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  • Little Boreland Wonderful holiday home in a tranquil setting | Little Boreland, Gatehouse of Fleet
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  • Little Boreland Wonderful holiday home in a tranquil setting | Little Boreland, Gatehouse of Fleet
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    Attractive Kirkcudbright Cottage

    Property ref: S23663

    • Bedrooms 5

    • Sleeps 5

    • Baths 2

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (5)

    About this property

    An ideal retreat to explore the Solway Coast. Set within large gardens and woodland with hill walks from the door.
    A late 18th century former farmhouse located close to the coast. Spectacular setting for wildlife, this cottage is a gem, with its own tranquil gardens and woodland on a hillside near Cardoness Castle, with walks directly from the door. S23663, a late 18th century listed farmhouse, is full of character and has caught the eye of many passing artists. It is an ideal holiday retreat for all ages from which to explore the beautiful, unspoilt Fleet Valley National Scenic Area. It is within a short stroll of the conservation town of Gatehouse of Fleet, with shops, cafés, restaurants, local arts and crafts, and the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre.

    In 1951, Glencairn Balfour Paul saw the house from the road and fell in love with it. His brother Ian, a keen bird watcher and elder of the Kirk, lived there for twenty years from 1990, following which other family members now maintain the house and its grounds through holiday lets. Many people have depicted the house and adjoining wood, including early 20th century local artists such as A R Sturrock and A M Hotchkis. The Balfour Pauls found S23663 just magical.

    There are sandy beaches and rocky coves along the coast while the hillier countryside is good for walking. Nearby the Galloway Forest Park, known for its starlit dark skies, has excellent cycle paths. There is so much to see and do with castles, prehistoric sites and specialist gardens, thanks to Galloways’ mild climate. Activities for children include the Cream o’ Galloway adventure playground, with its celebrated ice cream, or the Laggan outdoor centre with its zip wire. There are ample opportunities for fishing, horse riding and golf. Nearby are many attractive towns: Kirkcudbright, the artists’ town offering boat trips and art and craft shops; Castle Douglas, Scotland’s food town with many specialist shops and nearby Threave Castle and Gardens; Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town, and Creetown featuring the Gem Rock Museum. Shops, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With open fire, Freesat TV, DVD player and DAB radio.
    Dining room: With open fire.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    2 sets of stairs to:
    First Floor:
    1st set of stairs to:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed. 
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    2nd set of stairs to:
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Steep stairs to:
    Second Floor: Beams and sloping ceilings throughout.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 5: With twin beds and Velux window.
    Oil central heating, electricity (£25 per week October-March), bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fires included. Travel cot and highchair. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: Bedroom 3 is also accessible through bedroom 2. There is an unfenced pond and stream, 20 yards away.

    Accommodation

    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Barbecue
    Bike Store
    Detached Property
    Dishwasher
    Fuel and Power Included
    Garden / Patio
    Highchair
    Pub within 1 mile
    Open Fire
    Shower
    Television
    WiFi
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Winter Short Breaks
    Cot Available
    Washing Machine
    Pets – not allowed
    Heritage Collection
    Green Scheme
    Coastal within 5 miles
    Shower Cubicle

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    Reviews (5)

    Nicola ‐ 4 Dec 2018
    "The house is charming and in a beautiful location. We found it very clean and it is well equipped throughout and we didn't have any difficulty in soon being very comfortable. There are two open fires to use if you want, we did, and they were lovely in the evening. The house is warm and cosy even if you don't want to light the fires.The owners have provided some very interesting information about the house and it's history and also about the local area, with places to visit and walks etc. Well worth reading!There is a pretty garden where a variety of birds can be seen, and a red squirrel was spotted too! We ( 2 couples) all enjoyed the walk to Gatehouse, which is about 10 minutes away, and has a well-stocked Spar supermarket for everyday needs. There are several places to eat and drink in the village, we didn't try them all but enjoyed the Masonic Arms pub both for drinks and food.There is much to see in the area and we hope to return to S23663 to explore further!Highly recommended."
    Stuart ‐ 18 Nov 2018
    "Very comfortable and restful house."
    Peter ‐ 30 Aug 2018
    "Superb location, a privilege to stay in an interesting and well cared for house, and spot on for peace and tranquillity and wildlife"
    Lucy ‐ 24 May 2018
    "We were a group of 5 old friends, well used to holidaying together. We loved the relaxed feel of the house, the birds and the peace."
    Lesley ‐ 13 Apr 2018
    "We have loved our 1st stay here. We are in the process of booking for next year. Only downside no dogs aloud but understandable"

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