Spoutwells - The Bullpen ref: UK5288

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Private Hot Tub 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

Providing the perfect base from which to unwind and relax in, The Bullpen is a beautiful, semi-detached barn conversion, set on a small working farm just a mile from the busy town of Stranraer, yet close to everything this beautiful corner of south west Scotland has to offer. Converted with care and attention to detail, the open plan living space is a particularly attractive and spacious room, which is enhanced even more so with the high vaulted ceiling. Beautifully presented to a good standard, this holiday home provides idyllic accommodation for couples, within the grounds of the owners’ home.
This area of Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches, which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. There are many beautiful gardens to explore, including the world renowned Logan Botanical Gardens. The area boasts many pretty little ports such as Sandhead, Portpatrick and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve, where thousands of sea birds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. Walking is a delight, whether clifftop, beaches, hills or forests and the Southern Upland Way passes close by. Perfect for cycling enthusiasts, the world famous 7stanes is within easy reach. If you prefer shooting or golf, there are many facilities nearby, and the County Course is just a short drive away. Stranraer offers a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Nearby Cairnryan is home to the Stena Line ferry, making a day trip to Ireland a great day out. Beach 1½ miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance (level access at the rear). All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space:
With vaulted ceiling.
Living area:
With 42" 4K HD Freeview TV, Blu-ray player and patio doors leading to courtyard.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, walk-in shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Hot tub for 4 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Stranraer
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    ½ mile
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    1½ mile
  • Lake
    1 mile

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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

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.

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.

River Cree

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

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.

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.

Galloway Activity Centre

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

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.

Buittle Reservoir

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

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.

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