Manse Cottage ref: UK5316

Sandhead, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Set in a rural location on a quiet country lane, and ½ mile from a beautiful sandy beach, Manse Cottage is a cosy, end terrace cottage ideally placed to explore the delights of this lovely area. Next to the owners’ home, the cottage is warm and inviting, with a lovely open fire, perfect after a stroll on the beach. This quiet and peaceful corner of south west Scotland boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches, which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream, and are surrounded by breathtaking scenery. There are many beautiful gardens to explore, including the world renowned Logan Botanical Gardens. Along with Sandhead, there are many other pretty little seaside villages and ports to visit. The RSPB Mull of Galloway Nature Reserve, where thousands of sea birds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer months, is well worth a visit. Alternatively, just relax and enjoy the stunning dark skies in this area. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With open fire and 16" Freesat TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.

First floor

Bedroom: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Convector heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Sandhead
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    ½ mile
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    ½ 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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