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Sleeps 2
No dogs
1 bedroom
1 bathroom

This lovely detached property is ideally set in a super location, just 20 yards from a sandy beach and close to many pretty coastal villages.. Ground Floor:

Living room: With wood burner and 52" Sky TV (Sports and Movie package).

Kitchen: With range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Sun room: With dining area.

Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Steep, narrow, open-tread stairs to.... First Floor:

Bedroom 1: With double bed.. Electric central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Telephone – for incoming and emergency calls only.. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Hot tub for 4 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.. This charming, detached cottage, originally the old telephone exchange, has been transformed into a cosy and welcoming retreat. Situated in a truly magical location, in its own private bay only 20 yards from the sea, Portamaggie Cottage boasts sea views from most of the accommodation. Accessed via a steep rough track, the property is surrounded by cliffs and located at the base of Killantringam Lighthouse, this is a location that has to be experienced. The icing on the cake has to be the private hot tub that takes advantage of the views out to sea.

A walker’s paradise, the cottage is situated on the Southern Upland Way, and offers clifftop and moorland walks direct from the door. The lovely sandy beach at Knock Bay is only a 5-minute walk from the cottage and is very popular for sea fishing. Wildlife is abundant and the area has many marine visitors such as porpoise, dolphin and minke whale. The area is also popular with bird watchers, with many species to spot. There are many coastal villages to explore in the area, with the pretty harbour village of Portpatrick located only 3 miles away with restaurants, shops and a golf course. The town of Stranraer is approximately 8 miles and offers a selection of shops, restaurants and pubs and Port Patrick is only 3 miles away. Why not enjoy a day trip to Ireland, which can be taken from Cairnryan? Beach 20 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

This property accommodates:

2 Adults

2 dogs only, to be kept on a lead at all times. Additional woodburner fuel baskets avaliable at £4 per basket. Property is accessed via a rough steep track. Also with steep, narrow stairs to first floor.


Clear Sea Views
Parking Available
Satellite TV
Hot Tub Access
Woodburner / Fire
Walk-In Shower
Garden / Patio
Fishing Nearby
Washing Machine
Golf Nearby
Bike Storage


“Idilic setting just a bit weather beaten but understandable given the location. Great holiday. New owners have refurbished to a great standard”
— Claire, 16 December 2021
“The cottage is the perfect place for a bit of peace and relaxation. We loved the location (our dogs especially loved the beach) and the isolation was our reason for booking. The exposed shipwreck at lowtide was a surprise. Everything was pretty much in working order and well equipped (we took our own pizza trays as not many places have them. There were actually pizza trays but they were too big for the oven!!)Re. Other reviews: Cleanliness I thought the property was clean enough, especially for a dog friendly property. Yes, there are a few scuff marks on walls etc but if you have dogs, it makes for a stressful holiday if a place is immaculate and freshly painted! I agree with others that a broom or a hoover would be good, as there was only a dustpan and brush to clean up, and being on the beach there was lots of Sandy paws and shoes.The bed was very creaky, but didnt find it uncomfortable.The stairs the good news is, the ladder has gone and stairs have been put in we may even be the first to stay since they were installed. These were useable but not quite finished (very open) when we were there, and we had to rearrange a bit of furniture upstairs for the week to make sure there wasnt a dog falling off the mezzanine incident! Hopefully, the gap between the bedroom and the stairs will be enclosed when finished. Just watch your head at the top due to sloped ceiling in the bedroom!Hot tub was great. Heating was fine (once I remembered to pull the shower cord to off) and the log burner lovely and cosy. We took plenty of kindling and heat logs with us to last us a week.The walk along the coast path to Portpatrick was good, although Portpatrick itself a little disappointing. Plenty of places to eat and drink. The beach to the north of the lighthouse was lovely and empty best accessed at low tide. Liked it so much we have booked next year already.”
— Natalie, 18 November 2021
“Apart from driveway which is very steep and uneven and ladder to bed.the view and closeness to the sea and jacuzzi well make up for it.A downstairs pull out sofa bed wouldn't go a miss.”
— Paul, 6 August 2021
“This is a stunning remote spot to take a break which was why we picked it. The southern upland way walk to Port Patrick is incredible and having the beach on the doorstep is just fantastic. As was the hot tub, wood burning stove and the welcome bottle of wine and wood. The access roadpath down to the cottage is an issue. We had a van and got down ok but nearly didnt get back out. Id recommend parking at the top unless you have a 4x4. Appliances in the house were in good order. Some bits of the cottage itself could do with a little updating the mattress didnt have much support in it and some maintenance on the decking is needed as it was a bit dodgy in bits. These really were little things though and we would go back in a heartbeat and definitely recommend to anyone to stay there.”
— Caz, 22 June 2021
“Wow what a place to relax ,amazing location!”
— Zaneta, 11 May 2021
“Best location right on the beach.45 second walk into the sea.Hot tub fantastic, star watching into the early hours.Picked the perfect week.This has given us priceless memories.”
— Mark, 18 August 2020


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