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The Boathouse

47 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
A unique location off the historic High Street overlooking Kirkcudbright marina and harbour with far reaching views of the Galloway Hills. Sit out on the jetty and watch the yachts or the fishing boats approaching harbour. Or get out the binoculars and spot the cormorants. Fabulous views from all the bedrooms and both sitting rooms. Enjoy a barbecue on the completely private, sunny patio. Spacious accommodation on one level with plenty of room for 8. 3 bathrooms so no waiting around to get in the shower! Very quiet and peaceful but only 3 minute's walk from all amenities. Bed linen, towels and heating included....A unique location off the historic High Street overlooking Kirkcudbright marina and harbour with far reaching views of the Galloway Hills. Sit out on the jetty and watch the yachts or the fishing boats approaching harbour. Or get out the binoculars and spot the cormorants. Fabulous views from all the bedrooms and both sitting rooms. Enjoy a barbecue on the completely private, sunny patio. Spacious accommodation on one level with plenty of room for 8. 3 bathrooms so no waiting around to get in the shower! Very quiet and peaceful but only 3 minute's walk from all amenities. Bed linen, towels and heating included.More
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About the Owner
Shona T
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

I shouldn't leave a review because you readers will then know about this magical place. We did have the best of the weather which was just an added bonus

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank Codger12
atraveller59, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Thank you for your review. Glad you had a good time at the Boathouse and that you enjoyed your dip in the sea. Better book early for next summer to avoid disappointment now you've let everyone know about the place!

Reviewed 8 June 2014

The Boathouse is located in wonderful setting looking out over the River Dee and over the Marina and harbour in Kirkcudbright. Birds (Heron, Shag & Sand Martins etc), tides sweeping in and out even the occasional Otter are to be viewed every day. The world...More

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank PhilEdinburgh
atraveller59, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you for your fantastic review. Glad to hear you enjoyed bird-watching from the refurbished jetty. Kirkcudbright is indeed a very friendly town with a good choice of restaurants - one for each night of the week, in fact, for those who want a rest...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The three bedrooms and 2 lounges all have a view direct on to the tidal estuary. The three bathrooms each have a loo and a shower. The Co-op supermarket is less than 5 minutes walk away. It's a very bright, comfortable and convenient dwelling and...More

Date of stay: May 2014
2  Thank Ian G
atraveller59, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your short break. The summer weeks do get booked up quite quickly and we generally do short breaks from Nov. to March only but occasionally we accept them in summer. Keep an eye on...More

Reviewed 1 April 2014

The boathouse is stunning. Right in the centre of Kirkcudbright, tucked away down a narrow pend (private lane) with back courtyard and a terrace virtually on the River Dee it is full of drama. At low tide the banks of the River Dee display their...More

Date of stay: March 2014
1  Thank IsabelGlasgow
atraveller59, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

Good to hear you enjoyed your stay. The tides are indeed mesmerising whatever the weather. Our newly refurbished jetty is the ideal place to sit out and observe river life. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 22 December 2013

Walking along the High Street of Kirkcudbright you'll never spot the Boathouse. But walk down a side alley and it will open up to a court yard and the aptly named holiday let, sitting on the river. The views are spectacular and on our winter...More

Date of stay: December 2013
1  Thank zippy7jaffa
atraveller59, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2013

Thank you for your lovely review. Glad to hear that you had a great winter weekend break and that you were able to enjoy the views from the jetty even at night by the heat of the chimenea.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Kirkcudbright is now known as the Artists' Town due to the fact that artists have been coming here for years to take advantage of the unique light they experience in and around the town. There are many galleries and exhibitions to be enjoyed not to mention craft -fairs and open studio events. There are facilities for all the family including a swimming pool, fitness trail, golf course, driving range and many more. Throughout the summer tourists can enjoy the 'Summer Festivities' which include historical walks and Scottish Nights and at the end of season there is the tattoo which attracts thousands of visitors.
How to get there
Nearest airport:Glasgow Prestwick - Ryanair-70 miles Nearest train station : Dumfries - 27 miles
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