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Drey Cottage

Rear of Drey Cottage with private courtyard
Certificate of Excellence
30 reviews
Rear of Drey Cottage with private courtyard
Red squirrel in the cottage garden is a regular visitor
Lounge with dining table facing garden
Conservatory with door to private courtyard
Twin bedroom with its own modern bathroom with bidet
En-suite bathroom off twin bedroom
Part of the 4 poster bedroom
Glen Trool a magnificent place to visit and great walks.
Cairnsmore near the cottage
Bruntis Lochs, a short walk from the cottage
Bridge at Bruntis Lochs
Start of one of the walks near the cottage
Glenwhan Gardens, one of many to visit
Woodpecker in the cottage garden
Cock pheasant
Kippford, great for coastal walks
Isle of Whitorn, another harbour village
Autumn near the cottage
Welcome to Drey Cottage
Mountain biking in the Galloway Forest Park
Quiet country lane next to Nutkin Cottage
Clatteringshaws Loch
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Nestling on the edge of the Galloway Forest, Drey Cottage is ideally situated for peaceful scenic forest walks. The Galloway Hills make a superb backdrop to the forest scenery.

The rear of Drey Cottage has a conservatory and a private courtyard where you can relax and enjoy a drink after a days activities. The garage can accommodate bikes but not suitable for vehicles.
Magnificent wildlife in the cottage garden where red squirrels are visitors along with numerous species of birds. There are feeders and we will provide the nuts and seeds for you to fill them. Just a short walk is a wildlife hide in the forest where you can sit and take photos. Red squirrels and woodpeckers are daily visitors. It is possible to see a pine marten but they are very shy. A little further and there is a new Kirroughtree Visitors centre with cafe. The mountain...
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About the Owner, Jennie & Vince R
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2007
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 52 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL32122
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Excellent - based on 30 reviews
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John K
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

the cottage is deceivingly spacious everything you needed in the kitchen and a few unexpected extras, clean light and very cosy. Secure garden for the dog, made good use of the garden furniture watching a wide variety of all the different birds on the feeders. excellent walks from the door. good variety of shops in Newton Stewart.

Management response:

Thank you so much for the review. Pleased that you enjoyed your time here in this great part of S.W.Scotland. Hope to see you again with Tam, your well behaved dog that loved the area too!


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Reviewed 6 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Management response:

Thank you for your favourable review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed Drey Cottage and we hope that you will return to our lovely part of the Galloway Forest Park soon. Maybe next time you will reach the summits of Cairnsmore and the Merrick. Best wishes, Jennie & Vince


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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

I was a little apprehensive about staying in a holiday cottage for Christmas; would it feel like Christmas? In Drey Cottage it certainly did!! We arrived to a lovely warm welcome from Jennie, she made sure we knew there was another entrance to the house (I'd broken my leg just before our trip so was on crutches - a complete...

Management response:

Thank you very much for your review of Drey Cottage and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas there and that you appreciated the Christmas trees and decorations. You will always be welcome so hopefully when your leg has mended you will return to fully explore the many beautiful places to visit. Best wishes, Jennie & Vince


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We welcome up to two adult dogs over 12 months old at no extra charge. However, dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms and should not be left in the cottage unattended. Because we...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 1 008
R 1 294
R 7 226
5 May 2018 -
25 May 2018
7 nights -- --
R 7 394
26 May 2018 -
6 Jul 2018
7 nights -- --
R 7 730
7 Jul 2018 -
7 Sep 2018
7 nights -- --
R 8 570
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Change-over day is Saturday apart from short breaks. Only two well behaved pets over 12 months old are welcome at no extra charge.Secure bike storage at Drey Cottage. Short breaks start on the 2nd Nov 2018 and finish on the 29th March 2019, excluding Christmas & New Year. Christmas week 2018 is from 22nd to 29th December. New Year week from 29th Dec to depart on the 5th Jan 2019
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About the neighbourhood
The area is steeped in history with many abbeys and castles to visit with memorials to Robert The Bruce.
Cairnsmore is the second highest mountain in the area and is just 1 km. from the cottage. A walk to the summit provides fantastic views across the sea to the Isle of Man and beyond.

Bird watchers love it here where ospreys, red kites, buzzards, peregrine falcons and puffins can be seen and even the odd golden eagle.

Galloway Forest Park is one of the darkest places on the planet at night, which makes it a ideal place for stargazers in the UK.

The Galloway Forest Park has many lochs, burns and places of interest including the Red Deer Park and the Wild Goat Park. There are ranger led walks where you can see spectacular sights. Glen Trool is magnificent in its beauty and a famous batt...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Prestwick: 80.0 km
Ferry: Stranraer: 35.0 km
The driving directions will be sent to you by email when your balance is paid
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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