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“Great for mountain biking!”
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Very good
15 reviews
Cottage Front View
Cottage Front & Driveway
Kitchen with Dining Area
Lounge Area
Lounge Logburner & Fireplace
Dining Area in Lounge
Luxury Overhead Shower with Handset & Slidebar
Luxury Whirlpool Bath
King-size Bedroom
Double bedded Room
3/4 Single bedded Room
Bunk & Single Bedded Room
Large Enclosed Garden
Patio with brick BBQ
Patio Area at Rear of Cottage
View of Garden & Pond from side of Cottage
Dalbeattie Forest Access Path at Rear of Cottage
View of approach to cottage with Dalbeattie Forest backdrop
Autumn Landscape on approach to Cottage
Rockcliffe Bay
Kippford Estuary at High Tide
Moonlight over Rockcliffe Bay
The Slab  - part of the 7 Stanes biking Hardrock Challenge in Dalbeattie Forest
Bluebell Meadow on Jubillee Path between Rockcliffe & Kippford
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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clurr74
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Great for mountain biking!”
Reviewed 23 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Our family spent a lovely 4 days at Greenthorns. The house is spacious, warm and well kitted out with everything we needed. Our young kids loved the big garden, and we could watch birds and stargaze too.

The house is also perfect for cyclists as it's next to the Dalbeattie mountain bike trail, there's a large garage for storing bikes and a fantastic whirlpool bath for soaking aching muscles!

Booking was easy and Pete was really helpful.

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Lindsey M
Ilkley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Absolutely brilliant!”
Reviewed 4 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We spent New Year 2015 at Greenthorns and loved every minute! The cottage is cosy but spacious at the same time and felt like a 'home from home'. It has the all the mod cons you could possibly need and at times it felt a shame to leave it in order to get out into the beautiful surrounding countryside.

I really couldn't recommend Greenthorns enough. The owners are a pleasure to deal with too. 10/10!!

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Liked best: The quiet location and beautiful views but close proximity to the road if you want to venture further afield.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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margaret...
1 review
“Great”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The cottage was exactly as described. It was warm, comfortable and well equipped. The setting was quiet and peaceful and the garden was a joy with wild birds galore.

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Liked best: everything
Travelling group: Extended Family
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23lucyu
1 review
“Mrs”
Reviewed 26 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We have just returned from an amazing short break at this gem of a cottage. Peace and tranquility! Highly recommended and a home from home. We cannot wait to return. Cozy, clean, spacious, remote, fabulous comfy beds and powerful shower! Thank you for a brilliant time.

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Jblue10
Midlands
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Superb holiday -lovely cottage and location, amazing wildlife”
Reviewed 2 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Stayed for a week in this lovely cottage. It is very well equipped and if you had forgotten to bring anything I'm sure you would find whatever you needed in the cottage. It was clean and tidy nicely furnished and very warm (we were keen to try out the log fire but it was too warm!). The wild life was amazing. In the garden we saw loads of different birds including a grey partridge, Jay, tree creeper, nut hatch, great spotted woodpecker, coal tits, blue tits, great tits. From the garden we saw red deer, and buzzards. In the lane just outside the cottage we saw badgers. The cottage is situated in a very quiet and peaceful location near the end of a no through road ( so quiet and peaceful). It has an enclosed garden which is great if you have children or a dog.

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Liked best: wildlife, comfort, peace and quiet
Liked least: only problem was the lack of mobile phone signal in the area (mixed blessing!)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Richard H
1 review
“Great place for a family getaway”
Reviewed 27 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Greenthorns is a lovely cottage either as a base for day-trips or to bunker down and get away from it all. We (three generations) have just a spent a lovely week there and a good time was had by all. The kids loved playing in the large garden and I particularly enjoyed getting out on one of the bikes and exploring the tracks in the nearby woods.

Pete has just installed a new whirlpool bath, which meant the only arguments with the kids about bath-time was who got to go in first! The shower is also nice and powerful, which is good for getting you going in the morning!

Although a car is really essential to get to Greenthorns, if you like walking or bike riding, you can do that straight from the cottage.

Friendly, helpful neighbours helped to make it a great week.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Sep 2014
Thanks for the brilliant review and pleased you had a fantastic stay at Greenthorns. hope you're able to visit another time!
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