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The Shack

The Shack
22 reviews
The Shack
Front Entrance
View of Shack from track at rear
Rear decking area
living room
Bluebells in May
Main Bathroom
bedroom 2
Friend calling for breakfast
Bedroom 1 with en-suite
Snowdrops in February
View from Breakfast bar
A walk in the woods
gatehouse residents
Sandgreen Bay 3 miles walk or cycle
The drive to The Shack
local beach at dawn
Holy Cairn Megalithic tomb 15mins. drive
Local resident enjoying dinner on the decking
The Shack
Sandgreen Bay at night in June
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
The property was formerly a Forestry Commission Office and has been tastefully converted to a very attractive, cosy two double bed-roomed holiday home. This high standard innovative convertion was completed in August 2008. The main bedroom has en-suite bathroom with king size bed and the efficient underfloor heating throughout the property provides all year round comfort. The property is extremely light and airy as it benifits from south and west facing patio doors, with feature light shafts in the kitchen and living room. There is a modern well fitted kitchen with slate floor, where you can sit at the breakfast bar enjoying a wonderful view through the trees to the Galloway Hills or maybe spot a red squirrel leaping from tree to tree. As well as Red Squirrels there is Roe Deer and an abundance of bird life surrounding The Shack. During y... Read more
About the Owner, Brian D
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2008
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 46 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL67904
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Lancashire, U.K.
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in March 2018
person found this review helpful

We just got home after a 5 day stay at the shack. It surpassed all our expectations, the house was much bigger and modern than we expected, very comfortable, very clean and fully stocked with kitchen and bathroom supplies plus some very welcome welcome goodies. We stayed here for two main reasons- firstly the wonderful wildlife all around and secondly...

Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017
person found this review helpful

Just returned from our 3rd stay at The Shack! Very comfortable and spacious with a well equipped kitchen and everything you would need. Excellent location being private but within walking distance of Gatehouse of Fleet where there’s a range of pubs, local shops and cafes. Lots of walks on the doorstep and exploring to do. Also we went for a...

Mansfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
people found this review helpful

my wife, my son and myself stayed here for a week (24/6/16 to 2/7/16). the last 20 mins of our journey it rained, heavily! so when we arrived we just dived into the shack!! didnt get to look around properly till following day. the whole shack was comfy, cosy place.apart from traffic going down the lane, it was quiet, especially...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    1 King
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Short stays (minimum 3 nights, except for peak periods which include Christmas and new year) are available please contact the owners! 3 day breaks start at £290.00 during low season. Christmas and New Year rates include special festive.welcome pack.with christmas tree and decorations (but not compulsory)If we can assist with any arrangements to help make your stay more enjoyable please let us know.
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About the neighbourhood
The area is a golfer’s paradise with several courses within a ½ hours drive. These include the beautiful 9 hole Gatehouse course 5mins away and 18 hole courses at Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Newton Stewart and New Galloway and of course Turnberry is only an 1 ½ hour away.
Kirkcudbright (Scotland's art town)with its art galleries, castle and harbour is only 15mins away and Castle Douglas ( food town) with it interesting shops, Thrieve Castle and gardens, is 20mins away. If you head away from the coast into the Galloway Hills there is sailing and fishing on Loch Ken and walking and cycling in the Forest and hills.
Being washed by the Gulf Stream the area is home to some stunning gardens the most well known being the Logan Botannical Gardens.
The well known Galloway ice cream farm i...
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How to get there
Airport: Glasgow: 100.0 km
Railway: Dumfries: 30.0 km
Ferry: Stranrear: 60.0 km
The property is situated on the outskirts of Gatehouse of fleet. It is 5 minutes off the A75 Greta green to Stranraer road, approximately 1 hour drive from both Carlisle and Stranrear. Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are within a 2 hour drive.
Glasgow Prestwick, WWW.GPIA.CO.UK - Ryan air, & others

Glasgow Internatin, WWW.GLASGOWAIRPORT.COM - Easy jet, BA etc

Belfast City, WWW.BELFASTCITYAIRPORT.COM - Stranraer / Belfast Ferry

Belfast International, WWW.BELFASTAIRPORT.COM - Stranraer / Belfast ferry
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
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