The Shack

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Cottage

A stylish cedar wood cottage set in the beautiful Galloway Forest park on the edge of Gatehouse of Fleet. It sits in a wide clearing surrounded by Oak and Beech trees with lovely views to the hills, yet only a short walk into scenic village of Gatehouse of Fleet.

The property was formerly a Forestry Commission Office and has been tastefully converted to a very attractive, cosy two double bed-roomed holiday home. This high standard innovative convertion was completed in August 2008. The main bedroom has en-suite bathroom with king size bed and the efficient underfloor heating throughout the property provides all year round comfort. The p...Read more


The Shack
Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
located in Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the owner for more details

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Additional Location Information

The property is situated on the outskirts of Gatehouse of Fleet. It is 5mins off the A75 Greta green to Stranraer road, approx 1hr. drive from both Carlisle and Stranrear.
Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are within a 2 hour drive. Glasgow Prestwick, - Ryan air, & others
Glasgow International, - Easy jet, BA etc.
Belfast City, - Stranraer/Belfast ferry
Belfast International, - Stranraer/Belfast ferry
The Shack is a ideal base for some beautiful beaches and coastline within a 10mins drive. There are some fantastic activities for all the family, only a walk or short drive away. These include riding,archery, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, sailing and you are on the doorstep of the 7stanes cycle routes. Or if you enjoy a more gentle ride or walk you can go the 2-3 miles past the Cally Palace Hotel to Sandgreen with its wonderful beach, or continue to Carrick Bay and along to Ardwell Island.
There are some pleasant signed walks in the forest adjacent to the Shack. In february the woods are carpeted with snow drops and in May with bluebells. The area has some beautiful cycle routes. Route 7 runs through the forest.
Gatehouse of Fleet is only a 10mins walk. This is a beautiful village with 4 pubs/hotels that offer a selection of good food with varying price ranges. The 4* Cally Palace Hotel is just 0.5km away.

The Shack is on the edge of the recently established Dark Sky Park. The first in Europe and one of only five in the world.
The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) awards deserving parks around the world the status of Dark Sky Park. They define a dark sky park as: “a park possessing exceptional starry night skies and natural nocturnal habitat where light pollution is mitigated and natural darkness is valuable as an important educational, cultural, scenic, and natural resource”.
In a city you might see only a few dozen of the brightest stars, in Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, on a clear night, you will be dazzled by thousands of stars.
Why not book a winter break and explore the heavens as few see them. We will provide you with the Stargazers Welcome pack telling what to see and the best places to see them.


Last updated on November 16, 2012
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Additional notes from the owner

Welcome pack provided. Discount available for 2 week bookings. For families with young children we can provide a baby pack (on request) Including travelling cot, nappy pack, potty etc to save on the packing.


  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Washing Machine
  • Central heating
Property Features
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric Stove
  • Microwave
  • Electric Grill
  • Radio
  • Board Games
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Standard Definition TV
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Balcony or terrace
Onsite Equipment
  • Beach Chairs
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - yes
Living space
  • 70 square meters

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