KNOCKQUHASSEN FARM offers a rural haven, with wonderful food and a warm welcome! Only 3 miles from Stranraer and 9 miles from the ferry at Cairnryan yet set in a secluded location with panoramic views. Great location for walking, wildlife, visiting gardens and exploring the beautiful Galloway coasts and Forest Park. Fly fishing available on nearby reservoir (500 yds). Two rooms, both ensuite with TV, one double upstairs, one twin downstairs (can be converted to king with prior notice). Dogs welcome, no charge. Free Wi-Fi. Due to Covid 19 restrictions just the downstairs twin room is available with breakfast served at a table in the room.
South west Scotland is often passed by as visitors head for the Highlands but has plenty to offer in its own right! We think it’s a bit like Cornwall without the crowds! It really is worth spending a few days here (or more if you have the time of course!) to explore the variety of scenery from dramatic coastlines to forests and hills. There’s plenty for walkers, with or without a canine friend, but also for cyclists, mountain bikers and gardeners as well as those just looking for peace and fabulous views! Transport links are excellent via the A75 from Dumfries or the A77 from Ayr and Glasgow and take you along the beautiful Solway and Ayrshire coastlines and inland to the Galloway Forest Park. Ferries run to and from Northern Ireland from Cairnryan. The railway line runs from Stranraer to Glasgow and is a picturesque journey well worth making.
Directions & MapNearest town or village: Stranraer
From A75: head towards Stranraer. After Castle Kennedy and just before 30mph limit for Stranraer take left onto Commerce Road. From A77: head towards Stranraer, turn left onto A751 (A75) Dumfries, then at next junction turn right onto A75 towards Stranraer, follow road and just before 30mph limit for Stranraer take left onto Commerce Road. At next roundabout (A77 Stoneykirk Road) turn right, past Lidl on left, over next roundabout then first left into Belmont Road (not marked). Continue approx. 1/2m through houses. Immediately after sharp left hand bend turn right, signposted to Portpatrick (sometimes referred to as the Old Military Road or Old Port Road). On reaching brow of hill where road levels out take 1st right after Cottfield House (signposted to B&B). Follow road round sharp left hand bend (past No Through Road sign) and down a steep hill. Continue uphill for about 1 mile passing several farms. DO NOT turn off this lane! If you are using satnav it may tell you to turn right at Meikle Mark or Newfield but ignore this and keep straight on. Continue uphill past Little Mark Farm. The road now becomes narrow and twisty; please drive with care as you may meet vehicles or walkers (the lane is part of the Southern Upland Way). Continue downhill crossing a small burn then the road twists uphill for a further 1/4m until you see the house on your right across the valley. The road becomes a stony track for the last 500 yards, please drive carefully. At the junction in the track before a metal gate turn right into Knockquhassen Farm and continue straight down the drive. Knockquhassen Farm is the house straight ahead of you; please drive in, parking is available in front of the house.
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