"Perfect Spot for Visiting the Dumfries & Galloway Area"

Easy to find, directions straight to the door. Key safe easy to locate.  Place was welcoming.  Kitchen well-equipped. Logs for the fire. Couldn't ask for more.  Host very helpful.

Mary & Alan. Co Down, NI -  May 2024


"Another Great Stay"

This is a cosy little flat.  Weather a bit wet with high tides but we managed a few walks. Thanks Sue & Rob

Anne & Adrian. Hucknall, Nottingham -  March 2024


"Loved Our Stay Here"

Well-equipped Flat. Weather marvellous, lots to see.

Mike & Joanne. West Yorkshire -  January 2024


" Quiet Stay for Hogmanay"

 Lovely cosy property. Sue was very responsive and helpful when we had a query.  Very much looking forward to returning sometime.

Isla & Graham. Glasgow - January 2024


"Lovely Week"

Good to be back. 10,000s geese. Hope to return again.

Liz & Charles, Wainfleet All Saints - December 2023


"Thank You So Much"

What a perfect location and such a beautiful flat. We loved our stay and will definitely be back.

Zoe & Locky, Kangaroo Island, South Australia - November 2023


"Very Special To Be Back Again"

We were lucky with the weather and also photographed the Aurora Borealis from the doorstep!! Love the Barnacle Geese as always. The flat is perfect and homely. Thanks.

Heather & Les, Hartford - November 2023


"Thank You"

Cozy flat.  Everything I needed and ticked all the right boxes.  I saw eight gardens in a week, fab.

Maggie, Hungerford - October 2023


"Fabulous Area"

We had a great week.

Jack & Mary, Edinburgh - August 2023



Very comfortable stay with all the little comforts.

Douglas & Rachel, Abingdon - July 2023



The flat had everything we needed and it worked!

Alan & Elisa, Lancaster - July 2023


"Lovely Flat"

Just what we were looking for.  Beautiful area to explore.  Thank you!

Rachel & Nat, Stockport - April 2023


"Perfect Little Flat"

Good break in this lovely part of Scotland.  Thank you - we will be back again.

Ann & Adrian, Nottingham -March 2023


"Lovely Flat"

Fantastic wildlife from the window and surrounding area.

Mark & Jen, Burnley, Lancs. - Jan/Feb 2023


"Another Fab Time As Always"

We never get tired of Glencaple and surrounding area.  Happy New Year Rob and Sue.

Julie and Norman, Lancashire - Dec/Jan 2023


"Very Comfortable Week"

We hope to return one day.  Birdlife great - loved been woken by birds.

Liz and Charles, Wainfleet All Saints - December 2022


"Another great week in Glencaple"

Thanks very much Sue & Rob. Finally got to see the Ruthwell Cross and went to Dumfries House (beautiful).  Caerlaverock as stunning as ever and we were so relieved that geese numbers don't seem to badly affected this year.  Very sad to be going and hope to be back very soon.

Linda & Will, London - October 2022


"Another fabulous time."

Highlights visiting D&G were WWT, Caerlaverock Castle & red kites. Cosy cottage.

Sine & Colin, Edinburgh - October 2022

"Enjoyed our stay"

It's a cosy flat and we appreciated the little extras supplied. Lovely scenery despite the rain.

Jean and Roy, Cumbria - October 2022



Another fantastic stay!

Julie and Norman, Lancashire - September 2022


"Great place to stay"

Everything you could need, including a lovely little garden where the butterflies entertained! Lovely friendly antique shop and fantastic views/paths along the river - loved it all

Denise and Neil, Cheshire - August 2022


"Such a lovely peaceful village"

Enjoyed our week in this well equipped apartment.

Ann & Frank,  Chorley - August 2022


"Wonderful Short break in Dumfries & Galloway"

Excellent accommodation. - many thanks.

John - August 2022


"Us Again!"

Another lovely weekend - thank you.

Belinda and Tom ,  Oxford - August 2022



"Thank You for Making Us So Welcome"

This is a beautiful area to take a break. We had a lovely meal at the Nith Hotel.

Keith & Becky, Edinburgh - July 2022



"Had a Really Lovely Week"

 Cottage had everything you could want.  Could have stayed to the end of the month! Thanks.

Mairi & Kenny - Oban - June 2022


"So Happy to be Back"

This is an area that we love. Amazing view of an osprey (our first) at Threave, and also red squirrels.  Really recommend the Galloway Hoard Exhibition at Kirkcudbright. Looking forward to our October stay already!!

Linda & Will - London - May 2022


"Great Views from the Windows"

A really comfortable & cosy flat with a sense of generosity throughout. The area is stunning. Thank you.

Isobel & Bernie - Glasgow - November 2022


"The Perfect Place for Birders"

We stayed in late October and saw thousands of barnacles & pink-footed geese.....from the bedroom window! Caerlaverock WWT and Mersehead RSPB reserves were superb.  Number 3 is warm, comfortable and well-equipped.  Thank you.

Tim & Liz - Isle of Man - October 2022


"Comfort and Peace"

We spent a thoroughly enjoyable four nights at the flat and wished it could have been longer. We particularly loved the views across the estuary and being able to sit in the lovely garden each morning to eat our breakfast. (Yes, it was sunny!) The flat was clean and comfortable, it contained everything we could need for an easy stay - all the usual things but also extras such as matches, pens and notepad, pegs for the washing line, books, simple medical kit, spare toiletries. Out and about we walked along the coast to Caerlaverock Castle, then caught the bus back, had coffee at the Boathouse, explored the vintage treasure trove (shop) across the road and also went into Dumfries, then down the opposite bank of the Nith to Sweetheart Abbey. All in all a relaxing and welcome break - it is easy to see why there are so many repeat bookings in the visitors book. Thank you!
Alison S - Nr Bicester - August 2021


"Knocked Out on Arrival"

What a beautiful place! We've had a great time.  Ate at the Nith Hotel on 3 nights and it was very good.  We can recommend it from our experience.  Thank you.  It's been great.

T & E - Warrington - July 2021


"Definitely Recommend to Others"

Had a fab week in your lovely cottage.  Great area and plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.  Will definitely recommend to others.  Hopefully we will be able to return in the near future.

J & A - East Kilbride - June 2021


"Thank You so much for a Great Stay"

The Flat is a lovely place to come home to at the end of each day. So cosy and warm.  The geese and the swans are just wonderful at this time of year especially the Barnacle Geese in such large numbers.  We also saw a few Red Kite yesterday around Loch Ken and last Saturday went up Criffel with dusting of snow and ice. So overall a great week and sorry to be going home.  Could easily spend more time here.  All those Galloway Hills to do and also Greenland White Fronted  Geese to track down as we didn't mange to see those this time.  Hope to come back again one day.

J & A - Cheshire, January 2020


"A Perfect Little Flat to Get Away From It All"

This property contains everything you need.  We wanted for nothing, beautiful scenery and walks right on the doorstep.  The Nith Hotel does delicious meals and the staff and locals are really friendly when we went in for a drink.  Coming back to the log fire was a treat.  Lovely stay and I would highly recommend. 

Elena H - Galashiels, December 2019


"Christmas in Glencaple"

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  Lovely cosy flat contained everything we needed and set in a great location at Glencaple.  Close to our relatives in Dumfries and lovely scenery around Caerlaverock and surrounds.  Would definitely recommend it to any couple/single looking for accommodation just outside Dumfries.  Thanks Sue and Rob.

Barry J - Queensland, December 2019


"Had a Lovely Time"

Flat very nice.  Everything you need and very quiet.  Just what we needed.  Thanks.

Tricia and Dave  - August 2019


"Lovely Little Flat"

Lovely Flat with everything you need and very peaceful.

Patricia R - Creetown, August 2019


"Great Location Close to River Nith"

The cottage was in a great location - very peaceful with a lovely walk along the river bank (when the rain stopped!).  The Nith Hotel on the corner was great value for excellent food & the Boathouse café/restaurant across the road was lovely for a drink with great views. The cottage itself was perfect for 2 people.  There was a spacious bedroom & reasonable sized sitting room.  The unusual bathroom layout was fine & the shower was good & spacious.  The bed was very comfortable although the sofa was a little old (Ed: sofa has now been replaced).  The heating was easy to operate which we had to use as the weather wasn't great despite being August. It was easy to access using  the code provided.  Dumfries was a short drive away for shopping/supermarkets.

Andrea M - Warrington,  August 2019



"Very Cosy and Tranquil"

This is a lovely holiday Flat which has a warm and welcoming quality and beautiful surroundings.  It's also situated in an ideal place as there's plenty to do within the immediate locality, and is also within a short driving distance from the beaches and other places. 

  Anon - June 2019



"A Perfect Cottage, Brilliantly Situated"

We enjoyed a brilliant stay in this cosy flat in just the most perfect little village, everything we needed and ideally situated with good food nearby, beautiful scenery and interesting things to do whatever the weather!

Trudy D - Cambridgeshire, June 2019



"First Stop In Dumfries"

Next to the river Nith estuary. Thousands of geese. Nice boathouse cafe on the pier and the Nith Hotel for a good dinner. For a quiet cozy rural village experience.  Heartily recommend the apartment.  Thanks to our very attentive landlady.

Mike H - April 2019



"Nice Views from the Windows"

.Very warm and comfortable and well-equipped. Our main aim was to visit WWT bird reserve so seeing hundreds of wildfowl from the flat was a welcome bonus.

We intend to book this flat again.

Arthur W, January 2019



"A well-appointed, comfortable flat"

 Good view over the river and surrounding countryside.  Ideal for bird-watching, which is what we went for.  Only a short drive from Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Caerlaverock.  In all a really enjoyable week away from home.  We have booked again for next year

Patric and Ann - Dingwall, November 2018



"What a super place"

The Flat is cozy and in beautiful surroundings.  Hope to come again.

Jenny - Derbyshire, October 2018



"Lovely Place"

Really well-equipped holiday let that feels like a home. I think we will be back!
Pip and Sue - Sheffield, August 2018


"What a wonderful cottage and perfect garden!"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning soon.  Thank you. 

Liz and Mike - Corbridge, May 2018


"Peaceful location, well equipped"

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay here. The kitchen is small, but has everything you need. There's a hotel just on the corner if you want a break from cooking or just want to pop in for a drink. At the quay, which you can see from the front door, there's a new shop & cafe opening mid-April 2018. It was a bit chilly when we stayed, but there's electric radiators in the lounge & bedroom to keep you cosy. It's only the bathroom where we felt the cold even with the towel rail on [please note: towel rail is now fully functional]. The shower is huge though! Cross over the road from the flat and you can walk alongside the river. The view is lovely across to the hills on the other side. 10 mins drive away is Caerlaverock Castle and a nature reserve too for a pleasant easy walk. Drive back up the road to Dumfries to cross the river and head towards scenic Rockcliffe. There's plenty of other places to visit along the coastal road to the artists' town of Kirkcudbright (about 50mins drive).

Chris & Kat A - North Yorkshire, April 2018



"Very clean and comfortable ground floor flat"

Well equipped and good position within the village. Easy parking in front of the property. Good pub/restaurant if needed within walking distance. Lovely area to explore. Castles, NT/Heritage properties and scenic walks. Lots of information leaflets in the flat. Highly recommended.

Jill S - Shrewsbury, September 2017


"A great little secret"

We spent a comfortable week in this beautifully refurbished cottage which was well equipped and warm. We walked across to the quayside every day to see the fishermen and the bird life. The view from the door was beautiful and despite the rain we found something to do every day. The food at the Pub nearby was tasty and good value.
David K - September 2017


"Comfortable retreat"

We spent 7 nights in this apartment at Glencaple, just south of Dumfries. The apartment was very well set up and maintained. The kitchen was well appointed for cooking meals. The location is great for exploring Dumfries and Galloway and even the Scottish Borders. The owners restaurant recommendations were good. Throughout the process of booking to arriving, the owners were prompt with replies and very helpful.

Pam O - May 2017


"Brilliant base to explore the Solway"

Beautiful apartment, good value for money, everything you'd want for a comfortable holiday. Quiet, well furnished, spotless and excellent communication with owners. Great view across river from both front rooms. Great for anyone interested in bird-watching, 1500 Barnacle Geese visible from windows when we were there in February.
Mick T - February 2017



"Excellent peaceful retreat"

Very comfortable with everything you need and a great location. Would love to stay there again.
Barry C - January 2017


"A fantastic apartment"

What a lovely apartment this is. It has everything you could want and more. All the fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard and you really feel spoiled. The area is beautiful and so many places to visit in a short distance. The setting couldn't be more perfect overlooking the estuary. I must mention the Nith Hotel next door. If you don't feel like cooking you will not beat the quality of the food and service and all at a very competitive price. We were made to feel very welcome by everyone. I would highly recommend for so many reasons. As Arnie says, we will be back.

Howard S -January 2017


"Lovely Flat Lovely Location"

A really really nice property, felt spacious and had everything could possibly need during our stay. My holiday emergency bag of scissors, cloths etc didn't get even unpacked! The stove was easy to use and warmed the room up easily as did the radiators when it went chilly at night. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook and was "full size" equipment not travel sized as in many other places we've stayed. Shower hot and powerful. View out of bedroom and living room right over the river. A few minutes drive brings you to Caerlaverock nature reserve with loads of birds to see as well as walks. Dumfries only 10 minutes drive and has a variety of supermarkets plus easy access to A75 for trips further afield. Definitely a holiday cottage to visit again!

Jennifer H - January 2017




Very nice and peaceful location. Everything we needed for a short stay was there. Very convenient for exploring the area. Nice to get home from golf and have a drink in the garden.

Andy M - July 2016



"Cosy flat in a lovely location"

We were impressed with the accommodation . We stayed over Christmas and as the flat is very well equipped we found all we needed to cook our Christmas dinner! The log fire was very cosy and much appreciated. We joined folk in the village for their Carol Service on Christmas Eve and were given a warm welcome. This is a lovely area to explore and the flat has wonderful views over the Estuary. We spent an interesting day at the Wetlands Centre which has a cafe and shop. The cafe was very welcome with good hot drinks and food for a wet December day. We certainly hope to return in the spring when hopefully the weather will have improved.

Lynn C - December 2015



"Great location & accommodation - & things worked!"

I've no hesitation in recommending this apartment. It was roomy, comfortable, clean and well-equipped - what's more, all the equipment worked! The location is wonderful for bird-watching, in fact we hardly needed to go to the special bird reserves. The estuary is a constant, ever-changing delight. Shops nearby, friendly folks, and Sue was helpful and informative. We were a bit too early for the flocks of geese overhead, but there's always another time...

Alison L - September 2015



"We highly recommend this cottage!"

The flat is warm and cosy, very clean and comfortable. The position is great with lovely views across the estuary. Its really lovely to be able to walk to the shop in the morning to buy a paper and the café servers the most wonderful full Scottish breakfast we can certainly recommend it!! The owners have furnished and equipped the flat with great care and to a high standard. All the big things are done well but its the little things that count and those are too many to list. We had a wonderful few days and will certainly be returning.
Chrissy B -  March 2015



"What a wonderful place"

This cottage suited us well - a small garden with plenty of sunshine. located near the local shop and bus stop, good cycling and Dumfries a few miles away. We visited several nature and bird reserves, a number of historic sites, Dumfries town with its Burns connections.

The setting is glorious, the comfort excellent and we recommend it as a first-class base to explore an uncrowded and little-known part of the UK. We found a red squirrel a matter of feet from us in one country park, the site of the creation of the first bicycle, and the first ever savings bank.'

Andy, Croydon -  December 2014



"Pretty cottage, good location"

The Flat, Glencaple, is very attractive and comfortable. The owner has furnished it with a lot of care and attention to detail. The kitchen is small, but well laid out and very well equipped. The sunny back garden is a bonus - we ate lunch outside in the September sunshine. The location is very peaceful with lovely views over the Nith Estuary. The shop on the quay has a good stock and the staff are very helpful. We didn't try the coffee shop, but it looked nice. There seems to be a regular bus service, although we didn't use it. Can recommend this if you like walking, cycling, bird watching or just pottering about.

Julia, Oxfordshire - September 2014