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Squirrel Cottage

Kirkcolm, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1043977)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage was exceptional.”

    By far the best cottage we have stayed in. Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. The welcome goodies were an added bonus, the bread was delicious thank you and the fresh flowers a nice touch. We will definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.

    By far the best cottage we have stayed in. Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. The welcome goodies were an added bonus, the bread was delicious thank you and the fresh flowers a nice touch. We will definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.

    - Miss Cox, October 2021

The property

Stranraer 6.6 miles.

Resting quietly in the picturesque village of Kirkcolm, you will find the fabulous Squirrel Cottage.

Beautifully appointed with contemporary furnishings, this attractive holiday home offers the ultimate self-catering stay for two couples or a group of four who seek an escape to Scotland.

Place a log on the woodburning stove and allow yourself to sink into the plush corner sofa, before turning on the TV to unwind with an entertaining movie.

Admire the striking coffee table as you place down your cup of tea, and make your way over to the sleek black dining table to discuss your plans for the upcoming days with the group.

Wander into the impressive, fully-fitted kitchen, complete with all of the essentials for a fantastic self-catering stay; let your culinary skills shine as you take to the eye-catching stainless steel range cooker and begin to prepare a mouth-watering meal with the help of the induction hob.

Step out onto the veranda through the back door and a couple of steps, and delight in a bottle of your favourite wine as you socialize with friends, watching as the sun sets on another memorable day in Scotland.

Head back indoors to choose between two stunning king-size bedrooms, each decorated with chic neutral tones and stylish bedside tables, together creating a luxurious space for guests to retreat to at the end of the day.

Those staying in the master bedroom will enjoy taking their time to get ready for the day ahead at the beautiful black dressing table, before selecting their outfit from the spacious built-in storage, while guests staying across the hall can take advantage of the flexible sleeping arrangements by transforming the lovely king-size bed into two singles, if required.

Let your worries wash away as you indulge in a tranquil soak in the bath, located on the first floor, whilst your towel keeps nice and toasty on the handy heated towel rail.

Take advantage of the ground-floor shower room with a quick, refreshing shower, for those days when you're eager to get out and about exploring the local area.

There are several excellent local walks and paths that have been recently upgraded in Kirkcolm and the surrounding area, which is great for guests who enjoy scenic walks.

Take a relaxing morning stroll along the shore of breath-taking Loch Ryan, or stop by the town of Stranraer to explore the grounds of Agnew Park and Stranraer Museum, before watching as boats bob happily in the waters of the local harbour.

Hop on the train for a scenic ride to the city of Glasgow, or jump in the car and drive to the mesmerizing Galloway Park for breath-taking hikes boasting incredible landscapes and eye-catching historical landmarks, such as Grey Man of the Merrick and Bruce's Stone.

Lose yourself in the enchanting history of Glenluce Abbey ruins or enjoy a quick nine holes at the Stranraer Golf Club, home to unrivalled seascapes.

On your return to the cottage, stop by the local supermarket to pick up all of your favourite snacks for an evening in front of the TV, or grab some groceries needed for a mouth-watering picnic in the park.

Make unforgettable memories with your loved ones in Scotland at Squirrel Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be two singles upon request), 1 x king-size
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living room/ diner with woodburning stove
  • Eco heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker and induction hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside & off-road parking available
  • Enclosed rear patio garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 0.2 miles, shop 4.4 miles
  • Note: This property is close to a stream, please consider this when booking and supervise children

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About the location


Stranraer 6 miles.

Kirkcolm, formerly known as Stewarton, which was established in the early 17th Century, is a small village on the tip of the Rhins of Galloway Peninsula. The village offers a homely, welcoming pub and an excellent children’s playpark. Nearby are lovely walks to the coast with superb birdwatching. The village is just 6 miles from Stranraer which is situated at the head of Loch Ryan and has a long history as a ferry port. Stranraer is the gateway to the Rhins of Galloway Peninsula and the town’s main attraction is the Castle of St John, which is a ruined four-story tower house built around 1500. Stranraer Museum can be found in the old town hall.
Three miles east of Stranraer is Castle Kennedy Gardens where you will find the castle, two lochs, a giant lily pond and an avenue of monkey puzzle tree. The quaint seaside village of Portpatrick, with a multitude of pubs and eateries is 11 miles away.
For golfing enthusiasts there are a number of courses including Dunskey near Portpatrick, Creachmore near Stranraer and the world renowned course at Trump Turnberry is an hour away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas