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4 star 4 bedroom holiday house with beautiful sea views and next to golf course

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 star newly refurbished 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house with super sea views

Sitting next door to Portpatrick's Dunskey Golf Course and affording beautiful sea views over the Irish sea to Northern Ireland, 4 Star Cedar Lodge, has four bedrooms, all with en suites, and sleeps 8 people.

Done out in a New England clapper board style externally, inside, the lodge has the same stylish interiors as our existing Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages.

As with all our Dumfries and Galloway holiday cottages, Cedar Lodge has been completely refurbished from top to toe. Inside, our Portpatrick holiday house has a large open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room with a wall of French doors, which open onto a raised deck and which offer amazing sea views.

In the sitting room area, there's a corner sofa, three armchairs around the electric wood burner style fire and a 40" flat screen television.

The kitchen is well equipped with a double oven, dishwasher, gas hob, fridge-freezer and washing machine - all appliances are Neff. It has a good range of glasses, cutlery, Port Meirion plates, pots and pans, oven to tableware, knives, utensils etc.

There's an antique restored pine dining table in the dining area, which seats 8 comfortably.

Holidays are about sleep and rest and this luxury Portpatrick holiday house has four bedrooms, three of which can either be super king size doubles or twins - depending on your requirements and all have en suite shower rooms. The fourth bedroom has a adult-sized bunk bed and an en suite bathroom.

As with all our cottages the beds have thick feather filled duvets and pillows, crisp white linen and fluffy bath sheets and hand towels for each guest.

Colours are soothing and the holiday house is furnished with an eclectic mix of modern funky style and traditional furniture.

Outside it has a flood lit raised deck with a picnic table, parasol and wooden garden seat - it's a great place to enjoy a drink and take in the view.

Cedar Lodge has a enclosed garden with mature shrubs and car parking space for 3-4 cars.

More Details

Property Manager
Kate Carrick-Buchanan
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Kate Carrick-Buchanan

We have currently have five holiday cottages - three on our country estate - Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages on Loch Ryan near Stranraer, Cedar Lodge in Portpatrick, our newest one, and a luxury two bedroom apartment in Edinburgh. We've enjoyed welcoming guests to our properties since 2006.

Kate Carrick-Buchanan purchased this house in 2010

Why Kate Carrick-Buchanan chose Portpatrick

Portpatrick is a charming fishing village, which has been a popular resort for many years. As well the holiday cottages on Corsewall Estate we wanted to offer guests something slightly less rural but still with all the benefits that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer - from golf, beautiful beaches, tranquility to the great outdoors and lots of things to do with the kids. Cedar Lodge fitted the bill!

What makes this house unique

Recently refurbished from top to toe, 4 Star Cedar Lodge is right next to a wonderful 18 hole Portpatrick Dunskey golf course, it has wonderful sea views and is within a short walking distance of a lovely sandy beach, restaurants, cafes, shops and pubs.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , En suite to bedroom 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , With zip and link beds, this can also be a super king double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , With zip and link beds, this can also be a super king double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , With zip and link beds, this can also be a super king double
    Bedroom 4 - This room has adult size bunk beds and an en suite bathroom
  • All bedrooms have en suite shower/bathrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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4 star 4 bedroom holiday house with beautiful sea views and next to golf course
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Cedar Lodge is clean, bright, spacious and tastefully decorated. It is very well equipped and comfortable. Kate and Angus, the owners, were friendly and helpful and apart from the weather, we had a lovely holiday. Great base from which to do as much or as little as you choose. Would definitely recommend Cedar Lodge.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lodge, well equipped, lovely and clean in with great views and ideally situated.

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is spacious, well equipped and is ideally located, being just a short walk from the beautiful harbour of Portpatrick. It is a detached property on a large plot with commanding views of the surrounding gardens and area. The lodge has all the comforts of home and was very welcoming, making it ideal for a lovely and relaxing holiday. Will be returning again, and hope the lodge is available when we do. I would thoroughly recommend HomeAway, Portpatrick and Cedar Lodge.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and comfortable in lovely area with great views

  • 4 of 5

A ideal house for larger groups with ensuite facilities

in all bedrooms.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for choosing Cedar Lodge - we're so pleased you had a wonderful birthday celebration there. Thank you for your review and we do hope we'll be able to welcome you back again soon.
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Fantastic accommodation and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Portpatrick is a beautiful seaside village, lots of lovely local walks, great pubs, restaurants an hotel for food an drinks.

Would highly recommend this place.

Cedar lodge is a superb base, with wonderful views, all mod cons and amenities, clean, modern and most importantly extremely relaxing vibe... you won’t be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Cedar Lodge for your break in Portpatrick and thank you also for your kind words in your review. We're delighted you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the house, the views and all that Portpatrick has to offer. Come back soon!
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Great property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

A cracking lodge which is deceiving from the outside. Spacious comfortable living area with open plan kitchen with everything you would need if you fancy cooking. Four good size bedrooms and the bonus of all being en suite. Very warm and cosy on a cold night and if you play golf it’s only a 2 minute walk to the first tee of the Dunskey course. My family and I had a great time and will hopefully visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a review - we're so pleased you had a great long weekend with the family and enjoyed being so close to the golf course. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Cedar Lodge, Portpatrick

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property, equipped to the highest standard and run by a lovely friendly and caring couple. Perfectly located for golfing or walking down to the town which has some fine restaurants and pubs. Lots of activities in the town as well as being a good touring centre for local sights and beaches. The house layout is perfect for 2 - 8 people of all age groups, and everything has been thought of in the layout. Garden and decking space perfect for youngsters, and the rooms which have every comfort imaginable are well proportioned and well decorated. would highly recommend it to all.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had a wonderful birthday celebration and great week's holiday with all the family at Cedar Lodge. Thank you so much for choosing our holiday house and for looking after it so well - it is much appreciated and for taking the time to write such a detailed review. You're right about Portpatrick - it has so much to offer all generations from wonderful beaches on the doorstep to a fantastic golf course, an excellent playpark for children and lots of other activities to keep families busy on holiday. I do hope we can welcome you back again in the not too distant future.
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Nearest Airport
62.5 Miles
Prestwick Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Crown Hotel
Nearest Ferry
14.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Course
Nearest Train
7.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Portpatrick Harbour beach
Car: recommended

Portpatrick is a charming and pretty small fishing port, with a lovely sandy beach and harbour as the focal point of the village. There is a good number of restaurants, cafes pubs along the waterfront including Campbells - one of our favourite restaurants, the Crown, which has a good reputation for good pub grub, the Waterfront and the Port Pantry - which does excellent lunches, tea, coffee and irresistable cakes. There's a well stocked village shop and post office in addition to a bakers and a number of gift shops.

Cedar Lodge is right next door to the Portpatrick Dunskey golf course so it's ideally located if you are playing a round or two of golf in south west Scotland. The Club has two courses - the Dunskey, which is an 18 hole, 5913 yard Par 70 course and provides a good challenge for golfers of different standards while the Dinvin, a 9 hole, Par 3 course well suited to families. If you do take your eye of the ball, both courses have the most amazing views across to the Isle of Man, the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland and the Mull of Kintyre. Visitors are made very welcome.

There are other good courses nearby - Stranraer Golf Club, Wigtownshire Golf Course and St Medan Golf Course near Port William - which made the headlines in 2014 as the most southerly golf club when the Ryder Cup played a flying visit as part of its 'Four Corners of Scotland' tour before the event teed off at Gleneagles. To round off a golf trip to the south west in style, the championship course at Turnberry is only an hour's drive up the coast.

There are lots of walks right on your doorstep - a pretty walk across the golf course takes you into the Dunskey Estate, which has pretty woodland walks and beautifully restored walled garden to visit. There's a hedge maze designed to fox children and grown ups of all ages. Stop at the tea room after a walk round the lovely gardens - you can sit outside sheltered by the charming walled garden - it's a real sun trap.

Portpatrick sits at the gateway to the Southern Upland Way. From Cedar Lodge you can join the route on the cliffs above the harbour and walk along the coast enjoying beautiful views over the North Channel to Ireland and passing tempting sandy beaches including Laird's Bay and Killantringan. The first leg is just over 13 miles and takes you inland to Castle Kennedy. After having completed that, there are nine sections to complete the challenge to reach Cockburnspath on the east coast.

Of course, you don't have to complete the full 13 or so miles and one lovely circular walk, which you can do with children, is to go as far as Killantringan Lighthouse and then walk back along the quiet road (B738) into Portpatrick.

The Portpatrick area really is spoilt for sandy beaches. There's the beach at the harbour - which is perfect for small children armed with buckets and spades. There are also lots of rocks tucked away at the far end of the beach, which have fascinating rockpools and are ideal for budding climbers. If you want to take a picnic and explore just outside Portpatrick, a short walk along the cliffs will bring you to Laird's Bay also known as Sandeel Bay. It's a wonderfully sheltered cove with a large sandy beach, waterfall and cave.

Killantringan Bay is a short drive outside Portpatrick. Overlooked by a Robert Stevenson lighthouse it is accessed down a grassy hill and few rocks to climb over - which puts off the masses. Make sure you work out when low tide is as if you hit the right spot you have a massive expanse of sand to enjoy, plus a cave and a little stream - ideal for children who love to create dams.

Slightly further afield at Sandhead, there is another huge sandy bay. As with all beaches in Wigtownshire you'll only find a handful of other families there too - so you'll almost have the beach to yourself. The best thing about Sandhead is when the tide comes in, the sand warms up the sea, so swimming is a distinct possibility, even for wimps!

Using Cedar Lodge as a base, there are so many things to do and see in Dumfries & Galloway - mountain biking at one of the 7Stanes mountain biking centres; walking in the Galloway Forest Park; visiting the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory at Twynholm and the Cream O Galloway ice cream visitor centre near Gatehouse of Fleet or the Gem Rock Museum at Creetown. National Trust of Scotland property Culzean Castle and Country Park is just over an hour's drive up the scenic Ayrshire Coast - which is a great attraction to visit as there is so much to see and do.

There are a number of pretty gardens to visit - from the Logan Botanical Gardens and Ardwell to Dunskey and Glenwhan to Castle Kennedy where you will see exotic plants in abundance and riots of colour.

The Mull of Galloway, with a working lighthouse, which you can visit and climb right to the top of the light tower, is a must see. It is Scotland's most southerly point and on clear days you can see England, Ireland and the Isle of Man


Prices & Availability

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  • We also provide rental rates for smaller groups of people in low/mid season - do drop me an email if this is of interest.
  • Dogs are very welcome at Cedar Lodge provided you let us know in advance. We charge £20 per dog per week.
  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent