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Waters Edge

Stranraer, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1085797)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground-floor king-size with TV, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Games room with sofa bed
  • Gas central heating
  • Multi-fuel range with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV with Sky and Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking
  • Free Car Park 100 yards up the road
  • Front garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are stone steps or path access to the property entrance
  • Note: The games room is glass-fronted with safety glass, please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: The path leading up to the property is a little uneven, so please take care
  • Note: Strictly no access to the tiered garden at the rear

The property

Waters Edge is a characterful, detached cottage resting in Stranraer, Dumfries, and Galloway.

With ground-floor living and fabulous views of Loch Ryan, the cottage welcomes a family or group of eight to explore the idyllic landscapes of Scotland.

Park up in the off-road parking and admire the peaceful scene of the Loch, before taking the stone steps or path leading up to Waters Edge.

A patio area wraps around the cottage with outdoor seating to make the most of this spectacular view with your morning coffee in hand.

Step inside to find a handy porch area to kick-off boots and coats, before finding a spacious sitting room with beautiful bay windows; settle into the sofas, choosing from a plush corner sofa and two leather suites and watch the ferries peacefully glide along the Loch with the hills as their backdrop, or switch on the TV to catch your favourite shows.

Prepare delicious home-cooked meals in the well-equipped kitchen/diner which is also perfect for hosting family dinners at the dining table after the day's adventures.

Retreat to the quirky, glass-fronted games room on the first floor to watch your favourite film on the TV or stretch out on the sofa bed with a good book.

Two convenient, ground-floor bedrooms can be found in Waters Edge, a king-size and a super-king-size zip/link, to climb under the sheets and catch your rest.

A ground-floor bathroom is within easy reach for relaxing soaks in the bubble bath or rinsing off the day in the walk-in shower, whilst a separate cloakroom is perfect to quickly freshen up before venturing out.

Climb the stairs to find two twin bedrooms, both offering incredible views of the Loch and harbour, well-worth waking up to watch the sunrise.

Another bathroom contains a bath and walk-in shower, so the whole group can get ready with ease.

Be sure to venture out from this wonderful spot to explore everything Dumfries and Galloway has to offer; the centre of the delightful harbour town of Stranraer hosts excellent amenities for your self-catering stay, including supermarkets, eateries, bakeries, and attractions such as the harbour and marina to wander along and admire the views, or head to Stranraer Museum and Castle of St John to discover the town's fascinating history.

Perfect for families, head to Agnew Park, a short walk from Waters Edge, home to an excellent children’s play area, lake, café, and train, or perhaps travel to Stranraer to The Ryan Centre, for an afternoon swim.

Avid walkers can take the Southern Upland Way, a popular half-day walk to Portpatrick via Killantringan Lighthouse, taking you along dramatic cliff top paths and secluded bays.

Stranraer Golf Club is a must-visit for keen golfers and one of Scotland's Top 100 Golf Courses, whilst the gardens of Castle Kennedy, Glenwhan Gardens and the renowned Logan Botanic Gardens are all within easy reach for those seeking a peaceful escape.

Spend the day by the sea at Portpatrick, with pretty pastel-coloured houses and a popular site for sea angling, whilst the rugged coastal paths guide you to the picturesque ruins of Dunskey Castle.

Golden Sands Trekking Centre in Sandhead is also a popular recommendation, offering pony trekking and alpaca walks, whilst Glentrool in Newton Stewart promotes various walking trails, family cycling and mountain biking.

Journey a little further to Newton Stewart, a small market town along the River Cree surrounded by the Galloway hills, making it a favoured spot for hikers, bikers and walkers; head to Galloway Forest Park for some of Scotland's most breath-taking scenery with a wealth of wildlife, followed by a well-earned meal at one of the many restaurants or pubs in the town's centre.

For longer trips, head to the famous Trump Turnberry Golf Course, or perhaps tour the grand grounds of Culzean castle, perched upon Ayrshire cliffs.

For a truly spectacular base for exploring the south west coast of Scotland, choose Waters Edge as your home-away-from-home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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