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Auld Schoolhouse

Sandhead Beach 7 miles of sand on your doorstep!
16 reviews
Sandhead Beach 7 miles of sand on your doorstep!
Lounge with open fire
lounge with open fire
Dining Room
Kitchen with Breakfast table
Double bedroom with sea view and king sized bed
Double bedroom with sea view and additional single bed
Family Bathroom
Utility room with shower beyond
Upstairs shower room
View from Bedroom window - palm trees - then unlimited Beach
View of Auld Schoolhouse from Beach
Auld Schoolhouse
Fun in the Sun - at Sandhead
Sandhead  Summer on the beach
Maiden Head Bay on Southern Upland Way 10 minutes walk from Portpatrick
Lady Bay near Kirkcolm with Irish ferry in distance
Logan Botanic Gardens
Logan Botanic gardens
Ardwell Bay
Killantringan Bay near Portpatrick
Coastal path (Stanraer to Mull of Galloway) Near Ardwell
Auld Schoolhouse secluded garden on the beach!
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Sandhead, Mull of Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Traditional Victorian Schoolhouse, recently refurbished to provide excellent accommodation for up 8 guests, with uninterupted views of Luce Bay and the Galloway Hills beyond. Situated less than 30metres from 7 miles of Sand.<BR><BR>Accommodation - ground floor - Lounge, diningroom, kitchen,utility and shower room<BR>First floor - double bedroom, family bedroom, both with stunning sea views, twin room, shower room and bathroom<BR><BR>Sandhead is situated on the more sheltered East coast of the Mull of Galloway peninsula, with sand as far as the eye can see. Along the road is Tigh na Mara Hotel which serves good food and has a friendly public bar with open fire, there is also a well stocked local shop, Tearoom and children's playpark in the village - so plenty to do without having to drive anywhere.<BR&g... Read more
About the Owner, Elspeth L
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 55 reviews and 4 properties
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Listing #HL389962
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English first
York, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

I stayed here with my family. Elspeth was very accommodating as one of my children is severely disabled and we brought a safe space voyager . The house is well equipped with beach toys too, and is so brilliantly situated next to the beach for easy access to the sea! The children didn't want to leave and are desperate to...

Management response:

Thank you for visiting us again @ Auld Schoolhouse and for taking the time to post such a positive review - I really appreciate it. Hope to welcome you back to Sandhead sometime in the future. Kind regards Elspeth


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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

Just had a fabulous week at Auld Schoolhouse. This is a lovely big house for a family holiday. Very well equipped kitchen and a relaxing sitting room. Nice big dining room too. There are 3 bathrooms and all the beds were very comfortable. Overall the house is furnished to a high standard. Lovely garden on the beach that belongs to...

Management response:

Glad that you enjoyed your family holiday @ Auld Schoolhouse and I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. I hope to welcome you back to Sandhead some time in the future. Kind regards Elspeth


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Chepstow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Right opposite wide sandy beach,friendly village with shop hotel and tea rooms.Lovely spacious house and gardens,parking no problem.House immaculate very well equipped and owners very helpful. Great for dogs who will love the beach.Will definitely return.

Management response:

I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Sandhead and really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Thank you for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to the Auld Schoolhouse in the future. Kind regards, Elspeth


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighbourhood
In the Stranraer area there is an abundance of stunning Scenery from the Moorlands and Galloway Hills to a variety of Coastal Features.<BR><BR>The Auld Schoolhouse is situated in the Village of Sandhead, and looks out onto at least 7 miles of sand. It is located on a peninsula which has a varying and enchanting range of coastal features from the sandy beaches on the East coast to a variety of cliffs, rocks and sandy coves on th West the most famous of which are the delightful village of Port Logan and the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick, with its variety of pubs and restaurants, most of which have fresh fish on their menus.<BR><BR>The climate here is warmed by the Gulf Stream, hence the area is renowned for its gardens which are open to the public, name... more
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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