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Rose Cottage – Home 87447 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Rose Cottage – Home 87447

Very Good Very Good – based on 14 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description


Rose Cottage is of traditional stone under slate roof construction with accommodation comprising a lounge/dining room, well equipped kitchen, bathroom, three bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin and 1 single). Located in a hamlet of three properties in beautiful open countryside the peace and quiet can be enjoyed in the large private garden with patio and rough tennis court. There is ample off-road parking for 2 or 3 cars. Ideally located for walking and cycling on the local network of quiet country roads and paths. Several beaches, golf courses, historic sites and small towns to visit locally. For autumn, winter or spring breaks, the Cottage is fully double glazed and has an open fire in the lounge to add the 'cosy' factor to the electric heating in the rest of the property.

Further details

The cottage's accommodation is all on the ground floor. There is a shallow step between the living/dining room (where the entrance door is located) and the rest of the property.


Rose Cottage is of traditional stone under slate roof construction with accommodation comprising a lounge/dining room, well equipped kitchen, bathroom, three bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin and 1 single). Located in a hamlet of three properties in beautiful open countryside the peace and quiet can be enjoyed in the large private garden with patio and rough tennis court. There is ample off-road parking for 2 or 3 cars. Ideally located for walking and cycling on the local network of quiet country roads and paths. Several beaches, golf courses, historic sites and small towns to visit locally. For autumn, winter or spring breaks, the Cottage is fully double glazed and has an open fire in the lounge to add the 'cosy' factor to the electric heating in the rest of the property.

Further details

The cottage's accommodation is all on the ground floor. There is a shallow step between the living/dining room (where the entrance door is located) and the rest of the property. The door to the bathroom may be rather narrow for wheelchair access.

Further details outdoors

The near acre of garden is mainly lawn with a small area of woodland with a range of rhododendrons to provide colourful splashes in early summer and other ornamental shrubs for later colour. The immediate surroundings comprise views over farmland to the south and mature woodland to west, north and east making the garden very sheltered. There is a large patio area adjacent to the cottage with robust wooden outdoor furniture. There is a 'rough' tennis court and a putting green. Bicycles belonging to the owners are kept at the property and guests may borrow them but as their mechanical condition cannot be guaranteed, this is at your own risk.

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

Dumfries and Galloway is probably Scotland's best kept secret. A region of beautiful countryside, coast and pleasant towns and villages full of interest and history. This is 'Robert Burns' country. He was born and grew up in Ayrshire and later lived and was buried in Dumfries. There is a choice of golf courses within a few miles. Turnberry, which hosted the 2009 British Open Championship is about 60 miles from Rose Cottage.

Port William

Set in the gently rolling countryside of the Wigtownshire peninsula, Rose Cottage is one of three properties that comprise the hamlet of Clachan of Myrton. The nearest settlement is Port William approximately 3 miles away.

For those who wish to explore, there is an excellent network of paths, cycleways and quiet country roads that link the area’s small towns, villages and numerous historic and natural features. In early spring, the woodland areas are covered in carpets of snowdrops, then bluebells and in early summer, rhododendrons provide colourful splashes.

For more strenuous walking and cycling, marked trails in the Galloway Hills and Forests are within easy reach with good parking and visitor centres provided. There are three of the ‘Seven Stanes’ off road cycling trails within an hour’s drive of Rose Cottage. In season, salmon fishing is available on the River Bladnoch.

The county town of Wigtown has developed as Scotland’s ‘book town’, with numerous specialist bookshops, arts and craft shops and cafes. The whole area is rich in archaeological sites, including: St. Ninian’s Church at Whithorn (established in the 4th Century); stone circles; Mesolithic and Iron Age forts and castles from the age of Robert the Bruce. In more recent times, Garlieston Bay was used to test the "Mulberry" floating harbours that were so vital to the D-Day landings in 1944.

There are many other places to visit including: the Royal Botanic Garden at Logan; Castle Kennedy; Bladnoch Distillery and day trips to Northern Ireland (Belfast, Giant’s Causeway etc) via the ‘Fast Cat’ ferries from Stranraer. There are beaches less than 4 miles from the cottage.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bed, 3 Twin beds, 1 Crib
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Private tennis court
  • Private garden
  • Bicycles available
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
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.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Alexander C
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated::
26 Sep 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English

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“Cosy cottage in peaceful and beautiful wooded area,”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2013

We had a fabulous time in Rose Cottage, lucky for us that it was a boiling hot week. The cottage was very cosy and so well equipped with everything we would require, the lovely garden was a bonus. It is a beautiful area which we loved exploring. Great beaches, coastal walks and wonderful countryside. Stunning sunsets and birdsong, great time of year with bluebell woods and deer in the fields at dusk.

Thank you for reviewing Rose Cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday.

“Had such a lovely stay I am hoping to go again in the spring.”

Reviewed 8 Oct 2012

We stayed for a week and despite the showery weather we had a lovely time. The cottage was clean with all we needed for a comfortable stay. We took advantage of the linen service saving us the bother of carrying extra baggage. Well worth the £20 fee. As the evenings were a little cool we enjoyed having the log fire. We took our dog with us and he enjoyed the large garden and the walks we had round dog-friendly gardens and woods in the area. On the first morning we enjoyed the spectacle of roe deer on the lawn and so checked each morning before letting the dog out. Without the glare of neon city lights we had extraordinary night skies with amazing views of the Milky Way. If you are an amateur astronomer or just someone who like me enjoys looking at the stars, Rose Cottage is the place for you. In order to see the area fully a car is a must.

Thank you for reviewing Rose Cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the spring.

“A Perfect Retreat”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2012

What a great time we had at Rose Cottage, despite very mixed weather!, Reminded us of being at home here in Cumbria! Our two dogs LOVED the garden, and didn't want to leave it. Neither did we. The owner had been so thoughtful and basically, it was a home from home - and then some. We would LOVE to live there. We saw two deer in the garden, and the night stars are something else. Just as a matter of interest, I had no phone signal, and the TV picture, varied with the weather- Not a probem for us

Thank you for providing a review of Rose cottage and to know you love the place as much as we do. We know from the over 100 comments left in the visitor book in the cottage that all our guests share your views but it is so nice to have guests going that extra step to write a review on TripAdviser.

“Great allround spoiled by a collapsing outlet to septic tank - blocked twice - initially within 20 hours of arrival.”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2011

The surrounding garden is lovely and fairly private. The house comfortable and well equipped, although note needs to be taken that the single bedroom is pretty small and without the privacy of a solid door - therefore only really suitable for a child. The closest beach is very safe for children, which was great and we made good use of it. The downside is that it is +150 steps down from the road which some might find a problem, though good clean toilest on site are a plus. There are other beaches which the children were not as keen on, but then tastes differ. Did a lot of walking which lent itself to exploring and discovery as there is an interesting history in this area. Downside to the holiday was a BIG one, as within 20 hours of our arrival (which included the night) and having been out for the majority of the daylight hours, the toilet blocked. On arrival of the plumber the following day it was discovered that the pipe between the toilet and the septic tank had blocked due to holes in the pipe being blocked by earth and stones, an occurance which the plumber said had happened before at various times. The owner was very apologetic and said that he would compensate us for the inconvenience (which included having to stay in to give the plumber access to the bathroom)This was supposedly sorted, but then blocked again about a week later. (We had booked for two weeks). At this stage we would have called it a day but had booked and paid for the ferry to Ireland taking place towards the end of our stay, so had little choice but to stay on. On reporting it to the owner again, he tried to put the blame on ourselves as we had had to extend the group from 5 to 6 including an extra grandchild. We watched the plumber carefully and saw him again open up the trench and clear the outlet pipe of stones. The trenches were this time left open to check up on with the result that for the last five days of the holiday we didn't use the outside area as the unpleasant stench from the septic tank outlets infused the surrounding area. We also had to resort to using a bin next to the toilet with instructions to all to, whenever possible, place used toilet paper in it instead of in the toilet!!! We were determined not to have another recurrence. Left the house spotless on our leaving day. As the owner said he was going to come up on the same day from his hometown to check out the septic tank system for himself, we left a letter for him detailing our experiences. When we heard nothing from him, I phoned to find out if he had received it. It turned out that he had not come up to check the system after all. We then received the usual letter from him which would have normally accompanied a cheque for the returned deposit. This stated that it included the deposit plus £75.00 compensation. Except that there was no cheque! (tThe enlosed letter thanked me for phoning him to let him know how much we had enjoyed our stay!!!) Reported the missing cheque to him, when he said he had forgotten to include the cheque and would do so straightaway. Only received it a week plus later on 9nth August, over 3 weeks after the end of our stay...and wondered why...? As there are notices that a blocked toilet system would cause the loss of the deposit, which we could well understand, I afterwardswondered how many people staying there had lost their deposit because of a blocked toilet system, through no fault of their own!! In many ways it was our good luck that it happened so soon after our arrival - otherwise we would never have known that it was due to an ongoing problem with the septic tank system.

Rose Cottage is a family owned holiday home which we use and love and hope all guests love as well. Judging by the visitors book in the cottage (and the other report on TripAdvisor), we have so far achieved our ambition as every guest comment is positive and expresses how much they enjoyed their holiday (including the entry from this particular party). With any property, unforeseen issues do arise and we do our best to sort these as soon as possible as we did with the blocked pipe referred to in this report. This is a remote area of Scotland (part of the attraction) yet on a Sunday, our plumber was on site within hours and sorted the problem. Similarly when the second incident was reported, again on a Sunday, he called in on his way home from visiting a sick relative in Dumfries hospital. He reported to me that the second incident was nothing to do with the pipework but was a blockage in the u bend of the toilet itself and was a result of misuse. I have no reason to doubt his word. We only once had a problem with a pipe blockage before this party arrived(hence our notice in the cottage regarding what can and cannot be flushed). Since this party departed, we have had many more lettings without a problem. We have never had occasion to charge a guest for clearing a blockage. I will leave readers to draw their own conclusions. The single bedroom is approx 9ft by 6ft and of sufficient size to accommodate a full size single bed and other furniture. Whether this is small is dependant of what one is used to. We do not understand the privacy issue. The party's comments reported here vary considerably from the positive report they left in the cottage's visitor book. I am inclined to suggest that this is for two reasons. First, this party was found to have had additional unregistered guests staying in the cottage. We never found out how many but they did admit to one extra adult, not child as stated. We never related this to the blocked pipe. Second, it was also discovered that this party had entered private cupboards and used bed linen our family keeps at the cottage for our use when there. We had to pay to have the linen laundered (some property owners would have deducted this from the security deposit). These issues clearly caused considerable embarrassment to this party when they were mentioned to them. Despite all this and because of our wish for everybody to have fond memories of their stay at Rose Cottage, I voluntarily gave this party a £75 rental refund together with full refund of their security deposit. I am sure the many wonderful comments in our visitors book provide every reassurance that guests will enjoy their holiday at Rose Cottage and even return again as many do.

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