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Traditional Stone Built Cottage Overlooking Luce Bay

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Cottage in Auchenmalg (between Glenluce & Port William), Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Superb Location, A Stone's Throw From Lovely Sandy Beaches

The cottage stands on the roadside with a walk of a few yards across the lawn, over the road and immediately onto the beach. Adjacent to the cottage is a small field belonging to the property which allows for parking. A large expanse of firm sand allows easy walking and safe bathing. The area is rich in flora and fauna with a wide variety of habitats in the near vicinity. The villages of Glenluce and Port William together with the larger towns of Newton Stewart and Stranraer provide all the usual shopping needs. Local places of interest include the Mull of Galloway, Isle of Whithorn, Portpatrick, Galloway Forest Park, Logan Botanical Gardens, Culzean Castle and many others. Craignarget Cottages have been owned by the family since 1963 and are used regularly by family and friends as well as being let out as holiday accommodation. Herons are frequently seen fishing the larger rock pools and buzzards, ravens, falcons and harriers can often be seen and heard soaring the hill behind the cottage. In recent years, otters have become an increasingly common sight on the foreshore. Craignarget Cottage offers a rare opportunity to relax and recharge the batteries with family days on the beach, reading in front of the fire, watching the ever changing seascape, enjoying the wonderful sunsets, star gazing in crystal clear skies, exploring the trails in the forests, hills and moors with their diverse flora and fauna, or just pottering along the empty single track roads.

This link may take you to the "instant street view" cottage location, although it is some years out of date now - the red corrugated iron shed was replaced about 4 years ago! www.instantstreetview.com/@54.825737,-4.714197,90h,2.8p,1z

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool

About the Owner

Owned by the McIver family, we live in East Yorkshire but have a local caretaker who keeps an eye on the cottages for us. We have been letting out the cottage for many years, using the income to steadily up-grade the facilities from a pretty basic starting point.

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From the Owner

Craignarget Cottages have been in the ownership of our family for more than 50 years. When first purchased in 1963, neither cottage had electricity or water and Cottage No. 2 (your accommodation) had a sitting tenant. Miss Hyslop collected her water from the well which can still be seen over the wall about 100m up the road from the cottage. She had been in the service of the previous owners who farmed the local land and lived out her retirement in the cottage. She used to cut the front lawn on her hands and knees with a pair of scissors! On her death in 1965 cottage No. 2 was renovated and extended by the addition of the bathroom.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Beaches immediately opposite the cottage

Travel:

A car is recommended. Nearest station is Stranraer (16 miles). Nearest airport is Prestwick (60 miles).

Distances:

The cottage is 6 miles from the nearest shops in Glenluce or Port William. There is a daily bus service but a car is recommended. Larger towns of Stranraer and Newton Stewart are approximately 16 miles away

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
7 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 
 
Rate 3
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owners for further information and availability.

Changeover Day:
Friday

Notes on prices:
Prices range from £275-£325 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Recently refurbished bathroom with new w.c. hand basin and bath. Mira electric shower over bath. Electric towel rail in lobby to bathroom.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed. Double bed settee in living room.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Hot water is provided by electric immersion heater. The bedroom has a night storage heater and a convector heater. Another convector heater is available. Fuel for the wood burning stove can be obtained from many local outlets. All electricity is included in the rental cost. Outside: Private grass areas to both sides of the cottages. 3 deckchairs + an outdoor table and 4 chairs are available for use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: You take your own kitchen linen, towels, bedding and pillow cases. Each hirer must ensure that the cottage is left in a suitable condition for the next occupants. No cleaner is employed but a caretaker does check between lets. This keeps prices low! Only Vodafone gets a reasonable mobile phone signal at the cottage. Other: Entrance hall

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