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24 reviews
Parton Stables Garden
Loch Ken
Bedroom
Kitchen Area
One view studio room
View Studio room
Dining Table in room
Parton Stables in the Snow
Massage treatment room
Parton Village
Allan Wright photographic workshop
Parton Stables Bathroom
Ken Valley and Screel from Parton
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Parton Village Winter Sunset
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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fabbymoll...
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely weekend retreat”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Had a great time in this lovely wee apartment. Was spotless and was great to have access to the garden and take full advantage of the brief sunshine. We were also assisted in having a small bonfire which was a lot of fun.
We enjoyed the beautiful scenery but were not so impressed with Castle Douglas and expected it to have more in the way of restaurants as it had been deemed a 'food town'.

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Jonbuster
Cinderford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great stay”
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Stayed at Parton stables for a second time. Its the idea base for touring around the Galloway area. Quiet relaxing place, where you just wander up into the woods, relax in front of the woodturner and just Chill. Lovely Host Lorna who treated us to homemade Scones and cakes and i will be buying her cookbook when its out. Another visit planned for next year

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ms J N
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Will stay again, loved it”
Reviewed 2 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Fabulous place to stay in beautiful surrounding, loved settling down to a glass of wine in front of the log burner in the evenings, lots of beautiful countryside to explore during the day. Will definitly stay here again.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Feebleeon...
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Relaxing and friendly family holiday”
Reviewed 11 January 2015 for a stay in July 2013

Decided to have a change of location for our family holiday and I liked the look of Parton stables from the advert on here. I contacted the owner Lorna Willock and she couldn't have been any more helpful. We were traveling with an 8 year old and a 9 month old baby and Lorna advised they could provide a travel cot and high chair which was a godsend as we would have had less space for luggage.
Lorna was also very honest and when I told her we don't drive she mentioned it is quite remote and out of the way and although there is a bus service she wouldn't want us to be stranded. Lorna also called me prior to our visit to make sure we didn't need anything else and to email me directions.
When we arrived we were welcomed by Lorna and her two dogs Millie & Tara. They were very friendly and got on well with both of my children. The property is the bottom part of a bigger building and Lorna told us that if we needed anything just to pop upstairs or shout up the stairs to her and her husband Allan.
The room is very cosy and with a camp bed and travel cot set up there was still room for us to move and the kids to play. There were DVD's, books and board games in the room just incase we were unable to get out too.
The bathroom had a beautiful bouquet of lilies waiting for us and the smell was amazing. There were also complimentary shower gels, shampoo/conditioners, and flannels. A nice touch. Lorna had also made her own muesli and cereals which were very healthy and tasted great.
There was a local bus service, which was a small bus but it ran a few times a day into Castle Douglas and back, which allowed us to get out and about and it accommodated our buggy.
On our third night the big bed snapped at one side when my husband sat on it and we popped up to let Lorna and Allan know. Allan came straight down and did a quick fix on the bed to ensure we were able to sleep on it and were comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble. Lorna popped in to make sure we were ok for cereals and bring us some of her freshly grown veggies.
Lorna also offered to take us in to Cream O Galloway as she was going in to meet friends. This was so kind of her and allowed us to travel further afield than we would normally have been able to.
I would highly recommend this accommodation as it has everything you could possibly need. If you have a car it is a great central location for many attractions, which are listed in your welcome pack. But don't let that put you off as the bus service stops at the end of the driveway and allowed us to get out and about most days.
I was also fortunate enough to book a massage with Lorna for my birthday and I can honestly say it was the most relaxing and amazing massages I've ever had.
I would happily go back to Parton stables for a family break or a romantic getaway. And can't recommend it enough.

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Liked least: The local bus service didn't run after 6 o'clock
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Richard A
Bingley
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Cosy and relaxed with a friendly welcome.”
Reviewed 6 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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My partner and our 5 year-old son stayed for a week at October half-term and the accommodation was clean and tidy on our arrival. The room was large enough to act as our base for the week and was warm and cosy on an evening, although not cold enough outside to warrant lighting the log burner!
The kitchenette was adequate for our needs although in terms of crockery and utensils it could have done with a couple more cups/mugs, perhaps some metal tongs and a butter dish would have been handy. But these are minor quibbles. Newly installed boiler meant there was plenty hot water on a morning and evening and for the shower. Our bed was very comfortable and the clothes storage space was fine. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and were made to feel very welcome by the owners in this lovely part of the country.

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Liked best: The location and style of the property.
Liked least: The entrance vestibule area from the courtyard.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Nov 2015
Taken note of the fact you would like the extra crockery and will source a butter dish. Good to get feedback.
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