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Escape to Dundream

Dundream has already been awarded Visit Scotland 5 Star, Green Gold and Category 1 Unassisted Wheelchair Accessibility.

Dundream has four bedrooms with ensuite facilities and can sleep up to 8 people.   Full details of our five star facilities can be read in detail below.   Please browse through our gallery to fully explore the Dundream experience that awaits you.

Living Space

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As you drive north from Stranraer towards Kirkcolm along the banks of Loch Ryan, following the signs for Corsewall lighthouse then turning right down the lane , Dundream is glimpsed on your right, its purple heather colour drawing you to it. Then the final approach to Dundream reveals the wonderful open views of Loch Ryan, Glenapp Hills and the fleeting glimpse of the Irish Sea before parking at the rear of the property.

To access the front of the property you come round right on the splendid cedar decking surrounding the house and marvel at the spectacular views of the Irish sea and land to the fore. 

External sensor lights light up the decking and back door for entry during darkness hours with cool white contemporary lighting.

The front porch and patio doors have unassisted wheelchair access from the decking area.

Dundream House outside and inside flow together, the heather colour blending in against the heather clad Glenapp hills, is in part continued to the interior décor. And now into the house, the magnificent cedar decking has sibling wood continuity with attractive beech floors throughout the ground floor delivering a natural texture and warmth. Inside, outside merging together.

As you enter Dundream by the front porch and move into the open area you are taken by surprise at the spaciousness of the living area with fitted kitchen and island, dining area and large lounge with wood burning stove.

Moving about this open plan to explore the area you are at once captivated by the spectacular views projecting from every angle.

Green interior features:

  • Central heating and hot water is provided by air heat pump and solar velux panels.
  • Private water supply.
  • Reclaimed beech wooden floor.
  • Double glazing wooden windows.
  • High specification insulation throughout.
  • High rating electrical appliances.
  • Low energy bulbs.
  • LED dimmable bulbs.
  • Eco paint.
  • Biodegradable cleaning agents.
  • Recycling household and garden waste.
  • Anti- allergenic duvets and pillows.

Lounge

Lounge

 

To the front of the house is the expansive lounge area decorated in a grey astral reflecting sea and sky colour. The large patio doors with large full-length windows open out to what appears to be a floating decking over natural landscape to magnificent sea views on the horizon of the Firth of Clyde, Mull of Kintyre and Antrim Coast. Sitting relaxing on a comfy leather chair gazing out it is like viewing the curve of the earth.

The stunning, fiery sunset is spectacular between the headlands of Mull of Kintyre and Ireland whilst relaxing inside or outside on the expansive cedar decking area. In the winter the atmospheric views of the sea and open landscape can also be appreciated from the cosy comfort of the interior.

Side windows east and west frame views of curvaceous Glenapp hills, the garden and farmland. There is an roomy and most comfortable seating area with large three-piece oyster leather suite, oatmeal two-seater sofa, wing-backed recliner chairs and a huge bean bag. Entertainment is provided by Sonos audio system, 40" 3D television, blu-ray player with a family selection of DVD's, and wi-fi.

Dining Area

Dining Room

Moving from the kitchen to the open dining area that features a warm contemporary oak and walnut dining table with unassisted wheelchair access and high backed leather chairs comfortably seating eight persons. One can dine whilst gazing out the patio doors to the decking and garden area whilst capturing the late afternoon and early evening sun with sea views to Loch Ryan and Irish Channel.

The modern sleek contura wood burning stove with glass front and side windows situated between dining area and lounge provides a warming glow in the evening and winter months. The Sonos audio in-built system provides unlimited music of choice further enhancing the dining experience.

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Bedrooms

At Dundream we have three, beautifully finished double bedrooms and one twin bedded room that provide sleeping accommodation for eight people plus two double sofa beds if required. The Mull of Kintyre bedroom is an interesting rectangular shaped room, featured in a warm pink colour and is absolutely stunning in design incorporating feng shui principles. This is the master bedroom en suite.

Mull of Kintyre

Loch Ryan double twin bedded room is decorated in lemony paint, furnished in solid oak furniture. Loch Ryan's view is the Irish Channel and Northern Ireland and amazingly the mountains of Mourne in Ireland can be viewed on a clear day.

Loch Ryan

Ballantrae is a striking spacious bedroom decorated in a minch colour with views out to Mull of Kintyre, Ailsa Craig, Arran, Glenapp, the Ballantrae coast, Loch Ryan and beyond to the Isle of Man. These views are stunning any time of the day and in all weathers.

Ballantrae 

Glenapp is on the ground floor and super king size bed that kips and links into two single beds if required.  Glenapp and the adjacent shower room is in line with Visit Scotland Category 1 unassisted wheelchair accessibility. With views to Corsewell Lighthouse,  Mull of Kintyre, Ailsa Craig, Arran, Glenapp and the Ballantrae coast.

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Bathroom; Shower Rooms

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Family Bathroom

On the left at the top of the stairs this appealing family bathroom has everything one requires. On the walls are shiny, white, large, rectangular tiles with feature areas in a matching small, pearly tile. The floor is tiled in a graphic polish tile, which complements the pink pearly coloured wall. Semi pedestal bowl, wc and corner shower. The full, length carronite bath provides a splendid place to unwind on a summers evening with velux window opened just above the bath absorbing the country noises and even a little star gazing. This holistic experience is enriched with complimentary aromatic bath/shower products.

Holistic bath products

Shower Room

Moving from the open plan ground floor area towards the stairs, on the left, is a large attractive shower room with large rectangular natural coloured tiles is striking with its minimalistic design including recessed WC, washbasin with semi-pedestal, and open shower area with additional adjustable showerhead and non-slip tiles. A support rail in the shower with removable shower seat and adjustable showerhead provides support for additional physical needs when required. There is lovely under-floor heating. This is a most attractive Category 1 wheelchair accessibility shower room fit for everyone. Complimentary soap and shower products enhance this overall effect.

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The Kitchen

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The kitchen is expansive, sunny south facing, painted in warm terracotta fitted with attractive cream base units providing adequate storage.

The lower level island in the centre of the kitchen has a large ceramic hob and worktop for wheel chair accessibility and base kitchen units providing additional storage. The surrounding worktops are finished in attractive natural oak.

This kitchen is very well equipped with easy to use sink and lever taps, two double/ grill ovens one with sliding door, microwave, wine cooler fridge, large fridge at just the right height, freezer, dishwasher, percolator coffee machine for the coffee connoisseur, toaster and a food processor. In the cupboards you find plenty of quality crockery, cutlery, glassware, stainless steel pots and kitchen utensils. A complementary luxury hamper with delicious local produce awaits guests.

Complimentary hamper

Gardens

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Japanese Garden

The Japanese garden provides a place of peace to unwind in natural surroundings. It has a wheelchair accessible circular pathway continuous to back door and decking area.

Facing south is the original garden enclosed by a native fuchsia hedge with a stone wall providing the external boundary. Within the old garden a Japanese garden has been designed to induce a sense of peace and harmony with a quiet area for contemplation using natural materials incorporating the feng shui five elements water, fire, wood, metal and earth.

In the centre surrounded by a granite path is gravel shaped in wave formations representing water, old stones covered with moss characterising the mountains, an old stone bird bath filled with water, Japanese acers, wild grasses, a topiary tree and a little pathway with sawn tree trunks to create an overall calming effect. Specific plants and trees in the perimeter of the garden have been carefully planted according to the Bagua Map, which promotes positive change and Ch'I alignment.

In front of Dundream along the boundary of the fence, which separates the house and gardens from a field is a newly planted natural hedgerow with dog rose, hawthorn, beech and blackthorn. Grassy area surrounds the house and blends with a large natural meadow to the east of house providing ample area for children to roam and play in. Larch, oak, spruce, pine, beech, sycamore, hazel, lime, willow, cherry and holly have been planted in a perimeter surrounding the meadow. Wild flowers have been sown within the meadow as a contrast in the summer: a safe area for children to roam with a picnic area at the foot. A small padlocked shed provides storage for bikes.

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Greater Garden

Grassy area surrounds the house and blends with a large natural meadow to the east of house providing ample area for children to roam and play in.

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Unassisted wheelchair access accessibility

Unassisted wheelchair access accessibility

  • Parking with side entrance access on to non slip gradient decking on east side and front door entrance
  • Wide doors throughout, spacious accommodation, ample wheelchair turning space in every room on ground floor
  • Easy level access to all rooms and outside decked area via side and front patio doors and front door.
  • Large wet room with wheel-in shower, shower chair with arms, grab rails, and accessible wash-hand basin
  • Adult twin beds zip and linking to super king size with low level transfer height from wheelchair
  • Low-level switches and windows
  • All taps are lever design
  • Wheelchair friendly furniture and carpets.  One high level winged armchair
  • Kitchen has a central low-level worktop and low-level access under ceramic hob.  
  • All appliances – oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, dish- washer, fridge and freezer are designed for use from a wheelchair
  • Japanese garden with wheelchair friendly path and wheelchair access to decking surrounding entire house
  • Concrete paved pathway to adjustable level spin washing line
  • Raised herb beds for easy access to fresh herbs for cooking