Around the building
A south-west facing covered veranda fronts the building, ideal for sitting and watching the world pass by on the A77, and the ferries and oyster fishing boats drift by on the loch beyond.
Across the road is a small embankment which separates the road from the beach (mostly pebble and shingle). The embankment used to carry the Stranraer to Cairnryan Military railway. A ‘Dumfries & Galloway Countryside Path’ can be joined directly opposite the building, which provides a fantastic coastal walk towards the P&O ferry terminal and beyond, and towards Stranraer in the opposite direction.
The mild climate has given rise to several botanic gardens in the area, including Logan House and Gardens, and Logan Botanic Garden, advertised as Scotland’s most exotic garden, both of which are about 25 minutes drive away. Castle Kennedy, with its glorious walled gardens and monkey puzzle avenue is less than 10 minutes away, and just a few minutes further, Glenwhan offers possibly the most beautiful of all the local gardens. The magnificent Culzean Castle and country park is about a 45 minute drive. Please be aware that although some gardens are open all year (e.g. Galloway House Gardens), other local gardens are not open during the October to February period – individual opening dates are usually detailed on their own websites.