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“OUT OF THIS WORLD”
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Dundream winner of Scottish Thistle best accommodation provider 2016/17
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Dundream winner of Scottish Thistle best accommodation provider 2016/17
Stunning Mull of Kintyre en suite bedroom with spectacular sea views Dundream awaits you!
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Dundream winner of Scottish Thistle best accommodation provider 2016/17
Stunning Mull of Kintyre en suite bedroom with spectacular sea views
Dundream awaits you!
Dundream House
Dundream sunset views over Mull of Kintyre
Spacious sunny lounge area out to decking area
View from North Rhins of Galloway coastline near Dundream
Spacious dining area with patio doors out to Japanese garden and decking
Relax in the Mull of Kintyre ensuite bathroom with large bath and Sonos audio
Spacious Category 1 accessible shower room on ground floor next to Glenapp bedroom
Family bathroom upstairs with relaxing bath and shower
Super king size double or twin bedded Glenapp bedroom suitable for Category 1 accessibility
Spacious Ballantrae family bedroom with panoramic sea views
Sunny twin bedded Loch Ryan bedroom with spectacular sea and land views
Spacious open plan kitchen
Irish ferry and Mull of Kintyre sunset from decking
Rugged coastline in winter North Rhins of Galloway near Dundream
Another spectacular Dundream sunset over Arran and Ailsa Craig
Pretty seaside village of Portpatrick nearby with seafood restaurants
Port Logan is a lovely beach with hotel in South Rhins of Gallloway
Mysterious misty morning at Dundream
Corsewall Lighthouse hotel and restaurant near Dundream
View of the majestic Glenapp hills on arrival at Dundream
Views on the runway decking at Dundream
Gaze at the dark sky or sunset in Dundream eco hot tub
Festive fun in the hot tub!
Sunrise over Glenapp hills
Elaine the owner!
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kirkcolm, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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conlon02
paisley
1 review
“OUT OF THIS WORLD”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Dundream is just as its named ..... Dream House , Spacious is an understatement. Every window has a different view . We went for a week and its honestly the best holiday considering we have travelled all over the world. Our parents enjoyed the weekend with us then my husband and I continued to enjoy the remainder of this outstanding well and truly five star house.Spent the evening with main patio doors open enjoying the tranquillity and amazing sunsets, ate out most days and walked to the lighthouse however really couldn't wait to return to Dundream. I could go on for ever , have taken all your cards to share with my friends and to advertise in my shop Elaine. Thank you for the beautiful flowers Honey, Jam , oat cakes and ice on arrival ... such a warm welcome. Cant wait to return , beautiful memories forever. THANK YOU X

How easy was it to book the property? Overall condition of the property
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
6 Jul 2015
Thank you for this amazing review! I am so delighted that you all enjoyed the "Dundream Experience" and your feedback on Trip Advisor and in the visitor book was so detailed and appreciative of all the features at Dundream. It makes it all worthwhile! Best wishes Elaine
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nooooddy
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Absolutely superb”
Reviewed 24 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My wife, two young girls (3 & 1yo) and I had the pleasure of staying at Dundream for a few days this February. After doing lots of interweb research we thought this place looked the business for a relaxing half-term break and we weren’t disappointed: this place is stunning!

Firstly, the actual house itself is beautifully designed and decorated. It’s spacious, welcoming and wonderfully accessible while appearing modern and tasteful. We’ve stayed in some high-end places before that you can tell are trying really hard to look ‘up market’ but really its a bit of a veneer and that, beneath the surface, things are a bit cheap. At Dundream it’s clear that no expense has been spared and some serious time and energy have been expended on making this a holiday home of the very highest standard. As such it’s contents are extremely high quality, with wonderfully snug furniture, expansive multi-glazed windows, stunning wood-burner, epic bathrooms and plush bedding, to name but a few things. The addition of the Sonos system (now fully operational) and 3D-TV added a sprinkle of technological fairydust that blew my mind (and that of my wife and kids).

It goes without saying that the views from the house are spectacular. Whether you’re sipping your morning coffee while looking out across the sheep-speckled fields, watching a ferry making its way to Ireland or gazing up at the heavens on a clear night, marvelling at the number of stars you’ve never seen before - your breath will consistently be taken away and your blood pressure gently lowered by the sheer tranquility and beauty of it all.

Despite the pretty vicious February weather the girls and I enjoyed exploring the local area, visiting Stranraer several times, as well as the Cocoabean chocolate factory, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Lady Bay and the lighthouse restaurant. Castle Kennedy is only about 15 mins away and is pretty epic in terms of the space you have to explore and the sheer majesty of the land and views. Lady Bay was quite nice too. The girls loved Cocoabean (although the giant slide was shut when we visited). Mostly though we just loved being in Dundream!

I spent a few hours one day getting a raging fire going in the outdoor hot tub, desperately trying to raise the temperature of the water to 20 degrees despite it sleeting outside - a pretty stupid idea really and a bit of a waste of wood. I did eventually jump in but it was way too cold to be pleasurable! I’m sure it will be incredibly relaxing during the summer months though.

Regarding the Sonos system, we found it utterly intuitive and fantastic fun but others appear not to have realised that if you log into your various music accounts during your stay in Dundream, please remember to log out before you leave. Otherwise all future guests will be able to see and make use of all of your playlists, songs etc! Go to Settings > Manage services to log out of stuff before you leave.

Overall I have no hesitation in recommending Dundream. It is a superb holiday retreat, crafted with care and attention to detail and an ideal base at which to unwind for several days or explore the local area. I only wish we could afford to visit several times a year for the next decade!

Oh and I should add that Elaine and her friend Jo are absolutely lovely and enhanced our experience with superb communication, insightful recommendations and generally being lovely. We didn’t actually get to meet Elaine as she was busy during the time we visited but I had several email convos with her. On arrival we met Jo who kindly welcomed us and showed us around the vast house, making sure we were comfortable before wishing us well and leaving us to it. Great service all round!

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Liked best: The views, the woodburner, Sonos, the bath!
Liked least: Being exceptionally nitpicky - the kitchen tap squeaks a little occasionally - but its not a big deal at all.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
3 Mar 2015
Thank you for this truly breathtaking account of "Dundream holistic retreat" It is so pleasing when guests stay at Dundream and capture the detail of the experience and go home feeling the better of it.
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alhambra1...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Even better than the photos”
Reviewed 11 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We had a great long weekend at Kirkcolm. Set in a very nice part of the country, where the roads are a bit quieter, and the pace a bit slower. Ideal for some family cycling.

The layout is ideal for families or groups, with a massive living/dining/kitchen area, and with a ground floor bedroom/ shower room ideal if you have guests who struggle with stairs. The design is very spacious, and beautifully furnished. House is well equipped and you shouldn't need much with you, although music lovers may want to bring a back-up in case the Sonos system is down (it had a temporary problem when we were there, and the owner was trying to get it fixed). When working it provides speakers and music throughout the house, but whilst it was down we couldn't find a basic radio/iPod Dock and we hadn't brought anything. You won't need books, magazines or DVDs though, because there are plenty to keep everyone occupied.

The big deal though is the orientation: beautiful rolling countryside and the living room looking out to the lighthouse and point where ferries seem to roll past all day long. It makes for a wonderful environment to relax. The master bedroom is lovely and gets this view too. There's a deck wrapped around 3 sides and must be a fantastic place to be in the summer.

We met Elaine, the owner, who grew up on the adjacent farm and clearly knew exactly what she was doing when she developed the property. She's a real evangelist for green/ eco /holistic thinking and it's embedded in the house, and the little touches throughout. The house is very warm and heated by an air source pump, albeit there's a log burning stove in the living room. An eco-hot tub had just recently been installed, but we weren't brave enough for the cold February winds. Maybe next time!

We'd a great time and it's on our list for a future return.

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Liked best: Quality
Liked least: Temp problem with music system
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
12 Feb 2015
Thank you for your positive review of Dundream and the local area. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and to have guests staying at Dundream who enjoyed the house and its surroundings. Hope to see you again soon!
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Donna F
Ayr, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Definitely a dream house”
Reviewed 6 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed in Dundream with my husband, two young boys and my mother in law. We had an amazing time! We experienced some pretty bad weather during our stay but staying in Dundream, it certainly didn't dampen our break! The views from all around the house are spectacular! The house is pure perfection, so spacious and well equipped! It's also in a perfect location with plenty of places to visit and lots to do! Probably the best family break we have had! We will definitely be back!

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Liked best: The master bedroom
Liked least: Nothing, everything was great
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
11 Nov 2014
Thanks for kind comments and lovely review despite the weather! Delighted that the Dundream experience stands up to all types of weather!
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Tartancur...
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A Fabulous Retreat”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in February 2014

What a spacious and luxurious house , so tastefully furnished and thoughtfully laid out.
It is just a wonderful place in which to unwind and relax.

Four couples of us stayed three nights in February and we found it easy to heat and very comfortable, lots of interesting coffee table books and mags and well stocked with games. Whilst the master bedroom is the prize one all the other bedrooms are excellent. Downstairs the kitchen is very well equipped and the lounge has plenty chairs to sink into and admire the outstanding 360 degree views .

Elaine, the most helpful owner suggested that we might like to have a local chef come in and prepare an evening meal for us. We booked two nights and it was just great fun and a fabulous treat to relax with some wine whilst the lovely chef prepared sumptuous food. Much more fun and cheaper than dining out... A great success.

Our whole break was thoroughly enjoyed by all. We could find no faults or suggestions for improvements ... Well done Elaine , you have built an exceptional house . We hope to return sometime soon.

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Liked best: The luxury , the views and the tranquility
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
2 Sep 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you stay at Dundream and also experience our in-house catering. Hope to see you again soon. Elaine
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