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“Tranquility”
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Review of Kenmuir Cottage

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30 reviews
View from the hill behind Kenmuir Cottage, with the sea in the background
Front of Kenmuir Cottage
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Small Bedroom with Bunk Beds
Small Bedroom with Bunk Beds
Hall
Hall
Separate Toilet with Basin
Kenmuir Cottage is located in rolling countryside
Secure Garden
Roses outside Kenmuir Cottage
Hares waiting to greet you at Entrance to Kenmuir Cottage
Ardwell Bay, which is a 15 minute walk from Kenmuir Cottage
View from window of Main Bedroom
Fishing Boat at Portpatrick Harbour
View of Irish Coast from Front Door of Kenmuir Cottage
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ardwell, Mull of Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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MargaretS...
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tranquility”
Reviewed May 17, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
2
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Our week in Kenmuir was tranquil. The cottage is peaceful and superbly equipped. Watching the evening sunsets over the meadows with a glass of wine in hand was heaven ( large wine glasses appreciated ). A couple of miles drive to the A716 made travelling up and down the Galloway peninsula easy. Fabulos seaside villages where we meandered along the coastline - particularly liked Portpatrick and Drummore. Stunning gardens - Logan and Castle Kennnedy both visited. If you're looking for peace in quiet in an excellent location - this is it.

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Liked best: Excellent TV system and plenty of films provided
Liked least: Nothing we disliked
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Elaine2SP
Howden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed September 13, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We have stayed in many cottages in Scotland but Kenmuir is definately the most welcoming, cean and well equipped place we have ever had. We loved the peace and quiet and sitting out in the large enclosed garden watching the buzzards, which was also brilliant for our two staffies, we didn't need to worry that they could escape into the cow fields. Jen and Forrest provided everything that was needed and more to ensure we had a wonderful relaxing week. The dogs also loved the secluded bay only a 10 min stroll away. There are many places to visit in the area, all of which are are only a short drive away. We did not realise there were so many stars in the sky. We had no problem finding the secluded cottage as Jen and Forrests' very detailed instructions ensured we knew exactly where we were going. The week went far too quickly so we will definately come back and would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants to get away from it all in comfort.

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Liked best: It was like being home from home.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Kevin S
Wirral, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A get away from it all experience with all the home comforts!”
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
3
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I can only echo previous comments that this cottage is a little jewel in a fantastic location. Very peaceful setting within striking distance of some great beaches and breathtaking coastline walks. The attention to detail in the cottage and the hospitality of the owners give you a real home from home experience. Will definitely return.

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Liked best: Location and High spec of the cottage
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Extended Family
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grumpycob...
Boston, United Kingdom
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1 review
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“A cosy welcoming home from home with a beach on the doorstep”
Reviewed August 1, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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As the cottage came into view(Thank you Satnav and owners illustrated guide)We knew we were in for some peace and quiet.Secluded in lovely countryside.Our dogs (Chihuahua and Yorkie) jumped out of our car desperate to take in their holiday surroundings.On opening the door and walking into the entrance hall and the living room we found the place enchanting , very bright and clean ,with the log burning stove all set to go. Also to welcome us there was a nice bottle of wine and excellent choice of chocolates. We have never felt at home so quickly in a holiday cottage.Our Chihuahua "Tinkerbell" awarded herself the best seat in the house and spent most of the week in the little bay window on her special blanket to protect the paintwork.No traffic here or any pedestrians apart from the occasional tractor . We had the pleasure of seeing wild deer out of the kitchen window as well as the coastline of Ireland. In the early hours of one morning my wife woke and went outside to see the night sky and as there is no light pollution the stars were extraordinary like twinkling diamonds.We both enjoyed beachcombing with the dogs , which was a gentle ten minute walk to a very deserted secluded bay . We sat and watched the sunsets. Just to show you the attention to detail the owners have gone to here, we needed a battery for a razor and we found a box of them in a utility cupboard with the spare lightbulbs and First aid box. The level of comfort and the quality of the interior fixtures and fittings were of an exceptional high standard. We were very impressed with Kenmuir cottage and would highly recommend it for its seclusion, wonderful views and levels of comfort. This place is well situated for excursions and there are many place to visit all within 10 miles The beaches at Sandhead.The Mull of Galloway, Portpatrick,Botanical gardens at Portlogan and Castle Kennedy in Stranraer.We also would advise a visit to the StrEatery82 at Glenluce Bay for wonderful food. Thank you Jen and Forrest. We loved our week at your cottage.

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Liked best: The solitude and the quality and comfort of the cottage.The dogs loved the garden
Liked least: Having to leave and go home.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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VTaro
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Wonderful cottage”
Reviewed June 6, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Kenmuir Cottage really was special. The cottage was extremely cosy and comfortable and it was great to come back to after a day exploring the surrounding area. The hosts were brilliant and explained everything on arrival. We had a great week there and the dogs loved the garden, which was safe and secure. The peace and quiet, as there are only farms surrounding the cottage, really made it a place to relax in. We would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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Liked best: The peacefulness
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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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Andrew H
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Restful Stay”
Reviewed May 30, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

There is little to add to my previous review from our stay in this fantastic cottage last year. The very high standards set by the owners continue to be maintained. This property is very clean, well maintained, excellently located and very comfortable. On this occasion we saw deer from the cottage - a great place to relax and rewind. We are sure to return.

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Liked best: The location and comfort
Liked least: The length of our stay (always want longer!)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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David H
Crewe, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Comfort, peace and privacy in a beutiful location”
Reviewed February 18, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
2
people found this review helpful

If you’re after some peace and privacy with stunning scenery then we thoroughly recommend this cottage. Despite its fairly remote location, which we saw as a bonus because of its beauty and privacy, the property has every modern convenience including a dishwasher, TV and internet, making it great for a couple or small family. The owners were very friendly and efficient, even leaving wine and chocolates to greet us and make us feel welcome.

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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