Rowantree Cottage - Skyreburn, Gatehouse Of Fleet

Code: RO07ST

Holiday property description

This former gamekeeper's cottage, built in 1896, lies up a peaceful glen in the Galloway hills.  Here you are away from traffic noise and street lights, and on a clear night see the stars.

The garden is a haven for birdlife and red squirrels .  A short distance away are the many attractions of the area, with something to offer for all ages. 

The tastefully modernised cottage has been refurbished to retain its original character and features, making it a comfortable family holiday home.  It is approached from the Skyreburn road up a short  track, through the field beside the cottage to a large fenced car parking area.  The small Paradise burn is at the rear of the cottage, through a gate with a secure latch.  

The beautiful Solway coast is just under three miles away, with superb beaches for swimming and watersports, and there are many golf courses to be enjoyed.  Hill walking is on the doorstep and there are many hill lochs for fishing.  Galloway Forest Park has the well known 7 stanes Mountain bike trails at Kirroughtree and is also a designated Dark Sky Park, while nearby Laggan Outdoor has one of the longest zipwires in Europe, and Cream of Galloway, makers of delicious ice cream, have an adventure playground for all ages among its many activities.  Nearby Creetown, reached further up the Skyreburn road has the Gem Rock Museum. 

Gatehouse of Fleet, 4 miles away, Kirkcudbright, the "artists' town", and Castle Douglas have excellent pubs and cafes, and are known for their food shops and galleries.  There are also many interesting gardens and popular National Trust properties to visit. 

Good home cooking can be collected from The Scottish Pantry Catering, King Street, Castle Douglas. Both Tesco and Majestic Wines deliver to Rowantree.   

Post Code: DG7 2HG 

Let Friday - Friday. Short breaks are accepted outwith high & peak periods for either 3 nights Friday - Monday, or 4 nights Monday - Friday. 

Damage Deposit £150 


'Good weather, good location & good house!' (The Beardie Family, stayed April 2017) 

'Really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. Spectacular scenery and peaceful. Enjoyed watching the birds and red squirrels feed. Thank you' The Burrells, July 2017
'Our first visit to this really lovely cottage, and we hope not our last. Thank you for sharing Rowantreetree: it is quiet, comfortable, cosy, well equipped, clean and is a glorious location. You can see the weather coming and there was plenty of it this week! Even so, we had lovely walks, enjoyed the wildlife and didn't get wet. The birds are well-fed and, although we haven't managed to attract any squirrels to the garden, we did meet one down the road amongst the hazel bushes. We also saw goldcrests in the trees by the paradise Burn' Mr & Mrs Voremburg, Sept 2017
Accommodation for 7 on two floors: Ground floor: Kitchen/Dining room; Living room with open fire, logs and coal are provided;Twin bedroom; Bathroom with bath, over bath shower, wash basin and WC. First floor: 2 Bedrooms (1 with king size double bed and a second with a single plus full size bunk beds); Shower room with shower, wash basin, w.c.

Services: Electric heating * Spring water supply * Open fire - coal and logs provided * Bed linen & towels supplied  * Washing machine * Drier * Dishwasher * Fridge/Freezer * Electric cooker and Microwave * Phone (honesty box) and mobile reception * Digital TV * Video and DVD player * HI-FI/CD player * Wifi * Cot and High Chair* Ample parking * Garden is enclosed with stock fencing* BBQ * Maximum 2 dogs * No Smoking * Shops and eating out 5 miles *Bicycle storage*
EXTRAS: £20 per dog/week




How to find us

Rowantree Cottage
Skyreburn, Gatehouse Of Fleet
Dumfries & Galloway

Rowantree Cottage - Skyreburn, Gatehouse Of Fleet

Code: RO07ST

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 5

Double Beds 1

Showers 1

Bathrooms 2



Rowantree Cottage Reviews

5 star review

Most everything about the cottage was presented and maintained well. The location is superb.
Mr Murray
1 week ago
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4 star review

Delivered all that was expected.
Craig Borland
1 month ago
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5 star review

Knew the cottage and area and weather was kind
Mr Knowles, Stourbridge west midlands
2 months ago
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5 star review

Es passte alles . Haus, Housekeeper, Umgebung
2 months ago
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5 star review

Beautiful clean house in a brilliant location. Well furnished and plenty of equipment. Great bathrooms with strong water pressure for great showers.
Mrs James
5 months ago
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5 star review

Clean and comfortable cottage, pleasantly situated .Had all the things one needs for a self catering holiday. Loved the quiet situation of it, and the views from the grounds. Great to see the pair of red squirrels on the feeders every day.
norman cass
5 months ago
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5 star review

peaceful quiet lovey area friendly locals
Mrs Sayers
9 months ago
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