These are the reviews from the visitors book.  Further reviews can be seen on Tripadvisor and Airbnb.


Stunning.  What more is there to say, will be back, love it – 19 Dec 15.


David & Kathleen were wonderful hosts, they couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome and went out of their way to accommodate our needs.  The house is beautiful and comfortable far exceeding our expectations.  The house is well equipped for a family holiday and state of the art facilities, high quality furnishings, note the […]

David & Family

We stayed at Shorepark for New Year 2015 and what a stay it was.  We were welcomed to the cottage by David & Kathleen so warmly.  The cottage is immaculate and we found no fault at all.  We arrived in the dark so the spectacular view was waiting for us next morning.  David & Kathleen […]


What a fabulous house!!  We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, your house is beautiful and full of hidden gems.  I enjoyed the peaceful, stunning view at breakfast and am delighted we are coming back at Easter. What a lovely surprise to arrive in the dark to a warm welcome from Kathleen, the fire on, the […]

The Highlands

Fantastic stay here at Shorepark.  The house is absolutely amazing!  We enjoyed the under-floor heating, the well resourced kitchen, the beautiful bathrooms and the cosy bedrooms.  The woodturner was a welcome addition as was the incredible view across the River Nith.  Thank you for a lovely stay! – 28 Mar 16

Glasgow, Carlise, Guilford

Absolutely love this place, after a day mountain biking it is an absolute haven to retreat too.  Thank you so much – 3 April 16.

The Highlands

What a beautiful house!  Immaculate house, with luxurious bathrooms and kitchen, and also gorgeous decor!  The view is to die for, so glad we found it!  We will definitely recommend!!   Thank you x – 7 April 16.


Thank you so much for having us at your wonderful home!  We’ve had such an amazing weekend!  The house is beautiful and so wonderfully decorated and comfortable!  I don’t think we’ll ever forget the beautiful view (we’ve got enough photos to remind us!)  You were excellent hosts and answered all our quests and provided lots […]


The warmest of welcomes to a most beautiful cottage.  I can’t imagine a more idillic location to relax and unwind.  I had high hopes for Shorepark, from the website, however the reality has blown them away, ‘Simply Stunning’, thank to you both – 24 Apr 16.


It was a wonderful experience!  The real place to have a holiday.  The view is breathtaking.  You were an incredible host.  I highly recommend Shorepark. Rating Five Stars! five out of five – 27 Apr 16.


Lovely break in fantastic accommodation.  Everything has been thought of down to the last detail with welcoming touches.  That you for sharing your home, we will definitely be back!  Only complaint we had to leave! – 29 Apr 16


We stayed here for two nights and would have loved to stay longer.  Kathleen and David were superb hosts and made us feel welcome from the first minute.  Our son enjoyed the garden and loved the tulips especially.  Thank you for having us! – 4 May 16.


Anything after this place, will be second best.  Beautiful view, accommodation nd nice owners! Bev.  Absolutely beautiful views of the river and so peaceful! – 9 May 16.


A great place to stay, wonderful hosts, impeccable accommodation, lovely peaceful views.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  Thank you – 19 May 16.


It’s already been said – great welcome, great toiletries, great view and great holiday and so much to see with in 20 miles.  Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – 27 May 16.


A lovely place to stay with amazing views.  The weather was superb so we really enjoyed the garden in the sunshine.  Thank you – 30 May 16.


Can’t say enough for this lovely place you have lovingly beautifully made available for other to enjoy!  Thanks so much Dave & Kathleen.  Oh and a special thanks for the super birthday party you held for Elvira.  God bless – 6 Mar 16.

Massachusetts USA

A lovely wonderful spot – wish I had asked my  dad all about Scotland where he grew up before going to America! but alas that time has gone.  I thank you for all – birthday party – music and all!  My feet liked dancing to my Highland Fling! Elvira age 102 – 7 Mar 16.

Massachusetts USA

So enjoyed our stay and your home and hospitality!  Everything was clean, comfortable and pristine.  You thought of eery detail to make our stay comfortable and went beyond!  The birthday cake, friends that came and played music will be in our memories for ever!  Best reviews! Kathleen, beautifully appointment! – 3 Jun 16.

Massachusetts USA

Very nice ticked all he squares.  Nice in every way.  Love Angus (94 years old) – 5 Jun 16.


Beautiful house a very warm welcome from David and Kathleen.  We have had a lovely weekend at the cottage and the views are spectacular.  We are going to recommend this place to family and friends and we will be returning to the place again.  Thank you so much for a lovely time 5 Jun 16.


We had arrived to the cottage very late at night due to travel delays, as was got there David and Kathleen were still very welcoming and kind despite the fact we kept them waiting all evening.  When we woke in the morning the view was absolutely breathtaking and I instantly fell in love with Scotland!. […]


Enjoyed our stay once again in this area.  A nice cottage with wonderful views of the river – 18 Jun 16.


Had a wonderful time in this beautiful home with such a lovely view of the river Nith.  Our 3 year old loved her special chair and the fact that there was Netflix!.  We hope to come back and stay sometime again when we make our pilgrimage to the homeland …. 1 Jul 16.

San Francisco USA

Wonderful place to stay, fantastic cottage with amazing views!  We all enjoyed a lovely relaxing holiday with everything we needed so comfortable and finishing touches like pictures and interior design make it stunning.  Hope you do not decide to retire he too soon as we would love to come back.  Thank you x..  P.S. The […]

Carluke & Edinburgh

A little luxury in a lovely location.  We had a great time and are sad to leave  – 9 Jul 16.


Thank you for allowing us to have a relaxing time in you beautiful cottage.  We will miss the views – just stunning and always changing – you have something that money can’t buy.  Your interior design skills match the exterior designs.  The abundance the creator singing through both – 14 Jul 16.

Manchester & Ballymena

.Beautiful location and house.  Luxury away from home, everything you could ever need.  Stunning views and made great by the amazing windows.  You had done a great job of the renovations!.  Enjoyed our relaxing weekend perfect for our family.  Thank you Kath & Dave xoxo – 17 Jul 16


A canny weekend, fantastic just as everyone else says.  Thanks Kath & Dave xxx – 16 Jul 16.


A beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the world.  Gorgeous sunsets every night, luxury accommodation,  couldn’t ask for anything else.  A very special holiday.  Thank you Dave & Kath 19 Jul 16.


Wow, sounded great from the Trip Advisor reviews and did not disappoint.  The view is stunning and it’s beautiful to watch it change during dusk.  The facilities within the cottage are fantastic and allowed for a great weekend away from home.  Within easy reach we found some fantastic days out for the kid ( Cocoabean […]


Beautiful house and in a fab area!  We had a lovely time and felt so welcomed by Dave & Kathleen.  Thank you! – 29 Jul 16.

Whitley Bay

Beautiful house, immaculately presented and very well thought through layout.  Fantastic views and great hosts.  even the weather was good!  what more would you want?  Superb stay.  Looking forward to the next visit!  Thanks very much for a great visit Dave.  Best wishes – 9 Aug 16.


Contemporary but comfortable, spotlessly clean and great to have some fizz in the fridge on arrival!!  We’ve had a great stay and hope to return to let those views sink in!! thanks 10 Aug 16.


What a beautiful cottage and location to stay.  We have really enjoyed the views and tranquility here it was an extra bonus to be able to travel to so many different places from here 19 Aug 16.


This has by far been the most sensational place I have ever stayed!  David & Kathleen you are wonderful hosts.  I hope to see you and the property again one day! – 20 Aug 16.


We love this beautiful cottage and enjoyed watching the hill o the horizon appear and disappear as the water changed!  We enjoyed the cycling and dinner at the Nith Hotel.  Your “gin party” was great – it was nice to meet some lovely people and try out some new gins 22 Aug 17.


Very clean cottage, luxury.  Everything was provided, lovely people.  Will definitely be coming and staying here again.  Thank you 26 Aug 16.


Had a lovely 3 night stay here at Shorepark!  The house itself is beautifully appointed and kept wonderfully well.  Will never tire ofd the stunning view greeting us each morning and the perfect peace when sat in the lovely garden.  Perfect location, enjoyed exploring the local area and lovely base to return back to.  Would […]

Buckshaw Village

Cottage absolutely lovely and the areas is wonderful.  Could not have been better.  Property had everything we needed.  Hope to stay again. Thanks – 28 Aug 16.


Wonderful place to stay.  Great views.  Great owners.  Will most defo be coming back.  10 out of 10! – 29 Aug 16.


Perfect getaway, all mod-cons i the perfect setting.  Hopefully we’ll be back soon, maybe with some good friends next time 25 Sep 16.

Fife & Cumbria

Like a Boutique Hotel meets state of the art, most gorgeous, comfortable home!!  you couldn’t put a price what that view and tranquillity do for your wellbeing!!.  Well done David & Kathleen for this stunning home and thank you for letting us stay – don’t retire jus yet to allow us to return!!  Prosecco greatly […]


Great Cottage, all mod cons you could want.  View from the living room is most spectacular.  Feels a little as if you are living inside an art exhibit, all very pretty, minimalistic,…. 7 Oct 16.

Frankfurt, Germany

Fab facilities.  Really enjoyed our short stay here.  Many thanks – 9 Oct 16.


What an amazing cottage!  We couldn’t have been more happy – everything from the stunning views to the gorgeous house.  Above and beyond the call of duty, Dave and Kathleen were fantastic hosts.  We would recommend Shorepark to all.  Thank you so much 14 Oct 16.


Beautiful Cottage with stunning views – we could stare out the window all day!  Very relaxing few days away – Thank you! – 21 Oct 16.


A lovely cottage to stay in.  The accommodation was impeccable, the views were very relaxing, a very peaceful retreat, and very good hosts.  We look forward to coming back.  Thank you 26 Oct 16.


Lovely cottage and incredible views.  We have been as in home!  Thank you very much! – 31 Oct 16.


What a lovely cottage, and the views make it extra special.  We’ve really enjoyed our stay, the underfloor heating was very exciting and every detail has been thought out.  Thank you very much,, we’ve been recommending it to everyone! – 5 Nov 16.


A beautiful space to share time with family.  Relaxed, a Burn’s fans dream come true as the trail is a quick drive from here!  Bird watchers haven.  Lots of happy memories made here!  Thank you! – 14 Nov 16.

Fife, Largs, Glasgow

Another great stay in this beautifully clean house – oh & thats for the Prosecco, always a welcome surprise after a long journey!  We’ve stayed for work and pleasure and visited Caerlaverock Castle (well worth it) and Nature Reserve/Wetlands Centre. Views over River Nith are great and will climb Criffel one day;  great location for […]


We were warmly welcomed by David to this beautiful house, very comfortable with all mod cons!  Beautiful setting, loved watching the wildlife.  thank you.  Five Stars xxxxx – 19 Nov 16.


A very warm welcome from David & Kathy which was really appreciated.  Beautiful cottage, beautiful views.  A lovely place to return to after a hard days sight seeing and shopping!  Very relaxing.  Will recommend the cottage to everyone and will definitely stay here again 24 Nov 16.


This wonderful environment gives a sense of calm and serenity, the perfect antidote to the hustle of urban life.  Wide, ever shifting skies and flowing water to gaze over restore the spirit and soothe the mind. Indoors is a perfect mirror to reflect the peace, and a lesson in the fashion of modernity and rural […]


We had a truly wonderful experience at Shorepark.  David made us feel very welcome upon arrival, and gave us all the information she could possibly ask for.  The house has amazing views, and offers the perfect blend between a homely feel and advanced technologies.  We will definitely be returning and have already recommend this to […]


What a wonderful Christmas at your beautiful cottage, everything has been perfect from our hosts to the fab techno, to the log fires, thank you so much new friends! – 26 Dec 16.

Debbie & Family

Words just can’t explain how peaceful and perfect our stay has been.  Hosts with the most is jut not enough – your both just lovely and your have a beautiful home were lucky that you are kind enough to share with us all.  Just can’t wait to return – with a bottle of gin to […]


Beautiful house and view – even managed to see a couple of otters!!  Really enjoyed ourselves.  Thanks – 10 Feb 17.


The cottage has been a wonderful base to relax, watch the geese flying down the river at dusk with a glass of Prosecco on the patio/decking – all wrapped up of course.  I can think of nothing  better, than to retreat inside once my glass is empty and the light fading to enjoy the wood […]


Lovely peaceful house with amazing views, perfectly managed and fully equipped, would recommend and would like to visit again.  Thanks – 23 Feb 17.


Wow!!  What an awesome house.  The view from the window is amazing.  Love the attention to detail and decor, all equipped with home comforts.  This was an ideal location to get away and relax for a few days.  We would recommend this house 100% and would love to return for a longer stay next time. […]


The cottage is wonderful, fabulous views and even the wet weather could not dampen our spirits!  Many thanks – 19 Mar 17.


Immaculate cottage with stunning outlook, David & Kathleen were very welcoming.  Lots of hi-tech facilities including underfloor heating – 4 Apr 17.

East Kilbride, Balloch and Glasgow

Fantabulous!  Wow! Awesome!  We can go on but no words can do justice to the wonderful experience we had.  From the jaw dropping view to the immaculately thoughtful interventions made sure we leave the place with a heavy heart.  Alas, all good things must come to an end.  Thank you David & Kathy – 8 […]


We had a wonderful stay!  The cottage is incredible and the views were beautiful.  Its such a peaceful location and we’d love to come back again in the near future.  I loved the garden and the stepping stones were fun to play on.  It is great for star gazing out of the big windows and […]


This was our second visit to this beautiful house and we’ll definitely be back again.  We’ve all had a lovely time, the view is stunning and the house very well equipped.  Thank you 30 Apr 17.


We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful accommodation.  The location and brilliant sunshine were the icing on the cake.  David and Kathleen provide top class amenities and the cottage is immaculate, a testament to their skill and style.  Absolutely perfect place to stay.  Many thanks – 2 May 17.


We enjoyed our first visit so much we are back again already.  Once again a warm welcome from David and super weather – a bonus.  Cannot fault the accommodation, obviously, and discovering lots of interesting new places in the area daily.  Not enough time to enjoy it all.  Such a comfortable and peaceful place to […]


Beautiful house – beautifully finished.  Lovely views.  Sad it has to come to an end – 14 May 17.


Nicola organised our stay for my birthday recently to get away, just us girls!!  The we arrived we were welcomed by the owners who were very friendly and made us feel at home.  The house is amazing and has everything you could need & more.  The view is stunning!!!  It was magical to wake up […]


Beautiful!,  We’ve been here for 4 days mountain hiking and the place is perfect to rest at the end of the day.  For two of us it was the first visit to Scotland and definitely will not be the last, and perhaps we stay in the house again.  Compliments.  See you again! – 5 Jun […]

The Netherlands

Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay.  The house is beautiful.  We all loved looking out of the window to see what we could see.  It is so comfortable and well equipped.  The Techno- showers were amazing!  We had a great time and thank you for the fizzy 12 Jun 17.


What a lovely well appointed home you have.   We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and spent a lot of time stairing out of your front window and enjoying your patio.  We loved and would be thrilled to stay here again.  Thank you for sharing your lovely home.  Loved your suggestions concerning the local pub and […]

Colorado and Toronto

Another fantastic stay here made to feel very welcome by David & Kathleen.  Look forward to our next visit – 17 Apr 17.

The Wirral

All previous visitors have probably said it all.  The cottage is superb, well equipped and in a great location, with brilliant views.  We will be back – 19 Jun 17.

Sheffield and Northampton

Thank you so much for the wonderful days we could spend in your beautiful house.  We are so impressed of the interiors with all the lovely details.  You made us feel welcome, and we are sure to come back sometime – 23 Jun 17.

Germany and London

Wow!  We’ve decided to write a list of all the things that we’ve discovered and loved. The view, how the towels are folded on the bed, the art work, the secret plugs, the partition walls that go into the wall, the underfloor heating, the extractor light, the Prosecco in the fridge, the sky light, the […]

Stafford and Leeds

SUPERB! – 30 Jun 17.


Stunning house, stunning location and lovely hosts – exactly what we needed!  would definitely come back and recommend to friends.  Thank you so much for having us! – 4 Jul 17.

London, Aberdeen and Glasgow

We loved this beautiful house, and especially the view.  Enjoyed visiting the Castle and following up family history in Dumfries.  Kathleen and David are great hosts – thanks !!!  Our only regret is that this house is a very long way from home, so were are unlikely to return. We loved the speech of Scottish […]


We came for 2 nights to accompany our son and his partner while they went to a wedding dance.  But we liked this house so much, we stayed for an extra 3 nights.  Lucky it was available!  Having a very relaxing time watching the tide going in and out and watching the birds.  We really […]


What a house, I know how hard it is to fit to such perfection.  It’s done with lot of taste and sense of house arrangement.  The view is wonderful and very well exploited and over the top the sunset are so nice.  Thank you for that great moment.  Hope we will come back again.  Best […]


In the area for a quick weekend break.  Great house.  David sent details of special events in the ware which all the kids loved.  House is perfection and beautifully spec’d throughout.  We loved it – kids spent loads of time at the window (when not on Netflix) Thanks we hope to be back sometime soon […]


Wow!  From the moment we stepped into your home we felt welcome and ws blown away by what became our TV ill the view, breathtaking.  The attention to detail within your home was fantastic, from comfortable seating to the brill shower’s, well the list goes on – the books in the hall, the Broon’s books […]

Cleethorpe’s and Bradford

What a beautiful house!  After 3 nights we still can’t get over the new.  It’s so peaceful and everything is so tastefully done.  We spent a wonderful weekend eating, drinking, laughing and exploring the area.  We’d love to return one day – 7 Aug 17.

Glasgow, Irvine and London

We’ve had a wonderful stay spending time together in this pristine cottage.  Enjoyed the splendid view from the fabulous window – rain or shine!  Lots of places to visit, thank you for the visitors guide Broughton House and gardens were delightful.  Great food at the local hotel.  Thank you – 13 Aug 17.


Fab house, beds are so comfy and everything is so clean!  Lots of room for us all.  Great that there’s TVs and particular Netflix in each room.  The view is amazing and well be sure to put a fab review on Tripadvisor – 15 Aug 17.


Wow! Wow! Wow!  Amazing house, brilliant shower and brilliant attention to detail throughout!! love it!!  would definitely stay again x – 16 Aug 17.


Beautiful house with a beautiful location!  Dave and Kathleen were fantastic hosts and should be very proud fo the interior design in Shorepark.  We loved every minute of being here and will be sure to return very soon xoxo – 17 Aug 17.

St Albans and Hatfield

Thanks for a lovely stay – could watch the river all day – 21 Aug 17.


Its name bad.  Excellent.  Love the view – 23 Aug 17.

Aberdeenshire and Stokenchurch

We’ll where do I start ……  We have fallen in love with Shorepark!  The hosts are so lovely and really go the extra mile.  Offering myself and my girls lifts as my husband was using our car as he was her eon business, myself and the girls didn’t even need to leave the cottage we […]


Beautiful house in a wonderful location, the standard of the accommodation is a very high standard.  The hosts are very friendly and helpful.  we had a very relaxing weekend and chilled around the house garden and surrounding area  Many thanks to David and Kathleen for allowing us to stay at shore park.  we will be […]


We had a wonderful time.  You have done an amazing job renovating this cottage, which has a very luxurious feel.  The views are also stunning.  we enjoyed a bit of bird watching and trying to identify all the different species.  This whole area is a beautiful part of the world.  There is so much to […]

South Tyneside

Friendly welcome from David, was a great start to our 3 night stay.  first impression was “what a fantastic cottage with spectacular views”.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our break and will certainly be back if David will have us (especially for a Gin night).  Thank you for having us and allowing us the pleasure of […]


Once again we made an excellent choice by spending my birthday week in the 5 star accommodation at Shorepark.  Many, many thanks to Kathleen and Dave for the extra special welcome on my birthday  Your card and treats were much appreciated and made an excellent start to another wonderful visit.  We came especially to res […]


What a wonderful house!  We’ve had a fabulous time celebrating mums 60th birthday in this beautiful setting.  The card, wine and cake you had for mums arrival was such a lovely and personal thing to do.  We cannot find any faults at all and would highly recommend the place.  We’re even in talks to organise […]


We have had a wonderful and very comfortable stay here is Dumfries.  This is a great cottage in a location that makes the whole of Dumfries & Galloway accessible.  We particularly enjoyed the recommended Eskrigg Reserve for some great views of Red Squirels.  Also love Castle Kennedy and Caerlaverock WWT.  Also enjoyed the lounge window […]


A fantastic home in an exceptional location.  It is not just the comfortable, modern, tasteful furnishings of Shorepark Cottage that makes it stand out, but the attention to the fine details of our hosts to enhance the experience of our stay in Caerlaverock.  We have enjoyed our bird watching.  I am confident that we will […]


What else can you say.  House is wonderful and a credit to David and Kathleen.  Thoroughly enjoyed our mini break despite the weather.  Chilled out in such pleasant surroundings.  We have decided reluctantly to tell our friends and relations and let them into this secret paradise! – 15 Oct 17.

Edinburgh, Livingston and Bangkok

Absolutely stunning home, very tasteful and to a very high standard.  We had a wonderful short stay and enjoyed the stunning views.  Very thoughtful and welcoming hosts – we wanted for nothing.  Thanks for letting us enjoy your wonderful home 19 Oct 17.


Outstanding holiday home – David & Kathleen have done a superb job with the decor & interior design – making the cottage a real home from home.  We wanted for nothing and the bottle of Prosecco in the fridge was a wonderful gesture.  We absolutely will visit again and cannot recommend Shorepark  highly enough – […]


We had a LOVELY time here!!  It is a beautiful spot to put a beautiful holiday cottage, and eery minute was enjoyable!  Our particular favourite thing about this place was the huge window, that let us see the amazing sight of all the geese!  Many nights we watched them fly back home for the night […]


What an amazing house in an amazing location – it really is stunning we have had a fantastic long weekend here enjoying some local walks and beautiful sunsets.  we hope to visit again and will definitely recommend it to others.  Thank you! – 30 Oct 17.

Sheffield, Coventry and Colwyn Bay

Beautiful house, beautiful view, beautiful weather!, have done some wonderful waling and totally relaxed.  Thank you – 5 Nov 17.


Our second but not our last visit to this lovely cottage in a beautiful setting.  David is a welcoming host who has thought of everything to make your stay memorable.  Looking forward to our next visit – 19 Nov 17.


fantastic cottage with exceptional views!  Otter, geese, swans (whooper), peregrine, sparrow hawk, goo sander, goldeneye, lapwing, curlew, redsawk, dunlin, oystercatcher …… and many any more! (roe deer).  Accommodation is outstanding with everything we could ever need.  Looking forward to a return visit already! – 27 Nov 17.

Timperley and Ramsbottom

Beautiful wee cottage.  Made a real difference coming back to a nice place after work during the week we spent in Dumfries.  Brilliant showers & under floor heating was a treat during our very cold week!  Comfortable beds and excellent addition of Netflix in every room.  Many thanks to our wary hosts.  We will certainly […]


It is a very good house and the view is spectacular throughout the whole day!!!  It is a very quiet and peaceful area (location).  The kitchen is also awesome and also the bedrooms.  Kathleen and David made us feel welcome and we hope we will come back next time we visit Scotland – 21 Dec […]

Sydney Australia

Thank you so much for the lovely stay.  We had a lovely Christmas and the cottage and helpful host all added to a lovely family time.  All the very best for 2018 and onwards! – 27 Dec 17.

Annan, Wales and Dumfries

Lovely welcome and a lovely cottage.  We had an amazing time.  Stunning house with amazing views.  Thank you.  Beautiful place and home.  Amazing view.  Great time had by all – thank you! – 5 Jan 18.f


Another dimension to our stay with just the 3 of us so very relaxing after a hectic Christmas season.  A brilliant stay again.  We will be back! – 8 Jan 18.


Beautiful cottage and beautiful views.  Lovely time had by all of us – thank you 15 Jan 18.


Beautiful neat and tidy.  Thank you for sharing  – 15 Jan 18.


Thank you for hosting us.  What an amazing place.  fantastic place, amazing, new, everything was tidy and great.  Couldn’t ask for more!  I loved the views, astonishing! very soothing.  Tidy, modern and well-equipped.  Lovely hosts.  We felt very well looked after. – 11 Mar 18.


Thanks again for the customary excellent hospitality.  Lovely to have an early break and enjoyable as ever.  See you in May, when we plan to revisit the Gin Distillery at Dalton and the Caven’s Arms 23 Mar 18.


We hae had a lovely break.  The cottage is beautiful but most importantly very comfortable with everything we could possibly need.  We were very lucky with the sunny weather which meant we were able to fully appreciate the amazing views.  We hope to return soon.  Thank you – 25 Mar 18.


Thank you so much for a lovely Easter weekend.  We have had such a lovely time.  The cottage is comfortable and homely and the views are just incredible.  We will definitely be back again very soon 2 Apr 18.

Gateshead and Burnopfield

Thanks for a great stay.  We enjoyed visiting the Wetlands Trust (WWT), and climbing Criffel, though we all fell in the bog at some point!.  Most importantly, we enjoyed bird watching through the front window – this is a great location for nature. You should definitely add bird watching and the estuary as a key […]

London and Brighton

Idyllic!  What a stunning cottage in such a beautiful peaceful location.  The cottage is fitted out to the highest standard – the hosts should be very proud of their hard work.  Every little detail has been thought of.  Watching the river and all the birds from the window is so relaxing.  Thank you so much, […]


A birthday cake and card on arrival was a great start to a lovely weekend.  Beautiful accommodation and stunning view.  A little break we won’t forget.  Hope to return one day.  thank you for the perfect hospitality – 22 Apr 18.


Once again a fabulous weekend in a fabulous setting.  The cottage is outstanding and we would highly recommend it to all.  We will be back.  Thank you Kathleen and David.  The Gals x – 29 April 18.

The Girls – Falkirk

Stunning location, stunning cottage.  All the little extra touches make it so special.  David & Kathleen looked after us so well.  Loved it.  We will be back –  7 May 18.


We have had at the most magical & relaxing few days at Shorepark!  We all fell in love with this house, the view & the area.  Some very happy memories to take away:- Riding in Dave’s open top car, exploring Caerlaverock Castle, Sandcastles at Sandyhills, following the purple trail at Mabie Forest!  We had a […]


We had a lovely time there xxx.  – 2 June 2018

Sarah & Family

Beautiful Home and View!  Enjoyed every minute of our stay.  So relaxing and peaceful.  Thank you for taking such good care of us and the bottle of Prosecco – much appreciated!!  We look forward to our next visit !! – 22 May 2018


Our 5th visit and glorious sunshine every time!  So much opportunity to relax in the garden here or elsewhere, like the gin distillery at Dalton, refreshing drinks and complimentary tapas in their sunny garden, served by the friendly family firm.  The newly renovated Boathouse here in Glencaple is a good addition Glencaple’s lovely location on […]


What a lovely place to relax, take in the views and catch up with friends and family.  The weather has been absolutely fabulous – summer has arrived at long last – lets hope it continues!!  We have visited some beautiful places and gardens – lots more to see so no doubt we’ll be back at […]

Dundee, Staffordshire & Cheshire

Stunning house with amazing views.  Had an amazing weekend away.  Can’t wait to come back next year – 18 Jun 18.


4 Nights in an amazing sanctuary.  Discovering the area for the first time we were all excited.  Highlights:- mussels at the Steamboat Inn, Raiders Road in Galloway Forrest Park with picnic at The Otter Pool, Tea & Scones at The Smithy in New Galloway, Kirkcudbright to view “The Monarch of the Glen” painting on display, […]

York & Edinburgh

Lovely, homely cottage, amazing views + surroundings.  Dave very friendly + welcoming. Will be sure to recommend to friends + family – 24 Jun 18


Immaculately presented holiday home with stunning views of Criffel, the River and beyond.  Almost too neat for a 3 year old and 18 month toddler, but worth the extra care.  The garden was a godsend in 30+ degrees.  Dave & Kath were very attentive hosts and added to a memorable stay – 29 Jun 18


OMG – what a stunning house – stunning view.  Our stay was just amazing and so was the weather.  Everything in the house is first class – SUPERB.  Would advise anyone to come here & stay.  Dave & Cath were lovely and so helpful it may be a family holiday, a girls diet weekend or […]


Perfect place to stay – attending family wedding – long weekend.  Great views – perfect house/home – including the TVs in all rooms!.  I am sure we will return when visiting family again – July 18


A beautifully presented cottage, with amazing views.  A perfect base to explore the area and to enjoy the sunshine in the garden – 13 Jul 18


Had a lovely time here at this amazing cottage, will certainly come back again!!- 16 Jul 18


We had an amazing time at the cottage.  The location is beautiful and the house is beautiful as well.  Thanks so much!  We will keep this place in mind when we’re next in the area! – 27 Jul 18


A great place to stay, so calming and what a view.  Really relaxing and fascinating watching the tide and the bird’s.  Love to come back one day.  Many Thanks – 30 Jul 18


Lovely warm welcome from Kathleen.  House is amazing, located in a beautiful setting.  We had a lovely time – 3 Aug 18


Amazing cottage with a perfect location  You did a great job with this house.  We really enjoyed our say.  Thank you very much! – 8 Aug 18


Breathtaking view, beautiful decor and great information especially about the ‘Bore’ and Nithraid!  A blissful four days.  The Durham contingent will be back; a bit trick for the others!  Heartfelt thanks from us all!  p.s. cake and Prosecco were such appreciated!! .. A lovely touch – 12 Aug 18

USA, West Indies, UK

Beautiful stunning comfortable, relaxing.  Everything we could ever want from an all to short stay.  The best we have ever had!! – 14 Aug 18


Hi!  We had a great time staying in here.  Though it was just a night it was a peaceful sleep.  The view is amazing and wanted to stay here more.  Thank you for giving us such a wonderful place to stay.  It is clean, calm and relaxing. – 1 Aug 18


A beautiful, relaxing home from home, stunning views made our family break extra special.  Thankyou, nobody wanted to leave! – 20 Aug 18

West Yorkshire

Lovely place, had a lovely few days catching up with our old haunts.  Thank you  – 23 Aug 18

Halifax & Milton of Campsie

Wow. Just Wow.  Shorepark is a hidden gem and we’re so glad we found it.  No expense has been spared in making this vivacious cottage a home away from home.  From the obvious cleanliness to the minute details fire, the box of kids games, its clear to see that a lot of love and are […]


Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in your lovely house.  Toured around – very pleasant.  I will not forget my stay in the beautiful home with the million dollar view – 12 Sep 18

Hamilton, Ontario Canada

Much and many thanks to Dave and Kathleen for the thoughtfulness put into the staging of their property.  Was the narrow thin line between chic boutique and homely.  Fixtures and fittings, personal touches, intelligent design, all blend with attention to detail and natural beauty.  If I were staying within drivable range again, this is where […]

Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire

Another fabulous weekend at this fantastic cottage.  Great to have this cottage, location and views for a perfect relaxing break.  Thanks again to David & Kathleen for allowing us to stay once more.  Here’s to next year – 17 Sep 18

Stenhousemuir, Falkirk

Stunning views.  Stunning Accommodation.  Very relaxing.  Finished to very high spec. Shame about the weather so didn’t enjoy the garden but a good time was had by all.  Thank you.  Hope to be back – 19 Sep 18


A big thank you for wonderful hospitality as ever, and special thanks for the treats for my birthday – the 2nd one I have spend in this lovely cottage in this excellent location.  We have enjoyed the new Boathouse Bistro and Hetland Hall and we finally tried the Swan which is “honest” pub food, like […]


Beautiful bungalow with stunning views, ideal for a mid journey break back to midlands.  Pub food very good, especially sunny lunch.  Thanks for the Prosecco! – 30 Sep 18


Dave and Kathleen have been wonderful hosts, meeting us on arrival to provide a guided tour of the property.  They were also able to explain many issues relevant to the house itself and the surrounding area. The property is quite exceptional and has been refurbished to the highest of standards.  So much so we almost […]


Our 2nd visit to Shorepark Cottage, this time with the parents, and once again astounded by the view from the lounge.  The cottage is beautifully appointed down to the smallest detail.  Loved the addition of the binoculars! Despite two small people having around the cottage it feels so peaceful.  The parents have loved their 1st […]


What a weekend!  Thank you for letting us stay in your fabulous cottage.  We have enjoyed the cosy fires.  The outstanding view and a lot of home comforts.  Thanks for the Presence for Mum & Dad’s Anniversary they really appreciated it.  All the acoustics in here are amazing for a wee sing sing! x  25 […]


You can set your clock by the geese between 7.30 – 8.30 am and 4.30 and 5.30 pm.   Birds seen – Barnacle Geese, Cormorant, Heron, Lapwing, Resdhank, Goosander, Red Breasted Merganser, Egnet, Oyster Catcher, Wigean Mallard, Black Headed Gull, Herring, Gull Common Gull, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Greenshank, Bean Goose, Seal […]


Thank you for an outstanding stay in your stunning house.  The view is absolutely breathtaking – and the abundance of wildlife from the window, is super -geese, gulls, heron, curlew etc.  But besides the surroundings the house itself is so well finished and caters to all our needs – and more !!  WE all enjoyed […]


Came here to photograph the geese as a birthday treat ( a big thank you to David & Kathleen, the owners for the surprise cake and bottle of bubbly!) Tens of thousands of geese, mostly barnacle but also pink footed and hybrid snow goose.  Plenty of other waders and wildfowl too! Such a wonderfully clean […]


This is our third visit and we will be back for a fourth.  That should say it all.  Great cottage, fabulous views and friendly hosts.  See you again xxxxx – 12 Nov 2018


Fantastic cottage with the most amazing views/sunsets.  Birds seen from the cottage:-  Whooper Sean, Barnacle Goose (10k+!), Pink-Footed Go0se, Goldeneye, Goosander, Merganser, Teal, Widgeon, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Merlin, Buzzard, Hen Harrier, Reed Bunting, Twlte, Dunnock and more.  Cant wait to come back! 19 Nov 18


Stunning cottage, wonderful scenery.  Had a brilliant stay.  Have got lots of photographs to show friends to promote this lovely part of the world – 23 Nov 18

Angus, Leeds

We have had a wonderful stay in this gorgeous cottage.  It’s been comfortable.  Everything has been renovated and finished to a high standard.  The underfloor heating is great.  I’ve grown up seeing the beautiful view of the Nith, when visiting grandparents as a child, but it’s been lovely to be closer to it and elevated. […]


We have had a wonderful time in your beautiful house.  Stunning decor and fantastic views! Our meal at the Boathouse was gorgeous on our first night – fab food and service.  We definitely would recommend this place and hope to return again.  Thank you ! – 30 Dec 2018


We have had an amazing time staying in this beautiful cottage.  For some this was a first visit to the cottage and it exceeded all of our expectation.  From the underfloor heating to the chocolates on the Christmas tree it truly felt like a home away from home.  We have enjoyed the WWT Nature Reserve, […]


What a fabulous way to celebrate a special birthday!!  Very chilled in wonderful facilities – we were all very cosy, especially with the wood burner burning away!  The view is spectacular and ever changing, we loved our lazy days watching the tide coming and going.  One of the nicest cottages any of us have ever […]

Ayr, Prestwick

Stunning house with everything you need.  Fantastic view, would highly recommend and definitely return.  Had a lovely dinner at the Nith Hotel which is reasonably priced.  Thanks for a lovely restful stay – 3 Mar 2019


It is difficult to find enough superlatives to describe our stay at Shorepark!  Dave, you were of immense help even before we arrived and we were all blown away upon our first step inside your beautifully renovated cottage.  Your attention to detail is incredible and mum particularly appreciated the shopping being unpacked upon arrival! Dave […]

Fife, Edinburgh

A beautiful well equipped cottage with everything you need.  The kitchen, the equipment and the arrangement of crockery, glasses etc appreciated.  Thank you for organising wonderful weather! The view is stunning.  46 species of birds spotted, some at the hides we visited.  We would recommend this property to friends and may come back.  – 29 […]


Wow!!  What an amazing p lace.  Dave & Kath are amazing hosts rich from the start.  The house was/is fantastic with everything you could want and more.  We have had a fantastic time at Shorepark.  Had a lovely meal along at the Nith Hotel and would recommend it.  Thanks for allowing us to have a […]

Cumbuslang, Milngavie, Stranraer

Arriving at Shorepark seeking a peaceful few days away from Glasgow, and that is exactly what we got.   Highlights of our stay included having Netflix in every room, a gorgeous garden to relax in, plenty of space to chill out and witnessing the river bore of the Nith.  We have had an amazing stay […]

Glasgow, Antrim, Helsinki, Peak District

Un seul requet!  ne pas rester plus longtemps!  Postage rapide mains au contenu H greable – 13 April 2019

Lille, France

This is a truly fantastic holiday rental.  Probably the best we have ever stayed in.  The views are stunning and the easter weekend weather has just made our stay perfect.  Leaving tomorrow morning feels very chilled and relaxed and to be honest haven’t seen much of the area as we have all just wanted to […]

Blyth, Stevenage

Dave & Kathleen, Wow! What a beautiful place to stay during our vacation in Scotland and the UK.  The view is really stunning.  We had a great time in your cottage.  This was our first time in Scotland but definitely not our last.  What a beautiful country.  Great Nature & Historical monuments.  The children had […]

Neerkant, The Netherlands

Thank you for a lovely stay in your wonderful house.  The views are breathtaking, and the area is so beautiful and charming.  We were visiting for a family wedding, which was great fun and an enjoyable occasion for all – getting introduced to a real Scottish Ceiligh!  We would love to visit again to have […]


What an amazing cottage so beautiful, with an awesome view.  We spent amino hours just gazing out of the window.  We just needed a telescope to help us identify the wildlife.  Not sure if we could work one anyway.  This is the finest place we have stayed in.  We would love to return again.  During […]


Absolutely blown away by the views and the accommodation is spectacular and impeccable!!  So modern and quirky!!  Our family had a lovely time and would certainly return.  Our boys had an amazing time exploring the area, especially the river area – 19 May 19


A beautifully appointed cottage with stunning views forever changing!  Amazing!! – 19 May 19


Came to attend Scottish Ukulele Festival.  What a lovely place to stay, loved the view and all the facilities.  Thank you – 23 May 19


Despite an unlucky change from our customary lovely weather here it is a pleasure to write tin this new book that we have once again enjoyed a most relaxing stay at Shorpark.  We have been very warm and comfortable.  We went to New Lanark sightseeing – very impressed by the splendid buildings there after 200 […]


Wow!  What an exceptional cottage.  Breathtaking views every hour.  The speed of the tide is amazing.  We did not tire of looking out of the window and mum fell asleep on the window seat.  All rooms decorated beautifully and the underfloor heating was a treat!  We did have to turn it off a few times […]


It’s an easy calculation Your beautiful snuggly house is 2 good 2 be 4 gotten 11 Jun 19    


Lovely views, beautiful time spent together.  Great walks near by.  We enjoyed ourselves a lot!, Great memories made.  Thank you xx 11 Jun 19


Had a fantastic time at your beautiful cottage, the view is stunning watching the tide flow in and out is amazing.  Loved the little touches you provided in the gorgeous bathroom.  Could not fault anything the decor is perfect.  The outside space is very relaxing in the lovely garden.  Would definitely recommend a stay here! […]

Port Glasgow

We are simply in love with your cottage:  it is e n better than we had seen on the internet! So many details…. children loved all the games and we found happiness just looking outside the lounge window and enjoying the breathtaking views. We would definitely like to come back and we will recommend it […]

Seville, Spain

Just a beautiful spot – nw we’ve found it we will definitely be back for longer! – 16 Jul 19

Antrim, Northern Ireland

Our holidays in Scotland led us to Fort William, Oban and the Isle of Arran.  We walked in the highlands and took trips to the shores of the Hebrides and to the Isles. This beautiful location, Shorepark, is our last stop before returning home by ferry from Newcastle.  We are “overwhelmed”:  the high technical standard, […]

Hamburg, Germany

Thanks for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage again – really appreciate the products in the bathroom & Prosecco!….. and the peace! Finally got to enjoy garden on our last day – but every day a beautiful one here…. keep letting us come David & Kathleen !!.  Thanks & Thanks & Thanks Again xxxx […]


  28 Jul 19


Wow!  What an amazing house!  Definitely the most immaculate we’ve ever stayed in – so luxurious but cosy at the same time.  There is everything you would ever need here and the spectacular view makes it even more special.  We have only spent a few days here but we’d love to come back for longer. […]


Wonderful House, Wonderful Views – had a lovely time.  The house was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.  The views are stunning and I could spend forever looking at them – 27 Jul 19


Such a beautiful house where we have enjoyed spending time with the family.  It has been lovely to enjoy a lazy morning enjoying the view and watching the wildlife.  We all agree that we could spend all day looking at the view.  Thank you for all the wee extras including the shampoo and milk – […]


Only one complaint……. We couldn’t stay longer!  Everything was perfect.  A lot of thought has gone into making the cottage a great place to stay.  Loved the view from the lounge.  A very comfortable stay – 1 Aug 19


We have had a wonderful time in your beautiful cottage.  Stunning decor and fantastic views.  Thank You 7 Aug 19

Groningen, The Netherlands

We have had a lovely time in Dumfries & Galloway and all the surrounding places and activities.  The cottage is a fantastic place to stay and very comfortable.  The village of Glencaple is a little gem and we have had a very warm welcome from everyone we have come across.  The views from the cottage […]

Abergele, Wales

Such a shame we are not staying longer as stated in other reviews!!  What a wonderful cottage with amazing views.  The Netflix went down amazingly with 3 teenagers and us oldies.  Fabulous attention to detail…. We will be back!! next year hopefully – 17 Aug 19

Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire

Thank you so much for a fabulous couple of days!  Your cottage is absolutely beautiful with every detail thought of!  Stunning views and beautifully kept.  The kids enjoyed the games and we all loved sitting and watching the view!  Hoping to be back again!  Many thanks – 23 Aug 19


We were up for our friends wedding and were so struck by the warmth of the people around here – including you David!  You have done an incredible job of the property and your attention to detail is extraordinary. Than you for being so welcoming and considerate.  We’ll be up again the the future.  Best […]


We have had a lovely couple of days here!  Your cottage is absolutely beautiful a lovely clean and modern feel to the place.  The view is unbelievable – so tranquil and relaxing, not to mention the views and greenery around the town.  A lovely few days off.  Many thanks – 28 Aug 19


A lovely cottage with excellent fittings.  Very comfortable.  Had a good time catching up with friends.  Beautiful scenery looking from the Picture Window – 29 Aug 19