Shore Cottage Portpatrick - Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfries & Galloway

About Shore Cottage

Shore Cottage - Dumfries & Galloway

Location: Portpatrick - Dumfries & Galloway - Dumfries & Galloway

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £612 p.w.

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Shore Cottage, Leswalt, near Portpatrick

Sleeps 4 - Open Fire - Pets Welcome

Shore Cottage is a lovely property located on the coast just a short distance from the small village of Leswalt near Stranraer in the Rhins of Galloway. This traditional property has an enviable position and benefits from having an enclosed two acre rugged garden and direct access to the sandy beach. The property is remote and would suit those guests wanting to sit and relax, and enjoy some quiet time enjoying the views of the sea and across to Ireland, and perhaps long walks along the beach. Due to the location of the property a 4 x 4 type vehicle is highly recommended to obtain access.

The property is situated all on the one level, and consists of a lounge with an open fire, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, a double and a twin and a conservatory. The conservatory offers direct access to a small decked area with steps down to the garden area. Garden furniture is available for the use of guests and is an ideal spot on a dry day to enjoy a barbeque. The property is well equipped and has been tastefully decorated and furnished throughout.

The property is a short drive from the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick and the largest town in the area Stranraer, which offers the usual facilities. Further along the coast you will find the P & O and Stenna terminals, both offer good connections to Belfast and Larne in Northern Ireland. Portpatrick is a pretty village centered around the harbour and has a small selection of shops and cafes, and a  pottery situated at the lighthouse. For the walker the Southern Upland Way starts here, this 212 mile coast to coast route stretches from Portpatrick in the west to Cocksburnspath in the east. An ideal taster would be the 13.5 route from here to Castle Kennedy near Stranraer.

The Rhins of Galloway stretches twenty miles from north to south, and is home to various small villages and attractions, worthy of a mention are the Stranraer Museum, the Logan Botanic Garden, and the most southerly point in Scotland, the Mull of Galloway with it’s spectacular lighthouse and visitor centre, and the RSPB Nature Reserve. For the keen fly fisher, Dunskey Estate has two trout lochs not far from Portpatrick, and for the golfer there are good courses in Portpatrick and Stranraer. Riding and trekking can also be found at Lochnaw Home Farm. Further afield the small town of Wigtown, often referred to as “Scotland’s National Book Town” can be found, a mecca for second hand books and also home to Bladnoch, the most southerly distillery in Scotland.

Throughout the region guests will find various traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants, ideal for a quick lunch or evening meal. For the fish lover Campbells Restaurant situated on the seafront in Portpatrick is a must, the restaurant uses the best of the locally sourced ingredients including the best of the days catch and always comes highly recommended.

If you are looking for a property in this area and Shore Cottage is booked, Beach Lodge is situated in the vicinity and also is pet friendly, we also now have Stable Cottage which is located closeby.

Shore Cottage is part of the Lochnaw Castle Estate and guests are free to explore.

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  • Cosy lounge with open fire, comfortable sofas. TV, DVD, CD Player and Radio. Windows overlooking the garden to the front and rear.
  • Kitchen, fridge, freezer, microwave, and all the usual kitchen equipment. Small dining table.  Washing machine, ironing facilities and indoor drying facilities.  The window overlooks the garden.
  • Conservatory with dining facilities, direct access to raised decking area with steps down to garden.
  • Double bedroom with a view over the garden and the sea.    
  • Twin bedroom off the lounge with views to the rear of the property.
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, whb, wc.
  • Hairdryer. 
  • Cot and High Chair available.
  • Enclosed garden with decking and furniture.
  • Access to beach from garden.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels. 
  • Electricity, electric heating and initial fuel for the fire and wood burner.

Pets Welcome

Two pets are welcome at the property. We have been advised that the garden is enclosed, however due to the nature of the garden which is wild and large, this cannot be guaranteed.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.

Access to the Property

Access to this property is by an unmade track, and is unsuitable for vehicles with low ground clearance. A 4 x 4 vehicle is therefore highly recommended. Please ask at the time of booking for more information and advice.

Best Features

  • Traditional cottage with uninterrupted sea view

  • Enclosed garden with direct access to beach

  • Ideally located just a short drive from the ferry ports of Cairnryan and Stranraer


Shore Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Shore Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 26/05/2024
And awarded it
Our 4th visit, perfect for relaxing and the beach is yours for the week! Having a reactive German Shepherd, this is one week we can feel totally at ease. Hoping to be able to get booked for next year too! Cottage is a dream.

Reviewed this property on 20/04/2024
And awarded it
3rd stay. Just love the location as do our mad collies. Very mixed weather...But still got a tan...???? Just wish the ' driveway' to it was in better condition.

Reviewed this property on 30/03/2024
And awarded it
As always a lovely time here. Cottage comfortable and welcoming . Peace and quiet and lovely walks on the beach. Bear the collie thinks so too. We will be back

Reviewed this property on 12/02/2024
And awarded it
Fantastic location, peaceful and relaxing with superb quiet beach literally on your doorstep. Cottage is spacious and well equipped. Decor could use a little attention but nothing that should worry anyone. The road in was fine in a Skoda Yeti 4x4. Not sure would attempt in anything with less ground clearance and in anything but ideal weather 4 wheel drive is required. Our holiday snaps should give some idea of the location.

Reviewed this property on 29/01/2024
And awarded it
During this our fifth stay at the cottage I had occasion to contact the owners. Their response was excellent, really helpful which is very reassuring.

Reviewed this property on 06/11/2023
And awarded it
The cottage and its location provided the ultimate in getting away from the world and turning our backs on tech! Very comfortable spaces and the cottage is a really nice temperature despite it being cold outside. Grading as a 4 as a couple of things could do with being updated but nothing major or anything that would put us off from staying again.

Reviewed this property on 28/09/2023
And awarded it
A good week despite mixed weather. Cottage was warm and comfortable, unpretentious. Fabulous location. 4x4 is essential, track is very rutted and difficult to negotiate in wet conditions. Experience would be improved if the outer area of garden could be cleared a bit, particularly to remove the invasive giant rhubarb (gunnera manicarta?) which with the bracken impedes the sea view and makes it hard to turn a large 4x4 to get out again.

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2023
And awarded it
Our 3rd visit to Shore Cottage, and we will be back! The bed is super comfortable and the cottage is spotless and has everything you need for a week's stay.

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2023
And awarded it
Absolutely beautiful location. Rustic cottage which completely suited our needs. Seclusion was great and the beach was ours to roam alone. Cottage has everything you'll need. Views across to the Northern Irish coast are stunning along with the local beauty. Cannot rate the place highly enough. My family and I (we have 2 teenage daughters) loved every minute. Wilderness Cottages were amazing throughout, great communication and very helpful. Brilliant.

Reviewed this property on 23/04/2023
And awarded it
2nd stay here. Still love it. It was like we were here last week. Still exactly the same. Full of rustic charm. Track down to it is getting pretty rough but can be negotiated with care. The weather this time was amazing. We even got a little sunburnt lazing on the decking & long beach walks with our crazy collies Jess & Macy. Once again... this location is so secluded & just stunning. Plenty of wildlife around, deer on the surrounding hills & in the garden ( Macy wasn't a fan ), Cows, rabbits, birds of prey, red squirrels, fox, pheasants. No wi-fi & almost no cell phone signal.. loved it. Will hopefully return next year.

Reviewed this property on 20/04/2023
And awarded it
Great location. The beach is beautiful, to sit in the sunshine on the decking under a cloudless sky and watch the Irish Sea is a rare treat and surely what we all visit this place for. However the cottage itself could do with a facelift starting with the decor. The whole place needs decorating and the dull old pictures need replacing. The bed is rather narrow too. However the cottage is well equipped. The heating works well and the fire Is an added bonus. Wi-Fi should be installed as a matter of urgency and a better tv is needed. Once again though the location is spectacular.

Reviewed this property on 13/02/2023
And awarded it
This was out 4th stay at Shore Cottage, which speaks for itself really! If you are looking for a cosy, homely cottage, away from other people with plenty of secure room for dogs then look no further. In all our time there we have only ever met someone else on the beach twice and when the tide goes out the beach is probably close to a mile long from end to end. The cottage has everything you need, with comfy beds and a lovely conservatory and deck area from which to watch the sunset over Northern Ireland. Can't recommend it highly enough!

Reviewed this property on 31/10/2022
And awarded it
Shore cottage was recommended to us by a friend so we understood the wonderful isolation it was going to offer and superb views, the cottage is adequate and homely, the open fire in the living room is lovely, shame the log burner in the conservatory was out of action. The advice that a 4 wheel drive vehicle is required to gain access from the main Highway must be adhered to as the rough track from the farm needs this type of vehicle to complete your journey to Shore Cottage, plenty of ground clearance on the vehicle is essential, particularly once you cross the bridge for the final part of the journey. Overall a wonderful holiday cottage sited in a beautiful area, just wish the road ways in and out were more accessible. Also local golf courses at Portpatrick and Stranraer are lovely enjoyable courses.

Reviewed this property on 26/10/2022
And awarded it
We had a very good holiday at Shore Cottage. The cottage is well equipped, warm and comfortable, however, there is no heating in the conservatory which was a shame as we were unable to spend much time in there to enjoy the view of the sea. We found that there was very poor mobile signal at the cottage, which meant we were unable to make calls or use the internet. Overall, it was a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday and we hope to return again.

Reviewed this property on 25/07/2022
And awarded it
This is a repeat visit from last year and didn't disappoint. Great location and cottage. Love the new decking Gus. We saw porpoises, watched baby swallows learning how to fly. Magic and restorative. We will be back. Thank you!

Reviewed this property on 27/06/2022
And awarded it
Another idyllic week spent at Shore Cottage! The cottage is as lovely as ever, and a week here is the perfect way to recharge the batteries. We noticed new radiators have been fitted inside since last year - they seem very high tech! The decking outside has also been replaced and, although the old decking was fine, this has made a noticeable improvement. It was so nice to sit outside and look out to sea and watch the boats and the wildlife. As part of the work on the decking the bracken in the next field had been cleared, and we had roe deer come down the first night to feed on the shorter grass right by the cottage. Lovely to see Stonechats this year too, as well as the Whitethroats, Wrens and Sand Martins. Also nice to see that the pair of Peregrine Falcons are nesting again on the cliffs down towards the end of the beach. We are already looking to book for next year.

Reviewed this property on 28/05/2022
And awarded it
Wow just Wow for location We had a loverly week at shore cottage, we loved it was off grid near enough but in driving distance to Stranraer and Port Patrick. The cottage was nice, did lack that feeling of a welcome, no welcome pack, we have stayed in many places and always had either some bread, eggs, milk, biscuits as a nice gesture this would be a recommendation, we were slightly disappointed with the cleanliness of the cottage and the safety concern regards to the open fire, this needs attention and maintenance. The plus of having a conservatory was a bonus so enjoyed eating our meals in there on the wet days, sad the log burner was out of use. We loved the times sat on the decking listerning to the birds the sea and just taking in the pure peace and quiet . When the weather was good to us and clear it almost felt we could almost touch Ireland. The beach omg! What a luxury all week we hardly saw a sole only a few locals collecting seaweed, my goodness the walks were truely amazing and our little spaniel Isla loved every minute ran her little legs off but couldn't out run the deer on the beach haha. This was not just a holiday for us, but our honeymoon the location definitely made this even more special for us . The signage to the cottage could do with a refresh rewrite as we missed it several times. The driveway to the cottage is definitely not for a car but we loved it as having a 4x4 it was easy the cows went, weren't always willing to move haha. We were sad to leave but will be back for our first anniversary next year .

Reviewed this property on 19/04/2022
And awarded it
This location is quite unique and is just about on the beach on the west coast of Scotland between Stranraer and Portpatrick. In fact we never saw anyone else on the beach all week. The beach itself is mainly sand but there are some sections of rock which you need to be aware of before you venture into the sea. Shore Cottage was comfortable, cosy and clean. The furniture is in good order and the conservatory is quite spacious. It is well equipped and clean through out. This location is ideal for those who want to get away from it all, you are certainly that. My only criticism would be that the double bed was not wide enough for us and the cottage would benefit greatly from a Wifi connection.

Reviewed this property on 28/03/2022
And awarded it
Superb and unique location. A minor local issue which was responded too very promptly by the local contact, Gus. Very remote and quite. Deer in the garden most mornings, dog running on the beech, waves gently crashing in. Family of Stonechats pecking the window. No internet, no phone signal like being on a desert island.Suggest a 4 wheel type vehicle a must. Would do it again!

Reviewed this property on 20/03/2022
And awarded it
Just the best location ever. Macy & Jess our two mad collies couldn't get enough of the beach at the end of the garden. We had a very relaxing time there. Loved it. Wee bit disappointed the wood burner in the conservatory had packed in but it didn't spoil our stay. Only real negative was the relentless wind which ripped along the coast 24/7 during our stay. Just had to get well wrapped up to go out. Never the less... love to go back.

Reviewed this property on 02/01/2022
And awarded it
The location is amazing, the cottage was perfect. Can't wait to return

Reviewed this property on 16/12/2021
And awarded it
The location of Shore Cottage is amazing, through the garden gate straight onto the beach. The cottage was cosy and warm in November, and had everything for a perfect holiday.

Reviewed this property on 07/11/2021
And awarded it
From the moment we arrived, the cottage felt like a home from home. Shore Cottage is very welcome equipped and has everything you need to have a week of complete relaxation! We have a GSD who is incredibly nervous so this was just the very best find!! Will definitely look at coming back and have already recommended to friends and family!!

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2021
And awarded it
What a find. Shore cottage is in an amazing location. Comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing break. The beach is the nicest we have experienced and ideal for dogs. Just one niggle, the signage on the road to the cottages isnt very clear.

Reviewed this property on 15/09/2021
And awarded it
We had a wonderful week at Shore Cottage in September. The situation of the cottage is excellent with lovely views of the beach and the sea. We particularly liked sitting on the decking looking out over the sea and listening to the waves. So quiet and peaceful. And what a beach, walked from end to end many times! In clear weather you can see lighthouses flashing on the Irish side.

Reviewed this property on 03/08/2021
And awarded it
Absolutely fantastic! The cottage itself was lovely - clean, comfortable & better equipped than we expected. The location however is the biggest draw. Coming out of the front door of the cottage & to be walking on a beautiful beach 2 minutes later was just bliss! A gem of a cottage and one we will definitely be visiting again. A big thanks from all of us.

Reviewed this property on 02/08/2021
And awarded it
The cottage was fantastic and the booking arrangements through Wilderness Cottages was seamless. Will definitely book again.

Reviewed this property on 30/07/2021
And awarded it
We had an amazing week at Shore Cottage. The cottage is a delight with just a few minutes walk to a beautiful, very quiet beach. Our dog Bella was in heaven and when it was time to go, she wouldn't get in the car!!! Very comfy beds and the conservatory with the outdoor seating was great for evenings outside. As someone more used to staying in the Highlands it was a lovely change to not be bothered by midges. A memorable week in a very special place. Thank you, we have loved all our Wilderness Cottage stays but this one was our favourite.

Reviewed this property on 29/07/2021
And awarded it
Shore Cottage is the most amazing place, peaceful, beautiful cosy. We love spending time on the beach with our dog. We both have very busy lives and enjoy getting away from phones, and the Internet to completely unwind and relax. What a wonderful find. We have stayed here twice and can't wait to return.

Reviewed this property on 05/05/2021
And awarded it
We had a lovely few days at Shore Cottage. The house is very comfortable and had everything we needed. The situation is wonderful. We spent most of the day on the beach or sitting on the small verandah taking in the view. We hope to return.

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2020
And awarded it
Our third visit to Shore Cottage and we had some great weather for October. Holiday had been put back from April due to COVID 19... we were ready for a break and a change of scenery. Great that improvements continue to be made to the cottage. Fantastic get away from it all location.

Reviewed this property on 16/10/2019
And awarded it
Absolutely fabulous, miss it already! The beach was perfect in ALL weathers and we only encountered the neighbouring cows once..on the beach! We kept the gates firmly closed hence never met them in the garden itself. Definitely recommend the walk from Killingtrane Lighthouse to Port Patrick, we also walked from the cottage up through the farm, over the road past the Labrador cottage sign, all the way past Lochnaw Castle and to Leswalt. Only downside? We are definitely used to a bigger bed and duvet haha.. Would definitely like to return and have recommended it to all our family and friends :-) P.S we arrived at midnight, in a storm, in a low slung car and still managed to negotiate the bumpy road so the advice to take a 4x4 is a very feasible one but it can be done in a 'normal' car..just be careful!

Reviewed this property on 13/02/2019
And awarded it
Excellent service from Wilderness Cottages; totally hassle free ; Shore Cottage is in a beautiful remote location and fulfills everything it says on the package, peace and tranquility; would have just been happier with a mobile phone signal

Reviewed this property on 22/10/2018
And awarded it
Fantastic! The location is superb, and the cottage itself was comfortable, warm and well-equipped. We normally spend our holidays out and about all day, but although we did explore the local area we couldn't wait to get back to 'our' beach. Hope to return - and we never return!

Reviewed this property on 16/09/2018
And awarded it
I don't want to leave a review for Shore Cottage because if I do, everyone will want to stay there and it won't be free for me to return!!!

Reviewed this property on 21/08/2018
And awarded it
This was our second visit to Shore Cottage and yet again lived up to our expectations. Very peaceful and relaxing, Cottage has everything you need. This time we took a bucket and spade to relive our childhoods by building sandcastles on the beach- lots of fun. Enjoyed early morning walks and exploring the area. Table in conservatory is great for completing jigsaws. We take a new one with us where ever we go. We were visited daily by robins and lots of different birds and even the odd cow came to visit and poked his head over the fence.

Reviewed this property on 10/08/2018
And awarded it
A comfortable and well furnished cottage that is very close to the shore - down the path in the "garden" about 40 yards and through the gate. The beach is excellent - sandy and with rocks and it extends northwards almost a mile and southwards you can pass the point and reach Killingtringan beach at low tide with a bit of rock climbing. We had a bit of difficulty finding track down to cottage on arrival - our Sat Nav wanted to send us to Little Larbrax not Meikle Larbrax so it's best to rely on directions that are given. The conservatory with stove was most useful - logs from Solo garage in Stranraer. It was one of the best cottages we have visited anywhere in Scotland.

Reviewed this property on 24/05/2018
And awarded it
Shore Cottage does exactly what it says on the tin!! What a lovely spot for a complete break from real mobile signal, no WiFi just the sound of the waves & the birds. So long as you aren't afraid of driving off the beaten track it's fantastic; especially if you are accompanied by dogs. Our Westies loved it!

Reviewed this property on 12/01/2018
And awarded it
Just as advertised. Great property, great isolated location, great access to the beach. Conservatory is great. Note, there isn't internet and there is no mobile telephone signal. Extra logs for fires is available at Home & Garden in Stranrear. There is a Tesco and Aldi there too.

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2017
And awarded it
The best thing about the cottage is the amazing location. Very peaceful and just a few hundred yards to the beach. The cottage was fairly basic potentially lovely but in need of some TLC. The kitchen was not clean enough and we had to wash all the utensils before we could use them. Some of the paint is peeling off the kitchen walls and the windowsills, skirting boards and under chairs and tables all round need a really good clean especially in the conservatory. The biggest issue was that, despite our shutting the gate from the drive ever time, the farmer opened another gate higher up and let the cows in. We came off the beach one day to find my brand new car surrounded by about 20 young cows leaning on it and licking it. We are both country people so didn't have a problem moving the cows on, but some town dwellers may have been more disturbed! The loaf of bread, eggs, butter and milk in the fridge were a nice touch. As other guests have mentioned. There is a lot of bracken around in the garden and the dogs picked up ticks everyday so one must be vigilant. I got a couple on me but pulled them off before they could latch on. But it was in a fantastic location so we overlooked these issues. But the housekeeper / cleaner needs reminding how to clean and check a property over!

Reviewed this property on 16/08/2017
And awarded it
An amazing gem of a find. What can we say- Cottage was well equipped , everything you needed, loved the welcome pack. Excellent views. We intended to use cottage as a base and visit other places but that didn't happen as we relaxed and chilled all week. Lots of walks along the beach, saw seals and deer's and plenty of exploring in rock pools. Yes we had no mobile phone or internet signals but that just added to the whole experience. The dogs had the time of their lives. We didn't want to tear ourselves away back to reality so much so we have already booked for next year. We have found our tiny bit of heaven and will continue to return .

Reviewed this property on 05/04/2017
And awarded it
Shore Cottage is a little piece of heaven! Three old friends and one dog for a week - peace and relaxation in a cosy home with uninterrupted views of the sea. The location couldn't have been more perfect, and being right on the beach was a dream come true for us. The cottage itself was well-equipped and spotlessly clean with beautifully laundered bedding and towels (whoever does the cleaning does an excellent job!). We did intend travelling around the area, but ended up spending almost the whole week in the cottage - it was such a lovely place to be. The wood burner in the conservatory was such a fantastic idea and we spent most of the week in there when the weather was wet, staying cosy whilst feeling surrounded by the outdoors. We're already planning our next stay and can't recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed this property on 24/02/2017
And awarded it
Shore Cottage is the ideal getaway, fantastic location and the cottage has everything you need, The track down to the cottage is a little rugged and care is needed. We have been twice and loved every second of it. For those 4 legged friends they will love the beach , right on the doorstep. This is a secluded property so don't expect to see anyone else, Shops and cafes etc within a few miles. The local deer, squirrels and birds of prey also make a regular appearance.

Reviewed this property on 01/11/2016
And awarded it
We had a very relaxing break at shore cottage with our two labradors, cottage was very warm and homely and the beach at the end of the garden was fabulous. The only negatives were that the tv was very old and that the bathroom is in need of upgrading but that would not stop us from returning! Oh and the bush that obscures the view on the decking needs to go!

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2016
And awarded it
We had a fabulous stay at Shore Cottage. It has an amazing location the garden and beach were perfect for our Staffy. The cottage was lovely and warm on arrival and very clean. We loved the conservatory with the log burner although the weather was exceptional and we even sat out on the decking and read in the sunshine! We have stayed in three Wilderness cottages so far and have never been disappointed, but I think this is our favourite. A big bonus was the lovely clean beach. Many thanks to whoever has cleaned it because we have stayed nearby before and the beach was littered with rubbish but this time it was lovely. Had a great time many thanks.

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2016
And awarded it
We had the most wonderful time at Shore Cottage, the property is very well equipped and has excellent access to the beach. Our three dogs had a fantastic time running on the beach and thoroughly enjoyed the heat from the wood burner in the conservatory at the end of the day. A most relaxing holiday and we can't wait to return, we've already booked again for next year.

Reviewed this property on 29/09/2016
And awarded it
This was our 4th visit to shore cottage since 2011 all I can say is its a real gem of a find beautiful quiet location our two elderly dogs love it and so do we. Not sure when but we will be back again one day if not then its a place we will never forget.

Reviewed this property on 04/08/2016
And awarded it
Second visit to Shore Cottage - just as good as the first. Think Scooby (the dog) came back 2" shorter he didn't stop running for a week. Hardly anyone on the beach. Cottage was clean and tidy everything you need was there. Take binoculars we saw sea lions and whales while we were there. Excellent holiday.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2016
And awarded it
Really beautiful, peaceful location, it was just lovely to wander through the garden and along the beach every morning and afternoon, no lead, no worries. We had prepared and shopped for the week so just spent our time between the cottage and the beach. The cottage itself is lovely, just a small point- it would have been more comfortable with an upgraded TV. I guess it depends on how you spend your holiday but as we walk during the day, cook dinner, read then enjoy a film in the evening a bigger and modern tv would have made our holiday just perfect.

Reviewed this property on 21/02/2016
And awarded it
Shore Cottage is a real 'get away from it' location. A slightly bumpy track that needs careful navigation but safely passable in a VW Golf leads to the cosy cottage that is spacious, clean, well equipped and welcoming. A short stroll is the beach which is rocky opposite the cottage and leads to open flat sands to the north. Every day we were down on the beach looking in rockpools, collecting driftwood and just admiring the views. Our evenings were spent in either the conservatory with multifuel stove, big table and bench seating looking at the twinkling light of Ireland or the comfortable living room with big open fire and sofa. We only saw about 10 other people (at a distance) all week. It is, quite simply, perfect if you want absolute peace and quiet. Beaware that there is no phone signal here (landline for emergency calls is in cottage) so you can leave the 21st century behind.

Reviewed this property on 04/02/2016
And awarded it
Shore Cottage was everything we hoped for - very peaceful & remote (maybe just a bit too remote, in hindsight!) - a very comfortable & well-equipped cottage in a stunning location. The track down is the only downside; it's a shame the lower section can't be concreted like the upper section; my heart was in my mouth on every journey to & from the cottage, & I think the remoteness (which has never before been an issue) was heightened by knowing I couldn't drive out once it was dark. We left a few days early because of the forecast snow & ice, which would have made the track even more treacherous. The advice that a 4x4 is needed is very wise.

Reviewed this property on 16/12/2015
And awarded it
We arrived at this cottage on the worst night of the recent storms in pitch black. The cottage was warm and so welcoming. Tea, coffee, milk, bread and eggs waited for us. The photos do not do this property justice. The beach is fantastic, sandy and rock pools and we didn't see anyone else during our stay. We took 3 terriers and they loved it. It is secluded and the track needs care but a super property. There is a conservatory where the dogs were happy to stay in . Can't fault the property.

Reviewed this property on 31/08/2015
And awarded it
What a fantastic little cottage. When we arrived after a long drive the cottage was clean and welcoming, there were eggs, milk, bread, and butter in the fridge plus tea, coffee, sugar and other bits and pieces in the cupboard. The cottage is quite spacious and we immediately felt at home. The kitchen is very well equipped and a washing machine is housed in the shed round the back. The conservatory has a sofa for dogs, a very nice touch for those dogs used to curling up on the couch at home and this is where we spent most of our time when not out. There's a phone in the cottage for incoming and local calls so family can still get hold of you in an emergency and also a TV with free view. The garden has a barbecue, table and chairs and there are a couple of deck chairs in the shed. The garden is overgrown away from the cottage but a nice grassy path has been cut through to get down to the beach. The beach is a lot closer than it looked in the photos and has large stretches of sand surrounded by rocks, perfect for dogs to chase balls and swim. The cows do wander quite close to the cottage and were even down on the beach one morning but they tended to move off when they saw us coming. This cottage provided everything we wanted in a holiday - privacy, peace and quiet, fantastic views, and space for the dogs to roam. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 18/08/2015
And awarded it
We have just returned from a weeks break at Shore Cottage. Never before has any holiday lived up to our expectations. Shore Cottage certainly did. We all absolutely loved it, esp our dog Monty, he expects to sleep on our settee at home now as well.

Reviewed this property on 07/12/2014
And awarded it
Just returned from a glorious week at Shore Cottage. What a superb location with great facilities. Very dog friendly which is important to us. Straight out onto the beach every morning, not a soul in sight. We spent most of our time in the sun room complete with doggie couch. The heating was also very good and had to turn off the heater in the bedroom as we were too warm even in November! Cannot fault this property in any way and will definitely be returning.

Reviewed this property on 22/11/2013
And awarded it
Lovely cosy cottage. Very doggy friendly, complete with doggy settee! Spent all of our time in the conservatory, in front of the log-burning stove. The view was fantastic, the beach was gorgeous. No WI-Fi or phone signal- the perfect retreat from so-called civilisation! Can't wait to return!

Reviewed this property on 10/10/2013
And awarded it
The cottage is in a fantastic location- quiet but not isolated. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and so did our two dogs! We had the beach to ourselves for the week-apart from a wild goat on one of the mornings- and you can walk for hours exploring all the rocks when the tide is out. The views over to Ireland are good on a clear day and especially at night. Would definitely recommend this cottage if you're looking for a very relaxing, away from it all break.

Reviewed this property on 28/06/2013
And awarded it
The cottage and surroundings were wonderful and the pipeline laying was a daily interest to us. The dog thought the beach was heaven and we walked there every day at 6.00am for hours. Clean and comfortable, but although garden is enclosed, it is more unkempt than wild, has quite a lot of ticks in the grass and lowers the pleasant feelings about the cottage! The locals feel they have right of access across it to reach the beach. Disconcerting! Quite heavenly position though.

Reviewed this property on 05/06/2013
And awarded it
An attractive property although some potential bookers may want to know that the sea on the beach is currently (June 2013) occupied by 2 large temporary platforms as pipework is being installed in the seabed. It didn't bother us or interfere with access to sea or beach. The location was great for our 2 dogs - enclosed garden and good indoor space, especially the conservatory/dining room. We do not have a 4 wheel drive and access was ok, although 3 gates were a pain. Well equipped kitchen too.

Reviewed this property on 01/11/2012
And awarded it
Following our stay at Shore Cottage in May we came back for a second helping in October. Again very lucky with the weather, we had a very relaxing week. Another lovely holiday for us and Ozzy, who was delighted to be reunited with his sofa! Many thanks.

Reviewed this property on 02/06/2012
And awarded it
Shore cottage provided a real "away from it all" holiday. The situation is fantastic and the cottage is lovely and very comfortable. Our 16 mth old black lab Ozzy especially enjoyed the beach and the garden - he was in doggie heaven! Glad we had a 4 by 4 for the last part of the journey as the road was a bit scary. However we only ventured into the outside world once during the week and were quite happy about that! A fabulous, relaxing holiday.

Reviewed this property on 02/05/2012
And awarded it
This was our second visit to Shore Cottage. A few changes at the cottage but still fantastic.

Reviewed this property on 04/10/2011
And awarded it
The cottage is lovely and cozy, especially with the real fire. The location is absolutely amazing, sunsets, sunrises, and the week we were there 24 sep to 1 Oct was a private beach, no one but us as our 2 dogs. Would revisit. This is our 2nd holiday with Wilderness Cottages and we have already booked again for 2012 to the highlands. Highly recommend this company.

Reviewed this property on 24/09/2011
And awarded it
The best location we have ever stayed at beautiful sea views ,wildlife all around you the beach on your doorstep,our two dogs were in heaven.

Reviewed this property on 07/06/2011
And awarded it
May 28th to June 2nd 2011 had a great week relaxing with my family I will be using Wilderness Cottages again

Reviewed this property on 11/04/2011
And awarded it
We had a really lovely holiday at Shore Cottage - in terms of Location, Location, Location it scores 10/10. The beach is right at the bottom of the garden, it is private and the wildlife comes to your door. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable throughout and a glass of wine on the patio in the evening is a real treat.

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