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Cottage On Harbour Front With Sea Views To Northern Ireland

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

House in Portpatrick, Nr. Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Sandy Beach Across The Road, Many Sheltered Bays With Sand Beaches Within 15 Minute Walk

Beach House has a lounge with multi fuel stove, an eat in kitchen and a small sitting room downstairs, mid stairs is a family bathroom (with electric over 'P' shaped bath) and on the top floor are three bedrooms. The back garden is very private and is equipped with a BBQ. The area offers great walking and cycling (though quite hilly), the Rhinnes of Galloway has it's own micro climate so is often considerably warmer and drier than the rest of Scotland. If you are a golfer there is a golf course within a 10 minute walk. A day trip to Belfast is great, to either shop or visit the many tourist attractions such as the Titanic Experience, Belfast Zoo or cycle. You can even make a day trip to the Antrim Coast, for attractions such as the giant Causeway. Logan Botanic Gardens and Castle Kennedy Gardens are a must in Spring and summer.

If you really like Beach House you can buy it!

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David Fairholm
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About David Fairholm

I (David)have just reached the magic age of 64 I am a professional sports coach.

We have 3 girls all in their 20's two grandsons and a granddaughter.

Cheryl is retired software engineer and manager. Inbetween baby minding , and dog walking she manages to fulfill her passion, here in West Linton and Portpatrick, gardening.

I still jog, and play cricket and football and now love cycling.

Portpatrick was love at first sight and we bought Beach House on our first visit. Having worked in over 50 Countries I believe Portpatrick is one of the nicest corners on the earth and a hidden gem.

A must for walkers, cyclist, golfers, joggers and boat enthusiast. Its all on the doorstep

David Fairholm purchased this house in 2010

Why David Fairholm chose Dumfries & Galloway

The amazing views of the Irish sea, portpatrick harbour and northern Ireland, the micro climate due to the gulf stream means portpatrick is often dryer and warmer than other parts of Scotland, it actually has the same mean temperature as Bournemouth.

What makes this house unique

Seafront and superb sea views from 3 rooms


Portpatrick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • There is a family bathroom, with electric shower over bath, WC and hand basin. A separate old fashioned WC is located downstairs by the sitting room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedroom 2 has a double and single bed and bedroom 3 has a single bed. A cot can be made available. The sitting room has a day bed which could be used if required to sleep another person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
Outside: The back garden is private and has a patio at the top of the garden with seating and a gas BBQ, which enjoys the late afternoon sun, the garden near to the back door enjoys the morning sun which mean you can breakfast and lunch there and evening meal at the top of the garden. There is a bench at the front of the house, which is in the sun from mid morning to sunset and is amazing to sit with a cup of tea or glass of wine and watch the comings and going on the harbour and the most amazing sunsets. Utility Room: Washing machine is in the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen, unlimited WiFi, heating and electricity all included. Property is cleaned prior to arrival. There are additional towels in the linen cupboard which are available for guests to use. Other: There is a small sitting room at the back of the cottage, with a table and chairs and a day bed the separate WC, leads off to access the back garden. The back garden also has a large bike shed.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Cottage On Harbour Front With Sea Views To Northern Ireland
average rating of 4.5185184 based on 27 reviews

Cottage in great location, nice and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Cottage had everything in it you could possibly require. Everything was really clean when we arrived and the flowers were a lovely gesture. Views from cottage were brilliant.Plenty of space for the four of us and two small dogs. Had a great holiday there and the proximity of the hotels meant we didn't have to cook very often!! Had nice relaxing time. Secure back garden for children and dogs.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review and so pleased 2 legged and 4 legged had a great time. When I returned to Beach House It was left in lovely condition and ready for a sale viewing. Happy New Year to all especially our guests.
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Excellent location home from home and lovely village with plenty of choice for eating out.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous place for a relaxing stay. Lovely views around the village. Nice walks and plenty of choices for eating out. Bakery, post office and convenience stores along with gift shops. Cottage lovely and cosy for our autumn break. Everything you need for a home from home holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Another fab time at beach house our third visit ,house is so comfy has everything you need nice and clean only prob when we go we don't want to go back home! David the owner is always so helpful , big thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We are just back from a great long weekend in Portpatrick with my three children. We really loved the place and the cottage. I would say Beach House has character and has a very homely feeling about it. If you are expecting the sterility of a modern hotel, go to a hotel, not here. If you want a stylish, homely, comfortable cottage with a gorgeous garden, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and very friendly and attentive landlords, and don't mind the odd resident spider spinning a web around the window frame, than this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review which encapsulates all the reasons we bought Beach House.
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Disappointing yet has great potential

  • 2 of 5

Perfect Location with every facility required - however the cottage is tired & certainly when we stayed was in need of a good clean not a couple of hour whip round on change over day.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a wonderful weeks holiday along with my parents and 2 small dogs. We all loved the cottage, location and everything about it. I don't think we have been to a friendlier place than Portpatrick!. It was so good to be able to go out with the dogs everyday and not worry about leaving them. The dogs made a few friends too!

The cottage is very well equipped, cosy, clean and comfortable. We arrived to fresh flowers cut from the garden and the log burner stocked up ready for us to use if needed. Fortunately we had a warm and sunny week and spent some lazy afternoon/evenings in the private, enclosed garden, sipping wine and relaxing with the dogs. David the owner recommended Carolyn's takeaway van for good food and we did use it and enjoy the fish and chips one evening and chicken curry another evening. We also had good food at The Crown Hotel and Downshire Arms. You can also get fine take away pizza's around the corner from the cottage.

We are usually ready to go home after a week away, but we were all sad to leave this beautiful corner of Scotland and a most welcoming cottage.

We would love to go back again as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Portpatrick House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 2
May 26 2017 - Jun 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Jun 5 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Jul 6 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit required on booking with payment in full 4 weeks prior to let.

Changeover Day:
Nothing specific

Notes on prices:
Rental prices start at £75 per night in the low season, they will vary during the high seasons depending on time and number of occupants. Discount for over 60s and parties of 2 or less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Harbour House
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Harbour house
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: not necessary


A sandy beach (reduced at high tide) is across the road from the cottage, there are a number of sandy beaches in sheltered coves within a 15 minute walk as well as Luce Bay (which has an 11 mile beach) 7 miles away.


The nearest airport is Prestwick (circa 50 miles), The nearest ferry port is Cairnryan (Stena and P&O ferries) which sail to Belfast and Larne. There is a train stations in Stranraer with trains from Dumfries, Aye, Glasgow and Carlisle. There is a good bus service to Portpatrick from Stranraer, a bus stop across the road from the cottage. Once in Portpatrick a car is not essential, daily provisions can be obtained from 2 local shops and there are many restaurants & an excellent takeaway van.


Stranraer is 7 miles from Portpatrick.

Further Details:

Harbour House Hotel is a highly recommended eating place serving local produce and seafood, fish and chips superb!

For a takeaway there is a van by the village hall, fish and chips are second to none and they do great veggie options.


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