With direct access to the beach, what better way to spend the day than exploring the rock pools and looking for minke whales.
Situated only yards from the shoreline, this spacious, detached cottage has fantastic views over the sea to the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man. West Barr Cottage has a private garden and direct access to the beach. Known as the Machars of Galloway the area boasts a stunning coastline with amazing cliff top walks. These include Burrow Head, famed for being the location of the closing scene in the cult movie ‘The Wicker Man’, to the Isle of Whithorn, a walk well worth the effort. There are beaches galore to explore, everything from sandy to rugged rocky beaches. The Mull of Galloway is home to the RSPB Nature Reserve and is part of a much larger Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation for its seabirds, plants and coastal habitats. Here you can see many species of birdlife, the cliffs being home to guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes, while ravens and peregrine falcons are regularly seen around the cliffs. Out to sea there are dolphins, porpoise and minke whale to spot and tours can also be taken from the lighthouse. There are many historical areas of interest to visit and the Whithorn Visitor Centre is a mine of information. The area is a walkers and cyclists paradise with the Southern Upland Way passing close by and offering everything from gentle walks to challenging hikes. The town of Stranraer is 20 miles and offers shops, restaurants and pubs and the town of Newton Stewart is also 20 miles away in the opposite direction. There are many coastal villages to explore, and sea fishing, golf and horse riding are all available locally. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. Beach 30 yards. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 5 miles.
West Barr Cottage can be booked together with West Barr Farmhouse (UK5766) to accommodate up to 12 guests.
All on the ground floor.
Living room: With open fire, 40" Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
LPG central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Laundry room with coin-operated washing machine (shared with other properties on-site). Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: The sea front is 30 yards away.