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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Carol1982...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 14 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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person found this review helpful

My friend and I stayed here for 2 nights to relax before a hectic Christmas and it was absolutely perfect in every way, peaceful surroundings, beautiful decor, freshly laid eggs waiting for us and the cottage all done up for Christmas gave it the final touch. The cottage was cosy and beds very comfy, the owners are lovely and very welcoming, the cottage had books to read, games to play and plenty DVDs to keep you entertained, we would throughly recommend a visit to Malcolm and Lorraine's peaceful paradise. We will be back again next year, maybe for a few extra nights. Thank you

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Liked best: The peace and quite and the beautiful decor
Liked least: We should have booked a longer stay
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Jan 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcome you back in 2016.
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aj59lee
Halstead, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fantastic Cottage”
Reviewed 28 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Stayed here for a few days ,Everything about this cottage was perfect it was lovely everything you needed was there it was very cosy spotlessly clean comfortable couldn't fault it . Briefly met the owners they were very nice but next door if you did need them. I travel to Sanquhar two or three times to a year to see family so will definately stay here again would recommend staying here .

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Liked best: How cosy it was very well thought out .
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Dec 2015
Thanks for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed staying at Darna Tighe, and look forward on seeing you again.
Regards
Lorraine & Malcolm
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Vicky D
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very quiet and peaceful”
Reviewed 25 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Loved this cottage. Owners very nice and pleasant. The cottage had everything you needed and very clean. Definitely coming back again. A+++

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Liked best: The cleanliness and warmth of property
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
25 Nov 2015
Thanks for your kind comments, it's nice that we are getting a lot of returning guest.
Kind Regards
Lorraine & Malcolm.
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Jan G
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect, tranquil and very peaceful”
Reviewed 14 November 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We have stayed several times now in Malc and Lorraines cottage, everything is so positively set out and provided for, the cottage is very clean, very warm and with excellent furnishings, I would recommend this cottage every time if you want a break in Kirkconnel, most places are easy to reach within an hours drive.
And to top it all fresh eggs for breakfast from their own free laying chickens.

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Liked best: The tranquility
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
15 Nov 2015
Thanks so much for your kind review, Lorraine and I look forward on seeing you all over Christmas.
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Laphroaig...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Value”
Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Booked a weekend stay to attend a family wedding nearby. Wished we could have stayed longer, Darna Tighe is very warm and welcoming cottage with excellent attention to detail. The owners Malcolm and Lorraine have thought of everything you need for a home from home experience.
We enjoyed the eggs from the chickens outside for breakfast with some Nethergate Ayrshire bacon.
Would highly recommend Darna Tighe to all. Easy walk into village or out into countryside.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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PJardine
Stranraer
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfect place!”
Reviewed 1 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This is a wonderful cottage. Peaceful and tranquil but within five minutes walk from village and ten from the train station. Have it chilled out or visit Dumfries or Kilmarnock (both 30 mins by train) or hop on numerous buses to nearby towns and villages. The cottage is absolutely a home from home so cosy and comfortable and a REALLY comfy bed. Malcolm and Lorraine are lovely owners unobtrusive but next door if needed. Fresh eggs were much appreciated. The chickens made us laugh - they were so friendly they wanted In the cottage. Great wee village shop and good Indian carry out in Sanquhar. Though fairly near the main road and railway line you hear nothing - the cottage is so well double glazed. One of the best cottages we've stayed in. Can't wait to go back - but for longer next time. Thank you Malcolm and Lorraine

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Liked best: Location - so peaceful
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • 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 your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Oggybear
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage”
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
2
people found this review helpful

What a great place to stay. Couldn't fault a thing. Spotless and well cared for. The furniture and fixtures and fittings are of the best quality. Lots to do in the area and beautiful countryside. Local station great if you want to use the train instead of driving. Situated between Ayr and Dumfries. Loved the friendly chickens. Lorraine & Malcolm were lovely and very helpful. They even let us take our house cat! We used the local Chinese takeaway at Kelloholm called Loon Fung and ate out at the Lochside House Hotel and Spa near New Cumnock. Both were excellent. We will definitely return to Darna Tighe.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • 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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