Float Bay View, Sandhead ref: CC537110

Float Bay by Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This lovely, newly built house is immaculately presented throughout and offers superb holiday accommodation for up to seven guests. It is idyllically placed on the stunning peninsula known as The Rhins of Galloway, the most westerly point in the south west corner of Scotland, to ensure a relaxing and uplifting holiday break. The Rhins offers stunning views across the North Channel to Ireland and over Luce Bay. The peninsula is also rich in wildlife including oystercatchers, fulmars, peregrine falcons and buzzards to porpoises and basking sharks. It is a wonderful destination for getting away from it all and leaving the hustle and bustle of modern life far behind. A gentle stroll down the scented hedgerow laced lane from the property will take visitors to the serene Float Bay where amazing sunsets across the sea towards Ireland can be enjoyed on a regular basis. Shop,pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living Room: with feature LPG fire, Freeview TV and DVD.
Dining room:
Kitchen: with electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1:  a family room with double bed and single bed and TV
Bathroom: with Jacuzzi bath, enclosed shower and toilet.
Sun room:
Hall: with sofa bed.

First floor

Bedroom 2: with two single beds and TV
Bedroom 3: with two single beds and TV.
Shower room: with enclosed shower and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, fuel and power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available.


Enclosed garden with decking, outdoor furniture and BBQ.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 Miles
  • Distance
    10 Miles
  • Restaurant
    3 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The beaches in the area are lovely, some by the road-side and some can only be reached on foot. Ardwell Bay for example, is a hidden gem of a bay with a lovely expanse of sand and rock pools to while away the time. The climate is temperate in this region and evidence of this is everywhere particularly at the Logan Botanic Gardens where plants from the South Seas thrive. The Mull of Galloway is a great place to visit with its lighthouse perched on lofty cliffs with amazing views over to Ireland, England, the Isle of Man and across to the Machars. Port Logan is a pretty little seaside village which was used as the location for the BBC’s 2000 Acres of Sky. Also well worth a visit is Logan Fish Pond, which was originally used as a larder for the local estate in Victorian times. Luce Sands is a gloriously long stretch of sandy beaches and from the pretty little village of Sandhead one can walk along the shore for 3 miles at low tide. The nearby Kirkmadrine Church is home to a collection of the oldest known Christian monuments in Scotland. The lovely little town of Portpatrick plays host to the annual lifeboat week and the folk festival when this lovely little town is ablaze with lots of colourful activities. The Galloway Forest is the UK’s largest and has been officially recognized as an official Dark Sky Park; the perfect location to look upon some of the world’s darkest night skies bedecked with thousands of stars - a wonderful site to behold. The forest is also home to the renowned 7Stanes, which is mountain biking at its very best, offering a range of trials suitable for both experienced riders and absolute beginners; all set within spectacular scenery.

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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