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Lounge with patio doors to the patio and garden
Squirrel on feeder in garden looking for nuts
Bruntis Loch, a short walk from the cottage through the forest alongside Bruntis Burn.
Red squirrel in cottage garden
Separate dining room with door leading to lounge
Spacious double bedroom next to bathroom
Nutkin Cottage garden in Autumn
Magnificent Loch Trool in the Galloway Forest Park
Spacious twin bedroom with en suite shower-room
Nutkin Cottage kitchen with views from 3 windows
Rear hall
Rear side of NUtkin Cottage facing East
Nutkin Cottage garden with topiary in June.
Woodpecker in the cottage garden
Back out to enjoy the nut
Nutkin Cottage Garden
Squirrel lifts lid and helps himself
This is just outside the patio doors at Nutkin Cottage
Red squirrel feeding on the garden patio 3 feet from the patio doors.
Kippford Beach
Red squirrel on Nutkin Cottage patio
Red squirrel on Nutkin grass
Zac taking a leap into Bruntis Loch
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Jill S
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Heaven on earth”
Reviewed May 26, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

My daughter & I spent the most wonderful week at Nutkin cottage everything we could have wanted. Peace and quiet but easy to reach shopping facilities. It was 4 star comfort and. Helped us both to unwind and distress. The cake and bread from Jennie were a welcome bonus We hope to return in future

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 27, 2018
Thank you for your review. So pleased that you enjoyed the peace and quiet and also the wildlife at Nutkin Cottage. Look forward to seeing you both again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mnalba20
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
“tranquil pet-friendly forest cottage”
Reviewed April 22, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

beautiful cottage in a very quiet peaceful spot in the forest, We were made to feel so welcome, including our dog, and we were very well looked after with homebaked bread and cakes. Great spot for wildlife, birds galore, red squirrels, deer and a fox all in the garden and surrounding forest. Can't wait to return there.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 23, 2018
Thank you very much for your review. Pleased that you would like to return to Nutkin Cottage. If it is booked, we have availability in Drey Cottage which is just as good and private too. Ideal for your dog! Look forward to seeing you again.
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1 review
“Perfection”
Reviewed April 4, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

From a very warm welcome to a fond farewell.Not our 1st visit but 2nd and it won't be our last. (this time it was for 2 weeks)
Cottage warm comfortable and well equipped.
Treats on arrival from jenni De~LI~ious (homemade cake and bread) Also later in stay speciality bread To Die for. We feel the pounds mounting. (extra walks)
Amazing as usual on the doorstep Bird life from Nuthatch to Yellow Hammer and resident Red Squirrels.In the local hide abundance of all inc Roe deer and Hinds.
Lots of Bunnies. Daily acrobatics of the Buzzards .A little further afield the long awaited sighting of Otters (a mum and 2 pups)
And not forgetting Tilly (our 4 legged companion) she was totally Liberated of her Harness and Lead .
We will now be counting down on next years visit.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 4, 2018
Thank you for finding the time to write this very much appreciated. review. So pleased that you saw lots of wildlife around the cottage and the area in the two weeks you were here in this great part of southern Scotland.
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

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Management Response
Feb 21, 2018
Thanks for your review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Nutkin Cottage. Also thanks for feeding the red squirrels and we look forward to seeing you again.
Best wishes,
Jennie & Vince
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tumoll
Carnforth, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect retreat”
Reviewed February 16, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Nutkin Cottage is in a peaceful and picturesque setting,the ideal retreat
This has been our second visit and we can't fault this beautiful cottage
You arrive to home made cake and lovely fresh baked bread plus a lovely welcome from Jennie,its like coming home
The cottage is very well equiped,cosy and very comfortable
There are red squirrels and lots of beautiful birds visit the feeders in the garden
A short stroll takes you into the Kirroughtree forest and Visitor centre with lots of walks
I highly recommend this place to all wanting a warm welcome and nothing is to much trouble from Jennie and Vince

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 18, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay for the second time. Perhaps make trip number 3 in the not too distant future?
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Alan T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A perfect short break”
Reviewed November 9, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

I spent an amazing 3 days at Nutkin Cottage, with my wife and our Schnoodle Ted.
We were greeted on arrival with home made bread and cake which was greatly appreciated. The cottage was well equipped and cosey, being on the fringes of the Galloway Forest the wildlife was outstanding. The bird table in the garden was a constant source of amusement with an amazing assortment of visitors, Gold Finches and a Nuthatch to name but a few. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from a Red Squirrel which was posing for my camera. For all you mountain bikers out there,from the door step you can tackle the Kirroughtree trails and also Cairnsmore of Fleet is well worth it for the descent. Out and about I can reccommend the Red Deer Park near New Galloway is well worth a visit, take some carrots or apples. The wild goats also put in an appearance on the way there, and all for free. So all in all a fantastic short break. P.S. Ted loved his walks.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 10, 2017
So pleased that you all enjoyed your stay in Nutkin Cottage and to see one of the red squirrels that frequent the garden is a bonus.Thank you.
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michelleb...
Merseyside, United Kingdom
1 review
“Nutkin Cottage- Amazing!”
Reviewed October 31, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Wonderful cottage in a stunning setting.
Very welcoming and accommodating, Jennie and Vince thought of everything to make out stay perfect.
Lots of wildlife to see including red squirrels.
Dark sky area- fantastic!
Lots to do for everyone. Brilliant break away.

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Management Response
Nov 19, 2017
So pleased that you enjoyed our quiet and friendly part of south west Scotland. Hope that you will visit us again.
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