Hillcroft ref: CC537098

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Bungalow 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Hillcroft is a superb detached bungalow and the perfect place for exploring this lovely part of the world, if you can stop looking at the wonderful sea views! The living accommodation benefits from being all on one level with a wood burning stove and a comfortable G plan leather sofa and chairs in the sitting room. Patio doors open out onto a raised balcony where you can sit and admire the views over the village to the sea. If you are lucky you may spot dolphins. The same view can be enjoyed from the kitchen/dining room as you tuck into your breakfast or evening meal. The property is very well-equipped having all the necessary cutlery, crockery and utensils for your stay, build-in wardrobes in all the bedrooms and a useful garage providing storage for bikes, golf clubs and fishing rods.
Hillcroft is in an area renowned for its natural beauty with fantastic flora and fauna. Due to the Gulf Stream there are many botanical gardens to visit, Castle Kennedy, Port Logan and Dunskey. There are many coastal walks and beaches to visit with your dog, Portpatrick is at one end of the Southern Upland Way, a long distance path (212 miles!) to Cockburnpath on the east coast. There are plenty of golf courses nearby including Portpatrick Golf Club which is just a short stroll from Hillcroft. There is a RSPB nature reserve at Mull of Galloway and mountain bikers and walkers with love the 7stanes Galloway Forest Park. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

4 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Sitting room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, board games and patio doors leading to raised, enclosed balcony.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With ¾ double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack and doggy extras.


Enclosed garden with patio. Balcony with picnic table. Garage for storing golf clubs, mountain bikes and fishing rods. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.3 Mile
  • Distance
    8 Miles
  • Restaurant
    0.3 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.3 mile
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (beach)

About the local area

Portpatrick is just one of the many jewels in the crown of this stunningly beautiful area which has remained unspoiled for centuries. The village is perched on the cliff side overlooking the North Channel towards the mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland. You could even take a ferry to Belfast and view Portpatrick from the other side! The area bears testament to the Gulf Stream with lots of palm trees and Logan Botanic Gardens where plants from the south seas thrive. This lovely little village offers lots to do whatever the time of year. The annual folk festival and Lifeboat Week are great fun and for those who want peace and quiet the long distance footpath starts here and wends its way through amazing scenery until it reaches its final destination at Cockburnspath on the east coast. The beaches around this part of the country are lovely and Killantringan just up the coast is no exception and apart from a host od sea birds you will more than likely have the beach to yourself. There are lots of golf courses to choose from including Portpatrick which is just a short stroll from Hillcroft. The Mull of Galloway is a must with its grass topped visitor centre and is Scotland’s most southerly point with amazing views of Ireland, England, Isle of Man and Scotland!  Lucky visitors may spot seals and minke whales and will most certainly see a host of seabirds.

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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