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Isla Cottage

Main Street (A75) | Springholm, Castle Douglas DG7 3LP, Scotland
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent b&b. Could not fault anything. Caroline and Stewart have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. The rooms have a view overlooking beautiful countryside. Only stayed 1 night on our way up to Stirling, but would definitely come back if we are ever in the area again.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Having spent a very comfortable night last Saturday at Isla Cottage I can heartily recommend it! The breakfast Caroline made was seriously better than I've had in 5 star hotels, with a much better choice too. Lovely place, lovely lady.

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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time review Isla Cottage. Many visitors write very good comments in our visitors book but do not use tripadvisor or just don't have time to, so it is always a delight to find a surprise review. It has taken 6 years almost to get 18 reviews but we are thrilled with all of... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

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
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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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winks2010, Owner at Isla Cottage, responded to this review

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
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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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Isla Cottage

Address: Main Street (A75) | Springholm, Castle Douglas DG7 3LP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Castle Douglas
Price Range: $46 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Isla Cottage Castle Douglas, Scotland
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