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Bardristane Forge,Gatehouse of Fleet, sleeps 4

With fine uninterrupted sea views from every room, this detached 1895 Galloway cottage was originally a forge/cottage. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Gatehouse of Fleet with pubs...

With fine uninterrupted sea views from every room, this detached 1895 Galloway cottage was originally a forge/cottage. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Gatehouse of Fleet with pubs, restaurants and shops, it has been stylishly furnished and boasts two cosy wood-burning stoves. Within 5 minutes’ drive of sandy beaches. Kirkcudbright artists’ town, Castle Douglas food town, many golf courses, castles and gardens, hill and forest walks, bird-watching, fishing, sailing, horse riding and tennis all within easy reach. Central for the world famous 7 Stanes mountain biking centres. Something for everyone. Shop 5 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove and rugs on tiled floor. Garden/dining room with vaulted ceiling, wood-burning stove and rugs on quarry-tiled floor. Large fitted kitchen with stone tiled floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Two steps up to double bedroom. Two steps up to twin bedroom.


  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • Cot and h/chair on request
  • TV
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • F/freezer
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 1 car); roadside parking (for 1 car)
  • Natural spring water supply from borehole
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steps in garden


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Customer Reviews of Bardristane Forge,Gatehouse of Fleet, sleeps 4

1st comment: The cottage has a fantastic sun room (which we hardly left!) to take advantage of the stunning sea views, an inspired addition. We immediately felt comfortable and ’at home’ which is a difficult feat not always achieved by holiday cottages. We would definitely return. April 2012.

2nd comment: We had a warm personal welcome to a well equipped comfortable cottage in a lovely situation. March 2012.

3rd comment: We particularly enjoyed time in the sun room - great views and very warm even in winter. Owner met us to show us round the cottage which was really helpful and indeed left us some lovely home baked scones. Cottage equipped to a very high standard - we would certainly book again should we visit the area. The cottage was ideal for families - we have two children who adored the cottage. Also don’t bother bringing maps or guides - the cottage has more information than the tourist information office. The cottage is a great credit to the owners. Feb 2012.

4th comment: Amazing location, and the modern conservatory gave the possibility of ’being outside’ when the weather was poor. Feb 2012.

5th comment: Small from the outside but like a tardis inside with 2 reception rooms and a lovely large well equipped kitchen. From the moment we stepped through the door it felt very relaxing. Lots do do without travellling too far but the road to the property from the A75 is single track. Nov 2011.

6th comment: Fantastic accommodation with beautiful views - very well appointed and maintained. Super personal touches from the owners made this a very special holiday. Aug 2011.

7th comment: Beautiful cottage , loved the sun room, the view from the cottage is breathtaking. Great lawn for you and your dogs, we had a fantastic time, will definitely return. Owners very welcoming and kind, Lots of lovely touches, strawberry cup cakes, wine, flowers. Sept 2011.

8th comment: Very pretty cottage in a fantastic location, loads of outdoor activities nearby for kids and adults. Highly recommended. July 2011.

9th comment: Character cottage set in a stunning location overlooking Wigtown Bay. April 2011.

10th comment: Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. The sun room was marvellous with fantastic views of the sea during meal times and the chance to star gaze at night. The owners were welcoming and friendly. We have already recommended the cottage to our friends and family. Feb 2011.

11th Comment Bardistane Forge is in a stunning location and the pictures didn’t really do it justice. Very well equipped and laid out. Jan 2011.

12th Comment The property was clean and very well furnished and decorated, home from home. Jan 2011.

13th Comment The cottage was very comfortable and the views were superb. Jan 2011.

14th Comment This cottage was perfect, you could not find a single fault. Dec 2010.

15th Comment Brilliant views and lots of homely touches that made this extra special for us. Hope to go back. Oct 2010.

16th Comment Cottage was lovely, clean and well equipped. The viewing for has the most brilliant views and being visited by the cow at breakfast just made it. Oct 2010.

17th Comment Very quiet location overlooking the sea. July 2010.

18th Comment Stunning views, very clean and bright, lovely large conservatory. A very peaceful week. June 2010.

19th Comment Fantastic location and a real home from home with extra touches to make you feel really welcome. June 2010.

20th Comment It was a perfect holiday cottage, with a warm welcome from the owners in a delightful location. May 2010.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: S66
  • HMG Ref: 1100838
  • Property Type: Detached
  • Number of Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps Suit: 2
  • Features: Enclosed Garden, Spring Fed Water
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, DVD player, Washing Machine, Microwave
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 1 Cars
  • Pets: 1
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