Near Portpatrick, Stranraer
Accessed by a little country road that winds up the hill above the Galloway coast near Portpatrick and then by a private track, Milldown Hill is set in a really stunning location with a wonderful outlook over the surrounding countryside.
|Sleeps: 6/7||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Newly built and superbly designed, this detached house has the wow factor in spades! It all centres around a large, open plan living area, with a lovely homely kitchen complete with a range cooker and dining and family areas.
From there, doors lead off to the three bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, a family bathroom and what must surely be the pièce de résistance - a large, airy sitting room where you will find a picture window which fills one wall entirely. The fabulous views beyond the large enclosed garden can be enjoyed both from the warmth and comfort of the house as well as from the outside patio which can be accessed through the French doors in the kitchen area.
There is also a piano in the living area and a play room with a sofa bed and games console.
If this were not enough, there is a separate annex which houses a games room including table tennis and table football to keep everyone entertained well into the night.
There is plenty to do without even stirring from the house, but for some outside exercise, the Southern Upland Way runs past the end of the drive, so you can stride off either back to its origin at Portpatrick, or east into the Galloway hills.
Portpatrick itself is a lovely wee village, clustered round its harbour with attractive shops and eating places. The village is en fête for Lifeboat Week in July and there is also a Music Festival there in September. It also has an excellent golf course with stupendous views, which is only one of several within easy reach of the cottage.
Stranraer has more in the way of shopping, supermarkets, etc. The Rinns of Galloway (the peninsula which protrudes into the Irish Sea), amply repay exploration, with fine beaches, wildlife aplenty and botanic gardens at Port Logan. There are further famous gardens at Threave Castle and Castle Kennedy.
Luce Bay also offers sandy beaches while the Machars, the area that juts down into the Solway Firth to the east, is also hugely scenic. Inland you have the Galloway Forest Park, which offers excellent cycling trails and water sports.
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with living flame electric fire, TV/DVD and CD player
Kitchen-diner with range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, piano etc
Utility room with washing machine
Playroom with double sofa bed and playstation 3
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and living flame electric fire. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% - Easter 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
- Save 10% - March 2017 From 11/03/2017 to 31/03/2017
- Save £25 w/c 23 Sep 17 (AN3)* From 23/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6||Sleeps 7|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£475.00||£550.00||£595.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£550.00||£650.00||£695.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£475.00||£550.00||£595.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£550.00||£650.00||£695.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£750.00||£750.00||£795.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£550.00||£650.00||£695.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£750.00||£750.00||£795.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£550.00||£650.00||£695.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£475.00||£550.00||£595.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£550.00||£650.00||£695.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00||£450.00||£495.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£850.00||£850.00||£850.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£850.00||£850.00||£850.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
'Many thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful home. We have had a very peaceful and relaxing stay. Have enjoyed endless hours sitting looking out of the living room window watching the wildlife. Cottage is very well-equipped with everything you could possibly need.'
'Wow, Milldown Hill is just perfect. We could tell straight away that a lot of thought has gone into making a lovely home from home. All the little touches make for a lovely inviting place to spend time.'
'A beautiful home in a wonderful location. Lots of thoughtful touches and the house is wonderfully equipped with something for everyone - adults, children and even the dogs.'
'We had a lovely relaxing week in a wonderfully equipped house in a beautiful area. The nearby beach at Killantriggan is amazing. The attention to detail is fantastic.'
'Stunning house with all the home comforts and more. Views fabulous. We have been so comfortable here - this has to be the best cottage holiday so far and we have stayed at many places in the Scotland in the past 7 years.'
'A beautifully well-equipped cottage in such a quiet and peaceful location, very comfortable and lovely art work on the walls. So nice to have dogs welcomed rather than tolerated.'
'Just fantastic! House fantastic and so much thought and love has gone into it. Area great and coastline stunning.'
'We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everybody has been catered for. From the games room and your extra large bean bag in the living room. You have thought of everything and made us feel very welcome. It's a shame to go home.'