The Edinburgh AddressWhere to stay It would have been perfect if we could have spent a few more days to explore more of the surrounding areas. Such a idyllic place! But lucky you can spend your next holiday in one of our three picturesque cottages. The Boutique Fleet Cottage Sleeps 4 | 2 Bathrooms Downstairs is a large kitchen, a shower room and a sitting room so comfortable you'll never want to leave. A wood burning stove will keep you toasty, movies, books and games to keep everyone else busy and you can have time to yourself. The Charming Fleet Cottage Sleeps 4 | 2 Bathrooms Living here is like coming home, decorated in soft blues and green, The Charming Fleet Cottage is located nearby the Galloway Forest Park and is dog friendly! There is always something to do here, whatever the weather. The Petite Fleet Cottage Sleeps 2 | 1 Bathroom Cosy up on the sofa with the comfort of a log fire or walk out in to the garden and enjoy the night sky of the Dark Skies Park. Wake up to the birds, roam the woods with the dog, enjoy the sunsets over the bay. What to see and do This was our most favorite places after our day in Gatehouse of Fleet. The Lowlands of Scotland have so much to offer and it's less of a tourist attraction than the Highlands. Gatehouse of Fleet This adorable town was created by the Murray family in the 17th century but did not attract tradesmen until the 1785, when tanneries and mills began to populate the area. During this period Gatehouse of Fleet became a cotton spinning town on the banks of the Fleet, with its very own port! Today, the industrial town is an attractive rural and petite village with one main high street, local art shops, cafes, pubs, a beautiful mill & visitor centre and ruins of a castle (with stunning views from the top!). The Mill on the Fleet A beautiful spot to sit and take in the peacefulness of the place. The former textile mill is now a lovely visitor centre, with an interesting museum and bookshop/gift shop, both giving the impression that time has stopped, making them more fascinating. The history of the town is made much more interesting with scale models of Gatehouse of Fleet and the staff is really helpful! Upstairs, the bookshop is feels more like a magic maze, with books everywhere! Some books look very old and it makes the experience fun, as you wander between beautiful old covers. On the right there is a nice gift shop with many quirky and local items. Cardoness Castle After a restful night's sleep in the stunning Boutique Fleet Cottage, we took the opportunity to discover a little more. Cardoness Castle was our first major stop of the day and the view did not disappoint. The hills rise on each side of the valley and until we were there, it was hard to believe how flat the land was leading out to the water of the Solway and its beaches. Walking around the Castle made me wonder what life had been like for the many families who had occupied the land. The cottage below was full of information and facts and the Castle itself had information about each area displayed. Slow living This area is definitely impressive and I was surprised with how much it has to offer. It lures you into a different pace, as you slow down, wander around and discover so many beautiful places, from hidden gardens to nearby old and forgotten castles. ∴
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This area is definitely impressive and I was surprised with how much it has to offer.

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Where to stay

It would have been perfect if we could have spent a few more days to explore more of the surrounding areas. Such a idyllic place! But lucky you can spend your next holiday in one of our three picturesque cottages.

The Boutique Fleet Cottage
Sleeps 4 | 2 Bathrooms

Downstairs is a large kitchen, a shower room and a sitting room so comfortable you'll never want to leave. A wood burning stove will keep you toasty, movies, books and games to keep everyone else busy and you can have time to yourself.

The Charming Fleet Cottage
Sleeps 4 | 2 Bathrooms

Living here is like coming home, decorated in soft blues and green, The Charming Fleet Cottage is located nearby the Galloway Forest Park and is dog friendly! There is always something to do here, whatever the weather.

The Petite Fleet Cottage

Sleeps 2 | 1 Bathroom

Cosy up on the sofa with the comfort of a log fire or walk out in to the garden and enjoy the night sky of the Dark Skies Park. Wake up to the birds, roam the woods with the dog, enjoy the sunsets over the bay. 


What to see and do

This was our most favorite places after our day in Gatehouse of Fleet. The Lowlands of Scotland have so much to offer and it's less of a tourist attraction than the Highlands. 

Gatehouse of Fleet

This adorable town was created by the Murray family in the 17th century but did not attract tradesmen until the 1785, when tanneries and mills began to populate the area. During this period Gatehouse of Fleet became a cotton spinning town on the banks of the Fleet, with its very own port! 

Today, the industrial town is an attractive rural and petite village with one main high street, local art shops, cafes, pubs, a beautiful mill & visitor centre and ruins of a castle (with stunning views from the top!).

The Mill on the Fleet

A beautiful spot to sit and take in the peacefulness of the place. The former textile mill is now a lovely visitor centre, with an interesting museum and bookshop/gift shop, both giving the impression that time has stopped, making them more fascinating. The history of the town is made much more interesting with scale models of Gatehouse of Fleet and the staff is really helpful!

Upstairs, the bookshop is feels more like a magic maze, with books everywhere! Some books look very old and it makes the experience fun, as you wander between beautiful old covers. On the right there is a nice gift shop with many quirky and local items.

Cardoness Castle

After a restful night's sleep in the stunning Boutique Fleet Cottage, we took the opportunity to discover a little more.

Cardoness Castle was our first major stop of the day and the view did not disappoint. The hills rise on each side of the valley and until we were there, it was hard to believe how flat the land was leading out to the water of the Solway and its beaches. Walking around the Castle made me wonder what life had been like for the many families who had occupied the land. The cottage below was full of information and facts and the Castle itself had information about each area displayed.

Slow living

This area is definitely impressive and I was surprised with how much it has to offer. It lures you into a different pace, as you slow down, wander around and discover so many beautiful places, from hidden gardens to nearby old and forgotten castles.

Fleet Cottage
Gatehouse of Fleet