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Penkiln cottage, our traditionally renovated Scottish steading
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Penkiln cottage, our traditionally renovated Scottish steading
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Penkiln cottage, our traditionally renovated Scottish steading
Downstream of our burn (the Penkiln)
Front door to Penkiln cottage
Cosy double room
Double room
Bathroom with spacious shower
Bunk room
View from the bunk room
Room for 6 around the table
Spacious country kitchen with access to the large garden
Part of your welcome pack
Relaxing with some of our many books in the lounge
Cosy corner
Sofa Bed in the lounge
View to the garden
Seating area in the garden
Big Ralph with one of his Ladies.
A sizeable Rainbow trout from our Loch.
Rigg bay, in historic Garlieston
View towards Knockman Wood from our Loch
View towards the Merrick and Cairnsmore hills at the farm
Near by Mossyard Beach.
Near by Portpatrick.
A wild Goat at the Goat park, part of the Galloway forest park.
Big George saying hello to guests through our cat flap at the Farmhouse.
One of our many barn owl chicks!
One of our ewes and her spring lambs
Majestic 'Spike' at the Galloway forest park. Take some carrots when you visit!
Our quiet country lane
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“Lovely pet friendly cottage with good counntry walk at the door”
Reviewed October 13, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Friendly welcome from the owners and tea & biscuits awaited us on arrival after long journey thanks. Modern cottage inside and the garden area was well fenced making it pet friendly on the outside. On the outskirts of the village with easy access to the shops in Newton Stewart and lovely country walks from the cottage. We had a lovely long weekend stay thanks. Will definitely book this property if available on another visit to family.

Date of stay: October 2016
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Liked best: One of the best properties we have stayed in with our two dogs, and secure garden
Liked least: no bad points really
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Voyager66...
1 review
“Lovely cottage in a lovely place”
Reviewed September 18, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Mark and Dianne gave us a warm welcome with home made jam, oatcakes and shortbread. The cottage is beautiful and clean and we loved to sit outside in the evening watching the bats flying around. Great walks nearby and Newton Stewart has lots of shops and pubs, the Creebridge House hotel is especially nice with great food and Frances, the manager (and the owners' daughter) really looked after us.
A truly lovely holiday. Duncan and Janet

Date of stay: September 2016
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Liked best: The welcome
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Sep 18, 2016
Dear Guest's . Thank you for your great review of our Holiday cottage at Kirkland Farm . We always appreciate people taking the time out to post these reviews . Hope to see you both again soon .
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst
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Pioneer64...
2 reviews
“Clean and cosy.”
Reviewed August 24, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This house is well located for beautiful countryside, clean and cosy. Welcoming and pleasant. Everything we needed it to be. Many thanks.

Date of stay: August 2016
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 18, 2016
Dear Guest's . Many thanks for you kindly review of our cottage, at Kirkland Farm.We hope to welcome you back again in the near future.
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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Reviewed August 5, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: Close to everything but a quiet location.
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 18, 2016
Dear Guest's . Thank you for posting your review . We are glad you had such a good time , and hopefully you will be able to stay a little longer on your next visit . There are a lot more places for you to visit . Hope to see you both again soon in the very near future .
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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Daveee93
1 review
“Great property and great service”
Reviewed July 15, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I recently stayed at Penkiln Cottage with two friends and we all had a great stay. The property it's self is spacious and has all the amenities needed; there is also plenty to do near to the property with a fishing lake on the farm and Galloway Forrest down the road. Mark and Diane went above and beyond in terms of service, trying to help out when our car broke down and the home made jam is delicious! We are already planning our next stay and would 100% recommend to anyone looking to stay in the area.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 18, 2016
Dear Guest's . Thanks for your review of our cottage at Kirkland Farm. Sorry I could not fix your car , but we are always happy to help if we can . Hope to see you all in the near future .
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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colletteh...
1 review
“gorgeous, comfortable, spotless cottage ideal location”
Reviewed July 12, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed at Penkiln Cottage for 5 nights with my husband and our 9 and 11 year old kids, plus our family dog Spot. We had a very warm welcome and Mark and Diane are just lovely. We were shown around the cottage and the farm and felt very relaxed and welcomed. The cottage is superb. Spotless, everything you could think of needing, comfortable beds, lovely enclosed garden (great for a dog) and safe for children to play in too. The surrounding farm and views are lovely. We especially enjoyed the walk through the field of sheep and around the fishing loch. We took the longer walk along and through Knockmann wood too which is well worth the effort. Mossyard bay beach is a 20min drive and stunning. Remember £2 for parking all day. It is perfect for the kids as it is sandy and pretty safe. My eldest loved rock climbing there. Creetown is near and on a rainy afternoon we visited the Gem Museum. Great value for money and the kids (and us) loved it! The kids really enjoyed feeding Barbara the pig some leftovers on the farm.
All in all an excellent holiday in a lovely location and excellent accomodation! Oh and thanks for the jam and extras and milk. Wonderful! xx

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: the whole cottage
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Sep 18, 2016
Dear Guest . Many thanks for your lovely review . We are very pleased you all had a great time here with us at Kirkland Farm .
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 22, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: Spacious and comfortable in peaceful location.
Liked least: Leaving at end of break
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Sep 18, 2016
Dear Guest . Many thanks for your review. We are glad you had a relaxing time here with us at Kirkland Farm, and we hope to see you again soon .
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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