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South Crescent House

7 South Crescent, Portpatrick, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 8JR


  • COASTAL South Crescent House is an impressive townhouse, built in 1860, situated in a supreme sea front position.

  • Ideal for a large family or small Guest House, good business potential, beach on "the door step"!

  • Prime Location in the popular harbour village of Portpatrick.

  • 3 Reception Rooms. 8 Bedrooms, many with sea views. 3 Bathrooms. WC. Utility Room. Boot Room. Store Rooms. Shed/Garage.

South Crescent House is a magnificent townhouse situated in a slightly elevated position, across the road from the sea front in Portpatrick, capturing breath-taking views of the village, harbour, Irish Sea and Irish coastline beyond.

South Crescent House was built …

South Crescent House is a magnificent townhouse situated in a slightly elevated position, across the road from the sea front in Portpatrick, capturing breath-taking views of the village, harbour, Irish Sea and Irish coastline beyond.

South Crescent House was built around 1860 as a dwelling house then leased by the admiralty in the early 1900’s and partitioned into three self-contained apartments to accommodate the coastguard. The apartments were later used as holiday accommodation. Over the last fifteen years the property has been conservatively restored to a single dwelling house retaining many original features including stained glass windows and decorative ceiling work and cornicing in all front facing rooms. Double bay windows on the ground and first floor and dormer windows on the second floor show off the stunning views which include the promenade, Doran Rock, harbour and surrounding village.

The central heating is powered by a biomass boiler which keeps South Crescent House warm all year round, there are radiators in every room plus two open fires and a wood burning stove. The biomass boiler also provides an income, RHI payments at domestic rate will be received until September 2021 amounting to around £1900 per quarter (index linked). South Crescent House also benefits from superfast broadband, ideal for both personal and business use.

The property sits under a tiled roof, with the exception of the Utility Room which sits under a flat felt roof. All windows facing the sea are double glazed; windows at the rear are traditional sash and case windows. South Crescent House would make a wonderful home for a large family, or could be reconfigured to form a Bed and Breakfast or Guest House. The versatile nature of this property means it could also be converted back to holiday accommodation or self-contained apartments, with the correct planning consents.

Portpatrick is a very popular seaside village which attracts visitors all year round. There are hotels, restaurants, including a seafood restaurant, along the sea front and in the summer you will find people dining al fresco as they admire the view. Portpatrick also has a primary school, shop, church, craft shops, bowling green, putting green and community owned hall. Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat is launched from the harbour and can be seen going out to sea for both rescues and training days. The Southern Upland Way, a long distance coast to coast walk starts in Portpatrick and makes across southern Scotland to Cockburnspath. The ruins of Dunskey Castle sit just above sea level and can be accessed by a footpath within walking distance of South Crescent House.

The nearest town is Stranraer which has a full range of shops and amenities including a secondary school, leisure centre, shops and supermarkets.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. It is because of this mild climate that the area is so appealing to gardeners and there are several gardens open to the public nearby, such as Logan Botanic Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Glenwhan Gardens, and Threave Gardens in Castle Douglas. The nearby Galloway Hills are popular for those who like to walk and cycle along some of the numerous designated cycle routes in the area, as well as the cycle routes of the Seven Stanes mountain bike tracks including the well known centre at Kirroughtree. In addition there are several sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the River Bladnoch and the region’s numerous rivers and lochs. Portpatrick is noted for sea angling from rocks, beaches and charter boats. Water sports are available on the Solway coast and Wigtownshire has several equestrian centres and livery stables, ideal for horse owners. For golf enthusiasts, Dunskey Golf Club is less than a mile from South Crescent House and there is a superb 18 hole course at Stranraer (about 8 miles away), designed by 5 times Open champion James Braid, set amidst beautiful scenery. The famous Turnberry course is 44 miles away on the Ayrshire coast.
Communications to the area are very good with the A75 trunk road providing quick access from the south via the M6, A74 and M74. Ferry links to Northern Ireland run from Cairnryan, which is approximately 14 miles from the property. The international airports of Prestwick and Glasgow are approximately 65 miles and 98 miles from South Crescent House respectively. There is a good bus service in the area and trains operate from stations in Stranraer, Dumfries and Lockerbie.