Glencroft ref: UK5471

near Portpatrick, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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2
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Bathrooms
2
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Pets
2
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Enjoying a wonderful setting just a mile from the sea, this detached cottage is situated on the edge of the picturesque town of Portpatrick and offers an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream. It is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Rhins and Machars Peninsulas and the Galloway Hills. Climb the steps of the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and admire the stunning views from the top. Alternatively, Corsewall Lighthouse is ideal for lunches and meals in its restaurant.
The Southern Upland Way passes close by, with the challenging uplands of the Galloway Hills, gentle seaside trails, rolling moors and dramatic cliff-top walks, presenting the ideal focus from which to enjoy the many and varied shorter walks within the region. The dramatic scenery is home to a rich selection of flora and fauna, with many unusual species including pine martens, golden eagles, ospreys, red deer, red squirrels and the natterjack toad.
The area has many renowned gardens to visit including the Botanic Gardens in Port Logan. Wigtown, Scotland’s official book town, is also home to a charming gallery and excellent cafés, and is located only a few miles from Bladnoch Distillery, where visitors can sample the local malt whisky.
For fishermen, the area offers a wide variety of opportunities including sea fishing from Portpatrick, and both trout and salmon fishing close by. Other country pursuits are available including shooting and riding. Golfers will feel equally at home in this area with Stranraer, Portpatrick and Lagganmore golf courses within a 20-minute drive. Turnberry, with its world famous course, is only 45 minutes away and also offers a spa, off road driving, quad biking activities and restaurant facilities.
For the adventurous, there are numerous cycle routes set out in stunning Forestry Commission surroundings, and cycle hire is available at these centres. Sailing can be enjoyed via the local marina, and for those happy to travel slightly further afield, there is the Galloway Sailing Centre where visitors can also try windsurfing, canoeing and power boating. From Stranraer, 15 miles, there is the ferry service to Northern Ireland for a day trip. Beach 1 mile. Shop and restaurant 2½ miles, pub 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room:
With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, wooden floor and patio doors leading to sitting-out area.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Portpatrick
  • Shops
    2½ miles
  • Distance
    2½ miles
  • Restaurant
    2½ miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (beach)

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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