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Kenmuir Cottage
Property: 7912 Dumfries and Galloway

Kenmuir Cottage - Cottage from far end of Garden

Sleeps: 4 + cot
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No

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  • Secluded property with large private secure garden .
  • Peaceful and relaxing setting with sea view.

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Kenmuir Holiday Cottage is a traditional Galloway home in South West Scotland, built in the 1860s and set in its own large private garden near Ardwell.

The self-catering cottage has recently been upgraded and modernised, but still retains its rustic charm.

A large and comfortable living room has a wood-burning stove, supplemented by electric radiators.

There is a comfortable sofa-bed, a Sony 40inch 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 and board games.

Internet access (bandwidth limited to approx 2.5GB/week) 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, George Foreman grill, and a large fridge-freezer. A high-chair and crib are available for young children.

The self-catering cottage has a large fenced secure 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. From the garden you can see the North Channel with the coast of Ireland in the distance.

The cottage is situated on a farm road with little passing traffic, and there is a large secure shed where the BBQ set and recycling boxes are stored. You can also use it for storing cycles, fishing-walking gear, and outdoor equipment. A small fishing boat can be kept in the garden if required.

Well-behaved pets are welcome, but please keep them under control as there are farm animals about, and please make sure you clean up after your dog. The cottage is most suited for small dogs.

Please note that this is a no-smoking holiday cottage.

Heading south, a 15 minute walk along a coastal footpath through the fields 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. It can also be accessed by car down a farm track, and this takes approximately 15 minutes from the cottage.

This idyllic countryside is ideal for exploring, walking, rambling, hillwalking, cycling, driving, birdwatching, boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and camping.

Best of all it is one of the quietest holiday destinations in Scotland.

This property appears courtesy of ClickHolidayCottages.co.uk

Comfortable Double Bed
Comfortable Double Bed
Small Bedroom
Small Bedroom
Living Room
Living Room

Accommodation & Facilities

Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Cot Available: Yes

Pets Allowed: Yes. No charge for up to three dogs
Smoking Allowed: No. 

Linen Provided: Yes. 

Sheets, pillowcases, duvets and towels provided

Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Electric

Open Fire: Yes.  Fuel type: Wood

Disabled Facilities: Yes. 

Handrail in bath

Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Lockable shed for your bikes, walking gear, kayaks etc. BBQ available so you can relax in the large secure garden.

Local Services: Shop/Post Office and Hotel and Restaurant/bar in Sandhead (3 miles from Cottage)

Standard Rates

2014 and 2015 Rates:

Low Season (Nov to Mar; excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter) - £360

Mid Season (April to May, Sep) - £410

Autumn Season (October) - £380

High Season (Easter week, Jun to Aug) - £460

Christmas and New Year - £500

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Kenmuir Cottage is located near Sandhead and Ardwell Bay, Dumfries and Galloway. The cottage is 8 miles south of Stranraer and 8 miles south east of Portpatrick.

Nearest airports are Prestwick, Glasgow and Edinburgh. From Glasgow it takes approximately 2.5 hours to drive to the cottage, and from Edinburgh 3.5 hours.

Travelling to the cottage from Glasgow is by the M77 and A77 to Stranraer, via Kilmarnock, Ayr and Givan.

Travelling from England, turn off the A74(M) at Gretna Green onto the A75, and then pass by Annan, Dumfries, and Newton Stewart on the way to Stranraer.

Please contact the owner for detailed directions from Stranraer to the cottage, or look at the cottage website.

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