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The Middle Byre

Gatehouse of Fleet, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 980115)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Plenty of space, a beautiful location, friendly and helpful assistance nearby when needed."

    The hot-tub was an added luxury. There are plenty of places to visit nearby, and we had 3 beautiful woodland walks, one from the cottage on a footpath just before the A75 junction, one at Kirroughtree and another at Woods of Cree. We booked for next year straight away.

    Thank you so much for the lovely review Susan. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again next year. Iain and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "We had a great week away staying at The Middle Byre at Claughan Farm."

    The property was clean and well maintained - the owner was friendly and approachable if we had any queries. Beautiful location and more than suitable for young families or those without children. We enjoyed sitting out with a glass of wine, playing football and netball as well as chilling out in the hot tub ( my eleven year old particularly loved that). Can't wait to come again - thank you.

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2021

  • "This is a wonderful place for a family holiday."

    Beautiful setting out in the country but very close to lots of places to visit and super beaches too. The house is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped and the owner couldn't have been more helpful. We enjoyed our stay so much none of us wanted to leave and we'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Sun room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Sky and sports package, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed patio, furniture and a private 6 seater hot tub
  • Communal grounds
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

The property

This characterful end-terrace cottage lies on the owners working farm in Girthon Valley near Gatehouse of Fleet, on the Solway Firth.

Dumfries & Galloway countryside, sandy beaches and the coast all rest nearby.

Bring along the family to make the most of The Middle Byre, its interior comprises of a lounge with pleasant views and a sun room which looks out over the private patio, backed by fields in the distance.

Three bedrooms are wrapped in tradition, two have their own en-suites, one is also accessible for wheelchair users.

After a peaceful night's sleep in the room of your choice, settle down in the kitchen/diner, with a warm cup of tea as you relax by the window, planning out your day.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 984149, 984150, 984151, 984152, together they can sleep up to 22 people.

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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