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Rowan Cottage

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Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
Grade 3 Star rating
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This 19th century cottage oozes character and charm within the pretty little village of Borgue near Kirkcudbright

Rowan Cottage was built in 1843 as a ’wee free’ church, a  branch of the Church of Scotland famously strict in its religious practices. The beautiful, old beams throughout the property are testament to its history and a delightful character feature. "Out of the world and into Borgue" is a local saying aptly describing this pretty little village, which is surrounded by beautiful beaches, green and pastoral landscape and amazing little towns each with their own fascinating history. The name Borgue is derived from the Gaelic word ’Burg’ meaning ’little hill’. The village itself is set amidst the rolling hills of  Galloway, a delightful and challenging landscape for all those who enjoy a  good walk!

Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With free view TV, DVD, PS2, radio/CD with wood burning stove and sofa bed (for + 2, linen not provided). This lovely room features exposed beams with one window overlooking open countryside and the other across the village.
Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite cloakroom with WC and wash basin.  Feature beams and lovely views across countryside.
Bedroom 2: With two single beds, feature beams and lovely views across countryside.

All fuel, power and bed linen (except for sofa bed) included. Please note that towels are not included. Travel cot and Golf Clubs available. Wi-Fi available. There is an additional charge of £25 for the use of the sofa bed, this is payable direct to the owner please remember to bring your own bedding for the sofa bed. Enclosed, spacious garden with patio and furniture. Shed for storage of bicycles and fishing rods etc. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Church or Chapel
    Church or Chapel

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2017
    A clean home from home, great views and well situated. Would stay again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    House was lovely and well equipt. Location for exploring Kirkcudbright and beaches was great. Local hotel owners were friendly and the food was good pub food. Only snags for us were the layout of the garden did not really allow for flying footballs with the road being alongside. Disappointed as the photograph did not really show this and we would of booked elsewhere for the children had we had known. On arrival the use of room infusers and pot pourri was over-powering. Once we had removed these, my wife's allergic reaction calmed down.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    Excellent holiday at Rowan Cottage, beautiful area and we were fortunate with the weather being lovely. Only issue we had was that we had thought from the initial details given that the accommodation was detached so initial confusion re the set up. As it was we had a quiet week as neighbours were away for 5 days.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2017
    Lovely cottage with local pub and lots of extras, bikes, hammock, nets.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2016
    Lovely place had all that we needed, lovely part of Scotland that we visit time and time again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2016
    Lovely warm and welcoming cottage, we really enjoyed our week at Borgue. Beautiful scenery lovely and quiet location and Rowan Cottage is a good base to come back to at the end of the day. We were visiting at the time of year where sitting out in the garden at the end of a long day out with a glass of wine was not on our want to do list, however if it had been we think the garden let things down. You were on the corner of a plot where there were no "higher" fences to give you outside privacy from cars and people going by and it would have felt like sitting out in a goldfish bowl. It should also say in the cottage description that there is another cottage attached behind and the parking allocation for both cottages are in the front of Rowan. We were fortunate to be the only ones on the site for our week but considering we picked this property to be our get away from everything holiday it might not have worked out that way

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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