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

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tonyprice...
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed April 14, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Ghillies Cottage is an extremely well appointed and cosy cottage set in lovely surroundings and yet close to local facilities. We had a really superb 8 day break and were fortunate to enjoy the majority of the time in glorious Spring sunshine.
The cottage is ideal for walking from the doorstep or is well sited to further explore Dumfries and Galloway.
Thanks to Laura for sharing this lovely cottage with us.

Date of stay: March 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 16, 2017
Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your week at Ghillie's Cottage. We really appreciate you taking the time to submit this and hope to welcome you back again in future!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 12, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Date of stay: April 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 15, 2017
Thank you so much for leaving such a complimentary review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and the farm tour. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ghillies Cottage in future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Jen_Barro...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Highly recommended ”
Reviewed April 2, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Eight of us stayed at Ghillies Cottage for a 3 night weekend break and absolutely loved it!
The property is designed and maintained to such a high standard and the owners have provided such lovely amenities throughout. The impressive photographs don't even do it justice. Everything from the bedding to towels was of such a high quality and the entire property was immaculately clean, making for an extremely comfortable stay. The setting is so serene and peaceful and the change of pace was just lovely, even for a couple of days.
We'd happily return, and would recommend to anyone.

Date of stay: April 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 20, 2017
Hi Jen, Thank you so much for hing Ghillies Cottage such a lovey review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back in future. Laura.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Waltor_11
Tenerife, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage in a Lovely setting”
Reviewed October 22, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This cottage is very clean, well equipped and tastefully decorated. Everything you would need to enjoy this stunning part of Scotland. A welcome break from city life for all the family.

Hope to return again in the future!

Date of stay: October 2016
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Wi Fi is poor and intermittent but that is due to the remote location, no fault of the owner
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Oct 22, 2016
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the cottage and the peace and quiet! It would be lovely to welcome you back in future to Ghillie's Cottage. Many thanks, Laura.
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dingle63
Liverpool
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lovely Setting”
Reviewed September 3, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The Cottage is beautiful everything you could need(a home from home).
The Welcome hamper was a nice start to our holiday. The weather couldn't have been better and trips out to Thornhill(Thomas Tosh) great food, Drumlanrig Castle is only a few miles away and well worth a visit., also Castle Kennedy nr Stranraer, , Penpont Tea Rooms for afternoon tea is a must and The General Store for morning newspapers.
If you are into walking,fishing or paddleboarding and cycling or just relaxing watching the sheep,grouse,pheasants etc. this is the place for you, and at the end of the day a bath with a view.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: The level of comfort.
Liked least: No ramp to get on front step
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 5, 2016
I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ghillies Cottage. We aim to make it a cosy and comfortable base so guests can enjoy the surrounding area. It sounds like you really made the most of your trip. Many thanks for your review and please do come again in future. Laura.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
gillian08...
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday rental”
Reviewed August 26, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Our family of 6 are approaching the end of our week stay @ Ghillie's Cottage. This is a beautiful house with fantastic facilities and accommodation. Laura (owner) has provided a house which is high quality, attention to every detail and most important, homely.
A car is needed, the views are stunning and we have enjoyed the lovely walks. If anyone likes cycling, perfect!
Thoroughly recommend to people who want a rural retreat.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: Quality, comfort & facilities
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 28, 2016
Thank you very much for this great review. Lovely to hear that your stay at Ghillie's was enjoyable. We would be very happy to welcome you and your family back in future. Laura.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LoveScotl...
Brussels, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“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.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
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