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“Heaven on Earth”

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The Shack
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24 reviews
The Shack
Front Entrance
View of Shack from track at rear
Rear decking area
living room
Kitchen
Bluebells in May
Main Bathroom
bedroom 2
Friend calling for breakfast
Bedroom 1 with en-suite
Snowdrops in February
View from Breakfast bar
A walk in the woods
gatehouse residents
Sandgreen Bay 3 miles walk or cycle
The drive to The Shack
local beach at dawn
Holy Cairn Megalithic tomb 15mins. drive
Local resident enjoying dinner on the decking
The Shack
Sandgreen Bay at night in June
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Cach68
Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 14 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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people found this review helpful

Another fantastic week at the Shack, our third to date, first class accommodate, location perfect for peace and quiet, birds and wildlife around the shack brilliant, plus village only a 10 to 15 mins walk through the the woods.

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Liked best: Location, wildlife, and accommodation
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Katlan201...
Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful retreat”
Reviewed 9 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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This cottage is beautiful inside and out. We found it maintained all of the character of a forestry commission cabin from the outside but all mod cons and comfort on the inside. The underfloor heating kept us toasty warm even during a blizzard and the little added touches kept out little one busy (searching for animal tiles or examining the shells on the window ledges and watching birds through the sky lights) Everything was well catered for and the welcome basket was a lovely treat. The woods surrounding the shack are beautiful with a stream running through with all of the spring flowers coming up. We even saw two red squirrels playing chase round the tree nearest the main bedroom window.

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Liked best: lots of light
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Becky B
Otley, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“A peaceful woodland retreat”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed for a week in the Shack and even though the weather wasn't perfect we had a fantastic time. Lovely peaceful location in the woods but within easy access of local attractions and the pretty village Gatehouse of Fleet. We enjoyed watching all the many different birds that visited the feeders in the garden and although we didn't see any red squirrels we enjoyed looking for them!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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60deborah...
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A gem in the woods”
Reviewed 4 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

What a fantastic little place in the woods. Very well maintained with immaculate lawns to see the wonderful variety of wildlife. Red squirrels , jay, owl, woodpeckers , fat pigeons lol, blue tits feeding their babies from the feeder and roe deer just across Cally Ave. The red squirrels were so close , just on the other side of the patio doors ! They came every single day & you don't need to get up early to see them .
The surrounding beaches , all within 10 to 15 minutes are stunning. Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Newton Stewart are lovely towns to visit to stock up with no parking charges.
2pm is the time to see red kites at Lauristen Farm feeding station. Threave castle has ospreys on the nest . Galloway Forest is a must & drive along side Loch Ken for beautiful scenery. A trip over to Drumlanrig castle was great , well worth the the £10 adult fee to get in.
All in all a beautiful holiday , it was over all to fast. But we will definitely be back.

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Liked best: Red squirrels
Liked least: people do travel a bit fast down Cally Ave to golf course. They need speed bumps .
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Arnside, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Travelling group: Young Children
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