Near Portpatrick, WigtownshireGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 4/8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 4|
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.
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.
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/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
Family bathroom with bath, shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED, subject to a fair usage policy. Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 8|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£695.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£995.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£995.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£795.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£895.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£995.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£895.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£995.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£1,095.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£995.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£1,095.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£1,195.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£995.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£895.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£995.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£795.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£1,095.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£1,095.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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.
For Blackloch Cottage, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.
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Home from home with much better view. Well equipped. Fantastic wildlife. Clean, warm. Friendly owner nearby.
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'We have holidayed in Scotland for 25 years, often staying in lovely cottages, but Blackloch Cottage is by far the nicest one we have stayed in. It is extremely well furnished and cosy and the kitchen wants for nothing.'
'Had a lovely week, weather couldn’t have been better - warm and sunny all week. Cottage was perfect with plenty of fishing and going out on the boat.'
'Every need was catered for in the facilities inside the cottage, we all slept well and were very comfortable, warm and cosy.'
'Perfect location with stunning views and within walking distance of the bar too! Would most definitely recommend.'
'A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. The cottage is everything we could have wished for and more. Will definitely be back!'
'Absolute perfection, we have had a lovely family break. The cottage is beautiful and has everything you would need.'