The Dairy House ref: CC537133

Kirkcolm near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


The Dairy House is a lovely, four-bedroomed, semi-detached property located on the Mains of Airies, a working farm covering 600 acres. The farm is home to a herd of pedigree cattle and is tucked away within a most delightful and scenic corner of Galloway with its rugged and picturesque coastline and stunning views over to Ireland and the Mull of Kintyre.  Those who seek a more restful holiday location will find The Dairy House an ideal base. In addition to the property’s cosy ambience and own tranquil setting, there is a lovely wildlife trail on the farm teeming with wildlife and the surrounding area offers numerous quiet bays and coves- just perfect for whiling away the hours with a good book.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With gas fire, TV and DVD player
Kitchen/Dining: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer; dining table and chairs.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite facilities comprising enclosed shower, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en suite facilities comprising enclosed shower, WC and wash basin
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin
Sun Room: Lovely, light filled space.

First floor

Bedroom 3: With two single beds
Bedroom 4: With two single beds

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available on request. Storage area for boats. Wifi internet available.


Enclosed and sheltered garden area. Private parking for 4 cars.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5.5 Miles
  • Distance
    9 Miles
  • Restaurant
    9 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    9 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    9.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The wider area is known as the Rhins.  This comes from the Gaelic Na Rannaibh, meaning ’points’ or ’headlands’. North to South, the Rhins of Galloway run from Milleur Point near Kirkcolm to the Mull of Galloway, which is the most Southerly point in Scotland! The Rhins feels like an island as it is almost surrounded by the sea and as such is a veritable haven for wildlife. Visitors can expect to see common and grey seals on a regular basis and the keen eyed may catch a glimpse of basking sharks and even minke whales. The views from Corsewall are spectacular affording fine vistas over the Kintyre peninsular, the Isle of Arran, the Firth of Clyde, Ailsa Craig and the Irish coast. For that very special occasion Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel is open to non-residents for that unique dining experience. The jewel in the crown of South West Scotland is Portpatrick just a short drive away. This delightful conservation village is nestled within the rugged Galloway coast and looks out toward the ‘Emerald Isle’. The focal point of the village is the bustling little harbour, which offers a lively calendar of events such as lifeboat week, the folk festival and live entertainments provided by some of the hotels and restaurants located closeby. The area is steeped in history and is rapidly gaining a first class reputation for the quality of its walking trails. For example, Portpatrick lies at the start of the Southern Upland Way, one of Scotland’s acclaimed long distance footpaths. Fishermen will be spoilt for choice as the area offers superb trout and sea fishing. Skippered boats are available for hire at Portpatrick, Ardwell and Drummore. The climate in the region is mild due to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream enabling a number of exotic gardens to flourish. The wonderful botanic gardens at Port Logan for example, have an amazing collection of weird and exotic plants and are well worth a visit.

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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