We have recently returned from a wonderful, relaxing week at the 5 star Dundrum cottage.
The cottage has a large ‘L’ shaped hallway which leads to the 4 bedrooms (2 en-suite), a large luxury bathroom with a bidet and double-ended spa bath, lounge and kitchen.
The kitchen is large with high quality cabinets and appliances (including a microwave, dishwasher and even a wine chiller). There is also a huge table that seats 10. Adjoining this is a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
The living room is large and has big leather sofas and a 42" plasma TV with Sky TV which the children loved. There is also a woodburner with plenty of logs. Leading from the lounge is the sun room which was relaxing with a music system with iPod connection plus stunning views.
They had thought about everything you could need to make your stay comfortable, such as iron and ironing board, spare bulbs and batteries, fire lighters, washing capsules, dishwashing tablets, cleaning products etc.
The champagne, chocolates and fresh flowers in the hall and living room were a nice touch.
From the moment we arrived we felt very comfortable and the owners (Aileen and Matthew) really do make you feel welcome. We took up Matthew’s offer of a 4x4 tour of their farm to see the cattle and wild boar and it really was great fun and very interesting. They also asked if the children would like to come down to the farm and watch the calves being fed. They thought this was great and were encouraged to get actively involved. Matthew even provided us all with fishing gear to use on his pond which we did, although we didn't catch anything we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves trying.
The views from every window in the cottage were breathtaking, with views of Port Logan Bay from the kitchen window and views of Luce Bay from the living room you could easily sit for hours watching those stunning views.
Outside there was a patio and seating area, a barbecue and a garden swing which was lovely to sit on and watch the sunset.
The area surrounding Port Logan was lovely, Portpatrick and Drummore picturesque. Culzean castle was well worth a visit and the guided tour really interesting. There is a swimming pool in Stranraer (Ryan centre) which the boys enjoyed.
Although Aileen and Matthew were very busy people, they went out of their way to make us feel very comfortable and we never felt like we were getting in the way and they actually seemed to enjoy the fact that we had taken an interest in their way of life on the farm.
This cottage is 5 star in every way possible and we really were disappointed to be going home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first Five star self-catering properties in Dumfries and Galloway with fantastic sea views, situated in the heart of a dairy farm with,large fishing ponds, ancient woodland and superb countryside walks. The Dundrum and Inchmalloch have four bedrooms, two with en suite. The Millwheel is a three bedroom one with en suite and a open plan living space.The Cotthouse is a cosy two bedroom cottage all with sea views. ... more less