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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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.
Electric central heating (£50pw Nov-Mar), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.
Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
1 mile (beach)