Perfect place to chill out
We have just returned from a super week at the Barn. A couple of miles out of Port William, it is perfectly situated for exploring the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway countryside. We were blessed with good weather and it was lovely just to sit out in the garden with a good book and watch all the birdlife. Fabulous starry skies too. The Barn is very spacious and very well equipped . First time where I have had a kitchen where everything was supplied..even down to baking trays if you had time to bake. Very clean and comfortable with a super comfy bed. Nice walks on the doorstep too. A welcome basket of goodies, including really tasty bread made by the owner, was a very welcome treat.
this is a lovely holiday home in a nice quiet location it has every home comfort you need, a nice garden to sit out in, plenty of walks in the area, the welcome basket was a nice thought
Perfect cottage to unwind
This has been one of the best cottages l have had in fact l have it booked another twice this year.
The cottage is great for the dogs also the sea is 5 min away from the cottage in the car .
Local golf course if that's your thing and lots to see nearby.David the owner is nearby if needed and very friendly so are the locals and l near missed out there is a local shop near by for provisions .
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A home away from home.
The best way to navigate here is to follow your sat nav for 98% of the journey, once you get near to the destination switch the sat nav off and follow the signs. Being as rural as it is the post code system works on a general area and isn?t a exact location of where you want to go. As stated, once you are on the B7021 lookout for a sign on a tree saying drumfad holiday homes, like the sign states drive down for ? mile on a single-track road and you will soon arrive at a bridge. Drive over the bridge and you will see your chosen cottage/barn in white on right hand side.
In respect to the photos you see online and what you see physically there is little to no difference, the first thing that strikes you is how well kept the property is, guess it a sign of good owners. While in the property (the barn in my case) you are welcomed by a detailed and informative ring binder full of useful information. It will be wise for all that stay to read the ring binder as it has operating instructions for things like the electric hob etc and requests by the property owner on what is required on leaving day.
From fridge freezer/vacuum/iron/ clothes horse along with a Nintendo wii/DVD player and a tv that can play back up files of your tv shows/movies and music then nestled away in various book cases cupboards you have board games and reading material you really are struggling to find something to complain about.
Evening times for me are best at the property as the owners have placed the living room eastward facing with an amazing number of windows; great for watching the sunset behind the Tellytubby hill (yes you will now not be able to un-see this image). Oddly, now that I think of it, I think there are more windows on this side of the house as opposed to masonry.
In the kitchen there is a dining table large enough to host a small family with ample elbow room too (6 chairs), kitchen utensils are provided too. Before I forget I was welcomed with a nice basket of goods including eggs and milk which I thought was a lovely welcome gesture.
In reference to the bathroom/bedroom side of things, there are two en-suite bathrooms both with shower and loo facilities. The shower is powerful and sadly puts my shower at home to shame. There is a towel radiator in the bathroom that is switched on from a control panel from underneath it.
I?m sitting here and thinking what are the bad points? There must be some! If I was to be really finicky and awkward, I would say the following (may 2019): -
1) The electric kettle needs to be de-scaled, but this didn?t stop me from using it. If it was a significant problem, I can always heat the water in a mug in the microwave (told you I was struggling on bad points).
2) The silicone/grout in the shower area could do with a bit of freshening up
I know the above is a pathetic list of things that are wrong with the property but like I said I was honestly struggling with bad points, but being an honest review, it is best to mention.
The homeowner Claire is very knowledgeable and great as a point of reference, so if you have any questions ask Claire as she is great at holding a conversation and adding weight to your daily plans. I.e I wanted to go to the Logan botanical gardens and Claire advised about a stop 20 minutes futher down the road which was the mull of Galloway. I am glad that I went to the mull of Galloway as it completed a very nice day out.
If you are into your walking this property is ideally located for that reason, a short walk from the property is the white loch of myrton, you can walk all the way around this loch (approximately 7km total trek) or if you are up for a bit more of a challenge and want to venture a bit further out you can walk to Port William then take a stroll down the pebble then head up to the Barsalloch fort for a nice 17km walk.
Overall 8/10 I would love to come back again.
Very High quality accommodation, at a very reasonable price
I have stayed in Drumfad Cottage previously and on this visit I stayed in Drumfad barn, so this review is equally relevant to both properties.
The properties have changes hands about 12 months ago, however the new owners are fantastic, they are very welcoming and not at all intrusive.
The properties can only fairly be described as immaculate, they are very clean and well equipped, with modern appliances and comfortable furnishings.
it is a very peaceful location with lots of attractions, historic sites and towns nearby - Galloway house gardens and shore are well worth a visit.
The property is (well controlled) dog friendly, and has an enclosed garden and gates so that children can play safely.
Both properties but especially the barn are VERY spacious.
The price I paid for our stay in November 2018 for seven nights was very reasonable and to be honest it was less than I expected to have to pay.
We had a seven night stay could not find any faults whatsoever we will defiantly return to the barn or cottage and would have no reservations about recommending them to our friends