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“The best secret getaway we didn't keep!”
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10 reviews
The patio and barbeque for al fresco dining
Conservatory views across the garden
Double bedroom with traditional pine furniture
Double bedroom with traditional pine furniture
View of the garden and loch, from double bedroom
Twin bedroom with traditional pine furniture
View of the patio, garden and loch, from twin bedroom
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Richard D
1 review
“The best secret getaway we didn't keep!”
Reviewed 3 January 2015 for a stay in April 2014

A beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings with something for everyone. Walking, fishing and wildlife. Close enough to shops and visitor attractions but not too close. Always a friendly welcome from Hilda and Rob. We go back year after year and never been disappointed. Fantastic getaway.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sean T
Stockton, null, United Kingdom
1 review
“a wonderful retreat of tranquility”
Reviewed 3 January 2015 for a stay in May 2014

Ferryboat cottage is a fabulous and unique place. My husband found ferryboat in 2010 as our pre wedding and honeymoon location and he couldnt have found a more beautiful and perfect place. Peaceful and extremely comfortable secluded location no matter what time of the year. Rob and Hilda are lovely warm hosts who offer a personal touch to your stay and they ensure all that you need is available to make your stay complete. The cottage is extremely clean, well maintained and offers a five star comfort in our opinion. The weather for us can not spoil our stay as inside or out Ferryboat has has it all. We had some spetacular days and nights last year in the cosy warmth of the conservatory watching the lighting storm light up the sky. For wildlife lovers the location is paradise, woodpeckers, red kites, oyster catchers are just some and we never forget the friendly swan that waddles up the path from the jetty and taps on the conservatory door for a snack. There is still plenty to do around the cottage and breathtaking views. We particularly love the chocolate factory where our now 7 year old has not got bored of making chocolate each time we visit. Ferryboat cottage is a very special and memorising place to us, it just captivates you and takes you to tranquillity.

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Liked best: there isnt one thing, Ferryboat cottage is a whole experience
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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montymuff...
York, United Kingdom
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“Idyllic !”
Reviewed 3 January 2015 for a stay in June 2014

Stayed here June 2014 . The setting is glorious and we were blessed with good weather so able to enjoy the beautiful garden and its wildlife . If you want peace and quiet then this is the place to come . There is a little activity from over the other side of the Loch but this was never a problem. The cottage was equipped extremely well and immaculately maintained.
I would just say that if you are looking for "fine dining" then this is not the area for that but cooking for yourself and being able to eat outdoors(or indoors) in such a setting ,well ,just divine .

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Liked best: The setting
Liked least: Lack of a decent pub/restaurant nearby
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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