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“We love the Shack!”

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The Shack
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24 reviews
The Shack
Front Entrance
View of Shack from track at rear
Rear decking area
living room
Kitchen
Bluebells in May
Main Bathroom
bedroom 2
Friend calling for breakfast
Bedroom 1 with en-suite
Snowdrops in February
View from Breakfast bar
A walk in the woods
gatehouse residents
Sandgreen Bay 3 miles walk or cycle
The drive to The Shack
local beach at dawn
Holy Cairn Megalithic tomb 15mins. drive
Local resident enjoying dinner on the decking
The Shack
Sandgreen Bay at night in June
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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SavvyScot
1 review
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“We love the Shack!”
Reviewed 5 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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person found this review helpful

This was our third visit to The Shack and we seem to enjoy it even more each time. Great location for walks through the woods or exploring further afield by car. A cosy home from home. Our two children were crying when we had to leave this time.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chris F
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great holiday”
Reviewed 13 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Just returned from a great four day break. Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you could possibly want included.
Very warm and cozy due to underfloor heating.
Close to the village just make sure you take a torch with you, it is very dark.
Vast array of visiting birds and of course the stars of the show, the squirrels. There is food provided but worth taking your own. Kept us amused for a couple of hours every day.
Set up a camara trap in the garden and got some good pics of a stoat eating with the squirrels.
Probably won't be going back but that is purely because it doesn't take pets.

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helenp632...
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Cosy & comfortable 'cabin' in beautiful woods”
Reviewed 16 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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person found this review helpful

Such a lovely place to stay in an wonderful area, The Shack is warm, comfortable and very well equipped. Helen and Brian have made this a home from home and are very helpful and easy to deal with. If you love wildlife and the woods then this is heaven - red squirrels will visit you for breakfast! (as well as a thoughtful welcome basket of wine and shortbread for you, there is also a tin of bird food and nuts !)

A short walk through the woods takes you to Gatehouse, and further afield there are beaches, forests and nature reserves. We spent our days in the amazing scenery of the area watching the wildlife, but loved coming home to the Shack for a cosy evening relaxing. Bliss!

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Liked best: Peaceful location, and the views from the property
Liked least: Leaving !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cach68
Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 15 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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people found this review helpful

Another fantastic week at the Shack, our third to date, first class accommodate, location perfect for peace and quiet, birds and wildlife around the shack brilliant, plus village only a 10 to 15 mins walk through the the woods.

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Liked best: Location, wildlife, and accommodation
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Katlan201...
Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Beautiful retreat”
Reviewed 10 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

This cottage is beautiful inside and out. We found it maintained all of the character of a forestry commission cabin from the outside but all mod cons and comfort on the inside. The underfloor heating kept us toasty warm even during a blizzard and the little added touches kept out little one busy (searching for animal tiles or examining the shells on the window ledges and watching birds through the sky lights) Everything was well catered for and the welcome basket was a lovely treat. The woods surrounding the shack are beautiful with a stream running through with all of the spring flowers coming up. We even saw two red squirrels playing chase round the tree nearest the main bedroom window.

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Liked best: lots of light
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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