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Stranraer

Stranraer is a characterful, bustling coastal port, situated on the sheltered shores of Loch Ryan and is the gateway to the Rhins of Galloway.

There is plenty to do in this beautiful part of South West Scotland. The nearby Southern Upland Way offers some of the best unspoilt scenic walking in the country and there are several well marked shorter walks available taking in pretty towns and villages along the way. For days out by car travel north along the coast road towards Ayrshire or head east to explore Galloway, Dumfries, Galloway Forest Park and the Solway Firth.

A trip to the ship-shaped Castle of St. John is a must and on a clear day you can see as far as the distant mountains of Arran from the roof. The pretty streets in the town centre have plenty of shops and boutiques, and there is no shortage of dining option, from quaint tearooms to restaurant serving the finest Scottish cuisine.

The quintessentially Scottish harbour side is surrounded by charming pastel coloured cottages, and is still home to plenty of traditional fishing craft. A short stroll along the sea front will bring you to Agnew Park, which is a child-friendly destination full of activities, including crazy golf and a fantastic miniature railway. The town is also home to a popular local theatre and cinema. Nature lovers should head to the RSPB reserve at Wig Bay, which is just a short and extremely scenic route to the north. This is home to a huge variety of birdlife.

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  • Chestnut Lodge

    near Portpatrick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5096
    This stunning little wing of the owner’s home is beautifully presented and decorated and with views of the sea from the garden what more could you ask for? It’s just a stones’ throw from one of the loveliest coastal villages in the area, Portpatrick, with its charming fishing harbour. From the comfort of your holiday cottage to the delights of the village there is just about no need to explore further. However this delightful area, known as The Rhins of Galloway is too tempting. Take a scenic walk along the Southern Upland Way, a coast to coast pathway. Or why not stroll through the village and lunch out in one of the many excellent restaurants which overlook the beautiful harbour? Chestnut Lodge is ideally placed for easy access to many of the attractions that ’The Rhins’ has to offer. Visit the beautiful display of flowers at Logan Botanic Gardens or explore the Galloway Forest with its exceptional walking and cycling; the world famous 7Stanes cycle trail runs through it. The forest is also a designated Dark Sky Park. If golf is for you there is an excellent course in the village and further afield is the Wigtownshire County Golf Club, an 18 hole true links course, which is situated on the shores of Luce Bay. Take a boat trip from the harbour, fish from the harbour walls or just sit and watch the world go by. Shop and pub 2¼ mile, restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space.
    Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area: With patio doors to garden.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    First Floor: Snug.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Laundry service available.Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Auchenbrae Stables

    Near Glenluce and Stranraer

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537219
    Converted from the former stables of Auchenbrae House, this detached, single storey holiday cottage has been well laid out and is very cosy. The kitchen and lounge are open plan, making it light and airy and from here, the stable door opens out onto a small courtyard with views of Luce Bay in the distance, and on a clear day, the Isle of Man. A short stroll from the property takes you to the bay and a delightful country pub and restaurant. There is also a cliff path walk from which you may spot seals, otters or porpoises. A few minutes away by car is Glenluce, where there is a local shop, pubs and hotels providing meals. This area of Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream and is surrounded by breath taking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills. There are many beautiful gardens to explore, including the world renowned Logan Botanical Gardens. The area boasts many pretty little ports like 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. This is 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 county course just four miles away. The town of Stranraer is 14 miles away and offers a wider range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Nearby Cairnryan is home to the ferry, making a day trip to Belfast, with a chance to visit the Titanic Museum, a great day out.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With 22" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, fridge with ice box and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Small, enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Shore Cottage

    Drummore

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 30632

    Situated in the Rhins of Galloway in the small coastal village of Drummore, Scotland’s most southerly point, this end-terraced holiday cottage stands on the banks of Luce Bay with direct access to the beach. The area is unspoilt, boasting idyllic scenery and amazing seascapes around the Rhins, as dramatic as they are beautiful. Other local attractions include golf courses and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve, where thousands of seabirds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. Harbour porpoises, dolphins, seals, otters and minke whales can also be spotted. Stranraer offers a selection of shops and restaurants and only a couple of miles further is Cairnryan, home to the ferry which makes regular trips to Ireland for further sightseeing. Beach 10 yards. Shop, pub, restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Music system and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Slopes and steps in garden.

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  • The Stables

    Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W2775

    Scenic location

    Set amidst open countryside on a small holding, this cosy cottage has a carefully designed interior which offers all modern conveniences. Located close to the start of the Southern Upland Way, the cottages are perfect for those enjoy walking and cycling. Locally there is a leisure centre and a swimming pool and the area also boasts four golf courses, golf range and the coastal resort of Stranraer with a good selection of shops and day trips to Ireland is close by. With a mild Gulf Stream climate, there are plenty of pretty gardens to visit including Logan Botanical Gardens, Ardwell House Gardens and Castle Kennedy which is famous for its Rhododendron and Azalea collections. The scenic village of Portpatrick is just 6 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Valleyfield Cottage

    Kirkcolm

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24855


    Situated on the north west coast of the beautiful Rhins of Galloway Peninsula, 8 miles from Stranraer, this well appointed cottage enjoys panoramic views over the rolling countryside and across the Irish Channel. Ferries pass daily on the 90 minute crossing from Stranraer’s ferry port. Dally Bay is within 1 mile where seals and porpoises can be spotted, and accessed via the road or a footpath through fields. Sandy beaches, rocky coves, walking, golf, fishing, pony trekking and cycling nearby. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Shower room with walk-in shower and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and underfloor heating in bathroom included (£20 per week October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Two pets welcome (sheep country). No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • Seaview

    Portpatrick

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537183
    Boasting superb views across the North Channel towards the Irish coastline, this lovely light and airy property sits in an elevated position above Portpatrick, the jewel in Dumfries and Galloway’s crown!

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Living room: with Freeview TV/DVD, electric coal-effect fire and seaviews.
    Dining room: with sea views.
    Kitchen: with slate floors, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed, TV and sea views.
    Bedroom 2: with double bed and sea views.
    Bathroom: with bath, shower cubicle and WC.

    All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and stairgate available. Iron and ironing board available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack provided. One pet welcome by prior arrangement.Medium lawned garden with courtyard, furniture and BBQ. On street parking two cars. Lockable shed available for bikes and equipment. NB: 2 steps in garden.

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  • Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - Stables Cottage

    Kirkcolm, nr. Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30812


    Located in over 20 acres of gardens and woodland, adjacent to Corsewall House, there are lots of walks around the estate and down to the sea you can enjoy. Garden Cottage (ref 30810) forms the west wing of the 18th-century Corsewall House and has wonderful sea views across Loch Ryan. High Clachan Farmhouse (ref 30811) is a traditional, detached, Galloway farmhouse, built in the local vernacular style of south west Scotland and entirely surrounded by open farmland. Stables Cottage (ref 30812) is in the heart of Corsewall Estate, surrounded by historic woodland and overlooking an extensive walled kitchen garden. In late January and February, the woods feature charming drifts of snowdrops followed by daffodils and in April and May the hue turns to purple with acres of bluebells. There is colour in the gardens almost all the way through the year starting with camellia from January to March, followed by a riot of colour in April and May as the rhododendrons and azaleas – pinks, reds, creams, yellows, purples and white – come into flower. Indeed, one of our rhododendron, known as Christmas cheer, comes out in mid December. The autumn sees the hydrangeas providing colour all the way through to November. There is oodles of wildlife to spot from roe deer and hares to barn owls, woodpeckers and most importantly, this area is one of the last bastions of the red squirrel. The cottage comes complete with its own red squirrel feeder, where guests can watch any number of cheeky red squirrels feeding ferociously all day. The owners record spotted at one of the feeders is currently six. Walk down to the sea to the shore on Loch Ryan and around Wig Bay and The Scar – a circular walk along Loch Ryan shoreline and back into the village of Kirkcolm. The Scar, a sandbank which juts out into Loch Ryan, is home to one of the largest colonies of nesting migrant terns in the region. From a historical perspective, during the Second World War, Wig Bay was used as a base for the flying Catalina boats – evidence can be seen of this on a walk along the bay and also throughout the woods at Corsewall Estate, which was requisitioned by the Royal Canadian Air Force during the War. The Galloway coastline offers an abundance of sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore. Boat Bank is within a 1 mile walk of Stables Cottage (ref 30812) and Garden Cottage (ref 30810), while Port Beg is within 1 mile of High Clachan Farmhouse (ref 30811) accessed via road. Both beaches are perfect for picnics. Walking, golf, sea and freshwater fishing, pony trekking water sports and cycling are all available nearby. There are several beautiful gardens including Logan Botanical which benefits from the mild climate of the Gulf Stream. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 4 miles.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with wooden floor/kitchen with Velux. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Biomass central heating included. 32" Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 140-acre grounds. No smoking.

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  • Tign An Uruisge

    Drummore

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 29661


    Situated in the Rhins of Galloway in the small coastal village of Drummore, Scotland’s most southerly point, this detached holiday cottage stands on the banks of Luce Bay with direct access to the beach and offers stunning uninterrupted views across the sea with its white tipped waves and numerous sea birds. The area is unspoilt, boasting idyllic scenery and amazing seascapes around the Rhins as dramatic as they are beautiful. Other local attractions include golf courses and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve where thousands of seabirds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. Harbour porpoises, dolphins, seals, otters and minke whales can also be spotted. The town of Stranraer offers a selection of shops and restaurants and only a couple of miles further is Cairnryan home to the Stena Line ferry which makes regular trips to Ireland for further sightseeing. Beach 10 yards. Shop, pub, restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, both with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Sea 20 yards.

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  • Tystie Cottage

    Sandhead, nr. Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 28858

    This charming terraced holiday cottage is ideally situated just 100 yards from the beautiful sandy beach of Sandhead, which stretches for more than a mile. Other local attractions include golf courses, Logan Botanic Gardens and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve, where thousands of sea birds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. The town of Stranraer offers a selection of shops and restaurants. Only a couple of miles further, Cairnryan is home to the ferries which make regular trips to Ireland for further sightseeing. Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, Stranraer Golf Club and County Golf Club can all be found within 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Wee Dug Hoose

    Stairhaven by Glenluce

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5006
    A charming, stone-built, detached cottage situated in an ideal position on the outskirts of the small hamlet of Stairhaven, only a short stroll from the coast, in this stunning corner of Dumfries and Galloway. Renovated to a good standard and tastefully decorated throughout, the cottage boasts wood burners in the kitchen/dining room and the lounge, perfect for relaxing after a long day sightseeing in the beautiful countryside surrounding the cottage. A particular bonus to Wee Dug Hoose is the sun room to the rear overlooking the garden and across unspoilt farmland.

    There are many attractions within easy reach of Wee Dug Hoose including the Mull of Galloway and beautiful gardens such as Logan Botanic Gardens and Castle Kennedy Gardens. The Galloway Forest offers exceptional walking and cycling, including one of the world famous 7Stanes cycle trails. It is also situated in a designated Dark Sky Park, the first of its kind outside the USA. There are a number of golf courses close by, including the Wigtownshire County Golf Club, which is situated on the shores of Luce Bay. There are many beautiful coastal walks to be enjoyed, stone circles and ancient ruins, and a RSPB Reserve. There are other sporting opportunities such as trout and salmon fishing on the numerous local lochs. Sea angling is available from both the rocks along the coastline and by boat.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With wood burner, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer machine.
    Sun room.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With twin beds and limited headroom.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and limited headroom.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for one wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Hayloft

    Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W2776

    Scenic location

    Set amidst open countryside on a small holding, this cosy cottage has a carefully designed interior which offers all modern conveniences. Located close to the start of the Southern Upland Way, the cottage is perfect for those enjoy walking and cycling. Locally there is a leisure centre and a swimming pool and the area also boasts four golf courses, golf range and the coastal resort of Stranraer with a good selection of shops and day trips to Ireland is close by. With a mild Gulf Stream climate, there are plenty of pretty gardens to visit including Logan Botanical Gardens, Ardwell House Gardens and Castle Kennedy which is famous for its rhododendron and azalea collections. The scenic fishing village of Port Patrick is just 6 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • The Lodge

    Stranraer, Wigtownshire

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC537060
    What a wonderful base to discover this beautiful area of Galloway! The Lodge is idyllically placed sitting adjacent to Loch Ryan and overlooking the volcanic rock of  Ailsa Craig rising from the sea! The ’Cottage’ is tucked away in a quiet and relaxing area of Stranraer where you can find solitude whilst the facilities of the town are easily accessible.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With gas ’coal effect’ fire, TV and DVD with views towards the loch.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Sun Room:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds.
    Bathroom: With bath and shower spray, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available.Enclosed and very private garden with furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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