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

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Elizabeth...
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a great week staying in this 5 star holiday cottage. The cottage was beautifully maintained, spotlessly clean with a kitchen containing everything you would need to self cater for a holiday. The bathroom was wonderful with a roll topped bath and there were plenty rooms for our two children to have a bedroom each.
There was plenty to do in the surrounding area with young children, from Drumlanrig Castle, Caerlaverock castle, Threave Castle, Castle Douglas, Wanlockhead Mining village, Robert Burns cottage and heritage trail, Mabie forest cycles tracks- the list is endless!!!
There were also several good places to eat a short drive away with the Buccleugh and Queensbury Arms in Thornhill getting a huge thumbs up from us!
The owners of the cottage, the Kirkpatrick's, were very prompt with helpful emails before we arrived and let us enjoy our week with no intrusion on our privacy yet we knew they were nearby should we run into problems. They even provided a luxury welcome hamper including some basic provisions after our long drive and also some chocolate and wine and flowers!
This is possibly the best Scottish holiday cottage we have rented as a family so far! We highly recommend it!!

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Liked best: The cleanliness and space
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
12 Aug 2015
I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at the cottage and enjoyed so many of the local attractions, there are a really good selection of things to do locally. Thank you so much for your kind words about the cottage, it is lovely to hear good feedback, much appreciated. We do hope we can welcome you all back in future. Laura.
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Mojo104
Innerleithen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Cottage in the country”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stayed here with friends for a weekend. The cottage is lovely presented, beautiful decor and all the amenities you require for a lovely relaxing weekend. The owner is very helpful and will sort any problems quickly. We had food delivered from a local tearoom owner which was very good. Would definitely go back.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Jul 2015
Thank you very much for your review, much appreciated! Really glad you enjoyed a relaxing weekend and enjoyed the meals as well. It would be lovely to welcome you back again in future. Laura.
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LynetteLo...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage and location”
Reviewed 25 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This cottage is absolutely gorgeous. Stayed there last weekend, a bunch of us came down for Tough Mudder, couldnt have picked a better place! Every room was just stunning, and an amazing location. We had the best weekend. We will hopefully be back soon ! Thank you.

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Management Response
26 Jun 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. Very pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and had fun participating in the Tough Mudder challenge....respect! We'd love to have you all back in future once again, many thanks. Laura.
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Maz1007
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Outstanding 10 out of 10”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I cannot recommend this cottage enough.
Myself and bunch from our ToughMudder team came down for the weekend as we where taking part in the event on the Saturday at Drumlanrig Castle and thought we would make it a mini break away.
The Owner of the Cottage was very helpful from the start, before and after booking.
The cottage is absolutely immaculate and very warm and welcoming, and big enough to accommodate 8 adults. 2 of the beds are fold out and maybe better for kids but we got on smashing, so this wasn't an issue.
The Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could need and more! Also the bonus of a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer etc! just brilliant.
Like i said at the start can't recommend enough.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Jun 2015
Thank you very much indeed for your glowing review, it really means a lot. So glad you enjoyed your stay and participation in the Tough Mudder event, very brave! I do hope we can accommodate you again in future. Many thanks again. Laura.
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Mike M
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous, well proportioned, boutique cottage in an idyllic setting”
Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Excellent first impressions, including key collection and free welcome pack set out the scene for our long weekend stay at this modern, tastefully decorated and spacious cottage. Set in beautiful countryside surroundings the cottage was exceptionally well equipped and immaculately maintained. Free WIFI. Overall, we would highly recommend this property to anyone planning to stay in this area.

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Liked best: Traditional Scottish cottage exterior with modern boutique interior
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
29 May 2015
Hi, thank you for the lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope we will be able to welcome you back again sometime.
Laura.
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Marina179...
Wirral, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful cottage in glorious countryside”
Reviewed 16 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed here for 5 days with our 2 daughters 18 and 11, my dad and our puppy.
The location of the house is fantastic very peaceful, with beautiful scenery, but Thornhill and Moniaive are only a few miles away to get all your supplies including some pubs, restaurants and shops.
Every need is catered for, the whole house is immaculately clean and beautifully presented, and the large bathroom was luxurious with a large bath and walk-in shower. The owners gave us a lovely welcome and the hamper waiting for us on arrival was excellent and much appreciated. We really enjoyed having a tour around their farm, it was a real treat.

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Liked best: The cottage and the scenery
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Families with young children
People with pets
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  • 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
29 May 2015
Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope you will come back to Ghillie's Cottage again in future.
Laura.
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LDOIJOHN
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous cottage, amazing surroundings.”
Reviewed 6 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed here for 5 days with our 2 boys 7 and 5 and my parents for a base for a friend's wedding. The cottage is super with everything you need and tasteful decor. The boys played for hours in the garden and further afield in the surrounding fields, woods and streams, it was ideal for them. We enjoyed Drumlanrig and Caerlaverock Castles and had a nice meal in the Thornhill Inn nearby. It was a super holiday thank-you.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Apr 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review Ghillie's Cottage, it's great to get your feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your break and the cottage suited all your needs. Great weather too! I hope we can welcome you back again in future. Laura.
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