We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“THE PERFECT SETTING FOR A FAMILY REUNION”
other travellers have booked this property

Review of Ghillie's Cottage

Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
48 reviews
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 48 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
CRAIG T
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“THE PERFECT SETTING FOR A FAMILY REUNION”
Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Everything about our stay was wonderful. The Owners are amazing, Upon check in we were given a welcome hamper which came in handy after a long drive, and is such a thougtful touch. The house is equipped with everything you will ever need for a home away from home stay. We cooked a huge dinner for my family and it was just do easy. The House is perfect for those who like hanging out in the kitchen, watching TV, getting cozy by the fire or taking a long luxurious bath in a bathroom that is worth of Better Home and Garden Magazine. You can completely unwind and enjoy the setting of the house, go for long walks if it's not raining - explore the local area, there are some amazing drives around this part of the world too - . It's also worth noting that I had the best sleep in the longest time.The next time I visit the area I will definitely stay here again. I use vacation houses more frequently than hotels - and this is definitely top of the list for me. Clean, well-maintained, organized, modern and comfortable. You will not be disappointed if you book Ghillie's Cottage

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Location of the property, House was modern, the upstairs bathroom. comfortable beds, amazing kitchen
Liked least: making phone calls was a challenge sometimes.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
2 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, especially after such a long journey. I really appreciate your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again at Ghillies Cottage. Thanks again, Laura.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JuRobbo
Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A lovely cottage which provides all you need for a great holiday”
Reviewed 31 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We have just taken our extended family, 7 plus dog to Ghillies for 1 week. It is an amazing cottage which provided all we needed. It is well equipped in all rooms. The kitchen had all we needed especially when cooking for 7 every night! All rooms were very warm and cosy and the accomodation has beautiful touches in every room. The upstairs bathroom was a firm favourite with the free standing bath to soak in after a day out walking or cycling at Drumlanrig it was a treat with a view too! We had plenty off road parking and good outdoor storgae for our bikes. You can tell a lot of thought and time has been spent on making Ghillies a home from home with that extra something! I An amazing and special family week. Thank you to Laura ( for being there if we needed her), and our lovely welcome on arrival, we will be back

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The cottage and the location, good for outdoor activities
Liked least: Having to come home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
1 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I'm delighted that everyone enjoyed staying in the cottage and made the most of the walking and cycling in the area too. Much appreciated and I hope to welcome you back again to Ghillie's in the near future. Laura.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jacquelin...
North Shields, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Wonderfully equipped roomy cottage. Absolute joy to stay here- we were a party of 4 adults and 4 children.Super garden with a barbecue and outside eating area which we made full use of when the weather allowed. Lovely scenery and walks nearby.Near to Thornhill which is a rather lovely village.

Perfect place to chill out.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
24 Aug 2015
Fantastic to see you all out enjoying the barbeque! Really glad that you enjoyed your stay in Ghillie's Cottage. Please come back again in future and maybe have a full tour of the farm this time! Laura.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lindsay W
1 review
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 16 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My family stayed at the cottage for 3 nights and we didn't want to leave. A beautiful cottage in a stunning setting. We were lucky with the weather enabling us to BBQ on two evenings so it was perfect. Thanks so much to Laura for providing a lovely welcome hamper, two extra beds and just a beautiful and clean property. We hope to stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
18 Aug 2015
What a lovely review, thank you so much. It was great that the weather was good for your stay and that you had the chance to enjoy the garden. It's so nice to hear that you all had a good break. Once again thank you for taking time to review the cottage, it is much appreciated. Hope to see you back again! Laura.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Elizabeth...
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a great week staying in this 5 star holiday cottage. The cottage was beautifully maintained, spotlessly clean with a kitchen containing everything you would need to self cater for a holiday. The bathroom was wonderful with a roll topped bath and there were plenty rooms for our two children to have a bedroom each.
There was plenty to do in the surrounding area with young children, from Drumlanrig Castle, Caerlaverock castle, Threave Castle, Castle Douglas, Wanlockhead Mining village, Robert Burns cottage and heritage trail, Mabie forest cycles tracks- the list is endless!!!
There were also several good places to eat a short drive away with the Buccleugh and Queensbury Arms in Thornhill getting a huge thumbs up from us!
The owners of the cottage, the Kirkpatrick's, were very prompt with helpful emails before we arrived and let us enjoy our week with no intrusion on our privacy yet we knew they were nearby should we run into problems. They even provided a luxury welcome hamper including some basic provisions after our long drive and also some chocolate and wine and flowers!
This is possibly the best Scottish holiday cottage we have rented as a family so far! We highly recommend it!!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The cleanliness and space
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
12 Aug 2015
I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at the cottage and enjoyed so many of the local attractions, there are a really good selection of things to do locally. Thank you so much for your kind words about the cottage, it is lovely to hear good feedback, much appreciated. We do hope we can welcome you all back in future. Laura.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday home? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing