Stable Cottage Lochnaw - Stranraer
Dumfries & Galloway

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Stable Cottage - Dumfries & Galloway

Location: Lochnaw - Stranraer - Dumfries & Galloway

Sleeps: 6

Price From: £509 p.w.

New Year: £829

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Stable Cottage, Lochnaw, Stranraer

Sleeps 6 - Wi-Fi - One Pet Welcome

Weekly lets and short breaks available

Stable Cottage is located in the heart of the Lochnaw Castle Estate, two miles from the village of Leswalt and just six miles from Stranraer. Lochnaw Castle is the former ancestral home of Clan Agnew, for several centuries the hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway. The cottage occupies a portion of the castle stable block and sits amongst woodland and is a short walk to Lochnaw Loch. Guests that stay are free to enjoy the historic estate grounds, including the woodland walks and the large variety of bird and wildlife to which it is home. Fishing can also be arranged on the loch and guests have access to the estate's sandy beach at nearby Larbrax.

The property has newly been converted, and throughout is tastefully decorated and is furnished and equipped to a high standard.  The accommodation comprises: a spacious entrance hall leading to a ground floor cloakroom and utility room with sink and washing machine and spacious fully fitted family kitchen/diner. The kitchen has a fully working Aga plus electric oven, grill and hob. Off the kitchen is a large lounge with comfortable sofas, open fire and a satellite TV. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, one with and en-suite and a twin bedroom, a family bathroom with shower completes the facilities. Outside the cottage has a small external enclosed patio area, and an open garden leading to the surrounding woodland. The property also benefits from having wifi and oil fired central heating throughout.

Guests with Children

The property is located within the grounds of the Lochnaw Castle Estate, guests with children should be aware that there is a fishing loch within walking distance of the property.

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  • Sitting room, comfortable sofas, open fire, Freesat TV, DVD, CD.
  • Kitchen, Aga, electric hob, oven & grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and all the usual cooking equipment. dining table with seating for six.
  • Cloakroom with wc and whb.
  • Utility room with washer/dryer and sink.


  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, bath, shower cubicle, wc, whb.
  • Double bedroom.
  • Twin bedroom.
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, wc, whb, heated towel rail.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity and heating costs, oil fired central heating throughout.
  • Initial fuel for the open fire.
  • Telephone for local and emergency calls.

Other Facilities

  • Indoor drying area.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Wifi internet access.
  • Small enclosed patio area and open garden leading to the surrounding woodland.
  • Off road parking.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

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

Guests with Children

The property is located within the grounds of the Lochnaw Castle Estate, guests with children should be aware that there is a fishing loch within walking distance of the property.

Pet Policy

One dog is allowed at the accommodation, a £15.00 weekly charge applies.

Best Features

  • Beautiful conversion of an original stable block, furnished and equipped to a high standard.
  • Quiet location surrounded by spectacular scenery.
  • Situated on the historic Lochnaw Castle Estate with wonderful walks and vibrant wildlife on your doorstep.


Stable Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Stable Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 01/09/2023
And awarded it
Lovely cottage (large), well equipped and warm when needed. Wonderful woodlands and walks and well situated to explore the area. Could have done a good vacuum to defeat the spider webs and dust though. Most importantly do not attempt to drive to the beach unless you have a 4x4 as treacherous for low cars, walking is recommended as it's beautiful.

Reviewed this property on 05/07/2023
And awarded it
Stayed at stable cottage lochnaw Castle beginning of June for 4 nights. It has everything you could possible want for your comfort.The Owners of the castle gave permission for us to tour the grounds and Castle.They even even lent us the gardener to show us around .We are Discovering our Family tree and it was amazing to find out about our past.The stable cottage is in the Woods by the Castle and loch.It is so peaceful .We were blessed by wonderful weather and we would sit in the Courtyard with our drinks in the evening.We saw so many Birds I hadn't seen before Deer are common .The castle is situated 3 miles from Stranraer.Port patrick and the Mull of Galloway are near by.Perfect base for visiting West Coast. We are hoping to make this Beautiful place a yearly thing it was so lovely.

Reviewed this property on 23/02/2023
And awarded it
The cottage itself was lovely and very comfortable. It had everything we needed for our stay and the area was very tranquil. The only thing to let it down is that when we arrived the cottage was very cold as there was no heating on (I believe the last guests had been there 3 weeks previous) and had not been made ready for our arrival. Not what you need at the end of a 4 hour drive. I am not sure where the mistake happened and the caretakers, when I finally got old of them, were very nice and apologetic and came over to make the beds and replenish items.

Reviewed this property on 23/01/2023
And awarded it
We had a fantastic week here in January, snowed in one day. The cottage is warm and comfortable. There lots of excellent walks on the estate even down to Larbrax Bay but we cheated and took the car half way...Every walk we saw deer and herons. The wifi is fast and we had all the facilities we needed in the cottage. It is not a luxury or modern cottage but this is not what we were looking for, it was very clean and had all we needed. We barely saw anyone on the estate other than a lively welcome from Venetia from the castle. Looking forward to our next visit...

Reviewed this property on 23/07/2022
And awarded it
Stable Cottage is the perfect getaway if you are looking to disconnect from the stresses of modernity! It is set in a truly tranquil spot, surrounded by woodland and only a few minutes drive from a very beautiful, secluded beach. We spent a very relaxing week there and left feeling recharged. The cottage itself is well kept and comfortable with three good sized bedrooms, a very spacious kitchen diner and a large living room; there was more than enough room for the six of us. We would highly recommend Stable Cottage and hope to return soon!

Reviewed this property on 25/11/2021
And awarded it
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stable Cottage. Very cozy and very well equipped. Super peaceful in beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed this property on 25/10/2021
And awarded it
Great place and an Aga as a bonus! Very comfortable and well appointed. The grounds of the estate are good for walks and the surrounding area for drives. Portpatrick for a nice harbour town and Stranraer for shopping.

Reviewed this property on 15/09/2021
And awarded it
Very good setting in the castle estate with wonderful walks in the castle grounds..Accomodation was also very good suggested road route in to stable cottage on arrival needs to be reviewed as it unsuitable for cars.

Reviewed this property on 05/08/2021
And awarded it
Fabulous week spent at Stable cottage the surrounding estate is beautiful and so peaceful. A great base to explore the wonderful coast and countryside. The cottage would benefit from some redecoration but is very comfortable with everything one needs for a break away.

Reviewed this property on 28/07/2021
And awarded it
Stable cottage is tucked away behind Lochnaw castle in woodland abundant with wildlife. The walks and beaches are unspoilt and stunning. The local attractions like Portpatrick and Logan botanical gardens are well worth visiting. The locals are incredibly friendly and there is a whole variety of restaurants and eateries to tickle your tastebuds. The cottage was comfortable and reasonably well equipped. Its location is simply perfect for a wilderness holiday.

Reviewed this property on 28/06/2021
And awarded it
Great cottage and location. Loved all the wildlife and peacefulness.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2021
And awarded it
Cottage was well appointed. It was comfortable, clean and warm. The location was excellent, within wooded grounds and close to the beach. We enjoyed walking sections of the Southern Upland Way and Mull of Galloway trail, as well as visiting local gardens, including Logan and Glenwhan. There were 4 people in our party and all had a great holiday. We couldn't fault the cottage and would recommend it as a place to stay to anyone visiting Stranraer.

Reviewed this property on 02/11/2020
And awarded it
Great cottage in a quiet location - ideal for anyone who wants a peaceful break in a very rural setting on a historic estate. Cottage was to a high standard throughout. We loved it!

Reviewed this property on 05/10/2020
And awarded it
We had a very enjoyable holiday at Stable Cottage. The accommodation could not be faulted, ideally situated in wonderful surroundings and we would be happy to return in the future. Would be of special interest to wildlife watchers.

Reviewed this property on 10/11/2019
And awarded it
Wonderfully comfortable, clean, warm and well equipped holiday home, thank you to the owners we had a fab time.

Reviewed this property on 13/11/2018
And awarded it
Cottage is more than adequate for 6 people. Has all the amenities you could think of. Kevin was exceptional so helpful. The grounds are great well maintained. Would definitely return.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2018
And awarded it
Stable cottage is a beautiful accommodation in the most stunning setting. We stayed in May, and the woods were filled with blue bells, and so much wildlife, roe deer, red squirrels, woodpeckers, jays, owls to name a few. Our children had a great time riding bikes and fishing, although we struggled to catch anything. The only down side was the renovation works which, while they didn't interfere with our holiday as such, it did prevent the children playing in the courtyard as trucks came in and out during the day from about 8am. Having said that we would happily return again

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