4.7★ Excellent Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Sleeps 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Pets No Show on map Features Off road parking Ground floor accommodation Ground floor bedroom Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 13 Customer Reviews "The cottage is lovely and very well equipped." Really comfortable and in a great location in the countryside with beautiful scenery around. Within easy reach of Castle Douglas and other nice places to visit. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend. Janet we appreciate all the positive remarks which we have received from you via telephone,email,and now on this platform. The pleasure is ours in knowing that you enjoyed your stay at 'Garden cottage.' Property Owner Reviewed by JanetApr 2022 "The cottage was exceptionally clean and has everything required for a self catering holiday." A car is definitely required as the cottage is about half a mile from main road. However most people visiting the area will probably come by car to explore the beaches and woodland. There are brochures in the cottage with useful tips as to where to visit/eat. We much appreciate all your positive feedback, and it is comforting to know that you have found everything to your satisfaction. Property Owner Reviewed by StuartApr 2022 "It is a lovely cottage in a delightful situation, being an ideal centre for exploring the beautiful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway." Local highlights include the 'Artists' Town' of Kirkudbright, Scotland's 'Book Town' of Wigtown and the (NTS) Threave Gardens and Castle Estate (including Ospreys and Peregrines). I hope to be able to return some day. Thank you for your lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Garden Cottage! Property Owner Reviewed by AngieApr 2022 "We have stayed in this cottage twice now and must say it is the cleanest cottage we have ever stayed in and we’ve stayed in a lot, it’s a very peaceful location and the facilities are very good, all the work that has been done to this cottage has been carried out to a very high standard we will most definitely stay there again in the future god willing." Thank you for your great review, and for all these positive comments. So delighted you have had an enjoyable stay for the second time, at Garden Cottage! We shall welcome your return at some time in the future. Property Owner Reviewed by ColinSep 2021 "Cottage is more modern than it looks in photos." Been waiting since last year as COVID postponed our holiday, exceeded expectations and was a welcome break from being stuck at home! Thank you for your lovely review! Delighted that Garden Cottage was perfect for your get away! Property Owner Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021 "Cottage was clean, comfortable and well maintained." Location was quiet and well away from the working part of the farm. The cottage is surrounded by trees and hedges, which are home to lots of birds Not suitable for young children, however, as the road outside the front door is used to access a light commercial unit. Although there is a 10 mph speed limit, vans frequently went past the cottage at high speed. Thanks for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the location and were comfortable. The cottage is currently advertised for children over the age of 12 years. Sorry you have witnessed some drivers who are failing to obey the speed restrictions which are in place. Property Owner Reviewed by PaulAug 2020 "Loved the location, just far enough out but still close enough to visit shops etc." Really enjoyed the surrounding area, would definitely come back to visit in the summer. The cottage itself was very homely with everything you could need except a pint glass so after using a glass jug and a quick trip to Tesco there are now 4 for others to enjoy Thanks for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the location, and your stay at the cottage. Many thanks for supplying the large size drinking glasses! Property Owner Reviewed by CheryllOct 2019 "The cottage was clean and comfortable but the location very isolated." This was not made clear in the description. It was a mile down a remote farm road/track to the main road into Castle Douglas, and almost a further mile into the town. It gives us great pleasure when we read that you found the cottage both clean and comfortable. We sincerely appreciate, and thank you for these favourable comments. Also, we acknowledge your remarks regarding the Cottage location, and wish to respond. Garden Cottage is furnished with a private, tarmac avenue, which is accessible via a single lane Council road (approximately 0.5 miles in length). We wish to clarify the commencement of this roadway is within three hundred meters from the thirty mile speed limit, on the main Ayr Road, leading to Castle Douglas. Therefore, we are unable to except the suggestion it is in anyway remote or isolated. Throughout the past twenty years, this is the first time anyone has raised the issue of the location being remote,or isolated and indeed our Guests have highlighted the benefits of the conveniently situated Cottage. Some visitors reporting they have walked to Castle Douglas for a meal; a distance of approximately 1.5 miles. Property Owner Reviewed by JudithSep 2019 "Everything apart from the weather was absolutely wonderful." However that did allow us to enjoy the comfort and peace of the cottage. So many diverse things to enjoy within a short distance. Would love to return Thanks you for your lovely review....delighted you enjoyed your stay at Garden Cottage! Property Owner Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019 "A very clean and comfortable cottage in a quiet farm location but with quick and easy access to Castle Douglas by car." The cottage had all essential services and a good internet signal. The cottage was freshly decorated and well presented with a homely feel. No hesitation in recommending for a quiet holiday yet with easy access to the local town and the lovely Galloway countryside. Delighted you enjoyed your stay, and found everything there for your holiday needs. Property Owner Reviewed by GavinJul 2019 "Nice clean cottage lovely quiet area ideal for touring the surrounding countryside." Thanks for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the location, and all that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer. Property Owner Reviewed by BeverleyJun 2019 "Very nice clean cottage ample parking space nice and comfortable very well equipped, we would definitely use this particular cottage again, thank you to the owners for a very nice little break." Reviewed by ColinJun 2019 "It is a very quite location and very good for a relaxing holiday in the country side but still close to the town." Ps. The directions to the cottage could be better described as it took some time to find it as it is on a single lane road which could be easily missed. Possibly------ Follow the A713 from Castle Douglas until you pass the Castle Douglas Golf course on the left. You will then see approximately 200 yards/meters further on, a road bridge with national restriction speeds signs on either side on passing under the bridge (A75) there is a paddock and a house on the right. Take the crown of the road as there is a single track road between the house and the industrial type "Scotish Bakery" buildings on the right hand side of the single track road . The single track road goes between the house and industrial buildings. Turn into this lane and continue approx. 200 yards/meters turn left at the T junction carry on and turn right approx. 150 yards/ meters at the cowsheds, continue on passed a house on the right then a house on the left. There is Garden Cottage on the right. Reviewed by WilliamMay 2019 Show more Summary All ground floor Two bedrooms; 2 x double Family shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC Open-plan living room, with kitchen area, dining area, sitting area with electric fire Electric Fischer heaters with electric fire place Electric oven and hob, washing machine, toaster, kettle, microwave, TV with Freeview and WiFi Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Fuel and power inc. in rent Ample off-road parking Garden area to the side with seating Sorry, no pets and no smoking allowed Pub and shop within 1 miles Note: Children over 10 years only The property Garden Cottage is a quaint cottage, hidden away within the stunning countryside, north of Castle Douglas. Up three small steps, you will enter the inviting cottage, complete with modern furnishings and contemporary styling, perfect for a couple’s retreat or a family getaway to Scotland. Upon entering the cottage, you will discover an elegantly decorated shower room, comprising a walk-in shower, basin and WC, finished with a white, crisp finish throughout. Next is an open-plan living area, brightly-decorated with comfortable arrangements, perfect for relaxing after a long day out. In here you will find a well-appointed kitchen, a formal dining area and a cosy sitting space, complete with a three-seater sofa, sat in front of an electric fire and TV. To the rear of the dwelling, you will find to elegantly appointed bedrooms, comprising two comfortable doubles. Relax outside on the small seating area, where you can appreciate the stunning countryside views. For local amenities, the town of Castle Douglas houses a good selection of pubs, food shops and restaurants as well as many tourist and gift shops, situated within 1.5 miles of the cottage. To explore the area further, head to the Solway Coast, where you will find miles of sandy beaches to enjoy. Alternately, you can hop on a boat to the Threave House and Gardens, perched on an island in the River Dee, with beautiful surroundings to enjoy. Enjoy plenty of walking and cycling in Galloway Forest Park and for watersports enthusiasts take a visit to Loch Ken. Further afield, is the larger town of Dumfries, where you will find a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy, as well as Dumfries Museum, the Robert Burns House and the Garden of Cosmic Speculation. Garden Cottage is a delightful dwelling, perfect for a romantic getaway from the stunning area. View on map About the location CASTLE DOUGLAS Dalbeattie 6 miles; Kirkcudbright 9.5 miles; Dumfries 18 miles. The attractive country town of Castle Douglas is nestled in the southwest of Scotland, in the Dumfries and Galloway region. Castle Douglas is known locally as the 'Food Town', playing host to a large selection of independent food shops, as well as a range of wonderful pubs and restaurants. The town provides access to the picturesque Solway Coast, with its miles of beautiful beaches and scattering of pretty fishing villages. Carlingwark Loch lies just south of the town, a large, freshwater lake, great for coarse fishing and sailing. Enthusiasts of water sports need look no further than Loch Ken and The Galloway Activity Centre. It offers sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, kayaking, canoeing, and a wobbly water park. Less than half an hour’s drive on the A713, it is an ideal place for a family or groups. Hop aboard a boat and venture to Threave Castle, perched on an island in the River Dee, and explore its glorious gardens elsewhere on the estate, open to the public all year round. Dumfries and Galloway is an area renowned for its outdoor activities including bird watching, mountain biking, fishing, star-gazing and golfing. Practise your swing on the 18-hole golf course situated in the grounds of the former 18th Century country mansion, Cally Palace. Pull on your walking boots and go hiking across west Scotland’s inspiring landscape, or sail along its wonderful coastline. Whatever you fancy for your holiday in Scotland, Castle Douglas is the perfect base for experiencing it all! Note: Children over 10 years only.