Ice House Cottage is new luxury self catering holiday cottage available to let on the Lochinch Castle Heritage Estate.
Beautifully restored and carefully finished to an exceptionally high standard, this self-catering property retains many of its original features. Set within a designed landscape, the cottage is situated close to the remains of the Victorian Ice House and is a short walk from the Home Farm and Lochinch Castle.
Ice House Cottage is a picturesque single storey building with Farrow and Ball walls, Colefax and Fowler fabrics, luxurious White Company bed linen and a mixture of antiques and contemporary furniture. The Cottage enjoys a peaceful aspect overlooking an extensive garden and the picturesque hill known as Balker Brae and Balker Moor beyond.
The centrally heated Cottage has a sunny, comfortable living/dining room with a log burning stove, stylish fully equipped kitchen with a Belfast sink, two gorgeous bedrooms, a well-appointed bathroom, luxurious bed linen and large towels from the White Company, flat screen TV, wi–fi, a large garden, climbing frame, out-building, free fire logs, bikes and private car parking.
A welcome pack is provided for guests on arrival including a bottle of milk, bread, jam, butter, tea, coffee and fresh flowers from the garden (when in season). The cottage is well equipped with the general basics from washing-up liquid to bin bags and loo roll.
Lochinch Castle is part of Stair Estates. Situated at one end of Castle Kennedy Gardens (open to the public), the Castle is set between two large natural lochs which are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest for breeding wader and wintering wildfowl, and surrounded by 75 acres of beautiful sculptured terraces, avenues and gardens.
Guests can enjoy free access to explore the gardens which offer a varied programme of regular events from children's activities, to open air theatre, guided garden walks and annual festivals. Our lodge guests can also enjoy special discounts in our Gift Shop and Tea Room. Fishing permits for both Lochs can also be arranged as can a number of seasonal activities within the Estate including: salmon and sea-trout fishing, Red deer stalking, duck flighting , pheasant shooting, private Estate Landrover Tours, walking and cycling.
The surrounding area is full of scenic treasures, including deserted sandy beaches, exotic gardens, rolling hillsides and open estuaries. The Southern Upland Way is located close by as is the River Luce which offers excellent fly fishing. Stranraer town is just three miles away with a wide range of pubs, restaurants, shops and activities including cinema, swimming and a museum. Other local attractions include a whisky distillery, Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, Wigtown Book Town and the picturesque sea-side village of Port Patrick where guests can enjoy excellent seafood restaurants, village stores and pubs.
For those who are interested in exploring further, there are numerous castles and historic attractions; book, music, food and art festivals as well as museums, visitor centres, and adventure playgrounds.
This is a perfectly peaceful haven for a special occasion or just to relax and unwind.
At a glance, Ice House Cottage offers:
* Sleeps – 4
* 2 Bedrooms (a double and a twin),
* 1 Bath (bath and shower)
* Log Burning Stove (logs provided)
* Cot and high chair available on request
* Large garden with climbing frame/swings, barbeque area and outdoor furniture
* All pets welcome (£15 additional fee per pet and per week)
* Private parking area
* Kitchen Appliances: Gas hob, Electric Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer/Dryer, Fridge/Freezer
* Entertainment: Flat screen TV, Freeview Box, DVD player, wi-fi, iPod dock
* The White Company bed linen and towels
* Selection of CDs, board games, classic films and books
* Pay phone and hair dryer
* Cycling – 2 adult and 2 children's bikes included at own risk
The surrounding area in Galloway is full of un-spoilt scenic treasures, including deserted sandy beaches, exotic gardens, rolling hillsides and open estuaries. The Southern Upland Way is located close by as is the River Luce which offers excellent fly fishing.
Local attractions include a whisky distillery, Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, Wigtown Book Town and the picturesque seaside village of Portpatrick where guests can enjoy excellent seafood restaurants, village stores and pubs.
Farther afield, there are numerous castles, historic and family attractions; book, music, food and art festivals; as well as museums, visitor centres, adventure playgrounds, cycling and walking trails.
Ice House Cottage is a newly refurbished luxury two bedroom self-catering holiday cottage, located within the beautiful grounds of Lochinch Castle, the private home of the Earl and Countess of Stair.