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Family house surrounded by lawn and woodlands with countryside views

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House near Portpatrick and Stranraer (Rhins of Galloway), Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Peaceful location, 10 minuie drive to the picturesque village of Portpatrick

The house is set in an elevated position in a peaceful area overlooking the countryside and a wildlife pond. There is plenty of lawned area to the front and rear of the house which is surrounded by woodlands. There is an abundance of wildlife includind pheasants, red squirrels, woodpeckers, jays, doves and many other birds that come to the various feeders on the property. The quaint village of Portpatrick where there is a golf course, mini golf, gardens, walks, beach, fishing, restaurants and pubs is a 10 minute drive. The town of Stranraer is a 10 minute drive, where there are grocery shops including Morrisons, Tesco, Farmfood and Lidl, also banks, shops, pubs and restaurants. The Mull of Galloway, the most southern point of Scotland, is a 40 minute drive and well worth a visit as there is an RSPB reserve, lighthouse, coffie house and spectacular panoramic views. Port Logan is a small fishing village with a large beach, botanic gardens and the fish pond is on the way to the Mull. The Galloway forest is great for mountain biking, walking, sightseeing and is about 35 minutes away.


Owner
Graham Doyles
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Graham Doyles

I am in my 50s, and moved to the country to enjoy a nice quiet life. I take pride in my property and this shows in both the grounds and houses alike.

Graham Doyles purchased this house in 2003

Why Graham Doyles chose Dumfries & Galloway

I had recently moved to the area and it seemed to be a nice location with the cottage surrounded by woodlands and loads of wildlife. After living here for a few years I got planning permission to build a second house on an elevated location on the property with spectactular views, which I completed in 2011. I feel it's a beautiful place for a rest and relaxing break for a large family with plenty of space in the woods and garden for children and big kids to play.

What makes this house unique

The house is well equiped with practically everything you would have in your own home. The only down side is there is no mobile signal, but then this could also be a bonus! (there is a landline available)

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stranraer in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath and large walk in shower. Upstairs bathroom with shower over bath and ensuite bedroom 4/5 with shower over bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 5 bedrooms each sleeping 2 Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs bedroom 1 with a king bed and bedroom 2 with twin beds. Upstairs bedroom 3 with a king and single bed, bedroom 4 with a king bed and bedroom 5 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 is between bedroom 4 and the ensuite.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This a non smoking house and pets are not allowed. There is a shower chair if needed and will be left out on request. Extra beds, linen and towels are available on request at a small cost. Outside: Outside there is a patio at the front, concreted area to the rear with tables, chairs and a gas barbecue. There is plenty of lawn for football etc. and the woodlands for children to play in (wellies suggested). Utility Room: The utility room is equipped with the boiler, a washing machine, a dryer, clothes pulley and sink with cabinetes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen for the 3 king beds and 4 single beds are provide with ample towels and face clothes. Any cleaning during your stay can be arranged at an additional cost.

Reviews

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Family house surrounded by lawn and woodlands with countryside views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Wonderful family get-together

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house set in beautiful surroundings. The website doesn't do it justice! The house is very spacious and has everything you need. Fully stocked kitchen. So much space outside for the kids to run around, play football and explore the woodlands. We stayed 4 nights and wished it was longer. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property in Stranraer

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful with lots of space. It would be hard to find something the same anywhere else. The surroundings are superb. The children really loved it. Very quiet but not too far from anything. Great for a big family holiday and with its own micro climate in that area the weather didn't disappoint either.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A simply beautiful home set in stunning, peaceful surroundings - the website does NOT do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

26 -30 May, 2017

My husband and I, along with our two sons, their wives and children (a 3yr old and two 1yr olds), stayed at Cairnhapple for a long weekend break.

We were more than delighted with Cairnhapple House - the website photos do not do justice to this very spacious, comfortable, spotlessly clean home. Be prepared to be bowled over!! None of us could think of anything we needed which Graham had not already provided.

There was even a beautiful vase full of flowers and special cookies set out for our arrival - a lovely welcoming touch. Thank you Graham.

Graham had also provided two high chairs and travel cots - nothing was a bother to him.

Our online grocery shopping arrived just after we did - all set!

We did have a couple of days out to Stranraer and pretty Portpatrick, but were always happy to go 'back home' to Cairnhapple. Plenty of sunshine and fresh air - we all slept like babies - even the babies!!!

The bedroomswere spacious and had super comfy beds and bedding - no wonder we went out like lights.

The sun shone for three out of the four days - allowing a lot of play outside in the very spacious grounds. The paddling pool was filled (Graham very kindly fixed up a hose for us) - we all got soaked - not just the wee ones! Football and swing-ball and chasing and hiding and looking for squirrels, pheasants, deer and herons and feeding the birds and and and ........the simplest things in life are the best!

We had a few 'blethers' and laughs with Graham - very friendly, helpful and laid-back!

I could go on and on about Cairnhapple but will stop here and let you all discover it for yourselves - you will NOT be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The house was a perfect getaway. Beautifully and tastefully furnished. Well equipped kitchen..

  • 5 of 5

There were six in our party. The house was large enough for us not to feel cramped or on top of each other. Large kitchen, good for congregating. House well equipped with children's games, racquets etc. Lovely peaceful location but not far from shops and eating places in Stranraer. Excellent location for exploring that part of the country. Red squirrels and pheasants in the large garden and small wood beyond.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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40th Anniversary family break

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for all the family. It was very well presented and had everything we needed. The woodland at the rear of the property kept the children and adults occupied. Port Patrick near by is a must to visit with lovely coastal walks and a brilliant play area .

The owner was very welcoming and informative. We all had a great time and would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property and a wonderful break

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend here with a group of friends and we were all impressed with this beautiful house. Lots of space. Top quality accommodation. Extremely well stocked kitchen. Fantastic grounds-red squirrel up by the house! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Preswick
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Portpatrick and Stranraer
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Cairnryan
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Portpatrick and Stranraer
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Stranraer
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Portpatrick and Stranraer
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Labrax
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Stranraer, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,100
 
 
Winter
30 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£700
 
 
Rate 5
26 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£880
for 4 nights
From
£220
£1,100
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£450
 
 
Summer
29 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,100
 
 
Winter
12 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£700
 
 
Rate 3
26 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 5 nights
From
£220
£1,100
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£700
 
 
Rate 1
18 Apr 2019 - 23 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£740
for 4 nights
From
£185
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposits and payments can be paid by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
The change over days are flexable, check in after 4 pm and check out before 10 unless prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Daily rates are £150 Low, £185 Mid and £220 High seasons, with minimum stays of 3 - 4 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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