Rickwood House


Heugh Road, Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 8TD

    Situated in beautiful grounds in Portpatrick. Near the golf course and overlooking the Irish Sea, this family-run guest house combines a warm welcome and comfort with quality and good food. www.portpatrick.me.uk New Hot Tub for 2015

    Please see our website www.portpatrick.me.uk for full details

    Built in Edwardian times as a home for the factor of the Dunskey estate and his family,our house has been carefully modernised to a high standard. The six stylish bedrooms are all en suite with either a walk-in shower or a bath/shower. The double rooms have comfortable king-size beds and several of the rooms offer stunning sea views. New for 2015 we have an outdoor hot tub!

    The master bedroom was recently completely refurbished to create a unique suite featuring furniture crafted from reclaimed timber and works by contemporary Scottish artists. Choose to stay in it and you can enjoy not one sea view but two, enjoying views to the south and to the west - even the large en suite bathroom has a lovely outlook. The cosy seating area is the perfect place to relax and take in the scenery or watch TV or a DVD. A well stocked Fairtrade hospitality tray, TV and DVD player are also provided in each of the rooms.

    For breakfast, delicious smoked salmon with scrambled eggs is always available as an alternative to the usual choice of hearty fried items. The traditionally prepared porridge is a firm favourite and you can choose from a wide range of cereals, juices and fruits for starters.

    For a unique breakfast dish, why not try our "Kiwi Special" inspired by our visits to NewZealand?

    Tasty home cooked evening meals are also available  up to five days a week.

    Our gardens or bright and airy conservatory are the perfect places to relax.

    Portpatrick with its beautiful harbour, stunning cliff paths, independent stores and fantastic visitor attractions, is only a short walk away. The area is famed for its gardens, in particular the nearby glorious Logan Botanic Garden. The Mull of Galloway is only a short drive away and has an excellent visitor centre and exhibition at its lighthouse.

    Portpatrick itself has several interesting and unusual gift shops including The Port Pantry which also has a coffee shop which, in our opinion, serves the best coffee for miles around. Other gift shops include the Lighthouse Pottery which is in the buildings of the old lighthouse and the Smuggler`s Cove which always has a large selection of items on display both inside and out!

    Portpatrick also has a surprisingly large number of places to eat so that guests staying for a week can eat out each night in a different restaurant and still not have visited them all!

    Here at Rickwood House, we are delighted to have been awarded a Vist Scotland "Taste our Best" Award for 2014-15


    4 Guest House
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Room 1 - Luxury Twin/double Ground  Floor
    £42.50 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Room 2 - Double Ensuite
    £40.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Room 3  Double with coastal theme
    £38.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Room 5 - Double Ensuite
    £36.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Room 6  Ground Floor Twin Ensuite
    £40.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    The Factors Suite- Luxury Double / Family Room
    £45.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    Please email Rickwood@Portpatrick.me.uk for prices relating to three or more days duration or phone us on 01776 810270 For single occupancy, please email or phone us.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles There are 7 different bars and restaurants in the village. Knockinaam Lodge - a Michelin starred restaurant is only 7 miles away.
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License Small stock of drinks for residents only
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Lounge

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Spa Pool Available Outdoor hot tub - max 4 people. Small charge appiles.

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • TV In Room TV/DVD in all bedrooms
    • WiFi Free wi-fi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking


    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • No Smoking Permitted

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking Basic German spoken


    • Coastal Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Stranraer Visitor Centre, head north to the roundabout, take the A77 for a short distance and turn right at the far end of the Craignelder Hotel. At the crossroads, go straight ahead, crossing the main road. This road swings round to the right and at the next crossroads, go left. Follow the main road out of Stranraer and after about a mile, turn right through Lochans village. Carry on for a few miles until you reach Portpatrick. At the war memorial fork right and we are on the right hand side approximatley half a mikle form the war memorial.

    Getting there by railway:- From Stranraer: Follow signs for A77 Portpatrick.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow: Follow signs from M77 which becomes A77 and goes to Portpatrick.

    Getting there by ferry:- Nearest ferry terminal is Cairnryan

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Handrail by the steps
      • Number of steps 5


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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