Dundream is situated in the 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 Dundream as 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|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Lady Bay 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, King Beds (3), 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||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, 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.
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