Searching for a holiday cottage in Gatehouse of Fleet? This welcoming village could be ideal for your self-catering break in Dumfries and Galloway. Nestled by trees and hills and with a river running through it, this is a scenic place to enjoy a stay in a holiday home. The village is known for the hotel where Robert Burns wrote one of his famous poems. On days out head out to Galloway Forest Park for woodland walks and more and for shopping, restaurants and bars, Dumfries is around 30 miles away.
What Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway offers for Self-Catering Holidays
Gatehouse of Fleet is located in rural Dumfriesshire, also known as Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. This small picturesque village is located not far from the Galloway Forest Park and very near to the Glengap and Laurieston Forest. Attractive features of the village include the many white washed cottages set against a backdrop of a hilly landscape and the interesting historical gatehouse. Enjoy browsing for country cottages and self catering cottages in and near the Gatehouse of Fleet.
The Fleet Valley has been officially declared a National Scenic Area in Scotland, an accolade very similar to the English system of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the Fleet Valley whilst on a cottage holiday here. The valley is known for its varied landscape of coast, farmlands, woodlands and for its rich wildlife. There are plenty of opportunities for walking along the forestry and hill trails. There are a number of sandy beaches around the estuary of the River Fleet, where you can do some paddling or simply soak up the scenery and take it easy if you prefer. Beaches include Mossyard Shore, Cardoness Shore, Sandgreen Bay and Carrick Bay.
Cardoness Castle is on the outskirts of the Gatehouse of Fleet and is a historical tower with six storeys which dates back to the 15th century and from which there are wonderful views down over Fleet Bay. Another nearby site of historical interest is Trusty’s Hill, a hillfort near the Gatehouse of Fleet. We trust that you have found the above information of interest and hope you find the right self catering accommodation in or near Gatehouse of Fleet to meet your needs.
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