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Little Laight

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Cairnryan near Stranraer, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Having stayed in various parts of Scotland, staying in numerous cottages (many booked with Skye’s) we can honestly say that little laights is one of the best!"

    The cottage is extremely clean and well equipped for six people. The size of the fridge and freezer is an excellent idea for anyone who didn’t wish to move for a week! (And in all honesty, with the views and the walks, you wouldn’t want to!) Having said that, with two young sporty adults (19 and 22), the Stranraer leisure centre is extremely good and they loved the 7 stains mountain trails nearby! The heating was excellent. In fact, we never turned it up! The hob only takes a while to get used to, if you’re used to cooking on a gas hob. Regards the Internet, if it’s needed that much, should you be on holiday? Our phones worked excellently. The only negative is the road up to the cottage, but they only did ring me and warn me about this as soon as I had booked. Try to arrive in daylight, and take care in places. We had a fantastic Christmas week, thank you for the extra Christmas touches that made it even more special! The Robb family Dec’23.

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Dec 2023

  • "Had a great stay up here with the dog."

    Nice and secluded place with amazing views, the area was fenced off so she could roam around without issues Not sure what the previous person is on about, if you search Little Laight in google it is the 5th option down to book directly, I can't see a 50% saving though? Everything works fine in the kitchen and all manuals for devices are in the drawer under the hob, took 5 mins to work out how to use stuff. All rooms have a thermostat on the wall, property was nice and cosy and the house was well equipped. There's also a coastal path walk right out the door if you fancy it The track up to the property is canny rough, but its easily manageable if you take your time. The door lock can be a little funny, but if it doesn’t turn then I found that if you just back the key out slightly it turned no problem Ignore the previous feedback, some people just like to moan haha

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2023

  • "We came to stay for my mums 70th birthday as a surprise, as she is from Stranraer."

    I took a lot of time to search and make sure we got what we needed. The moment I booked the property I regretted it from these points.. I received an email from the owners and the first line was ‘if you book through little laight directly it’s cheaper’ I clicked the link and that was correct. It was 50% cheaper!!!! I spent days searching for the correct property for us, I thoroughly searched and not once did little laight come up outside of a booking agent. I emailed the owners and no reply. I emailed again and was answered but told that it’s because I used an agent and they charge fees..but that other people have been able to book directly. If that is the case I would like to know how because even now when looking it only shows through booking agents. 50% is a huge difference especially when it cost the amount it did. I did question the owners again about how people found this and was ignored. Also in the email it went on to tell me basically how to behave. It really annoyed me actually and disappointed me that after spending so much money I was being dictated to. Clean up your dogs mess was mentioned so many times, like we would need to be told to even do this. Strip the beds. Turn the thermostats to 10. Turn the lights off. Leave the cottage as you found it. The list did go on. It probably didn’t help that we got sent these reminders in several more emails from the owners and Sykes which makes it feel even worse! This immediately made me regret my booking. So much so up until a week prior to booking I was looking elsewhere and I’d have taken the financial hit had I have found something less dictatorial. We are grown adults, with children, we don’t need to be told how to behave, it really did put a downer on it. Internet is very important for us and when searching I always filter that wherever we stay had it. I’m not sure how, if this slipped through in my search but there isn’t any internet! I bought a dongle and sim which worked. What I’d suggest is that wifi is installed, nowadays you’d expect or take for granted everywhere has it. The oven is hit and miss as to whether it works how you expect it to even when following the instructions. The hob isn’t something we’re used to so if you’re like us and keep thinking the plate isn’t working because the light goes off and on on the ring you’re using, don’t worry it is still working! A stain of what I can only presume was blood on bedding wasn’t the nicest of surprises and is something you would definitely know was there as it’s the first thing spotted when pulling back the duvet, it was on the bedsheet itself. Tear on one of the dining chair covers wasn’t an issue but wanted it noted so that we didn’t get the blame! The carpets throughout could do with some TLC, as could the sofa and chairs in the lounge. We arrived around 6pm and it was very cold inside, we couldn’t work out how the heating worked, the instructions weren’t that helpful, we did use the electric heater in the lounge in short bursts and shutting the door would help heat up the lounge but we didn’t use the lounge much. Underfloor heating isn’t something we are familiar with. L.L views are nothing short of breath taking. We were extremely lucky with the weather it was beautiful. There was plenty of space outside for the dog to run about and some great wee areas that shielded you from the wind to sit with a hot drink and enjoy the views of Stranraer and Ireland. It only took 10-15 minutes to get into town from Cairnryan, the majority of that time was waiting on the grouse and sheep to stop trying to help guide us down the dirt track by walking right in front of the car! It was hilarious and we all enjoyed it. The cottage was well equipped. We had family over for lunch and there was plenty of cutlery and crockery, we did bring some bits from home as unsure what would be available and we didn’t need to bring anything. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the en-suites had everything needed. Surprisingly the water pressure for the shower was very good and the hot water lasted well. The beds were comfy and the duvets were duck down or goose down which is definitely something you need for the winter months so that was a good surprise. The cottage was decorated well throughout and clean. It was a lovely space and plenty of room for 6 of us plus a dog. You won’t get any deliveries of any sort there so I’d make sure you know your surroundings and what’s available prior to visiting. This wasn’t an issue for us as we know the area. If you’re wanting to literally just get away from the norm of everyday life, put your phones and devices down, sit back with a book and forget reality then it’s absolutely the place for you!

    In response to the comments, we would make the following points: In the 13 years that we have let Little Laight we have never rung Sykes and told them that a bad review was on its way before the guest arrived at the cottage. In this instance we did so as the guest was indeed upset that a premium for booking through Sykes. (Just to confirm the premium is not 50%). There is very little we can do about this and many guests prefer to book through an agent for the perceived greater security it gives them. Other guests put Little Laight into Google and it comes up on a variety of different listings. We have two different websites listing Little Laight which allow direct booking. We disagree that `Little Laight` come up outside of a booking agent. As mentioned we have two of our own sites which come up countless times on Google. Earlier it was mentioned the guest received our email so we are unsure why no contact was claimed. We also ring all our guests before they arrive to see if we can help in any way. Regarding the email we send to our guests it went on to tell me basically how to behave" We are sorry if you felt like we were telling you what to do, but the email does not tell, it simply asks. All guests are different and a little help from guests makes a huge difference on changeover days when time is tight. We welcome dogs as for many of our guests their dogs are an integral part of their holiday. Dogs do however come with significant problems and costs attached, particularly when not well trained. Taking the request of bagging of dog's messes in particular, Neospora in dogs faeces is a serious risk on a sheep farm. We do not expect a lot of our guests to know about this and hence the comments. Additionally, we do not think most of our guests have had to strim grass with dog's messes in it. A particularly nasty experience. We ask for dogs not to be taken into bedrooms for hair and hygiene reasons. As the guest rightly says the cottage does not mention the internet because there is none. The cottage is invariably let to people who wish to get away from urban areas and enjoy the solitude of Little Laight. We once toyed with Sky TV but were told very swiftly by past guests that it was exactly what they did not want. We do not believe that WiFi is a necessity to most of our guests, particularly as the mobile signal is good and those that want to, can use a dongle. We will however ask Sykes to highlight this going forward. We are sorry that you could not work the hob but there are instructions in the kitchen, and she had our email address and the contact details of the lady who looks after the cottage. No contact was made. The sheets are of course laundered after every guest. The lady who looks after the cottage rang us in tears after this review as she does not feel the criticism is balanced. Regarding the Tear on dining room chair , In any one season there is wear and tear, especially with dogs, hence a tear on a dining room chair. This is a tricky one to fix mid season and will probably require us replacing all six chairs. We are on our third set of chairs in 5 years. Underfloor heating is what it is and is considered by many to be the gold standard. It cannot heat a house quickly and if the outside doors are left open, the house cools quickly. We are sorry if the guest could not control the underfloor heating - there is a thermostat in every room. Most of our guests come to Little Laight to enjoy the solitude and views and escape from urban areas. There are any number of houses where you can get fast broadband, WiFi, Sky TV, Netflix, tarmacked access etc. Little Laight is not one of them and we thought we had made this clear on the websites. . Also just to note, a grouse has not been seen at Little Laight for 30 years. Kind regards" Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura3.4Oct 2023

  • "Had a fabulous weeks holiday, the cottage is so comfortable and in such a beautiful location."

    There are lots of nice walks in the surrounding area, would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Jun 2023

  • "House was comfortable clean and well equipped."

    Grounds were excellent for our dog. Comfortable garden furniture would be a bonus as there was only a four seater picnic bench and house sleeps 6.

    Reviewed by Gus4.7Jun 2023

  • "This cottage was amazing it was lovely and warm clean , well equipped and cannot fault it at all."

    We left Saturday with a heavy heart thank you Ben for allowing your wonderful cottage to be enjoyed .

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "A very rerlaxing Holiday with peace and tranquility."

    Cottage wonderful and in a lovely area. Clean and comfortable and the 4 hour journey was well worth it. We especially chose it because of its setting. The Owner was very helpful prior to our departure. Portpatrick we enjoyed very much. Would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Ernest5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Well equipped, comfortable, warm and clean. Peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Geeta5.0Oct 2022

  • "The negatives."

    The accommodation could do with a big clean (possibly tired due to end of season? ) The shower in the ensuite doesn't work. The positives. AMAZING HOLIDAY WE LOVED THE COTTAGE. The bedding was lovely and clean and fresh. The rooms are spacious. The beds are comfortable and the curtains actually block out the light. The cottage was well equipped and homely. The immediate surroundings were amazing, with plentiful walks (including costal) from the cottage itself. The views were good for the soul. The peace and tranquility are amazing and the wind turbine didn't spoil the ambiance either. The solitude was perfect for two anti social oldies, but there is plenty to do close by, if you have kids Kennedy castle, lady bay and portpatrick were all wonderful. I never go the same place twice but would come back to little laight. It's a holiday I will never forget.

    Reviewed by Hayley3.8Sep 2022

  • "Perfect in everyway, absolutely enjoyed every aspect of staying in the bungalow."

    we will be returning for sure

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Perfect location, beautiful cottage, only two minor comments - the dining table was very wobbly and the bedroom door handle need attention."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely position."

    Views and surrounding area are great, but….windows are very small and high so that when you are sitting down , there is no view at all . Only having one door right at the end is odd, it would be good to have a door opening to the front of the property and perhaps some garden chairs to relax in and then be able to enjoy the view outside ? Sheep and house martins are wonderful. Unusual that there were no basic foodstuffs eg salt ,pepper ,oil etc. as most places have these. We enjoyed exploring the area around.

    Reviewed by Lindie4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you need."

    Absoloutly stunning views. The track going up was not always easy to drive on but you soon got used to it. We enjoyed the quiet, all you can hear is the sheep and birds. Very peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by Morgana5.0May 2022

  • "Great position for peace and quiet."

    Plenty of walks direct from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Brian4.1Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at this beautiful place!"

    It is so clean and comfortable, beautifully decorated throughout to a very high standard with beautiful furniture, and fixtures and with everything you need when away from home. The beds were beautiful and so comfortable. The peace and quietness of the place in such a secluded area with magnificent views, was so spiritually uplifting to us all (four adults) just what we all needed! Thank you so much for sharing this little gem with us, we certainly will be back!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great location, lovely property, well equipped."

    Minor points , non functional towel rails, kitchen undercupboard lighting broken, kitchen extractor fan didnt work, fan in fan oven broken, no oven light, no fridge light bulb, we replaced light in the fire. We found heating difficult to regulate. Good supply of hot water, stunning views.

    Reviewed by Denis3.4Nov 2021

  • "Clean and comfortable cottage with fantastic views."

    We will be happy to come back again.

    Reviewed by Kamila5.0Nov 2021

  • "The view from the cottage are amazing."

    The surrounding area is lovely, our first time in the area and we loved it.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Aug 2021

  • "The accommodation was great and all details accurate."

    The walk up the hill was interesting but afforded fabulous views with some stunning sunsets. I can see why some felt it was remote and difficult to access but it suited us. Locally, the impact of covid seemed hard with many cafes and restaurants shut but the beach at Portpatrick was a real treat and the gardens at Glenwhan were fab.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2021

  • "3rd time here and still just as breath-taking."

    The track is just as steep and rough, in places, as the advice states so be mindful and ready.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jul 2021

  • "Weather was really kind to us."

    Sat outside in the garden most days. We should have been staying in March but due to covid restrictions it was cancelled. Very pleased that we could stay in June. It was our 4th visit so it doesn't take much to work out that we would recommend and we enjoyed our stay. The road wasn't an issue for us, with our four wheel drive car. We were a bit disappointed that part of the garden had been fenced off and given to the sheep!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is our third visit to Little Laight, I think that says it all really."

    The only improvement I would like to see is movable patio furniture that we could move round to the other side of the house to avoid the strong winds, and has I’ve mentioned before to have the Internet would be very handy, I brought Bolt Ons to use on the phone, with light use that cost £30. Would I go again yes if the Internet was provided.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jun 2021

  • "Gorgeous house, beautiful views, secluded with a steep rough track (but we expected this as owner called after we booked and it didn’t bother us but other vehicles may struggle)."

    We didn’t see anyone at all up at house the whole week, we have 2 noisy children so it was ideal for them as house was very spacious, on one level and clean. About 15 mins to Stranraer so not too far from a town for shopping etc. A few nice things to do in local area and plenty of leaflets and info at the house. Logan’s botanical garden, Logan fish pond, castle Kennedy gardens and Aldouran wet lands garden. Bit disappointed Agnew park only has the activities on in school hols but would know for next time. I would recommend this house for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.4May 2021

  • "This is our second visit to Little Laight and we have booked again for next year, the only thing I feel is missing would be the lack of Internet, we brought Bolt on connections via our mobile phone but they drained fairly quickly, the other thing would be to have a large fenced off area so the dog could run around chasing the ball etc, but ha ho it’s a lovely cottage with a great view."

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Sep 2020

  • "There were some issues with a very late handover and a less than friendly reception from the contract cleaners ."

    There were also a few matters of housekeeping and some of the kitchen items need to be replaced. We have contacted the owner on our return to express our disappointment with the above and received an apology and a promise to investigate. At the time of writing a week later we have yet to hear from the owner.

    Reviewed by Brian4.1Jul 2020

  • "The house was huge with lots of space."

    The views from the house we're out of this world. The house was always warm and the kitchen was well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jenna4.4Dec 2019

  • "The only downside to this location is the lack of a WiFi facility and no means to recycle rubbish."

    Everything else was good.

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Oct 2019

  • "Little Laight is truly remarkable."

    It’s remote yet luxurious. The views are outstanding. The tranquility just perfect to help you relax and unwind. The kitchen is very well equipped. The rooms elegantly yet comfortably furnished. It’s wonderful for walking to see amazing sunsets over Loch Ryan at the old WW2 artillery buildings. Perfect position to visit Galloway Dark Sky Park to see the stars and for the Mull of Galloway, remote and spectacular. We absolutely loved our stay here. 10/10 !! Very minor point -there’s no hairdryer. Point of clarity - the drive up the single track road and final dirt track is not exactly correct. It’s a very long way! Worth it of course but it took on average 8-9 minutes. Although a 4WD would be faster and my car is sporty and a little low. It would not be possible or feasible in a sports car. Nor for people without a car. Would I recommend Little Laight? 100% Is it amazing? Yes Should you go? Yes 100%.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is spacious and comfortable in a fantastic location - perfect for exploring the area."

    The views are incredible, especially sunsets over Loch Ryan, and we loved the remoteness with nothing but sheep and cows for our neighbours.

    Reviewed by Rowland5.0Jun 2019

  • "We loved Little Laight and it was our third visit."

    Would have liked it even more if there had been WiFi. The 'Sheepy Shenanigans' were very entertaining and made our holiday.- I videoed them so I can replay it when I'm sad!!!

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage all in same floor very nice for families."

    Very clean cottage. Absolutely fantastic views on the Loch Ryan. Can see ferries coming and going. Very helpful lady looking after the cottage. Thanks

    Reviewed by Ajith5.0Mar 2019

  • "A lovely warm cottage with brilliant views we very much hope to return."

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at Little Laight , this was our second visit."

    The cottage has absolutely magnificent views at every window and is fully equipped with everything you could need . It is beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2018

  • "Cottage was in an ideal location for us - very remote."

    The cottage was warm and well equipped for comfort. The only thing for us that let it down was the showers. In both bathrooms, it wasn't possible to adjust the shower head in the holder on the wall which meant the water sprayed out of the bath and soaked the floor. Not having a shower you can use is an inconvenience. Overall the cleanliness was good however the oven could have done with a clean.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Sep 2018

  • "If you want perfection stay home, if you want a lovely peaceful cottage overlooking Loch Ryan, with beautiful fields in all directions this is the place to come, it is up a long mostly unmade track which you do have to go up slowly partly so you can stop and admire the views but also because of the sheep and occasional rabbits."

    (Most cars would have no problem with this track unless you have lowered suspension). There is no WiFi, but mobile phone signal is good, we brought a monthly roaming bolt on and got the Internet fine. All the main Supermarkets are nearby, and I can honestly say it was one of the best cottages we have been to, and the weather was lovely too. We miss it already.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jun 2018

  • "The track leading up to the property is extremely stoney and rough (this is advertised,but is still too rough in places."

    ) The views are fantastic and the local people are extremely friendly and helpful. The type of area is ideal for people who are physically fit. Accomodation itself is excellent,quiet,relaxing, nothing bad to say about it. We all enjoyed our time there.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful comfy cottage, must be very cosy in winter."

    Has all you need except some comfortable outside chairs. Only wooden style picnic table which was better than nothing. Great views from the cottage. Rough track as stated, would not like to try it in low sports car.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2018

  • "An excellent cottage in a very remote area."

    Only let down by a few minor niggles , cleanliness of the oven and freezer. And the lack of outdoor seating- only one picnic table for a cottage that sleeps 6, had to go out and buy our own deckchairs.

    Reviewed by Ray4.4May 2018

  • "Pros..."

    Peaceful (mostly), comfortable, loads of room, well equipped, virtually no light pollution at night. Cons... No BBQ (at least we couldn’t find one and it’s in the property details section on Sykes), shower is almost impossible to use, noisy windmill, complicated oven! Little Laight is so close to the perfect holiday cottage, great location, spacious and comfortable, breathtaking views and ideal for star gazers (never seen so many stars at night). It’s very close to the A77 and ferries to Belfast and Larne. However, we had to google the instructions for the incredibly complex oven controls. The angle at which the shower head fits to the wall causes water to splash all over the floor unless the tap is turned down to a miniscule dribble. The constant whoshwhoshwhosh from the windmill on the north side of the property is quite loud meaning we couldn’t open the bedroom windows at night. The positives comfortably outweigh the negatives and with a few adjustments this really would be the perfect holiday cottage. We would still highly recommend Little Laight as it’s a great base for anyone wanting to explore this beautiful part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2018

  • "Not on the beach."

    Need a 4 wheel drive to comfortably reach property ( rough, with lots of potholes etc.) Very peaceful and relaxing, everyone locally, was very friendly and helpful. Not much around in good quality eating out, so go prepared! Better beaches on the other coast, at Portpatrick, Cairnryan is more of a commercial port ,

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Apr 2018

  • "Second visit."

    Accommodation was outstanding but weather not so hot... in more ways than one.(Back home everyone was enjoying a heat wave, allegedly!) We had a little rain, high winds, thick sea mist, glorious sunshine and even saw the northern lights from the back of cottage. Nothing stopped us going out and enjoying our holiday. The lambs were as cute as ever! We came back and booked again for next year! I was a bit worried on Friday as the lack of wind stopped the turbine going round, thankfully everything still worked - lol! This meant we had a lovely morning sat outside on the picnic bench. We had a distant lesson in dry stone walling and a visiting pheasant, which I think the previous tenements had been feeding, and saw deer in the woods near Lairds Hill. We were fascinated with the Ferry captain reversing ghe Larne ferry into the dock, on our return to Little Laight, one evening. All in all we had a great time and the dogs enjoyed the garden, the local beaches and a good rest after a busy day out. Little Laight is a great chill out zone for everyone. WiFi would be grea, if only to check the weather forecast as we only get the Irish weather forecast and news, and to check the Glendale aurora status reports.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2018

  • "Fabulous family friendly accommodation,grandchildren loved watching lambs bouncing around the fields outside the cottage,lovely views,totally secluded,would definitely return to little laight."

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Apr 2018

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped, warm, clean cottage."

    Lovely location with great views across Loch Ryan. Would definitely book again and happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Nov 2016



    Reviewed by Peta5.0Oct 2016

  • "Holliday was great very privat fantastic are can't wait to jo again My dogs will be shattered for a week"

    Reviewed by David4.8Oct 2016

  • "We had a fantastic week in this beautiful cottage."

    The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and the views are absolutely outstanding . We will definitely be returning and have returned home feeling totally relaxed. The area around the cottage is just beautiful with lovely little places to visit. We had some amazing walks with our two little dogs . This cottage would be great for families with young children because the space inside and out is massive . We really had an amazing and totally relaxed week and we are so happy to have discovered Little Laight !

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2016

  • "Fantastic, peaceful location."

    Lovely cottage with excellent facilities. Perfect destination just to get away from it all for a short while.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x twin with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric underfloor central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front enclosed gravelled garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7 miles
  • Note: Access track up hillside is uneven and care should be taken
  • Note: This property only allow a Saturday check-in
  • **PLEASE NOTE** This property cannot exceed the maximum occupancy of 6, this is inclusive of infants

The property

Stranraer 7 miles.

This superb detached holiday cottage is set on a dramatic hillside location near Stranraer in South West Scotland.

This fully re-built shepherd’s cottage offers stunning views over Loch Ryan, the Mull of Kintyre and beyond to Ireland.

All ground floor and with an access ramp, Little Laight has electric underfloor central heating, much of which comes from its own wind turbine.

There are three bedrooms: a double with an en-suite and two twins sharing a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

A spacious kitchen has a dining room, while the main sitting room has a flame-effect electric fire and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the superb views as they change with the weather.

Outside is a yard with ample parking and an ideal place for a barbecue.

The surrounding countryside offers superb walking and cycling and is only a few hundred yards from the Scottish Coastal Path and next to an SSSI (Special Site of Scientific Interest) with an array of wildlife.

Why not visit Logan Botanical Gardens and its exotic range of plants and trees or one of the other gardens flourishing in the climate of South West Scotland.

Take a trip to Scotland’s most southerly point, the Mull of Galloway with its dramatic cliffs, the Robert Stevenson lighthouse or the RSPB Nature Reserve.

The more active visitor will relish the Galloway Forest Park with its Dark Sky status and excellent walking and world-class cycling on the renowned 7Stanes mountain bike trails.

A superb holiday cottage and an ideal place to relax at any time of the year.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00056-F

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About the location


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.

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**PLEASE NOTE** This property cannot exceed the maximum occupancy of 6, this is inclusive of infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter