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“Best self-catering we have ever stayed in!”
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Caravan/mobile home -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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HettyBet
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best self-catering we have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 30 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We fell in love with the carriage from the photos on the website and were not disappointed when we arrived - in fact it was more fantastic than we had imagined. The interior is lovely, all mod cons but also with plenty of original features. It is extremely comfortable and we felt so at home. The delightful owners, Maggie and Eric, had provided us with tea, coffe, milk and shortbread as well as a 'Welcome to Scotland' bottle of wine which was a very nice touch. They were always on hand if we needed anything but were never intrusive. We felt so safe in the carriage and never overlooked even though it is in the owner's garden. Being a lover of wildlife and a keen photographer I was in my element - I spent hours watching the many different birds who visited the feeder hung just outside the living room window and was thrilled to also see rabbits, hares, deer, red kite and even Shetland pony foals in a field next to the carriage. Our favourite visitor however was Sam, the rather elderly 3 legged cat who lives with the owners and who made us feel so welcome! The carriage is surrounded by lovely views and there is a nice walk along the route of the old railway line. I would recommend the carriage to anyone (and already have!) and would really love to go back.

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Liked best: The carriage
Liked least: Going home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Jul 2016
We really appreciate these kind comments. We arevery proud of the Carriage and it is so gratifying to get such positive feedback.
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Pedallerp...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun Place to Stay”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The owners kindly agreed to allow us early entry on arrival so that we could watch the Scottish Cup Final match from the kick-off and we were welcomed with Scotch pies for our half-time snack in addition to the more conventional wine and shortbread - a thoughtful and much appreciated gesture. The accommodation was as described and had everything we needed. The situation was convenient for Castle Douglas, Kitkcudbright, several of the 7 Stanes mountain biking areas, the RSPB site at Mersehead, golf courses and other local attractions. Our enthusiasm may be very slightly coloured both by the favourable result of that Cup Final and the glorious weather we experienced but all in all our stay in The Carriage was perfect!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ailes70
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ms”
Reviewed 8 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Loved every minute of our holiday the carriage is fantastic exciting place to stay in beautiful surrounding countryside fully equipped and very comfortable owners are great available if required can't wait to return ! :)

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Management Response
9 May 2016
Thanks for your kind comments. We are always looking for ways to improve the experience for our guests so keep an eye on our website.
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Mary W
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 4 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

I really loved staying here. It was comfortable and practical. Everything worked. The showers were really good. It was private even though it was in the grounds of a house. The sitting out decking faced towards the lawn area. Private drive with plenty of space to park and turn (and I have a Yeti) . Lots to see in the area too. Greek restaurant on Castle Douglas did a lovely takeaway and knocked money off for me as I was on my own!

This place a real gem.

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Liked best: Being there
Liked least: Coming home!
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
5 Apr 2016
Thank you for your kind comments. We take our guests privacy very seriously and try at all times to be as unobtrusive as possible while being available when needed. Thanks also for the wildlife photos, they are exceptional. Would be delighted to see you again anytime.
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Spotdot15
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous Dumfries and Galloway gem”
Reviewed 24 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

The carriage was really lovely. Even better than the photos on the website. It was so comfortable, cosy, well equuipped and it's in a very peaceeful location and great base for exploring the area. Eric and Maggie were extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome. A great family and dog friendly holiday home. Lots of outdoor space too.
We will definitely be back.

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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