Auld Schoolhouse Sleeps 8 (3 Bedroom)
About Elspeth Little
Hugh & Elspeth Little run the holiday houses along with their 2 children Tara(16) and Alec(15). We have 4 in total. Auld Schoolhouse, Beach Cottage in Sandhead, Helensdale near Drummore and Knockinaam Farm, near Portpatrick. Hugh is also a Farmer and Elspeth works part time in a local Bank.
Why Elspeth Little chose Stranraer
We bought Auld Schoolhouse in December 2006 (and totally refurbished it) then Beach Cottage in 2010. We love the location, with the Beach on the doorstep. Although we only live 3 miles away we have holidayed here the first week of July, with our children (and their friends - the overspill in a tent) since we bought the Auld Schoolhouse. We feel Sandhead has it all! 7 miles of sand on your doorstep, good pub/restaurant, shop tearoom and children's play park all within a very short walk. There is no though traffic - no noise at night except the waves lapping on the Beach!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Beautiful house and place
Absolutely beautiful house and location. Elspeth is a fantastic host. Very helpful and great communication with her. Definitely recommend a stay here 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and for your kind comments, it is really appreciated as it gives future guests an idea of what to expect from a visitors point of view. Kind regards, Elspeth
Beautiful house in a beautiful place
The property was very comfortable and everything had been thought of. The views across Sandhead bay are spectacular at any time of the day.
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Auld Schoolhouse , I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards, Elspeth
Auld School House, Sandhead- a lovely holiday
Great week in a lovely house, really well appointed with a very considerate owner. Everything we could have hoped for, even the showers didn't last long. The locals were all really friendly and good places to eat, and a well stocked local shop added to the enjoyment.
Handy base for local trips as well, good to see Portpatrick in particular which is looking great these days. Hope to visit the house again in the near future-thanks again Elspeth
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Owners Direct, and especially for your kind and positive comments about Auld Schoolhouse and the local area.
I look forward to welcoming you back to Auld Schoolhouse sometime in the future
Clean quiet getaway
This is an amazing getaway. It was clean and well equipped. A quiet location with a tea room which sells amazing cakes and yummy ice cream. The beach really is on your doorstep and its vast sand and warm waters where perfect for dogs playing and children paddling. So many fun attractions nearby like creams and cocoa bean...I would definitely be back. Missing the stunning seaview already
Auld Schoolhouse & Beach Cottage are situated practically on 7 miles of sand - Sandhead beach is less than 1 minutes walk from either house. Sandhead is situated on the Rhins peninsula with a variety of beaches within a 10 minute drive - if you wish a bit of variety from the one on your doorstep.
Car hire or use of car is recommended
Stranraer - 8 miles
Portpatrick - 10 miles
Mull of Galloway - 12 miles
Ayr 60 miles`
Major supermarkets - Tesco, Morrisons and Lidl are located in Stranraer - 8 miles away as are the major Scottish Banks.
Tigh-na-Mara Hotel in Sandhead is a very short walk away and serves excellent food.
There is a good selection of restaurants in Portpatrick (ap 10 miles away) - Campbells, Fernhill, Waterfront, Crown & Harbour House to name but a few.
In Stranraer there is Henry's Bay House
Knockinaam Lodge Hotel is just 10 minutes drive - Michelin Star Restaurant, renowned for fine dining.