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Barley cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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This delightful property offers its guests the perfect setting to experience the 'jewel' which is the small market town of Newton Stewart in the heart of the magnificent Galloway Hills, an which offers breathtaking sights and a wonderful range of activities available to all who visit. The property itself is host to a peaceful ambience and provides a spectacular view overlooking the Brewery Pool on the river Cree. The Brewery Pool is home to an array of wildlife which includes, salmon, ducks, swans, heron and is often occupied by eager fisherman. Regular refurbishment ensures a fresh appearance to the house that has been available to rent from April 2013. There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin. There is a box room for storage or it can be used as a room for a child on a floor...This delightful property offers its guests the perfect setting to experience the 'jewel' which is the small market town of Newton Stewart in the heart of the magnificent Galloway Hills, an which offers breathtaking sights and a wonderful range of activities available to all who visit. The property itself is host to a peaceful ambience and provides a spectacular view overlooking the Brewery Pool on the river Cree. The Brewery Pool is home to an array of wildlife which includes, salmon, ducks, swans, heron and is often occupied by eager fisherman. Regular refurbishment ensures a fresh appearance to the house that has been available to rent from April 2013. There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin. There is a box room for storage or it can be used as a room for a child on a floor mattress if family of 5 wanted to stay and were happy with that arrangement. There is a fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, fridge, hob and oven and a dishwasher. The property is fully central heated and has ample ventilation for the summer months. The lounge opens through patio doors onto a balcony where you can while away the day overlooking the river Cree and be entertained by the wildlife, experiencing the gentle and serene atmosphere. We can't wait to welcome our guests to what we believe to be the perfect location to experience the best of what Dumfries and Galloway has to offer. As a result of Coronavirus we have introduced measures to keep our housekeepers and guests safe. This includes the removal of soft furnishings and non essential kitchen utensils and not having a welcome pack on your arrival (sorry). We also have later arrival and earlier departure times - again we are sorry but we want to do everything we can to keep everyone safe and to reduce the risk of transmission of disease. Full details of changes we have made will be shared on booking. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We have made some changes to minimise the risk of infection from COVID 19. This involves the removal of some items that normally add to your comfort and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Our main aim at this time is to keep our guests and our housekeepers safe.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
rjs p
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed July 19, 2021

This is a lovely place to spend a holiday. The cottage was spotless and very comfortable. The view of the river from the balcony is to die for. Idyllic place to sit and watch the world go by. We saw fish jumping, multiple ducks and...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank Richard B
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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: October 2020
Reviewed August 9, 2020

Great cottage with the most relaxing view over the river. It was spotlessly clean and the owners had clearly made every effort regarding coronavirus safety requirements. We had a really lovely week there and would love to go back! Thank you 😊

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank nigelrooke
Reviewed October 31, 2019

Not very often that I can say that we found perfection but we did this time and I feel humbled that we have stayed here. Barley cottage is comfortable, quiet and excellently furnished. There is absolutely nothing that we could improve or even change. The...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Amandaajp
Reviewed September 15, 2019

Our second stay and hopefully not the last, perfect location, excellent cottage with everything you need. We loved it, thank you.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Barbieb2004
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

We absolutely loved our stay here. The communication and welcome was friendly. The house was spotlessly clean and very well presented. It is probably the best stocked house we have ever stayed in, everything had been thought of to make for a perfect holiday. The...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank ionay1
Road478938, VR Owner at Barley cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your detailed review and glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back some time. Susan

Reviewed May 19, 2019

We loved staying at this cottage! Lots to see and do in the area. Relaxing location by the river and pleasant short walk into shops, cafes and restaurants in Newton Stewart. Balcony with seating overlooking the river. Well equipped home and nicely decorated/furnished. The owner...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank SeaHand
Road478938, VR Owner at Barley cottage, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2019

Thank you for your lovely comments. Look forward to seeing you again some time soon. Susan

Reviewed April 20, 2019

From our arrival at Barley Cottage we were made to feel very welcome - bread, milk, butter, cheese and shortbread were provided for us. The whole place was spotlessly clean and very spacious. Lovely little balcony with gorgeous views was an added bonus. Nice big...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank gavinleith
Road478938, VR Owner at Barley cottage, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2019

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. Hope to see you again some time. Susan

Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic holiday let with everything we needed. Very comfortable - we felt at home right away. The owners even put up some seasonal decorations and left mince pies and snacks. Great view and handy for the town. Keep an eye out for the grey heron...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Road478938, VR Owner at Barley cottage, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2019

Thank you for taking time to write a review and we look forward to having you back some time soon. Susan

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Cheshire
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Date of stay: September 2018
Road478938, VR Owner at Barley cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Fishing Lake/River
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The town of Newton Stewart is the gateway to the area and a handy base for further explorations in the hills. The Galloway Hills take in 24 peaks above 2,000 ft and among them are ranges such as the Rhins of Kells, the Minnigaff Hills and the Dungeon Hills. The natural rock features of the The Grey Man and Devil's Bowling Green are worth looking out for. At 300 square miles, the Galloway Forest Park is Britain's largest. It stretches from seashore to mountain top, including moorland, lochs, rich habitats and offers endless recreational opportunities. The Galloway Forest Park is the UK's first Dark Sky Park. Even with the naked eye you can witness the Orion Nebula our Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy. Enjoy stunning scenery on a forest drive and stop off at one of three visitor cen...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barley cottage

Barley cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Barley cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Barley cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Barley cottage must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.