Dundream 5* eco retreat
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Dundream is situated in the beautiful, undiscovered, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. The property inside and outside has been designed using feng shui principles and Elaine the owner is passionate in promoting that Dundream is a place for stimulating well being, relaxation, balance and harmony. It already has gathered several accolades including Visit Scotland 5 Star, Category 1 and Green Tourism Gold awards and was listed in the "Scotsman" as one of the 7 best self catering cottages in Scotland. It offers guests a unique authentic holistic experience in peaceful and stunning surroundings.
Local attractions include unspoiled beaches, spectacular coastal walks, Loch Ryan for watersports and sailing, excellent local golf courses including Turnberry, quiet cycle routes and mountain biking, hill-walking in the Galloway hills and scenic river fishing. Savour the delicious local beef, lamb , venison, seafood, cheeses and organic ice-cream. Visit the unique lighthouse restaurant and Blue Peter pub nearby. Also for foodies is the Michelin star restaurants at Glenapp Castle and Knockinaam Lodge and the pretty village of Portpatrick with seafood restaurants and pubs where the Southern Upland walk commences.
In house holistic therapist and catering available on request. Bespoke packages available including golf, cycling, gourmet, holistic, wild food foraging and honeymoons.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lady Bay 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Prestwick International 96 km, Nearest railway: Stranraer 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Spacious open plan design on ground floor with large glass patio doors to decking area and windows maximising the stunning panoramic views to N. Ireland, Mull of Kintyre, Ailsa Craig, Arran, Ballantrae coast, Glenapp hills, Loch Ryan and in the distance the Isle of Man on a clear day.
Large open lounge, dining and kitchen area with wooden flooring. The ground floor is accessible for unassisted wheelchair accessibility.
Kitchen with wi-fi, 3D TV, blu-ray player, Sonos audio, wine cooler, two ovens, ceramic hob cooker, dishwasher, tumbler dryer, food processor and coffee machine. Large king size bedroom with zip and link beds and shower room on ground floor. The house has central heating and a contemporary wood burning stove.
Upstairs there are two large king size bedrooms, one twin bedded room and a family bathroom. All have spectacular sea views. Mull of Kintyre suite has patio doors and juliet balcony to view the sunset whilst sipping a glass of wine. The ensuite bathroom has been holistically designed to promote relaxation with a large freestanding bath with bespoke complimentary toiletries and sonos audio. There is also a quiet, resting, place on upstairs landing for reading. The dark night skies can be viewed from inside or out on decking using the telescope provided.
|Further details outdoors|
An elevated cedar decking which is wheelchair accessible surrounds the house apart from the rear entrance. This allows maximum viewing of panoramic views and breathtaking sunsets to Mull of Kintyre. There is a Japanese garden for quiet contemplation and large lawn area. Herbs have been planted in raised beds for easy picking. Large garden table, chairs and picnic bench. The owner Elaine has planted lots of trees and encouraged birds with feeding tables. To the east of the house is a large organic meadow. A small garden shed is suitable for storing bicycles.
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Special offers are subject to availability at time of booking.
The Dumfries and Galloway region
Visit mysterious castles and fascinating museums one day and enjoy mountain biking through forests the next. Dumfries & Galloway has so much to offer from art galleries, nature reserves, golf courses, botanical gardens, bird watching, watersports and sailing at Loch Ryan, Galloway hills, glorious gardens, music festivals, Dark Sky park, whisky distillery, fabulous local produce to Scotland’s National book town, in Wigtown.
With its connections to the beginning of Scottish Christianity, famous poet Robert Burns and great inventors such as Kirkpatrick Macmillan, Dumfries & Galloway has a fascinating history worth exploring.
A hammer-head peninsula, the Rhinns of Galloway stretches over 25 miles from Corsewall Point down to the Mull of Galloway, the southernmost part of Scotland. With a stunning coastline, numerous small bays and a varied landscape, the Rhinns of Galloway has a natural beauty that will take your breath away.
Nearest bay is Lady bay and the owners favourite walk is from Corsewall lighthouse to Lady bay taking in Dunskirkloch and Caspin iron forts and along the way viewing the local flora and fauna.
Due to the effects of warm Gulf stream Dumfries and Galloway tend to have mild winters ideal for golfing all year round at stunning local courses at Stranraer and Portpatrick. Special tee off prices and PGA available.
Dumfries & Galloway’s second largest town, Stranraer, is probably best known as the ferry port which serves Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Within walking distance of Dundream is a unique lighthouse restaurant atmospheric in summer and winter serving delicious food. Blue Peter hotel in Kirkcolm was voted Pub of the Year in 2007 serving tasty ales.
To the south west, you will find the charming seaside town of Portpatrick. Set around a small bay with pretty pastel coloured houses, take the opportunity to sit down and have some food or drink while you admire the exceptional views out to sea. Portpatrick is incredibly picturesque, yet remains something of a hidden gem. The perfect place to unwind and enjoy the local produce in the many pubs and restaurants.
Further south down the coast lies the charming village of Port Logan. Admire the stunning sunset over the Irish Sea, take part in a spot of fishing or visit nearby Logan Botanic Garden. Fans of the BBC drama Two Thousand Acres of Sky will also find Port Logan to be the setting for the fictional island of Ronansay.
Not to be missed is the Mull of Galloway. With a spectacular unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside and the most southern lighthouse in Scotland, the Mull of Galloway really is an area highlight
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6 Nov 2014
"Definitely a dream house"
I stayed in Dundream with my husband, two young boys and my mother in law. We had an amazing time! We experienced some pretty bad weather during our stay but staying in Dundream, it certainly didn… More
Thanks for kind comments and lovely review despite the weather! Delighted that the Dundream experience stands up to all types of weather!
25 Aug 2014
"A Fabulous Retreat"
What a spacious and luxurious house , so tastefully furnished and thoughtfully laid out.It is just a wonderful place in which to unwind and relax. Four couples of us stayed three nights in Febru… More
Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you stay at Dundream and also experience our in-house catering. Hope to see you again soon. Elaine
30 Jul 2014
"A little bit of heaven on earth."
Dundream was an absolutely perfect holiday location. The house was beautiful but very comfortable and there was plenty of space inside & out for a large group. We were blessed with good weather so enj… More
Thank you for sharing your "Dundream" experience. I love the title "A little bit of heaven on earth". It makes all the hard work behind the scenes worthwhile! Thanks also for suggestion of mugs which are now in place at Dundream. Best wishes Elaine.
17 Jul 2014
"Totally suitable for our needs, wonderful."
I have been going on holiday with my friends for many years now, and being disabled and in a wheelchair all day is hard to find somewhere that suits my needs and their needs, without being to clinical… More
Thank you for this detailed review describing Dundream's accessibility features. I am delighted that everything was satisfactory and that your stay was so enjoyable. It makes all the effort and planning worthwhile. Hope to see you back at Dundream in the near future. Best wishes Elaine
13 Apr 2014
"Relax and take in the views....."
We had a superb stay at Dundream as a group of eight - two families of four. The accommodation is stunningly modern and well-equipped with everything that you would expect inside such a luxurious hom… More
Thanks for this feedback. It makes all the handwork worthwhile whilst ensuring guests have a lovely stay at Dundream. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Elaine
2 Nov 2013
"Our best holiday ever..."
We have been going away with both sets of grandparents for many years now but our visit to Dundream topped the lot. The house is even better than it looks on the website as pictures cannot capture th… More
It was such a pleasure to have such a lovely family at Dundream and loved the comments from all members of the party. Hope to see you again soon.
14 Sep 2013
I expected the house to be fabulous from the pictures on the web site but it did not prepare me for the spectacular views in all directions.The house is of the highest standard with every need catered… More
In great appreciation of this review and hope that you return to Dundream in the not too distant future.
9 Aug 2013
"Superb place to stay"
What a find this place is! Words alone cannot describe what a superb home this is. If you want unspoilt 360 degree views of perfection, this is the place to stay. If you want to stay in an outstanding… More
Thank you all for such an inspiring review of Dundream and the local area. Customer feedback like this puts a smile on our faces and keeps us motivated to provide a high standard of customer care and experience.
27 Jul 2013
"Our brilliant stay at Dundream"
Our stay at Dundream was truly idyllic; wonderful house, brilliant location with sensational views and a lovely quiet part of Scotland. We had a really relaxing time but did lots too; cycling round th… More
Thank you for your fabulous review of Dundream, surrounding area and activities. We hope to see you all back in the near future!
23 Apr 2013
"What a find! - an exquisite retreat."
This is a beautifully appointed property in a peaceful setting with stunning views. The house has been very tastefully decorated to a very high standard. We walked to the nearby lighthouse and visited… More
Thank you for the fabulous feedback regarding Dundream. Your appreciation and detailed comments make it all worthwhile. Hope to see you back soon.
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