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East Gable

Gatehouse of Fleet, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 2038)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


47 Customer Reviews

  • "The cleanliness on arrival was very reassuring in these Covid times."

    Other things we were particularly pleased by: the super-comfy beds; the powerful showers; the well-equipped kitchen; the general spaciousness and comfort of the furnishings; the excellent and peaceful location; the decent wifi. The only thing I'd change would be for the kitchen sink to be enlarged (a personal preference). Incidentally, the kitchen sink has a bit of a drip. We had no need to contact the proprietor during the stay, but given his responsiveness to queries beforehand I'm confident he would have provided any help had it been needed.

    Reviewed by BruceOct 2020

  • "Easy Gable is in a beautiful setting."

    The house is well equipped but unfortunately the double beds are both very small and one of them is very soft and hence uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2020

  • "Amazing house amazing setting amazing area."

    So peaceful and beautiful. Just what we wanted.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "A very well presented property in a delightful area of Scotland."

    We spent a most enjoyable week here (Two weeks would have been better - maybe another time)

    Reviewed by RoySep 2019

  • "Good facilities and location."

    It was a comfortable and easy place to be in.

    Reviewed by CharlieFeb 2019

  • "The owner was really helpful and prompt in sorting out a couple of maintenance items that arose whilst we were there."

    We had a great time, thanks!

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2018

  • "The property was wonderful."

    From the email full of directions and useful info to the place itself, everything was spot on. The area was quiet and peaceful, the property has everything you could need and more (cake baking equipment if needed!) and a dishwasher and washing machine. We couldn't fault it and will definitely be back in the future.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2018

  • "Great location a lovely, well equipped property."

    We enjoyed our stay and the property made sure it was enjoyable.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2017

  • "The property was in an ideal location for walking and cycling in the Galloway Forrest."

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2017

  • "We were celebrating my husband's 70th birthday with our family and had a wonderful time, thanks in no small measure to East Gable."

    The facilities and furnishings were excellent and the location on the river was very attractive. Gatehouse of Fleet is a very pretty little village with three hotels withing walking distance offering good pub food at reasonable prices. The surrounding countryside has countless distractions, particularly historical sites, a special interest of our family. The neighbouring town of Kirkudbright has a variety of interesting shops and a supermarket.

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2016

  • "Lovely situation and so much to do within easy reach including countryside and beaches."

    Only drawback was the dishwasher not working and some more comfortable garden furniture to relax in by the river would have been good. The house itself was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2016

  • "An excellent stay, the cottage was well located for our events with the Vintage Humbers who were mainly based in the Cally Palace."

    The Gatehouse of Fleet is a fascinating village with lots to offer.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2016

  • "This was a fantastic location; a lovely riverside setting in a nice village with a good standard of accommodation."

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2016

  • "A great location and set-up, it was spacious and well organized with a lovely garden, in a lovely town."

    We felt very much at home.

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2015

  • "The location was great very friendly place with lots to do."

    The kids had a fantastic time and can't wait to go to the holiday home again.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2014

  • "East Gable was well decorated and the whole was well equipped, in a nice position with lovely views over the river."

    It was spacious and light. It was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 2014

  • "The cottage was of a superb standard in a peaceful setting."

    Gatehouse itself had everything we needed and the local people were very helpful and friendly. It is a good base in which to explore the local beaches, forest and lochs.

    Mrs WilkinJun 2014

  • "Gatehouse of Fleet is an attractive village with lovely countryside all around."

    The accommodation was spacious and of a very high standard.

    Reviewed by JillSep 2013

  • "Accommodation clean, warm and comfortable in lovely village setting."

    Local people very friendly and welcoming. Plenty of choice re places to eat, and the conveniently located Spar meant that we could stock up with necessities as required. The fact that the river (Fleet) runs adjacent to the garden adds a certain tranquillity to the setting, as well as giving opportunities to see local wildlife - eg herons, kingfishers.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2013

  • "Had an excellent time on holiday."

    The house was clean, well maintained and nicely decorated. House easily coped with 5 adults and 2 young children. Accommodation in a central location for all the activities and places we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2013

  • "The location by the river and the village offered superb eating venues and walking opportunities."

    Very friendly and helpful locals. Exceptionally well-equipped cottage, warm and cosy, a real home-from-home.

    Reviewed by KatherineMay 2013

  • "Completely enjoyed our holiday."

    The weather was perfect and all enhanced by the excellent accommodation.

    Reviewed by AvrilAug 2012

  • "The house was ideal for us, as a 3 generation family group."

    Comfortable, well appointed and good information. We would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2012

  • "The on line booking with Sykes was straightforward and the photographs and description of the property were spot on."

    The property was very clean and extremely well equipped and the attention to detail appreciated.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2011

  • "Great range of utensils/equipment in the kitchen."

    Reviewed by PamelaAug 2011

  • "I liked all the small touches which all amounted to a great convenience and were much appreciated."

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2011

  • "Great location."

    Good base for different days out. Nice to sit in garden looking at river. Saw lots of different birds including a kingfisher.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2011

  • "High quality property in excellent location."

    Better than any of the numerous properties we have stayed in through other cottage companies.

    Reviewed by AlexMay 2011

  • "Lovely location easy access to the river; good for launching kayak!"

    Well placed to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by BernadetteApr 2011

  • "We liked East Gable very much - all mod cons but it still retained the lovely original windows and pews."

    Gatehouse of Fleet is a lovely area, lots of forests and hills with really clean, fresh air. Gatehouse has a nice variety of shops and eating places. Further afield, but not too far, are plenty of towns and attractions. We will go back again!

    Reviewed by RosemaryMar 2011

  • "The accommodation was excellent and a great base for touring the area."

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2010

  • "The location and the surrounding countryside."

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2010

  • "We had a wonderful time - the house was well positioned for exploring Galloway."

    Reviewed by ShenaApr 2010

  • "Lovely property in a lovely area."

    Far exceeded my expectations. 10/10.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2010

  • "The house was excellent, all very nice."

    Mrs McIntyreOct 2009

  • "Close proximity to shops etc, at the same time in a lovely peaceful setting."

    We enjoyed all the lovely forest walks nearby. The house had been done to a very high standard throughout, a lot of thought and care had gone into it.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2009

  • "Spacious, clean and stylish holiday home."

    Great to be right in the centre of town - handy for shops, pubs, walks etc.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2009

  • "Excellent location in Gatehouse of Fleet."

    Reviewed by CliffJun 2009

  • "Excellent accommodation in a very pretty village."

    Great base for exploring the local area. The villagers were very friendly and helpful - full of tips for where to visit and when. The central heating works a treat and all the rooms were comfortable.

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2009

  • "Cream O'Galloway and Mabie Farm are excellent value days out for families and children of all ages."

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2009

  • "We enjoyed a very comfortable week in this clean, warm, well-equipped and spacious property, situated in a quiet but well served village setting."

    It was an excellent base from which to explore this lovely area and an added bonus was the proximity of a well stocked local store that remained open throughout the New Year Holiday.

    Mr EdmundsDec 2008

  • "Lovely clean property in a great little town with pubs, shop and lots of walks."

    Reviewed by Michael & CatherineOct 2008

  • "The accommodation was excellent, really clean, great decor and full of mod cons."

    It was extremely comfortable and so relaxing. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2008

  • "Property well maintained and clean."

    Very nicely presented with modern decor. Well positioned for visiting attractions in area. Quiet area in village with views over river.

    Reviewed by KerrieJun 2008

  • "East Gable was very well furnished and I liked the way we were able to regulate the heating system."

    Good to be centrally placed for shops. The house was spotless, the lovely cotton sheets were much appreciated. We had a super holiday exploring Galloway, little traffic and very pleasant people.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2008

  • "Beautiful property in excellent location."

    Reviewed by FraserJun 2008

  • "The property is well located in an area of great beauty with many local attractions, good pubs, eating places and plenty of opportunity for walking."

    Reviewed by RJun 2007

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The property

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

Thoughtfully renovated to retain much original charm and character, this delightful property boasts original windows and oak floors, and the remains of the original pews in the grand entrance hall.

A superb second floor sitting room boasts fabulous views over the river, and a beautiful riverside garden offers private mooring for small boats.

The village provides tempting shops, pubs and restaurants together with excellent fishing, mountain biking and walking.

Visit Cally Gardens, with over 4000 species of plants, the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre or Fleet Bay's sandy beaches.

A superb holiday property.

Note: Property is on same site as Ref. 4423, 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
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden & patio with furniture & BBQ
  • 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: Check-in 4pm. Not suitable for stag/hen or similar parties

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • 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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