Only two well behaved dogs over 12 months old are allowed and please do not allow them in the bedrooms and also not to be left alone in the cottages. Please treat them with 'Frontline' or similar Tick & flea control before arrival.
Christmas week for 2017 will start 3.30pm on Saturday 23rd December and to depart on Saturday 30th December 2017.
New Year week will start at 3.30pm on Saturday 30th December 2017 and to depart Saturday 6th January 2018.
Short breaks, (excluding Christmas & New Year weeks) starting Monday 9th January 2017.... 4 nights Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday £55 per night OR Friday, Saturday & Sunday = £70 per night, ending on Friday 17th March 2017. Then from Monday November 6th to Monday 18th December 2017. You can choose which nights you wish.Full amount would be due at the time of booking for short breaks.
Terms are as follows for other weeks:-one third deposit and the balance would be due 8 weeks before the holiday. Terms & conditions are available on request.
Nutkin & Drey Cottages have recently been updated with new showers and boilers. French doors now replace the patio doors in Nutkin, also new outer doors fitted in both cottages.
TV with DVD player in both cottages.
Both cottages now have a Wi-Fi signal.
Red squirrels are visitors to both cottage gardens and who lift a lid of the feeder boxes and nibble away at the monkey nuts. Very entertaining!
DREY COTTAGE MAY BE AVAILABLE IF NUTKIN COTTAGE IS ALREADY BOOKED. PLEASE LOOK ON 'Select a property calendar' FOR AVAILABILITY.
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Oil central heating, which you control by a thermostat and the electric is inclusive. All bedding is provided. All you need to bring with you are your personal towels.
Sat.nav.= DG8 7BD
Bike storage at Drey Cottage
Galloway Forest Park is a great place for stargazers in the UK. Nutkin & Drey Cottages are in the Dark Sky Park and the stars are amazing on clear night.So please bring a good torch with you as you cannot see when you go out when it is dark. Also great for walking, cycling, and mountain biking. Many species of birds visit the cottage gardens including redpoll, goldfinch, woodpecker, siskins and red squirrels. Red kites have been seen overhead. Laggan Outdoor Centre..If you dare, try the zip wire!
Kitty's Tearoom New Galloway is a must! 01644420246. Open at Easter till October. The ambiance is excellent – all wood panels on walls & a beautiful ceiling, gorgeous vintage tea cups and staff in traditional aprons. What is even better, however, is the food!
The Clansman Restaurant in Port William is excellent, booking is advisable.
Sunday Carvery at the Ken Bridge Hotel is very good.
Booking is advisable. 01644420211
Threave Castle, near Castle Douglas is the place to see ospreys.
PREVIOUS VISITORS COMMENTS
June 13th to 20th 2015. We have recently returned from a wonderfully relaxing and happy week at Drey Cottage. The cottage itself is very comfortable,immaculately clean and furnished with everything you could need. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens.The seed and nut feeders gave us endless hours of pleasure, seeds and nuts to refill them were thoughtfully provided. The walks from the cottage were everything our dog could wish for. We enjoyed visting the hide, 5 minutes walk away, in Kirroughtree Forest Park where we found the antics of the red squirrels and many birds very entertaining. Apart from the lovely local walks there are many places of interest to visit, we particularly enjoyed Portpatrick, Loch Trool and Cally Gardens and Nursery. We were sad to leave but look forward to making a return visit before too long. We have had several holidays in this part of Scotland in the past and have to say this one was definitely the best.
9th May 2015 Mr & Mrs Penton, Market Bosworth.
What a wonderful cottage. Loved the cake & flowers...what a surprise! As we love our natural history, particularly birds, the birds to watch from the comfort of the settee have been a treat. Watching a red squirrel from our bed in the morning was amazing. Loved the new Visitors Centre at Kirroughtree, it was good as was their new bird hide. We have enjoyed exploring the area...first time here and we'll hopefully be back & certainly to Nutkin Cottage. All in all, a good week. Thanks.
Annette, Dave & Holly. Flintshire
Had a lovely stay here in this well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage. Wonderful wildlife and walks. The bluebells too were a real picture. Great cycling from the doorstep and lovely to watch the red squirrels from the windows. Thanks for the cake and flowers.
A wonderful welcome, the best cottage we have ever been in and in a really excellent location. We enjoyed our Christmas immensely. Thank you very much.
Our third visit here and we love it a bit more each time. A little bit of "heaven here on earth" is how we would sum up our holiday.
Thank you for your warm welcome. The cottage and surroundings are superb. The birds in the garden are too numerous to mention. A deer and a fox visited the field opposite. I shared my breakfast with a red squirrel on Thursday. After several nights at the otter pool we saw an otter. Sign posts say 'Haste ye back' and we certainly will.
Well, here we are again and the same lovely welcome. Seen buzzards, red squirrels, deer and the numerous bird entertainment through cottage windows. Bargally Glen was beautiful with all the colours of the trees shining in the sun. Bruntis Loch looked lovely this evening, will try to store in memory until our next visit.
This is our fourth visit and still not seen enough. Climbed Craig Ronald & Fell of Fleet this week. Still Clints of Dromore to do so must be back. Cottage is so warm and relaxing we don't want to go. Thanks Jennie & Vince for everything.
Another lovely holiday and what wonderful weather. Thank you once again for the home cooked goodies and for making us so welcome. Will see you again before too long.
Wonderful warm and homely cottage in a lovely part of Scotland. Easy access to the west coast, great forest walks with magnificent scenery. Incredible wildlife in the garden. We absolutely loved it and so did the dogs.
Our first visit to Dumfries & Galloway and we have loved every minute of it. The cottage is a real find, so homely and in a beautiful setting. Really enjoyed the forest and loch walks, and of course the wildlife in and around the garden. Never got round to reading the books I brought.