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5 reviews
The magnificent library with brass fireplace and gorgeous classic details
The upper loch with the boathouse and boat for guests to use. Two swans live on this loch.
The front door and the landscaped pathway.
The lower loch on a calm day.
The historic McKenzie & Moncur glasshouse.
The Castle in autumn with magnificent colours.
Loch fly fishing on a bright summer day.
The pathway to the courtyard.
The lower loch with its own boat for guests.
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Castle -
14 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 36
Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Keith I
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“The best hide and seek ever ! Fantastic venue for a special long weekend”
Reviewed 10 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Where to possibly begin ?
I booked the house for my husbands 50th birthday party and a long weekend break.
Having never been to Scotland let along a remote South Westerly corner it seemed like a bit of a risk - especially when asking 25 other guests to travel from the Southcoast of England and even as far as Geneva ! The risk certainly paid off.
We arrived as a small group of 5 initially and we were a little daunted by the size of the area i had rented, but very quickly we became completely at home.
Our first evening meal was left in the aga by our amazingly helpful and friendly hosts - Anne and Alistair. ( The house is actually their family home )
A couple of days later more guests arrived and the aga was in constant use - bread, stews soups and even an amazing birthday cake for the main event - everyone cooked and really enjoyed the huge kitchen !
People came and went, walked, talked played golf and had an amazing time.
Our age group ranged from 18-70 we are an energetic bunch that used the whole house including the full size billiards table in the attic space which is VAST and the craziest place to play hide and seek ! Absolutely hilarious ....
This is all before the main party night on the Saturday evening !
We set up a bar in the library with a roaring fire while 4 courses were served in the main dining room, Delicious before long we were being lead to the front terrace for fireworks and bagpipes. Absolutely brilliant - it honestly couldn't have been better.
there's so much to say it would be quicker for you to drive up and see for yourself ........

Thank you so much for an amazing time xxx
Ps please dont change anything - this original honest house is charming as it is !

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mrsTHove
Hove, UK
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“A fabulous venue for a party or wedding in a stunning setting”
Reviewed 3 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Our friends had booked Dunskey for a big birthday celebration, and although we had our doubts about going to Scotland in the coldest month of the year, it was a fantastic choice. As a party of 25, we had the run of half of the house, with its quirky details and individually decorated bedrooms, which also included the massive kitchen, the library and dining room. Our hosts, Alistair and Ann, couldn't have been more hospitable and made us feel very welcome.
There are some beautiful walks on the estate and beyond, not forgetting the maze in which we all got lost at various times. And there's table tennis and billiards for those with any energy left. The main party night was excellently catered for and was topped off by a piper, fireworks and our own disco... we weren't given a time curfew either!

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