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Shore Cottage and garden 50 yards from the beach

Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Shore Cottage is ideal for 1 or 2 guests looking for a coastal holiday for 7 nights or more. It can be shared with up to 2 additional guests if you use the comfortable king size sofa bed.

Short breaks can be arranged with Alex through Galloway House Gardens Trust.

A pretty woodland shelters this cosy seaside escape from the sea breeze. From your kitchen window you can catch a glimpse of the water through the trees. This charming cottage on the edge of the original walled garden of Galloway House retains many period features. It has an airy, comfortable style with a subtle mixture of Scottish, seaside and garden cottage themed rooms. Logs are provided for you to enjoy the warming atmosphere of a real wood burning stove.

Shore Cottage is one of two attached cottages, originally home to workers in the adjacent Victorian kitchen garden,...
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Listing #HL218696
About the Owner
Alexandra W
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2007
Interaction with guests
Shore Cottage is owned by The Galloway House Gardens Trust, but all bookings are through Alex and team at Escape to Galloway. You are requested to call a few days before your stay to let us know your planned time of arrival. We can either leave the cottage open for you or tell you where you will find the keys should you prefer to arrive later in the evening. We respect your privacy and try not to disturb our guests. Alex and her husband Roy live within walking distance of the cottage and are usually on hand if you need help or suggestions of places to eat/visit. Roy is very knowledgable about the gardens and local history. The housekeeper also lives in the next village and offers back up support if required.
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

If you are looking for a laid back holiday in a lovely place with fab walks, peaceful and friendly, then this is it. Don’t miss the kite trail. Only downside is a VERY hard king bed.More

Date of stay: July 2018
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SunnyGalloway, VR Owner at Shore Cottage and garden 50 yards from the beach, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Shore Cottage is a favourite for couples with dogs. As you say, fab walks, on the beach and the surrounding woodland walks. Thank you for your constructive feedback regarding the bed. Our aim is to give you a comfortable stay. Sorry you found the bed...More

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 November 2017


Date of stay: September 2017
SunnyGalloway, VR Owner at Shore Cottage and garden 50 yards from the beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017


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Reviewed 24 June 2016

We had an amazing couple of days in this beautiful location. The beach is minutes walk from the cottage. The cottages are within a Victorian walled garden and are surrounded by the arboretum which is beautiful to walk through. The cottage is very clean and...More

Date of stay: June 2016
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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Pets: Dogs only (fee applies). No dogs upstairs or on furniture. Refer to booking form for further information. Additional fees will be deducted from the security deposit in the...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 King
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$351 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
The Galloway House Estate drive leads to the fishing and harbour village of Garlieston at just over a mile. Here you will find a good meal at The Harbour Inn with harbour views and an open fire on cooler days. Dogs and children are welcome. There is a beer garden in summer months. A post office and a village shop, offer essentials from milk and newspapers to wine and dog food. Folk music evenings are held from time to time in nearby inns. The village can also be reached along the shore path which is only a few paces from your cottage. A play park, bowling green and multi sport/tennis courts are also available to hire in the village. The Machars cycle route links up with sustrans and passes the end of the estate drive.

In the summer months the expansive sandy beach of Rigg Bay attracts a...
Getting around
There is a local bus service in the village and taxi fares are very reasonable.
If you bring bikes we can offer safe storage. There are some beautiful cycle trails nearby.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow Prestwick: 80.0 km
Railway: Barrhill: 44.0 km
Ferry: Cairnryan: 48.0 km
A car is recommended for making the most of the area and can be hired from the following airports and stations:
Glasgow Prestwick is approximately 2 hours drive served by Ryanair and Wizzair
Glasgow International and Edinburgh airport are approximately 2.5 and 3 hours
Nearest ferry port is Cairnryan
Train stations are at Barrhill, Stranraer, Dumfries and Carlisle.
For non-drivers a taxi service can be booked.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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