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The Dairy Bothy

(Ref. 984152)

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

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Very cold when arrived and took a day to thaw out."

    Otherwise no problems

    Scotland in February is indeed a cold place. I'm glad you thawed out in our cosy little Bothy and enjoyed your stay with us. Many thanks. Iain. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Feb 2024

  • "Had a very comfortable stay at the Dairy Bothy and would definitely stay again."

    Great location for exploring the sights of Dumfries and Galloway a beautiful part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very welcoming hosts."

    Would hopefully visit again. Beautiful area. Summarise was a delight to sit in on sunny evenings. First class.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7May 2023

  • "We have just spent an amazing week in this cottage, it was just perfect with all the facilities you need for weeks stay."

    It was clean, comfortable and a friendly place to stay. Iain and Jackie (the owners) made sure we settled in and were on hand if we needed anything. Having a good Wi-Fi connection was an added bonus. I would thoroughly recommend staying here. We will be booking again back for next venture in Dumfries and Galloway.

    It was our pleasure to host you Martin. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2023

  • "Very disappointed to say the least."

    Impression was of a conversion carried out as cheaply as possible. The fittings and furnishing were not really as described in our opinion - the “charming sofa” was a tubular metal framed seat with a thin covering over it which we hardly used - the kitchen chairs were more comfortable. We left after 5 days.

    We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay in The Dairy Bothy. It is regrettable that you did not reach out to us at any point to let us know you were unhappy. As we say in our pre-check in email and in our house manual, we cannot fix a problem if we do not know about it. Did you try sitting on the Brown leather sofa in the living room area which is the "charming sofa" the listing refers to or did you spend all your time sitting on the sofa in the kitchen? Fortunately, most of our guests love their time in The Bothy and I'm sure you would agree that something like the comfort of a sofa or a mattress is very much subjective. I guess this is a classic case of you can't please all of the people, all of the time. Best regards, Iain. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee2.2Apr 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay here."

    It was warm and inviting from the moment we arrived, we just didn't want to leave. We did get one night where we managed to see the stars but with typical Scottish weather the clouds came over. Still, it did not deter us from enjoying everything else in the local vicinity. A visit to the Mill on the Fleet in Gatehouse of Fleet is recommended as it tell the story of the town and surrounding areas. The Coffee shop downstairs served delicious homemade cakes. My partner and I highly recommend staying here.

    Wow what a smashing review. Thanks very much. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Iain and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very happy with the Dairy Bothy."

    Owners came to great us. Even posted my forgotten items back to me. ( thank you!). Would highly recommend. The views are stunning. It's quiet, but not isolated. It's clean, warm and and super cute.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Iain and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Feb 2023

  • "A cosy and well equipped cottage that is perfectly located to explore both the coast and the hills of Galloway."

    The owners are very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay. We loved the fact that the cottage was on a working farm, especially seeing the gorgeous pigs and goats every day.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7May 2022

  • "A welcome friendly reception to the cottage from the owners."

    The cottage is situated on a dairy farm (no longer milking so no early morning sounds of milking machines). There are suckler cows and calves in the nearby fields and a couple of pet goats and pigs for those seeking some farm life. We found the cottage, that is attached to the main house, very cosy and practical. It had the added bonus of a little summerhouse shed for morning breakfast and lazy evenings watching the stars on clear nights. Other properties are available on the farm for rental for larger groups. Stunning scenery within walking, cycling or short drive. Two miles to the coast and less than two miles to excellent ice creams at Cream of Galloway. There is also a very nice walking area at the Cream of Galloway ideal for pottering or taking the kids on nature walks.

    Thank you for such a cracking review Paul. Hope to see you both again soon. Iain and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2022

  • "Loved staying here, the hosts were very welcoming from arrival."

    There is plenty to do and see, many things are in close proximity. And if you're not looking to drive there are plenty walks around the area. I loved the sun house looking out across the field to the cows, it was very relaxing. Thank you both for a lovely stay, we will definitely be returning.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Iain and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cosy well-equipped cottage just right for 2."

    Good use of space; nice touches such as easy chairs in bedroom, big bath and summer-house with views as an alternative sitting area. Rural environs and friendly hosts. We loved the area; nice and quiet with pretty countryside. Would recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2021

  • "The Dairy Bothy is the perfect place for a couple (& dog) to “get away from it all”."

    It’s very comfortable and quiet. It’s location is perfect for exploring the Dumfries & Galloway region. The outdoor carpeted sun room wIt’s 2 comfy chairs is ideal place to sit and read. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely quiet location, had everything we needed, could not have asked for better hosts."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a great week at the Dairy Bothy."

    Iain was extremely helpful and went out of his way to make us feel comfortable. Having the opportunity to do a wash load prior to return journey was a major bonus and Iain even supplied wash tablets and fabric conditioner bless him even put the washing in the dryer. Well done Iain!

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Feb 2020

  • "Cracking place in a lovely location."

    Compact but comfy. Everything you need is there. Nice people. What more could you ask.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "Iain went out of his way to be helpful when we had a slight problem with our car."

    Cottage was exceptionally clean. It had everything you could want whilst on holiday. Can't wait to go back again. Perfection.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2018

  • "Was greeted by Ian on arrival at the cottage."

    Lovely fellow who gave us all the information we needed for the week. Lovely location with good walks for dogs. Will be going back and will recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Oct 2018

  • "The Bothy was quirky and much more spacious inside than we were expecting ."

    It had all we needed to enjoy our stay. The owner was friendly and on hand to help if required but was not intrusive. The outside seating area was a welcome addition.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was central to all our needs , loved how quiet it was very peaceful away from the normal every day life."

    Lovely beaches only a short drive away, the bothy was a bit small only the kitchen and bedroom for living areas but we made the most of it as it was our base to explore the lovely Dumfries & galloway countryside

    Reviewed by David3.4Aug 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x mezzanine double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area
  • Sun room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 x Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed patio and furniture
  • Communal grounds
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Please note: Dogs are not permitted upstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Adults only
  • Not suitable for infants.

The property

This homely semi-detached cottage rests on the owners working farm in Girthon Valley near Gatehouse of Fleet, a rural location, with good sandy beaches only a short drive away.

Inside you will discover an open-plan living area; a charming dining table, and a sofa, create a lovely place to relax morning through to evening.

Alternatively, enjoy the beautiful south-facing sun room, a light, airy haven to unwind, before cosying up in the unique mezzanine bedroom, which also houses a collection of comfy chairs.

A classic bathroom finishes the properties interior with a quirky overtone, and a patio area is situated outdoors.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 980115, 984149, 984150, 984151, together they can sleep up to 22 people.

EPC Rating: Band D

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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Note: This is an adult only property.
Note: children over 3 years of age as property is not suitable for infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas