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Old School

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Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 1
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Wonderfully situated to explore Dumfries and Galloway, this former old school house boasts a large garden and wood burner.

This former school, attached to the owners’ home, is a 19th century, semi-detached, single-storey holiday property filled with character. It is ideally situated to explore Dumfries and Galloway, with its rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches, which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream. The area is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Machars peninsula and the Galloway Hills. Discover this peaceful region with its unspoilt countryside. Sandhead, Portpatrick, the Isle of Whithorn and the Mull of Galloway RSPB nature reserve, where thousands of seabirds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer, are within easy reach. With the 7 Stanes nearby, this is a cyclists paradise. There are many activities nearby, including shooting, fishing and golf. There are five 18-hole golf courses and four salmon rivers within easy reach. Stranraer is just a few minutes’ away, and offers a selection of shops and restaurants. Take a day trip to Ireland from Cairnryan, just 6 miles away. Pottery and painting classes are available on request, with a renowned local artist on site. Beach 2 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player and patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Cot, travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden. Sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There are slopes and steps in the grounds.

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  • Barbecue
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • School Conversion
    School Conversion
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2017
    Comfy cosy and very spacious beautiful cottage

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/10/2017
    Had a great time at the Old School cottage. We were there for the school holiday week and the owners were really helpful and knowledgeable about places to go and activities to try. The cottage is warm and comfortable and each bedroom has its own bathroom which is great if getting up early to go somewhere as there is no queuing. Stranraer has plenty of shops and restaurants and is a good base to explore Belfast which is only just over a couple of hours on the boat from Cairnryan.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/09/2017
    We had a very enjoyable stay at the Old School over the September holiday weekend. Spacious, comfortable and clean - it was a great venue for touring the local area and we were delighted with the standard of accommodation and the warm welcome from our hosts. Would definitely return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/09/2017
    The property was beautifully appointed. Our welcome was very warm and the owners, John and Anne were more than helpful. Overall an excellent holiday property which we would not hesitate to use again or recommend to friends and family.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    Loved our stay at the Old School! It is a great starting point to explore the South West coast of Scotland. John gave us some great tips on places to visit during our stay. We would highly recommend this holiday let to everybody. The house was spotless too.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    The old school house has been very well adapted and offers very comfortable accomodation for 6 adults. It is lovely and clean very well equipped. The owners are friendly and are just the ring of a bell away. The house is 2 miles from Stranraer which has 2 supermarkets and nice little high street. These are the nearest shops so you have to make sure you've got everything you need as you can't just pop to the shops. A lovely welcome package was provided and this was greatly appreciated.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    Fantastic week at the Old School. Owners couldn't be more welcoming and area is wonderful. Lucky enough to enjoy great weather so we could make the most of the stunning beaches.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    We had a very pleasant and comfortable stay at the old school, and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the area. The owners were very helpful and friendly, providing a very generous welcome pack to get us started. We would be happy to stay there again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2017
    Wonderful welcome and lovely cottage with plenty of attractions to visit. Our favourite being Portpatrick. Three large double bedrooms with on suite bathroom. Lovely owners and very helpful advise on arrival as well as an extremely generous welcome pack which made the first afternoon much easier. A very enjoyable week in a lovely place. The enclosed garden unfortunately wasn't suitable for our dog who would have been able to get through the hedge and over the low wire fence onto a main road. This was explained as soon as we arrived which was helpful albeit disappointing. Also there were a few raised platforms within the bathroom areas and on entrance to the propertywhich were moderately difficult for the elderly relative we had with us. We had filtered the search to enclosed garden and property all on one level which was disappointing that we were not able to achieve either but we will be more thorough next time. Still a lovely holiday week

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by Reevoo
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