Self Catering Holidays in Portpatrick and The Mull of Galloway
Self catering holiday cottages and accommodation in the Portpatrick, Drummore and Mull of Galloway area of Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland.
Below these Self Catering listings you will find information about Port Logan, Drummore, Portpatrick, The Mull of Galloway and the surrounding area.
Blackloch Cottage is tucked away in a peaceful, rural location between Portpatrick and Stranraer in picturesque Dumfries and Galloway.
This secluded former gamekeeper’s cottage sits in an idyllic setting within 5 acres of natural woodland and looks out onto its very own shared loch.
i Sleeps 8 - Bedrooms 4 - Bathrooms 4
"We stayed at Blackloch in August for a week with our two children and parents. We were all impressed with how the owners have equipped the property. It's simply beautiful inside and out."
Tel: 44 (0) 1835 822277
Fax: 44 (0) 1835 822618
This beautiful, light and spacious house has a breathtaking setting beside its own little lochan amid open countryside in the picturesque Rhins of Galloway in the very south western corner of Scotland.
Furnished and equipped to the highest standards, it is a memorable holiday home which cannot fail to delight the most fastidious of guests.
i Sleeps 12 - Bedrooms 4 - Bathrooms 3
"Absolutely beautiful house. There were 4 couples in our group and it accommodated us easily with stunning views and very private location although close to nearby towns. Would definitely recommend for large groups or 2 families seeking a quiet break."
Tel: 44 (0) 1835 822277
Fax: 44 (0) 1835 822618
Other self catering accommodation in Portpatrick and nearby:
- Apartments No. 19, Portpatrick - tel: 07716 501511
- Blackloch Cottage, between Stranraer & Portpatrick - Tel: 44 (0) 1835 822277
- Braefield, Portpatrick - tel: 01776 810255
- Chestnut lodge Knockinaam, Portpatrick - tel: 01776 810805
- Iona Holiday Home, Portpatrick - tel: 01776 810300
- Jura Portpatrick - tel: 01776 810300
Self catering accommodation in Sandhead and area:
- South Airies Farmhouse Kirkcolm, near Stranraer - Tel: 44 (0) 1835 822277
Self catering accommodation in Drummore and the Mull of Galloway:
- Castlemoor Holiday Cottage, near Mull of Galloway - tel: 01776 840326
- Fourwinds Drummore - tel: 01993 840384
Coming for a holiday? About Portpatrick, Port Logan, Drummore, Kirkmaiden and The Mull of Galloway area
The harbour village of Portpatrick is a favourite with holiday-makers. Its charm was recognised long ago by the building, in 1902, of a majestic hotel in the then fashionable Scottish Baronial style.
Visitors to Portpatrick can enjoy a park, playground, small beach, and opportunities for walks, including the first part of the Southern Upland Way along the coast. Sailors and sea-anglers use the harbour, while golfers have two courses to choose from.
For many years, Portpatrick, with the short crossing to Donaghadee, was the main port for travellers to and from Ireland. It was ’Gretna Green’ for Ireland, which had the same marriage laws as England, and underage lovers came to Portpatrick to defy parents.
Portpatrick still has its picturesque old harbour with its rocky entrance and is now busy with small trawlers, yachts and boats. The round church tower probably served as a beacon for ships in the 17th Century, and the harbour was rebuilt more than once in an effort to enlarge it and make it more sheltered, but the sea always proved too stormy, and when the mail steamers moved to Stranraer, further attempts were abandoned.
One a busy little harbour where coal and lime where imported and farm produce exported, Drummore is now popular with shore and sea anglers with many angling packages available.
Scotland’s most southerly village, Kirkmaiden, was an important holy place in early Christian and medieval times, with a number of chapels and holy wells in the vicinity. Today the ancient Covenanters church of 1638 stands on its hilltop with just a few houses sharing the magnificent views across Luce Bay to the Machars and the Galloway Hills beyond.
The village of Port Logan (pictured right) was laid out in the 1818 with two rows of houses lining the bay. The jetty with its picturesque lighthouse was built out in a wide sweep to improve the landing at the harbour - but the port proved too exposed for the Irish ferry trade.
Today the village is a centre for diving and sea angling and the village became famous in recent years as the setting for the BBC Drama "Two Thousand Acres of Sky".
The famous Logan Fish Pond, a fully restored Victorian fish larder and unique tidal pool blow hole is half a mile round the bay from the village. Also nearby is Logan Botanic Gardens, an outpost of the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh full of bizarre and beautiful plants flourishing outdoors.
The Mull of Galloway
The Mull of Galloway is a popular expedition as it is the 'Land's End' of Scotland - surrounded by cliffs and a notable haunt of sea birds. This southernmost tip of Scotland offers panoramic views of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Cumbria and The Solway Coast.
The Mull of Galloway lighthouse, 18 metres (59 ft) high and 82 metres (269ft) above sea level, was built in 1878. Within the walled area of the lighthouse at the end of the peninsula is the Mull of Galloway Visitor Centre, an RSPB reserve providing safe nesting on the rugged cliffs for fulmars, cormorants, kittiwakes, razorbills and guillemots.
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