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Self-Catering Stranraer

Little Laight in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

From: €541 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 2

Little Laight Self-Catering

Holiday home
Little Laight is a superb detached holiday cottage set on a dramatic hillside location near Stranraer in South West Scotland and can sleep six people in one double bedroom with en-suite and two twin bedrooms with Jack-and-Jill access to the bathroom. There is also an additional cloakroom. The rest of the property contains a kitchen with dining area, a utility and a sitting room with electric fire. To the outside of the property there is ample off road parking, bike storage and an enclosed front gravelled garden with furniture and a barbecue. Little Laight is an excellent base for families or groups of friends to explore this stunning part of Scotland.

Stranraer became a Burgh of Barony in 1596 and a Royal Burgh in 1617. Stranraer lies on the shores of Loch Ryan on the northern side of the isthmus joining the Rhins of Galloway to the mainland. There are many shops and cafes to while away an hour or two and the Stranraer Town Trail explains some of the fascinating history. For walkers the Southern Upland Way touches Stranraer on its way through the Galloway Hills, having begun in Portpatrick 7 miles to the west.

Electric underfloor central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot on request. Ample off road parking. Lockable bike storage. Front enclosed gravelled garden with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 7 miles. Note: Access track up hillside is uneven and care should be taken. **PLEASE NOTE** This property cannot exceed the maximum occupancy of 6, this is inclusive of infants.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Vincent
September 2020
This is our second visit to Little Laight and we have booked again for next year, the only thing I feel is missing would be the lack of Internet, we brought Bolt on connections via our mobile phone but they drained fairly quickly, the other thing would be to have a large fenced off area so the dog could run around chasing the ball etc, but ha ho it’s a lovely cottage with a great view..
Mr Rickwood
July 2020
There were some issues with a very late handover and a less than friendly reception from the contract cleaners .. There were also a few matters of housekeeping and some of the kitchen items need to be replaced. We have contacted the owner on our return to express our disappointment with the above and received an apology and a promise to investigate. At the time of writing a week later we have yet to hear from the owner.
Mr Rickwood, July 2020
December 2019
The house was huge with lots of space.. The views from the house we're out of this world. The house was always warm and the kitchen was well equipped.
Mrs Brigden-Baron, December 2019
October 2019
The only downside to this location is the lack of a WiFi facility and no means to recycle rubbish.. Everything else was good.
Mr Hanney, October 2019
August 2019
Little Laight is truly remarkable.. It’s remote yet luxurious. The views are outstanding. The tranquility just perfect to help you relax and unwind. The kitchen is very well equipped. The rooms elegantly yet comfortably furnished. It’s wonderful for walking to see amazing sunsets over Loch Ryan at the old WW2 artillery buildings. Perfect position to visit Galloway Dark Sky Park to see the stars and for the Mull of Galloway, remote and spectacular. We absolutely loved our stay here. 10/10 !! Very minor point -there’s no hairdryer. Point of clarity - the drive up the single track road and final dirt track is not exactly correct. It’s a very long way! Worth it of course but it took on average 8-9 minutes. Although a 4WD would be faster and my car is sporty and a little low. It would not be possible or feasible in a sports car. Nor for people without a car. Would I recommend Little Laight? 100% Is it amazing? Yes Should you go? Yes 100%.
Susan F
July 2019
Lovely cottage with all mod cons although water pressure is a bit low due to no mains water. Being so high up the cottage is subject to strong winds which makes sitting out difficult sometimes. Great isolated location with good views out to see. Situated in farmland so cattle and sheep roaming free. Dogs on lead at all times so little bit restrictive for him. Still had a good break and would highly recommend taking points into consideration.
Ms Hendry, August 2019
July 2019
The cottage is spacious and comfortable in a fantastic location - perfect for exploring the area.. The views are incredible, especially sunsets over Loch Ryan, and we loved the remoteness with nothing but sheep and cows for our neighbours.
Miss Carlisle
May 2019
We loved Little Laight and it was our third visit.. Would have liked it even more if there had been WiFi. The 'Sheepy Shenanigans' were very entertaining and made our holiday.- I videoed them so I can replay it when I'm sad!!!
Dr Wijesiriwardana
March 2019
Very comfortable cottage all in same floor very nice for families.. Very clean cottage. Absolutely fantastic views on the Loch Ryan. Can see ferries coming and going. Very helpful lady looking after the cottage. Thanks
Mrs Gibbs
November 2018
A lovely warm cottage with brilliant views we very much hope to return..
Mrs Harper
October 2018
We had a lovely relaxing week at Little Laight , this was our second visit.. The cottage has absolutely magnificent views at every window and is fully equipped with everything you could need . It is beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean!
September 2018
Cottage was in an ideal location for us - very remote.. The cottage was warm and well equipped for comfort. The only thing for us that let it down was the showers. In both bathrooms, it wasn't possible to adjust the shower head in the holder on the wall which meant the water sprayed out of the bath and soaked the floor. Not having a shower you can use is an inconvenience. Overall the cleanliness was good however the oven could have done with a clean.
Mr Vincent
June 2018
If you want perfection stay home, if you want a lovely peaceful cottage overlooking Loch Ryan, with beautiful fields in all directions this is the place to come, it is up a long mostly unmade track which you do have to go up slowly partly so you can stop and admire the views but also because of the sheep and occasional rabbits.. (Most cars would have no problem with this track unless you have lowered suspension). There is no WiFi, but mobile phone signal is good, we brought a monthly roaming bolt on and got the Internet fine. All the main Supermarkets are nearby, and I can honestly say it was one of the best cottages we have been to, and the weather was lovely too. We miss it already.
Mrs Morland
June 2018
The track leading up to the property is extremely stoney and rough (this is advertised,but is still too rough in places.. ) The views are fantastic and the local people are extremely friendly and helpful. The type of area is ideal for people who are physically fit. Accomodation itself is excellent,quiet,relaxing, nothing bad to say about it. We all enjoyed our time there.
Mrs Watson
June 2018
Beautiful comfy cottage, must be very cosy in winter.. Has all you need except some comfortable outside chairs. Only wooden style picnic table which was better than nothing. Great views from the cottage. Rough track as stated, would not like to try it in low sports car.
Mr Newton
May 2018
An excellent cottage in a very remote area.. Only let down by a few minor niggles , cleanliness of the oven and freezer. And the lack of outdoor seating- only one picnic table for a cottage that sleeps 6, had to go out and buy our own deckchairs.
Mr Ainsworth
May 2018
Pros.... Peaceful (mostly), comfortable, loads of room, well equipped, virtually no light pollution at night. Cons... No BBQ (at least we couldn’t find one and it’s in the property details section on Sykes), shower is almost impossible to use, noisy windmill, complicated oven! Little Laight is so close to the perfect holiday cottage, great location, spacious and comfortable, breathtaking views and ideal for star gazers (never seen so many stars at night). It’s very close to the A77 and ferries to Belfast and Larne. However, we had to google the instructions for the incredibly complex oven controls. The angle at which the shower head fits to the wall causes water to splash all over the floor unless the tap is turned down to a miniscule dribble. The constant whoshwhoshwhosh from the windmill on the north side of the property is quite loud meaning we couldn’t open the bedroom windows at night. The positives comfortably outweigh the negatives and with a few adjustments this really would be the perfect holiday cottage. We would still highly recommend Little Laight as it’s a great base for anyone wanting to explore this beautiful part of Scotland.
Miss Carlisle
April 2018
Second visit.. Accommodation was outstanding but weather not so hot... in more ways than one.(Back home everyone was enjoying a heat wave, allegedly!) We had a little rain, high winds, thick sea mist, glorious sunshine and even saw the northern lights from the back of cottage. Nothing stopped us going out and enjoying our holiday. The lambs were as cute as ever! We came back and booked again for next year! I was a bit worried on Friday as the lack of wind stopped the turbine going round, thankfully everything still worked - lol! This meant we had a lovely morning sat outside on the picnic bench. We had a distant lesson in dry stone walling and a visiting pheasant, which I think the previous tenements had been feeding, and saw deer in the woods near Lairds Hill. We were fascinated with the Ferry captain reversing ghe Larne ferry into the dock, on our return to Little Laight, one evening. All in all we had a great time and the dogs enjoyed the garden, the local beaches and a good rest after a busy day out. Little Laight is a great chill out zone for everyone. WiFi would be grea, if only to check the weather forecast as we only get the Irish weather forecast and news, and to check the Glendale aurora status reports.
Mrs Bird
April 2018
Not on the beach.. Need a 4 wheel drive to comfortably reach property ( rough, with lots of potholes etc.) Very peaceful and relaxing, everyone locally, was very friendly and helpful. Not much around in good quality eating out, so go prepared! Better beaches on the other coast, at Portpatrick, Cairnryan is more of a commercial port ,
Mr Davies
April 2018
Fabulous family friendly accommodation,grandchildren loved watching lambs bouncing around the fields outside the cottage,lovely views,totally secluded,would definitely return to little laight..
June 2017
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Little Laight. The location is superb with stunning views over Loch Ryan. The large enclosed garden would be ideal for children, with the added benefit of sheep and cattle on the adjoining land to look at. Many a happy hour was spent walking locally with our border collie, with an abundance of places to walk with only the sound of bird song and animals. The cottage is well equipped, with genuinely all you would expect, to make your stay comfortable. Access to the property via a private road/ track up the hillside became a bit tedious towards the end of our week due to the roughness of the ride, as 60% of the way is on stones, be prepared it takes ten minutes from the A75 to the cottage, but don't let that deter you as the cottage and location are well worth the bumpy journey to get there.
Mr Davies, April 2018
June 2017
Very comfortable, well equipped, warm, clean cottage.. Lovely location with great views across Loch Ryan. Would definitely book again and happy to recommend.
Sandra H
October 2016
We have just returned from a lovely week at Little Laight. The cottage is just perfect in every way from the beautiful furnishings to the absolutely outstanding views. We just loved our weeks break so much and have arrived home feeling very chilled and relaxed. The cottage has everything you could possibly need with everything thought of. It is furnished to a very high standard and the views are just outstanding. It was just perfect for us and our two little dogs and we will definitely be returning, we are so pleased to have found this accommodation. The area of Cairn Ryan is beautiful as is surrounding areas of Stranraer and a lovely little harbour village Port Patrick. We really will miss Little Laight !
Mr Gould, November 2016
October 2016
Bradley, October 2016
October 2016
Holliday was great very privat fantastic are can't wait to jo again My dogs will be shattered for a week
Mr Clarke, October 2016
September 2016
We had a fantastic week in this beautiful cottage.. The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and the views are absolutely outstanding . We will definitely be returning and have returned home feeling totally relaxed. The area around the cottage is just beautiful with lovely little places to visit. We had some amazing walks with our two little dogs . This cottage would be great for families with young children because the space inside and out is massive . We really had an amazing and totally relaxed week and we are so happy to have discovered Little Laight !
Mrs Harper, September 2016
September 2016
Fantastic, peaceful location.. Lovely cottage with excellent facilities. Perfect destination just to get away from it all for a short while.
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