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“Spacious cottage in beautiful surroundings”
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Rear of Helensdale with views over Irish Sea and Ireland
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Rear of Helensdale with views over Irish Sea and Ireland
Rear of House with the view to Ireland! Lounge with a view!
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18 reviews
Rear of Helensdale with views over Irish Sea and Ireland
Rear of House with the view to Ireland!
Lounge with a view!
Open Fire in the Lounge
Open plan dining, kitchen, lounge
open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area
Dining Kitchen
Relaxing area of Kitchen!
Double bedroom with king sized bed and sea view
Twin bedroom on ground floor
Double bedroom on 1st floor
Downstairs Shower room
Downstairs shower room
Hall with stairs leading to 1st floor
Upstairs bathroom with separate shower cubicle
Upstairs Bathroom
Top of stairs looking to bathroom
Outside
The View!
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse - most southernly point in Scotland
Sandy beach near Drummore 5 minutes drive from Helensdale
Logan Botanical Gardens
Logan Botanical Gardens
7 Miles of sand at Sandhead 10 minutes from Helensdale
Sandhead Beach 7 miles of sand often all to yourself
Killantringan Bay with lighthouse in distance
Killantringan Beach near Portpatrick
Portpatrick
Maiden Head Bay on Southern Upland Way
Coastal Path (Stranraer to Mull of Galloway) near Ardwell
Another unspoilt Beach!
Castle Kennedy Gardens
Tara's Belted Galloways
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Drummore, Mull of Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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joannecla...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Spacious cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 31 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Spacious cottage in beautiful surroundings. Really enjoyed our very relaxing stay at Helensdale. 5 Adults and 2 dogs and there was still plenty of room. The cottage is so spacious you don't feel like you are on top of each other and has everything you would ever need. Plenty of beaches close by and stunning sunsets. Mull of Galloway just a short drive which has a lovely gift shop and cafe. If you want to feel well rested then this is the place for you.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Sep 2017
Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay @ Helensdale - it provided a change of scenery from your usual holiday accommodation @ Auld Schoolhouse in Sandhead. I hope to see you again sometime at any of my properties.

Kind regards
Elspeth
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WaverleyL...
Surrey
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The middle of nowhere”
Reviewed 25 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

If you like being in the middle of nowhere - which we and our dog do - then this is for you. Practicalities first - the house was well equipped, very comfortable, very warm, plenty of hot water and extremely spacious with good Wi-Fi connection and a secure garden. Thoughtful touches were the biscuits, maps and info of the area left out. Elspeth and her husband both popped in to check all was OK which was reassuring. Eating out was not problematic exactly but there was not a huge choice - we tended to go to Portpatrick or ate in - again, not an issue as long as this is not an important part of your holiday. I would advise bringing staple food items with you; there's also plenty of freezer space if required.

The surrounding countryside is stunning - however, we did see it in glorious weather! Seals in the bay immediately below the house, hares, deer, cattle, sheep and a myriad of birds in the garden and hedgerows - what's not to like?! We found plenty to do varying from local gardens, red kite watching, beach walks and the Mull of Galloway lighthouse. All in all a very enjoyable week away in a beautiful and friendly part of the country.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Jul 2017
Thank you very much taking the time to write such a positive review on Trip Advisor. Glad that you enjoyed your visit to Helensdale and hope to see you again sometime in the future.

Kind regards
Elspeth
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NicolaM32...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautifully peaceful”
Reviewed 30 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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Stayed at Helensdale for a week with family. The cottage was spotless and much bigger than the pictures looked. The scenery was beautiful although there were minimal walks that we found, it was my perfect relaxation holiday. We enjoyed watching the seals in the nearby shore and binoculars were provided too. All the necessities were in the cottage, cooking equipment, towels, hand wash etc. The owner was brilliant and replied to any questions we had and also called round to make sure we were ok with everything. This is the perfect getaway for someone who wants to relax and spend quality family time together. If I could live at Helensdale permanently, I would think twice. Would definitely visit again!!

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Management Response
12 Jul 2017
HI Nicola

Thank you and your family for visiting us @ Helensdale and I am glad that you enjoyed your away from it all holiday surrounded by the local wildlife. I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor and for your kind comments.

I look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future

Kind regards, Elspeth
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williamar...
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“The most relaxing holiday, in a very clean and perfect cottage, fantastic views”
Reviewed 28 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The whole of the area is a slower pace of life, the local people are very friendly. Countryside is colourful and abundant wildlife. The cottage is very comfortable with all that is required for a prefect relaxing holiday.
Elspeth and her husband ensure the cottage is maintained to a high standard for your arrival.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jun 2017
I am glad that you enjoyed you stay in our quiet corner of Galloway and really appreciate you taking to time to post a review on Trip Advisor.
Thank you for your kind comments and look forward to seeing you again.
Kind regards, Elspeth
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grumpy-ga...
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Little corner of heaven”
Reviewed 12 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

this was our 2nd stay at Helensdale,the cottage itself is very well equipped and very clean and comfortable and met all our requirements. the views in all directions give a sense of peace and quiet and we felt very relaxed during our stay, a truly a beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings.
Culzean Castle about 47 miles away is worth visit, as is the scenic walk along the cliffs to Dunskey Castle from Port Patrick, which also has a quiet little harbour.
There are also a number of gardens close by that are worth a visit Not forgetting the mull of Galloway Lighthouse,Scotlands most Southerly point

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Jun 2017
I am glad that you enjoyed your second stay @ Helensdale and thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review on Trip Advisor, it is very much appreciated. I hope to welcome you back to Helensdale some time in the future. Kind regards Elspeth
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