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View from upstairs windowView from Monreith in the west toward the Mull of Galloway
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The Drill Hall, Whithorn

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The Drill Hall, Whithorn

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean2 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

The Drill Hall in Whithorn, in the Machars Region of Galloway, is a former Cameronian church turned WWII 'Dad's Army' drill hall turned community storeroom. In the mid 2000s it was lovingly transformed into the stunning home that we are now delighted to share with Airbnb guests. Whithorn is near the site of St Ninian's arrival, reputed to be the first to bring Christianity to Scotland. The light on hills and sea is remarkable, the people friendly, and historical/archaeological sites abound.


Hair dryer
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 7PM
Check out by 11AM


6 Reviews

Malcolm User Profile
July 2018
A mini palace with quirky style and very conscientious hosts
Carolyn User Profile
July 2018
A very warm welcome awaits you in a beautiful quiet location in a gem of a "burgh" on the Machars peninsula
Roger User Profile
June 2018
Catherine and Julian are amazingly thoughtful and gracious hosts. The parking is in the city center, with a short walk down Drill Hall Lane to the house. The house is beautifully appointed and furnished, with high ceiling in the entry hall, elegant dining living rooms. The gue…
Catherine User Profile
Response from Catherine:
Thanks so much, Roger. You and Kathe are welcome here any time. You have had such interesting lives! I'm glad we had just about enough time to get the precis. We loved that you took your time getting to know the Machars, and were delighted you could attend the pocket theatre presentation of Wuthering Heights with us. (Must re-read the novel!) Have a great rest of your trip and 'Haste ye back'!
June 2018
Megan User Profile
May 2018
Beautiful home right in the Main Street of Whithorn. Catherine and Julian were excellent hosts and very welcoming. Room was clean and bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was perfect. We will return.
Jon User Profile
July 2017
Great location for a few days away from it all. Fabulous breakfasts, we didn't bother with luncheon during our stay...
Sue User Profile
June 2017
The Drill Hall is a haven of beauty and luxury in a curiously remote part of Scotland. Our hosts could not have been more charming; the welcome, the ambience, the comfort and the catering are all of the very highest order. A real treat.

Hosted by Catherine

Whithorn, United KingdomJoined in April 2013
Catherine User Profile
14 Reviews
Charity development consultant; singer, violinist, hiker, traveller, naturalised Brit! My Airbnb co-host, Julian, is a consultant PR/communications expert for the fields of tourism, hospitality, and the arts. We were married at Salisbury Cathedral in 2014 and fled to Scotland i…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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