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Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Nook

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Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
Grade 4 Star rating
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Single-storey holiday property situated in a peaceful location in the heart of Galloway with stunning views over open countryside.

Situated in a peaceful, rural location on a stud farm, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse boast stunning views over open countryside. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Cycling Trail close by. There are many quaint villages to explore including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William, known as the ‘Machars of Galloway’ and presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’ award and the popular village of Portpatrick with stunning views over the North Channel to the Irish Coast. Take a day trip to Ireland from Stranraer. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore throughout the area and also many lovely gardens nearby for those seeking a slower pace of recreation. The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor with many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore along the Solway Coast. Golf, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking and fishing are all available, and there are tennis courts and swimming pools in nearby Kirkcudbright. Dumfries with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town, is 8 miles. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and beams/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating included. CD. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars).

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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  • Bungalow
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 2

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    Cottage should have had a good clean before our arrival. The oven was full of grease causing oven to smoke and smoke alarm to go off. Cutlery, plates and pans in the cupboard had to be washed before use (covered in dried food) Carpets and furniture covered in dog hairs. Windows dirty. Towels smelt stale and bed had yellow stain on mattress. WIFI hit and miss (more miss) On the good side if you want rural location and an enclosed garden for your dog.. You got it.

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    Response on behalf of the owner:- This is the first bad review we have received in 7 years. My 3 properties are looked after by myself and my parents – we do not have outside cleaners, we are a completely family run business and as a result of this we are able to offer guests a friendlier, personal holiday experience. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and upkeep of our properties. We live on the same premises and always say to guests that if they have a problem or question or need us for anything, just to knock on our door – we are always here, unfortunately these guests did not and reading this review has really upset us all. The cottage did have a good clean before their arrival. The oven was not full of grease – that also had a good clean before their arrival; the ovens are all cleaned spotlessly on the day the guest’s changeover and then twice a year we get an oven cleaning company in to thoroughly steam clean them. The cutlery, plates, pans etc. are all checked every changeover day – if there is any food residue left on anything, we wash it! I put all the cottages’ crockery/cutlery etc. through my own dishwasher monthly. The carpets and furniture are vacuumed with a pet hoover and we use a dog de odourising spray every changeover day – we make sure there are never any dog hairs left. The windows are cleaned every changeover day – we also have proper window cleaners in monthly. The towels (and bedding) are washed every changeover day by me, they are always fresh. There is not a stain on the mattress – we have quilted mattress protector covers on all the mattresses which are also washed every changeover day with the sheets. I wouldn’t expect our guests to strip the bed, it’s our job, and they’re on holiday! Wi-Fi - our Wi-Fi is hit and miss which is why we don’t advertise any.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/06/2017
    The welcome pack was a lovely touch and this along with the welcome received from Sue on arrival made us feel relaxed and at home straight away. The Nook has everything you need for a very comfortable stay. The enclosed garden was particularly helpful as our dog could have some free time to herself sniffing where the rabbits had been and we knew she was safe pottering around out there whilst we were cooking breakfast. An altogether fabulous holiday which we were sad to come home from. Thank you

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2017
    We would highly recommend the Nook for a holiday. We visited with our two dogs who loved the spacious garden which is fully enclosed. The cottage was well furnished, had a very comfortable bed and was well equipped. We have left the comment re: local amenities blank due to the remoteness of the location. However, there are many amenities in the area within half an hour drive. The nearest local shops is 4 miles away; larger supermarkets are half an hour drive. The owner is very friendly and is available for any problems that might occur. Intend to visit again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/04/2017
    fantastic holiday, perfect cottage for a relaxing quiet break. would definately go again. brilliant thankyou

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/03/2017
    We went for a the weekend and have a nice relaxing time, which is what we wanted, nice and quiet. Lovely weather and the night sky was amazing. Would be happy to go back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/01/2017
    Great for a getaway-peaceful & scenic.

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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