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“The boathouse a place of tranquility”
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boats at high tide
main entrance
patio/side door
high tide from sitting room
spacious sitting area in winter
dining area
kitchen/dining area
kitchen
double bedroom with river view
twin room (2x 2ft 6 beds)
double bedroom with river view
well-lit bedrooms
studio
ensuite shower room
relax and enjoy views on the jetty
view from jetty
sunset from jetty
view from bedroom
private lane 40 yards to street
lots of interesting small shops
one of the High Street's closes
enjoy a woodland walk
coastal walk for all seasons
Kirkcudbright in bloom
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Boat house -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Abbmoll1B...
blackpool
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The boathouse a place of tranquility”
Reviewed November 14, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Had a fabulous week at the boathouse. An ideal,location for a tranquil and relaxing winter break. Everything perfect, lovely, clean and warm. Shona was a delight to deal with, nothing too much trouble and it was nice being able to have our gorgeous little Abbie shitzhu with us.
This is definitely on our holiday cottage list for future stays.

Su mel and Abbie

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 18, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. Very happy to hear you enjoyed your winter holiday at the Boathouse. The winter weeks can be surpisingly warm and sunny!
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Paul W
Keighley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantasic accomodation in brilliant location”
Reviewed September 13, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Perfect holiday home with a great view overlooking the estuary. Our family spent many evenings watching the tide coming in, keeping warm with the chimenea! There's was plenty of room for 5 of us and 2 dogs. Its very close to the town centre and Kirkcudbright is a beautiful village.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 6, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Happy to hear you all enjoyed yourselves, including the dogs and that you were able to take advantage of the jetty during a September which was as warm as mid-summer!
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russetsb
Wigton, Cumbria
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A fabulous find!”
Reviewed September 8, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Thankfully when we searched for a dog-friendly, wheelchair accessible property with minimum 2 bathrooms The Boathouse popped up! What a find! Finished to a high spec, spacious and with lovely views! Shona was very helpful prior to booking, describing the property so that we were happy my Dad would manage despite being less mobile than the rest of the party. The bathrooms are lovely and all of the bedrooms have views of the estuary. A visit (or 2 or 3) to The Castle Street Bistro is a must too and The Masonic Arms is a great place for the pre-dinner drink!

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Liked best: Space and views
Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 9, 2014
Thank you for your superb review. Very happy to hear the Boathouse worked for your family group and that it was manageable for your Dad. The Masonic and the Castle Bistro are indeed very handy being just round the corner!
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Codger12
Leigh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A wonderful place in a fantastic town”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

I shouldn't leave a review because you readers will then know about this magical place. We did have the best of the weather which was just an added bonus

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 22, 2014
Thank you for your review. Glad you had a good time at the Boathouse and that you enjoyed your dip in the sea. Better book early for next summer to avoid disappointment now you've let everyone know about the place!
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PhilEdinb...
Edinburgh
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“5* - Stunning home and stunning location - The Kirkcudbright Boathouse”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The Boathouse is located in wonderful setting looking out over the River Dee and over the Marina and harbour in Kirkcudbright. Birds (Heron, Shag & Sand Martins etc), tides sweeping in and out even the occasional Otter are to be viewed every day. The world seems to sail by the huge terrace looking out over the river/marina. The Boathouse has everything you could wish for in a home and will cope easily with large family of 6-8 or friends seeking a holiday in a 'smashing home' and in a wonderful friendly town - Kirkcudbright - 3 bathrooms must give this another uniquely positive aspect.
Clean, modern facilities and two outside areas to help you enjoy a BBQ in the courtyard or drinks on the terrace. Shona (the owner) is helpful, informative and keeps the place immaculate. Give yourselves a treat and try out the Castle Bistro for dinner just a short 100 metre walk away. The Boathouse is certainly a place that many people will return to again and again - as we will.

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Liked best: Location and setting
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2014
Thank you for your fantastic review. Glad to hear you enjoyed bird-watching from the refurbished jetty. Kirkcudbright is indeed a very friendly town with a good choice of restaurants - one for each night of the week, in fact, for those who want a rest from cooking!
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Ian G
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful accommodation, special location”
Reviewed May 7, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

The three bedrooms and 2 lounges all have a view direct on to the tidal estuary. The three bathrooms each have a loo and a shower. The Co-op supermarket is less than 5 minutes walk away. It's a very bright, comfortable and convenient dwelling and is an excellent place to unwind.
Our 3 night stay inevitably seemed too brief, and we would love to return, but with all these entirely justified 5-star reviews, I fully expect demand to grow...

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Liked best: Location alongside tidal estuary; layout incl 3 bedrooms,3 bathrooms and 2 lounges
Liked least: All good really - OK, I couldn't work out how to correct the clock on the cooker, but...
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 8, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your short break. The summer weeks do get booked up quite quickly and we generally do short breaks from Nov. to March only but occasionally we accept them in summer. Keep an eye on the News and Offers page of the Boathouse website for details.
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IsabelGla...
Glasgow
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The thrill of the tides is mesmerising”
Reviewed April 1, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The boathouse is stunning.
Right in the centre of Kirkcudbright, tucked away down a narrow pend (private lane) with back courtyard and a terrace virtually on the River Dee it is full of drama. At low tide the banks of the River Dee display their subtle contours of mud and the multitude of feeding waders who seize their chance to feed at low tide. At high tide the river is nearly up to the terrace and the members of the fishing fleet, of mostly scallop dredgers, seize their opportunity to leave the harbour to fish at sea, passing close by the windows of the Boathouse.
With three bedrooms and a sofa bed in a second living room, together with one en-suite bathroom and two other bathrooms it really is accommodation in comfort for 8 people.
I would like to go back again and again.
Isabel Glasgow

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 2, 2014
Good to hear you enjoyed your stay. The tides are indeed mesmerising whatever the weather. Our newly refurbished jetty is the ideal place to sit out and observe river life. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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