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Gardeners' Rest

Kirkcudbright, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1007709)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "So surprised on our entry to the cottage it just has everything you could need ..."

    So surprised on our entry to the cottage it just has everything you could need and more - kitchen facilities fantastic, bathroom and bedrooms brilliant The location could not be bettered central for everything Will definately be back The owner and the man from the cleaning company are extremely response and helpful

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Easy parking directly outside in the road. Nicely located, not right in the centre but only 2-3 minute walk. Bed was rather hard. Had an issue with the induction hob but Colin the owner sorted out an electrician and the problem was resolved. Lots of useful bits and pieces. Well equipped kitchen. From a personal point of view I would have preferred a higher backed sofa to rest in, with a footstool to pop aching feet on.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad we could get the hob fixed so quickly for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GailJun 2022

  • "1) Need to get the main bedroom and living room windows to open especially during the summer months."

    2) Shower screen on bath needs a tighter seal to prevent water getting on to the floor.

    Thank you for your feedback. The seal on the shower door very occasionally just needs a little wiggle to ensure that it is in place. We are looking into the window situation. By opening the hall window (at the back) and the kitchen window you get a good airflow to the ground floor. Similarly, by opening the den window and the bathroom window you can get excellent airflow on the first floor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2022

  • "A super house right in the heart of the town."

    House had all the facilities we needed and wanted. Nespresso coffee and shortbread were much appreciated afr a long drive.

    We are delighted that you had everything you needed. Thank you for booking to stay at Gardeners' Rest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2022

  • "What a fabulous find."

    We stayed for 2 weeks and could happily have stayed longer. Perfectly placed in Kirkcudbright, quiet street no parking problems, lovely bakery 1 min walk down the street got breakfast there most mornings. House is great, warm and comfortable, and very well equipped and a lovely gift pack awaited us on arrival. We will definitely be booking again

    Thank you so much for your kind words. You were an excellent guest and we would love to have you stay at Gardeners' Rest again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2022

  • "Great place to stay, clean and well laid out."

    very convenient for the town facilities

    We are delighted that you found it a great place to stay. Thank you for booking with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarryMar 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Fit our needs superbly. Would stay again and recommend to others. Well equipped and in an ideal location. Thankyou. Ps the gift tray was an additional pleasure. Thankyou again

    We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It's always good to hear that guests would recommend us! Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

  • "Well equipped house making for a comfortable stay."

    Location in a quiet street in the centre of town, with a good range of shops within a couple of minutes walk. Access to many local walks. A good bus service roughly hourly

    Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the house comfortable. We love the fact that it is so quiet but so close to the centre too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MalcolmJan 2022

  • "Good quality cosy house in a great location in the town."

    Well appointed and tastefully decorated, ideal for a short stay.

    Thank you for your review Craig. We are so glad you and your family liked our house. It means so much to us that our guests are comfortable. We are pleased you enjoyed your short stay in Gardeners' Rest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CraigNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Gardeners’ Rest!"

    The cottage is very well presented and thoughtfully set up for guests - the kitchen is especially well equipped! And it is in an excellent location within Kirkcudbright - nice quiet street but also very central - short walk from harbour, bakery etc. In particular, we really appreciated the care taken by the owners to accommodate the extra needs of our baby (and dog!). In sum, we were very comfortable and would thoroughly recommend staying here!

    We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay and that you enjoyed your time at Gardeners' Rest. It was a pleasure to communicate with you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "Lovely house, beautifully clean."

    Really nice welcoming touches.

    We are really pleased that you liked the house and thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2021

  • "Warm and comfortable, ideally located close to the centre of town."

    Pleased with the stay in a lovely area.

    Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "The house was fine ,apart from the settee was uncomfortable,fingerprints on kitchen cupboards,toe nail on the bedroom floor."

    House across the road was being renovated ,they started banging at 8 o'clock every morning,feel like I need another holiday to recover from it to be honest

    We are sorry to hear that your stay was not as you expected. The issues with the cleaning do not reflect the high standard we expect. We have made this very clear to the cleaning company. We are sorry that the noise from our neighbour's home improvements disturbed your stay. This work has now been completed. If we had known about your concerns at the time we would have done our best to address them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2021

  • "Excellent stay at "Gardener's Rest" - a cosy and comfortable base for exploring the attractions of Kirkcudbright and the wider Galloway area."


    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found it so comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x small double, 1 x single room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with Smart TV and bluray player
  • Den room with sofa, TV, games console.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/ dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee maker, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free on-street parking
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Please note: There is no outside space at this property

The property

Situated just moments away from the banks of the River Dee and Kirkcudbright’s town centre and bustling marina is Gardeners' Rest.

This exceptional mid-terrace cottage has been wonderfully transformed to provide you and your loved ones with an outstanding self-catering holiday experience to this part of Scotland.

Enter into the property and discover the modern and contemporary kitchen suite, which is certain to encourage any budding chefs to rustle up family favourite dishes, with use of a dishwasher and laundry equipment for your convenience.

Slip through the door to relax into your evening within the light-filled sitting room, where you can relax in the armchair to watch the world go by or snuggle into the leather sofa to tune into the TV.

Upstairs is the family bathroom, where you can run yourself a warm bath to comfort those post-walk soles before retiring to one of the three bedrooms, comprising of a double, small double and one single.

Situated in the centre of town, with its colourful blend of medieval, Georgian and Victorian buildings, as well as collection of places to eat, drink and shop.

The town also plays host to an array of things to see and do, including MacLellan’s Castle, which is a ruined 16th century tower house by the harbourside, whilst Tolbooth Art Centre and Harbour Cottage Gallery celebrates the town’s heritage and displays the work of local artists.

If you can tear yourself away from the town, head into Castle Douglas, which has a lot to offer, including Threave Castle, Carlingwark Loch and the Stewartry Agricultural Show.

Beachcombers can head to Goat Well Bay, a hidden gem in Dumfries and Galloway, which is surrounded by woodland and looks out onto Nun Mill Bay at the mouth of the River Dee, boasting rock-pools for any younger guests of the group to explore.

Other local attractions include Mullock Bay Beach, Broughton House and Gardens and a day trip to the larger market town of Dumfries.

With all of this and much more awaiting to be enjoyed, bring your loved ones to Gardeners' Rest for a wonderful holiday in Scotland.

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About the location


Dumfries 25 miles.

The historic and picturesque town of Kirkcudbright sits on the banks of the River Dee on the north Solway coast. Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455 this small port town has always been supported by a busy fishing trade and is home to a blue flag marina. Behind this working harbour, its wide streets and pastel-coloured houses, a mix of Georgian and Victorian town houses make for a very attractive town centre. Particular places of interest are the Tolbooth Museum, Broughton House and Gardens (National Trust for Scotland), the Stewartry Museum, MacLellan's Castle, and the newly refurbished town Art Gallery. Kirkcudbright is also known as the 'Artists' Town'. From the 1870s onwards the town has both produced and attracted a wide range of talented artists and crafts people, and there is a fine collection of art galleries and arts and crafts shops. If you want your holiday to include some breaks from cooking you will find plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from, including the historic Selkirk Arms Hotel, and, near the harbour, Polar Bites, a very good fish restaurant as well as being a takeaway. Throughout the summer the town organises a wide range of activities including the four day Arts and Crafts Trail, four-day Jazz Festival, a weekly Scottish night with pipe band and dancing (especially for children), weekly town tours, farmers markets, a vintage car rally... the list is endless. Visitors can also use the town's swimming pool, bowling club, golf club and tennis courts. Further afield there is the Galloway Activity Centre on beautiful Loch Ken, which offers a range of water sports, and the Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre which includes a zipwire - suitable for all ages! Perhaps best of all are the opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing, or just driving along the coasts and in the hills and valleys in some of Scotland's loveliest unspoilt scenery.

Please note: There is no outside space at this property

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