Drummore holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, walking and fireplace

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From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking.  See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach %s km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

From the owner

Helensdale is situated in open countryside, above a rocky bay overlooking the North Channel with uninterrupted views of Ireland.

Within 10 minutes you can walk down to the rocky bay to explore.

It has recently been refurbished to provide luxury accommodation for 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. Accommodation on the ground floor - Lounge with bay window providing an ever changing sea view and enchanting sunsets in the evening, open plan kitchen, dining, sitting area with views over the open countryside to the back of the cottage and plenty of morning sunshine! shower room, double bed room with sea view and twin room with views over the countryside. First floor - double bedroom and bathroom with shower cabinet.

Helensdale is three and a half miles from Drummore and about 3 miles from the Mull of Galloway - the most southernly point in Scotland. It is located on a peninsula which has a varying and enchanting range of coastal features from sandy beaches on the East coast to a variety of cliffs, rocks and sandy coves on the West, the most famous of which are the delightful village of Port Logan and the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick.

The climate here is warmed by the Gulf Stream and the area is renowned for its Gardens including the exotic Logan Botanic, Logan House, Castle Kennedy, Dunskey and Glenwhan. Also within a 1 hour drive are Culzean near Turnberry and Threave near Castle Douglas.

At the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse is the RSPB reserve which also has webcams at nesting sites and seal breeding areas, This along with the unspoilt countryside and the Mull of Galloway Trail coastal path from Loch Ryan (stranraer) to Mull of Galloway and the Southern Upland Way which starts in Portpatrick makes the area a must for nature lovers and walkers.

There are also a variety of Golf Clubs and fishing locally. Within a 1 hour drive is Galloway Forest Park, with many trails for walking, cycling and mountain biking. Slightly further away is Laggan Outdoor (home of the longest zipwire) Cream of Galloway (activities and home made icecream), Chocolate Factory (near Twynholm) and Loch Ken watersports near Castle Douglas.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Cancellation policy

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 14:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Elspeth L.
Average reply time:
34 minutes

Calendar updated:
12 Jun 2021

Years listed:
8

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Apr 2013. Located in Mull of Galloway, it has 34 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £573 to £974.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Jun 2021.

Reviews

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Fiona C
Sale, United Kingdom

Amazing!
Oct 2020

Fantastic cottage with beautiful views over the small bay in front of the property - on a clear day you can see across to Ireland! Cottage was well equipped, well furnished and homely. Secluded posit… More 

Reviewed 13 Oct 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you very much for visiting Helensdale and for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor, it is very much appreciated as it gives future guests an idea of what to expect of the property and location from a visitor's point of view. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in our quiet corner of Galloway and hope to welcome you back sometime. Kind regards, Elspeth
LoveTravel398554

Perfect
Sep 2020

A first visit for us to Helensdale and what a joy! The weather was wonderful and we walked several parts of the Scottish upland way and enjoyed the wonderful beaches. The Botanical gardens was true pa… More 

Reviewed 3 Oct 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor and for all your kind comments on Helensdale and the local area, it is very much appreciated as it gives future guests an idea of what to expect from a visitor's point of view. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in our quiet corner of Galloway and hope to welcome you back sometime. Kind regards, Elspeth
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location perfection
Sep 2020

Having stayed at Helensdale at sometime most years since it was opened up by Elspeth and Hugh it never disappoints. The weather this year was splendid what we all needed as some of the team had bee… More 

Reviewed 2 Oct 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of Helensdale on Trip Advisor and for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay this year, especially as both the weather and fishing were kind to you. Looking forward to seeing you again next year. Kind regards Elspeth & Hugh
maddyash
Durham, United Kingdom

Beautiful peaceful location overlooking the Irish Sea
Sep 2020

Very comfortable, clean, well-equipped house with wonderful views over the Irish Sea. Perfect for relaxing in the evenings watching beautiful sunsets, and also wildlife. We saw seals, deer grazing in … More 

Reviewed 2 Oct 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you very much for visiting Helensdale and for taking the time to post such a favourable and comprehensive review of the property and surrounding area, it is very much appreciated as it gives future guests an idea of what to expect from a visitor's point of view. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in our quiet corner of Galloway, surrounded by nature and would love to see you again Kind regards, Elspeth
kev8471
Brighton, United Kingdom

Helensdale
Sep 2020

An extremely comfortable, cosy and very well maintained cottage. My family and I (4 of us) thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay here. But that's not all. Helensdale is also stunningly located. Surro… More 

Reviewed 27 Sep 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you very much for visiting Helensdale and for taking the time to post such complementary and informative review of the property and surrounding area, it is very much appreciated as it gives future guests an idea of what to expect from a visitor's point of view. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back some time. Kind regards, Elspeth
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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Elspeth (the owner) a message.

If Elspeth (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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34 reviews
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from

 £136 

/night