May’s Cottage ref: CC537039

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


Experience a week in May’s Cottage and you will return time and time again. This 200 year old cottage affords tantalising glimpses of the wonderful hills beyond, beckoning the holiday maker to pull on walking boots and pack a picnic! The location is perfect, quietly situated yet within easy (level) walking distance of the ’wee toon’ with its many facilities. Gatehouse of Fleet is a little gem, offering a wide range of places to eat and relax and nestled beautifully within a national scenic area with many beaches and castles to explore. It is located on Route 7 of the  National Cycle Route, providing an ideal opportunity for a family day out in the fresh air. The Galloway Hills provide seriously challenging walking and are surprisingly devoid of people.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With free view TV, DVD and feature electric fire
Kitchen: With electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, separate freezer and washing machine. Tumble dryer in garden shed. (the sunroom table can easily be moved into the kitchen)
Sun Room: With pleasant outlook to rear garden. Dining table which can easily be moved into the kitchen.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and fitted wardrobe
Bathroom: Lovely spacious bathroom with bathing area and showering area. Spacious shower cubicle with power shower, bath, WC and wash basin. Heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With two single beds and velux window with lovely views to the hills.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and velux window with lovely views to the hills.
Landing area has the staircase to the ground floor but no banister; therefore caution must be exercised.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and high chair available. Telephone - for incoming and emergency calls only.


Enclosed garden with lovely views. Garden shed for bicycle storage. On street parking.
  • Nearest town
    Gatehouse of Fleet
  • Shops
    100 Yards
  • Distance
    100 Yards
  • Restaurant
    100 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    32.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The area is also excellent for both mountain biking and fishing. The Cream of Galloway is an exciting day out for everyone with the added bonus of over 30 flavours of the most delicious ice cream to choose from.  Within very easy driving are the many interesting little towns scattered around this delightful area. The charming little fishing town of Kirkcudbright for example, with its historic High Street and strong artistic connections, officially designated as the ’Artist Town’. The ’Food Town’ of Castle Douglas is well worth a shopping trip, as is a visit to Threave Castle where visitors are invited to ring a bell for the custodian to row them across! The annual Gatehouse Gala with its Tourchlight Procession is quite a spectacle and one not to be missed. The Cally Palace is highly recommended for afternoon tea as well as a superb evening meal and the approach to the hotel is via the delightful Cally Woods where it is usually possible to catch a glimpse of a deer or red squirrel. For lovers of Bluebells, the ancient woodland at Castramont has a most beautiful carpet of flowers that will simply take your breath away. Gatehouse of Fleet has a wide range of places to eat out offering a varied cuisine. So Haste ye Back to May’s Cottage to explore even more of this region’s secret delights!

Things to do nearby

River Urr

At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.

The Machars Cycling Routes
The Machars Cycling Routes

These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

Drumlanrig Castle

Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

Loch Ken

Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

River Bladnoch and Tarf Water

Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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