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“Fabulous place to get away from it all”
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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JG147
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fabulous place to get away from it all”
Reviewed 1 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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I booked this house for me, husband, daughter & her friend, with my husband's mum, dad & brother as well as our cock-a-poo Eric. The house fit us all perfectly, it's lovely to look at at and very tastefully finished - really good quality fittings, furnishings, appliances and kitchen equipment. The log burner was set up for us to light with spare logs to top up, we bought more from Tesco at Castle Douglas for £4/bag, we didn't have it on every night as it wasn't cold and even though it was end of October the house retains heat, I wondered how we'd keep warm as there are no visible signs of heating - no radiators, but it was fine. The location is quiet, definitely need a car, but it was beautiful being Autumn, we even caught sight of deers in the wood at the end of the drive and turn right. And being so remote it's very, very dark, so if there's a clear night you get to see 1000's of stars.
The local High Street, Castle Douglas is about 3miles away, lots of lovely gift shops, butchers, cafes. Beautiful places to walk the dog, Dalbeattie Forest, Kippford / Rockcliffe beaches, Loch Ken.
We'd love to stay here again

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Liked best: open plan living, warm & cosy
Liked least: Thought we'd miss having a dryer but the washing dried quickly on a maiden
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Callrys
Leeds
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“A tranquil, gem of a place!!”
Reviewed 7 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a wonderful week at Larch House. An tranquil spot with amazing views from every window. If what you need isn't here then you don't need it!! Can't wait to return.

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millylane...
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“scenic views, great location, peace and comfort”
Reviewed 2 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Quick and simple to book, really no other choice for a taste of luxury self catering holiday. Wouldn't hesitate to book again. Spent alot of time in Loch Ken at nearby Galloway Activity Centre discovered after meeting the owner Stewart, had a hand in making the new eco bothy there, very impressive. Thank you Stewart and Chrissie for letting your dream project, providing ease of contact and a relaxed approach.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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derekjohn...
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“perfect location, very spacious, modern, exceptional for a cycling holiday.”
Reviewed 23 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

stunning holiday venue for large groups. Owner very friendly and catered for our every whim. Very regular traveller and Larch House is up there with the best. Book it, trust me!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Elaine1_E...
Edinburgh
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Stylish and modern home in a peaceful and Idylic location”
Reviewed 22 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed here for a week and were very happy to have found this special place. It was hard to leave the log burning stove in the evenings and sitting outside in the sun with a coffee in the mornings.
It was so peaceful and the perfect location to be away from it all, but have a local town just a few miles away for great restaurants too.

Stewart and Chrissie were very helpful and made us feel at home, offering us lots of insights and tips, as well as the best cycling locations etc.

Hoping to book for the summer with friends.

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Liked best: very stylish, comfortable and peaceful with everything you may need provided
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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