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Spacious House With Amazing Sea View

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House near Drummore & Mull of Galloway (Rhins of Galloway), Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Very Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Rocky Beach

Helensdale is situated in open countryside above a rocky bay overlooking the North Channel. It was recently completely renovated to provide luxury self catering accommodation, and is the ideal choice if you want to get away from it all. The picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick, with its traditional harbour and small sandy beach, has many quality restaurants, pubs and gift shops only a 25 minute drive away. Other activities to be found in Portpatrick include boat trips for fishing and sightseeing, putting, bowling, golf and walking. Helensdale is an ideal base for the golfing enthusiast with 4 golf courses within a 20 minute drive, namely - Dunskey, Lagganmore, Craichmore and County - there is also Turnberry at under 1 hours drive. For keen walkers there are extensive footpaths including the Southern Upland Way, which commences in the village of Portpatrick and the Galloway Coastal path from Stranraer to Mull of Galloway. Helensdale Holiday house is located is located in the Rhins of Galloway, a peninsula which has a varying and enchanting range of coastal features from sandy beaches on the East coast, such as Sandhead - 7 miles of unbroken sand, to a variety of cliffs, rocks and sandy coves on the West including the secluded sandy beach at Killantringan. You will be spoilt for choice with the wide variety of beaches in the area. The climate here is warmed by the Gulf Stream and the area is home to many renowned Gardens - Logan Botanic, Logan House, Ardwell, Castle Kennedy, Glenwhan and Dunskey are all within a 10 - 25 minute drive from Helensdale. For the more adventurous there is Threave and Culzean Castle within 1 hours drive from your holiday house. Other attractions include: Cream of Galloway Ice cream & adventure park and the Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre both near. Gatehouse of Fleet. 7Stanes Mountain Biking in the Galloway Forest park. Cocoa Bean chocolate Factory in Twynholm. Ryan Centre swimming pool in Stranraer. Glenluce Abbey. St Ninians Cave near Whithorn. Helensdale provides an ideal base for a self catering holiday in the unspoilt South West of Scotland. It is completely "away from it all" you will see more boats than cars and more wild life than people. It has uninterrupted vies of Ireland from the front window an outlook which never fails to enchant guests.

Elspeth Little
Member since: 2014
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Elspeth Little

Hugh & Elspeth Little run the holiday houses along with their 2 children Tara(19) and Alec(17). We have 4 in total. Auld Schoolhouse, Beach Cottage in Sandhead, Helensdale near Drummore and Knockinaam House, near Portpatrick. Hugh is also a Farmer.

Why Elspeth Little chose Stranraer

Elspeth inherited Helensdale from her Grandparents, who built the property. It has been completely refurbished to provide very comfortable self catering accommodation in a peaceful scenic location. Guests love the ever changing view of the sea, and Ireland beyond along with the amazing sunsets that can be viewed from the comfort of the lounge. It is a completely "Away from it all" location - you will be guaranteed to see more wild life than people and more boats sailing in the North Channel than motor vehicles.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with separate shower and wc - upstairs Shower room with wc - downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed Bedroom 2 - double bed Bedroom 3 - 2 twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: No Smoking in house Outside: Enclosed garden with garden furniture Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. Cleaning is provided on changeover days Other: Kitchen/dining/sitting area is an L-shaped room with a leather corner sofa in the sitting area


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Spacious House With Amazing Sea View
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Spacious and very well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

A comfortable house with great views and an ideal place for a family get together.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place away from it all and at one with nature, very well appointed and extremely comfortable, you have found it! The views and surroundings are no less than stunning. Expansive meadows and stone walls meet the grandeur of the ocean. Blooming daffodils and crocuses despite rare snow, and the view of Ireland coastal lights were welcome surprises. The home is delightful, outfitted with a perfect kitchen, cozy furniture, comfortable beds, a lovely fireplace, a soothing bathtub and large windows that allow you to soak in the environment. While secluded, provisions and experiences are a short drive away. The welcoming hospitality provided by Elspeth was spectacular. The solace and simplicity of it all will bring us back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Owners Direct. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay @ Helensdale and that you appreciated the peace and quiet along with coastal views. I look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Kind regards Elspeth
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A TARDIS! Very comfortable and cosy. One of the best holiday homes we have ever stayed 😍😍

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional!! Far exceeded our expectations. Beautiful spacious house, equipped with everything you could want. The views all around are beautiful but from the front overlooking the bay ( with seals playing) and Northern Ireland appearing on the horizon, just stunning. Very very isolated, just what we wanted, but a well stocked shop in Drummore itself, about a 5-10 minute drive. Plenty of local walks around the cliffs, good footwear definitely needed. Binoculars are an absolute must to fully appreciate the lovely area. Lovely lovely cottage that we hope to return to in the future 😍😍

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for submitting a review to Owners Direct and for your kind comments on Helensdale and the surrounding area. We are so glad that you enjoyed unwinding in our quiet corner of Scotland and look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Kind regards, Elspeth & Hugh
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Lovely house, lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house, really spacious and also cosy. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. The location is great, really peaceful and quiet. The view from the house down to the sea is fantastic, spent a lot of time sitting in the swivel chairs or in the garden looking at the view. Lots of places to visit nearby and lots of wildlife to see. Would recommend a stay at Helensdale.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting us @ Helensdale, I am so glad that you enjoyed your holiday in our quiet corner of Scotland, with often only the wildlife for company. I very much appreciate you taking the time to post a review on Owners Direct and for your kind comments on Helensdale. I look forward to welcoming you again @ Helensdale some time in the future. Kind regards Elspeth
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage, excellently refurbished, clean and with good facilities. Priceless view across the Irish channel.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rocky cove 5 minutes walk

Drummore - 5 minutes drive

Sandhead - 10 minutes drive

Portlogan - 10 minutes drive

Killangtringan - 25 minutes drive


Drummore 3.5 miles

Stranraer - 20 miles

Sandhead - 10 miles

Mull of Galloway - 4 miles

Portpatrick - 23 miles

Ayr - 70 miles

Further Details:

Major supermarkets - Tesco, Morrisons and Lidl are located in Stranraer as are the major Scottish Banks.

Well stocked local shops in Drummore and Sandhead.

There is a good selection of Restaurants & pubs in Portpatrick - Campbells, Fernhill, Waterfront, Crown & Harbour House. Tigh-na-Mara in Sandhead.

Clashwhannon, in Drummore, serves good pub grub & carry outs


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Stranraer, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
15 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
6 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
19 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £150 to be paid at time of booking, balance payable 1 month prior to holiday

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday - please contact to request another day if this is not suitable.
Arrival - 4.00pm
Departure - 10.00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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