This imposing, detached, red sandstone and whinstone house was built in 1880 by a local chemist. Ardmhor, meaning ’the big, high place’, stands on an imposing rise within large walled gardens. The property is elegantly proportioned and retains many period features including decorative cornices, centre ceiling roses and handsome marble fireplaces, not to mention the impressive staircases and balustrade. It has been renovated, yet retains its links to the bygone days with the service bell console remaining in the kitchen – try it out!
Stranraer is an ideal base from which to explore not only this unspoilt area of Dumfries and Galloway, but is within easy reach of the rugged Ayrshire coastline, or a day trip to Ireland from the nearby port of Cairnryan. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, there are many beautiful gardens to explore, including the world renowned Logan Botanical Gardens.
The area boasts many pretty little ports such as Sandhead, Portpatrick and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve where thousands of seabirds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. Walking is a delight, whether clifftop, beaches, hills or forests and the Southern Upland Way passes close by. A cyclist’s paradise with the world famous 7Stanes within easy reach. If you prefer shooting or golf there are many facilities nearby including the course in Stranraer and the county course is just a short drive away. Stranraer offers a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants.
Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge 1: Spacious with open fire and 50" Freeview TV.
Kitchen: Spacious with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower and WC.
First Floor: Lounge 2: With open fire and 50" Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With king size bed.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath and WC.
Bathroom 2: With bath, shower and WC.
Second Floor: Bedroom 5: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to kingsize - please advise when booking).
Bedroom 6: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to kingsize - please advise when booking).
All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fires provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. Hot tub. No smoking.