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“Lovely large house with character”
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Very good
5 reviews
Balcary Bay at dusk
Red Haven beach
Maun bathroom
Lounge
Kitchen
Hallway
Dining room
Conservatory
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 1
Rear garden
Front garden
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Auchencairn, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Chriodo
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely large house with character”
Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

It's a lovely house, with plenty of space. Great for children to explore the various nooks and crannies. It's also good for large groups, since there is space for everyone to do their own thing without getting in each other's way - lounge, conservatory, dining room and spacious bedrooms. The furnishings and decorations are old-fashioned in a good way - nice wooden furnishings. The kitchen and bathrooms have modern fittings. Everything was clean.
The location is good for various attractions around the area, as long as you have a car. The village itself is curiously quiet. There is just one shop and the pub has recently closed. There is a nice community garden behind the shop.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
12 Aug 2016
Thanks for your comments and understand the village pub is under negotiation with existing owners and will hopefully reopen soon.

Andy
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City_love...
Larbert, Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fabulous well equipped home from home!”
Reviewed 11 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed at Trinafour for 4 nights in August with our extended family and had a great time. House is very big, lots of space to accommodate two families easily. Bedrooms are huge with very comfortable beds and furniture and a very well equipped kitchen with everything thought of. The drive is very steep, and quite tight for two cars, but we managed to park them both with a bit of manouvering and without too much problem. We took our mountain bikes too and were able to store these in the shed at the top of the drive. It was sad to find the local pub/hotel "The Smugglers" had been closed down, the nearest hotel (Balcary Bay) is about 2 miles away but definitely worth a visit. Not much in the village itself other than a very small shop/post office so just make sure you take plenty of essentials with you. Kirkcudbright or Castle Douglas are nearby, they both have supermarkets if you need them. The beaches around the coast in this area are gorgeous, well worth exploring. All in all a fabulous time was had by all. We would definitely recommend and return!

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Liked best: Loved the mix of traditional oldy worldy house with some modern touches.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Aug 2016
Thank you very much for your review and pleased the house met your needs.
Hopefully the pub will reopen in due course...fingers crossed its sooner rather than later.
Look forward to hearing from you again.
Andy
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falkirk
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“family holiday”
Reviewed 27 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We booked the accommodation to attend the wickerman festival but this was cancelled so still went ahead with the weekend away. The house is in the village which has a shop but not a local public house. The house is beautiful and full of character. It has lots of space for adults and lots of hiding places for kids. The home made cake on arrival was welcoming. The house is well equipped and we had a great weekend. Lots of places to go for walks, bike rides or running which we found to be great for our party. There is a few other places near by you can drive to. All people in our party loved the weekend and would look to return againe

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Liked best: the character of the house
Liked least: not having local public house
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
12 Aug 2016
Thanks for comments and hope to see you again.
Andy
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Huw Edwar...
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“Great location; loads of space.”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The property was very spacious such that four adults and four kids (aged 4-12) didn't get under each other's feet. Even a shed to put the bikes in. The weather was very hot but the house stayed lovely and cool in the lower floor and tolerable on the top floor. All the facilities that you might need for a basic stay. Enough hot water for us all (though we kept the immersion burning).
It was not the sort of property that people used to Travelodge might appreciate. Some bits of decor are looking a bit run down and in need of TLC. (Home from home for us!)
All in all we had a great stay.
Ah yes..the one thing that gave pause for thought was the narrow and steep driveway, which you had to reverse down to get out. It was sufficiently gravelly that if you messed it up and wanted to go back up the driveway to re-position, you ended up wheel spinning....I wouldn't like to try that in snowy or icy conditions.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
7 Jun 2016
Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay. We are continually striving to improve our guests experience so your comments are welcome. We have a maintenance regime in place which includes decorating which seems never ending. Thank you also for your comments regarding the drive which was designed with room to turn around at the top......we have however plans in place to enlarge this area.
Thank you again for your review and hope to see you stay again.
Yours
Andy
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