The Lookout ref: UK7093

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
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bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

The Lookout is a contemporary house situated in the picturesque town of Portpatrick. It offers an open plan living space with three bedroom and three bath or shower rooms.
Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches with challenging walks in the uplands of the Galloway Hills to gentle seaside trails, rolling moors and dramatic cliff-top walks. The area is steeped in history and the landscape diverse, a haven for artists, birdwatchers and walkers. Portpatrick 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 topped 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.
The bustling harbour town of Stranraer is located only 7 miles away with many shops, pubs and eateries. Situated at the head of Loch Ryan, Stranraer is the gateway to the Rhinns of Galloway. 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. There are several eye-catching artworks in the area surrounding the castle. Stranraer Museum can be found 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. Take the high speed ferry to Ireland for a spot of sightseeing or a shopping trip to Belfast. Beach ⅓ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

5 steps to entrance.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Open plan living space.
Living area:
With 39" Smart TV with bi-fold doors leading to balcony.
Dining area: With Juliet balcony.
Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Shower room: With double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small garden with patio and garden furniture. Balcony with outdoor furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking
  • Nearest town
    Stranraer
  • Shops
    350 yards
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    350 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
    350 yards
  • Railway station distance
    7 miles
  • Lake

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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