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“Absolute relaxation”
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71 reviews
Big Ralph with one of his Ladies.
Penkiln Cottage at Kirkland Farm.
Penkiln Cottage at Kirkland Farm.
Barbara and sister Doris.RIP
A sizable Rainbow Trout from our Loch.
Downstream of our river (the Penkiln)
View towards Knockman Wood from our Loch
View towards the Merrick and Cairnsmore Hills  at the Farm.
Fully fitted shower room.
Bunk room.
Our extensive lounge.
Kitchen.
Double Room.
Near bye Mossyard Beach.
Near bye Port Patrick.
A wild Goat at the Goatpark.
Big George saying hello to guests through  our cat flap at the Farmhouse.
A Deer Stag at the Deer range.
One of our many Barn Owl chicks!
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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moi54
Musselburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Absolute relaxation”
Reviewed 18 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Just returned from a 5 day visit to this lovely cottage. If you like being in the middle of nature this is the place to go. Lots of birds singing, owls, bats plus a pig but a short distance from town then this is the place to be. The cottage was warm, clean and well equipped. Mark was there to welcome us and had left a few goodies. The jam mmmm. No wfi but it was nice to switch off. Will certainly be booking for next year. Thank you mark and Diane for a lovely time

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Liked best: Peace and tranquility
Liked least: There wasn't anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
20 Jun 2016
Dear Guests . Glad to see you have had a relaxing time at our cottage . We try our best to make sure our guests get the relaxing time they require , and we always try to give as much advice on places to visit and things to do as we can. Many thank's , and we hope to welcome you both back again in the near future .
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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Mrs Tamsy...
1 review
“Fabulous!!”
Reviewed 10 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A Fabulous holiday. Mark and Diane have a beautiful cosy cottage well equipped with everything required. They were very hospitable and offered good advice on places to visit . The location is perfect, nestled just outside of town to be remote and in the heart of the scenic Scottish countryside but only a short drive to town and access to all major routes for great days out. We were fortunate to have the perfect weather which only enhanced the holiday. We shall miss the evening walks down the lane watching the dear.
We have recommended to everybody we've seen.

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Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
19 Jun 2016
Dear Guests . Many thank's for your lovely review of our cottage at Kirkland Farm. We always like to see our guests have had a nice stay, and we very much appreciate the time people take to post their reviews . We hope to welcome you all back to the farm in the very near future .
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst
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robertgod...
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mr”
Reviewed 30 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Absolutely wonderful place being overlooked by beautiful hills and forests and fields yet only a 10 minute walk into the town of Newton Stewart.
The property is of a very high standard, immaculately presented and very cosy and comfortable. An extremely relaxing property.
Mark and Diane are truly wonderful hosts, very friendly and most helpful if needed but you are very much left alone to enjoy your stay.
This is a working farm so all are asked to please respect the livestock and other animals.
There is so much to do in the area and Mark is a font of knowledge when it comes to the locality. All be it he is a fellow Prestonian ! !
The question for us is when are we going back .

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Management Response
9 May 2016
Dear Guests . Many thanks for such a great review of Penkiln Cottage at Kirkland Farm. We are very pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us , and we look forward to seeing you all again soon . Hopefully we will get to go sea fishing next time !
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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john o
stokesley
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Holiday - Despite no chickens”
Reviewed 14 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Just got home from a glorious stay in this great little spot. House very comfortable and had all we wanted. The best news is that there is no WIFI. (Mark please do not get it.)
If you want to relax in an area of outstanding beauty and in a cottage that truly allows you to turn off and get away from the busy world then head here.
The cottage is truly functional without being luxurious but the main things are that it is warm and has plenty of space to be together and as a family of 5 and a dog this is important.
The host is a Lancastrian which is always a good start and is friendly and helpful when you see him. But not intrusive and gives you a warm welcome and tells you about respecting the livestock and to remember it is a working farm.
No chickens or eggs but having learnt that an intruder of an animal kind had been on the hunt in the area this was not really a concern. (for us anyway.)
We will return and it cannot be soon enough.

Thanks Mark.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
9 May 2016
Dear Guest , Many thanks for your review hear with us at Kirkland Farm . It is always a pleasure to welcome new people who come to stay with us , and we are glad you enjoyed your stay ( More hens on the way ) We hope to see you all again in the very near future .
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst
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adam m
Apopka, Florida
1 review
“wonderful accommodation, with a warm welcome”
Reviewed 9 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

What can i say, last moment booking for just a week before we fly back home to FL. My family and I were very impressed by the high standard of the "cottage"-spotless comes too mind. Tastefully decorated, clean and has everything you might need for your stay. Great location, nice views, long walks, typical Scottish weather but well worth it. Mark, the owner was a character, he had a wealth of knowledge on the area and places to visit-the week flew buy-looking forward to stay longer next time and perhaps in the summer.

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Liked best: above my expectation
Liked least: too short a stay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
9 May 2016
Dear Guests . Another great review for us at Kirkland Farm , with our holiday cottage . We are glad you had such a good time , and we would love to see you all again sometime in the near future .
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst
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