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Marbeth, Bridge of Aldouran

Leswalt, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 973522)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Marbeth is a wonderful,wonderful letting."

    Sharon & Graham have thought of everything.Everything we needed was there Leswalt is a very quiet place but a good base for visiting Stranraer,Portpatrick, is also just a short drive away from a nice garden centre with a nice cafe.We will definitely be returning. Brenda & Danny Allan & Charlie(Our dog)

    Reviewed by DanielJun 2022

  • "Second time staying here and it did not disappoint."

    Immaculate with everything you need. Big enclosed garden for the dog to run about and our weather was great. The owners have thought of everything and I cannot recommend highly enough. Great base with loads of exploring on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by GayleApr 2022

  • "Nothing but praise for this property."

    It had everything you could possibly need. It is situated on a very quiet road, with some excellent places to visit very close by. It is less than 10 mins. from the centre of Stranraer by car. With blue skies every day, could not have been better!

    Reviewed by LeslieApr 2022

  • "The house and facilities in our holiday home was faultless."

    Everything you could wish for in comfort and cleanliness. It was in a lovely position with views out to the countryside but the only downfall we found was no privacy in the garden! We didn’t need to use the patio area or the bbq but during good weather could see it could be an issue!

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2022

  • "Really comfortable, cosy property."

    Has everything you need. Great location for access to beaches & beauty spots.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2022

  • "We were really pleased with our stay at Marbeth."

    It's a lovely house with everything you need and very dog friendly. Furniture and bed very comfortable, lovely and warm with plenty of hot water and everything very clean. Local (dog) walks are really nice and it's only a 5 minute drive to the facilities in Stranraer. We will definitely book Marbeth for our next stay in Galloway.

    Reviewed by AnitaOct 2021

  • "Was very easy to complete the booking also kept us informed with information on property."

    This was our second visit to Marbeth and we were delighted once again with the property, a lovely house with great facilities for us and our dog. A great base for visiting and touring around the Galloway areas. leswalt is a lovely friendly village with very well stocked shop also Aldouran Wetlands a must to visit and only across road from Marbeth.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "It’s a great base to visit southern Scotland."

    A lovely house to go back to after great days out

    Reviewed by EricAug 2021

  • "Really well presented and spotless."

    Best equipped house I have rented. Great walking for dog just across the road. Very quiet and peaceful area and fantastic beaches within 5 miles of house.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2021

  • "Really comfortable, nicely presented and clean."

    In a good location in a quiet village with lots of roads radiating from the village. One of the best holiday homes we have been to out of the many we have visited.

    Reviewed by FrankJun 2021

  • "House in very quiet village with views over surrounding farmland ."

    Very warm clean and comfy beds.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2020

  • "We had a lovey few days."

    House was everything we needed. Clean and comfortable and not too far away from days out to Portpatrick and Stranraer where we enjoyed walking along the sea front and stopping off for nice food and coffee. We enjoyed relaxing and where the house was was lovely and quiet. We didn't meet the owners but they phoned a few times before our trip to confirm a few things. They were really nice and helpful and the house just felt so homely. We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and everything was catered for by the owners."

    Well worth the stay. We would highly recommend the cottage to all. There was plenty to do despite the current restrictions.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "Great house with all the facilities and space you need for a family of 4 plus a dog."

    The location was ideal to explore the local sights. The house itself looked newly refurbished and exceeded our expectations and very comfortable. The house was a lot nicer than other holiday let’s we have stayed in and would def recommend to anyone looking to explore the area.

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2020

  • "This was our third visit to Marbeth and the beautiful surrounding area."

    As usual, the house was immaculately presented and formed the comfortable and homely base for our stay. With local amenities and Aldouran Glen mere footsteps away, we couldn't wish for more. In addition, the location forms a perfect base for short travel to Kirroughtree, Glentrool, Mabie and Dalbeattie, all of which offer fantastic walks and mountain bike trails. Our particular favourite being Kirroughtree Forest, where the stunning views and breathtaking setting created the opportune backdrop for a marriage proposal - what could be better? From Marbeth, travel to Broadsea Bay, Port Patrick, Port Logan and the Mull of Galloway are all very reasonable and each location gives stunning scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. Similarly, Port Logan Fish Pond, Logan Botanical Gardens and Glenwhan Gardens are well worth a visit for their tranquil and calm environment. We have yet to be disappointed by this idyllic area of the country and will certainly return to Marbeth soon.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "Great place to relax, Quiet area."

    A great base for exploring the surrounding area. Hope to be back in the future.

    Reviewed by RitchieJul 2020

  • "We try to visit Scotland as often as we can and chose Stranraer area as we had not been to this area."

    The house was situated in a quiet village outside Stranraer perfect for dog walking. The house was so comfortable and warm especially because the weather was not brilliant. Everything in the house had been carefully chosen to make it feel like your own home for the duration of the holiday. I would thoroughly recommend the house and the area to visit a number of places of interest. We would visit again if we could. Murphy our dog loved it too!!

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Location in village very central to explore the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2019

  • "Really well maintained, comfortable and clean, a real pleasure, am looking to book again next year"

    Reviewed by StanSep 2019

  • "Excellent in every way."

    Immaculately clean and very well equipped, even down to dog bowls, towels and biscuits. Owner popped in initially - very friendly. One of the best holiday lets ever. Thankyou Sharon and Graham

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2019

  • "We had a lovely week at Marbeth the house is well thought out everything you want is there."

    Nice and spacious. Garden is secure try as he might doggo could not find an escape route. Area is quiet but we went there for that .Only a few miles into Stranraer for all shopping we needed.We enjoyed the walks along the shoreline never seen so many shells for years and huge variety of birds. Met the very pleasant owners who have a lot to be proud of in their lovely holiday let.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2019

  • "The house was like a home from home and the area surrounding was stunning plenty ..."

    The house was like a home from home and the area surrounding was stunning plenty of sightseeing and things to do, even trips to Ireland for the day

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2019

  • "The property was better than expected, utterly beautiful house and spotlessly ..."

    The property was better than expected, utterly beautiful house and spotlessly clean the owner's were really friendly and everything you could need was on site even down to a jar of dog biscuits the area has loads to do and see (The Mull of Galloway and Gem stone museum are both must see )

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2019

  • "Lovely, well equipped holiday home."

    When we entered the property we were welcomed with a greeting card, fresh flowers, chocolates, oatcakes, tea selection, biscuits and milk in the fridge! This is above and beyond anything we have previously booked. In addition the owners Sharon and Graham turned up to great us and check if we needed anything which whilst wasn't essential, is a very lovely way to personalise the booking and holiday experience. The house was well situated especially for our young children (4yr old and a 20mth old). Play park is about a 1 minute walk from the house and a 'Gruffalo trail' is about a 5 minute walk away in Aldouran wood. There are also some feeder stations for birds and red squirrels which are regularly frequented. Stranraer is only a 10 minute drive away and has a wonderful park (Agnew Park) which has mini train rides, go karts and pirate sand pit area. Our eldest was asking to go back again and again here. There are some quiet beaches in this area too. We went to Lady Bay (bit tricky to drive down to), Port Patrick and our favorite Port Logan. The house itself has a good sized garden which is secure with the driveway gate. Rolling countryside view to the rear with Tor O Craig monument lining the horizon for the sunsets. Well equipped kitchen too with everything you would generally need. Overall we have been greatly impressed and certainly be looking to book this property again when we decide to return to this area.

    Reviewed by CraigJul 2019

  • "Thank you for a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage was very clean & tidy with loads of info on the local area. We were so comfortable there, it was like sleeping in a 5* hotel, the best nights sleep I’ve had in a long time. The owners, Sharon & Graham had thought of everything, even putting down food dishes for my dog also dog treats in a jar. They had fresh cut flowers in the dining area, they were very thoughtful. I would definitely stay here again & again, one for the care & thoughtfulness that goes into the accommodation & two for the village & people who are so welcoming, the bonus being breathtaking views Thank you for everything you did to make our stay most enjoyable

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2019

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage in a superb location."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped and the welcome from the owners was fabulous. Ideally located for visiting many of the beautifully scenic areas in close proximity to Stranraer.

    Reviewed by DouglasJul 2019

  • "First class accomadation."

    Great for walking dog in Alduoran glen and wetlands.Perfect for touring Galloway coast.perfect for evenings in with plenty of board games TV and nice sun room to use for reading.Also there eas a nice welcome pack of tea coffee milk and cookies.As well as biscuits for our dog.Overall we had a good time and would definitely book Marbeth again I highly reccomend this cottage.thank you sharon and graham ten out of ten for making our holiday a success.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2019

  • "Very friendly owner."

    Extremely well appointed and comfortable dog-friendly accommodation. Nice touches from the welcome tray (and dog treats!) to fresh flowers in the dining room. Excellent village location to explore local Galloway area. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2019

  • "Brillant house, everything in it what you could possibel need!"

    Reviewed by TrudyJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cosy holiday home with everything you need."

    Ideal location to explore Dumfries and Galloway. Ideal if you want to escape and enjoy the countryside, we were lucky to watch deer out of the back window in the field. Fantastic value for money. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by RonaldJun 2019

  • "The house is lovely and comfortable with tea, coffee, sugar and milk waiting for you when you arrive."

    Extremely clean and inviting in a quiet location. Excellent views to the rear with binoculars provided in the bedroom. Very well equipped and the icing on the cake would be the addition of a dishwasher. However, this minor point would not stop me from booking Marbeth again. Great place in a great location.

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2019

  • "The house was very clean, comfortable, welcoming - even Tea, Coffee, sugar and milk were ready for us!"

    Beds very comfy, WIFI available. Sharon and Graham checked in during the week to see if we were happy - nice people. Lovely location, walks etc. Not too far for beaches. We would book again to come to Marbeth at some point. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Stephen JohnApr 2019

  • "Had the pleasure of staying in marbeth holiday home unfortunately for work reasons,the house was easy to find,it is fully equipped & very clean would definitely recommend this property."

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2019

  • "This was a really enjoyable experience and I recommend the accommodation for its facilities, location and willingness to accept dogs."

    Despite the owner telling Sykes on a number of occasions that the village does not have a pub, this amenity is still advertised. There is no pub in the village. There are pubs within driving distance and very nice they were, especially The Crown in Portpatrick about 20 minutes drive away. The area is extremely picturesque and despite Stranraer having seen 'better' days it is still a pleasant town to visit with everything you might need, including a sea front. Shopping can be done at either Tesco's or Morrison's, with the later having a good value petrol station. A great family + dog friendly holiday home and location. Others have mentioned the dogs either side of the property, yes they do bark, but only when you pull onto the drive but remain quiet after you enter the cottage. They are not a problem in my opinion.

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time in Leswalt and the surrounding areas, the home itself is immaculate and the hosts had thought of everything."

    The house was very well presented and we felt as if we were at home. In addition, the garden was a great area to relax and have a BBQ, where the dog could play and make friends with the neighbours' dogs through the fence, and deer could be seen in the field behind us. Furthermore, the setting is ideal, with Aldouran Glen a very short walk from the front door, a lovely stroll through a peaceful wooded valley (complete with Gruffalo). The village itself is very quiet with friendly neighbours, sociable dogs and a helpful village shop. There are a variety of easily accessible day trips including Port Logan, Port Patrick and Galloway Forest which are appropriate for any age. This is definitely a holiday we would repeat and have already booked in for next year.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2018

  • "Marbeth is a lovely well equipped house."

    Excellent facilities. Brilliant comfy beds. Great shower. With out a shadow of doubt the best self catering house we have stayed in. Spotlessly clean. Welcome pack and every extra you could think of. I would say best suited to people with experience of dogs as there are dogs in most of the properties around including both neighbours and if you are not dog lovers they are little bit in your face. BUT they only make a noise when you arrive home. Please bear mind this is a residential area with ‘real’ people who may enjoy the odd drink and loud music but this doesn’t detract from the overall experience. Lovely owners. We enjoyed our stay and would revisit if we visit Stranraer again. Nice location close to town. Loads of stuff to do in the area. Lovely doggy walks in the area. Aldouran gardens over the road were lovely and Harry loved his walkies!!!!!! Recommended.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2018

  • "Marbeth was one of the best cottages we have used Very well equipped and very welcoming owners Highly recommended"

    Reviewed by IanJul 2018

  • "Holiday cottage very comfortable, and well presented."

    However, the only disappointment were the dogs either side of the property which were continually barking, which we found very intrusive when trying to relax in the garden. *****Owner Response***** Thank you for your feedback regarding the neighbouring dogs. We are so sorry this is negative although your email was positive and you commented you had such a lovely time. We do state in the house information folder that the dogs on either side are friendly and that one is just a pup and both respond when spoken to. There may have been a clash of personality between your dog Holly and the dogs and I can only sincerely apologise for this.

    Reviewed by DorisJun 2018

  • "It’s in a really good location for visiting the south west of Scotland."

    In the village is a small shop where you can get a newspaper milk bread etc.A 5 mins walk away is the Aldouran wetlands. It’s a great place for all ages We saw a roe dear while in the woods and lots of different birds. Red squirrels are there too.The accommodation was faultless and very comfortable. Plenty hot water good shower.

    Reviewed by EricMay 2018

  • "Sharon & Graham made us very welcome."

    The house was very comfortable & relaxing & all mod cons. Ideal place to tour the Galloway peninsula. Everyone was very welcoming & friendly.

    Reviewed by JanetteApr 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x super kingsize (zip/link, can be twin beds on request)
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Small sun room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off road parking for cars
  • Lockable storage
  • Rear lawned enclosed fenced garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, strictly no pets in bedrooms
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 minute walk
  • Note: Popular village of Portpatrick 9 miles from the property
  • Note: Aldouran wetlands 2 min walk
  • Note: If guests are wanting the super kingsize bed as twin please notify the owner/office at the time of booking. Note: Nearest Pub is 3 miles
  • Note: There is a gate halfway down the drive between back door and road to secure the back garden
  • Please note, there will be a supplement charge to charge electric cars

The property

This semi-detached, recently renovated house situates itself in the rural Scottish village of Leswalt.

Enjoying soothing countryside views and with some fine opportunities nearby bring your friends or family along to enjoy this wonderful stay.

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About the location


Stranraer 3 miles

A pretty, rural village in Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland, near the popular town of Stranraer. Leswalt provides a well-stocked village shop, there is also a playing field with football goals and Stranraer Golf Club sits just outside of the village. Stranraer is just three miles away, a town offering a good range of amenities as well as the fascinating Town Trail, museum and a stunning harbour. Further afield, for you avid walkers, lies the Galloway Forest Park, offering wondrous views and plenty of walking and cycling paths.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas