South West Scotland
Little Laight occupies a unique position high on top of a hill looking down on the little village of Cairnryan in Galloway. From this 'heavenly' viewpoint you can see Ireland across the sea and enjoy watching the Seacats and ferries sailing to and fro in far-below Loch Ryan.
The cottage is of recent construction and has been finished to a very high standard with furnishings and fittings reflecting this level of quality. The owners have put a lot of thought into fulfilling every need for a very satisfying holiday. In the bright and cheerful sitting room a flame effect electric stove supplements the electric under floor heating which is driven as much as possible by the cottage's own private wind turbine. The roomy kitchen/diner is bang up-to-date, the master bedroom has an en suite shower/bathroom and the two twin-bedded rooms share another bathroom with access from each. As the accommodation is all on the one level (including a ramp to the front door), it is perfectly accessible for those of limited mobility.
Outside, there is plenty of parking space, safe storage and a seating area for unwinding and enjoying the superb view, perhaps with an evening drink. Other buildings seen in the picture are not other cottages but outbuildings: you are completely alone on the hill-top. One of these has now been adapted to be a games room with table football and darts board.
There is no shortage of daytime activities in this most attractive region of Scotland. There are superb beaches in the immediate area; garden lovers are spoilt for choice with the Botanic gardens at Port Logan and other horticultural delights at Threave and Castle Kennedy. If you are a golf addict or even just a beginner there are 8 first class courses all within 20 miles of the cottage. (You can be on the course at Turnberry or a bit further north at Royal Troon within 30 minutes and while up there a visit to historic Culzean Castle is another option.)
Should you head south to explore the Rhinns of Galloway you might consider stopping for lunch in the delightful little town of Portpatrick. This is where the Southern Upland Way starts as walkers will be happy to learn. The Galloway Forest Park lies to the west of the cottage and the lovely Glen Trool is a particular attraction for both walkers and mountain bikers to exercise their sport in stunning surroundings. There is a café/bistro in Cairnryan, a hotel just over a mile away and in Stranraer (4m) you will find all facilities. If a day trip to Ireland tempts you then you couldn't be in a more suitable place.
Bed linen, towels and heating are all included. Up to two well-behaved pets are welcome by arrangement but should be confined to the kitchen/dining room. Smoking is not permitted in the cottage. A refundable householder's deposit will be required.
Accommodation (sleeps ):
- Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, freezer etc.
- Sitting room with TV/DVD, mini hi-fi and electric flame effect stove
- Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bath/shower, WC and wash basin
- Twin bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
- Cloakroom with WC and wash basin
- Cupboard with washing machine and tumble drier