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46 reviews
boats at high tide
main entrance
patio/side door
high tide from sitting room
spacious sitting area in winter
dining area
kitchen/dining area
kitchen
double bedroom with river view
twin room (2x 2ft 6 beds)
double bedroom with river view
well-lit bedrooms
studio
ensuite shower room
relax and enjoy views on the jetty
view from jetty
sunset from jetty
view from bedroom
private lane 40 yards to street
lots of interesting small shops
one of the High Street's closes
enjoy a woodland walk
coastal walk for all seasons
Kirkcudbright in bloom
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Boat house -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Zxc15
1 review
“Wonderful ”
Reviewed 26 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018

We could not have found anywhere more perfect for my special birthday. This lovely unique house with its spectacular views ensured that I had a birthday that I will always remember.
We loved the house, loved the terrace, loved the views and really enjoyed Kirkcudbright.

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Management Response
5 Jul 2018
Thank you for your glowing review. Happy to hear your stay at the Boathouse made your birthday memorable.
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Cyndy100
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect harbour views and amenities”
Reviewed 23 June 2018 for a stay in May 2018

The apartment itself is spacious and extremely well equipped. Being all on one level it was very suitable for my elderly friend. We appreciated having our own bathrooms just opposite our bedrooms. Altho there were only two of us I can imagine how it could easily accommodate a large group. Sitting on the balcony watching the activities of the harbour and moorings plus the wonderful views of the countryside opposite was a constant delight - especially after a busy day enjoying ourselves! Being keen gardeners we very much enjoyed the many gardens and nurseries the area has to offer. My friend cannot walk far but she was able to manage to get round the town as it was so near and on the flat. KCB is a delightful place with some excellent shops and galleries plus a good selection of food outlets and cafes. She also enjoyed Castle Douglas as it has some very nice ladies outfitters. For the more active there are lovely beaches very near plus a good little swimming pool as well as golf, fishing and walking. The scenery around KCB and south west Scotland is superb and really quiet and unspoiled. My friend described it as 'a little bit of paradise' and I totally agree as I have had many holidays there. If she is fit enough (87) I will take her back next year and would certainly wish to stay again at The Boathouse.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Jun 2018
Glad to hear the Boathouse worked out well for you and your friend. You certainly made the most of your time getting out and about in the area. Look forward to hosting you again.
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Lynne M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wowsers, what a view !!!”
Reviewed 16 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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This really is as good as it looks....a lovely house, very spacious, very well-equipped kitchen, cosy bedrooms, and an open plan living/dining room big enough to move about in. The views from the front of the house were just amazing. The balcony/patio was a fantastic place to sit watching the boats sailing by while sipping a glass of wine and the kids enjoyed toasting marshmallows at the chimenae. Because the house is the only destination down a secret passageway there is no passing traffic, either on foot or by car, so it is one of the most peaceful and tranquil places I have ever stayed, yet only minutes from the town centre pubs and shops. The whole family loved staying here, and I would not hesitate to recommend it .

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Aug 2017
Thank you very much for your lovely review. Some guests don't like the idea of not having a parking space next to the house but the advantage of being so far from the street, as you noticed, is the peace and quiet which hits you as soon as you walk in. Nice idea to keep the kids happy with toasted marshmallows!
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RAD-50
Wallasey, UK
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Large accommodating family friendly holiday property”
Reviewed 15 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Spent a lovely sunny week at The Boathouse in May 2017 (thanks for arranging the requested weather, Shona!)

We used all 4 Bedrooms, including the Bed-sofa of the second Sitting Room which was made up for us and this meant that there was plenty of space for all 5 adults. My son said the Bed-sofa was very comfortable indeed and loved having his own En-Suite facilities.

My elderly Mother-in-Law was absolutely delighted by the fact that everything was on one level, as she creaks a little these days and having remembered to bring her shower stool, the walk-in shower was perfect.

Every other facility was present and correct and we wanted for nothing.

The location is wonderful, being just a stone's throw from the town centre, but the star aspect is the view over the River Dee with it's ever changing moods.

We didn't switch the TV on once during the week and we never missed it at all, THAT view was more than enough...

We spotted herons, gulls, sandpipers, cormorants and house martins as well as the usual array of garden birds and we awoke most days to the wonderful sound of the Song Thrush which I hadn't heard in our part of the world for a few years.

Eating out, we tried Polar Bites, which was very good, the Kirkcubright Bay Hotel (twice) which was above average but nothing startling to be honest (not happy at getting charged an additional £1.20 for additional crackers for the cheese and biscuits!) The Castle Bistro (twice) which was absolutely outstanding (and very reasonably priced), didn't try the Selkirk Arms Hotel as it was eye-wateringly expensive for a steak.

Loved Kirkcubright and the people, so friendly and welcoming, it really is a fabulous UK holiday destination and The Boathouse is the prefect place to stay.

One tiddly suggestion, Shona, the towels are a bit on the wee side, how about some lovely big beach towels?

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 May 2017
Thank you for your glowing review. Happy to hear that the sun shone for you and that all the family enjoyed the Boathouse.
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pagpen
Droitwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“A window on the landscape.”
Reviewed 30 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The riverside location is brilliant. We watched the tides and boats from the comfort of this lovely place every day. The accommodation is spacious and well maintained. There is lots to see and do in the local area and Kirkudbright is a pretty town to walk about in. It was the perfect place for our family gathering.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 May 2017
We appreciate your taking the time to do a review and are happy that your family had a good holiday enjoying the Boathouse and its surroundings.
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