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Valley View

(Ref. 984150)

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

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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  • stay (5)
  • cottage (5)
  • clean (5)
  • helpful (4)
  • holiday (4)
  • needed (3)

11 Customer Reviews

  • "We could only stay for two nights, even though we had booked and paid for a week."

    This is because we felt very uncomfortable in the cottage which was cramped and, I'm sorry to say, soulless. There was no welcome, just a very long list of instructions and rules which made us feel inferior and unworthy of a much needed holiday. The stair gate with its notice of rules was the first thing we encountered on entering the property and it was just disheartening and depressing. The cottage was very clean. We liked the goats and pigs very much.

    We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us in Valley View. It is clearly listed as suitable for 2 adults and 2 young children. You were a party of 3 adults and a dog. It is regrettable that you did not reach out to us during your stay to let us know you felt uncomfortable. We would have done our very best to address any issues you were facing. I approached to welcome your party on arrival at the property. I said hello to one of your group who was unloading bags from your vehicle. She elected not to reply to me and carried on inside the property. There is a house manual which provides various information to help guests during their stay. This is standard practice in most self catering accommodation. Apologies if the guidelines provided in the house manual made you feel inferior or unworthy. They are intended to make your stay as easy as possible. Our holiday homes are used by guests with and without dogs. For the comfort and enjoyment of all guests we request that dog owners do not permit their dogs upstairs in the bedrooms. This is clearly mentioned in the property listing. The small notice on the stairgate is purely a reminder of this and a request not to remove the gate. Thank you for your positive comments regarding the cleanliness of the cottage and our very charming animals. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy3.1Aug 2023

  • "A home from home."

    Such a great place for all ages, the goats and pigs were a great surprise! My son fed them everyday and loved going to see them. The owners make sure that you are happy and comfortable your full stay. 10/10 recommended!

    Wow what a lovely review. Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to host you all and we hope to see you again soon. Iain and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dionne5.0Jun 2022

  • "On first impression, the property was smaller than we expected, but it was very well put together and offered us all we needed; very easy to look after and comfortable."

    In particular, the bed in the main bedroom was extremely comfortable. A lovely, quiet location but ideal for touring the region. Last but not least, the owner was very helpful. Our stay was a short one but we would have liked to stay longer.

    Thank you very much for the lovely review Joyce. It was lovely to meet you both and we would love to host you again. All the best, Iain and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage great holiday."

    Owners most welcoming. Would definitely recommend and are hoping to stay again later this year. Lots of activities in the area.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay Karan. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We could not believe how clean this cottage was honestly."

    Ian could not do enough for us. We had a dishwasher, washing machine, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and beautiful fluffy white tewels, hot showers and hot water on tap. Surrounding were beautiful, neighbours so friendly. We honestly could not have asked for more. Our week passed so quickly and wanted to stay longer but unfortunately commitments were pressing and knowing the amenities of this holiday place would be booked up anyway. We will remember this holiday for a long,long time. We would love to return one day. Many, many thanks. Seeing is believing.

    Reviewed by Nuala5.0Sep 2021

  • "Located on a farm which the kids loved."

    Property was very clean and cozy. Owner was friendly and field was ideal for the kids to have a bit of a kick around and play with the swing ball. Would definitely consider booking again as we love The area.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2020

  • "Good experience."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2020

  • "The site was an excellent location, it was very clean and comfortable and the owner Iain and his father Jock were very nice and really helpful."

    I would happily visit the site again and would highly recommend this site to anyone visiting south west Scotland.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jan 2020

  • "We were met by pleasant couple and very helpful, cottage was clean and ..."

    We were met by pleasant couple and very helpful, cottage was clean and everything you needed but very small beautiful walks

    Reviewed by Carrol4.4Oct 2019

  • "Very helpful and friendly."

    well equipped and with peaceful location. would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a fabulous holiday."

    The cottage was just what we wanted to explore the area. We would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 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: Head height is restricted in the bathroom
  • Note: This property is suitable for 2 adults and 2 children over the age of 3

The property

This heart-warming mid-terraced cottage rests on the owners working farm in Girthon Valley near Gatehouse of Fleet, with its own private patio area, and use of shared communal grounds.

Valley View is gracefully decorated in pine furnishings, with an open-plan living area featuring an L-shape corner sofa and adjacent dining table.

The compact kitchen is home to those everyday essentials, and the bathroom includes a bath with a shower over.

Upstairs, two bedrooms are charmingly presented, the twin is divided by a chest of drawers, and the double is coordinated with stylish bedside tables.

The sloped ceilings and neutral décor complete the cottage in a traditional fashion.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 980115, 984149, 984151, 984152, 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

GATEHOUSE OF FLEET

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 property is suitable for 2 adults and 2 children over the age of 3.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas