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The Stables

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Stoneykirk near Sandhead, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

9 Customer Reviews

  • "This property looks lovely from the outside but the inside had to be cleaned by ourselves."

    The dining chairs where broken and had outside chair pads in to cover the broken seats . The covers where dirty. Said no pets but I found a dog bowl under the kitchen cupboard. Went home early due to having a asthma attack with all the dust. It is in need of some tls. Shame because it would be lovely if it was cleaned properly and the light bulbs replaced. Dead spiders left in a glass vase with a candle in. The owner needs to check up on the staff who look after this cottage. Was left cleaner that when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Paula1.6Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic place, oven takes a bit of discovering but once you master it it's ..."

    Fantastic place, oven takes a bit of discovering but once you master it it's great (find all three reset buttons) location and cleanliness spot on, love it and Porridge and Patch are super companions

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "We booked this cottage because it was advertised as having a wheelchair ramp and a "ground floor perfectly laid out for those with mobility issues"."

    My wife is disabled and can't manage steps. The ramp was useful but the sofas were too low to get up from. She had to sit in her wheelchair. We emailed suggesting simple things which would have helped for others with the same problem as we have, such as grab rails in the shower, and received a curt reply (not signed) saying, "we do not state we have disabled facilities....we do not imply that there is wheelchair access. At the back of the house there is a path which ascends to the back door. This design of path was present when the house was bought." Other suggestions were also ridiculed. It would be a great help if Sykes were to have a filter of available houses which identifies ones with ground floor bedrooms and step free access for disabled people.

    Reviewed by John3.1Jun 2022

  • "Generally very good However early in the holiday we wrote to the hotel (in whose grounds the cottage stands) with a list of defects- some of these could have been remedied during our stay."

    Nothing was done at all.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4May 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at The Stables."

    All our party loved the space and the tranquility of the area. Once you get to know how to work the cooker it's a pleasure to cook on it. We can't wait to come back. The staff at the hotel were great, we needed a different chair as one of the legs were wobbly, we phoned and within 10 minutes we had a new one. Great service. Thanks for allowing us to share your beautiful building, it made our Wedding Anniversary so much better.

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2021

  • "The place needs some money spent on it the sofas are terrible , the cooker it’s impossible to use not happy would never return !"

    needs some card and attention

    Reviewed by Lorraine1.9Oct 2021

  • "Lovely little village with many lovely beaches within driving distance."

    House was big, clean and well kitted out to keep everyone amused. We had a great time

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was outstanding."

    Very comfortable and in a nice quiet location and a great point to explore the local surroundings. Nice bonus to have the hotel in the grounds where we could go and enjoy a drink. Staff very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "Spacious cottage with 2 bedrooms downstairs, both doubles, one of which has an en-suite with a shower and the main bathroom downstairs has a bath and shower."

    upstairs there is a large double bed with another bathroom with a shower and bath and a cosy snug. Large kitchen area with everything you need and there is a wheelchair ramp at the back of the property. If you are disabled the main bathroom with bath and shower may be hard to get into but it is large enough to fit a wheelchair in and my disabled sister managed to have a wash at the sink instead. Cottage extremely clean. Beds comfy. Local shops about 10 minute drive away (main ones in Stranraer) we found a couple of restaurants to eat in at night in Portpatrick (taxi £16 each way if your not up to driving) but pre booking is advised and the hotel sorted this out for us . If eating in at the cottage the Rayburn Is easy to use. The hotel staff are very friendly and we had the option to go across to the hotel to have a cooked breakfast each mornings if we wanted (pre booking is required) good WIFI connection and TV options. Nice private back garden. Small playground for the kids but not sure if this is connected to the hotel? we loved this cottage and would recommend it it if you are looking for a peaceful getaway

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating
  • Rayburn cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 x TVs, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn
  • Access to hotel grounds and facilities
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.4 miles

The property

Sandhead 2.3 miles.

Found on the grounds of the gorgeous Torrs Warren Country House Hotel is this cosy detached cottage, offering idyllic views of lush communal fields and out to fresh Scottish countryside.

The Stables is a welcoming retreat for a group of six to discover natural Scottish beauty, entering into a sweeping driveway to your very own tranquil haven.

Feel at home as you enter this stunning abode, with well-presented décor throughout stylish paintings, an imposing grandfather clock and contemporary amenities.

Evenings can be enjoyed in the large open-plan living space, boasting two plush and homely sofas sat in front of a wall-mounted TV, whilst a circular dining table rests behind, providing the perfect space for intimate family dinners over a bottle of wine and good company.

Rustle up your self-catered meals in the comforts of a spacious well-equipped kitchen, fitted with all the amenities needed for your cooking needs.

The ground-floor is perfectly laid out for those with mobility issues, hosting an elegant king-size with its own en-suite shower room, additionally there's also another king-size bedroom and a handy utility space.

Use the garden during those warm summer months, sipping on an ice cold beverage as you relax in the peaceful surroundings.

On a rainy day, head upstairs to the private snug as you snuggle up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate, or you can use this space as the area for a fun-filled games night, benefiting from a selection of books, games and a TV.

The final bedroom in the property is on this floor too, a glorious super-king-size bedroom situated below snug sloped ceilings with natural light seeping through the Velux window, a lavish TV and an incredible walk-in wardrobe.

Prepare for the day ahead in the crisp bathroom, choosing between a soothing bubble bath or a quick overhead shower before enjoying breakfast downstairs.

Relish in the surrounding scenes of natural beauty looking over the sleepy village of Stoneykirk, resting on the Torrs Warren Country House Hotel where you have full access to the hotel grounds and facilities, including a residents lounge and library, the charming bar and restaurant, as well as two and a half acres of land where you can meet the two alpacas, Patch and Porridge.

Find a village shop and welcoming pub at the neighbouring coastal village of Sandhead before taking a romantic stroll along the picturesque Luce Bay, you can also choose to spend a day here on the sandy beach, admiring the glistening waters and taking parking it water sports such as windsurfing, water-skiing, paddle boarding and fishing.

Explore the delightful encompassing countryside landscapes, heading out on the Mull of Galloway Trail down to the southerly point of sea views and striking lighthouse and RSPB Nature Reserve, with access to the Scottish Coastal Path.

Enjoy a unique day out at the Logan Botanical Gardens, admiring a breath-taking array of exotic paradise through unusual plants, rich scents, and a tropical atmosphere, housing a fantastic garden shop, the award-winning Potting Shed Bistro, and views across the Rhins of Galloway Hills.

Discover adventure at the Galloway Forest Park, offering various attractions such as a Dark Sky Park where you can gaze out to over 7000 stars and the Milky Way, historic woodland with walking trails, cycling routes, wildlife spotting and fishing opportunities!

Enjoy the trip of a lifetime with your loved ones at The Stables.

EPC Rating: Band D

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About the location


Port Logan 6.8 miles; Stranraer 7.5 miles; Cairngaan 12.6 miles

Resting within a beautiful corner of South West Scotland is Sandhead, a quaint coastal village in the council area of Dumfries and Galloway. The village overlooks the picturesque Luce Bay, home to the Sands of Luce holiday park, a popular beach offering opportunities for walks, horse riding, fishing, swimming, as well as a sheltered bay with watersports, whilst amenities in the area include a village shop, Post Office, the Tigh Na Mara pub, a playpark, and a football pitch! The Mull of Galloway Trail is a must-do route for ramblers, starting at Stranraer and passing through Sandhead over to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most southerly point, boasting an imposing lighthouse, a lovely nature reserve and a charming coffee shop. Must-see attractions in close proximity include the ancient Kirkmadrine Stones dating back to the 400s, the 16th Century Dunskey Castle, and the impressive Logan House & Gardens, filled with magical woodlands and colourful gardens. Other outstanding attractions and destinations in this area include the vibrant town of Stranraer, also known as 'The Toon', the calm fishing waters of Loch Ryan, and the mesmerizing Logan Botanic Gardens. With so much to do in the area, Sandhead offers the perfect peaceful base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas