- Stunning location with unparalleled views towards Ireland from an elevated position.
- We love the swivel chairs in the window - perfect for watching the mesmerising sunsets and the twinking lights of Northern Ireland in the distance.
- Open plan design sitting, dining and kitchen area great for socialising with family and friends.
- Two of the three bedrooms are on the ground floor perfect for young families or less able members in your party.
- Traditional open fireplace.
Good To Know
- Wi-fi throughout.
- Secure parking on site.
- Up to two well behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement, (small pet surcharge applies) wth an enclosed garden.
- Short stays of 3 days or longer are available.
- Ideal family home, cot and highchair provided.
- The beach on the shoreline is a 5 minute walk from the property, although not sandy there are sand beaches only a short drive away.
- Plenty of dining out oportunities to explore. Try the Clashwhannon Public House serving good pub food and carry outs ideal for a cook's night off. Mariners Coffee Shop and restaurant and Gallie Craig which offers vegetarian and gluten free options.
- Further afield in Stranraer there are lots of other local outlets to sample.
- Tigh na mara in Sandhead excellent for evening meals.
- Local shops are available in Drummore and Stranrear.
- Play a round of golf at the Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Course where you can play the Dunskey or there's the Dinvin, a 9 hole, Par 3 course well suited to families. You can also play Stranraer Golf Club, Wigtownshire Golf Course and St Medan Golf Course. Turnberry is only an hour's drive up the coast.
- There are lots of walks right on your doorstep - or visit Dunskey Estate which has pretty woodland walks to enjoy.
- Portpatrick sits at the gateway to the Southern Upland Way - you can join the route on the cliffs above the harbour and walk along the coast, enjoying beautiful views over the sea to Ireland and passing tempting sandy beaches including Laird's Bay and Killantringan.
- Go wild swimming
- Sandy beaches are great with the little ones. There's one at the harbour at Portpatrick and Laird's Bay also known as Sandeel Bay.
- There are several RSPB reserves locally. At Mull of Galloway nature reserve there are weekly guided walks and CCTV on the ckiffs so you can see the breeding seabirds; guillemot, razorbill, fulmar, puffins and kittiwake.
- Visit Stranraers Castle St. John, four stry tower house built in 1500 or Stranraer museam for a family day out.
With an enviable coastal outlook to the twinkling lights of Ireland from its uninterrupted seafront location on the wildly beautiful Mull of Galloway, this family coastal luxury stay offers peace, breath-taking scenery and total relaxation.
A beautiful coastal location
This stunning coastal cottage situated near The Mull of Galloway, in South west Scotland has been tastefully refurbished into a fabulous family holiday cottage sleeping six guests. Set in tranquil open countryside, it is the perfect place to unwind, walk and explore or when the mood takes you simply window watch, overlooking the sea to Ireland.
With numerous sandy beaches to explore just a short drive away and many local botanical gardens there is something for all ages to enjoy. Visit the the small fishing towns and villages close by, take a 10 minute walk down to the rocky shore below perfect for rockpooling or trace the cliff paths of a summers evening.
Helensdale is situated just a couple of miles between Drummore and Mull of Galloway which is the most Southernly point in Scotland. Located on a peninsula with a varying and enchanting range of coastal features from sandy beaches on the East coast to a variety of cliffs, rocks and sandy coves on the West, the most famous of which are the delightful village of Port Logan and the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick. It is truly a micro- climate here with the sea and air being gently warmed by the Gulf Stream. The area is renowned for its Gardens including the exotic Logan Botanic, Logan House, Castle Kennedy, Dunskey and Glenwhan.
Within an hour's drive you can reach Culzean near Turnberry and Threave near Castle Douglas. Visit the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse which is an RSPB reserve with webcams at nesting sites and seal breeding areas which are delight to watch. This along with the unspoilt countryside and the Mull of Galloway Trail coastal path from Loch Ryan (Stranraer) to Mull of Galloway and the Southern Upland Way which starts in Portpatrick, makes the area a real nature lovers paradise.
If you like to get a round of golf in on holiday there are also many Golf Clubs to play in the area or for the fisherman in your party head to Portpatrick and try a spot of pier fishing. Galloway Forest Park, has many trails for walking, cycling and mountain biking and slightly further away is Laggan Outdoors (home of the longest zipwire) Cream of Galloway (activities and home made icecream), Chocolate Factory (near Twynholm) and Loch Ken watersports near Castle Douglas.
Your luxury holiday accomodation
Your stunning holiday cottage comprises of three bedrooms, two of which are at ground level making it ideal for families with youngsters or less abled family members. Downstairs the bedroom layout comprises of a double bedroom with kingsized bed and in the second bedroom a twin bedded configuration awaits you. There is also a shower room on the ground floor with WC. Upstairs there is a double bedroom and bathroom with WC and shower
The property is designed for comfort and relaxation with leather sofas and swivel chairs in the lounge area as well as has a smart TV and an open fire great for gathering round in the evening. The open plan sitting, dining and kitchen area is great for soaking up the morning sunshine as it pours in the windows. The flow of the house creates a lovely space to enjoy a morning coffee on the large leather sofa with your family or friends or maybe a perfect romantic break for two. The kitchen and dining area is very spacious with a dining table seating 6 comfortably. It is well equipped with all you could possibly need for your holiday stay; double oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, toaster, kettle and all the utensils, and kitchen paraphanelia you could possibly want. Outside you can make use of the garden furniture for some alfresco dining.If bringing any four legged guests with you there's a large enclosed garden perfect for letting them off the lead for a good run around.
A stay at Helensdale offers countless opportunities to get close to nature, relax, fish, golf, visit gardens or simply spend quality family time together in a beautifully unspoiled location.
Jan 5 - Mar 29 £460
Mar 30 - Apr 19 £600
Apr 20 - May 25 £550
May 25 - May 31 £700
Jun 1 - Jun 28 £620
June 29 - Aug 30 £740
Aug 31 - Sep 13 £620
Sep14 - Oct 14 £550
Oct 5 - Nov 1 £600
Nov 2 - Dec 20 £460
Dec 21 - Jan 5 £750
Please advise if you intend bringing pets with you, up two pets welcome and small pet surcharge applies.
"Great peaceful location with a lovely view. The cottage has everything you would need for a relaxing holiday in the countryside away from it all. Warm and cosy with plenty of space, comfy beds and a well equipped kitchen. Plenty of local beaches, wildlife and scenery to see. Logan Gardens are lovely and the food is delicious. The red kite feeding at Laurieston is unique and quite a sight to see. The Logan Fish Pond is a peculiar tourist attraction and we were glad we went but it was a bit of a surreal entertaining experience."
"Booked this cottage on the last minute for my husbands birthday after our plans changed and so glad we did! The place is amazing and so relaxing, far too big for just the two of us but we happily rattled around in supreme comfort. Arriving on the only day it has ever snowed at the cottage I have never been so warm, we had to keep turning down the heating and only had the open fire on once. As everyone has already said the most fabulous thing is just to sit in the two chairs and watch the ever changing scenery and animals through the picture window, I think we only saw two cars pass by whilst we were there! Most of the local attractions were closed at this time of year so we spent our time walking and exploring the local coastline. Met some fabulous locals in Drummore and bought some crabs and lobster from a local fisherman. Loved it so much we've already booked again for September.""The house was the perfect size for our group and was lovely clean and modern. The kitchen was well kitted out with everything needed to cook for eight...the slow cooker was a god send! The location was beautiful and peaceful with a lovely sunset over the sea. Portpatrick was a short drive answer worth a visit. Would definitely recommend."