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Corrafeckloch Forest Cottages

(Ref. 957390)

Glentrool near Newton Stewart, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Outstanding cottage, really well equipped with everything you could need, stunning location."

    Lovely owners. Quiet and great for wildlife watching. Great for several couples or a family as lots of space and you can almost have 2 separate areas. Walks and cycling from the door, highly recommended. Already booked to go back!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2023

  • "Cottage very comfortable and clean and inviting but the water system was awkward to negotiate at times."

    Some minor issues like absence of draining board and a wooden cutting board in the kitchen. Apart from that a very nicely set up cottage. Extraordinary access to view some rare wildlife. Close cottage environs well laid out and thoughtfully designed. Low-slung cars beware of pot holes driving up to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2023

  • "Such a peaceful location with plenty of wildlife."

    The house has been beautifully restored and well equipped for a comfortable stay. This was our 4th visit to this property and we hope to return again next year.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful place to get away from it all."

    Beautiful well kept comfy house and stunning gardens. The owner, Keith, is easy to contact, replies quickly and is very helpful. Water system takes a bit of getting used to, but fine as long as you remember to keep the pump going! Absolutely loved our stay and hope to return sometime.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully furnished and in a peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful house, been six times so far."

    Peaceful and full of wild life.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "An all round excellent stay in a beautiful, comfortable cottage with a delightful remote setting."

    We really enjoy staying here and will definitely be returning. The local wildlife was fantastic even late in the year, deer, fox, pine marten and owls. Highly recommended if you want to get away to peaceful surroundings

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic 2nd stay at this amazing cottage, well equipped, lovely furnishings and spotlessly clean."

    Grounds are amazing with wonderful wildlife from small garden birds to buzzards and owls, pine martins, deers, foxes and a shy red squirrel, great to enjoy peace and quiet with just the bird song to listen to. Lovely fire pit area to watch stars sparkle away whilst listening to the owls, Meet both the owners one day and both are very friendly and very helpful . Loads of paths from the cottage and many more in Glentrool about 5-10 min drive away, many waterfalls at the Wood of Cree

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Sep 2022

  • "A comfortable and well appointed cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    Our third time here and hopefully we will be back!

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2022

  • "Loved the cottage and the grounds."

    We didn’t use the car the whole time we were there. A very special place.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "Probably sounds like a cliché, but did not want to leave."

    The peace, quiet, sheer tranquility, bliss!

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is an exceptional cottage where great attention has been paid to detail; everything you could need is provided and is of top quality."

    The setting of the property is idyllic, surrounded by woodland and wildlife. We loved watching the birds, deer, pine marten and squirrels. We would not hesitate in recommending this cottage and intend to return ourselves. The owners are very professional and offer exceptional customer service.

    Thank you for your feedback we are so glad you enjoyed your time at Corrafeckloch Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2022

  • "I will definitely visit this cottage in the future."

    A really nice cottage in a beautiful setting.

    Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7May 2022

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful secluded setting with delightful walks and places to sit around a small loch and summerhouse created by the owners in front of the cottage."

    Comfortable and well furnished, this is a perfect place to relax in peace and tranquillity and enjoy the abundant wildlife around the property. Our family of three adults and the dog had a brilliant week but the accommodation would work equally well for families or couples and is well placed for trips to the Galloway Forest, a host of visitor attractions and the coast.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a peaceful location with good facilities and plenty of wildlife."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage, the view is fantastic."

    No traffic noises which makes this cottage unique. My only quibble is that it was heartbreaking to watch the swallows try over and over again to get into their nesting place only to find it has been boarded up. What a shame, they have flown thousands of miles to come back!

    So glad you enjoyed the cottage, thank you for your feedback and for staying at Corrafeckloch. We do hope the swallows have found the new nest box we have put up for them. They just need to relocate a little way further to the barn behind the cottage as we certainly want then to find a home with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Avril Lorinda5.0Apr 2022

  • "A stunning cottage and as secluded as it gets."

    True peace and quiet. The stars have never looked as bright as they do at Corrafeckloch Cottage. The cottage is beautiful. Everything has been thought of. The restoration of the cottage could not possibly be improved. What an amazing job the owners have done. The snug between the upstairs bedrooms especially a highlight for me. A place to read a book, sip a cuppa, and look out into true wilderness. Bliss. We had visits from many chaffinches, woodpeckers, red squirrels and pine martens! My family saw many of these animals for the first time, from the comfort of the cottage. The other thing I'd like to call out? The cottage is pristinely clean. Clearly, a lot of attention to detail and love has been paid to this cottage, and it has truly paid off. We didn't want to leave! Really nice things to do nearby are to visit the Crafty Distillery, which is a great if you're into your gins. We really enjoyed that. Also, Heads of Ayr Farm Park is a brilliant day out.

    Thank you for your feedback and for staying at Corrafeckloch. We will pass on your positive comments to our cleaning team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is so lovely surrounded by wildlife we have been four times and are going again in December."

    Thank you for your feedback and for your continued custom. We love to share our cottage with people who enjoy the area and watching the wildlife. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "We have stayed in many holiday homes and they have all been good but I think this is the best property we have stayed in."

    It has been beautifully restored with everything needed for a comfortable stay. It was ideal for us because it was isolated and with so much land to enjoy the nature, yet it is near enough to a town to get supplies. I spoke to our host and she obviously really cared about us enjoying our stay.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Another great week staying in this first class cottage, which is a credit to its owners."

    It offers complete comfort, in an amazing location, peaceful, scenic & full of wildlife to enjoy. We can't recommend it enough & hope to return soon, we'll never tire of it. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great stay."

    House was spotlessly clean and an abundance of information provided about things to do and see. The house is quite remote and limited phone and wifi, but it makes for a lovely retreat. The access road is fairly long but actually in very good condition and no concerns taking our car along it. Would certainly recommend and hope to return again sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely property, sensitively restored and very comfortable in a very peaceful setting."

    We really enjoyed our stay and hope to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is comfortable, clean and perfect for a relaxing time in peaceful and beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "A perfect location for a family holiday"

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2021

  • "Track running along side cottage used by forestry commission and lorries travel at speed and this should be made aware of for people with children and dogs."

    Not in cottage information when booked. We were also perturbed to find that CCTV cameras were running all the time and found this intrusive and felt we were being spied on.

    Reviewed by Kim3.4Jun 2021

  • "The most beautiful cottage in amazing surroundings."

    The cottage is finished to a very high standard and has everything you need. It’s secluded in the forest so if you like peace and solitude but still near enough to lots of great places to visit this is where you should head. Fantastic week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2021

  • "Quiet and peaceful."

    We all enjoyed just sitting back and watching the birds and wildlife.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in absolute stunning scenery."

    The drive through Galloway forest was also spectacular. Cottage was very clean, comfortable & warm. Would suggest that guests bring a lot of bird seed or buy lots whilst there. They ate a bag a day. We aren’t familiar with birds but there were some stunning ones to look at. Expect a daily red squirrel visitor. Christine, one of the owners, is lovely & happy to help with any queries. The only negative is that WiFi isn’t very good but we were pre-warned about this so can’t complain. Would highly recommend this cottage to those in need of peace, relaxation & requiring stunning views. Great place to go to escape people & covid.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2021

  • "We stayed in May and like someone else has since said in a review the forestry lorries drive very fast it was really worrying to be walking on the track or even worse meeting then head on - on a narrow track in the car , we found the track very difficult for our very low sports car as there were huge potholes on the forestry track to the cottage we had no idea it would be like that ."

    We also wasn't keen on the cctv but only because it made us wonder if we was safe staying there as its in the middle of nowhere. The wildlife was lovely , the cottage was comfy but a non slip bath mat in the showers would be good . Personally we wouldn't go there again due to the forestry lorries and pot holes !

    Reviewed by Alan3.8May 2021

  • "Lovely spot ."

    everything perfect...plenty of wild life - red squirrels frequent visitor in the garden.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "What a wonderful place to stay."

    In fact the pictures do not even come close to doing this lovely home justice! Its cozy but spacious., and has everything you could need to make your stay marvelous. Woke up to bird song, saw the owls as they fly past the house and even the odd red squirrel. You have almost no need to leave (but the closest town is definitely worth a visit - Newton Stewart). The property has walks to explore around the pond and the woodland. We had the best holiday we have had in years and will certainly be back - I am sure our little dog is already missing the fire and meandering through the woods! Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation in beautiful scenery."

    We were unlucky with a week of near solid rain but one of those things. Tv signal not great went off altogether in heavy rain.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage in a forest location,wildlife in abundance owners have thought of everything ."

    The area is a walking,cycling paradise with forest paths open throughout,our first visit to this part of Scotland and would highly recommend the cottage and the area

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2020

  • "Corrafeckloch is just beautiful, the farmhouse it's self is perfect."

    Spacious, beautifully decorated and homely. The setting is beautiful, to have such lovely views, a loch and walks for the dog on your doorstep all to yourself is wonderful. We didn't venture out much as we would normal do as we really didn't feel the need to staying in such a lovely place. We holiday with Sykes 3 times a year and always choose new places to visit each time. We've stayed in some beautiful places but Corrafeckloch is one we will go back to, can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely very comfortable and clean."

    We especially loved the remoteness and the abundance of wildlife.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2019

  • "Wonderfully maintained cottage in an isolated position with an abundance of ..."

    Wonderfully maintained cottage in an isolated position with an abundance of wildlife yet also plenty of places to visit close by

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2019

  • "Everything about our stay at Corrafeckloch was brilliant, the cottage and surroundings were beautiful and just what we wanted for a relaxing family holiday."

    The house has been beautifully decorated and furnishings were perfect for relaxing after a busy day exploring! We can’t wait to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Isabelle5.0May 2019

  • "The whole package was fantastic, the cottage was very comfortable, the area was so quiet and peaceful, walking was very easy along the tracks and the wild life was a joy."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2019

  • "We had a fab week!"

    The cottage was well equipt and clean, lovely amount of wildlife around the cottage. And plenty to do nearby, would love to return

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Apr 2019

  • "A beautiful, cosy cottage in a fantastic location, with wildlife and walks right on your doorstep."

    If you are looking for peace and quiet this is the property for you. Only a short drive to lovely walks around Glentrool and The Wood of Cree. The beautiful Mossyard beach is approx. 30 minutes away. We would highly recommend this property!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Mar 2019

  • "A lovely cottage would recommend"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2019

  • "Peace and tranquility if you enjoy walking this is the place for you from gentle ..."

    Peace and tranquility if you enjoy walking this is the place for you from gentle forest walks and access to Southern Highland Way a abundance of wildlife all around the cottage from birds to deer

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Mar 2019

  • "This Cottage Is Just Amazing!"

    Perfect In Every Way Possible! No Faults.. Myself & My Husband Our 3 Young Children & Pooch Had The Most Amazing Week! Done Hours Of Walking Enjoyed The Amazing Views.. Have No Faults With The Cottage! If You Like Being Away From Everyone Then This Is Your Cottage! Can't Wait To Go Back!

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with all modern facilities."

    Great location, peaceful and secluded and perfect for any nature lover with plenty of wildlife right outside your front door. Lots to see and do in the area and a heap of useful information provided in the cottage about local attractions. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Feb 2019

  • "All though it is said that there is a shop 12 mins away we never found it, the pub in winter only opens Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but other than that we were very impressed with it."

    But on a personal basis we did find it too remote for us, all though it was nice just too far from civilisation,

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fantastic place ."

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size, 1 x first floor king-size, 1 x first floor twin
  • First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with breakfast bar. Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Snug.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Open courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 12 mins and pub 3.7 miles
  • Note: WiFi and mobile phone signal is limited
  • Please note: There is going to be a barn conversion built next to this property from 1st November 2023 to early April 2024; this will involve quite a lot of noise during the day time
  • From April 2024 until January 2025 the owners will be onsite occasionally to decorate the said barn conversion.

The property

Set in 11 acres of private land on the fringe of Galloway Forest Park, our secluded country retreat features a picturesque location overlooking forests and hills, still waters of a private loch and wild green meadows Well-suited for families or travellers, this retreat is the perfect opportunity to simply unwind and is a great base for those wishing to explore.

The kitchen/diner has been designed to an exceptional standard, with a dining table for six people and idyllic front-facing views.

There are some lovely finishing touches to the layout, including a wine rack and a breakfast bar for those early morning refreshments.

A cosy night can be spent in the homely lounge, a light and airy place to relax, with a wall-mounted TV, and a collection of seating to make you feel right at home.

A king-size bedroom is situated on the ground floor, elevated by south-facing forest views, whilst the two further bedrooms are accessed by the characterful staircase, with its wonderful stone feature wall.

The rooms boast pure attention to detail, with low ceilings and an all-round neutral tone to enhance your sleeping experience.

This same calming ambience continues through to the snug, with you able to spend time curled up with a good book whilst watching the flames flicker and dance in the large log fire; enjoy the panoramic views surrounding the property while you sip refreshments to the sound of nature.

Two shower rooms complete the interior, designed to a standard of quality, from start to finish.

The property is blessed with an abundance of wildlife on its door step with regular sightings of Pine martins, Otters, Deer and many birds of prey such as Buzzards, Tawny owls and Barn owls to name but a few.

Venturing further afield, explore the many attractions and activities that the Galloway forest, towns and coast line has to offer, finally when evening falls, gaze in wonder at the amazing stars and constellations this dark sky's location offers.

For something different, there are plenty of courses to keep the keen golfer busy.

A real chance to get away from it all.

EPC Rating: Band G

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About the location

GLENTROOL

Newton Stewart 12 miles; Kirkcudbright 28 miles

Glentrool, near Newton Stewart in the county of Wigtownshire is often referred to as the Highlands in miniature, and entertains the visitor with its wild beauty and insightful history. Glentrool Visitor Centre is the gateway to the Galloway hills, a wonderful spot, where you can pick up maps and information on the hill ranges. The Merrick, South Scotland's highest mountain at nearly 2,800ft can be climbed from Bruce's Stone. Should you wish to take a break, there is also a small shop and café for a well-deserved rest. The nearby market town of Newton Stewart, famous for its salmon and trout fishing, lies in a superb location between the serene rolling countryside of the Machars to the south and the Galloway Forest Park to the north. The area is steeped in history. The beautiful coastline is a mixture of sandy beaches and rocky shores teeming with birdlife, whilst inland there is superb walking country to be discovered in the Galloway Hills and Forest Park. Sailing, riding and fishing are all available locally and there are plenty of excellent courses to keep the keen golfer busy.

Please note: There is going to be a barn conversion built next to this property from 1st November 2023 to early April 2024; this will involve quite a lot of noise during the day time. From April 2024 until January 2025, the owners will be onsite occasionally to decorate the said barn conversion.

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