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East Lodge

Dunragit near Stranraer, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 905943)

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  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

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    March 2017
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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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Stranraer 6 miles.

A well-presented, detached cottage located in the hamlet of Dunragit, close to Stranraer, in Scotland’s beautiful Dumfries and Galloway.

Formerly the village Post Office, this Dunragit cottage has been extensively refurbished to provide comfortable, stylish accommodation with plenty of character, ideal for a couple, a family, or a group of friends wishing to tour this attractive and diverse area.

This Dumfries and Galloway self-catering accommodation has two bedrooms, with a ground floor double and a first floor twin accessed directly from the stairs.

The ground floor is complete with a bathroom, a kitchen and a sitting room, where you can relax in front of the cosy multi-fuel stove and review your day spent exploring the surrounding countryside.

On sunny days, why not wander out into the garden and unwind over a drink or fire up the barbecue?

This Stranraer cottage benefits from the bypass transport link and although it is set alongside a road, traffic on the road is light.

Explore nearby Glenwhan Gardens, with its stunning collection of plants, as well as moorland walks and superb views, or the impressive grounds at Castle Kennedy, open during the spring and summer seasons.

These two constitute part of the Gardens of Galloway, a stunning array of gardens that exploit the balmy air of the Gulf Stream to dazzle and impress their visitors.

Uncover the history of Wigtownshire by visiting the Torhousekie Stone Circle dating from the 2nd millennium BC, the 16th century castle of St John in Stranraer, or the 12th century Cistercian monastery of Glenluce Abbey.

Take a trip to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s southernmost point, walk the cliffs whilst marvelling at the range of thriving birdlife, or spend an energetic day in the spectacular Galloway Hills, home to the renowned 7stanes mountain bike complex.

For children, the ice cream farm ‘Cream o’ Galloway’ and The Cocoabean Company, a family run chocolate factory, are both a short drive away.

A superb Galloway cottage with something for everyone, whatever the time of year.

Accommodation

Mostly ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x first floor twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.

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 lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Note: The garden is tiered, resulting in a 3ft drop over one garden wall
  • This is securely cordoned off by a 3ft fence but children should be supervised
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be intermittent
  • Note: Stairs open directly into first floor twin room, which has restricted head room

About the location

STRANRAER

Lochans 3 miles; Portpatrick 8 miles; Newton Stewart 25 miles.

Stranraer, which became a Burgh of Barony in 1596 and a Royal Burgh in 1617, 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. Three nearby gardens are open to the public and well worth a visit at Castle Kennedy, Glenwhan and Logan. Stranraer has several beaches, however it is worth travelling to Sandhead and New England Bay for wonderful sandy beaches. A short drive south and you come to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s southernmost point. The lighthouse on the headland looks over some of the last remaining sections of natural coastal habitat on the Galloway coast and an RSPB nature reserve has been set up to retain this spectacular and diverse area.