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Guest Book for Rosebank Holiday Cottage, Port Logan

We are now booking for 2017 and 2018 holidays at Rosebank Holiday Cottage in Port Logan, South West Scotland. Our region of Dumfries and Galloway has been voted BBC Countryfile Holiday Destination of the Year 2015/16.

“Another perfect stay for us, lovely welcome pack and perfect cottage.
Thank you again Denise & Nick see you again later in the year.”

Janet and Margo with Maisie & Tobi JRT’s
Airdrie NL 3rd-7th Jan 2018

“A perfect, quiet New Year break, just what we were hoping for.
The cottage is just lovely, everything you could want / need.
Jake our dog loved the beach.
So refreshing to come somewhere dog friendly, not having to check a long list of things the dog can’t do.
Thank you Denise & Nick we had a great time.”

Rob & Elaine + Jake, Edinburgh 30th Dec – 3rd Jan 2017/18

“Christmas Hols
Cooper & Molly (cute Cavapoo’s)
+ mummy & daddy our big human brother Damien and his Fiancé Emma and Charlie (Cavalier) our older nephew who’s 7 and our human Granny.
Arrived on Saturday 23rd Dec for our 4th visit. We brought family along this time so they could see what mum & dad had been raving about.
Everyone loved the cottage and we got lots of things in the welcome pack but mummy said we couldn’t have any as doggies aren’t allowed chocolates and biscuits. We did have our sweets with us so we didn’t eat those we had left us by Denise & Nick but thank you.
“Great Holiday”. Mummy & Daddy are bringing us back in May, Yay!”.

Alex & Pam, Damien & Emma, Granny. Cooper, Molly & Charlie (the doggies).
Freckleton Preston 23rd_30th Dec 2017.

” “Weather was Terrible”
Didn’t stop us enjoying ourselves.
It was great to come back to a nice, cosy, clean well equipped cottage.
Thanks to Nick & Denise.
See you soon.”

Don, Dodie & Ellie the Shih-Tzu.
Nov 22nd – 26th 2017.

““Rosebank welcomes short fishing breaks”.
We have had a great time with our little dog and would hope to come back in the future.”

Thomas, Glenn & Tony. Workington 17th – 19th November 2017.

“We would like to thank you for a lovely stay with our little dog (Dachshund “Merlin”) & our granddaughter Ava.
We have really enjoyed our stay, & a big thank you for all the goodies you left.
Thanks again.”

Eileen, Kevin, Ava, Victoria, Oliver and Merlin the Dachshund.
4th – 11th Nov 2017.

“No husbands, no children, no grandchildren, no dogs, Perfect !”

Debs & Hilary Mold Flintshire 30th Oct – 4th Nov 2017.

“Our first time in Scotland, Quiet, Relaxed, Superb break,
Lovely cottage and fantastic location, very dog friendly.
Other than our drive up through storm Brian we have enjoyed great weather and hit the beaches all along the peninsula and up to Ayr.
Loved the Fish Pond and have met delightfully friendly people from far and wide everywhere we have been.
Thank you.”

Dave & Kellie, Faith & Ben with Diego & Dutch the Beagles. Plymouth Devon.
21st – 28th Oct 2017

“We arrived for the 3rd time in 12 months. We first came last October, then again in April and now here again.
We love the BIG garden and Mummy & Daddy love it as they know we are safe.
We love the beach as we can run on the sand and Molly can chase the birds (she loves doing that).
We’ve done all the usual stuff too with Mum & Dad.
They love bringing us here and we can’t wait till Christmas when we come back for another week.
Love Cooper & Molly (cute Cavapoo’s) XX.”

Cooper & Molly + Mummy & Daddy
Freckleton Preston England 7th-14th Oct 2017

“What a lovely cottage – Wish it was Mine !
I only had 4 days here but wish I could have had more, very cosy and extremely well equipped .
Love it..”

John Bartlett, Wellingborough 30th Sept – 4th Oct 2017

“We have had the best time here.
The cottage is spotless and better equipped than we ever expected, every wee detail is thought of.
We spent so much time on the beach and visited the fish pond, Galloway Lighthouse and many of the surrounding wee villages.
So sad to be going home but we are all looking forward to our next visit in July.
Thanks so much.”

Janet, Margo, Teigan, Ben, Aaron and Cailaen. & Tobi and Maisie the dogs.
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire 23rd – 30th Sept 2017

“Beautiful cottage, so peaceful and comfortable, Dogs loved the garden and the beach. Portpatrick and Mull of Galloway are beautiful and we love Port Logan beach.
Hopefully back next year.”

Teresa & Simon with Jack, Ruby and Tilly the Terriers,
Staffordshire, 16th – 23rd Sept 2017.

“Wonderful cottage in a wonderful location.
Lots of walks on the beach (which Beau loved ).
Fishpond & Botanical gardens are well worth the visit too !!
We will certainly be back in the near future.
Thank you.”

Emma, Rob, Richard & Beau the Border Collie
Derbyshire 9th – 16th Sept 2017.

“Enjoyed our week at Rosebank Cottage.
Spent an enjoyable few hours at Logan Gardens, must have very mild winters here for the tropical plants to grow so well, worth a visit. Enjoyed the lighthouse and surrounding cliff top walks. Lexi and Skye enjoyed running on the beach. Lovely cottage, thanks.”

Pat, Harry. Bev and Bob, Lexi and Skye Weimaraners.
2nd Sept – 9th Sept 2017

“What an amazing relaxed week we have had at Rosebank Cottage.
The weather has been lovely as well, so we have been in the garden and beach all week.
We went to the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse which was fantastic, breath taking views.
Thanks again for the very thoughtful welcome pack, it was very much appreciated after a long drive.
We will be returning to Rosebank Cottage and will be recommending this “GEM” to friends and family.
Thank you once again.”

Gemma, John, Corey & Paige and Iza the Whippet. Alloa Scotland 26th August – 2nd September 2017.

Port Logan is such a beautiful place and Rosebank Cottage is great with everything you could possibly need, a real home from home!
We particularly enjoyed the beach here in Port Logan, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and a lovely walk at the Galloway Forest Park (Glentrool)
Can’t wait to come back here again ! Many Thanks.”

Chris, Nicki, Lara, Ryan + Mylo (our crazy Springer / Cocker cross!)
Wotton-Underedge, Gloucestershire.
19th – 26th August 2017

“Denise + Nick
Thank you for a lovely stay at Rosebank. The cottage was fantastic, with everything we needed and more. The garden was fantastic for Max and Bailey. The beach great for walks and sea for a spot of fishing. It was such a relaxing holiday for all ages. We will be back! Michelle.
PS Thanks for the welcome pack.”

Glenda + Billy Jackson, Ethan + Michelle Broadbent with Max & Bailey.
12th Aug – 19th Aug 2017.

“Denise & Nick your cottage is beautiful.
We have had a fantastic two weeks.
Lovely walks on the beach, fishing & days out.
Hope to return to Rosebank in the future.”

Jackie, Jason, Miles & Gibbs (Cocker Spaniel).
29th July – 12th August. Holmfirth.

“Beautiful cottage; Beautiful location.
We have had a great week fishing + walking.
Would definitely recommend your cottage to friends – Thanks.”

Christine& Norrie (Lancaster) 22nd – 29th July 2017.

“Denise & Nick
WOW! What a wonderful place to spend our summer holidays.
The cottage is perfect and has everything you could ever need.
Zach our Lab loved the beach and the secure garden was perfect for us all.
Thanks from us all – We will be back !!”

John, Tina, Dor + Tony (Zach the choc Lab!!)
July 1st – 14th July 2017 – Nottingham.

“Beautiful Cottage in Perfect Location.
Well equipped & Spotless.
Enjoyed seeing the amazing sunsets & the pheasant that comes into the garden. Hope to come back again.
Thank you. xxx
Jack the Lab loved the garden & walks on the beach.”

Eddie & Rhoda and Jack. Livingston 24th June – 1st July 2017.

“Denise & Nick,
Just two words from us,

Claire and Jamie & our 2 dogs Rory + Henry 13th-17th June 2017 Suffolk.
And we have booked next year.

““Wow” What a truly beautiful cottage, Luxury & comfort combined.
Thoroughly enjoyed doing nothing but chilling & relaxing.
Kids and dogs loved the garden and beach.
Welcome pack was such a kind & thoughtful touch.
This is a beautiful & serene and magical place to relax & unwind.
Thoroughly enjoyed our time and can’t wait to come back again.”

Dee, Don, Caitlyn, Megan & Judith & Chris with Pedro and Kenzi the dogs.
27th May – 3rd June 2017 Co-Durham

“Denise & Nick,
Thank you again we have really enjoyed our second stay here, knew we would.
The cottage is wonderful and we feel right at home here.
It is very relaxing and we enjoy our daily walks on the beach.
We were watching some Oyster Catchers the other evening on the shore.
A wonderful stay yet again. Thank you.
PS, Thank you again for the welcome pack.”

Gareth & Trish, Yorkshire 20th – 27th May 2017.

“Beautiful cottage and lovely area. The cottage is well equipped and warm. The dogs loved the beach and the garden !! Even the weather was lovely. Many thanks for a lovely holiday.”

Enid and Mike, Rosie & Daisy Otley 13th – 20th May 2017.

“Beautiful clean cottage. Well supplied with everything required for our stay and some extras we did not expect, welcome pack most welcome, thank you. Had a fantastic sunny and dry week. Nice and quiet location. I’m sure we’ll be back.”

Gillian, Sharon and Meg the dog. Chesterfield 6th-13th May 2017.

“Thank you very much, we have enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It has everything we needed.
The weather was fantastic and we even got to sunbath in the garden, such a lovely place to spend a week.
PS, We particularly liked a drive through the #GallowayForestPark & down the #RaidersRoadGallowayforestdrive, it’s a bit further but we did see the Red Kites as well as the more usual wildlife.”

Alison, Fiona, Sorkunde, Ilona and Logie the dog. Netherlands 29th April – 6th May.

“Had a fantastic week.
The cottage is beautiful and has everything you could ever need.
Thanks very much and we may well be back.”

Graham – Carla & Cookie (the Staffie x) Derby, 22nd – 29th April 2017

“What a terrific location and truly beautiful cottage.
The dogs were particularly happy with the garden and beach.
We will certainly be back x”

Easter 2017 Chris & Dave Skipton, Ken & Gladys Dublin, and Lewis & Brodie the dogs.

“Well, what can I say, were here again, 2nd time in 6 months and have already booked for Oct 2017.
(Also now booked Christmas week 2017)
The cottage is fantastic beautifully modernised and extended and a fabulous garden for the dogs to run in. Whilst we were here they were filming for a film called “Keepers”. We did keep hanging around in the hope they may need extras, Lol.
We visited the Tigh-na Mara hotel again, this time for lunch as not too busy (lovely meal). And visited various places around the area and Stranraer.
It’s nearly time for our weeks holiday to end and we’re already looking forward to returning. Thanks for the welcome pack and mini eggs they were lovely xx”

Pam & Alex, Cooper & Molly (Cairns – Cavapoo’s) Preston 8th-15th April 2017.

“Deirdre, Lovely cottage, great area, enjoyed a variety of half-day walks and spotted lots of birds. Particularly Logan Botanic Gardens.
Gill, Glorious sunshine and spectacular sunsets for 1st couple of days, mist thereafter didn’t mind in this botanist’s paradise – cliffs rich in wild flowers, spring quill just coming out, lovely.
Alison, Excellent cottage, great walks with lots of natural history interest. Had a super break thank you”.

25th March – 1st of April.

“What a lovely cottage, so comfortable and clean & light, lovely bay. You have thought of everything anyone would want, Tia the dog loved the garden and beach. We would recommend your cottage to everyone”.

Simon, Jacqui, Jean and Lawrence & Tia the Boxer dog. 18th-25th Feb 2017

“Idyllic cottage in an idyllic area, renovated to a high standard. We had a fantastic long weekend over the New Year period. Weather cold but sunny / dry. Lovely walks nearby and the sunset is amazing. We would like to return in the summer months”.

Joy and Gordon With Ruby the Springer Spaniel. 31st Dec 2016 – 3rd Jan 2017.

“Lovely cottage, Christmas tree, treats most appreciated. Loved the outhouse ! superb for preparing & feeding dogs, allowing them to dry & generally cleaning them up. Beach perfect for early morning walks”.

Thank you. Suzanne , Jim. Pippa & Kizzie (Labs). 24th – 31st Dec 2016.

“Thank you very much had a wonderful stay, Millie & Rex thought it was great also. We have enjoyed touring the area, and we also found the Tigh Na Mara a good place to eat. Thanks to Nick & Denise you have thought of everything”.

Angie & Chris – Yvonne & John + Millie and Rex.
Anglesey North Wales.

“Cottage was perfect and the Christmas decorations & tree a lovely surprise Thank you.
My first memories of Port Logan were Sunday school trips in the seventies, if it was wet we were in the hall. I’ve loved the break and we all appreciated your wonderful cottage, Thanks again”

Elaine and Alan & Patrick (Border Terrier). 10th – 17th December 2016.

“It has been a pleasure to rediscover Bonny Dumfries and Galloway. Our first visit was in 1968 with our 3 young daughters, and again in 2007 on our 49th wedding anniversary. Our visit this week has been no less magical. We have holidayed in cottages all over the UK but Rosebank is by far the best, extended and renovated without loosing it’s charm and comfort. The welcome pack was excellent far above our expectations !
Thank you”.

Jimmy & Brenda and family. Brampton Cumbria.

“This is a beautiful holiday cottage with fabulous gardens for the dogs. The cottage has everything we could have wished for and more. Thanks very much for the welcome pack which was very much appreciated. Fabulous to just walk across the road to the beach too.
We found a lovely hotel called Tigh na Mara Hotel just 5 miles away in Sandhead (dogs allowed in bar area), meal and service was lovely. We also went into Stranraer to get shopping and cheekily went into the Royal cafe on Castle Street, and asked if we could take the dogs in and they were allowed. We have enjoyed this late break with the dogs so much we have already booked again. Thanks so much Denise & Nick”.

Alex and Pam Cairns, Cooper and Molly Freckleton, Preston 15th – 22nd October 2016.

“Fantastic cottage, it has everything we needed and more. You have it spot on – we loved the welcome pack, one less thing for us to think of ! Thank you. Ardwell gardens and Port Logan Fish Pond are must for visits, we recommend and so do the dogs !! Looking forward to coming back”.

Rachel, Keith, June – Beck & Buddy. Annan Dumfrieshire.

“Enjoyed our stay at your cottage, which was lovely beautifully clean and well appointed, hope to return”.

Sandra, John, David, Thomas and Leo (red setter), 1st-8th Oct 2016 Pershore.

“Thank you Nick & Denise for providing, “The Best Most well Appointed Holiday Cottage that we have ever stayed at”.

i, C, C ,C and baby Logan. Brackley 24th Sept – 1st Oct.

“Denise & Nick,
We have really enjoyed our week at your wonderful cottage, a real home from home.
The peace and quiet suits us well plus the wonderful beach on the door step. Look forward to our next visit, will recommend to family. The starter pack was most welcome after the long journey. Thank you again.
PS, The weather stayed perfect for us.”

Gareth & Trish, Huddersfield 17 – 24th September.

“This week has flown by, saw many lovely spots but none can match Port Logan, especially the sunsets from the beach. Your cottage is fabulous and is worth all the hard work you both put into it.
Meeting up with you again has been great,”

Betty, Geoff & Gillian Alwoodley Leeds,9th-16th Sept.

“Really enjoyed our stay at your lovely cottage.
Visited Portpatrick, had a great day. Hope to return in the future, x”

Bernice, Dave & Steven + Ozzie-Frankie-Bonnie-Mollie. Fife 5th-9th Sept

“Wow ! Lovely, Clean, Fresh cottage.
Garden perfect for Murray. Stunning views. Loved “Our Beach”. See you soon”.

Dave + Irene, Murray (Westie) Kinross 2nd-5th Sept 2016.

“Having dogs it has not always been very easy to find good holiday cottages, but over the years we have stayed in some excellent ones. However we have to say that Rosebank holiday cottage has exceeded every one. Immaculate, fabulous garden, in a stunning location, absolute peace and quiet, and outstanding comfort in a beautiful cottage.
Already looking forward to return next year.”

Anne, Paul & Jessica + Hattie, Tilly & Izzy. 30th Aug-2nd Sept 2016 Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.

“What a fabulous place for some rest in a lovely cottage. We’ve had a great week here, with a couple of lazy days doing not a lot. Everybody has commented on how nice it is here, and the dogs love the beach.
Thanks for a great break – I suspect we will return !”

Steve, Esther, Hannah, William & Emilia, plus 3 very tired Labradors! 22-29 Aug 2016 Stafford.

“A beautiful, clean, comfortable cottage in an idyllic location Denise & Nick have thought of everything you might need in accurate detail. Our stay has been FAR too short and none of us want to go home. We are certainly planning to return, hopefully next year. Our heart felt thanks for a lovely relaxing weekend x.”

Liz, Jordan and Jade & Butch the JSD. 19TH – 22nd August Selby, North Yorkshire.

“Rosebank is the perfect cottage for a relaxing break – beautifully renovated and with all the mod-cons to ensure a comfortable stay. The location is idyllic and Denise and Nick have thought of everything including many lovely touches that made this the perfect getaway from it all holiday 5***** and thank you.
Hi, thanks so much for a wonderful stay! The cottage is amazing – so well thought out and really well equipped.
Thanks you so much, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.”

Cabby, Ian, Roni & Archie. Jack & Rosie (Trail-hounds). 13th – 19th Aug, Horley nr Gatwick.

“Lovely cottage, very well equipped with everything we needed. Had a couple of lovely days although the weather was not very good. Would love to come back again when it’s a bit warmer, and will definately recommend this wee cottage. I loved the peace and quiet and the privacy.”

Tam and Linda & Blastie Ayrshire 6th – 13th August 2016

“Cottage is great ! Visit Logan Botanic – superb gardens and our 2nd trip there. Ardwell House & Gardens – hidden gem in lovely walled garden, just us and the gardener – “wonderful “! Portpatrick is great for a day trip – buy gifts from the RNLI shop. Take the ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast to see the spectacular Titanic exhibition. Stena do a day trip 11:30am back 10pm for £80.00 (family of 4). Kirkmadrine Stones is otherworldly and the ancient church is in a very peaceful spot. Otherwise just pootling on the beach and hopefully seeing spectacular sunsets like we enjoyed.”

John Ginny & 2 Girls, Leeds 30th July – 6th August

“Great Cottage, great holiday. We all loved the place. Great that you provided a “starter pack” of tea, coffee, biscuits – nice touch! We will be recommending the place.”

Clive, Andrew & Clare 23rd-30th July, Otley W/Yorkshire.

“We’ve been coming here for 4 years now and Rosebank is by far the best one we’ve been in. Very nicely done, we give it 10/10 – definately coming back. We will recommend it to all our friends.”

Tomo, Glyn, Julie and Mel 16-23 July Wigan Manchester.

“Thank you for making our experience of this beautiful side of Scotland a homely one.
You have thought of everything down to the last detail. I will be recommending your cottage.”

Michelle & Family 9th-16th July, Glasgow.

“Lovely cottage, very clean and welcoming, our boys particularly enjoyed the bunk beds! We all had a lovely time exploring the area and playing on the beach – even in the rain.”

Brian & Nicola, Daniel-Ethan-Jacob. Giffnock 1st-8th July.

“Fabulous cottage! D & N have thought of every thing. Dogs enjoyed the garden and as for the beach just across the road, Brilliant ! Had a truly wonderful stay. Many thanks.”

Steph & Trevor, Jess & Suki the Whippets. South Lakes, 27th June – 1st July.

“Lovely cottage, fantastic beach. Had a lovely relaxing time and would definately visit again. Dog friendly tea room in Portpatrick with delicious food was a bonus !”

Lorna, Sheina, Christine & Angus the dog. from East Kilbride.

“Written by visiting daughter. Came today (Thursday 23rd June) to see how Mum & Dad are doing. I must say this cottage is really lovely and Mum & Dad are very happy here – could not do anything better. Thank you very much Heather.”

Ken & Irene, Newton Stewart.

“A beautiful, well equipped, spotless, comfortable cottage! The dogs had a great time in the garden and beach. As the weather was lovely they were outside all the time we were here. We loved the fish pond and the Botanic Gardens, their cafe served lovely food. We will be back.”

Di, Andy and pets Mia and Small, Scarborough. June 2016.

“My dear friend Alison Stewart showed me her home Port Logan. I’ve had a wonderful time here. This cottage is great! I loved the gardens, especially the botanical, the fish pond and the castles nearby. Our dogs were having a super time here as well! I like to visit Port Logan again.”

Ekta, The Netherlands, June 2016.

“Rosebank has a special place in my heart since I was a wee girl and it was so lovely to come back and see the house again. It has changed completely but has been beautifully renovated. So comfortable and the little extra touches touches make it feel very special. Also a perfect place to come with dogs! I loved showing my friend this fabulous area that used to be my home. Will be back soon, I hope.”

Alison, Houten The Netherlands, June 2016.

“Beautiful cottage, the little touches were appreciated by us. Wonderful location, we have had glorious weather and have explored the area. A perfect holiday for us, we will definitely be back. Thank you.”

P, A, L, E, Leeds. May/June 2016.

“Beautiful cottage, had an amazing weekend. Everything you could wish for in a beautiful location. We all hope to return. Thank you.”

D, L, C, Preston. May 2016.

“Just back from a short stay here. I must say this is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful place and I will come back. There is an excellent attention to detail in the cottage and is exceptionally clean, modern and very peaceful.”

PW, Leicester. May 2016.

“Nice weekend break weather good, cottage beautiful, attention to detail great.Thank you xx”

F and A, Scotland. April 2016.

“Had a lovely long weekend. Beautifully presented cottage, you had thought of everything we might need. Had a great time exploring the local area and even got lucky with the weather. Thanks again.”

LM and RJ, Edinburgh. April 2016

“Beautiful home, great weather, apart from Friday (1/04/16). The weans loved the beach and had lots of fun. D tried fishing, didn’t catch anything. Hopefully we will be back sometime soon.”

F & D, D & L, S & S. Dalbeattie. March/April 2016.

“Beautiful cottage, more than we expected. Will definately come back again, we all had a brilliant fortnight.”

Mr and Mrs T, Wigan and D,E,T and O, Australia. March 2016.

“The perfect cottage for our Christmas break. Very comfortable especially with two children and two babies! We would highly recommend and certainly return if in the area.”

Christmas 2015.

“Beautifully presented cottage in a fantastic location. We would certainly like to return at some time.”

M and C, Lanarkshire. October 2015

“We’ve had a relaxing 2 weeks in this light, bright and comfortable cottage. It has everything you need and the dogs loved the big garden & the beach outside the front door. Weather has been great so we’ve managed to get out and about a lot. We’ve seen lots of wildlife including seals, deer, badgers and a red squirrel. We would love to come back some time!”

A, K, C and K, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. October 2015


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