Located on the historic Corsewall Estate, High Clachan Farmhouse has recently been fully restored and renovated. This luxury, 4* self catering house comfortably accommodates eight people. All the bedrooms and public rooms at High Clachan have charming rural views. On entering, the pretty farmhouse has a large breakfasting kitchen with restored church pews forming seats around the dining table. Off the kitchen is a large conservatory, with another dining table and arm chairs, so guests can either choose to eat here, relax, play games or take in the views. The sitting room is located to the left of the front door and has a log burning stove - which gives off a great heat and wood is provided free of charge. There is a large corner sofa, other various arm chairs and chairs, a television and DVD player. The master bedroom, with a king size bed, is also located on the ground floor. It has an en suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower. Next door is a bedroom with a full sized bunkbed, which is ideal if you have children and want them close by at night. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, which have zip and link beds so can either be made up as twin or double (super king) beds. Full of character, these bedrooms each have the original fireplaces. Both bedrooms have huge en suite bathrooms with Victorian style free standing baths for added luxury and separate showers and under floor heating. There is also an additional house bathroom upstairs, with a bath and overhead shower. Downstairs, the house also has an utility room, with a washing machine, which is a great space for storing and hanging up outside clobber. There is also a separate WC. All linen, fluffy towels, extra thick feather filled duvets and pillows are provided. Heating, electricity and logs are also included in the price. High Clachan is equipped with WiFi, a flat screen television, Freeview Box, DVD player; Roberts Revival Bluetooth digital radio, Delonghi coffee machine. a selection of board games, books and classic films. It has its own private garden with a croquet lawn including garden furniture and a barbecue. The farmhouse is 3/4s of a mile down a quiet country lane from Port Beg - one of the Estate's three beaches on the sea loch of Loch Ryan. Port Beg is a pretty bay, pebbly down to the waterline and then sandy in the sea - ideal for paddling and swimming. There are lots of rock pools - so a bucket and a net is a must for the kids! There's a grassy area for picnics and barbies and the views out to sea, with Ailsa Craig in the foreground and Arran in the distance, are simply magical. Lady Bay and Boat Bank are the two other beaches on Corsewall Estate that guests at High Clachan can explore. Both of these are wonderful if you like collecting shells or pebbles - oyster shells and mussels to cowries and scallop shells never fail to disappoint. Bird watching down on the shores of Loch Ryan or in the woods is second to none. Guests are welcome to bring their own kayaks/SUP boards/wind surfers - there are great opportunities for these water sports on Loch Ryan. High Clachan has a huge lawn in front of the house - so it's a secure place for children to play football or for a game of croquet - croquet set supplied! There are lots of walking paths around the farmhouse and on the Estate to enjoy. Head down to the shore on Loch Ryan, or a walk through the fields at the back of the house will bring you to a network of walking and cycling tracks through the woods around the Estate. At certain times of the year, the tracks are full of colour - from snowdrops in February and daffodils in March to bluebells in April and May. The Blue Peter pub in the village of Kirkcolm is 3/4s of a mile away. The pub has good pub grub and also does great fish and chips - a 'must eat' while on holiday by the coast! There are so many things to do and see in Dumfries & Galloway - mountain biking at one of the 7Stanes mountain biking centres; walking in the Galloway Forest Park; visiting the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory at Twynholm or the Gem Rock Museum at Creetown. Culzean Castle and Country Park is just over an hour's drive up the scenic Ayrshire Coast - which is a great attraction to visit as there is so much to see and do.
If you're mad about golf, there are a number of excellent courses including Stranraer Golf Course, designed by James Braid, the Portpatrick Dunskey course at Portpatrick, the Wigtownshire Golf Course at Glenluce and Turnberry, which is under an hour's drive away. There are lots of pretty towns and villages to explore - from Portpatrick to Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright.
The Rhins of Galloway boasts many beautiful sandy beaches to take the children to - including Lady Bay, Killantringan, Larbrax and Laird's Bay - very much like Cornwall but without all the crowds.
There are a number of pretty gardens to visit - from the Logan Botanical Gardens and Glenwhan to Castle Kennedy where you will see exotic plants in abundance and riots of colour.
The Mull of Galloway, with a working lighthouse, which you can visit and climb right to the top of the light tower, is a must see. It is Scotland's most southerly point and on clear days you can see England, Ireland and the Isle of Man.