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The Shack

Overview
Cottage -
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
Listing #HL67904
About the Owner
Brian D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2008
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Visiting The Shack for the first time, along with my ninety year old mother, we found that the location, facilities and contents made it the best self-catering accommodation that we had used in more than fifty years of coming to Galloway. Red squirrels visited daily...More

Date of stay: July 2018
2  Thank Companion748131
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This cabin is in a perfect location. It has everything you need and more, it's quiet and close for beeches or woods. You can watch the wildlife in the cabin from birds to red squirrels and badgers at night. I would love to go back.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Adventure623287
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

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....More

Date of stay: March 2018
2  Thank Naomi P
Amenities
  • 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
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 King
    1 Full
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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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Call for reservations: 44 07768 695401
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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Access
Car advised
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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