Laghead Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms

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3 bedrooms, Internet, bed sheets
TV, fireplace
TV, fireplace
3 bedrooms, Internet, bed sheets

Overview of Laghead Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms

Entire home

Laghead Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms

4.7/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Fireplace
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMill on the Fleet10 min drive
  • Popular LocationCardoness Castle11 min drive
  • Popular LocationCally Gardens12 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Laghead Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Castle Douglas with patio and fireplace
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; 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.

The 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

Let weekly Saturday to Saturday, Short breaks may be possible at the owner's discretion, please contact us with your requirements.

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). *Cannot be combined with any other offer*
Damage Deposit: £150

Accommodation for 6 on one floor: Kitchen/Dining room with door to garden. Living room with open coal fire. 2 twin bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room. 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 * Smart TV * CD player * Mobile reception * Wifi * No Smoking * Good sized enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ * Patio and BBQ platform with fantastic panoramic views over 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 accommodation for a further 4 guests.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces. Rooms open to patios. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager




Property amenities


  • Internet access

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 22


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

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Laghead Cottage a Cottage That Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Bedrooms

About this area

Castle Douglas

This cottage is located in Castle Douglas. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mossyard Beach and Kirkandrews Bay, while Stewartry Museum and The Whitehouse Gallery are cultural highlights. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Mill on the Fleet - 10 min drive
  • Cardoness Castle - 11 min drive
  • Cally Gardens - 12 min drive
  • Mossyard Beach - 18 min drive
  • Cairn Holy Chambered Cairn - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - 119 min drive


  • Masonic Arms - 9 min drive
  • Bank of Fleet Hotel - 9 min drive
  • The Ship Inn - 10 min drive
  • Mill Cafe - 10 min drive
  • The Cocoabean Company - 16 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Laghead Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Laghead Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Laghead Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms?

Checkout is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Laghead Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms located?

Situated in Castle Douglas, this cottage is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Mill on the Fleet and within 6 miles (10 km) of Cally Gardens and Cardoness Castle. Mossyard Beach and Cairn Holy Chambered Cairn are also within 12 miles (20 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 3 reviews
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4/5 Good

Stunning views in a peaceful retreat
We had a fantastic two weeks staying in Laghead cottage. The views from the house and garden are simply stunning and we were very lucky with the weather allowing us to see for miles and sit in the evening for scenic drinks. Very quiet which suited us and a great base for exploring the area. A strenuous but rewarding cycle in the morning to get the paper in Gatehouse of Fleet (2 and a bit miles down or uphill!). The cottage is very clean and well laid out and the garden perfect for our dog who began and ended each day with patrols of ‘his’ perimeter. A very enjoyable holiday.

5/5 Excellent

Great place
Terrific location and well equipped house. Great mountain biking at Killoughtree.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful view
Cosy cottage with a wonderful view. Absolute peace and quiet.