Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottages Recommendations Stranraer

Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendations near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Rose Cottage is a charming stone built detached former gamekeeper's cottage near Stranraer. The cottage sleeps four people and has one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, a bathroom, a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside the cottage benefits from ample off road parking and a large lawn garden to the rear with furniture and a BBQ. Stranraer lies near Loch Ryan and there are many cafes and shops to interest visitors to the area. The Stranraer Town Walking Trail also explains some of the area's fascinating history. The Robert the Bruce Walking Trail begins at Loch Ryan, near Stranraer. The Castle of St. John is an early 16th century L-plan tower house in the centre of Stranraer, It was built by the Adairs of Kilhilt around 1510. It has been used as a home, a court, a prison, and as a military garrison during the Killing Times of Covenanter persecution in the 1680s. The castle is now a museum.

East Lodge detached cottage in Dunragit near Stranraer sleeps four people in two bedrooms. With one ground floor double bedroom and one twin leading directly from the stairs, this cottage can sleep four people. There is also a ground floor bathroom, a kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with a multi-fuel stove. Outside, there is off road parking for one car and an enclosed garden with furniture. Surrounding East Lodge is wonderful countryside to explore, whether by foot or bike, making this property a superb base for your Scottish getaway. Amenities: Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed side lawn garden with furniture and BBQ. One well behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 4 miles. Stranraer became a Burgh of Barony in 1596 and a Royal Burgh in 1617. Stranraer lies on the shores of Loch Ryan on the northern side of the isthmus joining the Rhins of Galloway to the mainland. There are many shops and cafes to while away an hour or two and the Stranraer Town Trail explains some of the fascinating history. For walkers the Southern Upland Way touches Stranraer on its way through the Galloway Hills, having begun in Portpatrick 7 miles to the west.

The Stables is a barn conversion situated on small farm in open countryside 1 mile from Stranraer It has an open plan kitchen/lounge, double bedroom, twin bedroom and shower room. Electricity, linen and towels are included. Fully fitted kitchen with hop, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. TV and CD play in lounge.

Kildrochet Cottage is the Victorian wing of an early Georgian country house, set in 5.5 acres of gardens, paddock, woods and lawn, which guests are welcome to use. There is open space for children to play and garden furniture for relaxing and dining outdoors. It is situated 3 miles from the shops and amenities of Stranraer, with it's ferry service to Ireland, and at the top of The Mull of Galloway, Scotland's southernmost point. It is 5 miles from the quaint and hugely popular village of Portpatrick, and is a short drive from several beaches, and is perfectly located for those interested in rambling, fishing, shooting during the season, cycling and golf. 3 first class golf courses are in the immediate vicinity and the world famous courses of Turnberry and Royal Troon are 1 - 1.5 hours away. The Galloway Forest Park, Britain's largest, is about 1 hour's drive away. The interior of the cottage is light and airy, with the lounge having a lovely view over the lawn and garden, and the general ambiance is country cottage but with an individual and artistic slant. Although a 1 bedroom cottage, there is also a spare, comfortable folding bed for a child or extra guest. Ethernet and wi-fi internet is available. Pets are welcome.

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