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Galloway Cycling Holidays

Galloway Cycling Holidays

 

Welcome to the best cycling holidays in Scotland – Winner of  Visit Scotland’s Thistle Awards for Best Outdoor / Activity company 2019/2020 in the West.

We specialise in guided and self-guided cycling holidays in the South West of Scotland. We also offer bike hire of quality bicycles (hybrid, road, gravel and eBikes) for day rides. 

Explore the beauty of Galloway and our UNESCO Biosphere during a long weekend or book a longer tour. There are no set start dates. We can arrange the accommodation and will move your luggage. Come as a group, a club, a couple, or just by yourself. We customise your holidays to your fitness level and interests.

We have a large portfolio of amazing cycling routes for every type of cycling – always on beautifully quiet roads and tracks.

If you like gravel biking and off-road cycling – Galloway Forest Park is one of the best playgrounds anywhere in the world. 

Discover Galloway and the path less pedalled the sustainable way.

For more service details, inspiring routes and lovely images of Galloway head to our website: www.gallowaycycling.com .

Culmore Bridge Cottages

 

Set within the 9 acre grounds there are 3 Purpose-built, spacious, comfortable bungalows set amid a peaceful woodland area.

The Culmore Bridge Cottages are furnished to a very high standard and are wheelchair-friendly throughout.


The 3 bungalows available for self-catering holidays are Rowan, Pine and Willow Cottage

These  bungalows are detached and each comprise: large lounge/dining room with a patio door to a

decked area,

3 double/twin bedrooms

2 bathrooms, one of which has a level access wet room shower.

Beautifully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washer/drier, fridge, full sized freezer, oven, low-level hob and microwave

Sandhead is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach near Stranraer. It is quite a sheltered beach and with its handy car parking, picnic tables and dog friendly status, it’s the perfect place for a picnic, a seaside stroll and a paddle.

Luce bay is designated a Special Area for Conservation for its dune, seashore and seabed habitats and the fantastic marine wildlife it supports.

Sandhead has a hotel within the village to cater for your needs from a snack to a full meal.

For those with an interest in history, the Kirkmadrine Stones which are thought to date back to the 5th or 6th century are also nearby.

The Mull of Galloway Trail passes through Sandhead on its way from Stranraer to the Mull itself and makes a delightful walk in either direction.

Sands of Luce,

multi award winning holiday park

Welcome to Sands of Luce! We are a Sandhead holiday park based in picturesque Galloway near Glenluce, as a family-run park, we provide the ultimate beachside holiday experience. It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic setting, positioned within the emerald green rolling Galloway hills and fronted by the vast golden sands of Luce Bay.

We have an outstanding selection of luxury holiday homes, static caravans and beachside spots for camping, all surrounded by thrilling nearby activities and events including fishing, kite flying, kitesurfing and various watersports.

Dip your toe in our temperate Gulf Stream warmed waters or just lay back and listen to the waves gently break. The change of tide is your new clock and all there is to do is to relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends in our Dumfries holiday park.

 

It’s all about the beach at Sands of Luce! Our wide beach frontage means the sea is never far away. You will struggle to find a finer vista in Scotland than that enjoyed from the front of our park. Here you can discover a different pace of life.

 

As well as the beach, you will find plenty to keep you and the family occupied outside of your holiday home with park-wide wifi, on site-bar and cafe, boat storage, slipway, outdoor play area, games room and plenty more! No more excuses for not taking a quick dip, paddle or walk– even if it’s just to our local village, Sandhead for a drink!

We also have an extensive and varied summer activity programme designed to keep the whole family entertained. Our efforts in keeping a top quality park have earned us a renowned reputation as a quality holiday destination. Your holiday starts here!

Discover a new pace of life and let our park be the setting for your next beach side holiday, whether you’d like to purchase a holiday home, rent a caravan or camp out. Make it your own.

 

 

Beach Cottage Self Catering for up to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms.

Beach Cottage is just 30 yards from 7 miles of sandy beach with uninterrupted views of Luce Bay and the Galloway Hills beyond. Sandhead is a quiet picturesque village with a pub, restaurant, shop and children’s play park and is surrounded by pure, Fresh, Galloway air. There is ample parking and the rear garden is enclosed.  Due to the Gulf Stream, the climate here is warm enough for palm trees to grow and we have some in the garden. There is garden furniture in the back garden.

The property is fully centrally heated with hot water on demand.

There is a comfortable Lounge with amazing sea view and comfortable leather sofas, smart television with Sky Freeview, DVD player, stereo and free Wifi

The dining table is located in the conservatory with plenty of room for four. There is also a leather sofa on which to relax and French windows leading to the enclosed garden.

The kitchen is very well equipped and spacious, with a ceramic hob, double oven, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, washing machine, dryer and dishwasher.

There is a bathroom with shower over bath on ground floor.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom with sea view and en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom.

 

 

No. 7 Sandhead

 

No 7 Bowling Green Road has been recently refurbished to provide modern, cosy accommodation and is situated in a quiet street, just 2 minutes from 7 miles of sandy beach.

No7 sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and is ideal for either couples or families.

Ground Floor Kitchen with dining area,

               

lounge with electric feature fire,

bathroom with shower over bath.

1st Floor double bedroom with views over the bowling green and the sea beyond, twin bedroom and separate wc.

         

There is an enclosed garden at the back with garden furniture and off street parking for 2 cars. The quiet coastal village of Sandhead is an ideal base for exploring the local area or just enjoying the beautiful beach on your doorstep.

No.7 Holiday Cottage is in the enviable position of being in a peaceful location and yet only 15 minutes drive from various local attractions – Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and Port Logan (locations in the recent Gerard Butler movie The Vanishing), Logan Botanic Gardens, Castle Kennedy and Glenwhan Gardens.

The small picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick with its variety of restaurants and pubs many of which serve food all day is only a 15 minute drive. Also only 2 minutes away are the well stocked village shop, childern’s play park and the Tigh na Mara Hotel, which serves good food and has a cosy public bar with an open fire in the cooler months (dogs are welcome in the bar) For walkers the Mull of Galloway Coastal Trail takes in the sandy beach of Sandhead. The Southern Upland Way starts in Portpatrick.

For Golfers there are 3 golf clubs within 15 minutes drive.

 

 

Auld Schoolhouse

Sandhead Holiday Cottage

The beach is just 30 yards away across a very quiet road and and is surrounded by pure, Galloway fresh air. There is ample parking for 2 cars, the Gardens , both front and rear are enclosed and we have an additional private garden on the beach, and due to the Gulf Stream, the climate here is warm enough for palm trees to grow and we have some in the garden. There is garden furniture in the back.

There is a comfortable Lounge with an open fire, leather sofas, television DVD player and stereo.

The Dining Room has a large wooden dining table with plenty of room for six, with views overlooking the beach, but remember, you are just 1 minute stroll away from one of the best places to eat in this area of Dumfries and Galloway.

The Kitchen is very well equipped and spacious, with an electric cooker with a double oven, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster and a small breakfast table.

There is a utility room with a washing machine, dryer and plenty of drying room to keep everything clean.

The Master bedroom is very spacious and elegant with additional single bed that has an extra pull out bed, so up to 4 can sleep in this bedroom if required.

Henrys Bay House Restaurant

Henrys Bay House Restaurant is nestled in the West Coast town of Stranraer.

The menu features locally sourced fish and meat prepared and cooked freshly to order by local chef/restaurateur John Henry.

The restaurant also boasts the finest sun terrace in the area for alfresco dining and views overlooking the picturesque Loch Ryan where you can watch the ferries going to and from Northern Ireland and Cairnryan Port.

The comfortable and stylish restaurant and bar are managed by his wife Jane and her team of attentive, welcoming staff.

Henrys Bay House Opening times

Henrys bay house is open Tuesday – Saturday
Serving Lunch 12pm – 2pm (Light Lunch Menu also available)
Dinner from 5pm – 9pm

Early Bird Special!

Early bird set menu available,
2 courses £13.95 3 Courses £16.95
5pm – 6pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Sunday Special Menu

Served all day Sunday from 12pm – 8pm
2 Course Meal £13.95
3 Course Meal £16.95

For details of their extensive menu and for full details, please see their website.

 

The Mull of Galloway Trail is 24 miles long. This spectacular trail runs from Stranraer to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland`s most southerly point. (more…)

The Tigh Na Mara Hotel is situated in Sandhead village on the shores of Luce Bay. The hotel is within arms length of a beautiful clean stretch of sandy beach, boasting breathtaking views across the bay.

The hotel offers eight en-suite rooms, maintained to a very good standard, with four located within the hotel and the others situated in the former cottages, joined onto the hotel. Every room has tea and coffee making facilities, colour television and irons and hair dryers are available on request. Pets are welcome in certain rooms and all of our rooms are non smoking. Fibre broadband is available throughout the hotel accommodation.

At the Tigh Na Mara hotel and restaurant we take great pride in the quality of the cuisine we offer. We utilise Scotland’s abundance of fine produce such as superb beef and lamb, fresh seafood and rich game combined with a vast selection of ingredients drawn from around the globe. Lunch in the restaurant is served between 12-2pm.  The full A La Carte menu is available during this time or if you require a lighter bite why not choose from our selection of sandwiches, served with a hearty bowl of home-made soup. Dinner is served between 5pm-8.30pm and booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. To begin, build up an appetite by sampling on of our starter dishes such as local smoked haddock wrapped on filo pastry and set upon a dill cream sauce or perhaps our strips of chicken and mushrooms accompanied with brioche bread and a creamy white wine sauce. For meat lovers we offer a wide variety of steaks, cooked on our char grill and fresh seafood is available from our weekly changing specials, which vary depending on the seasonality of the produce.  All menus can be downloaded from our website.

 

The hotel has a public bar where you can socialise with the locals, perhaps play some pool on our games room or simply relax with a dram, beside our warm and inviting log fire. During the summer months our beer garden is also popular, situated at the back of the hotel. We have also introduced dog friendly outdoor pods in our beer garden which are heated also in the colder months.

For the more active, why not experience the spectacular scenery of the Galloway Forest by foot, wander around one of the many stunning gardens, such as the award winning Royal Botanic Gardens, near Port Logan, or play a round of golf at one of four excellent local courses.

So for the ideal short break why not visit this un-spoilt countryside, were the scenery is breath-taking, the cuisine is local and freshly produced and most importantly the warmth and hospitality of the Fisher family and their team of staff.

 
 
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