Four magical Galloway cottages set in the private grounds of Corsewall Estate by the shores of Loch Ryan, where nowhere is out of bounds.

Four magical Galloway cottages set in the private grounds of Corsewall Estate by the shores of Loch Ryan, where nowhere is out of bounds.

10/03/2019

Situated in the unspoilt landscape of Galloway, Corsewall is a traditional sporting and agricultural estate on the shores of Loch Ryan, Wigtownshire. Set in an early nineteenth century designed landscape, surrounded by exotic trees and shrubs warmed by the Gulf Stream, Corsewall Estate's self catering cottages offer privacy, peace and stylish quality accommodation. The entire estate is yours to enjoy - nowhere is out of bounds.

Home Farm Cottage

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A breathtakingly gorgeous "picture-perfect" holiday cottage, luxury accomodation near Stranraer, set in the private woodland grounds of Corsewall Estate.  Total privacy guaranteed at your holiday cottage set in 20 acres of garden woodland, adjacent to Corsewall Estate House bursting with native and exotic trees - here deer run wild, red squirrels and hedgehogs play and little guests can have Enid Blyton adventures while grown ups relax in style.

The front door of this classic ‘picture-perfect' luxury holiday cottage leads to an entrance hall off which is a large open plan sitting room to the left, to the right a double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room.  Also off the entrance hall is the traditional staircase leading up to two further bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. The kitchen and dining area is off the sitting room and the kitchen has its own entrance and vestibule from the private car parking area. The first floor accommodation consists of one double bedroom which can either be arranged as a twin or a super-king, whilst across the landing there is a further single bedroom. Off the landing is the house bathroom.

There are lots of walks around the estate and down to the sea you can enjoy. In late January and February, the woods feature charming drifts of snowdrops followed by daffodils and in April and May the hue turns to purple with acres of bluebells. There is colour in the gardens almost all the way through the year starting with camellia from January to March, followed by a riot of colour in April and May as the rhododendrons and azaleas - pinks, reds, creams, yellows, purples and white - come into flower. Indeed, one of the rhododendrons, known as Christmas cheer, comes out in mid December. The autumn sees the hydrangeas providing colour all the way through to November.

There is oodles of wildlife to spot - from roe deer and hares to barn owls, woodpeckers and most importantly, this area is one of the last bastions of the red squirrel. The cottage comes complete with its own red squirrel feeder - where you can watch any number of cheeky red squirrels feeding ferociously all day. The record spotted at one of the feeders is currently six. Walk down to the sea to the shore on Loch Ryan and around Wig Bay and The Scar - a circular walk along Loch Ryan shoreline and back into the village of Kirkcolm. The Scar, a sandbank which juts out into Loch Ryan, is home to one of the largest colonies of nesting migrant terns in the region. From an historical perspective, during the Second World War, Wig Bay, was used as a base for the flying Catalina boats - you'll see evidence of this on your walk and also throughout the woods at Corsewall Estate, which was requisitioned by the Royal Canadian Air Force during the War.

High Clachan

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Stay in Victorian splendour, this traditional Galloway farmhouse offers a luxury holiday stay for up to 8 surrounded by peaceful open farmland and the perfect escape from it all.

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 bunk bed, 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 in the country about a mile to the north of the village of Kirkcolm, the Farmhouse is seven miles from Stranraer in south west Scotland with the pretty beaches of Lady Bay and Port Beg just a short walk away.

There's great walking down beside Loch Ryan and around Wig Bay and The Scar - a circular walk along Loch Ryan shoreline and back into the village of Kirkcolm. The Scar, a sandbank which juts out into Loch Ryan, is home to one of the largest colonies of nesting migrant terns in the region. From an historical perspective, during the Second World War, Wig Bay, was used as a base for the flying Catalina boats - you'll see evidence of this on your walk and also throughout the woods at Corsewall Estate, which was requisitioned by the Royal Canadian Air Force during the War.

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.  Both of these are wonderful if you like collecting shells or pebbles - oyster shells and mussels to cowries and scallop shells never fail to disappoint.  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 walks around the farmhouse to enjoy.

Stables Cottage

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Stay in tranquil luxury in this beautifully converted Victorian Stables set in 20 acres of private garden woodland, bursting with native and exotic trees. Adjacent to Corsewall Estate House, where deer run wild, red squirrels and hedgehogs play and little guests can have Swallows and Amazons adventures while grown ups relax in style. Adults will love escaping to this gorgous two bedroomed, luxury self catering stable conversion which comfortably accommodates four guests.

This first floor luxury holiday cottage has a large open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area, which is heated by a log burning stove and oilcentral heating. There is a double bedroom with a kingsize bed and pretty, rural views over the walled garden and the woodland; a twin bedroom, and a bathroom with overhead shower. Stables Cottage has its own private garden, with garden furniture and

Corsewall Estate has three pretty beaches on Loch Ryan for Stable Cottage guests to enjoy: Boat Bank, Lady Bay and Port Beg. A pretty walk down one of the drives will take you to Boat Bank, which is the nearest one to Stables Cottage.  Both Boat Bank and Lady Bay are wonderful spots if you like collecting shells or pebbles - oyster shells and mussels to cowries and scallop shells never fail to disappoint.  Bird watching down on the shores of Loch Ryan or in the woods is second to none. Port Beg is a pretty bay, pebbly down to the waterline and then sandy in the sea - ideal for paddling and swimming.   The cottage is equipped with a flat screen television, Freeview Box, DVD player,  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.

A thoughtful welcome pack is provided 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. Stable Cottage has its own private garden area including garden furniture. A cot and high chair are available on request. 

Garden Cottage

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A stylish bolthole deliciously tucked in 20 acres of garden woodland, adjacent to Corsewall Estate House bursting with native and exotic trees - here deer run wild, red squirrels and hedgehogs play and little guests can have Enid Blyton adventures while grown ups relax in style.

Adults will love escaping to this gorgeous three bedroomed, luxury self catering cottage which comfortably accommodates six guests. The living area downstairs is open plan with a stylish kitchen including a Belfast sink and large dining table. The spacious sitting room, furnished with comfy armchairs and sofas is south facing and overlooks the extensive estate gardens. There is a double bedroom (which can be configured as a twin on request) on the ground floor with en suite bathroom. The property also has a shower room & WC and a utility room and a traditional wooden staircase leads upstairs to a double bedroom with a bathroom and en suite shower respectively. 

Corsewall Estate has three pretty beaches on Loch Ryan for Garden Cottage guests to enjoy: Boat Bank, Lady Bay and Port Beg. A pretty walk down one of the drives will take you to Boat Bank, which is the nearest one to Garden Cottage.  Both Boat Bank and Lady Bay are wonderful spots if you like collecting shells or pebbles - oyster shells and mussels to cowries and scallop shells never fail to disappoint.  Bird watching down on the shores of Loch Ryan or in the woods is second to none. Port Beg is a pretty bay, pebbly down to the waterline and then sandy in the sea - ideal for paddling and swimming.  

The cottage is equipped with a flat screen television, Freeview Box, DVD player, blue tooth speaker and retro Roberts 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 double oven. A thoughtful welcome pack is provided 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. Garden Cottage has its own private garden area including garden furniture, a barbecue and croquet set. A cot and high chair are available on request.

There's lots to keep children and little ones busy on the estate. The woods immediately beside the lawns close to Garden Cottage and Stables Cottages are 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. The owners can also let guests have the use of have a two man tent, which you are free to pitch in the woods so children can have an outside night adventure and get closer to the great outdoors. For smaller children, there's a wendy house with a toy cooker and lots of picnic/cooking paraphernalia and a pretty veranda. A stream runs through the estate, so with two stone bridges and an endless supply of sticks, Pooh sticks is always a fun game for children to enjoy.   

The owners have four properties in Galloway, with Garden Cottage, Stables Cottage (sleeps 4) and Home Farm Cottage (sleeps 5) 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. High Clachan Farmhouse (sleeps 8) is also on the estate about 3/4s of a mile from the other cottages. The owners also have no 1 Bellevue a stylish Georgian apartment in Edinburgh and Cedar Lodge in the charming fishing village of Portpatrick, available to book through Best Scottish Cottages.

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