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The Haven on Barsalloch Shore
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The Haven on Barsalloch Shore
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Very good
16 reviews
The Haven on Barsalloch Shore
The view towards the Mull of Galloway
The sun room and it's spectacular views
Sit out and enjoy the view
Sitting room
Dining/Kitchen
Double bedroom with sea views
Twin bedroom with sea views
Bathroom with bath and separate shower
The Haven from the shore
Luce Bay
The gate to your very own beach
The Gavin Maxwell Memorial
The view
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Port William, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Very good - based on 16 reviews
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suzanhobb...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“peaceful retreat”
Reviewed 11 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

this was perfect for my husband and I it was just our sort of place comfortable and functional, however his daughter, husband and 2 sons 11 & 7 found it just a bit too quiet. luckily it was carnival week in the port and they enjoyed crabbing and sand castle building.
the setting is just beautiful with an abundance of birds to spot

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Liked best: location
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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magt82015
Cottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing getaway”
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We had a wonderful week at The Haven this fabulous cottage is just what we were looking for,very clean and very comfortable with everything you would need . The conservatory overlooking the beach and the sea was our favourite room, looking out over the sea waiting for the herons usual early morning and evening arrival and because the weather was so good it was clear enough to see to the isle of man . To go to bed and hear nothing but the sound of the waves gently lapping at the shore "Pure Bliss" This is a gem of a cottage , we will be back .

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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QueenThoe...
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL!”
Reviewed 26 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Our stay at the Haven was just Wonderful! We went as a family with 2 adults and 3 children and it was loved by all.
It was much bigger than I expected and very clean and comfortable. Everything we needed was provided and much more! The Wifi was excellent and it was a lovely touch having the incoming calls only landline as neither of our mobiles had a signal. We had a small question so I emailed the owner and she called straight away and it was sorted out!
The area is lovely and we found lots to do with the kids (as well as making lots of sandcastles!) and they loved the little park just round the corner with views of the sea!
The views are AMAZING and it was so peaceful and relaxing but yet so exciting for the kids to be so close to the sea! We were blessed with lovely sunny weather for most of our stay.
We did find it quite difficult to find the property until I remembered a review I had read about it being accessed via the neighbours garden. We had a food delivery from Asda which was the only supermarket that would deliver to the postcode.
We would recommend and I am sure we will return!

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Liked best: The views, clean and comfortable.
Liked least: Trying to find the property.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Gill B
tranent
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely location”
Reviewed 13 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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people found this review helpful

We stayed at The Haven for one week from 11th April 2015, what sells this cottage is the beautiful location so peaceful and quiet right beside the beach. The cottage was clean and had been freshly painted. The cottage benefits from very good Wi-Fi. Although there is no phone signal there is a landline which will receive incoming calls. There is a very large fridge which was very handy.
The three bed rooms benefit from beautiful views of the sea, there is no bunk beds in the third room as in the photo, and this is now a single bed with pull out underneath.
The cottage is accessed through a neighbour’s garden which we didn’t realise and it took us a wee while to find the entrance. The cottage although in such a beautiful location would benefit we felt from a little upgrading such as central heating although there is a mixture of different plug in heaters and a calor gas heater which we could move around . Also a wardrobe to hang up clothes would be handy and the T.V. was very small but the lovely view made up for this.
When booking I would recommend you book through a booking company i.e. trip adviser as we booked through the owners website it took us a few emails before we got a reply. We booked in January 2015 for our stay at Easter and paid in full in February then we realised we had not received our 10% off as stated on the owners site. We were told this would be returned to us when the good housekeeping deposit was returned after out stay. This was returned three weeks after our stay after us having to ask for both good housekeeping and or 10% off.
The Haven is set in such a lovely location not to be beaten. We really enjoyed the conservatory listening to the sea and looking at the night sky.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No central heating
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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saj2014
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stunning location”
Reviewed 10 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Great views. Ideal if you looking to get away from it all. Very relaxing. Nothing but the sound of the sea and the birds. The cottage is a decent size for 5 adults with 3 bedrooms,bathroom, kitchen/living room, conservatory and utility room. All rooms have sea views. My favourite was the conservatory. Parking and a nice enclosed garden so safe for young children. Gate leads directly onto beach. Mostly stones and rocks with a stretch of sand when the tide is out. The only thing I would complain about is towels not being provided and a welcome pack would have been nice. Also access to the cottage is via neighbours drive which wasn't mentioned. Other then that we had a fantastic holiday

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