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

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  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the manager

Located in the heart of Corsewall Estate, seven miles from Stranraer, surrounded by historic woodland and overlooking a traditional 19th century walled kitchen garden, the recently restored 4*Stables cottage is an ideal base for exploring Wigtownshire and rest of Dumfries & Galloway.

Stables Cottage, located on the first floor, has a spacious, modern open plan sitting room with kitchen and dining area with a traditional log burning stove as a focus for relaxing and comfy sofas and arm chairs.

The cottage has a double bedroom with a traditional style cast iron king size bed over looking the old walled garden. There is a twin bedroom with ivory traditional style cast iron beds. The bathroom has a bath with an overhead chrome shower.

Stables Cottage is equipped with a flat screen television, Freeview Box, DVD player; Roberts Revival Bluetooth radio and WiFi, a selection of board games, books and classic films. We now have a laptop friendly workspace, in the form of stylish work desk, chair and lamp in Stables Cottage and Superfast Broadband too.

The cottage has its own private garden, with garden furniture and a barbecue. There is also a climbing frame with swings, zipwire and a large trampoline with a safety enclosure in the Estate gardens for children to use.

Corsewall Estate has three pretty beaches on Loch Ryan - Boat Bank, Lady Bay and Port Beg - that Stables Cottage guests can explore. A pretty walk down one of the drives will take you to Boat Bank, which is the nearest one to the cottage. Both Boat Bank and Lady Bay are wonderful spots if you like collecting shells or pebbles - oyster shells and mussels to cowries and scallop shells never fail to disappoint. Bird watching down on the shores of Loch Ryan or in the woods is second to none.

Port Beg is a pretty bay, pebbly down to the waterline and then sandy in the sea - ideal for paddling and swimming. There are lots of rock pools - so a bucket and a net is a must for the kids! There's a grassy area for picnics and barbies and the views out to sea, with Ailsa Craig in the foreground and the Isle of Arran in the distance, are simply magical.

The gardens and lawns provide a secure environment for children and it is a wonderful location for them to enjoy the great outdoors and play good old fashioned games from hide and seek and football to kick the can. The lawns are great for running about, and there are lots of little banks, which are ideal for rolling down. A stream runs through the estate, so with two stone bridges and an endless supply of sticks, Pooh sticks is always a fun game for children to enjoy.

And families are welcome to set up camp in the woods beside the lawns - we provide the tent, roll mats, wood and campfire location - guests just need to bring their sleeping bags! And if it all gets too much for some younger members of the camping party, they can always retreat back to home comforts indoors.

Over the past year we’ve been busy in our little corner of South West Scotland creating a host of magnificent woodland paths and coastal walks around Corsewall Estate for guests to enjoy during their stay. There are lots different options for shortening the walks or lengthening them. Many guests comment that they love the new paths as they don’t need to drive anywhere to walk – it’s just a case of stepping outside and the walks are right on their doorstep.

In late January and February, the woods feature charming drifts of snowdrops followed by daffodils and in April and May the hue turns to purple with acres of bluebells. There is colour in the gardens almost all the way through the year starting with camellia from January to March, followed by a riot of colour in April and May as the rhododendrons and azaleas come into flower. The autumn sees the hydrangeas providing colour all the way through to November.

There is oodles of wildlife to spot – from roe deer and hares to barn owls, woodpeckers and most importantly, this area is one of the last bastions of the red squirrel. The cottage comes complete with its own red squirrel feeder – where you can watch any number of cheeky red squirrels feeding ferociously all day. Our record spotted at the feeders is currently six.

The Blue Peter pub in the village of Kirkcolm is 3/4s of a mile away. Under new ownership, the pub has good pub grub and also does great take away fish and chips - a 'must eat' while on holiday by the coast!

We have a second cottage, Garden Cottage, about 50 metres from Stables Cottage, which sleeps 6 - so groups of up to 10 can easily be accommodated in both locations.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Single Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Cancellation policy

Full refund

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

Partial refund

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 17:00 Check out: 09:00
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

House rules

Two dogs are very welcome provided you have notified us in advance. We charge £25 per dog per week or £20 per dog per short break, payable on arrival.

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Manager restrictions

Minimum stay: 7 night
Changeover day: Sat

About the manager

Kate Carrick-Buchanan
Average reply time:
1 hour 11 minutes

Calendar updated:
16 Oct 2021

Years listed:
8

Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Jun 2013. Located in Dumfries and Galloway, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £654 to £1671.
The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Oct 2021.

Reviews

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Chris F

First over the border after lockdown
Apr 2021

Our second visit to Corsewall Estates and Stable cottage along with our dog Millie. The estate offers great walks with well maintained paths and conveniently located benches to enjoy the views. Our v… More 

Reviewed 4 May 2021

Response from the manager
It was a pleasure to be able to welcome you back - especially as you were our first guests since the lockdown. Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a review - we are so pleased you loved the cottage, the beaches, the walks, the gardens and the wildlife. We do hope we'll see you again next year!
E8808IXalis

Wonderful cottage in beautiful location
Dec 2020

Fantastic cottage, comfortable and cosy in scenic location. Excellent dog walks on the beach and in the woods from your front door and lovely, very friendly and helpful hosts - thank you!

Reviewed 17 Jan 2021

Response from the manager
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Stables Cottage and all the walks around the Estate and down to the beach. I do hope we'll be able to welcome you back in the not too distant future!
Shell S
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Staycation
Aug 2020

We had a fantastic week in Stables Cottage, it was comfortable and surprisingly spacious with all the mod-cons you could ask for in a very cosy setting. The grounds of Corsewall Estate are stunning a… More 

Reviewed 29 Aug 2020

Response from the manager
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're so pleased you had a wonderful week at Stables Cottage and we're only sorry we couldn't arrange better weather for you! It sounds as if you had a busy week regardless what with your trips to the chocolate factory, the ice cream play centre and the Gem Rock Museum. We're delighted you loved the grounds and all the outdoor play equipment. You'll have to come back another year to see the red squirrels! Many thanks once again!
rgillies
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Great dog-friendly cottage by the sea
Sep 2019

2 week stay in the Stables Cottage. We have stayed in the area before but this is the best accommodation we have had. The cottage is well equipped and in a great location. There are many walks through… More 

Reviewed 14 Sep 2019

Response from the manager
Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us such a great review and thank you for your very kind words. We were delighted to have you all to stay and we're so pleased you enjoyed the walks and the wildlife. I do hope we'll be able to welcome you back in the not too distant future - we'll have put in more new paths by then for you to explore.
George F
Dundee, United Kingdom

A Xmas to remember!
Dec 2018

For the first time in many, many years, all the family couldn’t be together for Xmas so we decided to go off with the dogs and have a different festive occasion. We were a bit apprehensive, but … More 

Reviewed 28 Dec 2018

Response from the manager
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review for Stables Cottage - it was so lovely to welcome you and your gorgeous dogs to Corsewall Estate for Christmas. And we're so pleased that you've re-booked for Christmas this year - we're very much looking forward to seeing you back in December!
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