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Garden Cottage - 4* Tranquil 3 Bedroom Cottage with Sea Loch Views in Galloway – Home 523207 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Garden Cottage - 4* Tranquil 3 Bedroom Cottage with Sea Loch Views in Galloway – Home 523207

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 16 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from manager


Located in the heart of Corsewall Estate, close to the village of Kirkcolm, surrounded by historic woodland, Garden Cottage forms the west wing of the 18th Century Corsewall House and has wonderful views across Loch Ryan.

Recently restored, with three bedrooms, this luxury self catering cottage comfortably accommodates six.

The living area downstairs is open plan with a stylish kitchen including a Belfast sink and large dining table.

The spacious sitting room, furnished with arm chairs and sofas, is south facing and overlooks the extensive estate gardens, which in spring burst with colour from the Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

There is twin/double bedroom with zip and link beds on the ground floor with an en suite bathroom. There is also a shower room & WC and a utility room.

Upstairs, there is a twin and a double bedroom with a bathroom and en suite shower respectively.

All linen, fluffy white towels, extra thick, feather-filled duvets and pillows are provided. Heating and electricity are also included in the price.

Garden Cottage is equipped with a flat screen television, Freeview Box, DVD player; iPod radio/docking station and WiFi, a selection of board games, books and classic films. It has its own private garden area including garden furniture, croquet and swing ball sets and a barbecue.

Corsewall Estate has three pretty beaches on Loch Ryan - Boat Bank, Lady Bay and Port Beg - that Garden Cottage guests can explore. A pretty walk down one of the drives will take you to Boat Bank, which is the nearest one to Garden and Stables Cottage. Both Boat Bank and Lady Bay are wonderful spots if you like collecting shells or pebbles - oyster shells and mussels to cowries and scallop shells never fail to disappoint. Bird watching down on the shores of Loch Ryan or in the woods is second to none.

Port Beg is a pretty bay, pebbly down to the waterline and then sandy in the sea - ideal for paddling and swimming. There are lots of rock pools - so a bucket and a net is a must for the kids! There's a grassy area for picnics and barbies and the views out to sea, with Ailsa Craig in the foreground and the Isle of Arran in the distance, are simply magical.

Garden Cottage has huge lawns in front of the house - so it's a great place for children to play football or for a game of croquet - croquet set supplied!

The gardens provide a secure environment for children and it is a wonderful location for them to enjoy the great outdoors and play good old fashioned games from hide and seek to kick the can. The lawns are great for running about, and there are lots of little banks, which are ideal for rolling down. A stream runs through the estate, so with two stone bridges and an endless supply of sticks, Pooh sticks is always a fun game for children to enjoy.

And families are welcome to set up camp in the woods beside the lawns - we provide the tent, roll mats, wood and campfire location - guests just need to bring their sleeping bags! And if it all gets too much for some younger members of the camping party, they can always retreat back to home comforts indoors.

Located in over 20 acres of gardens and woodland adjacent to Corsewall House, there are lots of tracks around the estate you can enjoy - on foot or by bike. This also makes it a great holiday for dogs too! In late January and February, the woods feature charming drifts of snowdrops followed by daffodils and in April and May the hue turns to purple with acres of bluebells. There is colour in the gardens almost all the way through the year starting with camellia from January to March, followed by a riot of colour in April and May as the rhododendrons and azaleas come into flower. The autumn sees the hydrangeas providing colour all the way through to November.

There is oodles of wildlife to spot – from roe deer and hares to barn owls, woodpeckers and most importantly, this area is one of the last bastions of the red squirrel.

The Blue Peter pub in the village of Kirkcolm is 3/4s of a mile away. Under new ownership, the pub has good pub grub and also does great take away fish and chips - a 'must eat' while on holiday by the coast!

We have a second cottage, Stables Cottage, about 50 metres from Garden Cottage, which sleeps 4 - so groups of up to 10 can easily be accommodated in both locations.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 4 Unknown types


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We welcome guests on arrival and visit them at least once during their visit to ensure they are comfortable.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the manager

Kate Carrick-Buchanan
Average reply time:
2 hours 11 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
14 Jan 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Jun 2013. Located in Dumfries and Galloway, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £567 to £1197.

The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Jan 2019.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 16 reviews Excellent
16 reviews

Very Good

“The best holiday accommodation and a wonderful location - perfect combination”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2014

Something for everyone here - adults, children and dogs. We had a wonderful week at Garden Cottage on the Corsewall Estate, enjoying everything to the full. The grounds are just fantastic with beautiful views and the Cottage offers excellent facilities. So much to explore (even a walled garden with vegetables and fruits, chickens, a pony and sheep!!) . Our Labradoodles were in doggie heaven and made full use of the extensive grounds. Loved the layout and the furnishings. It felt really special. Beds were so comfortable, my daughter summed it up saying, after the first night, "It was like sleeping on a cloud". We ate in every night just to enjoy the accommodation as much as possible - why go out when you had such appealing surroundings to return to? Can't fault the facilities. We were a group of 5 adults and never once felt on top of each other. The owners, Angus and Kate, are friendly and accommodating and nothing is too much trouble. We are already planning a return visit.

“Delightful property and grounds”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2014

Garden cottage is a truly delightful place to stay. The house itself is modern and spacious having all mod cons and everything you need in a holiday home. It is in the west wing of a massive house which is set in acres of land with stunning views and wildlife. We saw red squirrels up at the window ledge and deer just across the lawn. We even got to meet Nautilus the 9 year old pig who lived on the estate. It is a very quiet and peaceful place to stay with plenty of walks. The village is about a 5 min walk but not much there and the local pub The Blue Peter was also very quiet but we made our own entertainment as the house was so big and although the weather was not the best we had a fantastic time. Angus was very friendly and always on hand to suggest what walks to do and Kate regularly topped up the feeders so there were plenty of birds and squirrels to watch. If your looking for a holiday away from it all with plenty of wildlife and walks then Garden cottage is perfect.

Response from the manager Thank you so much for all your kind words - I'm so pleased you had a wonderful break at Garden Cottage. Topping up the feeders for the red squirrels seems to be a full time job at the moment - I'm having a job keeping up with their demanding appetites!

“Lovely short family break”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2013

Top quality accommodation in beautiful estate . One of the best self catering properties we have stayed in. Large ,spacious & furnished to a very high standard . Owners were extremely helpful & friendly . Would recommend visits to Logan Botanical Garden , Castle Kennedy & Port Patrick, which are all within easy driving distance. Overall excellent short break for our extended family.

Response from the manager So pleased you had a lovely time at Corsewaall and thank you for all your kind comments.

“A hidden jewel”

Reviewed 30 May 2013

Everything was excellent- the ease of booking, the accommodation, the gardens and the places close by to visit. I took my elderly Mum and Kate even brought her some flowers from the garden. She also sorted out my laptop! I would highly recommend this and will certainly be booking another break.

“A fantastic retreat”

Reviewed 7 Feb 2013

From the very start, we felt very at home at Garden Cottage - the cottage was beautiful, cozy and fitted out with everything we could have wanted and more! Kate the owner was warm and welcoming when she called personally to check that we had arrived safely, and she had very thoughtfully left a list of pleasant walks around the area. We had a fantastic, relaxing weekend and would definitely stay there again!

Response from the manager Thanks so much for choosing Garden Cottage. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the walks - I'm working on producing a map of the estate walks for your next visit!

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