Reviewed 9 Jul 2019

A party of 10 family members booked a 3 night stay to celebrate my hubby's 60th birthday, we had all 3 cottages,Pavillion,Orchard and Shore. This is by far the best short break we have ever had. … More

Owner's reply: It is always a pleasure to hear that special celebration gatherings have been a great success. We were honoured you chose to stay at Pavilion Orchard and Shore Cottages as Rigg Bay, Garlieston for your weekend family gathering. We would love to welcome you back any time. Alex

“Lovely cottage - a perfect retreat!”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2019

My partner and I visited Shore Cottage for New Year with our two dogs. We got a little lost as we arrived and the host, Alexandra, was wonderfully helpful providing us with directions and being very p… More

Owner's reply: Kate, I am so pleased you enjoyed your New Year stay at Shore Cottage and would love to come back. We do appreciate your suggestions and I believe they have already been implemented. You will be pleased to hear that we have plans to make Shore Cottage even more appealing in 2019. Thanks again. Alex

“Idyllic, dog loved it, so did we”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2018

If you are looking for a laid back holiday in a lovely place with fab walks, peaceful and friendly, then this is it. Don’t miss the kite trail. Only downside is a VERY hard king bed.

Owner's reply: Shore Cottage is a favourite for couples with dogs. As you say, fab walks, on the beach and the surrounding woodland walks. Thank you for your constructive feedback regarding the bed. Our aim is to give you a comfortable stay. Sorry you found the bed too firm. They are hotel zip and link beds so we have only had guests tell us how comfy they are. On Linx website 85% of reviewers give them 5 stars so it is such a shame you found it hard. Perhaps we can give you a nice thick topper next time.

“Cottage with character and charm near the sea”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2017

Shore cottage was a wonderful stay. We spent a week there, exploring Galloway and the Machars, and it was always a delight to come home to the cottage. Alex is a responsive and helpful host. The estate grounds are quite atmospheric, with the woods and walled garden, and the more formal garden near main house. The cottage is wonderfully secluded and peaceful, and there are a million stars on clear nights. The wood stove was welcome given the slight autumn chill, and sitting by the fire is such a pleasant way to spend the evening. Autumn visitors get apples, too, from the orchard in the cottage's garden - thank you, Alex!

Owner's reply: Thank you for painting such a cosy picture of Shore Cottage. So glad you were able to enjoy the cottage, gardens and surrounding area including the apples straight from the orchard. There are some old Scottish varieties among them not widely available. Thanks to a very kind local who turns the windfalls into apple juice we can share the produce with our guests for a little while longer. We hope to welcome you back at a different time of year. Alex, Roy and the team

“Beautiful cottage in an amazing location”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2016

We had an amazing couple of days in this beautiful location. The beach is minutes walk from the cottage. The cottages are within a Victorian walled garden and are surrounded by the arboretum which is … More

“Doggie heaven, beach and trees!”

Reviewed 17 Feb 2016

With only 48 hours notice from hubbies work, given a weeks holiday in February! Having had 3 previous winter breaks Oct and Dec, decided being at the isle of whithorn might not be a good idea (ice co… More

“A little bit of Heaven”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2014

We booked a last minute Sunday to Friday stay at the cottage, we were blessed with excellent weather. The beach is literally 50 yards from the cottage, the cottage has everything you could possibly ne… More

“Just perfect!”

Reviewed 5 Mar 2014

Spent a wonderful four days at Shore Cottage. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Rigg Bay is stunning - sat at the picnic table with a coffee, watching the sun come up was a … More

“Getting away from it all in a lovely part of the country”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2014

Husband and I rented this estate cottage for a three night weekend stay and it was the perfect setting, especially as we like to get away from the crowds and get outdoors walking . The house itself h… More

“Just a dream and so cosy and comfortable”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2013

We arrived after a bit of an adventure to to freek weather, snow drifts up to 12ft. Alex kept us informed and on arrival was so helpful and had the wood burning stove on. The cottage is bright sunny… More

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