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45 Hanover Street Stranraer Scotland DG9 7RX GB

Spoutwells Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages are an ideal base from which to explore south west Scotland. They are situated one mile from Stranraer, which is situated beside Lochryan, and the villages of Portpatrick and Sandhead are all nearby. The ferry terminal at Cairnryan, from where the fast P & O // Stena ferries sail to Northern Ireland, is five miles north of Stranraer.  Day trip to Befast and visit the Titanic Museum.

Spoutwells Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages are ideal if your interests are outdoor pursuits and activities or you simply wish time to relax. They offer the perfect base to explore Dumfries and Galloway.     The cottages are set on a small farm which has a pedigree flock of Suffolk Sheep. Seasonal vegetables are also available from the owners’ garden. The Cottages are also convenient for access to the Rhins and the Mull of Galloway – with fine gardens, sea and loch fishing, five golf courses, and within easy reach of the fine beaches at Sandhead, New England Bay and Ardwell Bay.

The area has a good number of restaurants and pubs serving meals, and most use local produce in their menus. Spoutwells Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages is set in open countryside on the outskirts of Stranraer and conveniently situated for the Southern Upland Way, so is perfect for those who enjoy walking.    There are excellent cycling routes in the area.   Stranraer itself has a very good leisure centre with cinema/concert hall, fitness suites, sauna, gym and swimming pool.

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Ideally situated on Stranraer seafront, overlooking Loch Ryan and just 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre and train station, this family-run guest house offers free Wi-Fi, ample, free, off-street parking, scenic views and cooked breakfasts. Cairnryan ferry terminal is only a 5-minute drive.

Delicious full Scottish breakfasts are served daily in the dining room at Lakeview, and continental options are also available. Special diets and early breakfasts can also be arranged. The property offers a snack menu, which is served in the dining room and includes homemade soups and toasties.

The guest house is just 5 minutes’ walk from a selection of shops and restaurants. The shores of Loch Ryan are just metres away, and Stranraer Golf Club is a 5-minute drive away.

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Beautifully refurbished to a very high standard, this luxury self-catering listed property retains many original historic features alongside modern conveniences.

Once home to the Stair family chauffeur, the apartment has three large airy bedrooms, an open-plan living area with an open log fire, central heating, a well equipped kitchen with laundry facilities, drying room, bathroom/shower room and additional cloakroom, flat screen TV, wi–fi and private car parking. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The Apartment has stunning views overlooking the Victorian Stable Courtyard, the White Loch and the turreted Lochinch Castle. It offers a secluded, private garden area to the rear, perfect for summer barbeques.

Guests are able to enjoy unlimited access to Castle Kennedy Gardens and the surrounding Lochinch Castle Country Estate, with all that these offer through-out the different seasons.

A welcome pack is provided for guests on arrival including milk, bread, jam, butter, tea, coffee and fresh flowers from the garden (when in season). The cottage is well equipped with the general basics from washing-up liquid to bin bags and loo roll. Luxury bed linen and towels are also provided (The White Company).


This end-terrace cottage is located near the town of Stranraer, surrounded by far reaching countryside and farmland.

Ideal for couples this retreat makes a charming holiday any time of the year.

Wander inside to the light and airy sun room where you can relax in the day time when the sun is out and admire the garden ahead of you.

For a cosy evening the dining room is home to a wood burner, stone features, so you can be at one with the soothing ambience all night long.

A dining table rests to the side, perfect for enjoying those home cooked meals without having to leave the heart warming layout.

A double bedroom is neatly presented, with attractive wall pictures, and comes complete with oak furnishings that bring a sense of character to the room.

To the other side, a kitchen is well equipped with all the appliances and essentials you will need, so you can feel right at home upon arrival.

Just around the corner, a family bathroom is ideal for getting ready ahead of your day, hosting quality fittings.

Outside of the cottage, the south facing garden is perfect for enjoying a glass of something refreshing, while sitting on the benches and looking out over the far reaching fields that lie in the distance.

With more to see, the town of Stranraer is close to many shops and cafes, along with beaches; whilst the Stranraer Town Trail takes you into the depths of the fascinating history and beyond.

Three nearby gardens are open to the public and well worth a visit – at Castle Kennedy, Glenwhan and Logan.

A short drive south and you come to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland?s southernmost point.

However you choose to spend your holiday, this is a lovely retreat all round.

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Braefield House offers a high standard of self-catering accommodation for up to 15 people in the picturesque harbour village of Portpatrick on the south-west coast of Scotland.

The accommodation comprises:

  • one family room with en-suite;
  • three double rooms, all en-suite;
  • one twin room en-suite;
  • one single room – which shares a bathroom with:
  • one twin room.

All rooms have flatscreen TVs and Braefield House is pet-friendly.

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Set in private gardens above Portpatrick, Fernhill Hotel boasts open views over the village, harbour and Irish Sea. This family-run property features a bar, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free private parking.

The rooms at Fernhill Hotel come with tea and coffee making facilities and all have a private bathroom with bathtub or shower.

Guests can have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant or relax with a drink at the bar. Room service is available, breakfast can be served in the rooms and packed lunches can also be arranged upon request.

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Come and stay in this beautiful Victorian Shooting Lodge, in the steps of John Buchan and The Thirty-Nine Steps.
With 10 individual bedrooms, in its own private cove and 3 AA rosette restaurant, it is a real retreat.
Round the corner from Logan Botanical Gardens, the picturesque town of Portpatrick and a short drive from the breathtaking views at the Mull of Galloway
and the Wigtown Book Festival, there is plenty to keep you busy.
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Shingle Lodge has two luxurious super king-size or twin bedded rooms both ensuite with wonderful sea views looking over the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland.

A fully equipped home away from home with all the amenities you may require during your short break. For more information see our FAQ’s page.

This self contained cottage is perfect as a base to explore surrounding Dumfries and Galloway, the Ayrshire coast or even a day trip to Northern Ireland.

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This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Rickwood House is set in Portpatrick, 5.6 miles from Stranraer. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Each room has a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room.


Kirklauchline Holiday Cottage is a fully refurbished traditional Galloway Crofters Cottage providing spacious, stylish holiday accommodation for couples, families or friends. Dogs are welcome (2) at no additional cost.

Located 3.5 miles from the pretty harbour village of Portpatrick in a rural location with sea views across rolling farmland and the irish sea with the coast of Ireland beyond. Spectacular views across the sea to Ireland and the mountains of Mourne and to the south the Isle of Man and the South Rhins coastline. This is a truly ‘get away from it all’ holiday resting-place.

An enclosed garden makes Kirklauchline Cottage a great destination for families and pet owners and our decking area is the perfect place to sit and relax and take in the views.

We have a large open plan living and dining area with comfortable furnishings, oak floor and two log burners. For your entertainment we have WIFI, TV, DVD and CD and ipod dock together with books, games and tourist information. Kirklauchline Cottage is centrally heated with instant hot water.

Our fully fitted kitchen provides “home from home” cooking facilities with electric fan oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster.. A starter supply of tea, coffee and sugar is provided as well as fresh milk in the fridge and a welcome basket full of tasty treats (there is even a treat for the dog).

We have a modern bathroom with fitted furniture and a bath with shower over. Two comfortable bedrooms with hotel quality bed linen, towels and dressing gowns for adult guests. The Scottish Fine Soaps toletries are provided as an added holiday treat. The double bedroom looks out across the decking towards the sea whilst the twin room overlooks the surrounding farm and heathland.

Pets are welcome at Kirklauchline Cottage (maximum 2 dogs) at a small extra charge.

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With views over the picturesque harbour of Portpatrick and to the Irish Sea beyond Seaward is a stunning modern semi-detached holiday home located in the popular holiday village of Portpatrick.

The local area is superb for quiet sandy beaches and coves well worth exploring. The area has many golf courses including just to the rear of the house the famous Dunskey Golf Course with Turnberry only about forty five minutes away to the north.   South West Scotland has easy access to many outdoor pursuits including water sports at both Portpatrick and on Loch Ryan at Stranraer, mountain biking in the Galloway Forest Park part of the Forestry Commission 7Stanes Trails and of course walking, horse riding and wildlife watching activities.   A special feature of the Portpatrick area is the mild temperate climate which allows palms and other exotic plants to thrive.   Logan Botanical Gardens which is managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh and also Glenwhan Gardens at Dunraggit are well worth exploring as is the maze at Dunskey Estate Tea Rooms on the edge of Portpatrick.   The local Bladnoch Distillery at Wigtown is well worth a visit and gives a chance to sample a dram.

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Ar-Tigh Bothy is a delightful cosy holiday cottage with full disabled access and facilities.   The cottage complete with underfloor heating has superb views over the rolling Galloway countryside and, with good visibility, of the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland together with the Isle of Man.

It is superbly located for exploring South West Scotland and is within easy reach of the popular seaside town of Portpatrick approximately 2km away.   Portpatrick is one of the loveliest coastal villages in this region with a charming old fishing harbour, lifeboat station, promenade, putting, tennis, golf, bowling, cliff walks, beach, local shops & good pub food.

The local area has superb opportunities for exploring and outdoor pursuits.   There are plentiful deserted sandy beaches together with attractions such as Logan Botanical Gardens, Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and Dunskey Gardens with its famous maze.   Golf courses abound and the Portpatrick course is almost within walking distance.   Whether you are looking for a strenuous outdoor holiday or just to enjoy the local wildlife the Bothy makes a superb holiday base.

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Welcome to Knockinaam House, a beautiful detached holiday cottage nestled in Knockinaam Wood just 5 minutes’ drive from the bustling and picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick. Enjoy the freedom and privacy of this beautiful house, with views to die for. On a fine day open the patio doors from the dining room and eat al-fresco, watching the world go by.
Whether it’s an action packed holiday or a relaxing break you are after, this beautiful corner of south west Scotland has it all. Glorious beaches, gorgeous scenery and a lovely climate – the Gulf Stream makes for a mild climate all year round. Visit the Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly point, home and the location of an RSPB reserve with a great variety of species including guillemots, kittiwakes and puffins. Try the circular walk round the cliff top to see if you can spot pods of porpoises in the bay. There are no fewer than five stunning gardens to visit including Logan Botanic Gardens and Castle Kennedy Gardens. The Galloway Forest offers exceptional walking and cycling, including the world famous 7Stanes cycle trail. It is also a designated Dark Sky Park. There are several golf courses within easy reach of Knockinaam House including Portpatrick and Wigtownshire County, an 18-hole true links course. You could spend a lifetime exploring the many lovely walks in the area from clifftop paths to forest trails. Return to Knockinaam House after a long day and relax in front of the open fire in the cosy living room or sit on the terrace enjoying the beautiful dark skies. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.


Knockniemoak Bed and Breakfast is located in Knockniemoak, a 10-minute drive from Portpatrick. Free WiFi access and parking is available.

Each bedroom offers an en suite bathroom, which also comes with complimentary toiletries. The rooms offer a TV with cable channels, and tea/coffee making facilities. The bedrooms boast views over the countryside.

At Knockniemoak Bed and Breakfast you will find a garden. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge and a sun terrace. Guests are able to enjoy a cooked breakfast in the morning, with vegetarian options available.

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Two Dogs Lodge is a traditionally built wooden lodge within a small quiet development about 5 miles from Glenluce.  There is an attractive decking area outside together with a garden all with views to surrounding Countryside.  The woodland setting is a haven for wildlife.

The beaches at Luce Bay are close to hand with opportunities for beach and cliff walks. The location of Two Dogs Lodge provides an ideal base for exploring the local area including Logan Botanic Gardens.  The Galloway Forest Park provides superb opportunities for bird watching or if you wish you might try at night, star gazing as the park has been designated a Dark Skies Park due to the quality of Darkness! Mounting biking is available in the Forest Park at Kirroughtree where there is a stage of the Forestry Commission 7 Stanes Trail. There are numerous opportunities in the locality for hill walking and other outdoor activities including fishing and horse riding.  Golf is readily available throughout the area with courses to suit all abilities.

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This is a true Scottish tower house, built in 1590 and then improved in the 18th century. Living here gives a very different impression of the life of a Jacobean laird from the stony shells of so many less fortunate and abandoned towers in Scotland today.

The grounds of the former 18th century Balkail Mansion are the perfect backdrop for Glenluce Holiday Park. Tucked away in the heart of Glenluce Village, the Park sits in harmony with the mature woodland setting on the banks of a tributary to the River Luce. Glenluce Holiday park also offers award-winning holiday homes for hire and, with the luxury of an indoor swimming pool, it is the perfect choice for one and all to visit.

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Only a couple of minutes away from the charming village of Glenluce, Whitecairn Holiday Park nestles comfortably on the hillside overlooking the sparkling waters of Luce Bay. The Park, which is ideal for families or couples, offers an exceptional range of luxurious holiday homes for hire.

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Pretty East Lodge is a perfect romantic getaway set on a private country estate with stunning views across tranquil Luce Bay to the front and woodland to the rear.

The former gatehouse of the 18th century Ardwell House on the Ardwell Estate is a listed building which has been lovingly converted into an attractive, one-bedroomed cottage.

Guests can enjoy free access to the Estate grounds — a popular visitor attraction due to its range of exotic flora, walled garden, ponds and enchanting woodland walks. Keen anglers also have the opportunity to fish in the Estate’s loch, which is well stocked with good-sized rainbow trout.

The Lodge has a small modern fitted kitchen, a lounge/dining area with open log fire (wood provided), a double bedroom and a bathroom with bath and shower.

We have recently installed central heating for instant heat but most guests enjoy the open fire and we keep the cottage well stocked with coal, wood from the surrounding estate — and firefighters. In some circumstances we can arrange for it to be lit an hour before you expect to arrive.

To the rear is an enclosed south-facing garden with wooden decking and garden furniture perfect for sitting out and enjoying the views.

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Our newly decorated 3 bedroom cottage is situated just outside Glenluce.  Featuring a large kitchen/dining room with a traditional aga as well as a large living room (including log burner), The Cottage is the perfect base for exploring our local area with friends or family.


With a variety of beaches nearby, seal colonies close to hand and plentiful opportunities to watch sea otters and other wildlife this superb holiday home with its large enclosed garden and outlooks over Luce Bay is ideal for family holidays. There is a pebble beach across the road from the house, a small sandy beach is within easy walking distance as is a good pub. A further large sandy beach is available nearby at Monreith.

The immediate area adjoining is remote and unspoilt but with plentiful opportunities for exploring and outdoor pursuits. The property is practically on the South West Coastal 300 route too – a stunning drive just over 300 miles taking in our many miles of awesome coastline while you also have the opportunity to marvel at our hills, glens, forests and lochs. The town of Wigtown is within easy reach and hosts an annual Book Festival in September and other visitor attractions throughout the year. The town of Whithorn is also nearby and is the earliest known Christian Community. South West Scotland has a very mild climate due to the effect of the Gulf Stream which and there are several “exotic” gardens in the area which are open to the public and contain unexpected plant varieties for the area. Outdoor pursuits and activities include horse riding, golf, sailing and mountain biking which includes the 7Stanes Trails in the Galloway Forest Park (Britain’s first designated Dark Sky Park) and further afield at Dalbeatie, Mabie & Ae forests.

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Rosebank Holiday Cottage is situated in the pretty unspoilt village of Port Logan in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland and is ideal for families and couples looking for something completely different from their hectic working lives. This traditional fisherman’s cottage is now completely refurbished making your holiday in Scotland comfortable and welcoming. The cottage has two double bedrooms, one ensuite, and a third bedroom with bunk beds, sleeping a family of six. All on one level, a bright and light open plan kitchen, living and dining area opens onto a large private, secure garden on two levels. Steps to the top level lead to a picnic table and seating area where there is a wonderful view of the Port Logan Lighthouse and the sea. Two / Three well behaved pets are welcome at Rosebank for a small extra charge


Two holiday cottages that have been designed to cater for couples with all “mod cons” to make self-catering an enjoyable experience. The cottages are spacious and comfortable and provide all the creature comforts of home after exploring the area. Both offer CCTV and DVD. The CCTV is so you can watch, when in season, the antics of the Barn Owls and Tawny Owls as they bring up their young. You will be amazed how you become absorbed in the drama and antics of the Owl families.

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