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“Quirky peaceful place”
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Caravan/mobile home -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Alison F
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Quirky peaceful place ”
Reviewed 15 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Loved it here. Quirky train carriage converted into 3 bedrooms, living room and kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, both en suite and 1 room with bunkbeds. Surrounded by fields, and a huge garden with barbeque area. Cosy and comfy. Loved wakening up to the sight and sounds of the bird song. Fully equipped with milk biscuits tea and coffee supplied. Close to Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright which has a farmers market one Sunday out the month. Would highly recommend giving this a try if you like peace and quiet and fancy staying somewhere a wee bit different.

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Management Response
16 Feb 2017
Dear Alison, thanks so much for the kind review of the Carriage. It is great to get such a positive response as we love it here and want everyone else to enjoy it as well. We would love to have you as guests again. Try the summer period when the weather is better and you can make use of the barbecue and Pizza oven.
Kind regards
Maggie
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Dawn I
Horbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“What a fantastic place ”
Reviewed 14 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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Just got back from a few nights with the in laws at this railway carriage it is in the most beautiful place but very close to all the things you need in castle douglas you have use of a barbecue and pizza oven plus a large garden to play with the children or the dogs it was lovely sat in the room of the carriage watching the birds getting there food out of the bird feeder and watching the cows in the field next door peering over the fence watching you eat your evening meal the carriage is very quite on a night even though it is in the person's garden you are definitely not overlooked or bothered by the owners I must also state that we have stayed in various hotel's all over the world and never had a shower as powerful or as hot as the one in this holiday let it's even better than our shower at home the carriage consists of 3 bedrooms 2 have a double bed and ensuite bathroom the 3rd has bunk beds this is truly a hidden gem that I am already looking at booking again

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Management Response
15 Oct 2016
It is really great to receive such an appreciative review. It makes all the hard work in keeping the carriage and facilities up to scratch well worth it. Big thanks to the weather for giving our guests such a good spell.
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HettyBet
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best self-catering we have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 1 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We fell in love with the carriage from the photos on the website and were not disappointed when we arrived - in fact it was more fantastic than we had imagined. The interior is lovely, all mod cons but also with plenty of original features. It is extremely comfortable and we felt so at home. The delightful owners, Maggie and Eric, had provided us with tea, coffe, milk and shortbread as well as a 'Welcome to Scotland' bottle of wine which was a very nice touch. They were always on hand if we needed anything but were never intrusive. We felt so safe in the carriage and never overlooked even though it is in the owner's garden. Being a lover of wildlife and a keen photographer I was in my element - I spent hours watching the many different birds who visited the feeder hung just outside the living room window and was thrilled to also see rabbits, hares, deer, red kite and even Shetland pony foals in a field next to the carriage. Our favourite visitor however was Sam, the rather elderly 3 legged cat who lives with the owners and who made us feel so welcome! The carriage is surrounded by lovely views and there is a nice walk along the route of the old railway line. I would recommend the carriage to anyone (and already have!) and would really love to go back.

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Management Response
2 Jul 2016
We really appreciate these kind comments. We arevery proud of the Carriage and it is so gratifying to get such positive feedback.
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Pedallerp...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun Place to Stay”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The owners kindly agreed to allow us early entry on arrival so that we could watch the Scottish Cup Final match from the kick-off and we were welcomed with Scotch pies for our half-time snack in addition to the more conventional wine and shortbread - a thoughtful and much appreciated gesture. The accommodation was as described and had everything we needed. The situation was convenient for Castle Douglas, Kitkcudbright, several of the 7 Stanes mountain biking areas, the RSPB site at Mersehead, golf courses and other local attractions. Our enthusiasm may be very slightly coloured both by the favourable result of that Cup Final and the glorious weather we experienced but all in all our stay in The Carriage was perfect!

Travelling group: Extended Family
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ailes70
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ms”
Reviewed 9 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Loved every minute of our holiday the carriage is fantastic exciting place to stay in beautiful surrounding countryside fully equipped and very comfortable owners are great available if required can't wait to return ! :)

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Management Response
10 May 2016
Thanks for your kind comments. We are always looking for ways to improve the experience for our guests so keep an eye on our website.
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