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Kate Carrick-Buchanan

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks English, French

4 star peaceful 4 Bedroom Farmhouse In South West Scotland Close to Pretty Bay

6 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Dumfries & Galloway - High Clachan Farmhouse

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, With Views Over The Rolling Galloway Countryside

Located on the historic Corsewall Estate, High Clachan Farmhouse has recently been fully restored and renovated. This luxury self catering house comfortably accommodates eight people. During the low season we do special rates for four people too. All the bedrooms and public rooms at High Clachan have charming rural views.

On entering, the pretty farmhouse has a large breakfasting kitchen, with charming restored church pews forming seats around the dining table. Off the kitchen is a large conservatory, with another dining table and arm chairs, so guests can either choose to eat here, relax, play games or take in the views.

The sitting room is located to the left of the front door and has a log burning stove - which gives off a great heat and wood is provided free of charge. There is a large corner sofa, other various arm chairs and chairs, a television and DVD player.

The master bedroom, with a king size bed, is also located on the ground floor. It has an en suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower. Next door is a bedroom with a full sized bunkbed, which is ideal if you have children and want them close by at night.

Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, which have zip and link beds so can either be made up as twin or double (super king) beds. Full of character, these bedrooms each have the original fireplaces. Both bedrooms have huge en suite bathrooms with Victorian style free standing baths for added luxury and separate showers and under floor heating. There is also an additional house bathroom upstairs, with a bath and overhead shower.

Downstairs, the house also has an utility room, with a washing machine, which is a great space for storing and hanging up outside clobber. There is also a separate WC.

All linen, fluffy towels, extra thick feather filled duvets and pillows are provided. Heating, electricity and logs are also included in the price.

High Clachan is equipped with WiFi, a flat screen television, Freeview Box, DVD player; iPod radio/docking station, a selection of board games, books and classic films. It has its own private garden with a croquet lawn including garden furniture and a barbecue.

At the gardens of main house we have a lots for children to do - from a newly installed 60 metre zip wire, a 14 ft trampoline with safety net, a great wendy house with two floors and an amazing climbing frame, complete with swings, a back to back glider, look out house (with binoculars for spotting baddies), slide and climbing wall. There's also a campfire in the woods for toasting marshmallows.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kate Carrick-Buchanan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks English, French

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

4 star peaceful 4 Bedroom Farmhouse In South West Scotland Close to Pretty Bay
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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A fabulous farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic few days at high clachan farmhouse. The whole experience was excellent from beginning to end. The house is beautiful and spacious, with everything we could possibly have needed! The kids had lots of room to play. They loved the garden and had lots of fun watching the bunny rabbits run around in the next door fields! The extra touches, like the welcome package with the home made cookies, simply added to the whole experience. The owners, Kate and Angus, could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The highlight of our stay was a stargazing night that they had

arranged on the estate. All the children had great fun toasting marshmallows on the campfire and learning all about the stars. We will definitely be returning to High Clachan Farm and are looking forward to it already!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Didnt matter about the shocking weather - great place for a break!

Liked it so much we didnt want to leave

We shall return!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for leaving a review. It was lovely to meet you both and I look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.
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Generation Games

  • 4 of 5

On arrival we were very impressed by your lovely spacious farm house. We loved the fantastic views, lovely walks on estate, fabulous conservatory where we had all our meals and played games every night with the children, while watching the deer, rabbits, and bird life. Annual fishing competition went really well and all enjoyed the spoils of the loch. although we ate out most nights finding some excellent restuarants in Stranraer, Sandhead, and Portpatrick< we also took advantage a few nights of the large kitchen and great cooking facilities in the house. We also enjoyed the games and sunsets. overall a great venue and base, great memories and fun by all three generations. would thoroughly recommend property as a great family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for your review - I'm so pleased all the generations and the dogs had a great summer holiday at High Clachan Farmhouse.
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a two week stay in this beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. Holidaying in Scotland every year we finally found this perfect house in the most perfect location. Walks in the woods, walks on the nearby beaches and through the beautiful estate gardens. Our children aged 6 and 4 have many happy memories of the wonderful nature scenes in abundance whilst there. We were all sad to leave. Would strongly recommend high clachan for a family holiday or gathering for those that appreciate what nature has to offer. The house is the perfect home from home with absolutely everything you could need and more. We 'll definitely be back there.:-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a two week stay in this beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. Holidaying in Scotland every year we finally found this perfect house in the most perfect location. Walks in the woods, walks on the nearby beaches and through the beautiful estate gardens. Our children aged 6 and 4 have many happy memories of the wonderful nature scenes in abundance whilst there. We were all sad to leave. Would strongly recommend high clachan for a family holiday or gathering for those that appreciate what nature has to offer. The house is the perfect home from home with absolutely everything you could need and more. We 'll definitely be back there.:-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Beautiful house, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

High Clachan is a wonderful getaway. The house has just finished being renovated so everything inside is brand new, though the house retains its original character and charm. It has super proportions, plenty of space for everyone and the sunny conservatory was a particular hit for whiling away the hours with a good book or for spotting birds and wildlife. It is beautifully decorated and tastefully equipped with all the necessary bit and pieces to be a home from home, as well as having added luxuries such as the large comfy beds and downy pillows. The house is in such a peaceful spot that you can almost hear the rabbits outside nibbling the grass.

We especially enjoyed the walk from High Clachan down to Port Beg in the evenings and walking through the Corseweall estate, which was a treat to see in all its flowering glory. We also enjoyed making use of the visiting fish van and cooking venison from the estate, which was kindly provided by Angus and Kate, who were warm and welcoming hosts.

There is plenty to enjoy in the area: we recommend visiting the sub-tropical gardens (we went to Logan and Dunskey Gardens), the pretty harbour in Port Patrick, a meal at Knockinghaam lodge, mountain biking in the National Forest and walking along the coast.

We will surely return - next time with even more determination to spot a red squirrel!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all your very kind words. We are so pleased you all had a lovely week both enjoying the house and taking maximum advantage of all the things to see and do in Galloway. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and we'll do our best to organise a spectacular red squirrel display for your next visit! Kate and Angus
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Location

Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Glasgow Prestwick
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Peter Inn in Kirkcolm
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cairnryan
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Stranraer Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Stranraer
Nearest Motorway
102 Miles
M74
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Campbells in Portpatrick
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Loch Ryan
Car: necessary

Located on Corsewall Estate, close to the village of Kirkcolm, surrounded by open farm land, High Clachan is a charming farmhouse dating back to the 18th century.

The house is 3/4s of a mile down a quiet country lane from Port Beg - one of the Estate's three beaches on the sea loch of Loch Ryan. 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 Arran in the distance, are simply magical.

Lady Bay and Boat Bank are the two other beaches on Corsewall Estate that guests at High Clachan can explore. Both of these are wonderful 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.

High Clachan has a huge lawn in front of the house - so it's a secure place for children to play football or for a game of croquet - croquet set supplied!

There are lots of walks around the farmhouse to enjoy. Head down to the shore on Loch Ryan, or a walk through the fields at the back of the house will bring you to a network of walking and cycling tracks through the woods around the Estate. At certain times of the year, the tracks are full of colour - from snowdrops in February and daffodils in March to bluebells in April.

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!

There are so many things to do and see in Dumfries & Galloway - mountain biking at one of the 7Stanes mountain biking centres; walking in the Galloway Forest Park; visiting the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory at Twynholm and the Cream O Galloway ice cream visitor centre near Gatehouse of Fleet or the Gem Rock Museum at Creetown. Culzean Castle and Country Park is just over an hour's drive up the scenic Ayrshire Coast - which is a great attraction to visit as there is so much to see and do.

If you're mad about golf, there are a number of excellent courses including Stranraer Golf Course, designed by James Braid, the Portpatrick Dunskey course at Portpatrick, the Wigtownshire Golf Course at Glenluce and Turnberry, which is under an hour's drive away. There are lots of pretty towns and villages to explore - from Portpatrick to Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright.

The Rhins of Galloway boasts many beautiful sandy beaches to take the children to - including Killantringan, Larbrax and Laird's Bay - very much like Cornwall but without all the crowds.

There are a number of pretty gardens to visit - from the Logan Botanical Gardens and Ardwell to Dunskey and Glenwhan to Castle Kennedy where you will see exotic plants in abundance and riots of colour.

The Mull of Galloway, with a working lighthouse, which you can visit and climb right to the top of the light tower, is a must see. It is Scotland's most southerly point and on clear days you can see England, Ireland and the Isle of Man.

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Prices & Availability

Notes

  • We also provide rental rates for smaller groups of 2 and 4 people in low/mid season - do drop me an email if this is of interest.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 210 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En suite to the ground floor double bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En suite bath and shower room
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , House bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En suite bath and shower room
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom has an en suite bath and shower room
    Bedroom 2 - Bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom can also be made up as twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom can also be made up as a double room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming

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