Located next door to Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Course and affording beautiful sea views over the North Channel to Ireland, Cedar Lodge, has four bedrooms, all with en suites, and sleeps 8 people.
A wooden lodge, the house is decorated in a New England clapper board style externally, while inside, it has stylish interiors.
Cedar Lodge has been refreshingly refurbished from top to toe. Inside, our Portpatrick holiday house has a large open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room with a wall of French doors, which open onto a large deck, which offers amazing sea views.
In the spacious sitting room area, there's a corner sofa, three armchairs around the electric wood burning style stove and a 40" smart television.
The kitchen is well equipped with a double oven, dishwasher, gas hob, fridge-freezer and washing machine - all the appliances are Neff. It has a good range of glasses, cutlery, Port Meirion plates, pots and pans, oven to tableware, knives, utensils etc. There's an antique restored pine dining table in the dining area, which seats 8 comfortably and a couple of bar stools for chatting up the chef when they are preparing supper! This luxury Portpatrick holiday cottage has four bedrooms, three of which can either be super king size doubles or twins - depending on your requirements - and all have en suite shower rooms. The fourth bedroom has a bunk bed and an en suite bathroom. The beds have luxuriously thick feather filled duvets and pillows, crisp white linen and large fluffy bath sheets and hand towels for each guest. The Portpatrick holiday house is equipped with Wi-Fi, a smart television, a Freeview Box with recording facilities, a DVD player, a radio with an iPod docking station, a selection of board games, books and classic films. Colours throughout the house are calming and it is furnished with an eclectic mix of modern and traditional furniture. Outside Cedar Lodge has a flood lit timber deck, with a sturdy gate at the top of the stairs for safety, a picnic table and a hardwood garden seat – you’ll find it's a wonderful spot to enjoy a drink and take in the view. Cedar Lodge has an enclosed garden, possibly not entirely dog/children proof though, with a lawn, mature shrubs and car parking space for three cars. Portpatrick itself is a charming fishing port - not dissimilar to a Cornish village with the focal point around the harbour and houses perched on the surrounding headland. The village has a good selection of restaurants and pubs from Campbells, which serves excellent seafood and Knockinaam Lodge to the Fernhill and the Crown, plus there are a number of cafes and shops. There's an 18 hole golf course as well as a putting green, tennis courts and a pretty sandy beach. Portpatrick a great base for walking - from the Southern Upland Way - the start of which is in Portpatrick and many walks to choose from in the Galloway Forest Park including the challenging Merrick, the highest peak in the south of Scotland, and Cairnsmore and the Ayrshire Coastal Path, which starts just on the other side of nearby Loch Ryan. There are more leisurely ones too in the Dunskey Estate and round the cliffs from Portpatrick to Killantringan Lighthouse. There's fishing to be had in the harbour or by chartering one of the local fishing boats and heading out into the Irish Sea for the day. Dumfries and Galloway in the south west of Scotland is the first region you reach from England. There's so much to do across the region that holiday makers will have a job packing everything in to a week. There are beautiful gardens to visit from Dunskey Estate - right on Portpatrick's doorstep and a short walk from Cedar Lodge across the golf course to the exotic gardens of Logan Botanics - well worth a visit for the Potting Shed Bistro alone! There's golf - the nearest course is a few hundred yards away from Cedar Lodge. There are other courses of note too from Stranraer, designed by James Braid to St Medan at Monreith and championship ones from Turnberry to Troon in neighbouring Ayrshire. There's mountain biking at one of the 7Stanes mountain biking centres across Dumfries and Galloway, with Kirroughtree and Glentrool being the nearest. There are many beautiful sandy beaches for families and dogs to enjoy from Portpatrick, Killantringan Bay, Laird's Bay, Sand Eel Bay and Larbrax to the very family friendly beach of Sandhead and further afield at Port Logan and Ardwell Bay. Places of interest include the Mull of Galloway, the most southerly point in Scotland, where you can climb right to the top of the working lighthouse, pretty towns including Portpatrick, Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet, Wigtown - Scotland's National Book Town and Castle Douglas. Threave Castle, Culzean Castle and Dumfries House are also worth a visit. For children, the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory and Cream o Galloway visitor centre are great for family day trips. For adrenaline adventures try Laggan Outdoor, where there's a exhilarating zip wire - one of the longest in the UK and a human sling shot - not for the faint hearted or Loch Ken - where you can try water skiing, banana boating, SUP boarding, sailing, kayaking. There is any number of festivals in the region - from the Wigtown Book Festival in September/October to the Wickerman, an annual music festival held in July with some great bands and Spring Fling, an arts festival where artists across Dumfries and Galloway open up their studios to the general public to the Newton Stewart Walking Festival. Keen fishermen can fish on one of the two lochs at Dunskey, Kirkland Farm near Leswalt or go out on one of the fishing boats from Portpatrick. There are a large number of RSPB reserves across south west Scotland and currently there are two places where you can see ospreys - at Wigtown and Threave Castle. Loch Ryan, on the other side of the Rhins from Portpatrick, is a renown area for coastal bird spotting as vast numbers of waders and wild fowl winter here.