Harbour House is a Category C listed building with stone front and sandstone window surrounds overlooking Stranraer Marina. Harbour House has been extended at the rear of the property, but the main building has many original features including high ceilings ...
Harbour House is a Category C listed building with stone front and sandstone window surrounds overlooking Stranraer Marina. Harbour House has been extended at the rear of the property, but the main building has many original features including high ceilings with ornate cornicing, ceiling roses, and sash and case windows with wood panelling. The layout suits its current use as a guest house, there are fire doors throughout, but the layout could be reconfigured to provide a substantial family home, or continue in its use as, a very successful bed and breakfast.
Harbour House is of traditional whinstone construction with sandstone quoins and lintels under a slate roof. It has gas central heating powered by a Keston C40 boiler and a mixture of double glazed windows and wooden sash & case windows.
Stranraer has a wide range of amenities including shops, large supermarkets, hospital, doctors, hotels, restaurants, a rail link to Ayr and destinations beyond. Stranraer also has primary schools and a large secondary school, Stranraer Academy. There are various leisure facilities, including the Ryan Centre, as well as a boating marina and harbour opposite Harbour House. The Marina in Stranraer is part of a regeneration project which will improve the waterfront area of the town for future generations. Stranraer is surrounded by beautiful open gardens including Logan Botanic Garden, Glenwhan Garden, and Castle Kennedy Gardens in the grounds of Lochinch Castle, in nearby Castle Kennedy.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits, and is a popular tourist destination. There are good hill walking opportunities in the Southern Uplands as well as the nearby Galloway Hills, and cycling along designated cycle routes as well as the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Ae Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park is known for its beauty and tranquillity, being the centre of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, and designated Britains First Dark Sky Park, which affords astronomers phenomenal views of the stars. There are numerous sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous lochs and rivers.
The are many beautiful stretches of coastline and beaches such as Auchenmalg and Monreith near Port William, also miles of golden sandy beaches stretching along the Sands of Luce to Sandhead. The nearby picturesque coastal village of Portpatrick is a favourite tourist spot with fishing harbour and seaside restaurants.
For golf enthusiasts there is a superb 18 hole course at Stranraer (about 2 miles away), designed by 5 times Open champion James Braid, set amidst beautiful scenery and several other courses in the area including Portpatrick 6 miles, and Wigtownshire County 10 miles. Wigtown is known as Scotlands Book Town, has several bookshops of note and various coffee shops and tearooms. The area is also well known to artists and offers scope for work in all mediums.
Communications to the area are very good. Stranraer has an excellent bus service and there are main line railway stations in Stranraer, Dumfries and Lockerbie providing excellent links to both the north and south. Ferry services to Northern Ireland are available a few miles north at Cairnryan with both Stena and P&O operating. There are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport, which is about 58 miles north. Harbour House is approximately 91 miles from Glasgow Airport and approximately 124 miles from Edinburgh Airport.