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“A wonderful little cottage in a beautiful location”
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86 reviews
Bright South facing Living Room with stunning view
Woodburning Stove
Twin Bedroom
View from garden
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 86 reviews
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lasiram
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A wonderful little cottage in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Willow Cottage is a wonderful find and provided ideal accommodation for our family in this beautiful area. The cottage is extremely thoughtfully equipped, a reall home from home, and the welcome pack was very well received after a long journey!

The views from the cottage over Cairnsmore of Fleet are stunning (a walk to the top is worth the effort!) but it is equally fascinating sitting in the garden, watching the variety of wildlife passing by.

None of us could fault Willow Cottage, we would definitely plan to return.

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Liked best: Location of this beautifully equipped cottage
Liked least: That we only had a week's holiday here!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Sep 2013
We are glad that you enjoyed your break at Willow Cottage and are very grateful for your kind comments. Thank you.
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gerrybell...
Chorley, United Kingdom
1 review
“what a lovely cottage!”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This is a little haven, myself, husband,10 year old son and large dog stayed at the cottage, it has lovely views and a connection with nature that we all appreciated, birds, cows, frogs and deer, fantastic! you relax almost instantly on arrival. The rooms are bright, clean and spacious and the kitchen well equipped. lovely cottage, lovely people, lovely area.

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Liked best: I loved the garden, its closeness to nature, birds, cows and even a visiting red deer
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Sep 2013
Many thanks for leaving feedback. We encourage the birds into the garden and enjoy watching them and the scenery too. Thanks again, Katrina
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donna_wri...
Glasgow
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Wee Peace of Paradise”
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Recently stayed for a week at this beautifully located cottage. The personal touches when we arrived were great, fresh flowers, hand written note from Katrina and a lovely bottle of wine! The cottage has all the amenities you require. Kitchen was well equipped with the added bonus of a dishwasher and the utlitiy room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Both bedrooms are a great size with ample storage space. The dinning room/games room was fantastic for the kids, great selection of Wii games and DVD's. The views from the living room were beautiful, you could see deer running in the fields, various birds and the local cows would come and visit us everyday!
This cottage is a great base to explore the local area and Katrina has made a portfolio of every attraction nearby with details of the places, time it takes to get there etc (nice touch). You are right on the Forrest of Galloway and it has fantastic bike rides to explore the countryside.
Katrina was lovely to talk to and gave us all the information we needed to get there with the welcome pack. This place is a wee peace of paradise and would highly recommend it to anybody.

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Liked best: Location of cottage and the facilities
Liked least: I could not fault anything about it
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Aug 2013
Hi, It was really kind of you to submit a review. We try to make the cottage as welcoming as possible and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay there.

Thanks again,

Katrina
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merlin l
haverfordwest
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Amazing cottage everything there that you could need, brilliant views and wildlife,”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

What a wonderful cottage in an amazing setting. .We had a lovely relaxing holiday no rush to go out every day because of the views and the comfort of the cottage. Everything you could or would need was there, Katrina the owner even had left us a bottle of wine and some home-made biscuits (which were delicious) on our arrival. The wildlife was amazing out of every window in the lounge, my husband and daughter looked forward to looking out for the daily visit across the river of the deer. Then add in the secluded sandy beaches, the forest parks, and the peace and quite of the area where the cottage sits. Cannot praise it enough. Wonderful Cottage. Will visit again. Thank you,

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Liked best: Everything!!!
Liked least: Nothing, perfect.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Aug 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Willow Cottage and glad that the deer and wildlife obliged by visiting. We love watching them too.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate it, Thanks, Katrina
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Gill P
Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A delight of a cottage.”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Had a truly wonderful holiday at Willow Cottage, so easy to relax and chill out. Absolutely everthing about the cottage was perfect, including its location. Was very easy to get to many of the tourist destinations, as well as being close to Newton Stewart for the essentials. The garden was ideal for our dog being escape proof and we spent many an hour out there just taking in the scenery and the occasional sightings of the deer. Even on a wet day we could sit in the lounge look out onto the hills and have the added entertainment of the birds on feeders right outside the window.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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People with pets
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Management Response
8 Jul 2013
We are so glad that you had a lovely stay at Willow Cottage and found the cottage, garden and scenery enjoyable. Thanks Katrina
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browni22
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful Willow”
Reviewed 7 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Visited the area a few years ago so a return visit. The cottage was chosen due to it's central location. We arrived to be met by the owners and family who gave us a quick walk through of the property and they also provided a welcome pack which was good. The cottage had everything we needed and it met all our needs. Birds were a constant visit to the garden and we even got to see a Roe deer in the opposite field several times. A whole hearted recommendation is made for the property and one we would certainly visit again. A hree star property that deserves a four star in our opinion. Thank you.

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Liked best: Location and facilities
Liked least: Petty I know but needs a bolt to fasten the two parts of the kitchen barn door together.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Jul 2013
We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and following your feedback will arrange to fit a bolt to the kitchen stable door to give the option of the door opening as one whole unit, Thanks Katrina & Gordon
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hrpshar
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Everything you could want for a holiday”
Reviewed 17 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
4
people found this review helpful

We stayed for a week with our 16 year old grandson and it was wonderful. The best equipped self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a lot. From the welcoming drinks and gingerbread biscuits, right down to all the info on surrounding and further afield areas. Wifi was a big draw for the grandson, and the fabulous view from the lounge over the hills where we spotted herds of deer daily were a lovely extra for my hubby and myself. Not to mention a bottle of wine and flowers to welcome us also. I will be highly recommending this cottage to all our friends and family.
To Katrina and Gordan and the girls A HUGE THANK YOU and WELL DONE

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: nothing comes to mind
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • 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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