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The Shack – Home 67904 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Shack – Home 67904

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 21 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Interaction with guest


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Brian D.
Average reply time:
1 hour 48 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
03 Feb 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Aug 2008. Located in Dumfries and Galloway, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £325 to £587.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Feb 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 21 reviews Excellent
21 reviews

Very Good

“Beautiful area & lovely home away from home”

Reviewed 20 Mar 2014

We spent February half term at the Shack & are so very glad we did. Communication throughout the booking and stay was excellent. Directions were very easy to follow. The Shack was fully equipped & a joy to base ourselves in. We had wondered whether it would be warm enough without a log burner to centre ourselves around in Feb but needn't have worried - the under floor heating was toasty warm. The Shack was a perfect sized holiday home for our family of 4 and the kids (age 9 & 11) thoroughly enjoyed it. We didn't take bikes due to the time of year but I think it would be an ideal site for cycling trips. We went on a few walks and particularly enjoyed shell collecting at Moss yard and Sandgreen. We had daily visits from the local red squirrels which was a wonderful sight. Local attractions we visited other than the beaches included watching Red Kites feeding, Laggans Outdoor Centre and horse riding at Lochill Equestrian Centre & we enjoyed fish & chips from an award winning chippy. Yummy. We would definitely recommend staying at the Shack. When we were considering where to stay for our holiday we short-listed 2 cottages and the Shack won out due to, amongst other things, the glowing reviews that we read. We are so very pleased we chose the Shack over other places and happy to add our voice to those reviews. Thank you Brian & Helen for a thoroughly relaxing vacation.

“amazing . . . .”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2012

Brian and Helen have found the perfect place to be in all weathers. My family and I first stayed here in June 2011 and loved it so much we had to come back, it feels like a home from home. Gatehouse is a fresh of breath air, from the smell of the trees, the tweet of the birds to daily wildlife visitors, this is the place to be. We travelled with our daughter who was 3 at the time and thoroughly enjoyed herself from walks, the seaside and feeding our new friends. You have to visit here to believe it. We tried to book here again recently but left it to late - our loss!!!

“Excellent House & Wonderful Location”

Reviewed 21 Feb 2012

My husband and I and our 3 young boys stayed at The Shack for the half term break in February. Brian & Helen were very friendly when we booked and helpful via email. Brian was there to greet us when we arrived to show us around. The Shack is done up to a very high standard. We loved the kitchen and the under floor heating, not to mention The Shack's beautiful location! It is lovely to be nestled in the woods with all the lovely scenery. There are many windows in The Shack, all with beautiful views and we really enjoyed watching all the wildlife, with the squirrels being our children's favourite. Every morning, we would leave nuts out and sit and watch the squirrels come to visit. It was one of the highlights of our stay. The Shack provided us all with a very relaxing stay, after all of the places we've stayed The Shack is definitely one of our new favourites. The owners are lovely and it is clear they put a lot of effort into making sure the guests have a good stay. When we arrived, they even left a welcome pack with nuts for the squirrels, shortbread, fresh bread, butter and wine. Really lovely! I just can't say enough as to what a great place this is and what a great time we all had. It's definitely great to families and children with all the wildlife and scenic views. Only one thing would make it better which would be if they had wi-fi as it would have been helpful to have internet access to research local sites, amenities, etc. however this would just be an added luxury. I would not hesitate to book again. We can't wait to go back!

“silence, squirrels, scenery”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2012

If you want a quiet peacefull clean tidy and very well stocked place to stay then this is for you, where the only noise comes from the visits of many species of birds and the amazing family of Red Squirrels who tend to visit early morning to make breakfast a pleasure.The Shack is surrounded by awesome scenery and the local towns have all the amenities you could ask for. This was our 2nd stay at the Shack and out 5th or 6th to the area and its only our second stay because we only found it 2 years ago

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