East Cliff Cottage
Dumfries and Galloway
South West Scotland
Portpatrick is a picturesque little village located on the west coast of the Rhinns of Galloway, down in the south west corner of Scotland as far west as it is possible to go before you fall into the Atlantic Ocean. East Cliff Cottage is at the end of a little cul-de-sac right on the cliff top and looking down at the houses which straggle down the cliffside to the harbour below, a harbour which is very popular with the sailing community.
First appearances would make you believe that this is a standard, pleasant, whitewashed, semi-detached cottage but it is in fact very much more. The sitting room is very comfortable and there are three generously-sized bedrooms (one en suite) but the real attraction is the extension at the back of the house which boasts a large and well-equipped kitchen together with a spacious conservatory/dining room. And it doesn't end there. The enclosed garden is truly lovely with lawns, flower beds, a seating area (furniture, barbecue) and glimpses of the sea. To complete the picture oil fired central heating and double glazing ensure very comfortable accommodation.
You can easily stroll to the centre of the village and the harbour where you will find shops, pubs and some very good places to eat. This is the beginning of the Southern Upland Way, which crosses the whole of the South of Scotland, and this early part along the cliffs gives you a good opportunity to admire the coastal views.
There are beaches at Sandhead and Port Logan, which also has interesting gardens to visit. Stranraer (all facilities) is 8 miles away and if you wish to make an excursion to Ireland, Cairnryan is only a little further beyond Stranraer. Inland attractions include Castle Kennedy, Glenluce Abbey, historic Whithorn and, of course, the Galloway Forest Park where you can walk, cycle or sail. For golfers the celebrated course at Turnberry is only an hour away although there are plenty of other less famous but still first class courses closer to home including in Portpatrick itself.
Bed linen and towels, electricity and the first £15 of oil are included in the rental. Sorry, pets are not accepted and smoking is not permitted in the cottage.
Accommodation, Sleeping 6:
- Sitting room with TV/DVD
- Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher and microwave etc.
- Dining room/conservatory (one step down)
- Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin