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Review of Penkiln Cottage

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71 reviews
Big Ralph with one of his Ladies.
Penkiln Cottage at Kirkland Farm.
Penkiln Cottage at Kirkland Farm.
Barbara and sister Doris.RIP
A sizable Rainbow Trout from our Loch.
Downstream of our river (the Penkiln)
View towards Knockman Wood from our Loch
View towards the Merrick and Cairnsmore Hills  at the Farm.
Fully fitted shower room.
Bunk room.
Our extensive lounge.
Kitchen.
Double Room.
Near bye Mossyard Beach.
Near bye Port Patrick.
A wild Goat at the Goatpark.
Big George saying hello to guests through  our cat flap at the Farmhouse.
A Deer Stag at the Deer range.
One of our many Barn Owl chicks!
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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SueC1966
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ideally situated”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This was our first time renting a cottage and our first 'staycation' and overall we were very impressed. Penkiln cottage is ideally situated to explore the best that Dumfries & Galloway has to offer. It is a well appointed, roomy cottage with all the facilities you'd require for self catering. Mark & Diane provided a welcome basket with home produced eggs (delicious), homemade jam (sadly, we are not jam people), biscuits & oatcakes, which was a really nice touch. The cottage is slightly off the beaten track, so it is secluded and quiet, but just a short drive from the town centre, which has everything you'd need, from supermarkets to take-aways (we recommend Taste of India & Dynasty Chinese) - be prepared to wait quite a while, it is worth it).
The only slight negative is that the cottage garden is not totally secure, so we were unable to let our dog roam on his own. However, this in no way spoilt our stay & we would certainly consider returning in the future.

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Liked best: The location, close to the Forest of Galloway & Newton Stewart town centre
Liked least: The midges - take plenty of spray in the summer months
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Aug 2014
Dear Guest.
Many thank's for taking the time to review our cottage , we are pleased you had a pleasant stay, and we do appreciate the time people take in writing the reviews. We do rely on feedback from our guests , so as to further improve their stay with us,and we are always looking for any further improvements we could implement. Hope to see you all soon !
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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Drew B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great location, friendly hosts!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a lovely weekend in Newton Stewart and received a warm welcome from Mark on arrival.

The cottage is spacious, well equipped and comfortable. The location of the farm is wonderful with wonderful walks on the doorstep.

We would recommend the Cree Inn, Creebridge Hotel and The Belted Galloway for dog owners.

We look forward to returning for another visit.

Drew & Rose (+ Cree the dog)

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
5 Aug 2014
Dear Guest's
Many thank's for your lovely review of Penkiln cottage . It's great to see that people have a relaxing time , and we very much appreciate the time you have taken in posting your review .We have lot's more places for you to visit ! Hope you can stay longer next time.
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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Alandra24
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A little bit of Heaven.”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

What else is there to say about Penkiln Cottage that hasn't already been said. To stay in this lovely cottage was a sheer delight. The cordial welcome of Mark and Diane started our holiday off perfectly along with the generous basket of fresh eggs and delicious home made jam. The weather was kind to us and we only had rain over a couple of days but that didn't stop us from visiting Stranraer, Kirkudbright, Girvan and Ballantrae. The gorgeous sunny weather saw us enjoying the delights of Mossyard beach which is only 20 mins drive away and of course fishing for trout on the well stocked lake at Penkiln Cottage. The week passed all to quickly and we are already planning our next visit.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Jul 2014
Dear Guest .
Thank you so much for your kind review, and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Penkiln Cottage. We really appreciate the time people take in posting a review, and we very much look forward to you coming to stay with us again in the very near future.
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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TOM922
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“PENKILN COTTAGE SIMPLY THE BEST.”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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My wife and myself stayed at Penkiln Cottage from 30th June till 4th July.It is without doubt the best cottage we have ever rented.Wonderfully clean,and an excellent location.Lots to see and do in the area.Good walks on and around farm.Owners Mark and Diane are two very nice people.Welcome basket of fresh laid eggs,home made jam,and biscuits was a wonderful touch.Would recommend to everyone,and we shall be returning in the future.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Midges
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
14 Jul 2014
Dear Guest.
We are delighted that you have posted such a lovely revue about your stay with us at The Kirkland . We very much appreciate the time people take to write a review , and we fell very proud that people appreciate our efforts to make sure they have a pleasant stay at the Cottage . Many thank's once again for your revue , and we very much look forward to seeing you both again, In the very near future.
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst
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cantona67...
Burnley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely brilliant - most relaxing holiday we have ever had!”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We stayed at Penkiln cottage for a week, and what a delight it was!! The cottage is well equiped, extremely clean and comfortable. The owners, Dianne & Mark are both lovely people and cannot do enough for you. It was the most relaxing and enjoyable holiday we have ever had. The surrounding area is beautiful, with quaint harbours and beaches to explore, together with astounding countryside with beautiful walks. There is also numerous excellent restaurants and pubs nearby. Looking forward to going back!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 May 2014
Dear Guest.
We are glad you have enjoyed your holiday with us at Kirkland Farm , and we very much appreciate the time you have taken to post your kind comments on Penkiln Cottage . We take great satisfaction from receiving guest's reviews ,especially when they have had such a good holiday.Many Thank's. Hope to see you soon.!
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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