Helen S
Fri 5th July 2013
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Perfect retreat

I was privileged to be the first person ever to stay at The Old Bothy, I experienced a wonderful stay and found the owners to be exceptional people. They are warm and friendly as are their dogs who come to greet you as you approach. The Old Bothy was tranquil and had outstanding views of beautiful countryside. in spite of the fact that I was actually staying there whilst working in the area, I was able to enjoy the surroundings ambience and peace during evenings and weekends. The quality of fixtures and fittings were also very good. A tastefully decorated cottage which cannot be fully appreciated on the photographs online. I was able to have friends for dinner and they were equally impressed by the high specifications and quality of the cottage. A fabulous location for visiting the many lakes or the breathtaking views of the keystone pass which is about 30 minutes drive away. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage, it's beautiful location and the hospitality shown by its owners Mr and Mrs Baird.

Wed 10th July 2013
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Fantastic, everything you would want from a holiday rental and m

We had a super time at the 'Old Bothy'. The accommodation was excellent and very clean. Some lovely touches with the home baked welcome pack and free Wifi which reflects the care and extra attention by the Baird family. Be sure to take advantage of the offer to feed the calves with Will, our son loved it. Martin also offered a tour of the farm and surrounding ground which we greatly appreciated, a highlight of our holiday. His passion for conservation and interest in wildlife is infectious. We look forward to returning soon ! A+ recommended

Fri 29th November 2013
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Outstanding welcome at this lovely cottage

We have just returned from a lovely relaxing week at this gorgeous cottage. We had a very warm welcome from Joanne who greeted us with a welcome pack of home produce and had actually lit a fire so the cottage was warm and welcoming. The cottage was spacious and immaculately clean, the furniture and kitchen appliances were of a high standard and the furnishings were of good quality. The owners were always ready to offer help and assistance. The cottage is an ideal location for the lakes, Gretna, Carlisle etc. We would definitely recommend this cottage for the perfect getaway, even if the weather is bad there is a lovely log burner, a TV downstairs and in both bedrooms and free Wi-Fi.

Trish M
Mon 9th December 2013
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Just perfect what a gem.

What a wonderful conversion, extremely we'll equipped and spotless. We arrived early evening to a warm welcome, the wood burner was lit and a welcome basket left. From collecting the keys to returning them we had a great weekend at the Old Bothy. The views both day and night are stunning and it's so peaceful and relaxing. A perfect retreat, will definitely visit again.

Tue 4th March 2014
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Lovely barn conversion. A little bit of luxury. Stayed warm and cosy with minimal effort from the eco-efficient heaters (despite the winter cold outside). Owners very welcoming. Probably the best holiday cottage I've stayed in. Can't fault it. Will go again.

Ginny C
Sat 12th April 2014
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Comfortable, clean and very friendly holiday cottage

We had a fantastic week staying in the Old Bothy. The facilities were excellent and our kids loved playing with the owners' dogs around the farm. It was lovely to relax in such a well appointed cottage, done up to a modern standard but with some charming features as well. Being greeted with freshly baked bread and scones and with an optional tour around the farm, it was more than just a holiday cottage. We all had a lovely time.