Coachman ref: UK31435

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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4
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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
2
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No pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Revealing a fascinating glimpse into its ancient stables heritage, Coachman sits at the heart of the courtyard within a rural idyll, binding a classically Grade II listed exterior with rustic interiors. It features original wood panelled walls and chimneys and two bathrooms. The living room boasts original features from the turn of the century, including original oak panelling, and lovely fireplace. Streaming light from the window and door glass panels also provides views of the woodlands, framed by abundant hydrangea blooms. Indian-blue velvet sofas with gold accents and a highly curated selection of fine arts provide a boutique feel. The kitchen has been restored from its original form, and you’ll find fascinating nooks and crannies for storage within the original range which has stood in its place since the 1900s.
The window at the sink provides glimpses into the ’pleasure ground’, an area at Dunskey that is dedicated to our botanical walled garden, the vegetable garden, and the maze. The historic cobblestone courtyard at Coachman is one of its most charming features. Painted drawers and outdoor vanity full of plants and whimsical touches will encourage you to linger in this enclosed outdoor space. The stables mahogany dividers create a private space for reading and lounging in the sun. Just a few steps away is the lovely and utterly private walled garden. Upstairs, the master bedroom showcases a handpainted mural that is guaranteed to get hearts swooning. Super kingsize bed, eclectic artworks, and mid-century inspired furnishings ensure a comfortable stay. The bathroom provides a large walk-in shower and a full bath, and of course, always stocked with Dunskey’s own bath amenities. The second bedroom boasts an impressive wardrobe that will rival one of Marie Antoinette. Indeed, antique crowns and canopy over the two single beds will delight anyone who’s ever entertained the fantasy of living like lords and ladies on their own private estate. The owner lives at the property location and will be able to advise on interesting places to visit in the area. Beach 300 yards. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner and 32" Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With shower over P-shaped bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, walk-in double shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Stranraer
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    8.5 miles
  • Lake
    200 yards

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.

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

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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