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Beach Cottage

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Sandhead Beach 7 miles of sand on your doorstep
front lounge
Spring lambs enjoying the sunshine
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Beach cottage is located in the small coastal village of Sandhead, with uninterrupted views over Luce Bay and the Galloway hills beyond. The lounge boasts stunning sea views and the conservatory overlooks the secluded garden and woodland at the rear of the property. Beach Cottage has 7 miles of sand on your doorstep! Ideal for entertaining the children or walking the dog! If you have neither it's just great for a relaxing walk and plenty of fresh air - often the beach is deserted so you get it all to yourself. Sandhead has a pub/restaurant, shop and tearoom all within an easy stroll from Beach Cottage. Portpatrick is a short drive away and boasts many lively pubs and restaurants which serve good food all day. The Rhins of Galloway is also renowned for its gardens - Logan Botanic, Ardw...Beach cottage is located in the small coastal village of Sandhead, with uninterrupted views over Luce Bay and the Galloway hills beyond. The lounge boasts stunning sea views and the conservatory overlooks the secluded garden and woodland at the rear of the property. Beach Cottage has 7 miles of sand on your doorstep! Ideal for entertaining the children or walking the dog! If you have neither it's just great for a relaxing walk and plenty of fresh air - often the beach is deserted so you get it all to yourself. Sandhead has a pub/restaurant, shop and tearoom all within an easy stroll from Beach Cottage. Portpatrick is a short drive away and boasts many lively pubs and restaurants which serve good food all day. The Rhins of Galloway is also renowned for its gardens - Logan Botanic, Ardwell, Castle Kennedy, Glenwhan and Dunskey - as the area is warmed by the Gulf Stream there are may exotic plants to be viewed. The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse (the most southernly point in Scotland) is just 10 minutes drive from Sandhead, it is home to Gallie Craig Tearoom and RSPB reserve. For avid walkers the Southern Upland Way starts in Portpatrick and there is also a coastal walk from Stranraer to Mull of Galloway. There are also plenty of options for fishing and golfing in the area.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Elspeth L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed October 24, 2020

A lovely cosy house, just a minute away from the beach. We made good use of the local shop and restaurant, and there's lots of places to visit within 15 minutes' drive. A great, relaxing stay.More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Neil G
BackPacker447353, VR Owner at Beach Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of Beach cottage on Trip Advisor. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in our quiet corner of Galloway and that you were able to explore the local area from your base...More

Reviewed October 13, 2020 via mobile

The cottage has everything you need. It is so cosy and right next to the beach. Owners are lovely. Thank you for a fantastic time away.More

Date of stay: September 2020
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BackPacker447353, VR Owner at Beach Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2020

Thank you very much for visiting us in Sandhead and for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor, it is very much appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards, Elspeth &...More

Reviewed September 27, 2020

Sandhead is a lovely quiet location with its own pub-restaurant and shop. The cottage has a wonderful location overlooking the the bay and Elspeth was great in sorting everything out for us. Walk for miles when the tide is out, or head off to the...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Journey381809
BackPacker447353, VR Owner at Beach Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020

Thank you very much for visiting Beach Cottage and for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards, Elspeth

Reviewed September 16, 2020

We've just had a relaxing week in this lovely cottage with our 2 dogs. The beach was right on the doorstep and we often had it to ourselves, ideal especially as the weather was kind to us. Elspeth was very welcoming and the cottage was...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank JC D
BackPacker447353, VR Owner at Beach Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a lovely review on Trip Advisor. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at Beach cottage and look forward to seeing you again next year. Kind regards, Elspeth

Reviewed August 18, 2020

We all had an excellent time at this lovely cottage, it was really comfortable and clean and great facilities. Lovely beach right on the doorstep. Would definitely stay here again . Would recommend to anyone.

Date of stay: August 2020
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BackPacker447353, VR Owner at Beach Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a lovely review of Beach cottage. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards Elspeth

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Reviewed August 1, 2020

The location was perfect with beach just across a very minor road and a sea view from lounge windows. Very well equipped cottage with lovely furniture and nicely decorated. Small village shop down the road which sells just about everything. Hotel which has a good...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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BackPacker447353, VR Owner at Beach Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a glowing review of Beach cottage. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in Sandhead and hope to welcome you back sometime. Kind regards, Elspeth

Reviewed February 13, 2020

Beach Cottage is a lovely house, steps away from Sandhead's huge beach. The views are breathtaking. Elspeth the landlord couldn't be more helpful and accommodating. This is the second time we have stayed at one of Elspeth's properties, and in future, she will be our...More

Date of stay: February 2020
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BackPacker447353, VR Owner at Beach Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Beach Cottage, and for all your kind comments regarding Sandhead village, beach and my properties, sorry for not replying earlier but had not noticed your review as had not been checking site during lockdown (Trip...More

Reviewed October 8, 2019

We stayed at beach cottage in September, what a lovely cottage, very comfortable with everything you need and more. Very clean with a lovely back garden all enclosed which is essential as we had our three dogs with us. Nice treats left in the kitchen...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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BackPacker447353, VR Owner at Beach Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Beach cottage on Trip Advisor. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards, Elspeth

Reviewed October 1, 2019

Our visit to Beach Cottage was to allow us to have a "trip down memory lane". My husband and I worked in nearby town of Stranraer for many years before moving on 19 years ago and this visit was to allow us to travel around...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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BackPacker447353, VR Owner at Beach Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor, I really appreciate it as it gives future visitors an idea of what to expect from a guest's point of view. I am glad that you enjoyed your return visit...More

Reviewed September 5, 2019

Beach Cottage is fantastic , the cottage has everything you could possibly need. The views are amazing watching the sun rise was truly stunning. The pub a few doors down is wonderful dog friendly and does amazing food. We took our 2 dogs they loved...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank LeedsNicki
BackPacker447353, VR Owner at Beach Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor and for your kind and positive comments I really appreciate it as it gives future guests an idea of what to expect of the property and surrounding area from a...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
In the Stranraer area there is an abundance of stunning Scenery from the Moorlands and Galloway Hills to a variety of Coastal Features. Beach Cottage is situated in the Village of Sandhead, and looks out onto at least 7 miles of sand. It is located on a peninsula which has a varying and enchanting range of coastal features from the sandy beaches on the East coast to a variety of cliffs, rocks and sandy coves on th West the most famous of which are the delightful village of Port Logan and the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick, with its variety of pubs and restaurants, most of which have fresh fish on their menus. The climate here is warmed by the Gulf Stream, hence the area is renowned for its gardens which are open to the public, namely Logan Botanic, Logan House, Ardwell, Cas...
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