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


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  • 9

  • 5

  • 2

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Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile
An ideal retreat to explore the Solway Coast. Set within large gardens and woodland with hill walks from the door.

Ground Floor:
Living room:
With open fire, Freesat TV, DVD player and DAB radio.
Dining room: With open fire.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
2 sets of stairs to...
First Floor:
1st set of stairs to...
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed. 
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
2nd set of stairs to...
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Steep stairs to...
Second Floor: Beams and sloping ceilings throughout.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds and Velux window.

Oil central heating, electricity (£30 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: 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.


  • Customers' Choice 2021



Coastal Within 5 Miles

Cot Available

Cycle Store

Detached Property


Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Historical Property

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pub Within 1 Mile

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Welcome Pack



Good to know

Check in and check out times

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


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 16 reviews


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  • London

  • Family


out of 10

This is our fifth stay at Little Boreland. We love it there - the house feels cosy and homely with a beautiful garden. Quiet, but easily walkable to the pubs in town. We had a lovely meal at the Masonic Arms. Lots of beautiful walks and interesting attractions.

12 Nov 2022


  • Couple


out of 10

A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. The cottage has everything you need. Deer in the garden. And lots of birds Very peaceful A few problems with cleanliness

3 Oct 2022


  • York

  • Family


out of 10

Very nice house in lovely spot with wonderful bird and wildlife watching. Small woods around the house are nice to wander in and good walks from the door. Pleasant beaches and towns nearby.

31 Aug 2022

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