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West Gable Coastal Cottage in Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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sleeps 7
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

West Gable Coastal Cottage description

Holiday home
West Gable is a converted wing of a church in the village of Gatehouse of Fleet in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside. Boasting two double bedrooms (one with ensuite facilities) and one twin room with a pull out bed, the cottage can sleep up to seven people. The accommodation also includes a family bathroom, a kitchen/diner with a snug and a sitting room. To the outside of the cottage is off road parking for two cars and a lawned garden with a patio, outdoor furniture and a barbecue. West Gable is an ideal base for discovering this beautiful part of Scotland.

The small town of Gatehouse of Fleet lies on the Solway Firth in the midst of Dumfries & Galloway with sandy beaches just a five minute drive away. There are several shops in the town including a small supermarket, chemist, bank and post office, along with a kilt making centre and two cafes. All four pubs in the town have restaurant facilities and welcome children.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Gas central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, library of books/games. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Cot an highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden & patio with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shops, pubs & restaurants 2 mins walk. Note: Garden leads directly to river, children must be supervised. Note: Arrangements for taking own boat to be discussed with owners. Note: Property suitable for max. 6 plus 1 guest under 12 (inc. infants). Note: Arrival at this property is after 4pm.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near pub

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Mrs Reed
June 2015
Loved the house, its location by the river, the village and the surrounding countryside. The locals were very friendly and helpful. It was a great spot for a holiday with really nice walks from the doorstep.
Mr Weinberg
June 2015
An excellent location, and the property was spotlessly clean, roomy, with plenty of dishes, cutlery and other kitchen utensils. Great water pressure and plenty of hot water.
Mrs Doran
September 2015
The location of the property was good, as was the quality and quantity of kitchen equipment. The beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed eating in the garden. The property was decorated in a modern and tasteful way.
Mrs Lowrey
March 2015
Very comfortable accommodation, a lovely old building with a modern twist. In a central location but still very peaceful.
Mr Craig
April 2014
We have been to the property several times and are always happy to return. The house is always warm comfortable and well equipped. Its location by the river is particularly pleasant.
Mr Gibbs
September 2014
Well equipped cottage in an excellent village location and ideal for visiting Dumfries and Galloway.
Mr Gardner
September 2012
Location and quality of accommodation.
Mrs Hay
August 2014
Excellent accommodation. It was very clean and comfortable, very much a 'home from home.'
Ms Parker
September 2011
Very clean, well decorated furnished property. Good location; nice to be next to the river.
Mrs Davis
June 2011
Fantastic accommodation.
Mrs Bond
May 2011
A lovely location by the river. An imaginative and tasteful conversion done to a high standard.
Mr Kirkham
August 2011
The accommodation was fantastic and the local community very friendly. The location was perfect with many sites to visit. Local food and drink was excellent. All in all, the best similar holiday I have been on.
Mrs Wishart
June 2011
A well converted property, well decorated and presented. Very good furnishings and facilities well worth considering for holiday and we will strongly recommend it to friends and relatives.
Lindsay G
September 2013
Lovely spacious accommodation, ideally located in Gatehouse of Fleet. Two generations of our family stayed comfortably for the week in this quirky, imaginatively-converted former church hall. Large kitchen / dining / living room on the ground floor with utility / wc. Living room on the 3rd floor gave lovely views of the River Fleet. Well-appointed, providing home-from-home facilities including dish washer and washing machine. Down-sides: mattresses on beds too soft and cleaning could be ramped up a notch (the en-suite bathroom especially).
September 2014
Lots of positives to agree with in others' reviews below. Delightful property, nice location -- the town has plenty of pubs with at least one excellent restaurant. The Mill, two minutes' walk away, does breakfasts and lunch if the weather is a bit Scottish. Lovely beaches nearby, a few without a surrounding of caravans: we found one (at Nun Mill Bay) for the traditional beach bonfire and barbecue. The Galloway steaks that we cooked there from the butcher (J Hall) at 49 St Mary Street Kircudbright were out of this world. All recommended +++ !
Toni W
December 2012
We stayed here with my folks and siblings, and found the place spacious for 6 adults. Everyone had plenty of space in their rooms, and the decor was fresh and modern. It's almost brilliant, just missing a couple of those finishing touches, but still very nice, bright, and airy. The building itself is fascinating and full of character. I know it was November, but the stone floor in the kitchen can get chilly, so take a good pair of slippers. And if you're staying on the top floor, beware, that's where all the heat ends up!
December 2012
We recently stayed with family at this property and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The location is picturesque and accessible. The facilities were spacious and comfortable. We had 6 people staying in the home and it had everything we needed. Having three bathrooms ensured that all of us had enough space to get ready without having to wait. The beds are quite nice and I was able to get restful sleep. West Gable has been very creatively decorated and each room has it's own unique and modern feel. When seen from the outside the building is an old church, but completely different inside. I would highly recommend West Gable to friends and family. Only downside is they lack a tumble dryer (a laundry drying line is offered) which proves to be difficult in the cold weather months.
September 2013
A converted Church that inside looks nothing like the outside. Interior is very modern with plenty of space. Ground floor has a large entrance vestibule suitable for storing shoes and coats etc. Main entrance hall with staircase and at the end of the corridor a downstairs WC with utility room - washing machine. Large kitchen diner and attached sitting area with two large sofas and a small TV/entertainment centre. Large table with plenty of chairs and a long pew bench. Views from windows of river. First floor - large twin bedroom. Double bedroom.Bathroom with WC and bath. Second floor - large double bedroom with en suite. Good sized sitting room with views of river. TV and DVD. Two large sofas. Decor is modern and bright. Mixture of modern wooden floors and carpet and stone floors in kitchen. Excellent range of cooking bits and pieces. Comfortable beds. Very quiet but in the centre of the village. Private parking for two cars "end to end". If coming back to this area and available we would book again. There was only two of us but this let could easily accommodate six with plenty of space for all. Ideal for two couples. Highly recommended.
March 2011
Wonderful accommodation in a very special part of Scotland. The cottage was perfect in terms of layout, facilities and location. The kitchen diner was especially perfect for lazy family evenings. A great part of Scotland, despite our visiting during the winter closedown for many attractions. Would love to return and would recommend the cottage to anyone.
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