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“Wonderful relaxing countryside retreat!”
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Review of Penkiln Cottage

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70 reviews
Big Ralph with one of his Ladies.
Penkiln Cottage at Kirkland Farm.
Penkiln Cottage at Kirkland Farm.
Barbara and sister Doris.RIP
A sizable Rainbow Trout from our Loch.
Downstream of our river (the Penkiln)
View towards Knockman Wood from our Loch
View towards the Merrick and Cairnsmore Hills  at the Farm.
Fully fitted shower room.
Bunk room.
Our extensive lounge.
Kitchen.
Double Room.
Near bye Mossyard Beach.
Near bye Port Patrick.
A wild Goat at the Goatpark.
Big George saying hello to guests through  our cat flap at the Farmhouse.
A Deer Stag at the Deer range.
One of our many Barn Owl chicks!
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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lmitchell...
Ardrossan, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful relaxing countryside retreat!”
Reviewed 3 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Amazing spacious cottage in the country, not far from local amenities. On our arrival we were greeted by Mark who showed us around the cottage and gave us some information on the surrounding area. A lovely surprise was the welcome basket of goodies that was left in the kitchen a very personal touch. The cottage is spotless and very well equiped with everything you need. Lovely decoration and the soft furnishings suit the cottage down to a tee. The kitchen is fully loaded with everything you need. The views are spectacular. Mark was very helpful in suggesting places to go. We saw deer on our roam around the surrounding farmland. Our dog loved it too, I think its the first time he has seen and heard a pig! George and Belle are beautiful springers and very playful. I would love to return when the weather is a little better and take the bikes as there are lots of cycle areas to choose from. I would recommend this cottage to everyone.
Thanks for making our stay very enjoyable.

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Liked best: Quiet counrtyside and beautiful views
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jan 2015
Dear Guest.
Many thank's for posting such lovely comments. We very much appreciate the time guest's take in reviewing their stay with us at Kirkland Farm, and we would love to welcome you all back to stay with us.
Hope to see you all soon !!
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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craven2k3
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely cottage with blissful surroundings”
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

A fabulous quiet retreat in blissful surroundings. Everything you need to relax indoors and so much on the doorstep to explore outdoors. The pictures don't do it justice.
Excellent hospitality and just a case of deciding how soon we can return.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
5 Jan 2015
Dear Guest.
Many thank's for taking the time to review our cottage . We do appreciate the time people take to write a review , and it is always nice to receive positive feedback. Hope to see you all again in the very near future.
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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Jenny P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Lovely late summer stay”
Reviewed 5 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Penkiln Cottage is well-equipped, comfortable and peacefully-situated. We had breakfast outside most days accompanied by bird song and the sound of the stream. The cottage is well-located for walking and visiting the numerous tourist attractions of Dumfries and Galloway. There are lovely shorter walks around the farm and in neighbouring woodland, which you can do from the doorstep. Longer walks are easily reached by car.

Dumfries and Galloway seems to be full of farm shops and farmers' markets: great for trying locally-produced food, and the kitchen at Penkiln Cottage has everything you need to cook-up a feast.

There are lots of pubs offering food locally, we tried Hill o'House and were very impressed - great dishes and generous portions.

Mark and Diane are very helpful hosts. They allowed us to book a non-standard week's stay to fit-in with our available dates, gave us good advice on request and even posted my forgotten items back to me on my return home! Really enjoyed our sunny week.

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Liked best: Peaceful location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
22 Oct 2014
Dear Guest's .
Many thank's for the lovely review , we greatly appreciate the time people take to post their reviews . We have had a lovely summer again this year , and our second brood of Barn Owls are coming along just fine . Glad you had a lovely time at Penkiln cottage , and we very much look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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Gail P
Merseyside, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Wonderful short Break Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 12 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We were delighted with the cottage and the location the cottage is spotlessly clean,warm and very comfortable plus well equipped throughout. A warm welcome from Mark the owner who showed us around the cottage and the farm area he also told us about the fishing and the places to visit. We hope to return with the grandchildren next year for a much longer stay.
Highly recommended location for exploring Dumfries & Galloway with lots of good beautiful walks.

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Liked best: All the cottage very clean and modern
Liked least: never caught a fish
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Families with young children
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Management Response
29 Sep 2014
Dear Guest .
Many thank's for your kind review of Penkiln cottage. We are always appreciative of our guest's who take the time write about their stay at Kirkland Farm , and the positive response we get from our guest's makes us feel very proud .
looking forward to seeing you all next year .
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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Suzanne D
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous, spacious and well equipped cottage; lovely, friendly owner”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

What can I say? We were greeted by a very friendly owner (Mark) who showed us round the lovely cottage - more kitchen equipment than I have at home. Mark then showed us the pig and the hens and kindly came with us for a walk round the fishing pond as the cows were quite near the gate. If you like walking this is perfect, as there is a lane at the bottom of the driveway with a burn (more like river) to walk along side which leads to Knockman Woods 3 walks, where we saw deer, fox and numerous birds - but sadly no red squirrels. Also around 3 miles in the other direction is an RSPB reserve with 3 separate walks and lots of wildlife and fauna. The owners made this extra special by having fresh flowers waiting, a pint of milk in the fridge and fresh eggs, jam and biscuits and a few tea bags so us tired travellers could have a quick cuppa and snack before unpacking. Perfectly peaceful we didnt want to leave.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: coming home!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Aug 2014
Dear Guest.
Great review ! We are always appreciative of the time people take to post a review . and we are pleased you had such a good time here with us at The Kirkland.
People are always pleasantly surprised at the many varying places to visit in the surrounding area ! and we are always happy to recommend nice places to visit . We look forward to seeing you all in the very near future.
Kind Regards Mark Swindlehurst.
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