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“Perfect Peace and Quiet”
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Review of Kenmuir Cottage

View from the hill behind Kenmuir Cottage, with the sea in the background
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30 reviews
View from the hill behind Kenmuir Cottage, with the sea in the background
Front of Kenmuir Cottage
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Small Bedroom with Bunk Beds
Small Bedroom with Bunk Beds
Hall
Hall
Separate Toilet with Basin
Kenmuir Cottage is located in rolling countryside
Secure Garden
Roses outside Kenmuir Cottage
Hares waiting to greet you at Entrance to Kenmuir Cottage
Ardwell Bay, which is a 15 minute walk from Kenmuir Cottage
View from window of Main Bedroom
Fishing Boat at Portpatrick Harbour
View of Irish Coast from Front Door of Kenmuir Cottage
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ardwell, Mull of Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Kevin G
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect Peace and Quiet”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Kenmuir is the perfect place for a holiday away from it all. We were given a very warm welcome by the owners. The cottage was very clean and more spacious than it looks in the pictures. The bed was especially comfy as was the lounge, which had an excellent TV/BluRay/Sound System. The selection of CDs, DVDs and books was as good as a small library! The kitchen was very well equipped, with a small dining area.
The location was very peaceful and ideal for exploring this much overlooked corner of Scotland. There are many local gardens benefiting from the unexpectedly warm climate.

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Liked best: Location, cleanliness, comfort of bed and lounge.
Liked least: The dining area was fairly cramped, even for two.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JeanandBr...
Methil, Fife, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“My perfect house in the perfect garden”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
3
people found this review helpful

This is the most comfortable, gorgeous, spacious 2 bedroom house. Everything you would need is in it. We used the outdoor sports equiptment that was in the out house, the enclosed garden was great for the dogs as well as the bairn. The tv, dvd, stereo etc was top notch. Watching a hare one night toddling past and a deer the next was really nice. Ten minutes drive from the nearest shop and restaurant but another ten gets you to Stranraer or Portpatrick. It has a feel good factor. One negative though, very soft mattress. Would still give it 10/10 though.

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Liked best: the home from home feeling. The owners covered everything.
Liked least: The double bed mattress - only because I like them firm!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jane l
Glossop, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“absolute perfection...”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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people found this review helpful

An incredible cottage in a perfect location. Everything you could possibly need is provided and the quality is of a very high standard. The cottage is wonderful and the dogs loved the garden. We have never experienced such total peace & quiet. The abundant wildlife was a joy...deer, hares, owls, buzzards, pheasants..and that was just outside the window!! The area is so relaxing, no traffic on the roads, lovely places to visit...Mull of Galloway and Galloway Forest walks. We had such a wonderful time this is now our favourite destination over Cornwall and Wales. Highly recommended.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Sarahharr...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage, beautiful location and sunny weather too”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
2
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This cottage was absolutely fantastic Jennifer and forest the owners were very friendly and covered everything for our stay. The cottage itself had everything you could think of and more. The enclosed garden was great for our little girl and our beagle dog who spent hours running playing and exploring. The best thing of all was the location peace quiet not a car or road in sight just the local cows and wildlife. To top the holiday off the weather was great first time I have come back from Scotland with a tan. Hope to return again next year and would recommend to anyone that wants peace quiet relaxation with the added bit of luxury.

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Andrew H
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A Genuine "Getaway from it all"”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This was our second stay at Kenmuir Cottage - The owners Jen and Forrest clearly take a genuine interest in ensuring that your stay meets expectations with attention paid to detail in every respect. On arrival we found complimentary chocolates and wine in the spotlessly clean cottage which includes all mod cons/extras - including WiFi, BBQ etc. There is little to add to the cottage's strap-line of "Seclusion, privacy, comfort and luxury" - and we love it! It's an easy stroll to the closest (rocky) beach with the splendid (sandy) Ardwell Bay only minutes further - with sea views over to Northern Ireland from the cottage. Despite the cottage's relative remoteness, all usual shopping requirements can be found in Stranraer only 15 minutes or so drive away.

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Liked best: All of it, but especially the garden.
Liked least: Having to leave after 7 days!
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
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  • 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?
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