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“Peaceful harbour-side retreat. Just about perfect.”
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Bedroom with King Size Bed
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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Neil_in_S...
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Level 6 Contributor
284 reviews
110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
“Peaceful harbour-side retreat. Just about perfect.”
Reviewed 9 July 2018 for a stay in June 2018
1
person found this review helpful

When you book a holiday cottage in an unfamiliar place, you never know how things will turn out. My wife and I loved our week's stay at Slipway Cottage. It was damned near perfect for us just like the lovely summery weather that met us and stayed for seven beautiful days.

Behind us there was a cow field and in front a view of Garlieston Bay with its wide-ranging tides. One evening I stood on the old harbour wall and watched a grey heron stalking the shallows before striking with his spear-like beak to bring up small silvery fishes.

There is so much history on The Machars and the lanes are so quiet. It was like stepping back in time. One day I went swimming at high tide from Monreith Beach.

The kitchen area of the cottage is pretty good with a washing machine and a nice big fridge freezer but there isn't any cupboard space for one's groceries. We didn't use the outdoor space round the back and it is a shame that the cottage doesn't have a back door to get out there.

The king sized bed upstairs was very comfy and the hot water supply in the bathroom was reliable. A rubber bath mat would have been helpful to avoid potential slipping accidents.

If you have never been to The Machars before, be sure to visit sites associated with St Ninian. His shrine is in Whithorn - accessed through the museum.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jul 2018
Lovely to read that Neil and his wife enjoyed their stay in Slipway Cottage and the Machars region which does indeed have a lot to offer. Hopefully they will visit us again when I promise there will be more available cupboard space and rubber mats in the bathroom. A rear door, however, would not be possible due to planning restrictions on a listed building. Thank you so much for the positive review.
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VisitorSt...
Stockport
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Peaceful Location”
Reviewed 4 June 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Really enjoyed this holiday apartment it is well designed and a well thought out design. I would happily recommend this house to a friend in fact i have suggested my daughter and husband rent it later this year if available . The surrounding area has a lot of nice places to visit .Thanks Betty nice to meet you .

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Jun 2018
Thank you for your kind comments, Nigel. Always lovely to know that our visitors have enjoyed their stay as much as we have enjoyed having them stay! Perfect guests and we do hope you will visit Slipway Cottage again.
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SarahShap...
Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Coastal bliss.”
Reviewed 30 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Such a lovely cottage in an amazing location.
Cozy comfortable and well equipped. We made use of the outside space which got the morning sun for breakfast and evening sun too.
The sunsets over the harbour were " best ever" and the local pub was excellent .
We saw lochs ,mountains,stone circles and stunning beaches.
I had never heard of the Mulberry harbour so brushed up my history...what an amazing tale.
We were very sad to leave and hope to be back to this wonderful corner of Scotland.
A big thank you to the great hosts.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Jun 2018
So glad to hear that Sarah and her partner enjoyed their stay at Slipway Cottage. They were the perfect guests and we hope they will visit again. Thank you, Betty and Cliff.
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Labiba G
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Place for a relaxed stay”
Reviewed 14 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Blown away by the peace and tranquillity the place offers. Everything has been provided by Betty and Cliff. They are such good hosts.
Would definitely love to go back for a longer time. Absolutely brilliant place, highly recommended.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 May 2018
Thank you very much for the kind comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay as you were perfect guests and even sorted the TV!! Look forward to seeing you again one day.
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CaptainPo...
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous cottage in lovely location”
Reviewed 7 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We’ve just returned from a wonderful week at Slipway Cottage. It’s such a pretty and well appointed holiday home. The Garlieston coastline is stunning and we had many great dog walks. We hope to return in the near future. Thanks for a lovely stay xx

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Apr 2018
So glad to hear that Neil, Clare and Izzy enjoyed their stay at Slipway Cottage as they were perfect guests and do hope they will stay with us again. Thank you.
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