Auld Schoolhouse - Gatehouse Of Fleet

Code: AU03ST

Holiday property description


The Auld Schoolhouse was originally built in 1791 as a water driven linen mill, it was converted in 1876 to accommodate the local schoolmaster. This lovely 3 bedroom property has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard but retains all of its original charms.  The swift flowing Skyreburn, which once drove the water mill, runs the full length of the spacious mature and secluded garden which is enclosed and safe for children. The house is located on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park, nominated Britain's first Dark Skies Park, and only  a 5 minute drive to historic Gatehouse of Fleet; A short walk leads to the nearby sandy, child friendly beach, and the quiet country road (used for access only) leads directly to the magnificent Galloway Hills. The house is also within easy reach of the Forestry Commission's 7 Stanes cycle routes.


Security  Deposit £150

Short breaks are welcome throughout the year


Guest Comments:
 'Fantastic location, ideal for spending time with friends staying at Cardoness. Had some great weather and plenty of kayaking and beach walks, plus a visit to the island from Carrick beach. We all did the fab zipwire at Laggan and, on the wet day, the banana ride and ringos at Loch Ken Activity Centre. Love the sound of the river and eating my breakfast on the steps. Sun beating down as I write this on the back steps' Falke Family, Crook of Devon, August 2015
'Lovely cottage and lovely comfy beds, plus the garden was awesome!' Lucy, Suffolk, August 2015
'Another great stay in our favourite holiday home! Weather not great but we didn't get wet. I'm sure we'll be back again for our 4th visit soon!' Karen and Rob, Manchester, June 2015 


The Auld Schoolhouse is let Saturday - Saturday . Short breaks are welcome, please contact us with your requirements.   

Offers: A 10% discount will be applied to any 2 consecutive weeks booked.

Accommodation for 7 over 2 floors: Ground floor; Lounge; Living/Dining Room; Kitchen; Conservatory; Cloakroom with WC. 

First Floor: 2 Twin bedrooms (with zip n link beds); 1 Family Room with 3 Single beds (with zip n link beds); Family Bathroom with over bath shower.

Services: Oil Central Heating & Electricity included * Bed linen is provided * Washing Machine * Tumble Drier * Dishwasher * Fridge & Freezer * Electric Oven & Hob * Microwave * Pay Phone * 2 TV's each with DVD Player * CD Player * Cot & Highchair * Parking * Bicycle Storage *  Enclosed Garden with Patio & Furniture * Maximum of one well behaved dog welcome. 

** Please note towels are NOT included, they can be provided at an additional cost of £3 per person/week** 

EXTRAS: £20 per dog/week. Towels £3 per person/week. 


How to find us

Auld Schoolhouse
Gatehouse Of Fleet
Dumfries & Galloway

Auld Schoolhouse - Gatehouse Of Fleet

Code: AU03ST

Please note that the above map is used to indicate the general location of the holiday property. As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

External Features

Sea View

Water view

Walk to Pub

Walk to Shops

Mountain View

Beach walk




Bicycle Storage



Garden Furniture

Garden Enclosed



Wheelchair Access

Internal Features

Open fire


High Chair


CD Player

DVD Player

Colour TV






Wash Machine

Bed Linen Cost Incl

Heating Cost Incl

Tumble Dryer

Sky TV



Sofa Beds 0

Single Beds 7

Double Beds 0

Showers 1

Bathrooms 1



Auld Schoolhouse Reviews

5 star review

Really clean house in great situation.
Martin Hewitt
1 month ago
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4 star review

Lovely cottage, great value and ideal if you need space and have a pet. We had plenty of room to store bikes outside (We used a cover because of the weather), The garden is beautiful and the surrounding area is wonderful. A great holiday yet again, even with the mixed weather.
Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so  much, it is a lovely relaxed house and we like the river running beside it.  Hope to be able to help with your future plans.
Nigel Smith
10 months ago
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4 star review

Excellent house, plenty of room, dog friendly. Central heating was needed due to weather! File or information on appliances etc would be an asset, most on pieces of paper on walls, we couldn't use tv in living room until we found information on bookcase on day 2. We would definitely return again, in better weather.
We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Auld School House. Please do give the owners or Discover Scotland a call in future if you experience any problems and we'll do our best to get things sorted for you!
Mrs Winter, Durham
10 months ago
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