West Gable

Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland (Ref. 4423)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A wonderful church wing conversion, in a quiet corner of the pretty village of Gatehouse of Fleet, in the midst of the picturesque Dumfries & Galloway countryside.

Renovated with much thought, and keeping plentiful original charm and character, this delightful Gatehouse of Fleet cottage has original windows and oak floors, as well as the remains of the original pews in the grand entrance hall.

On the second floor of this Gatehouse of Fleet cottage, a sitting room offers some fantastic views over the river, and a lovely riverside garden offers private mooring for small boats.

The village is just a few minutes' stroll from this Gatehouse of Fleet cottage, and provides shops, pubs and restaurants together with excellent fishing, mountain biking and walking.

Visit Cally Gardens, the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre or Fleet Bay's sandy beaches.

A superb Gatehouse of Fleet cottage for a romantic or family break.

Note: Property is on same site as Ref.

2038, and together they accommodate 14.


Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with additional pull-out stacker bed (suitable for child under 12), 1 x 2nd floor double with en-suite (shower, basin & WC). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Ground floor WC/basin. Kitchen/diner (seats 6) with snug (seats 6). Utility room. 2nd floor sitting room. Hallway.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, library of books/games
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden & patio with furniture & BBQ
  • Cot
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shops, pubs & restaurants 2 mins walk
  • Note: Garden leads directly to river, children must be supervised
  • Note: Arrangements for taking own boat to be discussed with owners
  • Note: Property suitable for max. 6 plus 1 guest under 12 (inc. infants)
  • Note: Arrival at this property is after 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Superb -- highly recommended”
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    • “Lots of positives to agree with in others' reviews below. Delightful property, nice location -- the town has plenty of pubs with at least one excellent restaurant. The Mill, two minutes' walk away, does breakfasts and lunch if the weather is a bit Scottish. Lovely beaches nearby, a few without a surrounding of caravans: we found one (at Nun Mill Bay) for the traditional beach bonfire and barbecue. The Galloway steaks that we cooked there from the butcher (J Hall) at 49 St Mary Street Kircudbright were out of this world. All recommended +++ !”

    EllisW69, Cambridge, UK, September 2014

    • “Excellently appointed Holiday Let in a wonderful setting”
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    • “A converted Church that inside looks nothing like the outside. Interior is very modern with plenty of space. Ground floor has a large entrance vestibule suitable for storing shoes and coats etc. Main entrance hall with staircase and at the end of the corridor a downstairs WC with utility room - washing machine. Large kitchen diner and attached sitting area with two large sofas and a small TV/entertainment centre. Large table with plenty of chairs and a long pew bench. Views from windows of river. First floor - large twin bedroom. Double bedroom.Bathroom with WC and bath. Second floor - large double bedroom with en suite. Good sized sitting room with views of river. TV and DVD. Two large sofas. Decor is modern and bright. Mixture of modern wooden floors and carpet and stone floors in kitchen. Excellent range of cooking bits and pieces. Comfortable beds. Very quiet but in the centre of the village. Private parking for two cars "end to end". If coming back to this area and available we would book again. There was only two of us but this let could easily accommodate six with plenty of space for all. Ideal for two couples. Highly recommended.”

    Darkisle, Leeds, September 2013

    • “Very comfortable, modern feel in a great location”
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    • “We recently stayed with family at this property and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The location is picturesque and accessible. The facilities were spacious and comfortable. We had 6 people staying in the home and it had everything we needed. Having three bathrooms ensured that all of us had enough space to get ready without having to wait. The beds are quite nice and I was able to get restful sleep. West Gable has been very creatively decorated and each room has it's own unique and modern feel. When seen from the outside the building is an old church, but completely different inside. I would highly recommend West Gable to friends and family. Only downside is they lack a tumble dryer (a laundry drying line is offered) which proves to be difficult in the cold weather months.”

    JjCatt, Hudson, Wisconsin, December 2012

    • “Great character, plenty of space, nice decor”
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    • “We stayed here with my folks and siblings, and found the place spacious for 6 adults. Everyone had plenty of space in their rooms, and the decor was fresh and modern. It's almost brilliant, just missing a couple of those finishing touches, but still very nice, bright, and airy. The building itself is fascinating and full of character. I know it was November, but the stone floor in the kitchen can get chilly, so take a good pair of slippers. And if you're staying on the top floor, beware, that's where all the heat ends up!”

    Toni W, Ashill, United Kingdom, December 2012

    • “A wonderful New Year experience”
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    • “Wonderful accommodation in a very special part of Scotland. The cottage was perfect in terms of layout, facilities and location. The kitchen diner was especially perfect for lazy family evenings. A great part of Scotland, despite our visiting during the winter closedown for many attractions. Would love to return and would recommend the cottage to anyone.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Edinburgh/Ormskirk, March 2011

    • “Picturesque. Ideally located in lovely town”
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    • “Lovely spacious accommodation, ideally located in Gatehouse of Fleet. Two generations of our family stayed comfortably for the week in this quirky, imaginatively-converted former church hall. Large kitchen / dining / living room on the ground floor with utility / wc. Living room on the 3rd floor gave lovely views of the River Fleet. Well-appointed, providing home-from-home facilities including dish washer and washing machine. Down-sides: mattresses on beds too soft and cleaning could be ramped up a notch (the en-suite bathroom especially).”

    Lindsay G, Daventry, United Kingdom, September 2013

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    • “The location of the property was good, as was the quality and quantity of kitchen equipment. The beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed eating in the garden. The property was decorated in a modern and tasteful way.”

    Mrs Doran, Durham, August 2015

    • “An excellent location, and the property was spotlessly clean, roomy, with plenty of dishes, cutlery and other kitchen utensils. Great water pressure and plenty of hot water.”

    Mr Weinberg, Ormond Beach, June 2015

    • “Loved the house, its location by the river, the village and the surrounding countryside. The locals were very friendly and helpful. It was a great spot for a holiday with really nice walks from the doorstep.”

    Mrs Reed, York, May 2015

    • “Very comfortable accommodation, a lovely old building with a modern twist. In a central location but still very peaceful.”

    Mrs Lowrey, Newcastle Upon Tyne, March 2015

    • “Well equipped cottage in an excellent village location and ideal for visiting Dumfries and Galloway.”

    Mr Gibbs, Dover, September 2014

    • “Excellent accommodation. It was very clean and comfortable, very much a 'home from home.'”

    Mrs Hay, Nottingham, August 2014

    • “We have been to the property several times and are always happy to return. The house is always warm comfortable and well equipped. Its location by the river is particularly pleasant.”

    Mr Craig, Preston, March 2014

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About the location


Kirkcudbright 8 miles; Newton Stewart 15 miles; Castle Douglas 15 miles.

Peaceful in its pastel colours, the small country town of Gatehouse of Fleet lies on the Solway Firth, in the midst of Dumfries & Galloway countryside, with good sandy beaches a five-minute drive away. The town was founded in the 1760s as a mill community, and today the nearby Mill on the Fleet - a visitor centre in a former bobbin mill - tells the tale of Gatehouse’s cotton-spinning days. Today, there are several shops in the town including a small supermarket, chemist, bank and Post Office, along with two book/gift shops, a kilt-making centre and two cafes. All four pubs in the town have restaurant facilities and welcome children. Castle Douglas, a 15-minute drive away, offers an extensive range of shops, Threave Gardens and boating on Carlingwark Loch.