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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Southerness, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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PamelaMow...
Newcastl upon Tyne
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Read this before you book !!!”
Reviewed October 8, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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The pictures of the lounge in this cottage bear no resemblance to the furniture that is actually in there - unfortunately the clealiness left a lot to be desired and i would not recomend anyone to stay there at this point in time - the cottage smelled so much we had to buy bleach to clean the sinks - I have been in touch with Sykes who are one of the agent for this proporty and my case has be resolved - but if you see this property on any cottage sites with the white furniture dont expect it to be there when you arrive

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Your age range 50-64
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jan m
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Scottish weather”
Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

we stayed at this property this summer ... but it was a scottish summer ..one good day .
the location of the property is great right on the beach . It was very quiet no passing traffic because we were in a dead end and total privacy ,high hedges so although we had neighbours we couldn't see them . The tide is like Cleethorpes when it goes out its gone .
It was great for the dog she had a ball , open the gate and away she was running about .
If the weather had been better this could of been a real hotspot and sun trap. It has private steps to the beach with a private bench at the top that was great for views across the water to England . At night there was no light pollution so great for star gazing .
It was a lovely well presented cottage everything you needed .
BUT the beds need to be replaced , I spent all week sleeping on the settee the beds were shocking . all in all I would totally recommend this cottage , a lovely part of the country to visit .

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Liked best: location to beach
Liked least: new beds required
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Aug 26, 2016
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Oyster Catcher, thank you for telling us about it. It is great to hear that you had everything you needed to hand there and that location sounds incredible, right on the beach, it sounds like paradise for your four legged friend! We will be sure to pass all of your comments along to the owners and hope you return for another holiday soon.
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AUDREY A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Absolutely Fabulous”
Reviewed June 28, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Superb property, very clean, well equipped, lovely kitchen. Very private and fabulous garden which was secure and enclosed for the dogs. Fantastic views from the spacious and airy lounge . Even with good weather the beach, which could be accessed from a gate in the garden, was almost deserted and we walked for miles barely seeing a soul. Was sorry to leave and would not hesitate to return and would highly recommend. Only downside was no Wifi connection but could connect at the Paul Jones Hotel , only a short stroll away.

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Liked best: Beautiful garden
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jul 1, 2016
We are absolutely over the moon that you had a lovely holiday at Oyster Catcher, thank you for taking the time to tell us about it. The position of the property sounds particularly fabulous, with those great views and what turned out to be your very own beach! We certainly hope you return for another stay very soon.
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Neil H
Middleton, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Could not have been better”
Reviewed September 12, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Stunning accommodation with views over Solway Firth, lovely large gardens for the dogs to enjoy. Well equipped could not ask for more.

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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McCaig27
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing cottage with beautiful views”
Reviewed April 27, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Warm comfortable cottage with spectacular views across the Solway Firth. We sat in the garden relaxing in the sunshine.

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Scrunchyd...
Fife, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Out of season gem”
Reviewed March 21, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The house is a lovely wee place with a lovely outlook and a garden that's been well loved in the past. Everything was clean and tidy with pretty much everything I needed equipment wise. I was there at the tail end of March just as things were being made easy for the start of the season so it was still very quiet - just the way I like it! I was there on my own with my dog and there were plenty of walks along the shore and within a 5 mile drive. The beach is not particularly attractive being coarse sand and silt with a lot of broken shell - mainly ( unsurprisingly) cockles and mussels. Having said that it was a fairly interesting beach with all kinds of flotsam and jetsom washing up. Masses of gnarly driftwood and buoys - the dog thought it was a great place. Things I wish I'd known - 1 unlike every other holiday cottage I've stayed in there was nothing like loo roll or washing up liquid provided ( discovered loo roll problem after racing in after long drive in state of desperation - thank heavens for paper hankies) fortunately the wee shop had just opened for the season. 2 The bed was very very hard. I'm more of a medium to hard mattress kind of woman myself so had to abandon the bed for the very comfy sofa most nights. 3 The directions needed a tiny tweak to prevent me driving round the static caravan park having missed my turn. So here you go - at the bit where you take the right hand fork then the slip road - they do mean the hard-core track that goes up past a notice saying no through road!
We had a lovely quiet week - I read five books and did cross stitch and walked the dog. It was a great place to view the solar eclipse too.

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christine...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Relaxing holiday”
Reviewed September 25, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The view and proximity to the sea is what makes the property! it has the wow factor, the tide com es up to the bottom of your garden. The cottage/chalet has everything you need but could do with a deep clean, on first inspection it looks fine, having said this it would not stop us returning. I would advise you to take a windbreak for in the garden as it can get a bit windy. It is an awkward place to find (we had to ask at reception for directions). There is'nt a great deal in Southerness but there are plenty of attractions close by. We did the zip wire at laggan outdoor, the girls went pony trekking and there are plenty of castles. We also went cockle picking and had them for our tea...yummy. Our dog loved the walks along the beach.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: needed deep clean
Traveling group: Teenagers
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