Laghead Cottage - GATEHOUSE OF FLEET

Code: LA01ST

Holiday property description

On the edge of Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, this traditional single storey cottage is situated on an upland farm, in a superb hillside position, with panoramic views over the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area to the sea and islands beyond. It is a simply wonderful location for a peaceful family holiday, offering seclusion, but not total isolation, with under 10 minutes away by car the picturesque town of Gatehouse of Fleet providing hotels, restaurants, shops, a delightful and testing nine hole golf course, tennis courts, river and loch fishing and numerous other nearby attractions and activities for both adults and children. With a patio for barbecues and alfresco dining, and a fully enclosed and south facing garden, pets are welcome.

Sandy beaches and rocky coves for bathing, windsurfing and sailing are within easy driving distance; sea fishing and horse riding are also available; the Forestry Commission 7Stanes mountain biking trail at Kirroughtree is around 30 minutes' drive away; and the area is a haven for wildlife, with regular sightings of deer, red squirrels, red kites, grouse, barn owls and curlews. From the cottage door there are extensive walks and mountain bike rides over hill, past lochs, through forestry and down the valley; Laggan Outdoor, Cream o'Galloway and the Cocoa Bean Chocolate factory are all under 20 minutes' drive away; whilst Kirkcudbright Artists' Town, Castle Douglas Food Town and Wigtown Book Town are just 25, 30 and 45 minutes' drive away respectively. 


Laghead Cottage is also perfect for bracing winter holidays where its warmth and comfort provide a cosy refuge for very attractive week or weekend breaks at low season rates.  


Post Code:DG7 2BG  

For parties of 2 or less a £20 discount will be applied per week, also, for bookings of 2 consecutive weeks a £20 discount will be applied to the total cost (not per week).
Security  Deposit £150

Past holidaymakers at the cottage stated:  


"Wonderful cosy cottage with superb views - better than home!" 


" We have had a wonderful holiday in this wonderful cottage in fabulous surroundings! We will miss all the visiting wildlife particularly the red legged partridge and woodpecker." 


" Only complaint - the bed was so comfortable we could not get up in the morning! " 


Accommodation for 6 + 2 on one floor: Kitchen/Dining room with door to garden. Living room with open coal fire and double bed settee. 2 twin bedrooms, one with wash basin and ensuite shower room off.  Double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, wash basin, wc and shower over the bath. Side porch.


Services:  Oil fired central heating * Bed linen and towels provided * Washing machine * Small tumble drier * Dishwasher * Fridge * Freezer * Electric cooker and microwave * Cot and High Chair * Colour TV  and DVD player * CD player *  Mobile reception * Wifi* No Smoking * Good sized enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ * Patio and barbecue platform with fantastic panoramic views of the Fleet estuary and the surrounding hills * Bicycle Storage* Parking * Maximum 3 well behaved dogs with own bedding, sorry No cats allowed.*


Extras: £20 per dog per week.    

For Larger parties Laghead Steading Cottage is located within walking distance and provides further accommodation for a further 4 guests. 



How to find us

Dumfries & Galloway

Laghead Cottage - GATEHOUSE OF FLEET

Code: LA01ST

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

Mobile Reception






Wash Machine

Bed Linen Cost Incl

Heating Cost Incl

Sofa Beds 1

Single Beds 4

Double Beds 1

Showers 2

Bathrooms 2

Tumble Dryer

Sky TV





Laghead Cottage Reviews

5 star review

Thoroughly enjoyable time. Our second on the farm. We will be back
Mr Isles
2 weeks ago
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5 star review

What a lovely cottage. Well positioned and well equipped. The cake, milk, and dog biscuits are a welcome treat too. We would definitely stay there again if we wanted to return to that area for a holiday. A great way to spend my birthday week. Good neighbours too who kindly brought the bin back down the lane after the bin men had been. We could quite happily live there.
Laghead is a fantastic property and in such a wonderful location. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay!
Maria McAllister-Rees
4 weeks ago
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5 star review

It was perfect, and I would recommend. It was exactly as advertised and very clean and comfortable. The views were magnificent and to have wi-fi available was a real help to plan our days.
thanks for the nice review of the cottage.  Very pleased that you you liked it so much.
2 months ago
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4 star review

Lovely, homely cottage with fantastic views. Well fitted out.
Would have liked the heating to be turned on before our arrival, as the cottage was very cold initially.
Thanks for your nice review of Laghead Cottage, all of us at Discover Scotland like the view down the Fleet Valley as well. Apologies for the problem with the heating, we will ensure that it is checked.
Tim Long
5 months ago
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