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“Squirrels, stars and sun!”

Review of Dunmuck Farmhouse

Dunmuck= Hill of Wild Boar (gaelic). Farmhouse from the the garden. Sunroom on right, out of frame
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Dunmuck= Hill of Wild Boar (gaelic). Farmhouse from the the garden. Sunroom on right, out of frame
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33 reviews
Dunmuck= Hill of Wild Boar (gaelic). Farmhouse from the the garden. Sunroom on right, out of frame
Sunroom
Sunroom relaxing
Sunroom dining, with doors to garden
Cosy by the fire
Kitchen with door to sunroom and living room
Stairs to three upstairs bedrooms and one bathroom
Upstairs king
Two singles upstairs, this room leads on from the king room
The room with two singles is reached via the king room
Double room with optional single bed
Double room with optional single bed
Upstairs bathroom
The downstairs room has a superking bed which can be separated into two single beds
Downstairs wetroom with heated floor
The loveheart pond on the farm
Woodland walk near the house
Sandyhills Beach 8 kms. away.
Dunmuck house with nights sky
Spring view
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Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Luxurytas...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Squirrels, stars and sun!”
Reviewed 9 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This was our third trip to Dunmuck. Our previous stays had been in the smaller but 'more modern' Mill. To be honest, we were not sure we'd enjoy staying in the Farmhouse as much. Well, we need not have worried because we loved it (and the fresh eggs from the chickens!), and it is a great place for a family or two to spend a week. The house has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Laura and Alan have created a very special place that they are lucky enough to call home, and that we are lucky enough to visit from time to time.

We were very lucky with the weather during this visit and had brilliant sunshine for the whole stay. However, even if the weather is not great, there is still loads for a family to do in the area. We have managed to do something different each time we have visited: kayaking, paddleboarding, chocolate making, pottery painting, ice cream making (and eating), zorbing, zipwiring, Segways, paddling in the sea and (just) walking. There is plenty to do on the property itself as well: walking, just sitting back and enjoying the beautiful surroundings and wildlife (red squirrels), stargazing, amethyst hunting, tennis, trampolining and board games.

I am ashamed to say that we still have to try the outdoor bath, which is an amazing idea. There is always next time and there will be a next time.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jun 2016
Great to have you all back again and thank you for all the help with the chicks!
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Laineydun...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We have just spent three nights in this lovely farmhouse ages ranging from 3 to 59. The farmhouse met every need we required and the fresh eggs were a bonus. The children loved Flynn (dog) and the hens. The men enjoyed the walk with Laura exploring the beautiful location. A great place to stay in a beautiful house we will be back hopefully for a longer stay next time.
Many thanks

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Management Response
7 Jun 2016
It was lovely to have you all here and all generations enjoying themselves.
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Linda M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
“Unspoilt paradise in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 10 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Our family and 2 dogs stayed in this very lovely farmhouse for an extended weekend and it was everything we could have wished for. Set in lovely countryside the farmhouse had a fantastic private garden and the largest sunroom we have ever seen. We were welcomed by owner Laura who took us round the property and gave us all the information we needed as well as the lovely touch of lighting the wood burner in the lounge. Laura and Alan were the perfect hosts to ensure our stay was all we hoped for. We even had 1 really clear night and managed to see the dark skies at its best. Red squirrels also visited the garden every morning and cheekily would come to the French doors to torment the dogs. Overall highly recommended and thanks again.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 May 2016
Thanks so much for your response - glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope we see you at Dunmuck again! Laura
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