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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Traditional Victorian Schoolhouse, recently refurbished to provide excellent accommodation for up 8 guests, with uninterupted views of Luce Bay and the Galloway Hills beyond. Situated less than 30metres from 7 miles of Sand.

Accommodation - ground floor - Lounge, diningroom, kitchen,utility and shower room

First floor - double bedroom, family bedroom, both with stunning sea views, twin room, shower room and bathroom

Sandhead is situated on the more sheltered East coast of the Mull of Galloway peninsula, with sand as far as the eye can see. Along the road is Tigh na Mara Hotel which serves good food and has a friendly public bar with open fire, there is also a well stocked local shop, Tearoom and children's playpark in the village - so plenty to do without having to drive anywhere.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sandhead - on the doorstep 10 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 10 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Prestwick, Nearest railway: Stranraer
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Mull of Galloway region

Dumfries and Galloway is the most southernly region in Scotland and is largely unspoilt. It does not contain any large cities or motorways


In the Stranraer area there is an abundance of stunning Scenery from the Moorlands and Galloway Hills to a variety of Coastal Features.

The Auld Schoolhouse is situated in the Village of Sandhead, and looks out onto at least 7 miles of sand. It is located on a peninsula which has a varying and enchanting range of coastal features from the sandy beaches on the East coast to a variety of cliffs, rocks and sandy coves on th West the most famous of which are the delightful village of Port Logan and the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick, with its variety of pubs and restaurants, most of which have fresh fish on their menus.

The climate here is warmed by the Gulf Stream, hence the area is renowned for its gardens which are open to the public, namely Logan Botanic, Logan House, Ardwell, Castle Kennedy, Dunskey and Glenwhan - all well worth a visit.

The area is the ideal destination for walkers as the Southern Upland Way commences in Portpatrick, it hugs the coast for some time before heading to the moorland near New Luce. There is also the newly opened(2012) Coastal Path which starts at Loch Ryan (Stranraer) and ends at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse - ap 24 miles in total. There are also several circular walks based on this Trail from ap 1.5 to 8 miles.

The Mull of Galloway is not only the most southernly point is Scotland it is also home to the RSPB Reserve. It has web cams to nesting sites and seal breeding grounds - it is a must for nature lovers and bird watchers.

There are plenty of quiet country roads for driving or cycling along and taking in the scenery or for the more energetic cyclist there is the 7Stanes Mountain Biking Trail in the Galloway Forest Park.

Golfing is another hobby that is well catered for in this area with 4 Golf Couses within a 10minute drive from Sandhead.

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Review 1-4 of 4

30 Sep 2014


"Lovely stay"

what a lovely place. This is a big house which is very well kept and very well equipped, we loved it. We took our small dog who loved the beach outside which is a wonderful view from the front of th… More

11 Sep 2014


"What a view and what a location."

We have visited Sandhead many times in the past on trips to the Portpatrick area and this was the first time we have stayed there but won't be the last. House very comfortable and well equipped,… More

4 Sep 2014


"We love it so much, we never want to leave!"

This is a fantastic holiday home, it is well equipped and very comfortable. The enormous, empty, sandy beach is across the road and we love long walks, football and kite flying on the sand. The tea ro… More

30 Apr 2013


"A perfect New Year!"

Stayed with family- age range 2-74. Just perfect. Long walks along the beach, toastie fire at the pub and perfect accommodation. A home from home, everything we needed, plenty of crockery, cutlery and bliss a dishwasher. Perfect base for days out. Totally recommended!

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