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Drey Cottage

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Rear of Drey Cottage with private courtyard
1 of 24Rear of Drey Cottage with private courtyard
Cottage -
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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Listing #HL32122
About the Owner
Jennie & Vince R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2007
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic cottage from which to explore local area. Great hospitality. Clean and comfortable. Red squirrel did visit as did many birds. Saw red kite from the property looking above tree tops. Excellent walks nearby. Beautiful walk to Bruntis Loch and we made it to the...More

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gallowaycottages, VR Owner at Drey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your review of Drey Cottage and this beautiful area. The area in the autumn is great with all the colours of the trees changing. Perfect for photographers! The views from the summit of Cairnsmore are wonderful. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 9 April 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....More

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gallowaycottages, VR Owner at Drey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

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


gallowaycottages, VR Owner at Drey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018


  • 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
2 well behaved dogs over 12 months old are allowed at no charge. However, they must be treated with Frontline or similal tick & flea treatment prior to arrival. They are not...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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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. Saturday to Saturday bookings. Short breaks start on the 2nd Nov 2018 and finish on the 29th March 2019, minimum of 3 nights, 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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