Where is Little Laight?

Little Laight Cottage is just north of the village of Cairnryan in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, close to region's second largest town Stranraer.

Cairnryan is a ferry port which runs regular passenger services to/from Belfast and Larne in Northern Ireland so if you fancy a day trip you can just hop on the ferry for some shopping and sightseeing in Belfast or, if you're travelling from Northern Ireland, you're just 5 minutes away from your accommodation when you arrive in Scotland.

If you're travelling from Scotland, from the north, the cottage is less than 2 hours drive from Glasgow and only 2 hours 50 minutes from Edinburgh.

From the south of Scotland, and from the north of England, the cottage is just 1 hour 45 minutes from Dumfries or 2 hours 20 minutes from Carlisle.

Getting Here


There are daily ferry services practically to the cottage door from Larne or Belfast in Northern Ireland operated by P&O Ferries and Stena-Line. You'll find timetables and ferry information on the following websites:


If you're travelling by rail you'll find a daily service to/from Glasgow from nearby Stranraer with a connecting bus/coach service to Cairnryan.

Train timetables and rail travel information can be found on the following website:


There is a regular bus service between Cairnryan and Stranraer that connects with both ferry and rail services.

There are also regular bus services to/from Glasgow and to/from Dumfries and Carlisle. You'll find bus/coach timetable information on the following website:


Little Laight is accessible by a private track approximately 1 1/2 miles above the A77, deliberately kept fairly rough to deter unwelcome visitors. Perfectly serviceable in a normal car it is not suitable for sports cars. The gate into Little Laight is to be kept shut with cars inside to protect them from sheep and cattle.

From Glasgow

  • Get on the M8 from Port Dundas Rd and A804 (5 mins)
  • Follow M77 and A77 to Cairnryan (1 hour 45 minutes)

From Edinburgh

  • Get on the M8 from W Approach Rd and A71 (25 mins)
  • Follow M8, M77 and A77 to Cairnryan (2 hour 25 minutes)

From Carlisle/Dumfries

  • Get on the M6 from A7 (10 mins)
  • From M6 take the A75 toward Stranraer, approx 90 miles (1 hour 45 minutes)
  • Just before Stranraer head north onto A77 and Cairnryan (10 mniutes)
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