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Garden Cottage - 4* Tranquil 3 Bedroom Cottage with Sea Loch Views in Galloway

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3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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Located in the heart of Corsewall Estate, close to the village of Kirkcolm, surrounded by historic woodland, Garden Cottage forms the west wing of the 18th Century Corsewall House and has wonderful views across Loch Ryan. Recently restored, with three bedrooms, this luxury self catering cottage comfortably accommodates six. The living area downstairs is open plan with a stylish kitchen including a Belfast sink and large dining table. The spacious sitting room, furnished with arm chairs and sofas, is south facing and overlooks the extensive estate gardens, which in spring burst with colour from the Rhododendrons and Azaleas. There is twin/double bedroom with zip and link beds on the ground floor with an en suite bathroom. There is also a shower room & WC and a utility room. Upstairs, the...Located in the heart of Corsewall Estate, close to the village of Kirkcolm, surrounded by historic woodland, Garden Cottage forms the west wing of the 18th Century Corsewall House and has wonderful views across Loch Ryan. Recently restored, with three bedrooms, this luxury self catering cottage comfortably accommodates six. The living area downstairs is open plan with a stylish kitchen including a Belfast sink and large dining table. The spacious sitting room, furnished with arm chairs and sofas, is south facing and overlooks the extensive estate gardens, which in spring burst with colour from the Rhododendrons and Azaleas. There is twin/double bedroom with zip and link beds on the ground floor with an en suite bathroom. There is also a shower room & WC and a utility room. Upstairs, there is a twin and a double bedroom with a bathroom and en suite shower respectively. All linen, fluffy white towels, extra thick, feather-filled duvets and pillows are provided. Heating and electricity are also included in the price. Garden Cottage is equipped with a flat screen television, Freeview Box, DVD player; iPod radio/docking station and WiFi, a selection of board games, books and classic films. It has its own private garden area including garden furniture, croquet and swing ball sets and a barbecue. Corsewall Estate has three pretty beaches on Loch Ryan - Boat Bank, Lady Bay and Port Beg - that Garden Cottage guests can explore. A pretty walk down one of the drives will take you to Boat Bank, which is the nearest one to Garden and Stables Cottage. Both Boat Bank and Lady Bay are wonderful spots if you like collecting shells or pebbles - oyster shells and mussels to cowries and scallop shells never fail to disappoint. Bird watching down on the shores of Loch Ryan or in the woods is second to none. Port Beg is a pretty bay, pebbly down to the waterline and then sandy in the sea - ideal for paddling and swimming. There are lots of rock pools - so a bucket and a net is a must for the kids! There's a grassy area for picnics and barbies and the views out to sea, with Ailsa Craig in the foreground and the Isle of Arran in the distance, are simply magical. Garden Cottage has huge lawns in front of the house - so it's a great place for children to play football or for a game of croquet - croquet set supplied! The gardens provide a secure environment for children and it is a wonderful location for them to enjoy the great outdoors and play good old fashioned games from hide and seek to kick the can. The lawns are great for running about, and there are lots of little banks, which are ideal for rolling down. A stream runs through the estate, so with two stone bridges and an endless supply of sticks, Pooh sticks is always a fun game for children to enjoy. And families are welcome to set up camp in the woods beside the lawns - we provide the tent, roll mats, wood and campfire location - guests just need to bring their sleeping bags! And if it all gets too much for some younger members of the camping party, they can always retreat back to home comforts indoors. Located in over 20 acres of gardens and woodland adjacent to Corsewall House, there are lots of tracks around the estate you can enjoy - on foot or by bike. This also makes it a great holiday for dogs too! In late January and February, the woods feature charming drifts of snowdrops followed by daffodils and in April and May the hue turns to purple with acres of bluebells. There is colour in the gardens almost all the way through the year starting with camellia from January to March, followed by a riot of colour in April and May as the rhododendrons and azaleas come into flower. The autumn sees the hydrangeas providing colour all the way through to November. There is oodles of wildlife to spot – from roe deer and hares to barn owls, woodpeckers and most importantly, this area is one of the last bastions of the red squirrel. The Blue Peter pub in the village of Kirkcolm is 3/4s of a mile away. Under new ownership, the pub has good pub grub and also does great take away fish and chips - a 'must eat' while on holiday by the coast! We have a second cottage, Stables Cottage, about 50 metres from Garden Cottage, which sleeps 4 - so groups of up to 10 can easily be accommodated in both locations.More
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Kate Carrick-Buchanan (Property Manager Kate Carrick-Buchanan)
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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We welcome guests on arrival and visit them at least once during their visit to ensure they are comfortable.
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: June 2019
Reviewed April 28, 2019

We visited in March with our 2 dogs and we could not have asked for more. The weather was not great but this property is equipped to deal with this including a spray for muddy paws which was so useful. The grounds are just amazing,...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank HelenWoodruff
Navigator472135, VR Owner at Garden Cottage - 4* Tranquil 3 Bedroom Cottage with Sea Loch Views in Galloway, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2019

We're so pleased that you both and the dogs had a lovely week at Garden Cottage and enjoyed walking around the estate and the cottage itself - thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. I do hope...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2018

From the moment we turned off the main road and came up the snaking driveway surrounded by amazing trees and beautiful gardens we knew we’d made the right choice for our holiday. It’s been a joy, the cottage was stunning, spotlessly cream, very well equipped...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank 725tracyt
Management response:Responded June 20, 2018

Many thanks indeed for your very kind words - we're so pleased you had a wonderful time at Garden Cottage and delighted to hear it has the wow factor! It's great to hear that the red squirrels and the woodpecker performed while you were staying....More

Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Spent Christmas at the garden cottage. We were greeted with nice touches like the house being decorated and homemade mince pies and brownies. Good location, very peaceful. Good walks through the estate and along Loch Ryan, also good stargazing at night. Kids enjoyed the trampoline...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank ianstewart1903
Management response:Responded January 26, 2018

We're so pleased you had a great Christmas at Garden Cottage - many thanks indeed for taking the time to post us a review - it's much appreciated. And we're so glad you enjoyed the pretty walks around the estate and by the sea not...More

Reviewed September 20, 2017

OR alternatively, could I "dump" my 4 storey house in the front of your garden?!..Not sure how pleased the owners would be but this is THE "Home from Home"...and in short NO we didn't want to leave, such that within a few days we have...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank david221b
Management response:Responded November 28, 2017

We're so pleased you had a great week at Garden Cottage and didn't want to leave. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review - it's much appreciated. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back next year.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Trampoline
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Stove
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Fireplace
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Is this vacation rental large?YesNoUnsure
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