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“EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY!!!”
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Review of Elm Cottage

The gardens face West and enjoy beautiful sunsets
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17 reviews
The gardens face West and enjoy beautiful sunsets
Master Bedroom with Kingsize Bed
Bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes
Second bedroom with twin beds
Bedrooms look out across the rear lawn and fields
Shower room
Looking across the front lawn to our paddocks and the fields beyond
Summer blooms
The lounge looks out across the courtyard
The playing field has a playcentre for children
One of our annual clutches of baby swallows
Horse-riding along Sandhead Beach
Eight miles of sandy beach and views to the Lake District Hills
Boats in the harbour at Portpatrick
Looking out to Sea from Portpatrick
A summer sunset at Ardwell Bay
Ardwell Beach
The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse
Whitefield Loch near Stranraer
Ailsa Craig from Stranraer
The ruins of Dunure Castle near Ayr
Snow-capped mountains on the Isle of Arran from the coast road
'Harry the Heron' is a regular visitor to the surrounding fields and streams
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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Lynn N
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY!!!”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

The cottage was lovely and clean and very well equipped. Very relaxing and cosy. The Kids enjoyed the Sky TV, board games and playcentre. Everything necessary was provided and we enjoyed our stay very much The owners could not have been more helpful and friendly. Elm Cottage is great value for money and we will be booking again for next year!

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Liked best: warm and relaxing, very peaceful!!
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Adrian725
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“needs improvement”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

No welcome pack provided. Never stayed in a cottage before that has not provided a basic pack of how things work, local contact numbers, places to see etc
Basic electric heating with no thermostat controls in bedrooms, free standing and impossible to position them safely with children. Bathroom taps fitted on kitchen sink so have to empty sink to fill a kettle. Feels very much that this cottage has been done as cheaply as possible - there are much better and more interested holiday cottage owners out there

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
25 Apr 2014
Thank you for your review. I am however, very disappointed to read that despite receiving a warm welcome and a guided tour of the cottage and the facilities within, that you were still unable to operate the simple, self-explanatory controls. The bedroom heaters provide ambient heating only and do not require manually-operated thermostats. They are perfectly safe around well-behaved children!

Tourism information, a map of the town and menu’s for local restaurants was provided - and found! - in the lounge, along with instructions on how to operate the washing machine. The cottage was spotlessly clean when presented to you!

In order to avoid any future disappointment perhaps it would be pertinent not to choose the lowest priced accommodation and to observe more closely the photographs provided by the accommodation provider.
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cng383
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent peaceful location!!! Exceptional value for money.”
Reviewed 8 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights with 3 young children. This cottage is very warm and cosy and has everything you need for self catering and more. It is also only a few minutes drive from Stranraer town, where you will find a selection of shops. It was more than we expected, would definitely stay again.

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Liked best: Comfort, Sky tv, location.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Nov 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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