Corsewall Estate Cedar Lodge
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
- We love the New England stylish clapperboard feel to this stunning Portpatrick property.
- Close to Portpatrick Golf Course and in the village of Portpatrick.
- Open plan living and stunning views out to to the Irish Sea.
- Timber lit deck with picnic table for al fresco gatherings.
Good To Know
- The property has an fully enclosed deck and garden.
- Up to two well behaved dogs are permitted.
- Lawn, mature shrubs and secure parking on site for three cars.
- Lots of great walks on your doorstep and sandy beaches to explore close by.
- Campbells is a popular dining destination for guests staying at Cedar Lodge.
- The Old Coffin Creamery is a fabulous cafe and bistro just outside Portpatrick.
- Visit The Crown for good informal pub grub or try The Waterfront.
- The Fernhill, Portpatrick Golf Club and the Port Pantry all offer lunches, tea, coffee and cakes.
- There's a well stocked village shop and post office in addition to a bakers and a number of gift shops within easy reach of Cedar Lodge.
- Seek out the local farmers' market, packed full of wonderful local produce and held in the village hall once a month.
- A thoughtful welcome pack is provided for guests on arrival including a jar of home-made Corsewall brownies, milk, bread, jam, butter, tea, coffee and fresh flowers from the garden (when in season).
- Cedar Lodge is right next door to 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 - 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.
- 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 or Killantringan Bay is just a short drive outside Portpatrick.
A stylish New England clapper board style wooden lodge for magnificent sea views, open plan kitchen and the Portpatrick Golf Course on your doorstep. Stylishly refurbished throughout, Cedar Lodge offers a luxury stay and relaxing base for guests coming to the Portpatrick area. The large open plan kitchen, comfortable sitting room and spacious dining area are perfect for family gatherings. Throw open the large wall of French doors opening onto a large timber deck perfect for alfresco dining with stunning sea views. In the spacious sitting room area, there's a corner sofa, two armchairs around the electric wood burning style stove and a 40" smart television. There's every gadget you could ask for in the well equipped kirchen (all Neff appliances) with a double oven, dishwasher, gas hob, fridge-freezer and washing machine.
The house is thoughtfully stocked with Port Meirion plates, a good selection of glasswear, crockery, pots and pans, oven to tableware, knives, utensils and more. Gather round the antique restored pine dining table in the dining area, which seats 8. There are four well appointed bedrooms, three of which can either be super king size doubles or twins - depending on your requirements - and all have en suite shower rooms. The fourth bedroom has a bunk bed and an en suite bathroom. The beds have luxuriously thick feather filled duvets and pillows, crisp white linen and large fluffy bath sheets and hand towels for each guest. Entertainment is covered during your stay, the house is well equipped with Wi-Fi, a smart television, a Freeview Box with recording facilities, a DVD player, a radio with an iPod docking station, a selection of board games, books and classic films.
Colours throughout the house are calming and it is furnished with an eclectic mix of modern and traditional furniture. Outside Cedar Lodge has a flood lit timber deck, with a sturdy gate at the top of the stairs for safety, a picnic table and a hardwood garden seat - perfect for cool summer sipping or post dinner drinks. Cedar Lodge has an enclosed garden, possibly not entirely dog/children proof but has a lawn, mature shrubs and secure on site car parking for three cars.
Portpatrick itself is a charming fishing port - not dissimilar to a Cornish village with the focal point around the harbour and houses perched on the surrounding headland. The village has a good selection of restaurants and pubs from Campbells, which serves excellent seafood and Knockinaam Lodge to the Fernhill and the Crown, plus there are a number of cafes and shops.
There's an 18 hole golf course as well as a putting green, tennis courts and a pretty sandy beach. Portpatrick is a great base for walking - from the Southern Upland Way - the start of which is in Portpatrick and many walks to choose from in the Galloway Forest Park including the challenging Merrick, the highest peak in the south of Scotland, and Cairnsmore and the Ayrshire Coastal Path, which starts just on the other side of nearby Loch Ryan. There are more leisurely ones too in the Dunskey Estate and round the cliffs from Portpatrick to Killantringan Lighthouse.
There's fishing to be had in the harbour or by chartering one of the local fishing boats and heading out into the Irish Sea for the day. Dumfries and Galloway in the south west of Scotland is the first area you reach from England. There's so much to do across the region that holiday makers will have a job packing everything in to a week. There are beautiful gardens to visit from Castle Kennedy Gardens - right on Portpatrick's doorstep and a short walk from Cedar Lodge across the golf course to the exotic gardens of Logan Botanics - well worth a visit for the Potting Shed Bistro alone!
Outstanding golf opportunities
The nearest course is a few hundred yards away from Cedar Lodge. There are other courses of note too from Stranraer, designed by James Braid to St Medan at Monreith and championship ones from Turnberry to Troon in neighbouring Ayrshire. There's mountain biking at one of the 7Stanes mountain biking centres across Dumfries and Galloway, with Kirroughtree and Glentrool being the nearest.
Beaches and local sites
There are many beautiful sandy beaches for families and dogs to enjoy from Portpatrick, Killantringan Bay, Laird's Bay, Sand Eel Bay and Larbrax to the family friendly beach of Sandhead and further afield at Port Logan and Ardwell Bay. Places of interest include the Mull of Galloway, the most southerly point in Scotland, where you can climb right to the top of the working lighthouse, pretty towns including Portpatrick, Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet, Wigtown - Scotland's National Book Town and Castle Douglas. Threave Castle, Culzean Castle and Dumfries House are also worth a visit.
For children, the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory and Cream o Galloway visitor centre are great for family day trips. For adrenaline adventures try Laggan Outdoor, where there's a exhilarating zip wire - one of the longest in the UK or Loch Ken - where you can try water skiing, banana boating, SUP boarding, sailing and kayaking.
There are any number of festivals in the region - from the Wigtown Book Festival in September/October to the Stranraer Oyster Festival (in September), the Spring Fling, an arts festival where artists across Dumfries and Galloway open up their studios to the general public to the Newton Stewart Walking Festival. Keen fishermen can fish on one of the two lochs at Dunskey, Kirkland Farm near Leswalt or go out on one of the fishing boats from Portpatrick. There are a large number of RSPB reserves across south west Scotland and currently there are two places where you can see ospreys - at Wigtown and Threave Castle. Loch Ryan, on the other side of the Rhins from Portpatrick, is a renown area for coastal bird spotting as vast numbers of waders and wild fowl winter here.
From the moment you arrive you feel completely at ease in Cedar Lodge, with plenty of acivities to keep young and old as active as they choose to be. Whether you seek gentle strolls along the beach, energetic hill climbs, rounds of golf or visiting beautiful gardens in bloom Cedar Lodge is the perfect accommodation to base yourself for your luxury holiday stay.
From £395 per week or £255 for a three night break. Up to two well behaved pets welcome (surcharge of £15 per pet applicable for short stays and £20 per pet for long stays).
GUESTS COMMENTS :
"Perfect for a Family Holiday - We had a very relaxing stay at Cedar Lodge, which suited the requirements of our family perfectly.""On arrival, the accommodation was very clean and well equipped for a large group and the location was very peaceful. The rooms were spacious and had good quality bed linen and towels provided. The showers were exceptional. We were just a short stroll from the harbour of Portpatrick."
"Very Relaxing - Had such a lovely time staying in cedar Lodge.
Everything was so comfortable and I would highly recommend it..
Amazing views over Portpatrick and the owners could not be any kinder.
And the dogs loved it.. looking forward to a return visit."
"Beautiful Accomodation - Great location. Well fitted out house with very comfortable living room/ bedrooms. Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen - home from home. We were celebrating a family birthday and Kate very kindly popped in with a present for my mum. Very kind and made her day. We'll visit again."
"Excellent Accommodation - Served all our needs. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Great location. Will definitely book again."
"The cottage is beautifully decorated to a very high standard and in an ideal location. We've all enjoyed our time in Portpatrick and loved visiting all the lovely scenic points. Thank you very much and we will happily recommend it to friends and family."
"Lovely Surprise Big Birthday Weekend - Had a lovely surprise weekend here for my big 70 with all my family. It was ideal as we each had an en-suite bedroom. Best showers I've ever had. Everything we needed was provided including some provisions. A lovely touch was leaving me a card and bottle of bubbly. The owners were very attentive and on hand if needed. Did some nice walks and had lovely dinners in Fernhill Hotel and Campbells. Hope I don't have to wait 'til my big 80! for my next visit here!"