Stables Cottage: 4-Star 2 bedroom cottage with log burning stove
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About Kate Carrick-Buchanan
The Carrick-Buchanan family has owned High Clachan Farmhouse for over 200 years. When we (Angus and Kate), moved to Corsewall House in 2002, we set about renovating a number of properties including this cottage so we could provide luxury, high-end holiday accommodation.
Kate Carrick-Buchanan purchased this Cottage in 1800
Why Kate Carrick-Buchanan chose Stranraer
The Carrick-Buchanan family has owned High Clachan Farmhouse for over 200 years - it's one of a number of houses and buildings on the historic, 3000 acre Corsewall Estate.
What makes this Cottage unique
We completed renovated Stables Cottage in 2012, creating a wonderful holiday house with two bedrooms and one bathroom - so it's ideal for families or romantic breaks. The house is in a quiet and peaceful location in south west Scotland, far away from crowds, traffic jams and the stress of everyday life. It's surrounded by rolling countryside and is 3/4s of a mile from the sea.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
A perfect family holiday!
From the welcome pack to the friendly greeting and service our stay at the Stables cottage was perfect! The free use of the estates beautiful grounds was lovely. Our 6mth pup absolutely loved his freedom there and so did our kids. To top it off the cottage itself was clean and equipped with everything you could need. We had a wonderful time and would highly reccomend!
No hesitation in giving The Stables 5 stars across the board.
From being met on arrival by Kate and Angus to having free range of the estate during our stay, The Stables is the perfect escape. Dumfries and Galloway is a hidden gem of a place and the Corsewall Estate is a real jewel in the crown for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. We're keen walkers and love to be outside in any weather. We enjoy wildlife spotting too. During our stay on the estate we saw a variety of wildlife including roe deer, herons and buzzards. Garden birds are aplenty including my personal favourite, the wren. The cottage is a great base to explore the surrounding area from Lady Bay and Corsewall Lighouse within a few miles, to short journeys down to the Mull of Galloway or across the Portpatrick. Galloway Forest Park is less than an hour away and boasts some of the darkest skies in the country. You won't believe how many stars are visible on a clear night. A short walk from the cottage and you're on the shores on Loch Ryan with more wildlife and a great stretch of pebbly beach to walk along. We'll be returning for sure.
Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review and for choosing Stables Cottage for your holiday. We're so pleased the cottage and Corsewall Estate with all the wildlife, garden birds and walks didn't disappoint. I do hope we'll be able to welcome you back soon.
Superb cottage to stay
What a lovely place to stay . Comfy cottage with lots to do on the estate. Zip wire a big hit with kids. New trail round estate was brilliant and we startled 2 deer
Lady bay was idyllic a must. Landos for food
It was a pleasure welcoming you and the family to Stables Cottage and Corsewall Estate. We're so pleased you enjoyed the beaches and the wildlife and that the children loved the zip wire too! Many thanks for choosing Stables Cottage and for taking the time to write us a review.
Stables cottage Corsewall estate
A lovely cottage with all amenities. Beautiful grounds to explore, and beach access nearby. Great hosts, and nice goodies on arrival. Steep steps up to cottage, maybe a drawback for some.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and for choosing Stables Cottage - it was a pleasure hosting you. We're so pleased you loved the estate and the beaches - come back soon!
Property was great. Local area was great. Further afield was great. We really enjoyed the holiday.
All great and Stranraer provided decent amenities
We're so pleased you had a wonderful stay at Stables Cottage. Thank you so much for coming to stay with us and for taking the time to leave us a review.
A well kept secret. Will keep coming back
Stayed last year for the first time. The stables is a lovely comfortable bolt hole, ideal for quite cosy breaks and exploring the countryside. A very special feature is the surrounding gardens where you are free to roam and take in the scenery and wildlife. Go out around 7.30pm and watch the bats!! Thanks to Kate and Angus for another wonderful holiday. We shall be back!
It was lovely to welcome you both back to Stables Cottage - we're so pleased you had another relaxing stay there and we do hope to see you again this year. Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a glowing review!
Located in the heart of Corsewall Estate in the North Rhins of Dumfries & Galloway, surrounded by pretty woodland and overlooking an extensive walled kitchen garden, this recently restored cottage is an ideal base for exploring Galloway.
Walk down to the shores of Loch Ryan and around Wig Bay and The Scar – a circular walk along Loch Ryan shoreline and back into the village of Kirkcolm. The Scar, a sandbank which juts out into Loch Ryan, is home to one of the largest colonies of nesting migrant terns in the region. From an historical perspective, during the Second World War, Wig Bay, was used as a base for the flying Catalina boats – you’ll see evidence of this on your walk and also throughout the woods at Corsewall Estate, which was requisitioned by the Canadian Air Force during the War.
Stables Cottage is ideally located to explore Wigtownshire and Galloway. Explore some of the many sandy beaches or enjoy a walk in the Galloway Forest Park – which has miles of excellent tracks to enjoy on foot or by mountain bike. It also boasts the title of the UK’s first Dark Skies Park. If mountain biking is where it’s at for you, you can try the 7Stanes – seven amazing and varied mountain biking centres across Dumfries & Galloway.
There are lots of activities for children come rain or shine in Galloway. Head for Cream O’ Galloway – the ice cream factory at Gatehouse of Fleet and the children can enjoy the outdoor adventure playground or the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory at Twynholm where they can get really stuck into chocolate at one of the kids’ very hands on workshops.
For keen golfers, Stables Cottage at Corsewall, has some challenging and scenic golf courses close by – including the Dunskey Golf Club at Portpatrick and the Stranraer Golf Club designed by the great James Braid. Only an hour’s drive away is the championship course at Turnberry and a bit further north is Royal Troon.
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.