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“Ideal relaxing getaway”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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John W
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Ideal relaxing getaway”
Reviewed September 8, 2018 for a stay in September 2018

My wife and I have just returned from a beautiful relaxing stay at Anvil, the cottage is absolutely perfect for two people. Really nicely decorated with everything you need whilst away.
We we're lucky enough to see kingfishers in the stream with a great view from the lounge, as well as a Pine Martin ! If you want peace and quiet with the relaxing gurgle of running water from the stream to aid that relaxation this is a little bit of heaven on earth.

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Management Response
Sep 14, 2018
Thank you so much for coming to visit our cottage ...we agree it is a little piece of heaven ..and so pleased you got to enjoy the wildlife .., the cottage and it’s surroundings and made for a restful break .so very happy to share it with you ...we look forward to welcoming you again sometime

Regards Georgina ...
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Kerrieove...
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed June 26, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

This is without a doubt the most beautiful spot we have stayed in
The apartment is immaculate, spotlessly clean with everything you need to for a self catering holiday
There is a huge garden which sits on the banks of a tumbling river
We saw a heron on a couple of occasions but just to sit in the garden and listen to the sound of the river is peace itself
The location is perfect for visiting the Solway Coast and we also ventured further afield to Loch Trool and even to the coast at PortPatrick
And after a long days walk what better to come back and unwind in the peace and tranquility of Anvil Cottage
Nothing is too much trouble for the owners and we would not hesitate to come back here for another holiday

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 11, 2018
Thank you so very much Kerrie for your comments ..so glad you enjoyed you’re stay ...we enjoyed meeting you and will hopefully see you back again sometime soon

Georgina Elkins
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Susan I
1 review
“Excellent Cottage”
Reviewed September 13, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Excellent cottage situated in a beautiful county. Comes will all amenities. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 26, 2017
Thank You . Dumfries and Galloway is often overlooked as a holiday destination but is a calm,beautiful place to spend time in.
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Mrs Joan...
1 review
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“A Little Gem”
Reviewed July 15, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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person found this review helpful

The location is central for everything.
The cottage is very well equipped and is spotless.
It is set in fabulous garden and grounds with the river all around.
Very private. A real peaceful retreat.
The owners have done an amazing job with this place.
Thank you for a lovely holiday.
J Douglas.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 2, 2017
Very pleased it was a good holiday for you. And you enjoyed your stay.
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Darcey201...
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquility”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

What a great place to stay. Owners are friendly and helpful. The apartment was clean and comfortable . We managed to see otters ,Heron,Kingfisher and Bats in our weeks stay. Great walks and village very easy to walk to . Only small problem was no wifi . But we caught up on the free Wifi in the pub :)

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2015
Galloway is a haven for wildlife and we also have red squirrels in the locality. We offer a perfect locational to appreciate the wonders of nature.
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Rosemary...
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A perfect cottage in a tranquil setting”
Reviewed May 28, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We have just returned from a wonderful week at Anvil Cottage and cannot praise it highly enough. Gordon and Alison made us feel so welcome at Maidenhead Forge Mill, in the most glorious garden/waterside setting, complete with mill wheels. Anvil is a spacious cottage and nothing has been overlooked. The bed is huge and so comfortable - I slept all night which I haven't done in years! If you are green you will be interested to know that they generate all their own electricity from the river. If you are looking for a peaceful holiday location you won't be disappointed. We found plenty to occupy the days in Dumfries and Galloway - gardens, castles, beaches and fishing villages, nature and wildlife.

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Liked best: The wonderful setting beside the river and it's gardens
Liked least: No dishwasher
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lorraine...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Exceptional”
Reviewed January 3, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
2
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Warm welcome from alison fantastic accommodation, immaculately clean and some really lovely touches on arrival ( sweets and fresh fruit) beautiful views of gardens and river, would certainly recommend this property and would certainly love to return, many thanks.

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