We had a wonderful long weekend here at the end of May with our 2 young children. Th cottage was nice and cool considering it was quite hot outside, the kitchen was well stocked and the cottage was clean and had a really nice feel to it.
There was a welcome basket waiting for us which had some delicious jam in it - which you can also buy from an honesty stall outside the main farmhouse (we ended up buying another 2 jars).
The owners were really lovely people and we were so glad we chose to stay here. It was a very peaceful trip and our sons loved the chickens and animals all round.
We had a lovely holiday at Penkiln Cottage, which was extemely comfortable and well equipped. We had a warm welcome from Mark, and a goodies basket which included Diane's delicious blackcurrant jam. There was so much to do in the area; lovely walks from the door, Wood of Cree just up the road, and longer days out to Glen Trool,Port Patrick, Wigtown, and Port William. We hope to come back to see the rest. We loved the sound of the burn running alongside the cottage. It was such a relaxing accompaniment to help us unwind in such a beautiful location. Thank you very much.
Wonderful location, easy to find using SatNav. Very peaceful yet all amenities close to hand. The cottage was, clean, warm and spacious. So quiet too. A great base for travelling around this lovely area. Mark and Diane were very welcoming and helpful in suggesting places to visit. Lots of info in the cottage too, maps, places to visit etc. DVD's to watch, a good selection. Nothing to fault, would highly recommend. The homemade jam is excellent.
This was our second visit ti this wonderful home from home.
It was just as lovely in December/January as it was in July.
Mark and Diane do everything they can to make sure that your stay is a warm and comfortable experience. So many lovely places to visit.
We will be back.
I stayed at Penkiln Cottage for a long weekend in July with my wife and two young children. The owner, Mark, was there to meet us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the cottage and the farm on which it's located. Mark made numerous suggestions of things we could do in the local area, and places we could visit. We took up his suggestion of visiting Portpatrick, and are very glad we did - it's not somewhere we had thought to visit, and we thoroughly enjoyed a morning on the beach by the harbour and lunch outside at The Harbour House Hotel.
The cottage itself was comfortable, spacious and extremely clean. We really appreciated the welcome basket full of biscuits and jam. The enclosed garden to the rear of the building was a real advantage and it meant the children could play outside without any worry of them running off! There was a large selection of books, board games and DVDs to keep us all entertained. Newton Stewart is only a 15 minute walk away following the path by the river and we found a nice little pub to eat at on our first night.
I was aware of the nearby Kirroughtree 7stanes mountain bike trail centre, so came prepared with my bike, and was able to drive along for a quick ride on the Saturday evening. It was about 5pm when I got there and everyone else had obviously headed home by then - it was fantastically quiet and I literally had the forest and trails to myself.
Unfortunately we didn't see the resident barn owls during our visit - maybe next time!