Fisherman’s Cottage ref: CC537073

Stairhaven by Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Sea View 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 


Fisherman’s Cottage is in an idyllic spot on the shore of Luce Bay in Stairhaven. The cottage boasts a private slipway and uninterrupted views across to the Rhinns of Galloway. Fisherman’s Cottage in Stairhaven is charming with every comfort provided to ensure that you have a wonderful holiday. When the cottage was first built around 1850 it was the first dwelling in Stairhaven and there are only a handful of houses even today. The hamlet of Stairhaven is known locally as The Craws Nest.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Entrance Vestibule.
Open plan Sitting Room/Kitchen/Breakfast bar dining: A lovely light and airy room enjoying views across Luce Bay.
Sitting Area: With electric feature fire, TV and CD player.
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Lounge: With Freesat TV, DVD and a selection of games.
Bathroom: With bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king-size bed and lovely views of the bay.
Bedroom 2: With two single beds and lovely views of the bay.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi available. Cot.


Access to private slipway for boat available on request. Raised lawn area with garden furniture and direct access to the beach. Front area enclosed by dry stone wall. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars with trailers/2 boats. Please note: The property has a shared access route with the adjacent property.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 Miles
  • Distance
    11.5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    3 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Fisherman’s Cottage in Stairhaven is a wonderful place where the pace of life is relaxed and the scenery has remained unchanged for centuries; stunning coastal and pastoral landscapes kissed by the Gulf Stream. The Stairhaven coastal path winds its way from behind the holiday cottage and you will be rewarded by lovely views across Luce Bay to the Isle of Man and its highest point, Snaefell and the Mull of Galloway - most southerly point of Scotland. The unusually shaped islands in the bay are the Little Scares and Big Scares Rocks, which are one of very few gannet nesting sites in the world. This section of the coast near Stairhaven is rich in marine and bird life, so look out for grey seals and cormorants searching the bay for fish. The Mull of Galloway is the place to go for views and on a clear day you can see four kingdoms; Scotland, England, Ireland and the kingdom of the Isle of Man. The Mull has a fine example of one of Roberts Stephenson’s lighthouses perched on top of the huge cliffs. These cliffs provide habitat for an amazing array of birds, including guillemots, fulmars, kittiwakes and peregrine falcons. You may also see the occasional puffin. St Medan’s cave and chapel is another interesting site consisting of a chapel built into a cave. Cyclists of all abilities will love the area whether their ideal is mountain biking where the area boasts some world class challenges at the 7Stanes venues or just meandering along the quiet, sleepy lanes taking in the beautiful scenery. Not forgetting those who love their golf; the ’County’ is one of the most popular holiday golf courses in South West Scotland, an 18 hole, true links course situated on the shores of Luce Bay. The pace of life in Stairhaven is so much slower you will soon begin to relax, but if you miss the city lights you can always nip over to Belfast for a day’s shopping! There are sandy beaches galore from the glorious sweep of beach at Sandhead to the point at Monreith. Laggan Outdoor is a great day out offering mountain balling, mountain boarding and clay pigeon shooting to name just a few of the activities on offer. Whatever you decide to do Fisherman’s Cottage is the ideal place from which to explore Stairhaven, the scenic coastline and the Galloway Forest Park.

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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