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Stay at the Auld School House

A beautiful Victorian School House sleeping up to 8 people and perfect for a family break.

Enjoy the freedom of self catering

Separate Dining Room,  the perfect opportunity tohave quality time as a family

Situated in the peaceful village of Sandhead

Large spacious rooms making your stay as comfortable as possible

Self-Catering Holiday Cottage for up to 8 People

Relax by the open fire in our comfortable, cosy sitting room.

A warm welcome awaits you at the Auld Schoolhouse.  A beautiful Victorian school house, that has been tastefully modernised into a Luxurious Beach house sleeping up to 8 guests, in three bedrooms. The perfect location for a family holiday, in stunning location, and very friendly small village. The Auld Schoolhouse is pet friendly, and we love your waggy-tailed friends to visit too. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement, for a small additional cost.  With up to 7 miles of sandy beach on your door step, there are plenty of walks too.  Auld Schoolhouse is a no smoking property, the rental price is inclusive of all heating, electricity & bed linen

Free wifi is also available.

Extremely spacious and tastefully modernised self catering property in Sandhead.

On the doorstep of our beach rental house The small, beach front village of Sandhead is a quiet gem set in the south west of Dumfries and Galloway, but is also the gateway to an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The perfect base to totally unwind, and explore the beautiful surrounding area.

Chill out on our luxurious leather sofas,  watching the tv or your favourite DVD, while keeping warm by our open fire. If you peek out of the window you will see that the beach is only 30 Yards away.

Enjoy the freedom and privacy of self-catering accommodation at The Auld School House - Sleeps up to 8 people - Bring the whole family!

A lovely relaxing Living room, the perfect place to unwind.

Chill out on our luxurious leather sofas,  watching the tv or your favourite DVD, while keeping warm by our open fire. If you peek out of the window you will see that the beach is only 30 Yards away. 

The Auld Schoolhouse has a separate Dining Room,  the perfect opportunity to have quality time as a family whilst dining together around the large dining table, enjoying some of the local produce that you will find for sale in Dumfries and Galloway,  or if you would prefer you are only a minutes stroll from the village pub, a great place and it has a great reputation for fantastic food too! 

The Kitchen is very spacious, and equipped with Electric Cooker, a double oven, fridge freezer, toaster kettle, and of course a whole range of pots, pans, crockery and utensils too.  There is also a small breakfast table in the kitchen, perfect for the tattie scones, and bacon first thing in the morning. 

Utility Room, complete with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and microwave.  There is also a downstairs shower room and toilet.  

Half -Landing Situated on the half landing is a large spacious bathroom,with a toilet.  

The property has three bedrooms as follows: 

Family Room

A large spacious elegant room, with a double bed and a single bed, with additional pull out bed, with views over Sandhead beach,  Perfect to keep an eye on the younger members of the family. 

Double Room

Is a lovely light spacious room that has lovely views across Sandhead beach.  This room has a luxurious King size bed, and benefits from the morning sunlight. What better way to start the day?  

Twin Room  

The perfect ‘den’ for the children, with twin beds and loads of wardrobe space. There is also a shower room upstairs. 

Please note: There is also a shower room with wc on 1st floor

The Auld Schoolhouse garden is lovely, secluded and totally enclosed with parking for up to 3 cars.  Just across the road from the Auld School House is an additional garden space fully enclosed and quite secluded,  ideal for catching the late evening sun, just a stones throw from the beach the perfect place to  just chill out and relax, and if you want to feel the sand between your toes, there is direct access from the garden to the beach.

Situated in the peaceful village of Sandhead, right on the sandy shores of Luce Bay, the Auld Schoolhouse is perfect for a family getaway.  

The village boasts a popular pub/restaurant, the Tigh-na-Mara, which serves good food, you can also have a drink or meal in public bar where dogs are welcome too.

There is also, a well-stocked village shop.

All are only a very short stroll away.  The house is also, only 30 yards from the fantastic sandy beach, which also has a children’s play park on the beach front.


on the doorstep of our beach rental house The small, beach front village of Sandhead is a quiet gem set in the south west of Dumfries and Galloway, but is also the gateway to an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Mull of Galloway is Scotlands most southerly point where you can see Puffins nesting in the cliffs.


This area of Scotland is beautiful, the climate is warmed by the Gulf Stream and everybody has the air of being relaxed and friendly. All the beauties of the area, the high granite mountains of the Galloway Hills, the Galloway Forest Park (which is the UK’s largest forest park), the Solway coast and the tranquil freshwater lochs are all easily accessible from the Auld Schoolhouse.


Dumfries and Galloway can be enjoyed either on foot, by bicycle or by car, there are some lovely walks around the varied coastline and when the tide is out you can walk across the sandy dunes. If you drive you will enjoy the ambling by-ways and quiet back roads. You will be surprised at the lack of queues and traffic jams!


Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the area enjoys a mild climate and has all year round attractions. There are over 30 Gardens to visit. Within 5 miles, you will find Logan Botanic Garden & Potting Shed Bistro, Logan House Gardens, Ardwall Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens (Lochinch Castle - Home of the Earl of Stair) and Glenwhan Gardens. You will also fine Port Logan  which was the location for the BBC drama 2000 Acres of Skye. Beach house rental at its best !


Is there a place as beautiful as the Cotswolds? as stunning as the Lake District? as remote as the Hebrides? as wild as the Cornish Coast? It's all here in Dumfries and Galloway except one thing - the crowds !


Just a minute stroll along the road from our beach rental house takes you to one of the best 'eating pubs' in the area, the tighe-na-mara, Tigh Na Mara also do excellent carry out meals (Tig to go) and they have an all weather beer garden at rear of restaurant.


Although you could spend the entire holiday going absolutely nowhere, just enjoying the beach in front of the Auld School House. There are activities such as horse trekking,  sea trips to see seals and dolphins, and a selection of great beaches and rocky coves. You can feed the fish and octopii in Port Logan fish pond.


This region is renowned for its art and artists, and you may just come across magnificent works as you are out and about. The 'Spring Fing' opens over 50 artist studios to the public but art is part of our culture and will not be far away. Kirkcudbright is famous for the 'Scottish Colourists'. You can even find a Henry Moore or a Goldsworthy on a walk


Dunskey Castle is one of the fine ancient buildings in this area of South West Scotland, there is a fantastic walk along the cliffs from this Castle into the bustling harbour of Portpatrick where you can have a fantastic meal in one of the pubs overlooking the harbour. A little closer is the lighthouse at the mull of Galloway which is open to the public in peak season.


Great peaceful location with a lovely view. The cottage has everything you would need for a relaxing holiday in the countryside away from it all. Warm and cosy with plenty of space, comfy beds and a well equipped kitchen. Plenty of local beaches, wildlife and scenery to see. Logan Gardens are lovely and the food is delicious. The red kite feeding at Laurieston is unique and quite a sight to see. The Logan Fish Pond is a peculiar tourist attraction and we were glad we went but it was a bit of a surreal entertaining experience.

March 2018

Booked this cottage on the last minute for my husbands birthday after our plans changed and so glad we did! The place is amazing and so relaxing, far too big for just the two of us but we happily rattled around in supreme comfort. Arriving on the only day it has ever snowed at the cottage I have never been so warm, we had to keep turning down the heating and only had the open fire on once. As everyone has already said the most fabulous thing is just to sit in the two chairs and watch the ever changing scenery and animals through the picture window, I think we only saw two cars pass by whilst we were there! Most of the local attractions were closed at this time of year so we spent our time walking and exploring the local coastline. Met some fabulous locals in Drummore and bought some crabs and lobster from a local fisherman. Loved it so much we've already booked again for September.

March 2018

We had a fantastic time at Knockinaam House! The house itself was spotless and everything you needed was there to hand. Beautiful wildlife surrounds you, and great walks nearby. We visited Stranraer often and used the swimming pool and local shops there. Portpatrick is beautiful to visit, as is Sandhead for a great beach option!

September 2017

The house was the perfect size for our group of eight and was lovely clean and modern. The kitchen was well kitted out with everything needed to cook for eight...the slow cooker was a god send! The location was beautiful and peaceful with a lovely sunset over the sea. Portpatrick was a short drive answer worth a visit. Would definitely recommend a stay!

October 2017

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