A romantic Dumfries and Galloway beach cottage with breathtaking sea views and a stargazing hot tub, moments away from a tranquil, sandy beach near Portpatrick.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 week

Surrounded by soaring cliffs and glistening sea-nery, you’ll discover Portamaggie Cottage nestled at the base of the historic Killantringan Lighthouse, achingly close to Portpatrick.

A former telephone exchange, the cottage has been expertly transformed into the perfect setting for romantic coastal fairytales, boasting magical sea views that spirit you far away from everyday life.

Happily, you can savour that jaw-dropping seascape whatever the weather. The sunroom’s huge glass doors turn rain and stormclouds into captivating entertainment as you enjoy a home-cooked meal, or cradle a steaming mug of hot chocolate on the sofa.

(Don’t worry: there’s also a comfy living room with a wood-burner and a 52″ Sky TV, for when the sun has finally set!)

On sun-dappled mornings, simply head out to the deck and watch your cares drift away on the coastal breeze, as you sit back and relax with your loved one over that first coffee of the day.

There’s also a private hot tub to help lazy summer’s evenings – and dreamy nights of stargazing – along.

When it’s finally slumber-time, simply climb the stairs to the elegant double bedroom, furnished with fresh linen and soft décor for a sound night’s sleep, gently aided by a soundtrack of the sea.

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At a glance

  • A former telephone exchange, beautifully transformed into a cosy cottage with mesmerising coastal views, nestled at the base of Killantringan Lighthouse near Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway.
  • The detached, self-contained cottage sleeps a romantic couple, in a first-floor double bedroom with sea views.
  • The scenic sun room features an indoor dining area and a stunning al fresco deck, so you can feast your eyes on the scenery as well as home-cooked meals!
  • There’s also a private hot tub for stargazing – bliss.
  • Situated on the Southern Upland Way, there are plenty of stunning walks to enjoy. Portpatrick is 3 miles away, and the bustling town of Stranraer 8 miles. The sandy beach at Knock Bay is a five-minute walk away, and day-trips to Ireland can be enjoyed from nearby Cairnryan Beach.


  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Seaside Breaks


Ground floor: Living room with seating, wood-burner, 52″ Sky TV, Wi-Fi.  Kitchen with range, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.  Sunroom with glass doors to furnished deck, seating, dining area with table and chairs.  Shower room with WC, towels, robes and slippers.  Stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with fresh linen.  4-person hot tub.  Private parking for 1 car.

Local Activities

Coastal walks, wildlife-watching, picnic spots, beaches, boat trips, watersports, swimming, fishing, local towns and villages, historic sites, stargazing

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Wake up in the shower room, complete with a stock of fluffy towels and complimentary robes and slippers to help you feel fresh and revitalised… the ideal way to begin a day of exploring the local area!

With the cottage perfectly positioned on the Southern Upland Way, you’re in a fantastic location for breezy clifftop and moorland walks galore. Just remember to take your camera, as the scenery here is truly spectacular.

Wander three miles into the picturesque harbour village of Portpatrick, or jump in the car to visit the bustling town of Stranraer, where you can shop ‘til you drop. You could even plan a day trip across to Ireland, direct from nearby Cairnryan Beach.

But if all that sounds a little too much, you’ve always got the option of packing a tasty picnic and heading down to the sandy beach at Knock Bay, a mere five-minute stroll away.  

Here you can watch the comings and goings of the local bird life (you may even spot the occasional seal or minke whale!) and get lost in blissful reconnection with the one you love, surrounded by the most heavenly scenery imaginable. Pure holiday bliss.

Things to note

Well-behaved dogs are permitted by special arrangement only. A telephone is provided for incoming and emergency calls.

Where you'll be staying

Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

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