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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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lesleyjoh...
Peebles, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Stunningly beautiful, calming and homely: comfy minimalism and yet a home from home.”
Reviewed March 2, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Larch House is a charming place to stay. We all slept soundly in the peaceful quiet of the farmland surrounding the house. The facilities were superb; showers had adequate hot water to bathe and shower all 9 of us, and the outdoor bike wash facilities made washing our muddy bikes, bike kit and selfs very easy. Kit straight into the washing machine, huge log burner already glowing invitingly, and underfloor heating making every room comfortable. Beds more comfortable than my own, and really lovely luxurious touches like designer lighting, art, and kitchenware throughout. I would certainly recommend this beautiful self catering pad. Stewart could not have been more accommodating and welcoming. We look forward to visiting again! Thank you.

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JG147
Warrington, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fabulous place to get away from it all”
Reviewed October 31, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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I booked this house for me, husband, daughter & her friend, with my husband's mum, dad & brother as well as our cock-a-poo Eric. The house fit us all perfectly, it's lovely to look at at and very tastefully finished - really good quality fittings, furnishings, appliances and kitchen equipment. The log burner was set up for us to light with spare logs to top up, we bought more from Tesco at Castle Douglas for £4/bag, we didn't have it on every night as it wasn't cold and even though it was end of October the house retains heat, I wondered how we'd keep warm as there are no visible signs of heating - no radiators, but it was fine. The location is quiet, definitely need a car, but it was beautiful being Autumn, we even caught sight of deers in the wood at the end of the drive and turn right. And being so remote it's very, very dark, so if there's a clear night you get to see 1000's of stars.
The local High Street, Castle Douglas is about 3miles away, lots of lovely gift shops, butchers, cafes. Beautiful places to walk the dog, Dalbeattie Forest, Kippford / Rockcliffe beaches, Loch Ken.
We'd love to stay here again

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Liked best: open plan living, warm & cosy
Liked least: Thought we'd miss having a dryer but the washing dried quickly on a maiden
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Callrys
Leeds
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4 reviews
“A tranquil, gem of a place!!”
Reviewed August 7, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a wonderful week at Larch House. An tranquil spot with amazing views from every window. If what you need isn't here then you don't need it!! Can't wait to return.

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millylane...
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“scenic views, great location, peace and comfort”
Reviewed August 2, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Quick and simple to book, really no other choice for a taste of luxury self catering holiday. Wouldn't hesitate to book again. Spent alot of time in Loch Ken at nearby Galloway Activity Centre discovered after meeting the owner Stewart, had a hand in making the new eco bothy there, very impressive. Thank you Stewart and Chrissie for letting your dream project, providing ease of contact and a relaxed approach.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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derekjohn...
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“perfect location, very spacious, modern, exceptional for a cycling holiday.”
Reviewed July 23, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

stunning holiday venue for large groups. Owner very friendly and catered for our every whim. Very regular traveller and Larch House is up there with the best. Book it, trust me!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Elaine1_E...
Edinburgh
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Stylish and modern home in a peaceful and Idylic location”
Reviewed March 22, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed here for a week and were very happy to have found this special place. It was hard to leave the log burning stove in the evenings and sitting outside in the sun with a coffee in the mornings.
It was so peaceful and the perfect location to be away from it all, but have a local town just a few miles away for great restaurants too.

Stewart and Chrissie were very helpful and made us feel at home, offering us lots of insights and tips, as well as the best cycling locations etc.

Hoping to book for the summer with friends.

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Liked best: very stylish, comfortable and peaceful with everything you may need provided
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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kirstsimp...
Crocketford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent home from home”
Reviewed March 21, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Visited here in Feb for a birthday celebration and all we can say is WOW!! From the minute we arrived was pure relaxation and what stunning scenery. Well located for all biking routes and easy access to shops etc in surrounding area. The house features underfloor heating and an amazing log burner. All fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard and the place is extremely clean. So nice to be able to totally relax in beautiful surroundings and it's so peaceful. Also so much room so we never felt like we were crammed in and there were 10 of us in the party. Everything from start to finish went without a blip...the owners are the nicest people you could meet and I believe if anything was to have went wrong that nothing would have been to much hassle for them...Would we stay here again...YOU BET we would and can't wait to return

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Liked best: The whole thing
Liked least: Having no to go home
Traveling group: Large Group
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