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43 reviews
river view from sitting room
marina from jetty
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double bedroom 2
twin bedroom
one of three shower rooms
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patio
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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patricia...
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect Accommodation + Perfect Location = Perfect Holiday”
Reviewed 3 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

When we looked for a place to spend a relaxing break away after the Christmas festivities but that would also allow us to celebrate New Year in style, little did we know that we had found the perfect place at The Boathouse.
The accommodation is amazing, with everything that you may need during your stay. The location is stunning, with boats moored right outside your window, the birds and the tides creating an ever changing & fascinating picture for you to watch. The town has everything that you need and the people are the friendliest we have ever met.
We arrived during some of the worst storms the north have seen for many years, so we decided that we would park the cars up for the week and make the most of what Kirkcudbright and the Boathouse had to offer and we were not disappointed. The Boathouse has ample room for 3 couples, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 lounges & a dining room to seat 8, patio and balcony on the waterside. All up to a high standard and there is plenty of space for your party to eat together or alternatively find a corner to escape to sit and read. Plenty of places to eat out and some great bars to have a drink in after a long walk.
All in all, a perfect holiday destination that we would highly recommend.

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Management Response
4 Jan 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. Very happy to hear that the Boathouse was the perfect accommodation for you and your friends and that you found plenty to do in Kirkcudbright to keep you entertained all week. I hope next time you come the weather will be more hospitable!
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Elspeth C
Leven, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Riverside delight”
Reviewed 7 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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This property with four bedrooms and three bathrooms was perfect for two families sharing. Plenty of privacy when you needed it and using the studio for one of the teenagers meant it doubled up as a second living room for the teenagers when they wanted to do their thing. Although there's no garden as such the terrace overlooking the river was perfect. All the main rooms look onto the river and watching the changing tides, the herons and the various boats passing by was the perfect backdrop to our holiday. We were visiting in October so we weren't expecting to be eating outside but with a warm jersey it was still feasible to sit on the terrace with your glass of wine watching the sunset. The kitchen facilities were fine and plenty of room for all of us to eat together at the dining table. There's no dedicated parking but we managed to get two spaces in the street easily but I suspect in the peak summer periods that might be harder. You must visit the NTS property a couple of houses along, it has a beautiful garden. Would definitely visit again.

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Liked best: Location and outlook
Liked least: The rear courtyard access isn't as nice as the property it serves
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
26 Nov 2015
Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that the Boathouse provided perfect accommodation for two families. The terrace/jetty is indeed an ideal spot for observing all that goes on riverside. In addition the very private, walled patio on the other side of the house comes into its own in summer time as it catches the sun all day long. As it is fully enclosed, it is very safe for children and dogs.
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Colin S
Kinver
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Stunning location”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Superb accommodation on the riverside in a quiet part of town but so close to amenities. Kirkcudbright is a pleasant town with good places to eat and a variety of shops.
It was very relaxing to sit by the picture windows overlooking the river and watch the world and local trawlers go by. Heating system was brilliant ,we were so warm and cosy. Lots to see and do in beautiful autumnal Galloway .

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Liked best: Picture window, warmth and comfort
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
22 Oct 2015
Appreciate you taking the time to write a review. The Boathouse is definitely in a unique location - so private and at the same time within easy access of shops, cafes, galleries. Autumn is always a good time for a break in D&G. Hope to welcome you again!
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MikeHibb6...
Manchester, England
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
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“Great, cosy, little base within Dumfries & Galloway”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Stayed for a week at the beginning of May 2015.
I booked many months in advance to provide us with a base for a tour of Wicker Man filming locations. Great communications from owner and absolutely no problems.
The Boathouse is very comfortable and very handily placed close to the centre of Kirkcudbright, which itself is a lovely little self-contained and well maintained town.
The property was well equipped and the riverside location makes for a very peaceful and quiet place to pass the time. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, which is a real bonus. The living and dining area is also very spacious.
My wife and I had taken my father with us and we were all very sad to leave. Fab house in a fab town.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jun 2015
Happy to hear the Boathouse provided a comfortable base for your Wicker Man film location tour. Thankfully, Kirkcudbright people are a bit more welcoming than the locals in the Wicker Man!
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Marilyn S
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Superb rIver views, town centre location.”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Excellent cottage, private and comfortable, with terrace and large windows overlooking the river, close to harbour and Kirkcudbright town centre.
Lots to do in area and town. Coastal walks, ruined castles, local cafes and restaurants. We caught the end of the annual jazz festival and enjoyed a bistro meal with jazz pianist. The National Trust property Broughton House with it's beautiful garden is a few doors away.
We always managed to get a parking space in the High Street.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 Jun 2015
Thank you for your review. Good to hear you enjoyed the house and some of the many activities the area has on offer. Jazz week is indeed a great time to be in Kirkcudbright.
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