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Elm Cottage

The gardens face West and enjoy beautiful sunsets
1 of 26The gardens face West and enjoy beautiful sunsets
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Elm cottage sleeps up to four people. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed with the slightly smaller second bedroom having twin beds. Elm is ideal for couples or families and the adjacent playing field - equipped with a play centre and a range of outdoor games - provides a safe haven for children to play.

The cottage is situated in a quiet and scenic countryside location between Stranraer and Portpatrick, both of which have lots to keep visitors occupied including a leisure centre with swimming pool and water flumes, a sea-front park with boating lake, peddle go-carts, miniature railway and play area. The leisure centre also houses a cinema and theatre. The delightful harbour village of Portpatrick has a golf course, putting green, tennis courts, children's play area, amusement arcade and a small sandy beach. A wide choice of pubs...
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Listing #HL557575
About the Owner
Viv A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem. Location, perfectly placed to get away from the town and enjoy fields, horses and the countryside whilst being only a few miles out of Stranraer. Private parking is provided also. Facilities, everything you could possibly need! From the sky TV, to the...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Had a lovely relaxing stay with a family. Viv, the owner, is very friendly and helpful and gave us lots of tips and suggestions about the local area. The cottage is situated in a peaceful area and the facilities are excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Elm cottage is lovely and spacious , set in a lovely location. 2 miles out of Stranraer up and down a big hill so we used local taxi firm to get into Stranraer on a night rather than walking! The cottage had most things you...More

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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Stag / hen parties / groups of teens / workers undertaking manual outside jobs not accepted. Cottages must only be occupied by the number of guests stipulated at booking. Smoking...
    1 Shower
    2 Twins
    1 Queen
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  • Electricity in excess of £20 charged at the current rate: ₹ 94 / stay - Fee
  • Housekeeping Deposit: ₹ 5,652 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Once leaving the A75 the country lanes are surrounded by farmland and forests, many of which lead to or pass through little villages which are ideal for enjoying coffee or lunch breaks. Most also have pubs / restaurants which are a ideal to return to for evening meals and we are happy to recommend our own favourites - including the delightful harbour village of Portpatrick which is just four miles away. The coastal route to the Mull of Galloway offers spectacular views across Luce Bay towards the Lake District hills and the Isle of Man and there are numerous beaches to explore along the way. Common sights include seals sunbathing on the rocks, herons wading through the shallow waters and buzzards and birds of prey soaring above. The area is perfect for bird-watchers, fishermen - and women!, golfers, hikers, cyclists, horticulturalists, photographers - and for people just wishing to get away from it all. Most visitors to the area comment that a week is really only enough time to barely scratch the surface of what there is to explore and enjoy in the locality - from castles to gardens & historic locations, shopping towns, day trips and visitor centres. The area is steeped in history and delightful little places to explore and enjoy and for those wishing to travel further afield there are daily ferries to Belfast from the nearby ports at Cairnryan and trains from Stranraer to Ayr and Glasgow.
How to get there
From the M6 North: Turn left at Gretna onto the A75 towards Dumfries & Stranraer. On approaching Stranraer at the 30mph countdown markers, turn left into Commerce Road towards Blackparks Industrial Estate / The Creamery. At the end of Commerce Road turn left at the mini roundabout on to the A77. Take the first right turn which is clearly marked Ochtrelure Way and go straight ahead at all the mini roundabouts (5 in total). After the last roundabout there are two houses on the left surrounded by a tall wooden garden fence. Turn left immediately after these two houses and follow the road up the hill into the National Speed Limit. Follow the road right over the hill and down the other side and we are situated at the bottom on the left hand side.
Airport: Prestwick: 65.0 km
Railway: Stranraer: 5.0 km
Ferry: Cairnryan: 12.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km
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