Kenmuir Cottage: Brand new to the holiday letting market, Kenmuir Cottage is a beautifully-presented home, lovingly restored by the owners in 2010-2011, and equipped with new furniture throughout.
Inside, the cottage boasts a newly-equipped kitchen with solid wood floor, a comfortable living room with Dowling stove, a double bedroom and a smaller bedroom with a bunk bed.
Outside, the cottage has a large fenced private garden, mainly grassed over, where it is lovely to sit and unwind in the sun with a glass of wine, or have a BBQ. There are a few fir trees in the garden to provide a wind break, and a large hedge for privacy. The cottage is situated on a farm road with little passing traffic, and there is a large secure shed for storing cycles, fishing/walking gear, and outdoor equipment. A small fishing boat can be kept in the garden if required.
From the garden you can see the North Channel with the coast of Ireland in the distance. At night, the dark skies mean you can clearly see the Milky Way, which is not normally visible in towns and cities. There is an abundance of wildlife, including roe deer, owls, hares, swallows, buzzards, hawks, pheasants, grouse and seals.
Last updated on: Sat, May 21, 2011 8:23 PM
Prices range from: £290
The idyllic countryside around the cottage is ideal for exploring, walking, rambling, hillwalking, cycling, driving, birdwatching, boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and camping.
South of the cottage, a 15 minute walk along the seashore will take you to sandy Ardwell Bay - one of the nicest and quietest beaches in the area. The bay is a beautiful place to relax, swim, fish, picnic or have a BBQ.
Sandhead is the nearest village and it has a small Post Office and shop selling a wide range of groceries, papers, and cards. The Tigh na Mar Hotel and bar in Sandhead offers meals drinks. There is also the most beautiful 7 mile stretch of sandy beach on Luce Bay. The beach is safe and the waters warm, and the bay makes a great playground for children and adults alike. Kirkmadrine Church, with some of the earliest Christian burial stones on view, is located directly between the cottage and Sandhead.
The Mull of Galloway, by Drummore, Scotland's most southerly point, is one of the most popluar places to visit for sea fishing expeditions, and the waters along the coast are ideal for boat or beach fishing. At the Mull of Galloway, which is now a nature reserve, you can visit the lighthouse, or wander round the rugged coastal paths, and on a clear days enjoy the fantastic views. There is a coffee house which nestles into the hillside just before reaching the Mull of Galloway.
Portpatrick is approximately 8 miles north of the cottage and is a lovely drive from Kenmuir Cottage. This beautiful little town, with a quaint and natural harbour, has several antique and gift shops, and is the end of the Southern Upland Way which crosses Scotland. The Portpatrick Hotel sits majesically on the cliff top looking down on the harbour. Both sides of the harbour offer fantastic walks along the cliff edge. On a sunny day, holidaymakers can sit outside the many hotels and guest houses and watch the little boats coming in and out of the harbour.
To the south of Portpatrick, the cliff-top walk leads to the ruins of Dunskey Castle, and to the north the walled garden, woodland walk, maze and tea room of Dunskey Estate are well worth visiting.
We are 8 mile(s) from the centre of
The nearest train station is Stranraer
and it is 10 mile(s) away.
The nearest airport is Preswick
and it is 64 mile(s) away.
A large and comfortable living room has a wood-burning stove supplemented by electric radiators. There is a large L-shaped sofa-bed, a Sony 40" flat screen TV with Freesat HD, and a Sony BluRay/DVD player which will also play your favourite CDs and allow you to listen to the radio. There is a selection of DVDs available for you to watch, together with a collection of books. Internet access via free WiFi is available so you can keep in touch whilst you are on holiday.
There is a large comfortable bedroom with a double bed, and a smaller bedroom with a bunk bed. Both have electric radiators and blackout curtains. There is a bath fitted with an electric shower, and a separate toilet. The well-appointed kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, and a large fridge/freezer.
A porch, where you can hang your coats and leave your boots, leads to a large bright hallway, with doors to a bathroom and a seperate toilet
The cottage has a large fenced private garden, mainly grassed over, where children and dogs can be safe and secure.
There is a large secure shed for storing cycles, fishing/walking gear, and outdoor equipment. A rotary clothes dryer is also available.
The cottage is situated on a farm road with little passing traffic. Three cars can be parked directly outside the cottage on the grass verge, whilst a gate gives access to the garden where additional vehicles, trailers or boats can be parked.