Came across this wee cottage on trip adviser and so glad we did, travelled down to visit my sister with my two kids and stayed at this cottage there is everything you need for a perfect holiday beautiful countryside and plenty to do and Philip the owner was fantastic as we booked at such short notice can't fault the place and will certainly be going back
The accommodation is in what used to be the servants quarters of country house. It comprises a semi-basement kitchen, a living-room upstairs from thence, and a bed-room on a mezzanine above.
Heating is by night storage radiators. This is an old, and listed building. Insulation against inclement weather is limited. In a really cold weather, you may need to wear warm clothing.
Caveats aside, the accommodation is well presented, and very clean. Free WIFI is available, as is satellite TV. The countryside around is most pleasant, and if you go to port patrick, you can see Belfast Bay! There is a ferry service to Belfast, and Larne, but the prices for the service are ridiculous. The house grounds are pleasant to walk around, but our weather was not good, so we did not see the place in its best light.
Would we go back?
This is not a judgement upon the accommodation, rather it is upon the area. I am a coeliac. I need gluten free food. This are is not the best equipped to meet my needs.
There is a gluten-free chip shop in Stranraer, but I have to say, its products are not a near match to our favourite chip shop in Winterbourne.
We did enjoy our stay in the area, but I cannot see us returning. This is not a judgement of the accommodation.
Should anyone want to go to the area, then, yes, this is a good place to stay.
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A lovely place in the southern Scottish countryside, every bit as nice as the pictures show. Philip the owner bent over backward to accommodate us, and the unit is well equipped with everything needed and a lot of extras, such as a collection of DVDs and player, a dishwasher and clothes washer, the latter a great convenience. The bed was very comfortable, the rooms large and pleasant.
The place is fabulous and a great value. The grounds are lovely if you wish to stay nearby, and the location provides easy access to Stranraer, Portpatrick, the Mull of Galloway and other nearby points of interest.
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We had a wonderful 3 night break here. The apartment and grounds are beautiful. The owners made us very welcome and , as we had a personal reason for staying here, they had also gathered information for us which was hugely appreciated.
Over the 3 days we walked the first section of the Southern Upland Way from Portpatrick, which is beautiful, as well as exploring some of the Gardens in the area and drove as far as Kirkcudbright , which was easily done in a day, stopping off at various places as we made our way back.
Coming back to Kildrochet at the end of a busy day was so relaxing, you could not find a better place to stay in this area.
We hope to return at some point and explore the area even more.
We were hoping to book a cottage last minute in Portpatrick but everything was taken as it was the September holiday weekend, We came across the advert for Kildrochet Cottage, only a few minutes drive from Portpatrick and are so glad we did. I can't tell you how beautiful this place is, and so peaceful. It is furnished and equipped to the highest standard with everything you could possibly need for a five star getaway. Our two little dogs had a great time wandering through the extensive gardens and surrounding wooded area too. There are so many places you can get to from there within a few minutes drive, and we shall definitely book to go back again.