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Main Street (A75) | Springholm, Castle Douglas DG7 3LP, Scotland
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Isla Cottage
Ranked #5 of 11 Castle Douglas B&B and Inns
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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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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Taunton, England
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
1 review
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

Doncaster
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Caroline and Stuart made us very welcome, the rooms are very well equipped to a very high standard. Top notch beverage tray with filter coffee and nice biscuits and fresh milk as well. Lovely bathroom, comfy bed with good quality bed linen. Smashing views over the countryside. The food was amazing, all the breakfast items were carefully made and locally... More

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

It requires some effort but mainly a great deal of thought writing a review on tripadvisor and you have covered everything that we feel is important to our guests - thank you so much for taking the time to do a review. Stewart and I are delighted with your comments and pleased you had a wonderful weekend both at Isla... More

Bude, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

What a welcome we received at Isla Cottage - we were made to feel very at home by Caroline & Stewart who treasted us s if we were old friends, despite just having met for the first time!! Our room was lovely, very comfortable and with a stunning view. Breakfast was superb. Thank you Carolkine & Stewart for making us... More

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments - we do try to make our guests feel very welcome and a little pampered, that is how we like to be treated when we stay in other B&B's when on holiday. So glad you felt we achieved this and I shall pass your good comments on to the Grapes village Pub too. Look... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My son and I stayed at this excellent B&B on our way to a wedding reception. From the road it looks deceptively small but once inside it's very spacious. Our twin-bedded room was a very good size with a large shower room ensuite. Also a TV, sofa, and excellent range of free tea/coffee/hot choolate/herbal tea. Both beds had heated blankets,... More

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor for Isla Cottage your efforts are greatly appreciated. It is always interesting to hear what our guests have to say and confirms the wonderful comments given to us verbally. We hope you will stay with us again in the near future and our kind regards to... More

Crieff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

We stayed 2 nights and booked both rooms for single occupancy, but it was like having a private suite as we had the whole of the upstairs to ourselves. The rooms were really roomy and beautifully appointed and the bathrooms were like something out of ideal homes. We felt immediately at home and Caroline and Stewart made us very welcome.... More

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Address: Main Street (A75) | Springholm, Castle Douglas DG7 3LP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Castle Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Isla Cottage Castle Douglas, Scotland

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Visit Scotland graded 4 star B&B. Isla Cottage is situated in the village of Springholm on the main A75 between Dumfries and Castle Douglas. Bedrooms are upstairs, spacious, comfortable, ensuite with wonderful garden and countryside views. Just a few minutes by car from Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries towns. Springholm village has a pub/restaurant and a shop with other eating places close by. Ideally placed for visiting bird reserves (red kite trail), gardens, walks, golf courses, mountain bike trails and many other visitor attractions which Dumfries & Galloway has to offer. Guests are made welcome on arrival with tea/coffee served in china and a little "something" home made! ... more   less 
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