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Auld Dairy - Self Catering by the Mull of Galloway

Auld Dairy located outside Drummore, the Auld Dairy Cottage lies close to the southern most tip of the Mull of Galloway, on the western edge of Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. The cottage has extensive panoramic views over this beautiful seascape and is ideal for couples and families, sleeps 6 in perfect luxury.

Prices From £400 To £595 short breaks available all year

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Vernon's personal review of the accommodation, location and items of interest

Auld Dairy Self Catering in South West Scotland

Auld Dairy - 1 accommodation (sleeps up to 6)

It has been a long journey, as I travel along the dark lanes off the main A75 from Stranraer, the road is winding along the coast and I can see the moon shining across the Irish Sea lighting my way much later than I had imagined. My arrival will undoubtedly be much later than anticipated, but eventually I found the Auld Dairy sitting at the top of a hill and pulled into the gravel driveway. There was a light in the porch that showed the cottage was much larger than I thought it would be and I could feel the clear air blowing up the valley from the shore.

As I got out of my car the smiling face of Jim came across from the farmhouse to welcome me with a warm greeting and an even warmer stack of homemade shortbread freshly baked by Christine. Apparently lots of people arrive later than they expect and Jim helped me find my way around the cottage and left me with my fresh muffins and the kettle boiling and hoped we would meet the following day.

I was too tired to do much more than finish my tea and shortbread, find the main bedroom and fall asleep.

In the morning I had one of those amazing holiday moments that make my job of reviewing accommodations such a pleasure. I had had a very good nights sleep as the bed was so comfortable, the cottage was expansive, recently renovated and very tastefully decorated, but better than this I opened the front door to the patio and just stood in amazement at the gorgeous view across the Solway to Luce bay and the long sandy beaches that stretch across the peninsula to reach Port William to the east. 

It is the location of this cottage that makes it such a spectacular venue for a self catering holiday. The Mull of Galloway is the most southern point of Scotland, its as low as the English Lake District. It is special not just for its geographical location, but for the scenery and the peace and quiet. The Mull itself has some stunning coastal path walks and is renowned for the nesting Puffins that populate the cliffs here.

Great cottage, great hosts, great location make ? .... a great holiday.

Auld Dairy Self Catering in South West Scotland

Facts and Figures

The Cottage is all on one level, it accommodates 6 people in 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms, there is a large living area that is open plan to the dining area. There is a separate very well equipped kitchen.

All costs like linen, heating, lighting, towels, cots, high chairs are supplied and are are included in the price.

Changeover days are flexible, just enquire and we will try to accommodate your dates.

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Points of interest

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  • Located near the Mull of Galloway
  • Area of National Scenic Beauty
  • Very good for wildlife spotting
  • Beaches and rocky coves close by
  • Get away from it all withy peace and quiet
  • Close to Wigtown Scotlands "Book Town"
  • Ireland makes a good day out across the ferry to Belfast
  • Adjacent to Logan Botanic Gardens
  • Selection of 30 golf courses including competition courses
  • Over 30 gardens and nursaries

So what is there to see and do close by ?
close to gardens Close to Scotlands Royal Botanic Garden called Logan Botanic, where there is a great display of plants from across the globe. Logan House Garden is another public garden close by as well as many nursaries.
good area for walking and hiking Great area for walking the dramatic coastline, there is a footpath that navigates the extremity of the Mull and continues up to Portpatrick where the Southern Upland Way starts on its journey across Scotland to the East Coast.
good area for fishing The Onyer Marks team consists of four boats taking up to four anglers each. We specialise in light line Tope and Pollack fishing; both species are caught from the beginning of May until the end of October. An average days' fishing will produce 10-15 species but we have have caught 27 species in one day during a species hunt.
area of artistic interest There is a really nice bub in Drummore that serves good food, there are others in Sandhead and Portpatrick that are worth experiencing.

Bicycle Friendly Green Award Walkers Friendly Motorcycle Friendly No pets No Smoking       read Tripadvisor review
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