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24 reviews
The Shack
Front Entrance
View of Shack from track at rear
Rear decking area
living room
Kitchen
Bluebells in May
Main Bathroom
bedroom 2
Friend calling for breakfast
Bedroom 1 with en-suite
Snowdrops in February
View from Breakfast bar
A walk in the woods
gatehouse residents
Sandgreen Bay 3 miles walk or cycle
The drive to The Shack
local beach at dawn
Holy Cairn Megalithic tomb 15mins. drive
Local resident enjoying dinner on the decking
The Shack
Sandgreen Bay at night in June
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Christine...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I recommend "The Shack" to anyone looking for a relaxed, peaceful holiday.”
Reviewed 5 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The Shack has everything you could want for a relaxing holiday. the beds are very comfortable, the bathrooms are well fitted out, and from the sitting room with its windows on three sides, you can sit in comfort and watch the red squirrels playing in the garden and practically knocking on the window for nuts. There are also many different birds coming to the feeders regularly which provide endless entertainment.
In the immediate area there are woodland walks and the wonderful Cally Garden, worth a visit for plantlovers, and Gatehouse itself is an interesting town with many different attractions. All in all I would thoroughly recommend this as a holiday destination.

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Liked best: The location and comfort.
Liked least: the en-suite mirror!
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Danny C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place”
Reviewed 1 July 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Stayed for 5 nights in February 13 and wouldn't hesitate to return. The Shack is perfectly located within the Cally forest on the edge of Gatehouse and offers a truly wonderful location to enjoy the joys of the local nature alongside a true feeling of being away from it all. The Red Squirrels joined us on the patio for breakfast every morning we were there , we also saw a whole range of other animals right outside the front door including dozens of different bird species. The Shack has everything you need for a self sustained break and is a perfect location from which to explore the stunning local area. We shall definitely return!!!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lawrence...
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Location”
Reviewed 1 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Myself, my wife, sister in law and their father have just enjoyed a lovely week's holiday at the shack. A very clean, tidy and well equipped holiday rental. Plenty of parking space for 2 cars, maybe even 3. The location, in the woods, was very peaceful and relaxing. One of the joys we all had was watching the wide variety of birds that came to the various 'feeders' that were set up in the garden and the RED squirrels that came several times a day to eat the nuts that we left out for them. They even came and looked through the patio doors at us whilst we looked at them. All in all a good week's holiday in a lovely place.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2012 for a stay in October 2011

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Liked best: the views
Liked least: leaving!!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Nottingham
Reviewed 21 February 2012 for a stay in February 2012

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Your age range 35-49
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Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2012 for a stay in July 2011

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Liked best: the off the beaten track feel to the place
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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mcchrissy...
cheshire
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nature Lovers Paradise”
Reviewed 10 September 2011 for a stay in September 2011

Fabulous very well equipped accommodation with the added bonus of red squirrels visiting on the decking every day, together with an abundance of birds flying in to feed on the nuts the owners kindly leave for guests. Lovely place in heart of forest but only a 10 min stroll through the woods into Gatehouse of Fleet with its shops, cafes and pubs. Lots of walks all around the area with beautiful scenery. Cant wait to go back!

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Liked best: Very comfy well equipped accommodation in great location
Liked least: The weather
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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