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The Barn

(Ref. 984149)

Gatehouse Of Fleet, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (4)
  • tub (4)
  • hot tub (4)
  • hot (4)
  • nice (4)
  • break (3)

9 Customer Reviews

  • "Quality accommodation."

    Had some minor issues when arriving due to a booking error which in no way was the owners fault. The owners sorted the problem swiftly with minimal fuss. The accommodation was impeccably clean and spacious. The location is great for a chilled break and the hot tub is also a nice way to relax at the end of the day. Highly recommended

    So glad you enjoyed your stay Craig. Many thanks, Iain and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday and the property was really clean and well stocked with every appliance etc."

    you could need. It was also so nice to be able to sit in the hot tub and see the stars. Lovely peaceful location and only 10 minutes to a great wee beach (which we even had all to ourselves when we went) or a lovely walk in the woods at Gatehouse of Fleet. Both our dogs are rescues so we like to take them places they can go loads of nice walks and enjoy themselves and they loved it here. The enclosed garden space was fab as we've been to dog-friendly properties that didn't have that before and it makes it much less relaxing when you have to worry about a dog wandering off! Here we could sit in the hot tub and let the dogs just potter about the garden to their heart's content. We also got engaged during our stay so that made it even more special. We'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing break to enjoy some nice walks, cooking some nice meals and just chilling out!

    Wow what a fantastic review. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted you had a nice time staying with us and many congratulation on your engagement. Hope to see you again soon. Iain and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2022

  • "Accommodation is in no way a “4 tick” property."

    The beds/mattresses are old and really uncomfortable. So much so that we only stayed 2 of the 3 nights booked. In general the accommodation is tired and in need of refurbishment. The surrounding area (especially at the rear) is untidy. All-in-all disappointing.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are saddened to learn you did not enjoy your stay and extremely disappointed you did not raise any grievances with us when you were staying with us. As i'm sure you would agree, the comfort of a bed is very much subjective and the mattress was renewed less than two years ago. I apologise if the comfort of the bed was not to your specific requirements. If you had reached out to us when you were here then perhaps we could have done something to alleviate the problem. The accommodation was fully refurbished in 2018 and further work was carried out in November 2021. The Barn was re-evaluated and was rated a 4 tick property by Sykes in late January of this year. Judging by the photo's you submitted, your complaints seem to be based on a few scuff marks on the paintwork which is quite normal during a busy holiday letting season. We close for the month of November and carry out any maintenance and painting required. Since then we have hosted many guests who have enjoyed their stay in The Barn. We are slightly confused by your comment about the rear of the property where we have our wild herb garden and freshly cut lawn. Perhaps you are referring to the farm beyond our boundary fence, which does not belong to us?. Many Thanks Iain Clark Clauchan Holiday Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee1.9Jun 2022

  • "Had a fantastic time, thoroughly enjoyable in a lovely environment."

    Barn was perfect and had everything we needed. Thank you.

    A pleasure to host you both Lyn. Hope to see you Again soon. Iain and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful property with a fantastic setting."

    Plenty to do for the kids to keep them entertained. Lovely and rural. Would highly recommend. Looking to book our next holiday already.

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful area."

    Lots to see and do . Very comfortable cottage and friendly owner. Hot tub was brilliant. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Oct 2019

  • "Amazing break away with the family."

    Owner was super friendly and would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is a beautiful place to stay and share with family."

    The Barn had everything we needed for our family stay and really nice touches such as tea, coffee, sugar/sweetener and condiments. The hot tub was lush! Thank you to Iain for your warm welcome. We will be back...

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lots to like here: friendly, helpful owner, good parking space, good outside seating, nice plants."

    Comfy living room, plenty useful side tables, no fiddly ornaments! Good TV. Kitchen one of the best-equipped we've been in, good sized quality pans & large choice of serving dishes of various sizes (not often the case in holiday properties). Good shower. Only 2 minuses: nice shower curtain but FAR too long, trailed in the bath and I found the lovely chopping board to awkward to manipulate: it was heavy but with no "finger-holes" to lift it . My only reason for not giving top rating in all 4 categories was that we had expected the bathroom to be upstairs, with the bedrooms (I should have checked); perhaps that could be made clearer in the description?

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I'm not sure why you expected the bathroom to be upstairs. In the list of features listed in the property, number 2 on the list states quite clearly "Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC". Please take time to read the listing when you are choosing a property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Jun 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room. .
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, Sky TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed patio and furniture
  • Communal grounds
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Please note: Dogs are not permitted upstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Head height is restricted in the bathroom
  • Note: No stag, hen or similar parties

The property

A charming mid-terrace cottage situated on the owners working farm in Girthon Valley near Gatehouse of Fleet, a peaceful town with a collection of amenities.

Inside The Barn you will discover a modern kitchen/diner and a sitting room which houses two leather sofas, sitting before a wall-mounted TV.

The bathroom is easily accessible, located on the ground floor, whilst three bedrooms lie upstairs, each tucked away beneath sloped ceilings.

The double bedroom also features views over the characterful farmyard so you can wake up and be at one with the location every day that goes by.

Better yet, why not relax on your very own patio area with your own private hot tub, and take in the desirable setting first-hand.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 980115, 984150, 984151, 984152, together they can sleep up to 22 people.

EPC Rating: Band D

Clauchan Farm

A charm-filled group of five cottages situated on a working farm, nestling in the Girthon Valley surrounded by some of the best scenery in Galloway with great walking available, both woodland and coastal. You can simply leave your car and stroll the location straight from your doorstep. Each retreat has been thoughtfully designed with a collection of rooms to cater for guests from couples, to families and friends. The living areas provide somewhere comfortable to return to after a day exploring the destination, with all you need on hand, including a well-equipped kitchen, and a dining table where you can all gather together once the sun sets. The bathrooms have been fitted to a lovely standard, with The Middle Byre even featuring a carefully designed en-suite suitable for wheelchair users. When it comes to a peaceful night’s sleep, the bedrooms will leave you spoilt for choice, presented in a variety of styles with sloping ceilings resting above. The charming furnishings compliment the cottage feel wholeheartedly, and the sense of tradition creates a home-away-from-home theme throughout. Added touches such as a sun room accompany some of the properties, as well as a private patio area, resting amidst peaceful communal grounds. In Galloway there are rugged hills, craggy coastline, dark forests, tumbling rivers and mystical lochs just waiting to be uncovered. As well as action packed activities, take time to appreciate the quietness of this amazing location, wild unspoilt places and the wonder of nature. Galloway boasts 200 miles of beautiful coastline, wild mountains and moorland, pretty towns and charming villages, plus a great network of touring roads. Space for you to get away from it all, escape and recharge your batteries, time to unwind, discover and sight-see at your own pace. Galloway; a memorable getaway to experience the best of Scotland.

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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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Please note: This property does not accept worker bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas