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The Shieling with free WiFi is your ideal choice for a quality pet friendly self-catering holiday accommodation for two near Kirkcudbright, Galloway

 

 

The Shieling @ Trostrie Cottage

Whatever holiday you are planning, The Shieling apartment @ Trostrie Cottage, will provide the perfect home from home with our self-catering accommodation. Whether you are seeking a relaxing break away from the stresses of city life (but free WiFi is available) or looking to enjoy some of the many exhilarating activities on your doorstep. Parts of the apartment date back to the mid 1700’s. The unique and special experiences on offer here in Galloway can be sampled almost from the doorstep.The Shieling offers you the perfect location, surrounded by stunning scenery, for a Scottish holiday.

Prices start at £290 per week in the low season and rise to £450 in the high season for 2016. We also offer short breaks during the low season. More details on prices and availability.

Dumfries & Galloway has been voted BBC Countryfile Holiday Destination of the year 2015/16

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    Welcome to Scotland

 

The Shieling Apartment at Trostrie Cottage enjoys an amazing panoramic views of Screel and Bengairn, which 'goes on forever' across the Solway Hills to the North Cumbrian fells peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra. Frequent visitors to the apartment’s grounds are deer and red kites, and a golden eagle has been an occasional visitor.

Whilst being set in a tranquil secluded location, midst rolling farmland, the village of Twynholm and the artist’s harbour town of Kirkcudbright are only a few minutes drive away. Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455, it is known as The Artist's Town and has attracted painters for generations due to the scenic landscape and the exceptional quality of light. This makes it an ideal central base from which to explore all the delights of Dumfries & Galloway, which includes the Galloway Forest Park. At three hundred square miles is a mixture of lochs, moorland, hills and a habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The forest provides an opportunity for everyone whatever age. Mile after mile of forest walks, horse riding, fishing, world class mountain biking at one of the 7Stanes venues and an opportunity to view one of the wonders of the world; the night sky.

The area offers appeal for all the senses - the feel and sound of waves on our beautiful coastline; first class restaurants and local food producers; stunning landscapes and the sight and sounds of wildlife and birds as you escape the normal hustle and bustle of life.

Not quite what you are looking for, or week already booked? Why not look at our other property just 38 miles down the road The Spinney Cottage at Garlieston. Both properties are being marketed as part of Galloway Getaways.

 

Recent relevant extracts from comments in the Shieling Visitors Book

  • Second time here but now with new owners. Lovely place and joy to come back...Agree with all that has gone before. Hope to be back again P H & P Sept-2016
  • It was lovely to receive a cheery welcome from Pauline with the key to the cottage after a long wet drive.. We found the cottage warm quiet well-equipped and spacious and Myrtle (dog) didn't take long to settle despite a long drive especially when she spotted a bunny out of the living room window! .... An added bonus was being here during the KCB festival - We atteneded two parades with a fun atmosphere. E & M Aug-2016
  • Really comfy and homely cottage. Views are amazing and seeing a deer was great although I almost ran it over. Weather fantastic...Cottage has everything you need for a quiet relaxing holiday in a lovely area B & W Aug-2016
  • Had a lovely time in Dumfries & Galloway. Beautiful Countryside interesting pleasant towns and a wonderful place to here to come home to. We found the cottage comfortable and very well equipped - really excellent. Thank you for the welocme shortbread and wine, providing such a lovely cottage and the fantastic views of the garden and beyond G & M Aug-2016
  • Had a lovely week touring this part of the country...Cottage everything you could want. A & A Aug-2016
  • We really enjoyed our stay in its lovely peaceful setting. Particularly seeing the deer and red kites at close range. Tim and Pauline are the perfect hosts with the cottage being furnished to a very high standard and spotlessly clean....Will come back again J & C July-2016
  • A lovely warm welcome from both Pauline and her husband. The Shieling was everything and more than we'd hoped for. Beautiful area and so peaceful to sit and enjoy the glorious weather we had. C July-2016
  • Thank you for the warm welcome to a comfortable cottage where you have thought of everything..We have enjoyed exploring this area of Scotland & have enjoyed seeing the rabbits and even the red deer in your garden as well as the birds S & J July-2016
  • We have had a lovely holiday in your lovely cottage. Very well equipped - you have thought of everything - and lovely and cosy too. Thank you for your hospitality. It was great to sit and chat. Wishing you all the best with your gardening! H & M June-2016
  • We had a lovely stay again. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. But Ive never met such a greedy lot of birds - we bought 2 lots of bird food in the time we were here! Wonderful weather - We spent very little time in the cottage. Thanks a lot S & M June-2016
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    • The cottage was lovely and I appreciated the shortbread. It was lovely getting away from everything and saw some stunning views. Thank you Pauline & Tim for being so helpful. J May-2016
    • Great to be back. To return with a piece of shortbread and glass of wine on the first evening..lovely. A very good week A & G May-2016
    • Thank you P & T for everything...Providing a very pretty cosy and comfy cottage taht we loved staying in. We wish you both many long and happy years in your special place and shall remember you from our travels. G & G (Australia) May-2016
    • We had a great Bank Holiday weekend in this lovely home. Wonderful views. It was cloudy but we made most of it and travelled around this beautiful area. Thanks for letting us stay here. L &: P May-2016
    • If I could pick anywhere to have my home I would put it right here. Loads of visitors every day, dear, birds, rabbits, pheasant, kites aplenty. Views to die for, a unique beautiful place. Had best holiday ever and will definitely be back. Thank you for letting us come and share your bit of paradise. We have loved every single minute J & J April-2016
    • ..Lovely space to come home to. Thank you Pauline & Tim. An emotional time and a fantastice space to chill & recharge. C & R Apil-2016
    • A very very very relaxing 5 days away from the hustle & bustle of town work and general day to day stuff. This cottage ticked all the boxes for us - Quiet, secluded and fantastic scenery and not to mention the lovely deer that walk past the window. Our first impressions when we walked in the door were WOW it felt like home from home with everything you need to hand - Pauline & Tim you have thought of everything and I mean everything. Your shortbread biscuits were amazing and such a lovely touch as was the lovely bottle of wine not forgetting the lovely daffodils - We would recommend this little hide away to our family and friends. You have done yorselves proud and we will definately be back..We are taking a very contented doggy back home Thank-you Pauline & Tim God bless & see you soon G & T Mar-2016;
    • A wonderful week spent at The Shieling. It has been an ideal base - warm and comfortable with marvellous views and big sky. Majority of our outings have been to RSPB reserves and WWT sites. We have seen numerous specieis of birds including Whooper Swans, Baracle geese in their thousands and Pink Footed geese. The deer visiitng most mornings has been a delight as has the pheasant under the bird feeder. Many thanks to Pauline & Tim - P & E Mar-2016
    • Lovely area and lovely cottage. P & B Feb-2016
    • Had a great time despite the weather and a car failure. Seen lots of red kites, buzzard, red squirels, deer and ducks. Lovely warm cosy cottage & great hosts. Thanks for everything I & T Jan-2016
    • A lovely stay in this cosy comfortable and warm cottage. Thanks for the wine and delicious shortbread J & A Oct-2015
    • A fantastic week in a very Sunny Scotland only rain on day of departure. Have enjoyed many forest walks and paddling at the beach with our now very tired dog (Think he needs a holiday to recover). Thank you Pauline & Tim for sharing your little home from home with us and as always your hospitality is second to none. Im sure we will be back next year hope you will have us Many thanks God Bless P & A Sept-2015
    • Had a wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings. Cottage cosy, warm and comfortable. Weather has been brilliant sun every day (Don't get that in Sheffield) Thank you, will definitely visit Scotland again. C & S Aug-2015
    • Thank you for providing such a comfortable and well equipped cottage-style base-ideal for relaxing in such quiet, natural and beautiful surroundings and so convenient for exploring in all directions an area that was new to us. We've enjoyed watching the bird life....Sadly the week has gone all too quickly but the best part of that is there's plenty more places and things to see and do left for another time. C & M Aug-2015
    • Enjoyable week in peaceful surroundings. Lovely views and we only got wet once. Many thanks for being the perfect hosts. A & J Aug-2015
    • A marvellous time in this beautiful part of the country. Pauline & Tim are the perfect hosts, everything you could want has been catered for in this wonderful cottage. Can't wait to come back again. The most restful and peaceful holiday we've had in a long time. Thank you so much J & D July-2015
    • Tis nearly the end of our brilliant weeks break.. You are all part of what its all about. Thank you all very much for looking after us, a beautiful place to be part of for such a short time. We are all hoping to see you again soon. Thank you. R, J & J July-2015
    • A gem of a cottage in a really beautiful location - big skies, forest walks and unspoilt beaches. Arrived worn out and tired - going home rested, relaxed and refreshed. Thanks for sharing this lovely haven with us. G & J July-2015
    • A fabulous week. A perfect base for exploring Dumfries & Galloway. Arriving to a bottle of wine and delicious shortbread- what a treat....Lovely cosy and well equipped cottage. Thank you G & G & O July-2015
    • Had an excellent couple of weeks, great hospitality from the owners. We did a few local activites whilst we were here some we would recommend are; Riding School Kite; Feeding Station; Hawk Walk. C P & B June-2015
    • Thank you for another holiday in your lovely Shieling and making us welcome. We enjoyed our walk up Screel and our evening meal in the local pub to follow. M & S May-2015
    • We have enjoyed our stay here and look forward to returning. The views are wonderful even on a dull day and the cottage cosy and welcoming after a day out exploring. Many thanks to Tim and Pauline for all the thoughful touches G & A May-2015
    • This is a lovely cottage to relax in, the scenery is stunning. Just what you need to recharge yourselves. Pauline and Tim are lovely people and have made the cottage cosy and welcoming. M & G May-2015
    • Had a pleasant short break. Stars beautiful and early sun made it difficult to move from the garden, T & H April-2015
    • ..Thanks for the hospitality, had a much needed relaxing break and luckily the weather was good also. B April-2015
    • Our third visit to the cottage and we enjoyed it just as much as before. Everything we could think of to bring with us (hot water bottles, aprons, torch, books) were already provided. We love this area and the weather and wildlife didn't let us down. Thank you for your warm welcome. P & S April-2015
    • What a special week – a holiday of beautiful skies, sunrises & sunsets, cycling, walking & a lovely time to relax in your brill warm cottage to read paint, draw sew talk, & pray . Just fantastic .. D & G – Dec 2014
    • We have had a nice week here in spite of the weather. The cottage is lovely and peaceful it's the first time we have hired a cottage and hope it hasn't set our expectations to high for the future. Thank you for your welcome of wine & shortbread. It was much appreciated. We found the cottage very comfortable and warm, and I think our little dog bonnie also enjoyed herself D & S – Nov 2014
    • A very enjoyable week. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed cycling the quiet lanes around the cottage, the views and all the bird life Thanks Tim & Pauline for your kind welcome L & P Oct-2014
    • Lovely quiet & restful holiday despite the weather. Kind welcome, well equipped cottage, warm & cosy. Have enjoyed familiar places & discovering new ones. People are so friendly around here. J & A Oct-2014
    • Thank you for a lovely cottage. Your welcome of sweat-peas, shortbread and wine was much appreciated. We have enjoyed the peace and beauty J & G Oct-2014
    • Thanks to our wonderful hosts, for all your kindness. Wonderful views, great shortbread J & M Sept-2014
    • We found this by accident and glad we did! A slice of heaven! Fabulous hosts that can't do enough for you. Lovely cottage, amazing views. An awe inspiring breath taking sky at night... Galloway forest is amazing too. We'll be back soon Many Thanks B & J Sept-2014
    • We found Trostrie Shieling to be a most welcoming & comfortable cottage in a delightful setting. Pauline & Tim have thought of everything to make a stay here happy. We have particularly enjoyed exploring Galloway Forest Park with our 2 Labradors. Lovely weather has added to our the pleasure of our stay in this ideal cottage. G & C Sept-2014
    • Delightful stay, to arrive to a bottle of wine and homemade shortbread was the icing on the cake of this charmingly situated cottage. Helped by the most glorious week of weather when the thermometer never dropped below 14. Being able to eat breakfast and dinner outside was a September treat. The Dumfries and Galloway book of walks was a welcome addition to the cottage. A super “autumn” break. J & R Sept-2014
    • Thank you for your kind hospitality. We had an amazing week – Lovely walks, Kirkcudbright Tattoo. Wonderful wildlife, a sky full of red kites, but above all a lovely cosy cottage where we felt at home. Hope to make a return visit and would not hestitate to recommend you to friends and family F & C Aug-2014
    • We had a great week in this lovely cosy cottage. Stunning views made for a relaxing stay. Also enjoyed visiting local attractions would recommend. Shortbread was very tasty J & J Aug-2014
    • We had a lovely week here at the Cottage. Seen different types of wildlife. Visited some stunning castles, beaches and country walks. Our dog Skye had a great time walking, will defo come back S & P Aug-2014

 

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