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Isla Cottage

Main Street (A75) | Springholm, Castle Douglas DG7 3LP, Scotland
Isla Cottage
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Small, only 2 rooms, but just tremendous - the best yet!! Large bedroom with a super king bed and a huge ensuite. Caroline and Stewart are wonderful hosts, even to providing a welcome dram on arrival. Wonderful breakfasts. We stayed two nights - wish we could have been there longer. Pubs in the area are amazing - 400 years old.... More 

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

We are delighted with your review, thank you so much. We know people do use Tripadvisor from the feedback received and hope Visit Scotland who inspect us look at the feedback too. The pleasure was all ours in having you here to stay. Perhaps you will spread the word about Isla Cottage B&B in your area. Our best wishes and... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Caroline and Stewart were very welcoming and Caroline was extremely conscientious and diligent, when it came to her cookery skills, the presentation of the room and Customer Service. Breakfast had a vast selection of cooked breakfast, even if you were vegetarian, there were so many choices regarding juices, cereals, fruit salad, yogurts, homemade jams and marmalade, it was delicious. Very... More 

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Many guests promise to write reviews when they leave but once folks get home other things take priority, which we can fully understand. Very appreciative that you found a little time to do this for us. It was a whirlwind weekend and with a new job for you I assumed (wrongly) we would be but a distant memory. So delighted... More 

Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This B and B came highly recommended from David, the owner of The Grapes Pub, Springholm. We had a daunting task to undertake clearing my late cousin's cottage. The B and B was 1st class and Caroline and Stewart were perfect hosts. We had a super comfy bed and after sometimes putting in 14 hours work, it was most welcome.... More 

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

I don't know when you managed to fit in a review for us but I am very glad you did - both Stewart and I were pleased to help anyway we could - these were exceptional circumstances after all. We wish you both well with the sale of the house and happy sailing in Canada and perhaps some day you... More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights at Isla Cottage at the end of September. Caroline and Stewart received us warmly and made us feel at home, welcoming us with some tea and lovely home-made cake. Nothing was too much trouble for them. There is a plentiful supply of literature on the local area available and Caroline was always happy to fill... More 

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Delighted with your review and thank you both for your endeavour, I am sure it will help encourage others to stay at Isla Cottage, so glad you enjoyed your 3 nights and days! More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

For the second year running we enjoyed a warm welcome at Isla Cottage. This is a well appointed B&B and Caroline and Stewart have thought of everything to make our stay pleasant. It is well located for touring Dumfries and Galloway and as a stop en route to the ferry at Cairnryan. The cottage is on the busy main road... More 

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

This is our first review from guests who have stayed with us previously, so we are delighted that you have once again enjoyed your stay with us at Isla Cottage. Thank you very much for your kind review. More 

Taunton, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I stayed here 8 nights while exploring Dumfries and Galloway, and had chosen Isla Cottage because as a solo traveller I wanted a small, friendly B&B. I was not disappointed! The level of service and hospitality offered by Caroline and Stewart is unmatched in my experience of B&Bs. Caroline would come out to greet me whenever I returned from my... More 

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

Our longest staying guest at 8 nights and clearly we have ticked all the boxes for you. Thank you so much for your amazing review, the effort and time you have given, we are so grateful. It is always a struggle to attract visitors to Dumfries & Galloway but once here people are so glad they came and return time... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Our recent stay at Isla Cottage was everything we hoped it would be and more! We arrived to the warmest of welcomes from Caroline and Stewart and they were very helpful in advising us of places to visit throughout our time with them. Isla Cottage provides absolutely everything you could wish for in a b&b- our room was large and... More 

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review and delighted we are living up to our Visit Scotland Award "Taste the Best". Having lived in Dumfries and Galloway all our lives, needless to say we just love it and being outdoor people ourselves try to explore as many walks etc as we can. You can't beat... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Caroline and Stewart do everything they can to ensure a wonderful stay in their B&B, including the lending of binoculars to help in spotting the varied wildlife in the area! We stayed for four nights in the spacious and very comfortable twin room. Isla Cottage is situated on the main A75 so at times there is a lot of traffic... More 

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

Stewart and I try hard to make people feel at home in Isla Cottage and are only too happy to help out any way we can - so no problem to borrow binoculars and maps. So glad you enjoyed my food, it really makes it worthwhile when I get such brilliant feedback. Hope you will come back to Dumfries &... More 

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We took a short break to celebrate Hogmanay with family in Springholm. As such we stayed on a room only basis with my son (14) and daughter (12) sharing the twin room and we stayed in the double. Both bedrooms were spacious with en suite facilities of the highest order. There were TV's in both rooms which met the kids... More 

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

Our apologies, Trip Advisor normally sends us alerts when a review is placed but it just didn't happen. That was a wonderful long and detailed review - what a pleasure to read, we are delighted we met all your needs for the whole family and we thoroughly enjoyed having you all to stay. This was a first time to have... More 

Ayrshire, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We chose this wonderful B and B due to its location for a business meeting and what a treat it was. We arrived later in the evening which wasn't a problem and were given a very warm and informative welcome. The room was very comfortable and very clean. Caroline and Stewart have created a real home from home and every... More 

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Isla Cottage and everything was to your satisfaction. We are really pleased with your kind comments about our Bed and Breakfast. Many of our guests use our visitors book but few tend to go as far as Tripadvisor so thank you so much for that. We hope you will visit us again sometime soon... More 

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