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17 reviews
The gardens face West and enjoy beautiful sunsets
Master Bedroom with Kingsize Bed
Bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes
Second bedroom with twin beds
Bedrooms look out across the rear lawn and fields
Shower room
Looking across the front lawn to our paddocks and the fields beyond
Summer blooms
The lounge looks out across the courtyard
The playing field has a playcentre for children
One of our annual clutches of baby swallows
Horse-riding along Sandhead Beach
Eight miles of sandy beach and views to the Lake District Hills
Boats in the harbour at Portpatrick
Looking out to Sea from Portpatrick
A summer sunset at Ardwell Bay
Ardwell Beach
The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse
Whitefield Loch near Stranraer
Ailsa Craig from Stranraer
The ruins of Dunure Castle near Ayr
Snow-capped mountains on the Isle of Arran from the coast road
'Harry the Heron' is a regular visitor to the surrounding fields and streams
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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Ward6
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Stunning location, cottages perfect and owners so helpful”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed in Elm cottage for a week with our 2 children aged 12 and 14 years old. The location in the countryside which the cottages are situated within is stunning surrounded by country side horses and cows grazing etc all very peaceful. The owners were very helpful nothing was too much trouble they lent us maps, gave suggestions / directions of where to go / shop etc. The owners wife let our children help her feed the horses etc which they loved.
From the cottage lots of places to visit Mull of Galloway, Forest of Galloway, Laggan outdoor activities ( Kids did the zip wire 850 metres long ! and grass sledging ) . Went to Glasgow for a day trip shopping visited lighthouses at weekends can go up inside them

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Liked best: Stunning locatio beautiful cottages very helpful owners
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Steve c
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A pleasent surprise”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This property was a lovely surprise. Its very well priced and I wasn't sure what to expect for the price. The property is very well presented, its warm, well equipped and a perfect base for exploring the area.

The wifi is a bit touch and go, but in my opinion you get more than you pay for.

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Liked best: The quality to price ratio
Liked least: The property was a little close to a few other property's owned by the same people
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
31 May 2015
Thank you for choosing to holiday with us. It is my intention to install a booster which hopefully will improve the wi-fi signal. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the cottage and I do hope to be able to welcome you back again at some point in the future.
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Joe K
Borders, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Comfortable cottage set in rural location”
Reviewed 4 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Ideally located for visiting Galloway. Easy driving distance to Stranraer, Portpatrick, Isle of Whithorn ,Newton Stewart, etc. Modern cottage with all facilities set in countryside.

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Liked best: The location - in the countryside.
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Lindsey H
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
“Just the job for exploring The Rhins”
Reviewed 28 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

After a later than anticipated arrival due to car trouble, Viv and Martin's welcome and helpful advice was a tonic, as was the clean, neat cottage which was bigger than anticipated.

We spent most of the week's holiday out exploring the beaches, forests, history and the odd "Wicker Man" location site, all with easy reach of the cottage. If we'd been staying a second week I'm sure a trip to NI would have been on the cards too.

Cottage is equipped with everything you need and the beds were warm and comfortable for when all that fresh air caught up with us all.

The quiet seclusion of a country location (great for bat watching or star gazing at night too) and only minutes away from Stranraer for all modern conveniences if you need them.

This is one of our favourite holiday destinations and our first holiday cottage rental certainly helped us to discover more or the area's hidden gems.

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Liked best: Location and comforts of home ( we usually camp)
Liked least: mobile reception in the dip can be hit and miss
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tim-1862
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“A clean, well equipped little cottage”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Elm cottage is small but clean and well equipped. Four of us were able to stay there comfortably. We were provided with everything we needed to cook simple family meals. The shower was powerful and easy to use.

The cottage provided an ideal base to explore the beautiful surrounding areas. It is close to beaches, parks, many small towns and several family friendly tourist attractions. It is also very close to the port of Cairnryan should you wish to venture further afield

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Liked best: It is close to many parks, towns and beaches
Liked least: There is no bath
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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