotels in Western Scotland, & was built in 1898. It was a coaching inn used by ferry travellers between England & Northern Ireland. Christian Pilgrims stayed & caught the ferry across the river Cree to St Ninians Cave and Chapel, the Saint who brought Christianity to Scotland in the 6th Century.

In 1973, the Ellangowan rooms & bar was made famous by Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward & Brit Eckland in the 1973 classic cult movie, 'The Wicker Man'

The hotel has a 30-60 cover restaurant, a classic public & lounge licenced bars, pool table, 10 ensuite bedrooms including a 4 poster bed, access to half acre of gardens, & for 2019 a drying room & cycle workshop.

Local Creetown bowling green, 2 museums, a children's play area with a zip wire, tennis court, heated swimming pools (Summer only), a 900 metre hill, woodland walks, national cycle route 7, kirroughtree/7stanes cycle routes, fishing and shooting.
Ellangowan Hotel offers 8 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Swimming pool

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shower


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Ellangowan Hotel
Ellangowan Hotel Newton Stewart
Ellangowan Newton Stewart
Ellangowan Hotel Inn
Ellangowan Hotel Newton Stewart
Ellangowan Hotel Inn Newton Stewart

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 57 reviews
5 - Excellent 11%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 57 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 23 out of 57 reviews
3 - Okay 40%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 57 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 57 reviews
1 - Terrible 11%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
There was a terrible smell of chips from the kitchen pervading the whole building I understand there will be new owners now they have some work to do as fundamentally this place could workwell
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Lovely for a few nights in the area
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was clean although, in particular the bathroom, needs to see some renovation work.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Abandoned night
I have left a review of this hotel. I booked using a bonus night. Impressed as i am with 98% of hotels booked via your site i have rarely been so dissapointed. I was travelling thorugh Dumfries and Galloway this hotel at a mid way stop over seemed ideally situated for our plan. Upon arrival at 1:45pm all the doors were locked there seemed to be no life in the hotel I knocked upon all doors and looked through the available windows... the net curtains of which were grey dirty and looked like they had never been cleaned.... the paint was peeling and seemed to have been on for 30 years or more. There was moss and plants growing out of the gutters And the hotel looked abandoned There was dirt on the doors that looked like it had been there years . As we were cold and hungry and hoping for a place to relax and get a shower we were upset that the doors were locked and no answer when knocked on the doors. We went to the gem museum nearby for a warm and some food Then returned to see if the doors were open They were not open .. . So we drove the 150 mile three hour journey home and aborted our final holiday plans. No one called to ask why we didnt checkin and i assumed therefore that the hotel was empty as i previously thought. I am completely dissapointed with my experience at the hotel i could not get into. There was a two star certificate in window but it looked old. The hotel from the outside looked nothing like the photo on your site. Regards ian Gregg
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018