Portpatrick holiday house rental with beach/lake nearby, balcony/terrace and walking and log fire

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The Knowe at Portpatrick Harbour

House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 16 Home 25730

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House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Knowe is a stunning large self catering holiday house situated at Portpatrick Harbour.

The Knowe has 8 bedrooms, 6 with en suite bath/shower rooms and has recently been refurbished and extended to house a newly fitted kitchen. The property also has a large living room with wood burner, a smaller TV lounge and a conservatory with stunning views over the harbour and Irish Sea to Ireland and the Isle of Man.

The garden to the rear is enclosed providing privacy for parties staying in The Knowe.

Portpatrick is a bustling yacht and fishing conservation village and has been a popular holiday destination for many years retaining the character and atmosphere rarely found in many holiday resorts.

The Knowe at Portpatrick offers the ideal opportunity for large groups of friends or extended families to get away together and enjoy the many activities the village and surrounding area has to offer. You will also be able to explore the attractive craft shops and sample the delicious food served in friendly harbourside pubs and restaurants.

Size Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites
Nearest beach 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow International 75 km, Nearest railway: Stranraer 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (4), Single beds (8), Dining seats for 16
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Lounge – large lounge with ample seating, colour TV, DVD, wood burner.

Conservatory – large conservatory with cane furniture.

Living area – sofa, TV and DVD player

8 bedrooms – 4 double and 4 twins, 6 with en-suite facilities- 5 of the en-suite bedrooms have views over Portpatrick Harbour.

Kitchen – a new extension has been built to house the dining kitchen. A newly fitted Alno kitchen with range cooker, fridge / freezer, toaster, kettle, microwave, dishwasher, washer / dryer and ample kitchen crockery and utensils for 16. The kitchen area also provides a kitchen table and seating for up to 16. With ceiling to floor windows the outlook over the garden to the Irish Sea is stunning.

Further details outdoors

Front patio area – supplied with garden furniture.

Rear garden – garden furniture provided.

Further details

Rates include bed linen but exclude electricity, oil and towels. Towels can be hired at a charge of £3 per person per week.

Cots and highchairs are available on request.

We welcome one well behaved dog. Unfortunately we do not accept dogs under 1 year old. There is a charge of £15 per additional dog.

Dogs must be kept under strict control and must not foul the property.

Dogs must have their own bedding and must be kept off furniture.

The Dumfries and Galloway region

Portpatrick and the Rhins of Galloway offer plenty of activities to keep any visitor occupied for the duration of their stay. For an exciting day out why not visit:

Mull of Galloway Visitor Centre – Scotland’s most southerly point RSPB Nature Reserve Lighthouse Visitors Centre and recently opened Gallie Craig Coffee House

Logan Fish Pond and Marine Life Centre – Victorian fish ladder, touch pools and cave aquarium. Logan Fish Pond has been open for more than 200 years and is a unique visitor attraction you will not want to miss

Creetown General Museum – Leading independent museum of its kind in the UK

Bladnoch Distillery – Bladnoch Distillery and Visitors Centre houses the most southerly distillery in Scotland

Stenaline – Why not use Portpatrick as your base and travel on a day trip to Ireland from nearby Cairnryan Port


Ardwell Gardens – boasts a large variety of Azaleas, Camellias and Rhododendrons.

Logan Botanic Gardens – one of the national botanic gardens of Scotland and one of the most exotic gardens in the country.

Dunskey Gardens – walled and woodland gardens.

Castle Kennedy Gardens – part of Stair Estates. The gardens extend to 30 hectares.

Glenwhan Gardens – Gardens stand on the hill of Dunragit 6 miles south of Stranraer. 12 acres of gardens


Portpatrick/Dunskey Golf Club – Portpatrick Golf Club is situated approximately 2 minutes from The Knowe. Offering both 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses. Both courses have stunning views. Due to the temperate climate golf is played all year round. The Club is renowned for its friendly welcome to visitors.

Stranraer Golf Club – The course has stunning views over the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig. It is a superb course.

Lagganmore Golf Club – A new course laid out on agricultural land near to Portpatrick. This is an 18 hole course.

Wigtownshire County Golf Course – A true links course with 18 holes situated on the shores of the scenic Luce Bay.


Ryan Centre Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre in Stranraer approximately 10 minutes away. The Ryan Centre also includes a theatre and cinema, games hall, childens soft play area etc.

Curling – During the winter months curling can be played at the North West Castle Hotel in Stranraer.

Castle and Houses.

Kirkmadrine early Christian stones – Situation of the oldest Christian site on the rhins of Galloway with a church established as early as the 5th century.

Glens of Sabie – Stunning property founded around 1192 with an exhibition of objects excavated on site.


Portpatrick is a conservation village which is widely known as the Jewel in the Crown of Dumfries and Galloway. Loved by many as a holiday destination for years Portpatrick retains the charm as a bustling yacht and fishing village with attractive craft shops and friendly harbourside pubs and restaurants.

The following activities are located within one minute from the front door of The Knowe at Portpatrick Harbour: Putting green, Tennis courts, Bowling green, Children's play park, Gift shops, Beach, Sea fishing, Boat trips and a number of excellent restaurants and family friendly pubs.

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17 Feb 2013


"I cannot exaggerate how nice this house is - it will take your breath away."

We stayed from 31 Jan to 3 Feb 2013 and believe this is the best holiday home we have stayed in - the photo gallery does not, indeed cannot, do justice to this beautiful property. The house is decorated, furnished and equipped to a very high standard, with nice touches such as fresh flowers on arrival to milk in the fridge and a lovely teddy (with the house logo) to take away. The location of the property couldn't be any better with lovely views over the harbour out to the Irish Sea and sunset from the conservatory is simply stunning. PP is a very compact little village with a choice of eating places within 5 minutes walk but to take full advantage of the wonderful dining kitchen you really have to cook some meals in. We will definitely use this house again.

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