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“Lovely cottage within easy reach of Stonehaven”
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West Gallaton Farmhouse
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West Gallaton Farmhouse
Sitting room with wood-burning stove
Kitchen
Dining Area
Double Bedroom with Kingsize bed
Twin Bedroom
Single Bedroom
The terrace
The View
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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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837karen1...
Castletown, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage within easy reach of Stonehaven”
Reviewed July 30, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Recently spent 10 days at this cottage with our party of 2 adults and 2 kids. The directions that Sheila gave us made finding the property easy. Appearances are deceptive as when we first arrived the cottage looked quite small but it isn't at all.
We didn't meet Sheila as she was away on holiday but the cottage was clean and warm and there was wine, shortbread and fresh farm eggs left as a welcome gift which was a lovely touch.
My son whose 9 was delighted with the wee bedroom he chose which he's been telling everyone "was in the kitchen". The cottage has everything you need to make it a home from home. The weather wasn't too kind to us but we did manage to have a bbq one evening and sitting out on the patio the views are amazing.
Stonehaven is only a 2 minute drive away and has plenty shops and restaurants. The open air pool was a hit with the kids. Aberdeen is only 20 minutes away on the train and they run regularly.
All in all we were delighted with the cottage and would definitely recommend it. Hopefully we will be back one day.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: Maybe a full length mirror in the double bedroom but that really is me just being picky.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 31, 2015
Thank you Karen for your kind review. Sorry I didn't get to meet you and sorry for the weather!! Glad you enjoyed both the house and all that the local area has to offer. Welcome back.
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tauna64
Laclede, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful Hostess and Incredibly nice accommodation!”
Reviewed November 18, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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West Gallaton Farmhouse far exceeded our expectations! We would stay here again - hands down. It just felt like home but with a gorgeous view of the countryside, yet on a sealed road, and only a mile or two from Dunnottar Castle. Kitchen was nicely fitted, bathroom is spacious, two of the bedrooms (upstairs) are huge and comfortable with stunning second floor outside views. The smaller bedroom near the kitchen was cozy and convenient for snacking ;-) Real fireplace, television service, comfy lounge area. No complaints anywhere here.

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Liked best: Comfortable, clean, well located, and wonderful hosts!
Liked least: Hmmm.. i didn't find a whole coffee bean grinder. There - i came up with something.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 20, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am so pleased that you and your boys enjoyed your brief stay and really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Come and see us again if you ever venture across the Atlantic again. Sheila.
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Eileen R
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great farm-house, great setting and proximity to coast and lovely owner”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

West Gallaton farmhouse is a thoughtfully and tastefully upgraded farmhouse with all the comforts of home, or in my case more, namely a Pavoni coffee maker! Leisurely breakfasts on the patio watching combine harvesters at work in the distance with the brilliant blue sea as a backdrop were elevated to 5* standard with the addition of perfectly executed cappuccinos!
Its proximity to Stonehaven, Dunnottar and the many fascinating coastal villages meant there was lots to see and do, and dog walking terrain was good too.
Sheila, the owner, was very welcoming and informative, and her hens provided us with tasty eggs.
All in all, West Gallaton was a lovely base to relax in and within easy driving/walking to enjoy this lovely coast.

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Liked best: Views, situation and farmhouse
Liked least: The addition of an upstairs bathroom would make it perfect
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 8, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you and thanks for the great weather you brought with you!
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Karen G
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have just spent an excellent week in this cottage which comfortably slept 5 adults and one dog. Ideal for the dog as the garden is totally fenced in. Surrounding countryside is so beautiful and nearby Dunnottar castle is spectacular. The town of Stonehaven is very close and has some great places to eat. Everything in the cottage is of extremely high standard from the bed linen to the coffee machine . I really did not want to leave. Sheila and her neighbour Shona make you feel so welcome. Can't wait to go back.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 11, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Sheila.
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Donna0402
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect family getaway!”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Absolutely beautiful cottage, stunning views and just perfect for my family of 5 and our dog. Just 2 miles outside the lovely town of Stonehaven, this cottage provided the perfect getaway, I would highly recommend it!

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Management Response
Jul 24, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you and your family and we are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay in the farmhouse. Sheila.
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Henk74
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 27, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Liked best: Comfort, ruimte en ligging
Liked least: Wifi-internet
Traveling group: Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the house and your holiday. I would just point out that the bed in the double room is actually King size, and measures 150 x 200 cm. Welcome back.
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