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“Rural Paradise”
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Burnbrae Mill Summer
Summer view from Burnbrae
Kitchen/Dining Room
Kitchen/Dining Room
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge
Main Bedroom
Twin Room
Twin room
Bunk Room
Ground Floor Family Bathroom
Wet Room
Meet one of our badgers, photo kindly donated by a guests. Viewing can be arranged.
Burnbrae Mill Winter
Journey to Threave Castle
Sandyhills Beach
Down at Kirkcudbright
Sledging at Burnbrae
Mountain biking in Dalbeattie Forest
Red Haven Beach
Loch Ken Aqua Park
Wind Surfing on Loch Ken
Badgers photographed by Ian Dickie at Burnbrae Mill April 2017
The night sky by Ian Dickie at Burnbrae April 2017
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Greensinl...
Lancashire, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Rural Paradise”
Reviewed 5 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Just returned from our fourth visit to this beautiful and spacious rural mill set back from the road in magnificent countryside with great views from the upstairs lounge. Excellent location, perfect for walking and unwinding. Furnished with obvious care and attention to detail with no expense spared. Spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. On our arrival there was a welcome pack complete with a lovely home baked Victoria sponge which was appreciated. Fully fitted kitchen with all appliances, nice comfortable beds and a modern wet room. Easy access to the A75 leading to Dumfries, Castle Douglas and many other places of interest. On a clear night The Dark Skies gave magnificent views of the stars and in the daytime we watched the antics of numerous birds. The highlight for us was when Suzanne told us of a badger sett in their lower field and Allan took us at dusk to watch them play, two adults and four cubs. Allan and Suzanne were perfect hosts and very helpful. Looking forward to our fifth visit in February.

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Liked best: The badgers and The Night Sky.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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watsonson...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Lovely property and owners”
Reviewed 18 September 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We booked property based upon the reviews and location ( wanted to mountain bike in several of 7 Staines located near to property). We had a fantastic week - mill was large, very well equipped and extremely clean. Allan came and chatted with us on our arrival, gave us some top tips for cycling and offered for his 3 boys to play football with our two. Soon it was almost a nightly event that their boys would call to ours to ask to play; we would sometimes all go round to their garden in the evening ( midges allowing); they were very welcoming!
We will keep lovely memories of this holiday. It was all I had hoped for and more due to the warm hospitality, perfect accomodation and even good Scottish weather!

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Liked best: Hospitality / spacious clean accomodation
Liked least: A little chilly downstairs in bedrooms
Travelling group: Young Children
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maryj50hn...
FORFAR, ANGUS
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10 reviews
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“Excellent family break in beautiful accommodation”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Have just returned from a few days at Burnbrae Mill. This is an excellent property in a beautiful part of the country. It was spotless, comfortable, spacious, and the view fro the upstairs lounge was lovely.
The weather was beautiful which added to the enjoyment of the mill. The kids particularly liked the out door toys which were available and the slide in the garden.
There is a lot to do in the surrounding area. A particular favourite with us was the cocoabean chocolate factory where the kids took a workshop and made some chocolates. Cannot praise this place enough - very good value for money.
Only drawback was the lack of service for,our mobiles - but maybe that was a good thing!!
Thoroughly enjoyed this break and would definitely recommend it.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Poor internet connection
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Beryl W
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“A lovely cottage in a stunning location, a memorable holiday”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

You would be hard put to find anything better than this cottage. It is in a truly rural setting but with every comfort, and very close to many places. The bedrooms are charming with extremely comfortable beds, all mod cons in the two bathrooms and kitchen. Spacious and airy upper floor lounge (wonderful view) and kitchen with quality equipment. It was so peaceful too, an ideal place to relax.

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Liked best: the location and the sheer comfort
Liked least: poor phone signal
Travelling group: Other
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bleschu
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable home from home”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This property offered everything you could possibly need for a weekend break. The bed and the sofas were so comfortable I didn't want to leave! Lovely to sit in the living room watching the sheep and goats in the field and the dramatic thunderstorm we had on our last evening, while the night before we had entertained guests on the BBQ! Convenient for 7 stanes mountain biking at mabie forest, dalbeattie and kirroughtree all within a short drive. We'll be back!

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Liked best: Comfortable and well equipped
Liked least: No champagne flutes! :)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Jacquelin...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic getaway”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This has to be the cleanest house we've stayed in, and we've stayed in quite a few! We travelled as a family of 4 and all of us, kids included, commented on the quality of the sleep we had, the beds are super comfy! The house is well equipped and there were lots of welcoming extras provided. We were very impressed by the owners' attention to detail and would not hesitate to recommend the property to others.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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George_MR...
Durham, United Kingdom
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“Home from home...and a bit more!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This property ranks among the best we've stayed in, a very clean and modern cottage with good quality fixtures and fittings. Ideal base for touring, water sports, fishing etc. The owner Alan is very friendly and helpful. Very relaxing and comfortable. Recommended with no hesitation. Thanks again.

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