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.