Kinvara ref: UK5385

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
14
Sleeps
bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Wheelchair Access 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Grab Rails 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This spacious detached villa is situated in a quiet area on the edge of the bustling harbour town of Stranraer. Situated at the head of Loch Ryan, it’s the gateway to the Rhinns of Galloway and for more than a century was a busy ferry port for services between south west Scotland and Northern Ireland. The town has many shops and there are plenty of places to dine out too. The town’s main attraction is the Castle of St. John, a ruined four-storey tower house built around 1500, which sits on a green in the main street, and there are several eye-catching artworks in the area surrounding the castle with Stranraer Museum in the old town hall. Close by are Castle Kennedy Gardens, with the castle, two lochs, a giant lily pond and an avenue of monkey puzzle trees. Logan Botanic Garden sits 13 miles south of the town and is home to exotic ferns and palms and boasts a beautiful walled garden.

The area is steeped in history and the landscape diverse, a haven for artists, birdwatchers and walkers. Portpatrick, 8 miles, lies at the start of the Southern Upland Way, one of Scotland’s acclaimed long distance footpaths, covering 212 miles to Cockburnspath on the east coast. The Mull of Galloway with its grass roofed visitor centre 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. Take the high speed ferry to Ireland for a spot of sightseeing or a shopping trip to Belfast. Ideal for customers looking to make the most of the kitchen, there is a large supermarket just 500 yards away. Let the children run and play in nearby Stair Park, just a short walk away, recently refurbished so that all facilities are adapted for use by children with disabilities including toilets and changing block. Pony trekking is available locally. Beach 500 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and open to...
Sun room.
Games room:
With pool table.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, double sofa bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Wet room: With shower and toilet.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 4: With double bed, TV, DVD player, double sofa bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Hot tub for 6 (private). Tennis court. Bike store. Private parking for 6 cars. Wheelchair access. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Stranraer
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    500 yards
  • Restaurant
    400 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
    400 yards
  • Railway station distance
    500 yards
  • Lake
    500 yards (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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