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Rose Cottage

Stranraer, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 8201)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage and garden set beside beautiful bluebell woods"

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2022

  • "A lovely setting with spectacular views."

    The garden was beautiful and full of widlife.Th cottage was ok but seating not the most comfortable

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Lovely secluded cottage but just a short drive to town for shopping."

    Very nice garden for people & dog, we saw lots of wildlife including pheasant & deer in the garden. Towels were listed but not provided at the property so had to go to town to buy them as couldn’t call property owner as there is no mobile service. Bed was comfy & house was welcoming. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2022

  • "Rose Cottage is in a stunning setting - the cottage was very clean and everything you need is provided including wood for the log burner."

    We were very fortunate with the weather and loved sitting outside watching & listening to the wildlife in the garden and trying to guess each species of bird. There are lots of beautiful clean beaches just a short car drive away but there are also walks from the door. It was lovely to meet Caroline-the owner, who also gave advice on local walks and also thanks to her for the Wine & Cakes - delicious. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone who wants to get away from it all for a quiet break in the countryside.

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully situated in an idyllic setting with fields and woods."

    The cottage was fantastic with every possible device to hand. The kitchen had everything necessary, the living room with log fire was so comfortable, and the bedrooms had plenty of space and electric blankets to keep you warm. Ample supply of logs kept the cottage warm when needed. A picturesque Summer house in the back garden was a treat. You could sit and have tea and read or play cards. You looked down towards the cottage to watch the many birds constantly feeding from a substantial bird feeder which attracted a pheasant and the elusive red squirrels too. I forgot to mention there was a modern television which kept you informed of the latest news. I managed to get a signal for my mobile phone within the cottage and a stronger signal in the Summer house. I would recommend the Rose Cottage highly.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Good bits. Lovely cottage in a beautiful area that is clean and well equipped."

    Bad bits. No Broadband. Stove is too big for the room so lounge is unbearably hot whilst rest of the property is luke warm. Had a power cut one evening and overnight. Only realised the following morning that the electricity supply is by coin operated meter and didn't bring a supply of coins. Should have been made clear in the description beforehand so you can plan ahead and avoid any inconvenience.

    Reviewed by EugeneOct 2020

  • "Cottage and garden excellent, very clean, as stated wifi very hit and miss, was ..."

    Cottage and garden excellent, very clean, as stated wifi very hit and miss, was a shame booked 4 nights only stayed 3 we left a day early as bed was far too hard to sleep comfortably

    Reviewed by AileenJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday, rose cottage was lovely we loved the fact it was near woodland and the amount of wildlife we spotted was amazing."

    We saw deer, woodpeckers, hares, squirrels and pheasants all in the garden. We went on some lovely walks in the area with our children and dog and then came back and enjoyed the log fire on an evening. Lovely time we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2019

  • "The cottage and surrounding area wraps itself around you and makes you enthusiastic to explore all the amazing sights."

    The owner is well informed, helpful and a perfect host.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2019

  • "We very much enjoyed every aspect of this holiday."

    The cottage was spotless when we arrived, and all amenities were available. Mrs. Jamieson, the owner, was very helpful, and kept us informed about the work being carried out by the utility company. The bird feeders in the garden attracted lots of different species, with pheasants and rabbits also paying a visit. We would highly recommend a visit to the lighthouses. The views out to sea and cliff faces are stunning. This was one of those holidays that we didn't want to end. All in all a great experience.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2019

  • "This is a delightful peaceful cottage with beautiful walks around it, ideal for summer, however can imagine in colder months could be cold, owner does have electric heaters and plenty of these but you will have to pay extra on the electric meter for them although 7 pound is put in meter on arrival, as she so rightly says this is to prevent heaters being left on when there is no need however property only has 2 storage heaters."

    All in all I would definitely return in the summer months,

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and garden."

    Great with a dog, but would have liked a little more information on where it was acceptable to walk the dog. Well equipped and comforable.

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday, the owner is very friendly but leaves you alone just introduces herself and thats it, we were comfortable and had every home from home comfort."

    the gardens and summer house made the most of the outside space. very dog friendly, we are most definately booking again for next year, we want to explore more of this beautiful part of scotland

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Had a wonderful time at Rose Cottage, had everything you need for a peaceful relaxing holiday."

    Lots of wildlife to watch, pheasants, red squirrels, deer, jay, woodpecker and lots of other garden birds. There is a lovely summer house to sit in too.

    Reviewed by LindseyMay 2019

  • "The peace and quiet at this cottage is unbelievable."

    The log burner brilliant.The owner on hand if needed.Very central to this part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by LeslieApr 2019

  • "No night lights, obtrusive noises or traffic jams to spoil the ambience of the cottage."

    No hesitation in recommending this little Gem for a peaceful break in a beautiful part of Southern Scotland, I will be re-booking later in the year.

    Reviewed by TomMar 2019

  • "Cottage lovely with a very friendly owner."

    Garden and wooded area fantastic for children and dogs.Area was fantastic. Amazing wildlife, red squirrels and pheasants regular visitors to the garden.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage, nice owner left us a bottle of lovely wine."

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2018

  • "Lovely garden."

    .not enclosed but never said it would be and was great---wood right beside you and owner had lots of bird feeders and water for the birds of which were plenty.Roe deer about and red squirrels.Lovely walks and places to visit---facilities which we liked ---dog walks ,lovely ports and harbours and garden centres --local one and one in Minnigaff and Port Logan and Castle Kennedy ---lots more.Met the owner who was lovely---Wood burning stove was great---after walking the dog during the day lovely to put on at night.Everything you would need for a chill out week.

    Reviewed by IreneSep 2018

  • "Great place to stay for the whole family brilliant place to get back to nature plenty of walks great beeches."

    Lovely setting with woods nature reserves and stunning views. The cottages was lovely and you are made to fill very welcome. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JasonJul 2018

  • "Please note that the coin meter is for all electric except storage heaters."

    Also a mobile phone signal is possible.Hope to go for another visit to this property.

    Reviewed by LeslieApr 2018

  • "Rose Cottage is a wonderful, pet friendly place to escape."

    Arriving to a roaring log fire was the perfect start to a relaxing week. There was an Abundance of wildlife in the tranquil garden and woodland surroundings and plenty of countryside and coastal walks nearby.

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the wonderful location and the peace and quiet (no mobile signal - bliss!"

    ) Cottage very cosy and comfortable and had all we needed. Our dog loved the garden and wood and the local walks.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2017

  • "Great location, private and peaceful."

    Perfect place for dog walking and some fantastic local places to visit

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating throughout and a woodburner stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Bed linen inc. in rent please bring own towels and tea towels
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden to rear with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 6 miles
  • Note: Due to a stream running through the front garden, ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: There is no mobile signal at this cottage
  • Note: Bookings cannot start on a Saturday.

The property

Stranraer 6 miles.

Charming stone-built detached former gamekeeper's cottage, superbly situated on a country estate near Stranraer in Wigtownshire in Scotland's Dumfries and Galloway region.

Surrounded by a large garden, this cottage is ideal for a family or a couple seeking a haven of tranquillity while exploring this diverse part of Scotland.

All ground floor, there are two cosy bedrooms and the accommodation is completed by a kitchen and a sitting room with a welcoming woodburner.

Outside is a large garden to the rear with a patio and is the perfect place to relax with a drink in the tranquil atmosphere and plan your activities.

The garden also attracts red squirrels, roe deer and a wide variety of birds.

Sitting in the country estate of Lochnaw Castle, the property is surrounded by delightful woodland walks, whilst fishing is available at Kirkland Fishery in the nearby village of Leswalt.

Stranraer is six miles to the east and is a bustling town in its own right on the shores of Loch Ryan.

This is a delightful cottage in a wonderful country setting which can be enjoyed 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.

Bookings cannot start on a Saturday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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