Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel
, Corsewall Point, Kirkcolm, Stranraer.
Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel sits in a very special location, one might almost say unique, perched on a headland that overlooks the North Channel that separates Scotland and Ireland. While it is still a working lighthouse beaming out it's light to protect the ships and ferries coming into Stranraer, it is also a comfortable and friendly hotel with an impressive restaurant.
There are several ample suites (three of them with two bedrooms, to accommodate a family) and they all have outstanding views. The Lighthouse Suite is perched right above the rocky seashore while the North Channel Suite has a huge 30m2 conservatory that can be used for small business meetings as well as simply soaking up the spectacular scenery that extends to the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.
The en-suite double rooms also enjoy either sea views or views of the meadowland that surrounds the hotel. Firth of Cromarty has a private balcony and Galloway is equipped for disabled guests.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant, and tea and coffee, sandwiches and homemade scones are availably throughout the day. Whatever the meal, local produce is to the fore, including Scotch beef, Scottish salmon and locally-reared pork.
Walkers can enjoy some of the best trails in Scotland, and the hotel has pre-prepared maps of no less than 16 walks in the local area. Bird watchers will love the area too, and the nearby Galloway Forest Park has international recognition as a Dark Sky location for astronomers. There are gardens, castles, harbours, towns and villages all within easy reach and a car is recommended to get the best from a holiday at Corsewall Lighthouse.