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The Shack (Cosyholidaycottages)

24 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The property was formerly a Forestry Commission Office and has been tastefully converted to a very attractive, cosy two double bed-roomed holiday home. This high standard innovative convertion was completed in August 2008. The main bedroom has en-suite bathroom with king size bed and the efficient underfloor heating throughout the property provides all year round comfort. The property is extremely light and airy as it benifits from south and west facing patio doors, with feature light shafts in the kitchen and living room. There is a modern well fitted kitchen with slate floor, where you can sit at the breakfast bar enjoying a wonderful view through the trees to the Galloway Hills or maybe spot a red squirrel leaping from tree to tree. As well as Red Squirrels there is Roe Deer and an abun...The property was formerly a Forestry Commission Office and has been tastefully converted to a very attractive, cosy two double bed-roomed holiday home. This high standard innovative convertion was completed in August 2008. The main bedroom has en-suite bathroom with king size bed and the efficient underfloor heating throughout the property provides all year round comfort. The property is extremely light and airy as it benifits from south and west facing patio doors, with feature light shafts in the kitchen and living room. There is a modern well fitted kitchen with slate floor, where you can sit at the breakfast bar enjoying a wonderful view through the trees to the Galloway Hills or maybe spot a red squirrel leaping from tree to tree. As well as Red Squirrels there is Roe Deer and an abundance of bird life surrounding The Shack. During your stay we will provide a bag of feed for children (or adults) to feed the birds and squirrels. In february the woods surrounding the Shack are covered with a carpet of snowdrops, making this a particular beautiful time of year to visit. We have just returned this week, the snowdrops are wonderful and the wildlife is extremely busy. I have downloaded 2 short videos one of a woodpecker feeding with finches flying around behind and a red squirrel running down the tree next to the feeding table. This is on our own site at WWW.COSYHOLIDAYCOTTAGES.CO.UKMore
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About the Owner
Brian D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2008
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Reviews (24)

1 - 5 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 9 August 2018

Visiting The Shack for the first time, along with my ninety year old mother, we found that the location, facilities and contents made it the best self-catering accommodation that we had used in more than fifty years of coming to Galloway. Red squirrels visited daily...More

Date of stay: July 2018
2  Thank Companion748131
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This cabin is in a perfect location. It has everything you need and more, it's quiet and close for beeches or woods. You can watch the wildlife in the cabin from birds to red squirrels and badgers at night. I would love to go back.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Adventure623287
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We just got home after a 5 day stay at the shack. It surpassed all our expectations, the house was much bigger and modern than we expected, very comfortable, very clean and fully stocked with kitchen and bathroom supplies plus some very welcome welcome goodies....More

Date of stay: March 2018
2  Thank Naomi P
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Just returned from our 3rd stay at The Shack! Very comfortable and spacious with a well equipped kitchen and everything you would need. Excellent location being private but within walking distance of Gatehouse of Fleet where there’s a range of pubs, local shops and cafes....More

Date of stay: November 2017
1  Thank Flick201
Reviewed 3 July 2016

my wife, my son and myself stayed here for a week (24/6/16 to 2/7/16). the last 20 mins of our journey it rained, heavily! so when we arrived we just dived into the shack!! didnt get to look around properly till following day. the whole...More

Date of stay: June 2016
2  Thank lsmigs
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
House Swap
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The area is a golfer’s paradise with several courses within a ½ hours drive. These include the beautiful 9 hole Gatehouse course 5mins away and 18 hole courses at Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Newton Stewart and New Galloway and of course Turnberry is only an 1 ½ hour away. Kirkcudbright (Scotland's art town)with its art galleries, castle and harbour is only 15mins away and Castle Douglas ( food town) with it interesting shops, Thrieve Castle and gardens, is 20mins away. If you head away from the coast into the Galloway Hills there is sailing and fishing on Loch Ken and walking and cycling in the Forest and hills. Being washed by the Gulf Stream the area is home to some stunning gardens the most well known being the Logan Botannical Gardens. The well known Galloway ice cream farm is a ...
How to get there
The property is situated on the outskirts of Gatehouse of fleet. It is 5 minutes off the A75 Greta green to Stranraer road, approximately 1 hour drive from both Carlisle and Stranrear. Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are within a 2 hour drive. Glasgow Prestwick, WWW.GPIA.CO.UK - Ryan air, & others Glasgow Internatin, WWW.GLASGOWAIRPORT.COM - Easy jet, BA etc Belfast City, WWW.BELFASTCITYAIRPORT.COM - Stranraer / Belfast Ferry Belfast International, WWW.BELFASTAIRPORT.COM - Stranraer / Belfast ferry
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