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Balcony view across Lochside Park, Carlingwark Loch and the hills of Screel and Ben Gairn
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Balcony view across Lochside Park, Carlingwark Loch and the hills of Screel and Ben Gairn
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Andrew C
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Modern quality apartments”
Reviewed December 19, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Two great apartments in an ideal location. We found these apartments great value.....they are modern and comfortable and had great views over the loch. There is plenty of parking space and a small garden to sit outside or have a barbecue . They are set up like townhouses with the bedrooms on the bottom and kitchen and living room on the first floor. They are very clean with wooden floors and minimalist decoration. There is also a large balcony which would be great in the summer. There is a welcome pack provided with all the essentials and a home made cake. Loads to do near by ...and make sure you try the fish and chips!

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susie174
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“PERFECT ACCOMADATION”
Reviewed September 10, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed at the Lochside Apartments for 4 night. The accommodation is 5 star. The views are stunning you can say we all were more than pleased, the attention to detail is great everything you need to enjoy you holiday. Apartmnets are in the town wich is great, there is a micro brewery worth a visit for the men they do tours Mon and Fri £3.50 and last an hour and half good value, and a free drink at the end. perfect location to get out and see other places. kippford is nice, and kirkubright both on the coast and very pretty.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Mike W
Melksham, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding property with Views to match !!”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We booked the Lochside Appartments way back in February after much deliberation on where to spend our second week away from home during my 2 week shutdown from work. We fell in love with the view on the website straight away so decided this was worth a look.

We were not disappointed, we were warmly greeted by Maureen who showed us around the apartment, everything was as described on the website.

We had a fantastic week exploring the local area and always looked forward to returning to the appartment for a relaxing drink on the balcony.

We visited the local castles and ruins and enjoyed walking to Castle Douglas High St to browse the shops, we also took the opportunity to have Fish & Chips in "Moores Fish & Chip Shop" (Highly recommended)

We never completed all our to-do list, so will have to return again soon.

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Liked best: The view from the balcony
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tubalady
Manchester, England
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed May 17, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed at the Lochside Apartment for a long weekend whilst going to a wedding in the area. The apartment is beautiful! Fully equipped with everything needed for a luxurious stay. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The kitchen had everything; microwave, dishwasher, halogen hob, George Foreman grill, and all the utensils you could ever need. The view is stunning from the balcony. A lovely touch was the fresh bread and chocolate cake on our arrival. We would definitely recommend this lovely apartment to everyone. Truly 5 stars!!

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Katy399
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Every holiday apartment should be like this; we could not fault one thing!”
Reviewed December 10, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

First class service from start to finish by the owners. Payment was very easy (we did it thru direct banking). Directions to the property were good; Castle Douglas is a lovely wee town and there are lots of other places nearby to visit. The apartment was very comfortable and luxurious. lovely outlook over the park and loch. Good, private parking area. Facilities in the apartment first class; the owner had thought of everything! We did not need to leave at a specific time on the departure day as the owners didn't have anyone coming to stay that night. that was great as we didn't have the usual rush to leave! I would certainly recommend without a doubt. Book your stay here - you'll love it!

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Liked best: luxury!
Liked least: having to leave!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Vaughan08
Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Lovely Lochside Retreat”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

My partner and i had great pleasure in staying at the Lochside Apartments in Castle Douglas for 3 Nights.

We were made to feel very welcome on arrival by Sarah who showed us around, explained how things worked and even provided us with a hamper of locally produced goods to enjoy during our stay and a fresh Chocolate & Cream Cake waiting for us on the dining table :)

The apartments are of exceptional quality with very high attention to detail paid in all areas. The rooms were comfortable and warm, spotlessly clean and had all the amenities required for a short or long stay. It is also very secure.

The surrounding area is very pleasant with a small town with unique shops and outlets, lovely cafes and fish and chip shops etc. Travelling further afield there are numerous beaches to explore and the opportunity for walks and outdoor pursuits.

I would happily recommend the Lochside Apartments to anyone who wants a high quality self-catering break in Southern Scotland. I really cannot fault it!

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Liked best: Location, Views, Facilities, Comfort
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

Beautifully located, decorated and presented accommodation. Easy access to all local amenities. This is truly a luxury experience and not to be missed! From start to finish a great customer focus from the owners and we will certainly be back to enjoy it all over again.

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Liked best: Truly wonderful location and great views
Liked least: Leaving to go home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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