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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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fran4ray
Dewsbury, England
Level Contributor
37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Blissful retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

As soon as we arrived at the cottage we felt at home-it has a warm and welcoming ambience-enhanced by the very generous welcome hamper. The lounge is very comfortable, with two huge settees and a flat screen tv & dvd player. The kitchen is modern and very well-equipped, with a spacious laundry room with washing machine and dryer. Off the kitchen is a light and airy dining room. The downstairs shower room is immaculate, and, like the main bathroom upstairs, has ample towels, soap etc.
We used the main bedroom as there were only 2 of us, and it was very comfortable, with excellent bedding and good storage for clothes. The bathroom is huge, with a free-standing bath from which one can see the sheep in he local fields.
Outside there are lawns to the back and side, and a patio with wooden table and chairs. We were lucky as the weather was very hot all week, and would have liked a couple of light-weight loungers and an umbrella to relax our ancient limbs on after a day's outing.
The local village of Penpont and small town of Thornhill can provide everything needed, and further afield the area is outstandingly beautiful and full of wildlife.
We will certainly be returning in the future-one word of warning-we could not get a signal on either of our mobiles in or around the cottage-which was probably a benefit!

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Liked best: The peaceful situation
Liked least: Lack of garden loungers
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
27 Jun 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the stay and the weather! I will certainly get some sun loungers as I think that's a great idea. Hope to see you back again in future.
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David H
Morayfield, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic cottage in peaceful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed five days at Ghillie's Cottage in mid-May. Made very welcome by Laura & David and the dog. The welcome pack is very well stocked. The property is an absolute delight, everything available as if you were at home and probably more. You are very near Penpont and Thornhill but the situation of property and the silence is a joy, very peaceful. Great to just sit in garden and relax and watch the cows and rabbits on hillside. There are plenty of things to do in area and we spent time travelling byways of Dumfresshire. Looking forward to returning again in the future.

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Liked best: Property and situation
Liked least: Having to come home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
20 Jun 2014
Hello, It was so nice to read your very kind review of Ghillie's Cottage. Thank you for taking the time to do this. It really makes the job a pleasure and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.
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Kristine0...
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding luxury cottage!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We travelled to Scotland as a group of 8 people, 4 couples, looking to have a relaxing 5 days away. We had an excellent time! Laura was so friendly and the welcome basket was very appreciated! The rooms were spacious and of very good standard, the kitchen was equipped with everything we could possibly need and more. The garden was huge and we had a great time playing with all the different garden games available. We had long walks in the beautiful countryside and found inspiration on what to do in all the brochures in the cottage.
We are already planning our next visit. Highly recommended!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 May 2014
Many thanks for your lovely review. It was great that you had some nice weather for your stay and enjoyed the garden. I'm delighted that you liked the cottage and hope to see you again soon.
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Rae C
Livingston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Excellent directions, very warm and welcoming reception. House spotless and to a very high standard. We were sorry to leave after only 2 nights and will definitely be back! Thoroughly recommended.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Slow wifi
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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 this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
20 May 2014
Thank you very much indeed for your king review. We are always delighted when someone has enjoyed their stay and try to keep everything fresh and up to date. Hope to see you again in future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reminrust...
Keswick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Truely fantastic Place to Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Had another amazing stay here, our 2nd visit, a finished work for Christmas get away with the girls and the dogs. The house is so beautiful with everything you could ever need. Its setting is so peaceful yet not a million miles away from anywhere if thats what you want. The Christmas tree and decs make it feel so homely. Thanks so much guys, hope to be back next year.

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Liked best: Such a homely feel to the cottage, fab garden for the dogs.
Liked least: Leaving!!!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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 this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Dec 2013
Thank you so much ladies for your kind review, much appreciated. Lovely to have you back and hope to see you all again next year.
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Conrad L
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A beautifully maintained and cared for cottage in the heart of the countryside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

My second visit to Ghillies Cottage with the family. Not only is it in a beautiful spot but its a lovely and comfortable cottage. Nicely designed and well maintained with all the things you need even a couple of sharp knives.
The kids loved their rooms and the large bathroom with its stone floors and big views is a rare luxury. There are lots of local walks including a walk through the woods to the Castle Gardens. A short drive gets you to lovely old ruins, walks and villages. Caerlaverock Castle on a sunny day has to be one of the most enchanting ruins in Brittain.
In short Ghillies is an exceptional cottage in a lovely area.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: Comfort in a beautiful location
Liked least: I rained once, (nothing to complain about)
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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 this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
10 Nov 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to welcome you back again to the cottage and we hope to see you all again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
dick c
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Best cottage we`ve ever stayed in.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Attention to detail was fabulous and the welcome basket outstanding.All rooms were delightfully presented and the bath was to die for.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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 this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
11 Nov 2013
Many thanks for your review, it is much appreciated! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to welcome you back again in future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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