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Burnbrae Mill Summer
Summer view from Burnbrae
Sandyhills Beach
Sledging at Burnbrae
Mountain biking in Dalbeattie Forest
Red Haven Beach
Loch Ken Aqua Park
Badgers photographed by Ian Dickie at Burnbrae Mill April 2017
The night sky by Ian Dickie at Burnbrae April 2017
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Beryl W
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“A lovely cottage in a stunning location, a memorable holiday”
Reviewed June 20, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

You would be hard put to find anything better than this cottage. It is in a truly rural setting but with every comfort, and very close to many places. The bedrooms are charming with extremely comfortable beds, all mod cons in the two bathrooms and kitchen. Spacious and airy upper floor lounge (wonderful view) and kitchen with quality equipment. It was so peaceful too, an ideal place to relax.

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Liked best: the location and the sheer comfort
Liked least: poor phone signal
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bleschu
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Comfortable home from home”
Reviewed May 20, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This property offered everything you could possibly need for a weekend break. The bed and the sofas were so comfortable I didn't want to leave! Lovely to sit in the living room watching the sheep and goats in the field and the dramatic thunderstorm we had on our last evening, while the night before we had entertained guests on the BBQ! Convenient for 7 stanes mountain biking at mabie forest, dalbeattie and kirroughtree all within a short drive. We'll be back!

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Liked best: Comfortable and well equipped
Liked least: No champagne flutes! :)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Jacquelin...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic getaway”
Reviewed May 14, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This has to be the cleanest house we've stayed in, and we've stayed in quite a few! We travelled as a family of 4 and all of us, kids included, commented on the quality of the sleep we had, the beds are super comfy! The house is well equipped and there were lots of welcoming extras provided. We were very impressed by the owners' attention to detail and would not hesitate to recommend the property to others.

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Liked best: Everything
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Travelling group: Young Children
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George_MR...
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Home from home...and a bit more!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This property ranks among the best we've stayed in, a very clean and modern cottage with good quality fixtures and fittings. Ideal base for touring, water sports, fishing etc. The owner Alan is very friendly and helpful. Very relaxing and comfortable. Recommended with no hesitation. Thanks again.

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Travelling group: Friends
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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James T
York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 for a stay in June 2013

It was hard to write this review as the mill is such a delight we almost want to keep it to ourselves!

Burnbrae is an absolute charm, a great find in a stunning location. Set in an idyllic spot in Dumfries and Galloway you could not wish for more.

The mill is easy to get to from the main roads and is close to the small market town of Castle Douglas or Dumfries – you won’t be stuck for shopping choices.

If you are a foodie you will love the selection of quality independent shops in Castle Douglas, there is also a Tesco for other necessities.

The mill is also close to the village of Haugh of Urr, there is a great pub there with a fantastic selection of local beers and good food should you decide not to cook.

The mill itself has been extensively appointed, everything is to a high specification and very clean. Everything is immaculate, you can certainly see the attention to detail that goes into providing great self-catering accommodation.

We cant praise this high enough, we are eagerly awaiting our return this June.

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susietsmi...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Beautifully presented property, lovely countryside”
Reviewed March 23, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Had a very relaxing weekend at the mill. It has everything you need and was spotlessly clean. Comfy sitting room overlooks the countryside. Spacious and well equipped kitchen. Two hotels serving good food within 2-3 miles. Lots of lovely walks if you get the weather. Some nice wee towns to visit. Friendly owner. Have already recommended Burnbrae to several friends.

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Liked best: The house is beautifully presented.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Fiona W
Cupar, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely, clean holiday House! Fantastic stay.”
Reviewed February 20, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Had a few days visit to burnbrae mill at half term. Really pleased, lovely place, owners thought of everything and the family loved the idea of the bedrooms on ground level and lounge and kitchen upstairs, worthy of a stay with lots to see and do in the area. Had a really enjoyable stay.

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Large groups
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