About this listing
Stay in Victorian splendour, this traditional Galloway farmhouse offers a luxury holiday stay for up to 8 surrounded by peaceful open farmland – the perfect escape from it all.
High Clachan Farmhouse
Entering the cottage on the left, there is a large sitting room, with a cosy log burning stove, furnished with a large corner sofa, various arm chairs and a flat screen television with DVD player. The spacious dining kitchen has large dining table with charming restored church pews as seating. Leading off the kitchen is a large south-facing conservatory with beautiful rural views of the rolling Wigtownshire countryside. With armchairs, an additional dining table and chairs, guests can either choose to eat here, relax and take in the view, or play board games.
There is a large master bedroom with a king size bed on the ground floor with pretty rural views to the south and north and an en suite bathroom with a bath and a separate shower. Next door is a further bedroom with a full sized bunkbed, which is ideal if you want the children close by. Upstairs, there are two generous bedrooms, which have zip and link beds so can either be made up as twin or double (super king) beds. Full of character, these bedrooms each have the original fireplaces. Both bedrooms have large en suite bathrooms with Victorian style free standing baths for a touch of added luxury, in addition to separate showers and under floor heating. There is also an additional house bathroom upstairs, with a bath and overhead shower.
Located on a coastal estate – Corsewall Estate – in the country about a mile to the north of the village of Kirkcolm, High Clachan Farmhouse is seven miles from Stranraer in south-west Scotland. The farmhouse has a network of wonderful walks and coastal paths on its doorstep and a number of pretty sandy beaches close by including Lady Bay and Port Beg just a short walk away.
Swallows and Amazons style adventures
There are lots of things to keep children and little ones busy on the estate. A short drive away or a pleasant walk from High Clachan Farmhouse children and adults alike can enjoy the woodland and grounds of Corsewall Estate. You’ll find a dedicated children’s fun zone with 60 foot zip wire, which has been well tested by children (and some adults) alike. Next door, there’s also a climbing frame, which comes complete with a climbing wall, lookout house with binoculars to spot pirates/baddies, a very whizzy slide, three swings, including one for toddlers and a terrific back to back glider. Additionally, kids can bounce to their heart’s content on the 14 foot trampoline on the edge of the lawns. There’s a camp fire area in the woods – perfect for toasting marshmallows. For smaller children, there’s a wendy house with a toy cooker and lots of picnic/cooking paraphernalia and a pretty veranda.
The house is 3/4s of a mile down a quiet country lane from Port Beg – one of the Estate’s three beaches on the sea loch of Loch Ryan. Port Beg is a pretty bay, pebbly down to the waterline and then sandy in the sea – ideal for paddling and swimming. There are lots of rock pools – so a bucket and a net is a must for the kids! There’s a grassy area for picnics and barbies and the views out to sea, with Ailsa Craig in the foreground and Arran in the distance, are simply magical. Lady Bay and Boat Bank are the two other beaches on Corsewall Estate that guests at High Clachan can explore. Lady Bay is great for paddle boarding and swimming while Boat Bank is wonderful if you like collecting shells or pebbles. Bird-watching down on the shores of Loch Ryan or in the woods is second to none. High Clachan has a huge lawn in front of the house – so it’s a secure place for children to play football or for a game of croquet – croquet set supplied! There are lots of woodland walks and coastal paths right on the doorstep to enjoy.
The cottage is equipped with a Smart TV, coffee machine, digital radio, WiFi, a selection of board games, books and classic films. The beds come with super thick, feather-filled duvets, all bed linen and large fluffy towels. It also has a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, hob and electric oven.
The owners thoughtfully provide a welcome pack for guests on arrival including a jar of incredibly edible, home-made Corsewall brownies, milk, bread, jam, butter, tea, coffee and fresh flowers from the garden (when in season). You’ll find the cottage well equipped with the general basics too from washing up liquid and bin bags to washing powder and loo roll.
The Blue Peter pub in the village of Kirkcolm is a couple of minute’s drive and serves good pub grub.
The owners have five properties in Galloway, with High Clachan Farmhouse about 3/4s of a mile from the other cottages which comprise of Home Farm Cottage (sleeps 5), Stables Cottage (sleeps 4) and Garden Cottage (sleeps 6) all being near each other, so groups of up to 15 can easily be accommodated between the three properties for family gatherings or birthday celebrations.
Short-Term Lets Licence Number: DG00395F
EPC Rating: D
Rates : Weekly rates from £665.
Dogs are welcome (chargeable) by prior arrangement. Maximum of 3 dogs at High Clachan Farmhouse – £25 per dog per week and £20 per dog per short break.
“Excellent accommodation – could not fault it. Everything a family could need for a relaxing holiday. A spacious well equipped house nestled just outside Kirkcolm. Beds comfy and bathrooms spacious. Kate and Angus the owners make sure you have all you need for an enjoyable stay.
“What a lovely stay in such a comfortable house with all the creature comforts you could possibly need for a week in the wilds of Dumfries and Galloway. We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the estate and countryside – finding beautiful empty beaches – except for the odd seal. Angus, Kate and family have been very hospitable and we all look forward to coming back v soon. Thank you!”Scilla and Richard, Yorkshire, October 2015
“Thank you so much Kate and Angus for your warm welcome and sharing your estate with us. We were lairds for a week.”
“We all had a fabulous time and will I am sure be back looking to stay at one of your properties. We have stayed in many places in Scotland and the accommodation you offer is of the highest standard we have come across – felt like staying in a hotel – just needed someone to make me breakfast in bed – need to train my husband or the boys better!”
- Guests: 8 | Bedrooms: 4 | Beds: 7 | Bathrooms: 4 | Rooms: 10
- Check-in After: 5:00 PM
- Check-out Before: 10:00 AM
- Baby Cot
- Barbecue Area
- Bluetooth Speaker
- Coffee Machine
- Cosy collection
- Dog Friendly
- Drying Room
- DVD player
- Family Friendly
- Laptop-Friendly Workspace
- Open Fire/Woodburner
- Outdoor furniture
- Smart TV
- TV Cable
- Washing Machine
- Wild Swimming
- Free Parking
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: No
- Pets allowed: Yes
- Party allowed: No
- Children allowed: Yes
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- 4 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
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- 2 Bedrooms
- 4 Guests