South Airies Farmhouse
near Portpatrick, Stranraer, WigtownshireGuest Rating
Come over the Border, turn left for Dumfries, then continue just about as far west as you can go without falling off the end, and you will arrive at South Airies Farmhouse.
|Sleeps: 12||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
This superb and spectacular house is 8 miles from Stranraer on the hammerhead peninsula which stretches into the Irish Sea, the Rhins of Galloway. The house has a wonderfully quiet and secluded position, in 32 acres of its own land, surrounded by its own grass garden with patio area (with furniture and BBQ) and ample parking at the door. It also has its own little lochan and has wonderful views across the surrounding countryside.
The interior is no less imposing than its situation and the first impression is of wonderful light and space. At South Airies, character and comfort have combined in the happiest of marriages and the beautiful wood flooring throughout the ground floor is typical of the high quality of this very special house.
Downstairs, there is an enormous, state-of-the-art dining kitchen with range cooker and with doors to the garden. The most comfortable TV room has a wood-burning stove and French doors to the garden. There is a further large sitting room with floor to ceiling windows, a utility room and a games room with second wood-burning stove, table tennis and darts. There is one bedroom downstairs, with an en suite wetroom, making it ideal for less able guests.
Upstairs there are three further bedrooms (one with en suite shower), a further bathroom and a study (with twin beds). Most of the bedrooms have ziplink beds, making this very versatile accommodation indeed and even more attractive for larger parties of fishermen or shooters who require single beds. There are also two additional pull-out beds in the games room (additional charge) which will make it perfect heaven for children will adore being able to sleep altogether alongside the games facilities, which may also result in some welcome peace for their parents!
South Airies represents true, gracious country living. Binoculars are an absolutely essential piece of equipment for a stay here, and all those interested in wildlife will be captivated for hours by the views from the windows.
Beyond the trout loch is a marshy area where you will see all manner of wetland birds, while you may also spot roe deer and pheasants around the house. If your interest goes beyond just watching, you will find first-class loch and sea fishing close by (there is room for guests' own boat at the house) with shooting on the Corsewall and Dunskey estates.
Excellent walks may be enjoyed straight from the door and there are opportunities too for cycling. There is riding ten minutes away at Lochnaw and also at Port Logan, where you can also visit the famous Gardens. Guests with an interest in gardens are quite spoiled for choice here, with those at Castle Kennedy and Threave also within easy distance.
The area is also renowned for its excellent golf courses at Dunskey, Lagganmore and Stranraer. Those hoping to visit the Open at Turnberry this summer will find that it is only an hour's drive from the house.
There are beaches with golden sands, notably at Luce Bay and lovely villages such as nearby Portpatrick to visit, with excellent shops and eating places. For major shopping, Stranraer is the place and from there you can catch the ferry to Ireland if you feel like going 'abroad' for the day.
To the east beyond Stranraer, The Machars, the Isle of Whithorn and the Glentrool Forest Park await exploration. You can drive to the end of the Mull of Galloway, the very south-westernmost tip of Scotland, where there is a lighthouse, a visitor centre and an RSPB reserve. South Airies really is the perfect base for a holiday that will meet the highest expectations of all members of the party.
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.
TV room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD
Dining kitchen with range cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and WC
Double bedroom (ziplink) with en suite wet room
Games room with wood-burning stove, table tennis table and two pull-out beds.
Twin bedroom (ziplink)
Twin bedroom (ziplink) with en suite shower
Double bedroom (ziplink)
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Library/study with twin beds.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stoves (initial supply of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). 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).
From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019
From 14/12/2019 to 16/12/2019
From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4||Sleeps 8||Sleeps 10||Sleeps 12|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£550.00||£675.00||£750.00||£850.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£1,650.00||£1,650.00||£1,650.00||£1,650.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£1,650.00||£1,650.00||£1,650.00||£1,650.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£550.00||£675.00||£750.00||£850.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£650.00||£775.00||£850.00||£950.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£750.00||£975.00||£1,050.00||£1,150.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£650.00||£775.00||£850.00||£950.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£750.00||£975.00||£1,050.00||£1,150.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£1,225.00||£1,250.00||£1,295.00||£1,395.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£750.00||£975.00||£1,050.00||£1,150.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£1,225.00||£1,250.00||£1,295.00||£1,395.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£750.00||£975.00||£1,050.00||£1,150.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£650.00||£775.00||£850.00||£950.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£750.00||£975.00||£1,050.00||£1,150.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£550.00||£675.00||£750.00||£850.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£1,650.00||£1,650.00||£1,650.00||£1,395.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£1,650.00||£1,650.00||£1,650.00||£1,395.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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 South Airies Farmhouse, the tariff for 4 people is based on 2 bedrooms only being made available. Likewise the tariff for 8 people is based on 4 bedrooms being made available and the tariffs for 9, 10, 11 and 12 people are based on all 4 bedrooms and 4 pull out beds being made available.
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