East Cliff Cottage
Portpatrick, near Stranraer
On the west coast of the Rhinns of Galloway, right in the south west corner of Scotland and as far west as you can go without falling into the sea, is the pretty village of Portpatrick.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The village swarms up the cliffs above its little harbour (much beloved of sailors) and at the end of a little cul de sac on the cliff top is East Cliff Cottage. From the outside it looks like a neat, attractive but unexceptional whitewashed, semi-detached cottage, but in fact it is so much more.
Inside, the cosy sitting room has comfortable seating around its living flame fire and the large picture window keeps the room light and bright. Round the corner is the spacious, well-equipped kitchen with its panelled ceiling and doors out to the conservatory. It has all the appliances you could ask for and even has a dishwasher so you don’t have the chore of doing the dishes. You are on holiday after all!
The conservatory at the rear of the cottage has plenty of space for convenient dining, sitting out when it is not quite hot enough to be in the gardens and for children to play in.
All on one level there are three bedrooms, two doubles and a twin, that are all attractively furnished and of a good size. One of the double rooms has an en suite bathroom and with another family shower room as well it is unlikely that there will be long queues in the morning. Oil-fired central heating and double glazing ensure the house's cosiness all year round.
Outside there is a lovely, enclosed garden, with lawns, flower beds, a seating area (with furniture and BBQ) and glimpses of the sea.
The village centre and harbour, where there are shops, pubs and some excellent eating places, are within easy walking distance of the cottage.
Portpatrick is also at the beginning of the Southern Upland Way which traverses the South of Scotland and the first stages take you on a very scenic walk along the cliffs.
There are beaches at Sandhead and Port Logan, where you can also visit the gardens. Stranraer (with all facilities) is eight miles away, with Cairnryan just a little further, should you decide to take a day trip to Ireland.
Inland, you may visit Castle Kennedy, Glenluce Abbey or historic Whithorn or head north east to the Galloway Forest Park with its walking, cycling and sailing possibilities. If you have brought your golf clubs, you can be at famous Turnberry in about an hour, though there are many other less prestigious but excellent courses nearer to hand. In fact, Portpatrick itself has one of them.
Garden lovers can visit the Dunskey Estate with its woodland and walled gardens, which in spring have wonderful displays of snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells, with spectacular rhododendrons in later spring. There is horse riding a few miles away at Lochnaw. Fishermen will find that there are several companies offering to take sea anglers out from the harbour to try their hand at catching whiting, mackerel, plaice and skate. The village also has a pleasant beach.
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 TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher and microwave etc.
Dining room/conservatory (one step down)
Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay). 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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
- Save 15% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6|
|27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018||£345.00||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£595.00||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£595.00||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£345.00||£395.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£395.00||£450.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£450.00||£495.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£395.00||£450.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£450.00||£495.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£595.00||£595.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£450.00||£495.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£595.00||£595.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£450.00||£495.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£395.00||£450.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£450.00||£495.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£345.00||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£595.00||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£595.00||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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.
'We have had a lovely holiday. The accommodation is very pleasant. We had a lovely evening boat ride and recommend a visit to the Mull of Galloway and Whithorn.'
'Have had a fabulous week - great place to stay and so nice to be able to walk down to the harbour for a meal and drinks. Love the garden!'
'Thank you so much for the lovely warm welcome. It has been a home from home – we particularly loved the garden! We have been very lucky with the weather.'
'A lovely, well-equipped house with everything we could have wished for.'
'We have enjoyed staying in this house in Portpatrick. The accommodation is very good – we love the showers! So many lovely seascapes and places to visit.'