Sawmill Cottage ref: UK10049

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This cosy, semi-detached hideaway is situated on the beautiful Dunskey Estate with wonderful walks directly from the door. The owner lives on site and is on hand should you need advice or assistance during your stay. A short walk through the estate takes you into the village of Portpatrick with its charming harbour and superb views out to sea. The surrounding coastline is simply stunning with clifftop walks, rocky coves and sandy beaches. With the Southern Upland Way passing close by, the area offers everything from gentle walks to challenging hikes. There are also many coastal villages to explore in the area. The town of Stranraer is 7½ miles away with shops, restaurants, pubs and the Castle of St John.

Wildlife is abundant with many unusual species including pine martens, golden eagle, ospreys, red deer, red squirrels and the natterjack toad. The RSPB Mull of Galloway Visitor Centre and Lighthouse with thousands of nesting birds on the cliffs is well worth a visit. At the northern end of the Rhins Peninsula is Corsewall Lighthouse with a restaurant and bar.

Enjoy sea fishing from Portpatrick and both trout and salmon fishing close by. Other country pursuits are available including shooting and riding. Golf is also available with Dunskey Golf Course in the village and Lagganmore, 2 miles. For an alternative day out, day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. Beach ¾ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room
: With wood burner, 40’’ Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric hob, oven/grill combined, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Bedroom: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Shower room
: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included, remainder £5 per bag. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Lawned courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Stranraer
  • Shops
  • Distance
    7½ miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    7.5 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

Things to do nearby

River Urr

At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.

The Machars Cycling Routes
The Machars Cycling Routes

These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

Drumlanrig Castle

Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.

Loch Ken

Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

River Bladnoch and Tarf Water

Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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