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High Lochenbreck
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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JohnStroy...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Most wonderful retreat cottage in beautiful setting.”
Reviewed May 10, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This is the most beautiful holiday cottage in a glorious setting. Paul and Linsey are most generous and hospitable hosts, never intruding but always ready to help with anything at all.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stewart A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“The most comfortable accommodation and the most welcoming of hosts”
Reviewed May 2, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

If you fancy a self catering break in beautifully appointed accommodation amidst breathtaking rural scenery in a stunning part of Scotland as guests of the most helpful and friendly "hosts" imaginable then all you have to do is book a stay at Lochenbreck Byre. We did, we loved it , and we have booked to return at the first possible opportunity. And to put this review into perspective we take self catering breaks in Scotland 5 or 6 times each year, don't often take the time to write reviews and seldom return to the same place more than once. To be honest, we actually wish we could live at Lochenbreck permanently. Yes, it's that good....................

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Liked best: The fact that the owners , Paul and Linsey, genuinely want guests to have the best possible holiday and are on hand to assist in any way at all if required but fully appreciate that guests want their own space and privacy.
Liked least: Having to leave.......................................
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MickGallo...
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Beautiful accommodation, friendly, helpful owners & a fabulous area.”
Reviewed March 2, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Lochenbrek Byre is a really beautiful place to stay. The accommodation is of an excellent standard, the rooms are spacious with good quality furnishings and all the added extras you could wish for - from a log burning fire, with plenty of wood for those cold winter evenings, luxurious towels, bedding and dressing gowns to underfloor heating, a stunning garden room and a lovely wet room. The wine, flowers and fruit that were waiting for us on our arrival were a thoughtful gesture.
The owners are really most helpful - offering to shop for us before our arrival, providing us with details of all the local facilities/attractions and events as well as a secure place to store our mountain bike - along with the use of a hosepipe for cleaning!! Nothing was too much trouble but without being pushy.
The location is ideal - if you're looking for peace and quiet you'll certainly find it. But if you want activity it's not too much of a drive to any number of towns and villages. The surrounding area is great for walking/running or cycling. There are some lovely places to eat not far away and I would say that the people in the area are some of the friendliest.
This has been one of the best holidays we've had in a long while and The Lochenbrek Byre the best holiday cottage and the owners - the most friendly & helpful.

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Liked best: The quality of the furnishings, the attention to detail. The friendliness of the owners.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bluedormo...
North East England
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“Absolute perfection”
Reviewed September 1, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Many thanks to Paul and Linsey for such a high quality cottage and friendly welcome. They really have thought of everything to ensure it is a wonderful experience.

The cottage itself is first class - spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. It is lovely and quiet...so much so that the only sound we could hear was the sheep munching on the grass and the occasional bird call or owl hoot. Heaven.

The loch itself is very close by for fly fishing, and the views overall are lovely. Although it's remote, it's less than 30 minutes leisurely (and quiet) driving to lots of interesting places.

Suffice to say, we've already booked for next year! I just wish it could be sooner.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2013
Thank you for a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you at Lochenbreck and we look forward to your visit next year. Paul & Linsey
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N N
Broughton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Third stay, just as good as previous two.”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

In July this year, for the third time, we again enjoyed our stay in the Byre. Paul and Linsey were as welcoming and caring as ever. They maintain the Byre to a very high standard and are always attentive to our particular needs and requests. This is a great spot for many country-wise interests. Very quiet, but convenient for ‘dark skies’, red kite watching, fishing and much more.

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Liked best: The quality of the accomodation and the generosity of the owners
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 30, 2013
Hi N & D, so pleased that you have enjoyed your holidays with us and we are looking forward to your next visit!!
Best wishes, Paul & Linsey
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