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“A lovely cottage and friendly owner.”
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Review of Elm Cottage

The gardens face West and enjoy beautiful sunsets
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18 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 18 reviews
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cricketfa...
Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
“A lovely cottage and friendly owner.”
Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Had a lovely relaxing stay with a family. Viv, the owner, is very friendly and helpful and gave us lots of tips and suggestions about the local area. The cottage is situated in a peaceful area and the facilities are excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Elm cottage!

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Keels123
Budapest, Hungary
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay and lovely cottage”
Reviewed 5 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Elm cottage is lovely and spacious , set in a lovely location. 2 miles out of Stranraer up and down a big hill so we used local taxi firm to get into Stranraer on a night rather than walking!
The cottage had most things you need, although bedding wasn't provided for the single beds as there was only 2 of us. I am sure if we had asked then would have been given some!
Hosts were great and gave us lots of info for walking and cycling in the area and the local taxi number on request.
Great location to visit local area. Would stay again!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Suzie033
northumberland, England
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Stayed here at Easter weekend with my husband and grandson age 6. Lovely and quiet and within easy driving distance of Stranraer itself or Portpatrick. Cottage was nice and cosy, clean and really served our purpose of a quiet break away. I would certainly return. Viv the landlady was most welcoming. No complaints at all - grandson even though it was great.

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Liked best: The Peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing I liked least
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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kellyfami...
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 17 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Fantastic cottage, set in beautiful countryside.
The cottage was very well equipped, loads of local information and games on hand and the park over the road was brilliant, our kids loved it.
There was loads to do in the surrounding area and the cottage made it our perfect base.
Here's to our next booking.... The Kelly Family.

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Liked best: Very peaceful, great location.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
18 Apr 2016
Thank you for such a great review. As an accommodation provider it makes all the hard work worthwhile! I'm so pleased you were comfortable & that you enjoyed the area & I look forward to welcoming you all back again in the not too distant future.
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gary19621
Accrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Warm and friendly accommodation and owners”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in November 2015

I stayed in this cottage in November. It was extremely well equipped with everything I needed. Very clean and well maintained with the owner, Viv only too willing to assist should anything be required. The cottage is situated in between Stranraer & Portpatrick on a country road. The cottage has horses in the field across and a private park next to it. A car would be preferable unless you are seeking a quiet walking holiday with the cottage as your base. For those on a "busmans" holiday, if you need to use a laptop or mobile phone, the wifi and reception can be poor inside the cottage but is fine just outside. I would highly recommend staying at this cottage for anyone visiting the area.

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Liked best: warmth of the cottage
Liked least: poor wifi and mobile reception at times
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Apr 2016
Thank you for your review Gary. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the cottage & the surrounding area. I hope to be able to welcome you back again at some point in the future.
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