The cottage is located one mile from the coastline of Luce Bay in Galloway close to the amenities of Port William, and approximately 20
miles from Stranraer and Newton Stewart. The tranquil village of Elrig and the attractive Machars countryside offer ideal opportunities for
walking, cycling, and other rural pursuits. Attractions include:
Local beaches - St Medans and Monreith Sands
The hilly, coastal golf course of St Medan (near Monreith)
The spectacular cliffs, lighthouse, and nesting bird colonies on the Mull of Galloway
Many attractive gardens including the exotic Logan Botanical Gardens, Glenwhan Gardens, and the gardens at Castle Kennedy
Picturesque port villages such as Port Patrick and Isle of Whithorn, both of which provide scope for sailing
Wigtown (Scotland’s book town) with its plethora of bookshops, associated Book Festival, and the nearby Bladnoch distillery
The walking trails, and internationally acclaimed mountain bike trails, at the Forestry Commission sites of Kirroughtree and Glentrool
The Galloway Forest and Galloway Hills offer exceptional opportunities for walking and cycling, with the Galloway Forest Park recently
designated as a Dark Skies area
Numerous lochs and rivers provide opportunities for trout and salmon fishing
The archeological site and visitor center at Whithorn based on the early Christian settlement established by St Ninian
The large garden, which incorporates the ruins of an old smithy, is an ideal place for relaxation, and playground for children. The croft is
comfortably furnished and equipped and includes a multi-fuel stove and open fire place. Dogs are welcome (by arrangement).
Elrig is a hamlet of around 30 houses. The unspoilt countryside has a low population density with a strong rural character and attractive scenery,
and supports a rich and wide variety of wildlife. The roads are free of traffic and the beaches relatively deserted. For visitors seeking peace and
quiet it is an ideal place to relax and unwind. The Maxwell family has strong historical links with the area. The author, Gavin Maxwell, who wrote
“Ring of Bright Water”, an account of his association with an otter, was a resident of Elrig.
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