Stable Cottage offers great accommodation for family and friends with wonderful, woodland walks from the doorstep.
Situated on the beautiful and historic Lochnaw Castle Estate, 2 miles from the village of Leswalt and just 6 miles from Stranraer, Stable Cottage and North Lodge offer a true escape from the hubbub of modern life. Guests that stay are free to enjoy the historic estate grounds, including the beautiful gardens and woodland walks and the large variety of bird and wildlife which abound. Only a short walk is the lovely sandy beach at Larbrax. Lochnaw Castle is the former ancestral home of Clan Agnew, for several centuries the hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway. Stable Cottage occupies a portion of the castle stable block and sits amongst woodland and is a short walk to Lochnaw Loch, whilst North Lodge, the original gate lodge to the estate, is surrounded by woodland and has a gently bubbling stream to the rear.
Stranraer, situated at the head of Loch Ryan, is the gateway to the Rhins of Galloway and for more than a century was a busy ferry port for services between South West Scotland and Northern Ireland. The town has many shops and there are plenty of places to dine out too. The town’s main attraction is the Castle of St John, a ruined four-storey tower house built around 1500, which sits on a green in the main street. There are several eye-catching artworks in the area surrounding the castle. Stranraer Museum can be found in the old town hall.
Close by are Castle Kennedy Gardens, with the castle, two lochs, a giant lily pond and an avenue of monkey puzzle trees. Logan Botanic Garden sits 13 miles south of the town and is home to exotic ferns and palms and boasts a beautiful walled garden. The area is steeped in history and the landscape diverse, a haven for artists, birdwatchers and walkers. Portpatrick, 8 miles, lies at the start of the Southern Upland Way, one of Scotland’s acclaimed long distance footpaths covering 212 miles to Cockburnspath on the east coast. The Mull of Galloway with its grass topped visitor centre is Scotland’s most southerly point with amazing views of Ireland, England, Isle of Man and Scotland! Lucky visitors may spot seals and minke whales and will most certainly see a host of seabirds. Beach 3 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Stable Cottage (ref UK10628) can be booked together with North Lodge (ref UK10629) to accommodate up to 10 guests.
Living room: With open fire, 40’’ Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to sitting-out area.
Kitchen/dining room: With Aga, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize sleigh bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and bidet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize sleigh bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Private parking for 4 cars.
Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture and barbecue. 400 acres natural and landscaped grounds (shared with other property on-site). Roach, perch and trout fishing on-site. Bike store. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced lake 200 yards away. These properties have a security deposit of £150.