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Drey Cottage

33 reviews
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Nestling on the edge of the Galloway Forest, Drey Cottage is ideally situated for peaceful scenic forest walks. The Galloway Hills make a superb backdrop to the forest scenery. The rear of Drey Cottage has a conservatory and a private courtyard where you can relax and enjoy a drink after a days activities. The garage can accommodate bikes but not suitable for vehicles. Magnificent wildlife in the cottage garden where red squirrels are visitors along with numerous species of birds. There are feeders and we will provide the nuts and seeds for you to fill them. Just a short walk is a wildlife hide in the forest where you can sit and take photos. Red squirrels and woodpeckers are daily visitors. It is possible to see a pine marten but they are very shy. A little further and there is a new Ki...Nestling on the edge of the Galloway Forest, Drey Cottage is ideally situated for peaceful scenic forest walks. The Galloway Hills make a superb backdrop to the forest scenery. The rear of Drey Cottage has a conservatory and a private courtyard where you can relax and enjoy a drink after a days activities. The garage can accommodate bikes but not suitable for vehicles. Magnificent wildlife in the cottage garden where red squirrels are visitors along with numerous species of birds. There are feeders and we will provide the nuts and seeds for you to fill them. Just a short walk is a wildlife hide in the forest where you can sit and take photos. Red squirrels and woodpeckers are daily visitors. It is possible to see a pine marten but they are very shy. A little further and there is a new Kirroughtree Visitors centre with cafe. The mountain bike trails start there and if you do not bring a bike you can hire one there. Different trails for different abilities. Just a short drive from the cottage are quiet beaches. This is a beautiful unspoilt corner of Scotland where life goes on at a steady pace. Two well behaved pets over 12 months old are welcome but they are not to be left alone in the cottage. Minimum 3 night short breaks from 2nd Nov 2019 to 28th March 2020. Towels are not supplied. More
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About the Owner
Jennie & Vince R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2007
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

Our fifth stay in this beautifully tranquil little gem of a Cottage with our two dogs who adore the Forest walks right from the door. The warmest of welcomes from the owners is guaranteed, and freshly baked bread awaiting too! On this visit we were...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank RosieCottage
gallowaycottages, VR Owner at Drey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Thanks again for returning to Drey Cottage this time for 2 weeks in this wonderful quiet place. See you in 2019.

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic cottage from which to explore local area. Great hospitality. Clean and comfortable. Red squirrel did visit as did many birds. Saw red kite from the property looking above tree tops. Excellent walks nearby. Beautiful walk to Bruntis Loch and we made it to the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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gallowaycottages, VR Owner at Drey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for your review of Drey Cottage and this beautiful area. The area in the autumn is great with all the colours of the trees changing. Perfect for photographers! The views from the summit of Cairnsmore are wonderful. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

the cottage is deceivingly spacious everything you needed in the kitchen and a few unexpected extras, clean light and very cosy. Secure garden for the dog, made good use of the garden furniture watching a wide variety of all the different birds on the feeders....More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank John K
gallowaycottages, VR Owner at Drey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you so much for the review. Pleased that you enjoyed your time here in this great part of S.W.Scotland. Hope to see you again with Tam, your well behaved dog that loved the area too!

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

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Date of stay: December 2017
gallowaycottages, VR Owner at Drey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

I was a little apprehensive about staying in a holiday cottage for Christmas; would it feel like Christmas? In Drey Cottage it certainly did!! We arrived to a lovely warm welcome from Jennie, she made sure we knew there was another entrance to the house...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Poppet81
gallowaycottages, VR Owner at Drey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Thank you very much for your review of Drey Cottage and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas there and that you appreciated the Christmas trees and decorations. You will always be welcome so hopefully when your leg has mended you will return...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighborhood
The area is steeped in history with many abbeys and castles to visit with memorials to Robert The Bruce. Cairnsmore is the second highest mountain in the area and is just 1 km. from the cottage. A walk to the summit provides fantastic views across the sea to the Isle of Man and beyond. Bird watchers love it here where ospreys, red kites, buzzards, peregrine falcons and puffins can be seen and even the odd golden eagle. Galloway Forest Park is one of the darkest places on the planet at night, which makes it a ideal place for stargazers in the UK. The Galloway Forest Park has many lochs, burns and places of interest including the Red Deer Park and the Wild Goat Park. There are ranger led walks where you can see spectacular sights. Glen Trool is magnificent in its beauty and a famous batt...
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