Palm Tree Cottage was once the former toll house but has now been restored to an excellent standard offering every comfort.
The cottage has been aptly named as the Gulf Steam touches this corner of Scotland making the climate very temperate and if you find this hard to believe then visit Logan Botanic Gardens where plants from the South Seas flourish. The garden to Palm Tree Cottage has a palm tree reputed to be over 50 years old and viewed from the terrace the garden really does look tropical. There is an enticing view to the sea over the charming roof tops of this fishing village dating back historically some 500 years.
Portpatrick is beautifully positioned on the extreme south-westerley tip of mainland Scotland and is really the jewel in the crown of the Rhins of Galloway. The village affords views of the Irish coast to the west and wonderful clifftop walks and beaches to the north and the south. Killantringan bay is a lovely walk from the village and has a remote and sandy beach. The focal point of the village is the harbour which offers a lively calendar of events such as lifeboat week, the folk festival and live entertainment provided by some of the hotels and restaurants clustered around the harbour. There are several golf courses including a very popular course at Dunskey and from the garden you can walk to the Portpatrick course.
The area is steeped in history and the landscape diverse, a haven for artists, birdwatchers and walkers. Portpatrick lies at the start of the Southern Upland Way one of Scotland’s acclaimed long distance footpaths covering 212 miles to Cockburnspath on the east coast. The Mull of Galloway with its grass topped visitor centre is Scotland’s most southerly point with amazing views of Ireland, England, Isle of Man and Scotland! Lucky visitors may spot seals and minke whales and will most certainly see a host of sea birds. Take the high speed ferry to Ireland for a spot of sightseeing or a shopping trip to Belfast.
Property has oil central heating and comprises;
Lounge: With Free View TV, DVD, VCR with views of the lovely old church
Kitchen/ Diner: With electric fan oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility Room: With washing machine and door leading to rear garden
Bedroom 1: With double bed and views toward the church
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With double bed and door leading to decking and steps up to patio area
Bedroom 3: With two single beds and views to the garden and to the front
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available on request.
Raised patio area accessed via stone steps and wooden decking with garden furniture and BBQ. Drying room available and suitable for storage of bicycles and fishing equipment etc. On road parking for up to 3 cars.