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Little Laight

Cairnryan near Stranraer, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 936471)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 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 LindieJul 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 MorganaMay 2022

  • "Great position for peace and quiet."

    Plenty of walks direct from the cottage.

    Reviewed by BrianMar 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 ChristineDec 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 DenisNov 2021

  • "Clean and comfortable cottage with fantastic views."

    We will be happy to come back again.

    Reviewed by KamilaNov 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 KennethAug 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 JaneAug 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 KevinJul 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 JulieJun 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 HarryJun 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 KirstyMay 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 HarrySep 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 BrianJul 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 JennaDec 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 TerryOct 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 JulieAug 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 RowlandJun 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 JulieMay 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 AjithMar 2019

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

    Reviewed by BeverleyNov 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 SandraOct 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 AngelaSep 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 HarryJun 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 CarolJun 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 HazelJun 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 RayMay 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 DavidMay 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 CaroleApr 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 JulieApr 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 StevenApr 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 AllanNov 2016



    Reviewed by PetaOct 2016

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

    Reviewed by DavidOct 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 SandraSep 2016

  • "Fantastic, peaceful location."

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

    Reviewed by IanSep 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. **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.

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About the location


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.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter