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Reid Country Retreats, West Wing Knockbrex

West Wing, Knockbrex


The West Wing of a Grade II Listed mansion house, situated in private grounds and overlooking the Solway Coast.

Set just 200m from the shoreline, this distinctive property has ready access to a variety of coastal activities, ideal for beach holidays, watersports, coastal walks, golf, fishing and cycling.

The perfect location to experience secluded and tranquil escape in the countryside.

The recently renovated accommodation is equipped to the highest of modern standards, while retaining much of the original Victorian architectural character and charm.

The house provides a lounge with spectacular panoramic coastal sea views, a large dining hall with feature log-burning fireplace, a traditional farmhouse kitchen, 4 bedrooms including 1 king size suite with ensuite bathroom, 2 double rooms and a twin room with adult size bunkbeds and a separate daybed (suitable for children under 12), a family bathroom with bath and separate shower, a cloakroom with WC, and a separate utility room with washer/dryer.

Externally, there is a sea-view terrace, a large lawned garden with adjoining stream, a one-acre ‘walled garden’ suitable for ball sports and ample parking for several cars.

Located on the Carrick shoreline, near Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Southwest Scotland at the foot of the Fleet Forest, just off the A75.

Galloway Cycling Holidays


Welcome to the best cycling holidays in Scotland – Winner of  Visit Scotland’s Thistle Awards for Best Outdoor / Activity company 2019/2020 in the West.

We specialise in guided and self-guided cycling holidays in the South West of Scotland. We also offer bike hire of quality bicycles (hybrid, road, gravel and eBikes) for day rides. 

Explore the beauty of Galloway and our UNESCO Biosphere during a long weekend or book a longer tour. There are no set start dates. We can arrange the accommodation and will move your luggage. Come as a group, a club, a couple, or just by yourself. We customise your holidays to your fitness level and interests.

We have a large portfolio of amazing cycling routes for every type of cycling – always on beautifully quiet roads and tracks.

If you like gravel biking and off-road cycling – Galloway Forest Park is one of the best playgrounds anywhere in the world. 

Discover Galloway and the path less pedalled the sustainable way.

For more service details, inspiring routes and lovely images of Galloway head to our website: .

Barrhill Woods Bed and Breakfast


This new Bed and breakfast, located in the delightful harbour town on the River Dee, Kirkcudbright is a gem in Dumfries and Galloway, is ideal for a quiet, relaxing stay.
Do you love walking, cycling, fishing, golf, art, photography and stunning scenery?  Visiting Dumfries and Galloway, and more importantly, using Kirkcudbright as a base to explore is a great choice.   With its range of independent shops and many galleries Kirkcudbright (pronounced Kur-coo-bree) is also known as the Artists Town.
Barrhill Woods B&B is located in an elevated position above the town just beneath Barrhill Woods. There is just a short walk into the town to sample the delights it has to offer.
If wildlife, art and photography is your interest, look no further.  The woods, which are just a minute or two’s walk away, has a wildlife hide that is easy, and free, to access.  There is an abundance of birds and plenty of red squirrels, so it should be possible to take some delightful images.
Alternatively for the writers and creative types, relaxing in my B&B should inspire.
If you have mobility challenges, the access is via a ramp.  All facilities are on one level.  The private bathroom to Bedroom One has a door into the bath, a winch strap within, plus a powerful over head shower.  There is also a deployable handle by the standard height toilet.
To aid a restful nights sleep the bedding in all the rooms is luxurious Egyptian Cotton.  The location is also peaceful and quiet.
To start your day, indulge in a 5 course breakfast. With fruit juice, fresh fruit salad, cereal, yoghurt and a full cooked English or Scottish breakfast the choice is yours.
To see the full list of events that, and there are plenty, which are hosted in Kirkcudbright check out the local website
I look forward to welcoming you.

Brighouse Bay Holiday Cottages



We have three delightful self-catering cottages, Brighouse Bay Holiday Holiday Cottages, a terrace of former farm workers cottages, overlooking the unspoilt bay of Brighouse, on the north Solway shore.

All of these properties are Pet Friendly and your Pets stay for FREE




The cottages are in a peaceful rural setting 2 miles from Borgue, and a bit further from Kirkcudbright, and they have expansive views over Brighouse Bay, the rolling Galloway hills and over the Solway to the Isle of Man. There is just a total of six properties on Brighouse Bay.

Our cottages, called Cormorant (4 star), Oyster-Catcher and Sand Piper are three attractive, comfortable, self catering cottages, fully equipped to identical standards, with all the facilities required for a family holiday.


Living Room – Multi-fuel burning stove (kindling, logs and coal all included). Comfortably furnished with a sofa, two arm chairs, TV, DVD, Video, Sky free view and a CD music system.

Kitchen – Washer/dryer; Fridge/freezer; Dishwasher; Electric cooker; Microwave; Dining table and 6 chairs; also a high chair on request.

Bathroom – 3 piece white suite with shower over bath.

Upstairs – 3 bedrooms:

Master bedroom with en-suite shower room; one further double bedroom and one twin bedded room. Travel cot available on request.

Parking – to front and rear of cottages.

Pleasant enclosed garden – with seaviews, garden furniture and BBQ.

Pets – Well behaved dogs are welcome at all our properties.

check the availabilty of each of our cottages,




The bay boasts magnificent views over the Irish Sea and is surrounded by 1200 acres of great walking country. Quiet rural roads make for safe cycling, and there is a free-to-use slipway closeby if you want to bring along your dinghy. At the head of the bay there is a safe sandy beach.

A few minutes drive or cycle away from the cottages there is golf, horse-riding, an indoor swimming pool, and a restaurant. Kirkcudbright, the Artists’ town is just a few miles away via a scenic coastal drive, and a few miles beyond is Castle Douglas, renown for its high quality, locally produced food.




Senwick Hideaways

The Secret Studio

Now taking Bookings for 2021 from £122 per night 

Senwick hideaways is our latest venture on the farm and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!

Our luxury bothy,’The Secret Studio’, nestled against the beautiful bluebell wood of Senwick and set on the banks of our wee lochan. Here you can relax in the peaceful surroundings of the beautiful Galloway countryside on our traditional livestock farm and alpaca trekking centre.  Using sustainable building materials and solar powered electric we have worked with our architects to create a sustainable space which sits as one within its natural surroundings.  The studio has been designed to reflect our belief in working with nature but this does not mean that you have to compromise on the little luxuries! Curl up in from of our cosy log burner, enjoy a relaxing bath with its own private window onto the lochan or lie in our spacious custom made bed watching the stars through the secret sky light! Every detail has been thought of to make this a unique and exciting place to stay!

A bath with a view!


Unique to the area The Secret Studio includes a dedicated studio space (from which its name is derived) perfect for expression in arts, music and writing. Nearby Kirkcudbright is renowned as the ‘artists town’ what better place than this to ‘draw’ inspiration for your artistic endeavours?

Get creative in the studio space

Woodland and beach walks are but a stride away from your front door, within Senwick Wood, (walking boots recommended), hidden beaches, coves and caves are doted along our immediate coastline with hundreds more waiting to be explored along the solway coast!

Uniquely you can also join us for an alpaca trek on our farm to experience the wonder and warmth of our adorable alpacas first hand as you lead them through our beautiful countryside getting to know our curious and friendly alpacas as you go!


When the day draws to an end we experience the most glorious sunsets, followed by the inky skies located as we are, on the edge of the Dark Sky Park.

Reconnect with nature: The Secret Studio is located in a peaceful spot on the farm, a short walk away from the carpark space, you will need to bring wellies or boots and a torch for getting back after sunset!

These boots were made for walking…

Relax: The bathroom includes a flushing toilet, sink and a luxurious slipper  bath with views out to the lochan. All bed linen and towels are provided, along with blankets to snuggle into for colder days.

Switch-Off: There is NO Wi-Fi, mobile signal/4G depends on your carrier, but it is a better idea is to tell your colleagues that you are out of range and enjoy a digital detox– its good for your soul! Better than that we have is books, cards, games, and a radio to keep you entertained.

Coorie in and light the burner

Warm and Cosy: Fire up the wood burner, curl up on our lurvvve seat or get rocking on the rocker!  A basket full of logs and firelighters (for the less accomplished caveman is provided).



Cooking up a Storm: There is a small gas stove with kettle, caffetiere, expresso maker (if you need your morning shot!)  along with complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate and milk. We have a small fridge powered by our solar panels.  All the cooking utensils, pots and pans you would expect are  provided along with all dining equipment.. We are on mains water which being in Scotland is of course safe for drinking!

Cook up a storm in the kitchen

Lights Camera Action: USB charging sockets are provided that will power up any small devices that you might need via the solar panels along with low voltage lighting. If you have other essential equipment that needs charging we can arrange to do that for you off the mains supply at the farm. There are no mains plugs in the studio.

Sorry no pets as we are a working farm, please ask for details of local kennels who can accommodate your pets if needed.

Babies are welcome by arrangement and a travel cot can be provided.

Breakfast hampers, chocolate hampers, BBQ packs and a Cheese board are all available on request made up using the finest local Scottish produce, some of which were produced on the farm itself!


Please email us today to discus availability  for 2021-22.



Solway View Holidays is an award winning Eco-friendly, family run campsite located with great views over the estuary of the River Dee & into the Solway Firth. We offer an ideal destination for individuals, couples, small well behaved groups & families to enjoy a wonderful Wigwam, Camping and Caravan holiday.

Solway View Holidays is within Balmangan Farm and you can enjoy the wide open space and feel free to explore.

We welcome Campervans, Caravans, Folding Campers and Tents. All our pitches are very spacious. EHU and hard-standing is available. A picnic bench is provided on each pitch and Campfires are very much allowed and enjoyed.

We have five Wooden Wigwam Camping pods available to hire on a nightly/weekly basis. All our Wigwams sleep up to 5 people and are a great alternative to putting up a tent.  Wigwams have raised beds with very comfy mattresses, electric heating and cooking facilities. All Solway View Wigwams have an added bonus of an en-suite wc.  All our Wigwams enjoy a great sea view. They also have a picnic bench, campfire area and car parking beside them.

On site – Reception. Heated modern wc/shower facilities with disabled access. Children’s play area. Farm & Nature trails. Working farm. Dark skies. Nearby – local beaches, golf, nature, horse-riding, swimming, Cream O’Galloway, The Cocoabean Company and Wildlife Park. Town of Kirkcudbright. Lots to see & do for all ages. Solway View is not within walking distance of a pub. Site does not accept bookings for any Stag, Hen or Drinking Groups/Parties).

We will look forward to having you stay.

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