The Maltings ref: UK5373

Lochans, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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10
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bedrooms
4
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
3
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Situated in the quiet village of Lochans, this spacious, detached house, with large beautifully landscaped gardens, lies in a quiet cul-de-sac and boasts views from the gardens over open countryside. The enclosed garden is ideal for children and pets to play in. Dogs are welcome, the first being free and any additional by arrangement and at an additional charge. The owners are also happy for you to use their garage to store outdoor equipment, wet clothes and muddy boots. The property is close to the town of Stranraer and offers an abundance of shops, restaurants, cafés, fishing and places of historical interest. The town’s main attraction is the Castle of St. John, a ruined four-storey tower house, built around 1500, which sits on a green in the main street.
Located only 5 miles away from the picture-postcard village of Portpatrick, with its beautiful bay and stunning views, the village lies at the start of the Southern Upland Way, popular with walkers. The area is steeped in history and the landscape diverse, its a haven for artists, birdwatchers and walkers. The Mull of Galloway, with its turf-roofed visitor centre, is Scotland’s most southerley point with amazing views of Ireland, England, Isle of Man and Scotland. Close by is the Castle Kennedy Gardens, with the castle, two lochs, a giant lily pond and an avenue of monkey puzzle trees. Logan Botanic Gardens are home to exotic ferns, palm trees and boasts a beautiful walled garden. Take the high speed ferry to Ireland from Cairnryan for a spot of sightseeing or a shopping trip in Belfast. Beach 3 miles. Local village shop/Post Office for basic provisions, 200 yards. Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and patio doors leading to garden.
Sitting room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining area: With double electric cooker, slow cookers, microwave and fridge/freezer, dishwasher, bread maker, liquidiser and coffee machine.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 3: With double bed and single bed.
Bedroom 4: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. 2 cots, 2 highchair and and stairgate. 2 2ft 6in Z beds available. Garage with freezer.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and gas BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a maximum occupancy of 10 guests.
  • Nearest town
    Stranraer
  • Shops
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    3.5 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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