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Squirrel Cottage

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



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful modern cottage with fantastic layout."

    Great family setup

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Squirrel Cottage."

    It was immaculate and beautifully furnished. We sat and watched the birds while having our breakfast. We had some lovely surprises left for us which we really appreciated. Thank you for making our holiday a week to remember.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2022

  • "Welcome pack was great at the end of a long drive, only problem with this cottage is I can't move it to other places I want to visit."

    ..definitely one of the best cottages I've stayed in!

    Reviewed by MikeJun 2022

  • "Lovely modern designed, comfortable, well quipped cottage."

    Welcome pack of bread was nice touch and even fresh flowers. Surrounding area quiet, scenic with plenty of country walks. Will definitely return, which says a lot!

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    It was extremely comfortable, clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The welcome pack was fantastic and the homemade bread was delicious. The fresh flowers throughout the cottage were a lovely touch. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and there were some lovely walks around the local area. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2022

  • "An absolute gem of a cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and the welcome pack was a absolute bonus..every detail is lovingly done,and its so comfortable. There is lots of space for 4 people,and there was nothing I would change just perfect..

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2022

  • "First Class"

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2022

  • "The Cottage is exceptional."

    Every detail is thought of. The welcome pack is the best we have ever had. Would highly recommend and love to return in the future. The area beautiful (but pub in village rubbish!!) and the people are so friendly. Super place all round.

    Reviewed by JudithMar 2022

  • "Such a beautiful cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped. There was every attention to detail. The welcome pack was fantastic, the best one I have ever had. Our bed was very comfortable and as there was only my husband and me we didn't try out the other one

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing and the accommodation was of a very high standard."

    Very clean and comfortable. They have given a great deal of thought to the needs of those who stay there and this really shows. I highly recommend this accommodation. The pictures are exactly how the accommodation is. We hope to be back soon. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage which is furnished and presented to a very high standard."

    No expense has been spared from the quality of beds, furnishings and general decor. Very well equipped, owners really have thought of everything and the welcome back is the best I’ve ever had as a seasoned cottage user. Cannot fault this lovely, cosy cottage in any way, go try it out.

    Reviewed by ClareJan 2022

  • "We had a lovely 5 day stay at Squirrel Cottage."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and is furnished with all the features and facilities that you could possibly want. The village is quiet but only a short drive from Stranraer.

    Reviewed by AlastairJan 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage."

    Would recommend to anyone. 5 stars.

    Reviewed by RupertDec 2021

  • "Absolutley wonderful."

    Excellent adaptations and communication with us. Will definitely stay here again and would recommend to all.

    Reviewed by KatherineDec 2021

  • "We absolutely loved this property, it was clean, spacious, comfortable and in a great location."

    The property is of a very high standard and the little extras the owner applies before your stay is lovely. All appliances are labeled with instructions and a folder with instructions for your stay and leaving the property is set out clearly in the property information. We would most definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by JoanNov 2021

  • "The property was excellent."

    Lovely decor and comfort. The owners have clearly invested a lot into the property.

    Reviewed by RobNov 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by ShirleyOct 2021

  • "Squirell cottage was beautiful."

    So clean an comfy.pam kirk

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2021

  • "Squirrel Cottage is by far the best cottage we have stayed in yet."

    Everything has been done to the highest standard with many extras. Super clean and comfortable. The owners have really gone the extra mile to make it a home from home and the welcome treats were superb. The fresh flowers and Prosecco were a very welcome added bonus! We wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by JoySep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Squirrel Cottage."

    It was very well equipped and in a beautiful location. The owners left us an amazing welcome pack which included homemade bread, and Rocky road which was delicious!! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this holiday let, as it has everything you need and more.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2021

  • "Best cottage we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in a lot)."

    Very comfortable, very clean, great facilities, great welcome.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "Fabulous location."

    Stunning cottage, and I mean really, proper, stunning.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "This cottage is absolutely stunning from top to bottom!"

    The finishing throughout is to a really high standard, the beds are just unreal and the little touches, such as the provided toiletries and homemade rocky road on arrival get your holiday off to a great start. The information pack with details on the local area and suggestions of things to do is really accurate and helpful. There's a lovely traditional pub about 30 seconds away which serves lovely homecooked food too which is really handy after a long day exploring the beautiful surroundings. Also, Lady's Bay is a small cove style beach about 10 minutes drive away from the cottage, which is just gorgeous, so that's a definite must see!!

    Reviewed by SeanJul 2021

  • "This cottage is amazing, every need catered for."

    A very relaxing location. Spotlessly clean, cant praise it enough.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2021

  • "An excellent cottage to get away from it all and unwind."

    The fresh home-made bread, cheese, pickle, home-made rocky road, toiletries - and the Prosecco - on arrival were an added bonus. The fresh flowers around the property were also beautiful. The cottage was also spotless throughout. Highly highly recommended! May well stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage where a lot of care and attention has gone into it, high spec furnishings and extremely comfortable."

    The hospitality of the owner is second to none, on arrival freshly baked oat soda bread, rocky road, prosecco, cheese, chutney, butter, milk, olive oil, tea and coffee. Lovely fresh flowers in the porch, lounge and kitchen added that special touch. This cottage has everything you need and we had a thoroughly enjoyable week there, shame we had to leave!

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "From the second we arrived we knew we had booked somewhere really special for our holiday in Scotland."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more for a perfectly relaxing getaway. A great base for exploring local points of interest along with great doorstep walks and a fabulous place to return to and relax in the evening….. we didnt want to leave!! Cant wait to return!

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, spotlessly clean and superbly equipped."

    The helpful, friendly owners have thought of everything (including the unexpected welcome goodies which were so delicious), even down to an OS map! Information on the area and restaurant recommendations were great, and the nearby pub and landlord very welcoming. A fabulous week, thanks.

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2021

  • "Squirt cottage had everything we needed, a really fabulous and comfortable house to stay in."

    Lots of great walks locally, we walked from the house and along coastal paths from Portpatrick.

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, owners really do think of everything."

    Had a lovely week with perfect weather too! Take some binoculars for all the spectacular wildlife around!

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with the best of facilities and hospitality."

    A very quiet and traditional village and the area around offered plenty to see and do. I would certainly visit Squirrel Cottage again.

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2021

  • "We had a very relaxing break based in this lovely accommodation."

    Squirrel Cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard. The house was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We were made to feel most welcome, thank you.

    Reviewed by PatriciaNov 2020

  • "Considering the current times and difficulties we all face, booking and staying at this property was simple and easy."

    While I was kept informed and the property was made 'safe', it didn't impact things at all. I loved my stay here and will definitely be back..

    Reviewed by GaryOct 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage with all amenities of a very high standard."

    Set in a quiet village with local walks, the scenery is beautiful.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2020

  • "This cottage has been done out to a very high standard."

    Everything is top quality and nothing has been overlooked. The beds are extremely comfortable and and the standard of finish throughout the whole cottage can't be faulted. The area is stunning with plenty to see and visit. It helped that we were given that special treat 'a Scottish holiday with virtually wall to wall sunshine!). The welcome gifts were an added bonus and serious kudos was given to the cook for their Rocky Road pieces and amazing homemade loaf..they were simply delicious!. I would not hesitate to recommend this property and would certainly re-visit if that became an option in the future. The local shop in the next village (5 mins by car) is reasonably stocked and priced and their are a number of major supermarkets in nearby Stranraer. We didn't get to visit the pub in the village (a mixture of timings and Covid restrictions) but heard/read good reviews. All in all a fantastic break in a stunning cottage. Simon, Maxine and Ella (16) - Aug '20. Preston, Lancs.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2020

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  • 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

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.

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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