The Galloway Cottage is a cosy, newly furnished holiday home. It is located in the heart of Portpatrick on the corner of Main Street and South Crescent on the harbour front. The cottage is ideally situated for those who want to enjoy Portpatrick’s village life, but also benefits from having a beautiful walled garden for those who want some ‘time to themselves’.
The property offers a homely living room with views of the harbour and the lighthouse and is equipped with a multi-fuel burning stove. Also on the ground floor is a fully equipped kitchen opening out to a small courtyard and the walled garden beyond it.
The property has a master bedroom with king size bed and stunning views out over the harbour. There is a further twin-room and bunk-room, which houses a triple bunk bed.
There is also a garage to the rear of the property, handy for securely storing kayaks, canoes, bikes, golf clubs etc.
The house has been furnished to a high standard throughout and will provide a relaxing comfortable base to enjoy the local amenities.
Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, main bathroom, shower room
Nearest beach Situated across the road
Will consider Corporate Bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities Tearoom, shop, restaurants, bars in immediate vicinity
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Prestwick 70 km, Nearest railway: Stranraer 15 km
Family friendly Suitable for children of all ages
Notes Pets are welcome – please contact the owner/Homesure for further information .
No smoking at this property
Features and Facilities
Luxuries Wood burner stove, Sea View, unlimited Wi-Fi
General TV, DVD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge Freezer, Washing Dryer
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Triple Bed (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Garage and on street parking
Further details indoors
The property is heated from a mixture of a multi-fuel stove, electric storage heaters and convector heaters. The Wi-Fi is provided free of charge and does not form part of the contract.
Further details outdoors
Beautiful walled garden for those who want some ‘time to themselves’ with an outdoor furniture set for 6 people. There is a garage to the rear of the property, handy for securely storing kayaks, canoes, bikes, golf clubs etc.
Rental price includes an allowance for cleaning, laundry and electricity. A starter pack of fuel is also included. The amounts allowed for will depend on size of party and will be stated prior to confirmation.
The Dumfries and Galloway region
Dumfries & Galloway isn’t just the home of Robert Burns. If you enjoy the outdoors, the region offers something for everyone, where the hills, rivers and forest park provide a landscape that is ideal to be explored by foot, bike or boat.
There are a huge variety of walking routes, including hill walks, forest trails and coastal routes. Dumfries and Galloway also has Scotland’s longest walking route and several walking festivals. The Southern Upland Way starts in Portpatrick and continues for 212 miles, all the way to the east coast!
Five of the ‘7 stanes’ mountain bike trails are situated in Dumfries & Galloway: Kirroughtree, Glentrool, Mabie, Dalbattie and Ae. Kirroughtree is only a 50 minute drive from the cottage, so you can plan your journey to and from Portpatrick to take in some of the most rewarding trails the UK can offer. There are also hundreds of miles of sign-posted routes throughout the region, for those who prefer their wheels to be on the road.
Places of interest to visit within easy reach:-
- Galloway Forrest Park – covering 150,000 acres of stunning scenery
- Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and Tearoom – Scotland’s most southerly point
- Port Logan Fish Pond – were 2000 Acres of Sky was filmed
- Logan Botanical Gardens – Scotland’s most exotic garden!
- Wigtown – Scotland’s National Book Town with its book festival in Sept/Oct
- Newton Stewart – known for its fishing on the River Cree and annual May walking festival
- Castle Douglas – famous for its specialist shops and Stewartry Agricultural Show in August
Portpatrick, often acknowledged as the regions jewel in the crown, is a town of pastel-coloured houses (including The Galloway Cottage) set around a small bay with cliffs forming the backdrop.
Within the town, there are some great places to eat and drink. Being located in the heart of the town, there is no need to take a car, hire a taxi or take a precarious cliff top walk in the dark. Just enjoy your night and ‘dander’ back to the cottage!
Lifeboat week is in July/August and the Portpatrick Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of folk music in September. Both are always lively fun affairs with a laid back and family friendly atmosphere and well worth visit.
The village of Portpatrick boasts it’s own beach, only a stones throw from the cottage, plus secluded coves and bays within a few minutes walk. For those with cars and bikes there are even more beauty spots up and down the peninsula.
Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club has an 18 and a 9 hole golf course with spectacular views and on clear days the Isle of Man, Mourne Mountains and Mull of Kintyre can be seen. There’s also a putting green in the town for a bit of fun. Other leisure activities in the town include tennis, bowling and fishing and in Stranraer there is an indoor swimming pool and curling in the winter.
The nearby Dunskey Estate is also worth a visit with its Tearoom, Walled Garden, Dunskey Maze, Glen Walks and fly fishing. It will also be open in February when it opens for the Snowdrop Festival.
|Price:||From £500 a week|
|Date Available:||All year|