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Blackloch Cottage

Near Portpatrick, Wigtownshire

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Blackloch Cottage is tucked away in a peaceful, rural location between Portpatrick and Stranraer in picturesque Dumfries and Galloway. This secluded former gamekeeper’s cottage sits in an idyllic setting within 5 acres of natural woodland and looks out onto its very own shared loch.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 4
Licence No: DG00795F
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Inside the large, bright sitting/dining room is warm and welcoming with the comfortable seating around the wood-burning stove making the perfect spot to toast yourself after a day spent out exploring. At the other end of the room is the spacious, extendable dining area and a lovely extra seating area by the bay window where you can sit and admire the stunning loch views and breathtaking sunsets.

The kitchen is modern and very well-equipped with a large electric range cooker and plenty of space for cooking. There is also a dishwasher and a handy utility room that neatly houses the laundry facilities.

All on one level there are four bedrooms off the central hallway, three doubles and one twin, all of which are light, airy and stylishly presented. The large master double bedroom has a king-size bed and an incredibly spacious en suite shower room with an enormous walk-in shower.

The other two spacious double bedrooms also have king-size beds and en suite shower rooms, while the twin room makes use of the modern, fully-tiled family bathroom.

Outside there is parking right by the door and large lawns to the front and back (with furniture) from which to enjoy the peaceful setting. The fully stocked, 10 acre loch is just 50 metres away and guests are welcome to fish there or perhaps even manage to spot some of the otters that play on the shore.

Wildlife lovers will also like bird watching from the bay window in the sitting room from which birds and red squirrels can be seen enjoying the nuts from the feeders just on the other side of the glass.

Map & Local

There is a bar in walking distance of the cottage and the village of Leswalt (1 mile) has an excellent little shop for groceries.

Stranraer (5 miles) has a busy town centre with plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, as well as several supermarkets. A few miles further up the coast at Cairnryan you can take the ferry across to Belfast for a day trip to enjoy some Northern Irish hospitality.

Portpatrick (6 miles) is a picturesque fishing village that is a popular tourist draw with its selection of excellent gift shops and stunning views across to Northern Ireland. The town is also the start of the Southern Upland Way, a waymarked route covering over 200 miles that can be picked up from very near the cottage.

The Mull of Galloway (26 miles) is Scotland’s most southerly place and still remains remarkably unspoilt with some absolutely stunning scenery and an RSPB nature reserve with cliff colonies of seabirds. If you are feeling particularly energetic you can climb the steps all the way up the lighthouse that is perched on the cliff, a trip that is made well worthwhile by the magnificent views that can be seen from the top.

If you are a golfer you are spoilt for choice as there are four local golf courses in easy reach of the cottage. The area is also ideal for cycling with its quiet country roads and one of the 7stanes mountain biking centres at Kirroughtree being only an hour’s drive away with a variety of trails for different abilities.

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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.



Single storey

Porch/Boot room
Sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove, TV/DVD
Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, electric range hob and oven, American style fridge freezer, etc
Utility area with washing machine and tumble drier
Master double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom
Family bathroom with bath, shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED (for domestic use only). Heating is by oil central heating and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 8
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,195.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,295.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £1,095.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £995.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £1,095.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £895.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,195.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,195.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £995.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £1,095.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £1,195.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £1,095.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £1,195.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £1,295.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £1,195.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £1,295.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £1,395.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £1,195.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £1,095.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £1,195.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £995.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £1,395.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £1,395.00
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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.


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Excellent cottage in beautiful surroundings. Very clean, well organised and everything you needed for a comfortable stay...

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Lovely location with plenty of wildlife to watch


Wonderful stay everything you needed was there the outlook and wildlife was amazing.

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We are glad that you had a wonderful stay - we appreciate your comments.


Ideal house for 3 generations all with different requirements. Everyone had comfortable bedrooms with their own bathroom...

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Comfortable cottage in a glorious location. Lots of wildlife action on the feeders, including jays, woodpeckers and red ...

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