Kenmuir Self-Catering Holiday Cottage, near Portpatrick
Kenmuir Holiday Cottage is a charming traditional Galloway cottage in the Rhins of Galloway, near Sandhead and Ardwell in SW Scotland, and just 8 miles from Portpatrick. Built in the 1860s and set in its own large private garden, the cottage was refurbished to a high standard in 2011. Still retaining its rustic charm, it is fully modernised and provides luxury and comfort for up to four people.
The cottage has a comfortable main bedroom with a double bed, and a smaller bedroom with bunk beds. Ideally suited for a couple or a small family, the cottage provides privacy, seclusion and relaxation. Pets are also welcome, at no extra charge.
Due to the influence of the Gulf Stream, the Rhins of Galloway has a particularly mild climate, and is quite different to the rest of Dumfries & Galloway. Euclyptus trees and Chuson Palms, which grow best in warm temperate and subtropical climates, are a common sight in the Rhins. Other southern hemisphere plants flourish at nearby Logan Botanic Garden, which is the country's most exotic garden, and it is hard to believe that the garden is in Scotland, and not in the Mediterranean! Even when the UK is covered in snow, it is rarely seen at the cottage, and the Rhins was one of very few parts of the UK which escaped the Big Freeze of 2009-2010.
The area is fantastic for walking, bird-watching, cycling, swimming, sailing, fishing, golf, and riding, and boasts the UK’s only Dark Sky Park in the Galloway Forest. Wildlife abounds in the region, including deer, numerous seabirds, birds of prey, otters, red squirrels, hares, wild goats and seals.
The cottage is close to some spectacular beaches - Luce Bay extends to 7 miles long, whilst Ardwell Bay, a short walk from the cottage, is often deserted. The location provides wonderful diverse landscapes, with ancient woodlands, rolling green countryside, forest trails, miles of rugged coastline, and beautiful safe sandy beaches.