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46 reviews
boats at high tide
main entrance
patio/side door
high tide from sitting room
spacious sitting area in winter
dining area
kitchen/dining area
kitchen
double bedroom with river view
twin room (2x 2ft 6 beds)
double bedroom with river view
well-lit bedrooms
studio
ensuite shower room
relax and enjoy views on the jetty
view from jetty
sunset from jetty
view from bedroom
private lane 40 yards to street
lots of interesting small shops
one of the High Street's closes
enjoy a woodland walk
coastal walk for all seasons
Kirkcudbright in bloom
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Boat house -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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SeaLoverL...
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed 9 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The Boathouse exceeded all our expectations. Fantastic location, central but private, warm, well stocked, comfy beds & seating, lovely outside space too. I took the 2nd lounge with en-suite, made up as a bedroom (sofa bed) and it was perfectly comfy. Very cold whilst there, but it was easy to alternate the heating as needed and the 3 bathrooms have underfloor heating too. Plenty to do in such a friendly and attractive town a lovely bistro and the Kirkcudbright Bay Hotel is wonderful for a drink and lunch with locals. This is one of my favourite places and certainly an all year around destination; The Boathouse should be first place to check if staying!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Feb 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay as you travelled a long way for your get together. Happy to hear you and your friends were comfortable and warm during a very chilly winter weekend.
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Ionak14
2 reviews
“Fantastic getaway, beautiful house.”
Reviewed 21 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Stayed here for a few days in early December. Beautiful house in ideal location. Nice to have a few days to chill before the madness of Christmas. Lots of lovely wee shops and close to park which our dog loved too. Would definitely visit again, even our picky kids loved it. Opening the blinds in the morning to view the marina is a great way to start your day!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Dec 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review at this busiest of times. Glad to hear you all enjoyed your stay in spite of the inclement weather. The Boathouse is indeed a great place to stay if you want to get away from it all but still have easy access to shops, cafes etc.
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Abbmoll1B...
blackpool
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The boathouse a place of tranquility”
Reviewed 14 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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person found this review helpful

Had a fabulous week at the boathouse. An ideal,location for a tranquil and relaxing winter break. Everything perfect, lovely, clean and warm. Shona was a delight to deal with, nothing too much trouble and it was nice being able to have our gorgeous little Abbie shitzhu with us.
This is definitely on our holiday cottage list for future stays.


Su mel and Abbie

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Nov 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. Very happy to hear you enjoyed your winter holiday at the Boathouse. The winter weeks can be surpisingly warm and sunny!
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Paul W
Keighley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantasic accomodation in brilliant location”
Reviewed 14 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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people found this review helpful

Perfect holiday home with a great view overlooking the estuary. Our family spent many evenings watching the tide coming in, keeping warm with the chimenea! There's was plenty of room for 5 of us and 2 dogs. Its very close to the town centre and Kirkcudbright is a beautiful village.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Oct 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Happy to hear you all enjoyed yourselves, including the dogs and that you were able to take advantage of the jetty during a September which was as warm as mid-summer!
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russetsb
Wigton, Cumbria
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A fabulous find!”
Reviewed 8 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Thankfully when we searched for a dog-friendly, wheelchair accessible property with minimum 2 bathrooms The Boathouse popped up! What a find! Finished to a high spec, spacious and with lovely views! Shona was very helpful prior to booking, describing the property so that we were happy my Dad would manage despite being less mobile than the rest of the party. The bathrooms are lovely and all of the bedrooms have views of the estuary. A visit (or 2 or 3) to The Castle Street Bistro is a must too and The Masonic Arms is a great place for the pre-dinner drink!

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Liked best: Space and views
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Sep 2014
Thank you for your superb review. Very happy to hear the Boathouse worked for your family group and that it was manageable for your Dad. The Masonic and the Castle Bistro are indeed very handy being just round the corner!
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Codger12
Leigh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A wonderful place in a fantastic town”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 for a stay in July 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

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Aug 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!
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PhilEdinb...
Edinburgh
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“5* - Stunning home and stunning location - The Kirkcudbright Boathouse”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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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 seems to sail by the huge terrace looking out over the river/marina. The Boathouse has everything you could wish for in a home and will cope easily with large family of 6-8 or friends seeking a holiday in a 'smashing home' and in a wonderful friendly town - Kirkcudbright - 3 bathrooms must give this another uniquely positive aspect.
Clean, modern facilities and two outside areas to help you enjoy a BBQ in the courtyard or drinks on the terrace. Shona (the owner) is helpful, informative and keeps the place immaculate. Give yourselves a treat and try out the Castle Bistro for dinner just a short 100 metre walk away. The Boathouse is certainly a place that many people will return to again and again - as we will.

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Liked best: Location and setting
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Jun 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 from cooking!
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