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Front of cottage,  restored former harbour building which overlooks the slipway (inset photo).
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Front of cottage,  restored former harbour building which overlooks the slipway (inset photo).
Rear showing marine themed sitting area
Entrance
Kitchen
Dining area
Seating area
Seating area
Seating area
Downstairs cloakroom
Double-bedded room
Twin-bedded room
Bathroom (shower over bath)
Landing seating area
View from landing seating area
View outside Harbourside
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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MarDi54
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent house in a great location!”
Reviewed March 22, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

My second stay at Harbourside, and hopefully not the last. The well-equipped house is beautifully decorated and it's the perfect place for a relaxing break. The village is charming, there are lovely coastal walks in both directions, and the nearby towns of Wigtown and Whithorn offer variety and add interest. I can't wait to come back!

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
Mar 23, 2017
Thank you so much Margaret for your kind comments, always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. You will be very welcome for a return visit! Best Regards, Betty and Cliff
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edbow
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delightful”
Reviewed February 9, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
2
people found this review helpful

What a lovely rental.
Beautifully converted well decorated and fully equipped...I've never seen so many towels!
Owner was there to welcome us.
Outside was cold and windy, inside was snug and warm and quiet
Our dog loved it, great walk along the coast to Rigg bay and back through the local estate
Thoroughly recommended

Date of stay: February 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 9, 2017
So very pleased you enjoyed your stay as the weather was none too kind after me saying the forecast wasn't too bad! And you can never have too many towels!
Hope you will visit us again soon. Best wishes, Betty
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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed October 11, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Date of stay: September 2016
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Liked best: The decor
Liked least: Can't think of anything I didn't like.
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 11, 2016
How very kind of you Margaret - we certainly enjoyed having you as our guest and hope to see you for next year's Book Festival if not before.
Betty and Cliff
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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed September 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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people found this review helpful

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: Decoration and beds
Liked least: internet is a little bit slow
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2016
Thank you Ludger, Claudia, Buster and Dexter. You were perfect guests and we hope you can return again one day. Betty and Cliff xx
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caroline7...
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage in a beautiful area”
Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed at the Harbourside Cottage from 30th July to 6th August with our 2 young boys aged 6 & 4. We all had a great time. The cottage is light and spacious and decorated to a high standard. It was lovely to go on long days out to know you had the cottage to return to. My partner loved to sit looking out to sea on an evening and it was great to see the deer in the field at the back on a few occasions. We found the best beach was Rigg Bay which was accessible through Galloway House Gardens. Our boys loved it here and were very pleased to catch some crabs. Other great places to visit in the area are the Wildlife Park and chocolate factory at Kirkcudbright, the Dino Park & Mabie Farm Park at Dumfries. Portpatrick and Port William were also lovely villages to stop off at. All in all would thoroughly recommend both the cottage and the area.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Location of the cottage
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2016
Thank you so much Caroline for your kind comments and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Harbourside. Your little boys were treasures and it was good to hear that they particularly enjoyed their holiday. Please do come again one day. Betty x
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Bedale, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Good location and lovely cottage
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 21, 2016
And you will be most welcome! (You don't make it clear if it was the people enjoying the harbour with the glasses of wine or yourselves!!) See you again. XX
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 8, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 9, 2016
Thank you Larry and Frankie for your kind comments. Hope you stay with us again when you are next cycling down our way.
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