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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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LoveScotl...
Brussels, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful, remote, peaceful”
Reviewed August 13, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Ghillie's Cottage is the loveliest place in which I've ever vacationed! Spacious and beautifully appointed. I can't recommend it strongly enough. You will need a car or a very accommodating tour guide.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 13, 2016
Thank you so much for your very complimentary review. It's great to hear that you loved the cottage. We hope to welcome you again at Ghillies Cottage.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tracey G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delightful Cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed July 31, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

At the outset of booking Ghillies Cottage my queries were dealt with and replied to within 24hrs. I was reminded of final payment in good time. This all helped us to secure the cottage.
On arrival we saw a beautiful cottage beyond our expectations. outside and on the inside.we were greeted with a welcome basket to settle us in. with everything we needed until our arranged shopping order came which I ordered from Tesco in Dumfries for the same evening.
The cottage was very tastefully decorated with lovely furnishings. There were 4 bedrooms a double bedded room and 2 single rooms on the first floor with a luxurious bathroom on the same floor. on the ground floor there was a twin bedded room and a bathroom.which had a shower. The ktichen was well equipped with large fridge freezer and family size dishwasher. There was a utility with washer and dryer. The cottage has everything you would need to make it a home from home.
It is in a beautiful location with easy travel to ameneties and attractions.
All our party thouroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thank you Laura for a wonderful holiday..

Date of stay: July 2016
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 13, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Ghillies Cottage. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your break and the cottage. We hope you will come again in the future. Many thanks again.
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Christine...
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed June 16, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Lovely cottage in peaceful location.

Whole family had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the farm tour; especially the kids.

Would love to come back and thinking of doing so next year!

David & Laura; the cottage is a credit to you!

Date of stay: May 2016
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Management Response
Jun 18, 2016
Thank you so much for this wonderful review Christine. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Ghillie's. We hope to welcome you back in future! Laura and David.
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CRAIG T
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“THE PERFECT SETTING FOR A FAMILY REUNION”
Reviewed April 1, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Everything about our stay was wonderful. The Owners are amazing, Upon check in we were given a welcome hamper which came in handy after a long drive, and is such a thougtful touch. The house is equipped with everything you will ever need for a home away from home stay. We cooked a huge dinner for my family and it was just do easy. The House is perfect for those who like hanging out in the kitchen, watching TV, getting cozy by the fire or taking a long luxurious bath in a bathroom that is worth of Better Home and Garden Magazine. You can completely unwind and enjoy the setting of the house, go for long walks if it's not raining - explore the local area, there are some amazing drives around this part of the world too - . It's also worth noting that I had the best sleep in the longest time.The next time I visit the area I will definitely stay here again. I use vacation houses more frequently than hotels - and this is definitely top of the list for me. Clean, well-maintained, organized, modern and comfortable. You will not be disappointed if you book Ghillie's Cottage

Date of stay: February 2016
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Liked best: Location of the property, House was modern, the upstairs bathroom. comfortable beds, amazing kitchen
Liked least: making phone calls was a challenge sometimes.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Apr 2, 2016
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, especially after such a long journey. I really appreciate your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again at Ghillies Cottage. Thanks again, Laura.
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JuRobbo
Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A lovely cottage which provides all you need for a great holiday”
Reviewed October 31, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We have just taken our extended family, 7 plus dog to Ghillies for 1 week. It is an amazing cottage which provided all we needed. It is well equipped in all rooms. The kitchen had all we needed especially when cooking for 7 every night! All rooms were very warm and cosy and the accomodation has beautiful touches in every room. The upstairs bathroom was a firm favourite with the free standing bath to soak in after a day out walking or cycling at Drumlanrig it was a treat with a view too! We had plenty off road parking and good outdoor storgae for our bikes. You can tell a lot of thought and time has been spent on making Ghillies a home from home with that extra something! I An amazing and special family week. Thank you to Laura ( for being there if we needed her), and our lovely welcome on arrival, we will be back

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: The cottage and the location, good for outdoor activities
Liked least: Having to come home!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 1, 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I'm delighted that everyone enjoyed staying in the cottage and made the most of the walking and cycling in the area too. Much appreciated and I hope to welcome you back again to Ghillie's in the near future. Laura.
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501jacque...
North Shields, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed August 24, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Wonderfully equipped roomy cottage. Absolute joy to stay here- we were a party of 4 adults and 4 children.Super garden with a barbecue and outside eating area which we made full use of when the weather allowed. Lovely scenery and walks nearby.Near to Thornhill which is a rather lovely village.

Perfect place to chill out.

Date of stay: August 2015
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 24, 2015
Fantastic to see you all out enjoying the barbeque! Really glad that you enjoyed your stay in Ghillie's Cottage. Please come back again in future and maybe have a full tour of the farm this time! Laura.
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Lindsay W
1 review
“Outstanding”
Reviewed August 16, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My family stayed at the cottage for 3 nights and we didn't want to leave. A beautiful cottage in a stunning setting. We were lucky with the weather enabling us to BBQ on two evenings so it was perfect. Thanks so much to Laura for providing a lovely welcome hamper, two extra beds and just a beautiful and clean property. We hope to stay again.

Date of stay: August 2015
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2015
What a lovely review, thank you so much. It was great that the weather was good for your stay and that you had the chance to enjoy the garden. It's so nice to hear that you all had a good break. Once again thank you for taking time to review the cottage, it is much appreciated. Hope to see you back again! Laura.
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