A beautiful A Listed Tower Castle in a sought after rural location moments from the coast.

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Craigcaffie Tower, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 8QS

A beautiful A Listed Tower Castle in a sought after rural location moments from the coast.

Stranraer 3.5 miles, Prestwick Airport 56 miles, Dumfries 73 miles, Glasgow 85.5 miles

Ground Floor: Lobby | kitchen/dining room Pantry First Floor: Laird’s hall/sitting room | Study

Second Floor: Bedroom | Bathroom | Third Floor: Two bedrooms | Shower room

Sentry walks | Mature garden | Bothy (traditional outbuilding) with WC | About 1.3 acres | EPC Rating G

The property Until recently used as a high-quality Holiday Let, Craigcaffie Tower is a stunning castle in excellent condition, set within delightful gardens and grounds. This historic property enjoys a wealth of period features including crow stepped gables, castellated sentry walks, solid oak floors and beams on two levels, and original fire places. The accommodation lies over four floors, accessible by a stone turnpike staircase leading up the Tower. The property is entered through a lobby leading to the barrel-vaulted kitchen that is lit by windows on two aspects with a natural stone floor. This kitchen benefits from a range of base units with wooden worktops, a Belfast sink, and ample space for a large dining table. There is also a walk-in pantry, with room for fridge freezer, washing machine as well as storage.

On the first floor, there is the Laird’s Hall, an impressive yet welcoming and comfortable room for entertaining and relaxing. The Hall is brightly lit by windows on two sides and a large Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove is the focal point of the room. There is also a conveniently located study accessed from the Hall. On the second floor is the master bedroom – formally the Lairds parlour.

This is a charming room with the wooden flooring and exposed beams that can be found on all but the ground floor of the Tower. On the second floor there is also a family bathroom. On the third floor there is a landing that gives access to a double bedroom and a bunk room. These are served by a shower room. Two sentry walks are accessed from the landing and the double bedroom and these afford the Tower stunning views of the surrounding countryside and coastal area.

Historical Note Craigcaffie Tower was originally built in 1570 by the Neilson family on land granted to the Earl of Carrick by Robert the Bruce. The property passed through various hands before being purchased by the Dalrymples of Stair in 1791. The Tower was bought from the Stair Estate in the 1980’s. The property was extensively restored over a five-year period in the late 1980’s.

General Local Authority: Dumfries & Galloway Council. Tel: 030 33 33 3000.


Mains electricity. Night storage and under floor heating. Mains water (private branch). Private drainage. Council Tax: Band G. EPC: Band G.

Offers: Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents. Prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest in writing after viewing to the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be set.

Fixtures and fittings: Light fittings and curtains are included in the sale. All furniture and other household contents are available by separate negotiation.


Outside Craigcaffie Tower is situated in a peaceful and secluded position and is approached over a gravelled driveway offering private parking for multiple vehicles. The property’s surrounding trees and hedges provide both privacy and shelter. The gardens are extensively landscaped and include stunning Beech hedges and an established Knot Garden. Beyond the beech hedge is an extensive lawn that is also bordered by shrubs and mature trees. Near the entrance of the Tower, is traditional stone bothy with storage and a WC. This could be converted into accommodation; subject to the consents.


Location Craigcaffie Tower is located in an unspoilt rural location close to the bustling coastal town of Stranraer, near the ferry port of Cairnryan, and offers a range of retail, professional, cultural and recreational facilities. Stranraer also offers both primary and secondary schooling.

Glasgow, via the A77 along the Ayrshire coast, is about 85 miles away, whilst Prestwick Airport, along the same route, and has regular flights to a number of European destinations. The railway station at Stranraer has services within the local area and on to Dumfries and Glasgow.

Dumfries & Galloway is a region of contrasting landscapes ranging from the high tops of the southern upland hills to the sandy coastline of the Solway Firth. As such, the county offers a range of outdoor activities. The Southern Upland Way is Britain’s first official coast-to-coast footpath, which runs 212 miles from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath on the east coast.

Visit the Galloway Forest Park and enjoy walking, cycling, mountain biking or just relax and take in the wonderful loch and mountain views. Horse riding and pony trekking can be enjoyed in the area. There is river fly fishing to be had in the neighbourhood, whilst rock, sea and loch fishing can also be enjoyed in the area. For the golf enthusiast, there are the picturesque courses at Portpatrick and Stranraer along with several others in the vicinity. Loch Ryan has an active sailing club. The southwest of Scotland has a mild, Gulf Stream climate which promotes the growth of sub-tropical plants and trees. Within the region there are some spectacular gardens which are open to the public including Castle Kennedy, Glenwhan and Logan. Castle Kennedy estate, within half a mile of the Tower, provides sheltered scenic walks throughout the year.


Directions From Glasgow take the M77 (becoming the A77). Pass Cairnryan Ferry port and continue on for 2.4 miles. Take the turning to the left, passing a cottage on your left. The driveway to Craigcaffie Tower is the next turning to the left (passing over a cattle grid).

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