Wonderful holiday home in a tranquil setting | Little Boreland, Gatehouse of Fleet
Approach way to the property | Little Boreland, Gatehouse of Fleet
Cottage
Gatehouse of Fleet
24853

Little Boreland

  • Sleeps up to 9
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 0 pets allowed
Wifi
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

4.8

out of 5

An ideal retreat to explore the Solway Coast. Set within large gardens and woodland with hill walks from the door.
Oil central heating, electricity (£40 per week October-March), bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fires included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: Bedroom 3 is also accessible through bedroom 2. There is an unfenced pond and stream, 20 yards away. Couples, family bookings and holidaymakers only.
A late 18th century former farmhouse located close to the coast
Spectacular setting for wildlife, this cottage is a gem, with its own tranquil gardens and woodland on a hillside near Cardoness Castle, with walks directly from the door. Little Boreland, a late 18th-century listed farmhouse, is full of character and has caught the eye of many passing artists. It is an ideal holiday retreat for all ages from which to explore the beautiful, unspoilt Fleet Valley National Scenic Area. It is within a short stroll of the conservation town of Gatehouse of Fleet, with shops, cafés, restaurants, local arts and crafts, and the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre.

In 1951, Glencairn Balfour Paul saw the house from the road and fell in love with it. His brother Ian, a keen bird watcher and elder of the Kirk, lived there for twenty years from 1990, following which other family members now maintain the house and its grounds through holiday lets. Many people have depicted the house and adjoining wood, including early 20th-century local artists such as A R Sturrock and A M Hotchkis. The Balfour Pauls found Little Boreland just magical.

There are sandy beaches and rocky coves along the coast while the hillier countryside is good for walking. Nearby the Galloway Forest Park, known for its starlit dark skies, has excellent cycle paths. There is so much to see and do with castles, prehistoric sites and specialist gardens, thanks to Galloways’ mild climate. Activities for children include the Cream o’ Galloway adventure playground, with its celebrated ice cream, or the Laggan outdoor centre with its zip wire. There are ample opportunities for fishing, horse riding and golf. Nearby are many attractive towns including Kirkcudbright, the artists’ town, offering boat trips and art and craft shops; Castle Douglas, Scotland’s food town with many specialist shops and nearby; Threave Castle and Gardens; Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town, and Creetown featuring the Gem Rock Museum. Shops, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.
Maximum guest occupancy of 5 adults and maximum of 4 children per booking.
EPC Rating = F

Awards

    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2021, 2024

Features

Barbecue
Coastal Within 5 Miles
Cot Available
Customers' Choice
Cycle Store
Detached Property
Dishwasher
Garden or Patio
Highchair Available
Historical Property
Open Fire or Woodburner
Parking - On Site
Pub Within 1 Mile
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack
Wi-Fi
Woodburning Stove

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please