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The Bait House

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £65 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 32 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The Bait House is a very comfortable ,newly modernised holiday home. The building dates back to 1850 when it was used by local fishermen to repair and dry their nets.

It sits in a unique position in Portpatrick, looking over the harbour and village from the front and to Donaghadee on the Irish east coast from the rear.

The property offers a spacious living area upstairs equipped with a multi-fuel burning stove. Also upstairs is an open plan kitchen with breakfast bar which takes full advantage of all seascapes and harbour outlooks.

The property has 2 twin rooms and a master bedroom with king size bed and en suite plus family bathroom.

The house has been furnished to a high standard throughout and will provide a relaxing comfortable base to enjoy the local amenities.

The Bait House will suit anyone longing for a taste of tranquil village life, a relaxing retreat plus a wealth of activities and amenities at their fingertips whilst offering access to the great outdoors!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach 0.1
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Prestwick 70 km, Nearest railway: Stranraer 15 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The property is heated from a mixture of a multi-fuel stove,electric storage and convector heaters. The Wi-Fi is provided free of charge and does not form part of the contract.

Further details outdoors

French doors and newly fitted balconies maximise the stunning views both sides of the property. There is a communal picnic area at the rear of the house overlooking the Irish Sea. Free car parking is less than 20 yards from the front door.

Further details

Not suitable for restricted mobility and very small children. No pets except by special arrangement. Rental price includes an allowance for cleaning,laundry and electricity. The amounts allowed for will depend on size of party and will be stated prior to confirmation.

The Dumfries and Galloway region

Dumfries and Galloway offers something for everyone from nature reserves to day trips to Northern Ireland.

Some places of interest to visit-

Galloway Forrest Park- covers 150,000 acres of stunning scenery and the best star gazing skies in the U.K.

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and Tearoom- Scotland's most southerly point..and home baking!

Port Logan Fish Farm , Newton Stewart and Castle Douglas (shopping) are all with easy reach for day trips.


Portpatrick,often acknowledged as the regions jewel in the crown, hosts a variety of pleasant distractions to make to your stay special.

The village of Portpatrick boasts it's own beach only yards from the house plus secluded coves and bays within a few minutes walk. For those with cars there are even more beauty spots up and down the penisula.

Local activities such as Golfing ( both 9 and 18 hole holiday courses),putting green,tennis,bowling,fishing are literally on your doorstep.

Curling (Winter) and indoor swimming pool are a short drive away in Stranraer.

Excellent choice of pubs and restaurants are less than 3 mins walk so you can leave the car and no need for taxi's for that wee night out.

Lifeboat week in August and the Portpatrick Folk Festival are always lively but with a very laid back and friendly atmosphere and well worth attending!

The house is also at the starting point of the Southern Upland Way to blow away the cobwebs along the picturesque coastal path.

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10 Nov 2014


"Absolutely Fabulous"

Just returned from a long weekend at the Bait House. The house was so comfortable and welcoming we didn't want to come home! The views from the property were spectacular. We will definitely be … More

Welcome back anytime, new wood burning stove going in before Xmas hopefully!

20 Oct 2014


"Ryder Cup weekend perfection"

Long weekend away with friends requiring golf, food, entertainment and somewhere to sleep. Found everything in Portpatrick with great places to eat and drink and near perfect accomodation in the Bait … More

Thanks for your kind words!! Welcome back anytime!

20 Sep 2014


"I must go down to the sea's again,to the lonely sea and the sky"

The Bait House has a superb location, almost between the sea and the sky. Would like to stay in winter to watch the stormy sea's. Cottage was very comfortable. Bed's were lovely. Kitchen wel… More

We're open all year so you're welcome back anytime.


p.s. you're spot on regarding the sea! It's spectacular in winter!

20 Aug 2014


"Great Accommodation in a superb location"

My partner and I, with our teenage daughters, spent 6 six nights at the Bait House. It's location is unbeatable. From the large open plan lounge/kitchen/diner you have views of the harbour on one… More

Thanks for your kind words and I'll keep you updated on the new balcony!!

26 Jul 2014


"What a fabulous house - beautifully restored and thoroughly equipped..."

Spent four days at the house with my husband and fifteen year old son. Had a great time - I used to holiday in Portpatrick as a child, so know the area well. Would wholly recommend The Bait House as a… More

Glad you enjoyed the house and yourselves of course! Perfect guests and welcome back anytime. Please like us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest upgrade coming shortly!!

2 Jul 2014


"Fantastic house in a beautiful location"

My husband and I had a very enjoyable stay in this beautiful house.the owner Robert was extremely helpful whenever we had cause to contact him. I would love to think that I would return to this wonde… More

You're very welcome!

14 Apr 2014


"Fantastic family break"

From start to finish we had a fab time in the Bait House. The beds a super comfy and the views around the house are amazing. The owner Robert was very helpful throughout and we would recommend this … More

You're welcome back anytime! Bottle of wine on me!

9 Oct 2013


"Comfy cosy harbour-side cottage with the Irish sea as your neighbour."

Well equipped modern cottage with character and upper floor outlook over harbour. Ample selection of local hotel bars serving good food within easy walking distance. Southern Upland way starts almost … More

Thanks for the review!

8 Oct 2013


"A perfect base to enjoy this bustling harbour and pretty coastal fishing village"

There were two of us in our party plus a well behaved Collie that we were given permission to take. We booked the Bait House for a spontaneous last minute break based on TripAdvisor reviews and the fa… More

Hi Carole,

Thanks for the glowing review and tips!! Robert.

23 Aug 2013


"Ideal location and wonderful house."

We visited during during Portpatrick Lifeboat Week, when the village was busy, and we had a wonderful vantage point for all the action! The house itself was all we could have asked for and more: the … More

Thanks for your kinds words!!

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Calendar last updated:19 Dec 2014

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