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The Boathouse

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boats at high tide
main entrance
Kirkcudbright in bloom
1 of 24boats at high tide
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Boat house
A unique location off the historic High Street overlooking Kirkcudbright marina and harbour with far reaching views of the Galloway Hills. Sit out on the jetty and watch the yachts or the fishing boats approaching harbour. Or get out the binoculars and spot the cormorants. Fabulous views from all the bedrooms and both sitting rooms. Enjoy a barbecue on the completely private, sunny patio. Spacious accommodation on one level with plenty of room for 8. 3 bathrooms so no waiting around to get in the shower! Very quiet and peaceful but only 3 minute's walk from all amenities. Bed linen, towels and heating included. On street parking (non-designated) 40 yards up private pedestrian lane from house....A unique location off the historic High Street overlooking Kirkcudbright marina and harbour with far reaching views of the Galloway Hills. Sit out on the jetty and watch the yachts or the fishing boats approaching harbour. Or get out the binoculars and spot the cormorants. Fabulous views from all the bedrooms and both sitting rooms. Enjoy a barbecue on the completely private, sunny patio. Spacious accommodation on one level with plenty of room for 8. 3 bathrooms so no waiting around to get in the shower! Very quiet and peaceful but only 3 minute's walk from all amenities. Bed linen, towels and heating included. On street parking (non-designated) 40 yards up private pedestrian lane from house.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Not available for events or entertaining guests not staying at the property.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Showers
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About the Owner
Shona T
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed 13 November 2019

House as described - very comfortable and well equipped. Just the two of us, but it's very suitable for a larger group as there's loads of space indoors and out. Kircudbright is lovely with a number of attractions, and there's lots to do/see in the...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Shona T, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2019

So glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to hosting you again.

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Reviewed 14 September 2019

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Date of stay: September 2019
Shona T, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

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Reviewed 22 August 2019

We have stayed at The Boathouse before and are always amazed by the location right on the estuary. There is everything you need shop wise in a Kirkcudbright and plenty of lovely places to visit locally - stunning coastal scenery and pleasant walks nearby. The...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Shona T, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Good to hear that the shops in KBT provide everything you require. The coastal walks are indeed stunning and usually quiet too. Look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 1 February 2019

What a wonderful place to stay, beautiful view of the river from the lounge and bedrooms and it still felt very private. The house is very spacious but still has a warm and cosy feel to it, the kitchen is very well equipped if you’d...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Pat D
Shona T, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. Glad to hear you stayed warm and cosy in spite of the freezing weather. Look forward to welcoming you back again!

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic roomy accommodation with private balcony over the river. Alternative private courtyard. Beautiful uninterupted views of the river and sunset. Owner responded quickly to concerns. I would recommend visiting the BoatHouse without hesitation. We had fantastic weather and would just sit watching the sunset listening...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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atraveller59, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. Glad the good weather extended over your stay and that you were able to enjoy the views to the full.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We could not have found anywhere more perfect for my special birthday. This lovely unique house with its spectacular views ensured that I had a birthday that I will always remember. We loved the house, loved the terrace, loved the views and really enjoyed Kirkcudbright.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Zxc15
atraveller59, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you for your glowing review. Happy to hear your stay at the Boathouse made your birthday memorable.

Reviewed 23 June 2018

The apartment itself is spacious and extremely well equipped. Being all on one level it was very suitable for my elderly friend. We appreciated having our own bathrooms just opposite our bedrooms. Altho there were only two of us I can imagine how it could...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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atraveller59, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Glad to hear the Boathouse worked out well for you and your friend. You certainly made the most of your time getting out and about in the area. Look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

This really is as good as it looks....a lovely house, very spacious, very well-equipped kitchen, cosy bedrooms, and an open plan living/dining room big enough to move about in. The views from the front of the house were just amazing. The balcony/patio was a fantastic...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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atraveller59, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Some guests don't like the idea of not having a parking space next to the house but the advantage of being so far from the street, as you noticed, is the peace and quiet which hits you...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Spent a lovely sunny week at The Boathouse in May 2017 (thanks for arranging the requested weather, Shona!) We used all 4 Bedrooms, including the Bed-sofa of the second Sitting Room which was made up for us and this meant that there was plenty of...More

Date of stay: May 2017
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atraveller59, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your glowing review. Happy to hear that the sun shone for you and that all the family enjoyed the Boathouse.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

The riverside location is brilliant. We watched the tides and boats from the comfort of this lovely place every day. The accommodation is spacious and well maintained. There is lots to see and do in the local area and Kirkudbright is a pretty town to...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank pagpen
atraveller59, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

We appreciate your taking the time to do a review and are happy that your family had a good holiday enjoying the Boathouse and its surroundings.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Kirkcudbright is now known as the Artists' Town due to the fact that artists have been coming here for years to take advantage of the unique light they experience in and around the town. There are many galleries and exhibitions to be enjoyed not to mention craft -fairs and open studio events. There are facilities for all the family including a swimming pool, fitness trail, golf course, driving range and many more. Throughout the summer tourists can enjoy the 'Summer Festivities' which include historical walks and Scottish Nights and at the end of season there is the tattoo which attracts thousands of visitors.
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