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7 Nights See prices

  • £595  to  £1050

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  • £85 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

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£795 Sat, 1 Jun 2024
7 nights - Uninterrupted sea views, overlooking North Channel & Ireland, amazing sunsets, total peace & quiet, pet friendly

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    6

  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children

    Yes

  • WiFi

    Yes

  • Dogs

    Please
    Enquire

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Access
    G

    Ground floor
    Living

  • Open Fire

About Helensdale

Helensdale has been in the owner's family for generations, peacefully looking out over the water to Ireland. The coastal holiday cottage is at the bottom of the Rhins of Galloway, three miles from Drummore in the southernmost point of Scotland. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms, two on the ground floor, with excellent self-catering facilities and a perfect layout for families and friends. Light colours, comfortable modern furnishings, and cosy touches like an open fire in the sitting room make it wonderfully welcoming in all seasons. The enclosed garden is safe for children and dogs and an excellent spot to sit and watch incredible sunsets.

Drummore is on a narrow spit less than four miles wide. The village has a well-stocked shop, a friendly cafe, and a popular local pub. More amenities, including three supermarkets, are half an hour north in Stranraer. The area is heaven for bird watchers and anglers, with Kilstay Bay being a popular spot to fish for bass. Helensdale is close to the coastal footpath overlooking a small bay and surrounded by countryside. The scenery ranges from tranquil to dramatic, depending on the weather, sometimes both in one day! Guests love the views from Crammag Head Lighthouse, though the walk crosses two fields. The stone Port Logan Bay lighthouse is five miles north and less muddy to reach.

Day trips include visiting Portpatrick, Sandhead, Port Logan, and Stranraer. The Logan Botanic Gardens have a superb collection of exotic plants that thrive in the mild climate, or you could book a sightseeing boat tour through Loch Ryan Leisure. Walk a stretch of the Southern Upland Way or bring your bike and tackle the course at 7Staines. Go swimming at sunrise on the east coast and catch the sunset from the water on the west. Some people swim all year round, though there's a pool at Stranraer if winter waters are too chilly.

Helendale's warm atmosphere can only come from being a happy home for many years. The owners have sympathetically updated and modernised the facilities to retain this charm, creating a place where you and your family can make memories to last a lifetime.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Elspeth Little joined Independent Cottages in March 2019


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Dumfries and Galloway)

Accommodation Comprises:

Apart from the master bedroom, Helensdale's accommodation is all on the ground floor, so it's a great choice for guests who prefer to avoid stairs.

Downstairs:

  • Grab a drink and settle back on a leather sofa or swivel chair for the best view in the house. The living room window looks over the water, showcasing incredible sunsets all year round. Light a fire and snooze in front of the Smart TV when it's dark.
  • The large open-plan kitchen/diner also has a seating area and a Smart TV so you can keep an eye on the kids as you cook. The welcoming space encourages you to linger over meals and spend time chatting and catching up. As well as all of the self-catering features, the kitchen also has a washing machine and dryer.
  • A double room looks over the cliff to the Irish Sea. It has a king-sized bed and proper storage. Bed linen and towels are provided.
  • The twin room has two single beds and relaxing rural views.
  • There is a bigger-than-average shower in the downstairs shower room, where there is also a WC and handbasin.

Upstairs:

  • Reserve the master bedroom for yourself and luxuriate in the westerly views over fields to the Irish Sea. A king sized bed, reading chair, and desk/dresser are next to the bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: An enclosed garden has seating and more sensational views. There is also off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Dogs are welcome by arrangement - please enquire before booking. Helensdale is a non-smoking property.

Helensdale Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 11th May 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£820

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£950

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 28th Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£850

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Fri, 5th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£895

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 6th Jul 2024 - Fri, 12th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£925

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 13th Jul 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£1,050

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£920

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin (downstairs), 1 King on 1st floor)
Children:
Yes
Dogs/Pets:
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Accessibility:
Ground floor accommodation
Smoking:
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Saturday
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1776 860228 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Elspeth Little
Member Since March 2019

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Last Minute Offers

Sat, 1 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £795
Uninterrupted sea views, overlooking North Channel & Ireland, amazing sunsets, total peace & quiet, pet friendly
Sat, 8 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £795
Uninterrupted sea views, overlooking North Channel & Ireland, amazing sunsets, total peace & quiet, pet friendly
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £830
Uninterrupted sea views, overlooking North Channel & Ireland, amazing sunsets, total peace & quiet, pet friendly
Sat, 29 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £850
Uninterrupted sea views, overlooking North Channel & Ireland, amazing sunsets, total peace & quiet, pet friendly
Sat, 6 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £895
Uninterrupted sea views, overlooking North Channel & Ireland, amazing sunsets, total peace & quiet, pet friendly
Sat, 13 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £995
Uninterrupted sea views, overlooking North Channel & Ireland, amazing sunsets, total peace & quiet, pet friendly

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Helensdale 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 30th April 2024

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