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Butler's Gait

Dunragit, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 963776)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a brilliant stay."

    Lots of walking for us and our Golden Retriever. Lots of places to visit. Would go again.

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2022

  • "I have an allergy to Duck feathers which I didn't know until we removed the cover of the duvet at the end of our stay."

    I now know why I was itchy. The temperature dropped and didn't want to change the settings on the radiators so we had to use the portable radiator for the bedroom as I was cold before bed and in the morning. Otherwise, everything else was perfect. Thank you

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "A delightful and spacious property in a peaceful and yet easily accessible location."

    Butler’s Gait was exceptionally well equipped, and a true home from home.

    Reviewed by DebraMar 2022

  • "Butler's Gait was amongst the best holiday lets that we have used over the many years that we have been taking this kind of holiday."

    It was clean, comfortable, very spacious and was really well equipped. It was in an ideal location for us to explore the west of Galloway and also to drive up the Ayrshire Coast to visit friends. In addition, we enjoyed a couple of local walks that didn't even require us to get the car out. All in all, a superb base for a very enjoyable holiday.

    We strive to provide the experience that you have described and are really pleased to hear your feedback - many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2022

  • "A lovely property with all equipment you could need, super clean and in an area of much natural beauty."

    Friendly neighbours and lovely walks from the door. The host kept in touch to ensure we had everything we needed. Perfect!

    Thank you for taking the time to give your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2022

  • "Unique comfortable apartment well equipped."

    Lovely quiet rural location with excellent access to discover Galloway and beyond with all its treasures. Host readily contactable and offered much advice on local attractions and eateries. Would not hesitate to recommend to others.

    Thank you very much for your feedback - we hope to welcome you again at Butler’s Gait Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely time staying in Butlers Gait."

    The apartment had everything we needed and a very comfy bed. There is plenty to do in the area and we would definitely consider rebooking if we go back to that part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by JoyJan 2022

  • "Lovely spacious apartment."

    Very comfortable, a really home from home.

    Reviewed by CarolynJan 2022

  • "Had a great stay."

    Felt very welcomed and comfortable throughout. It's a lovely place and very well run. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AllyJan 2022

  • "This review is well overdue but it’s better late than never."

    We had spent New Year’s Eve in Butler’s Gait and our only regret was that it wasn’t for longer. We were travelling back from Northern Ireland via the ferry and we decided to book this fairly last minute. It was perfect! We explored a little of the area and then spent the evening cuddled up with the wood burner on with our doggy. When we arrived, we were greeted on arrival with a New Year’s Eve hamper - including dog treats for our baby - it made the stay even more special. It was a very comfortable stay (with everything provided) and a beautiful building. We explored some of the area (down to the lighthouse and some beaches) and enjoyed a lovely winter’s walk. We’ll definitely come back because we didn’t get to see anywhere as nearly as much as we’d like to. Plus, Sue was very accommodating and happy to get in touch. Again, this is something that is very much appreciated. Thank you for such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by ClaraDec 2021

  • "If two of you want to come to this part of the world, this is the place to stay."

    A lovely flat, nice and cosy, and just what we hoped it would be. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by RossNov 2021

  • "The property is very nice and situated in a lovely forested environment."

    Nicely clean and sanitised with all essential appliances. The owner kindly left some treats for us and the dog. The rooms were large and well furnished with nice decor. Well situated for local exploring.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "A wonderful quiet location and extremely comfortable."

    Local walks were great and we enjoyed seeing belted cows, pigs, horses and the occasional red squirrel. There are lterally hundreds of places to visit within easy driving distance. We also enjoyed longer trips to Belfast, Glasgow and the Isle of Arran. One of the best holidays we have ever had.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "Butlers Gait exceeded our expectations it was comfortable, clean and very spacious ."

    Normally when we book accommodation for two (and our dog) we have found it to be small and sometimes quite cramped, this was not the case at Butlers Gait. The owners were really helpful and the neighbours were also friendly and went out of their way to talk to you. Rosie our dog loved the walks and we enjoyed the peace and quiet of this lovely location.

    Reviewed by DouglasAug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at Butler's Gait."

    The location was perfect to reach the various villages and beaches so we could go for an afternoon of swimming and visit historic sites. The touches in this apartment were absolutely fabulous from the cool bag and picnic blanket to the coffee maker and all the stuff in the kitchen and our arrival bottle of wne, biscuits, fudge and dog treats! It was so well equipped and we were able to make use of it all (even the torch on the coat pegs- what a great idea!) Our only gripe, which is why we have a sad face on comfort, was the sofas were incredibly uncomfortable and after a long day out; watching a movie and relaxing in an evening wasn't easy to do. The bed, for us was also rock hard and we searched around for extra toppers to find there weren't any. We fed this back to Sue the owner and she was mortified (bless her!) it turned out, the cleaner had forgotten to put the toppers on! She said had we have notified her she would have rectifed straight away. We said we would definitely come back as it was such a welcome break and a lovely apartment too. I just feel bad for marking comfort down, but i wanted to be honest :)

    Reviewed by AneesaAug 2021

  • "The apartment has everything we need for a lovely, relaxing stay."

    There were lots of thoughtful little things, like flannels and bathroom products, DVDs and games and even a note pad for shopping lists, which made us feel really welcome. The wine, treats (for us and our dog) and milk waiting for us were a lovely gesture we really appreciated. The apartment is decorated to a very high standard and feels really opulent. The location is a drive from any shop but this makes it peaceful and, while the gardens are really nice, we enjoyed walking along the adjacent forestry track with our dog. Glenwhan Gardens is within walking distance but we didn't get round to it as we were visiting some of the many beaches in Galloway along with Port William, Kirkcudbright and Stranraer itself. The Covid safe measures in place at the apartment made us feel relaxed; from the hand gel outside the door, inside the door and another bottle on the hall table to the measures taken to safely remove all the towels, oven gloves and bedding (including the quilt and mattress topper). The owners have really gone above and beyond and were politely in contact to make sure we were OK. Obviously we will recommend Butler's Gait to our friends and family and look forward to booking again.

    Reviewed by AnitaJul 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable and welcoming apartment in an old country house."

    Peaceful and quiet spot... Ideally located for exploring both inland and the coastal areas... Dog friendly too! Owner was well organised regarding the covid restrictions and made things easy for us... Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2021

  • "Very good communication from start to finish from Sykes during what has been a very difficult year."

    Covid safeguards have made everything less than straightforward. Butlers Gait is a real find. Beautiful apartment, lovely surroundings and the permanent residents in the other parts of the house were very friendly and helpful. All in all, an excellent week .

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2020

  • "Fabulously situated and well equipped property."

    Very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The welcome pack was lovely. The property is within walking distance of the beautiful Glen Whan gardens and we saw red squirrels from the lounge. Easy access to the mull of Galloway and Isle of Whithorn. A great stay.

    Reviewed by Fiona and MartinSep 2020

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Butler’s Gait, Dunragit."

    We were, however, very fortunate that we had dry, warm, sunny weather all week.The apartment is well-placed to access the area’s attractions - beach, small towns, Galloway Forest Park, Botanic Gardens etc. The apartment is comfortable and well-appointed.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "The holiday property was to a very high standard with a great mix of comfort and facilities, we had a fantastic time staying there."

    The owners have taken care to facilitate the requirements of COVID regulations in the property and we would happily book the apartment again.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break in this beautiful flat, which was much larger than expected and extremely well equipped."

    The area is beautiful, the flat is on the edge of the woods so there are some lovely walks right on the doorstep. There are sandy beaches, rock pools, and some really nice botanical gardens to explore. I would say you need to have a car as the accommodation is quite secluded and a good distance from the shops.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "A wonderful place to stay and the accommodation is like a home from home, it was so well equipped and little details really thought of!"

    We would highly recommend for a peaceful retreat!

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2019

  • "This was a beautiful apartment in a truly wonderful and peaceful location."

    The comfort and cosiness of the apartment was true to the description and reviews of other holiday makers. We loved the open fire and lying out on the sofas reading and drinking tea and whiskey! Just what we needed for a relaxing post Christmas break. We will miss hearing the birds and watching them play happily in the garden. Glenwhan gardens was definitely worth the little walk around the corner,-even in the winter there were lovely plants and fragrant flowers to observe. Other recommendations: Port Patrick for seafood and drinks at The Crown and an awesome cliff side walk along part of the Southern Upland Way to Killangtringan Lighthouse. On our way home today we also visited the Galloway Forest Park from the Kirroughtree Visitor's Centre. We got very wet but it was definitely worth a visit. A memorable break and we will return again! Thank you to the owners who were very accomodating and for the lovely Christmas goody hamper that they left!

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2019

  • "The accommodation was lovely."

    Warm, comfortable and peaceful. Dumfires and Galloway is an area full.of delights. The Galloway Forest park, Bladnoch distillery, Mull of Gallloway, Wigtown - book capital of Scotland to name but a few. We had a really good time.

    Reviewed by KathrynOct 2019

  • "Butler's Gait was larger than we expected, beautifully appointed and very comfortable."

    Though there are not the usual holiday attractions, which we do not require anyway, there are lots of beautiful places to visit along the coast, with stunning scenery and magnificent coastal views. It is an ideal place for a quiet break, walking or driving in the hills, or just curling up on the comfortable sofa with a good book.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2019

  • "Butler’s Gait was a fantastic property situated in an ideal location to access Dumfries and Galloway - especially if you have a dog in tow!"

    The owner was very attentive and ensured that a broken tap was fixed with minimal fuss and intrusion. The wine, biscuits and dog treats were well received by all. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SamuelAug 2019

  • "We just loved it and hope to return soon."

    Reviewed by JacquieAug 2019

  • "Lovely quiet area - wonderful gardens to visit, lovely beaches tucked away."

    Butlers Gait very comfortable, clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by VickyJul 2019

  • "Butlers Gait is a credit to the owners."

    It was so well maintained, clean and welcoming. We felt so at home, everything had been thought of to make the stay enjoyable such as the welcome packs for both ourselves and the dog and the toiletries in the bathroom. Well placed for visiting the Mull of Galloway and Port Patrick. The 2 for 1 voucher for the local gardens was also well used so Thank you very much. This property is very highly recommend.

    Reviewed by BernadetteJul 2019

  • "The best equipped holiday home we have ever been to in 40years."

    The description does not do the flat justice. The grounds round the house are a haven of tranquility. Dog walking for miles around in all directions. It is all set in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2019

  • "My husband and I had a great time here, very peaceful and quiet, the apartment had everything and more."

    If your looking to get away from the every day grind and recharge your batteries this is the place to go. would recommend butler's gait for staying in or touring round and about, loved it.

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2019

  • "It was absolutely lovely the accommodation was homely and the setting was far better than I had expected"

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "We chose this cottage for its location which meet with your expectations."

    we have one issue. The bed could have been a bit more comfortable. I travel a lot on business, and have slept in many hotels, so many beds. And this is the first time I have been awoken by bad lumber pain. This may be because I am getting old! and in no way spoiled our short stay.

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2019

  • "Very comfortable flat."

    ..... and the bed was really good. Well and thoughtfully furnished, and well provided with crockery etc. A bottle of wine and other goodies were much welcomed. Accepting this is our personal view...we found the flat overly decorated , especially the "stag" theme throughout!

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2019

  • "The owners of Butlers Gait have gone that extra mile to ensure the property is as cosy, warm and comfortable as possible."

    It was exceptionally clean and well equipped. A comfy bed is always important and this one fitted the bill. They left us a lovely starter pack and loads of logs for the burner. A beautiful location with great walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2019

  • "This is an extremely nice property to visit and the attention to detail excellent."

    A quiet location set into the Scottish countryside with lots of natural scenic views. The flat was warm and cosy and the bed very comfortable and the apartment equipped with everything needed for a nice holiday - even the dog had treats to eat (if he could have with no teeth!) We were welcomed with some goodies - a bottle of wine, shortbread and fudge - all very thoughtful. Highly recommend Butlers' Gait.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2019

  • "Butlers Gait is a gem of a place, where, after a very busy end of year, we found retreat, rest, peace, comfort and a bit of magic."

    Wonderful part of the world with sea and forests and amazing gardens as well as little towns like Port Patrick to visit. Our host Sue was lovely, and we so appreciated the extra touches provided. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by NeilDec 2018

  • "We struggled to keep warm found the Electric Heating was cool in the late afternoon Good job we had the log burner in the lounge Also l struggled with the bath as it is too high and l slipped bruising my leg The apartment was well equipped and spotlessly clean as l say the only downfall with it being Christmas was the heating of the apartment and luckily we bought 6 bags of logs as with it being the holidays the garage had limited opening hours."

    OWNERS REPLY - We are very sorry that you felt our property was cold during your stay, especially as I know you were concerned about this when we had a phone conversation before your arrival and you were unhappy about a previous property being cold. Our heating is set to 19.5 degrees Celsius and is on all day and evening, going off at 11:00pm. We did provide more logs than usual as we usually offer a starter pack of logs and knew there would be a couple of days where the local garage may have been closed. Had you telephoned us we could have adjusted the heating and provided more logs for you if you had let us know. We are very sorry to hear you had difficulties with our bath. In respect of the bath, our bath is at the standard bath height and we have provided a grab rail and non slip mat. We are very pleased you found the property very clean and well equipped. Once again we apologise that you felt your stay fell short of your expectations, however we do hope you and your pet enjoyed the Christmas hamper left for you.

    Reviewed by BrianDec 2018

  • "Lovely apartment, extra goodies to welcome us."

    Very comfortable bed and excellent shower. Easy centre for touring the area, but very peaceful. Would be happy to use Butler's Gait again.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2018

  • "The property itself was beautiful, and in lovely surroundings, close to lots of beautiful places."

    The owners of the property had provided everything we needed, and more. They left treats for us, and for our dog! The property was spotlessly clean, and a lovely, restful place to be. Gardens nearby, Glenwhan, were stunning, and within easy walking distance. Also Castle Kennedy Gardens, a very short drive away were peaceful and beautiful. Far better than expected in general - we had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2018

  • "I had a wonderful time and the accommodation was 1st class."

    Clean and beautifully decorated

    Reviewed by DarrenJun 2018

  • "Nice apartment, had everything we needed and in a lovely setting."

    Reviewed by BryanMay 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday home in peaceful location."

    Warm, clean and great decor.Exceptionally well stocked with useful things such as binoculars, clothes drier, coffee maker with pods, torch, hot water bottles, batteries, candles and an OS map. Lovely welcome food pack in kitchen and fresh carton of milk in the fridge. Friendly and helpful neighbours. Effortless to walk out of the front door (past the red squirrels and array of different birds), into some woods or a bit further onto the moors. Five minutes drive to a lovely dune woodland walk leading to a great beach. If you golf, there are two brilliant courses very close by...and what views! Utter joy to return in evening to a hot bath, dinner,log fire..and a well earned Martin Miller's! Loved this place.

    Reviewed by FionaMar 2018

  • "A great apartment - the perfect base for a wonderful holiday exploring Dumfries and Galloway."

    Clean, beautifully presented and includes everything you could need. We would highly recommend Butlers Gait. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2017

  • "Very thoughtful owners - dog treats and little extras all added to the experience."

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Networked TV with Freesat, DVD, Bluetooth Hi Fi with CD and DAB radio, WIFI, telephone, a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer, Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.5 miles. Note: In the bedroom and living room there is a plug socket in each which has been replaced to accommodate USB ports, having x2 ports available in each

The property

A well-appointed ground floor apartment near Castle Kennedy & Stranraer in Scotland.

With a cosy bedroom and living area, this cottage is the perfect spot for a couple's relaxing retreat.

Enter Butler's Gait through a communal entrance, and be welcomed with a spacious apartment with modern wooden flooring.

The bedroom is spacious and comforting with three windows lighting up the room along with plenty of storage and a comfortable king-size bed to make you feel right at home. The bathroom is traditional and full of character with white fixtures and fittings and cottage-style tiled flooring.

The kitchen compliments the rest of the property with modern decor and contemporary tiled flooring, with all of the equipment you will need for a holiday.

The sitting room proves itself to be the perfect spot for sitting and relaxing.

The comfortable sofas, woodburning stove, Blue tooth music system and Freesat TV in a spacious room may see you not wanting to leave the apartment! There is an incredible garden right on your doorstep for you to walk around or simply sit and enjoy, there is also a walking path across the road for you explorers out there or to walk your dog.

You can also visit Glenwhan gardens just up the road.

The villages of Glenluce, Sandhead and Castle Kennedy are nearby, as well as numerous gardens and beaches to explore.

Not much further afield, the town of Stranraer sits on Loch Ryan and has a range of shops, 3 supermarkets, cafés and restaurants, as well as a rail station which allows you to explore even more of this stunning country.

Butler's Gait is an ideal apartment in a beautiful location.

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About the location

STRANRAER

Lochans 3 miles; Portpatrick 8 miles; Newton Stewart 25 miles.

Stranraer, which became a Burgh of Barony in 1596 and a Royal Burgh in 1617, lies on the shores of Loch Ryan on the northern side of the isthmus joining the Rhins of Galloway to the mainland. There are many shops and cafes to while away an hour or two and the Stranraer Town Trail explains some of the fascinating history. For walkers, the Southern Upland Way touches Stranraer on its way through the Galloway Hills, having begun in Portpatrick, 7 miles to the west. Three nearby gardens are open to the public and well worth a visit at Castle Kennedy, Glenwhan and Logan. Stranraer has several beaches, however it is worth travelling to Sandhead and New England Bay for wonderful sandy beaches. A short drive south and you come to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s southernmost point. The lighthouse on the headland looks over some of the last remaining sections of natural coastal habitat on the Galloway coast and an RSPB nature reserve has been set up to retain this spectacular and diverse area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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