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Cree Valley Lodges and Stables


Cree Valley Lodges and Stables

Tucked away in an unbeatable location i Dumfries and Galloway, these 2 gorgeous properties are just waiting to be enjoyed you and your family. With stunning design and modern luxury, you’re sure to enjoy these breathtaking holiday homes, which includes ample space for all your living needs. 

Erected at the beginning of 2020 along side an American Barn type livery accommodation for horses.

Cree Lodge is a two bedroom,two bathroom lodge with fully equipped kitchen for all your needs.

BBQ, hot tub and decking area.

Willow Lodge is also a two bedroom and bathroom lodge and is classed as an accessible property with ramp, walk in shower,wider doorways and hall.

Decking area and BBQ available.

Both lodges are fully equipped with laundry facilities, hair dryers, highchair and a shower seat if required.

Towels and bedding are include.Free Wi fi.

Pets are also very welcome,but must be kept on leads at all times.Lodges are in a secured fence so child friendly with supervision.

Cairnsmore Cottages

Situated on the edge of the Cairnsmore National Nature Reserve, at the foot of Galloway’s second highest Peak, Cairnsmore of Fleet, these cottages offer a fabulous and peaceful location in which to relax and explore this beautiful, peaceful, and often forgotten, corner of Scotland.

Located on a private Estate near Newton Stewart in Galloway, SW Scotland and set amongst a wealth of beautiful scenery, dominated by the 2,3331 ft granite mass of Cairnsmore of Fleet to the North and the Cree Estuary to the south, this location provides a perfect place to relax and escape the pressures of everyday life.

Set within a two hundred year-old B listed cobbled courtyard and stable block, this was once part of the shooting estate for the Dukes of Bedford. The cottages’ fantastic tranquil position creates an ideal retreat and a perfect base for exploring this  beautiful part of Scotland.

The surrounding area provides wonderful walking opportunities (highlighted in the Newton Stewart Walkfest) and the footpath taking you to the summit of Cairnsmore is only a short walk from the cottages. The local area offers varied interests for both wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts, along with those who enjoy exploring the surrounding coastal villages and market towns.

Galloway’s villages and towns have much to offer visitors. Newton Stewart, known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills, including Dungeon Hills, Range of the Awful Hand and Merrick, is still supported by its weekly cattle mart. The town offers a selection of cafés and shops, along with a local cinema of the Art Nouveau period. Other nearby towns include Castle Douglas, the Food Town; Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town and Kirkcudbright, the Artist’s Town. This small part of Scotland also boasts a local brewery and Scotland’s most southern whiskey distillery.

Cairnsmore Cottages offer a welcoming haven to return to after exploring the area, or indeed simply peaceful and well appointed homes from home to relax and recharge.

Cairnsmore Stable Cottage

Cairnsmore Stable Cottage sits within the quadrangular courtyard of the original Stable Block on the Cairnsmore Estate, once the shooting estate of the Dukes of Bedford.

Previously a smithy and dining area for the estate workers, the cottage now provides luxury holiday accommodation for up to 4 people on one level.

Cairnsmore Stable Cottage has been fully refurbished, with several measures to improve guests comfort, the most important being the Geothermal under floor central heating system. A wood-burning stove in the living room and flagstone flooring throughout enhance the cosy cottage atmosphere.

The enclosed garden is south facing and a wonderful sun-trap where red squirrels and greater spotted woodpeckers are frequent visitors.

On the opposite side of the cottage, the courtyard garage houses the log store with room for storing bikes or canoes. An eyebolt and padlock give additional security. Outside wash facilities are available for dogs, bikes, walking boots etc.

Renewable Energy: all of the heating and domestic hot water for the cottage is provided byusing heat extracted from a 100m deep bore-hole and Ground Source Heat Pump. The central heating system is controlled automatically and provides constant hot water for your comfort.

Tackroom Cottage

As the name denotes, the cottage was originally the tack room for the estate stable block. Now one of 4 residences, and situated opposite Cairnsmore Stable Cottage, Tackroom Cottage offers quirky and spacious self-catering accommodation for up to 2 people in one double bedroom.

There is a large living-dining room overlooking both the cobbled courtyard and the garden. The room is furnished with 2 comfortable sofas, oak dining and coffee tables and a large freeview TV. Paintings from local artists are on show around the cottage, and for those who prefer a wee quiet space, a small snug upstairs offers a day bed and selection of books.

The cosy wood-panelled bedroom comprises of a comfortable Edwardian double bed and bedside tables and also has the original (non-working) range in the fireplace. This room is accessed via the adjacent dressing-room with further antique furniture. The bathroom has a bath with overhead shower and the bright kitchen is well-equipped including an integral fridge and freezer, a dishwasher, electric cooker and microwave.

The garden is enclosed by stone dykes and houses a unique pair of open-sided granite-columned hay barns where bats roost. There are 2 small lawned areas and a secluded walled corner to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Guests have access to a gas BBQ under one of the barns.



The Roundhouse



Why not come and stay in our new bespoke Eco Roundhouse nestled in native woodland.

From the large panoramic windows in The Roundhouse enjoy stunning views and beautiful sunsets over Wigtown Bay. Breathe in the fresh sea air by taking a stroll down by the shore.

There are 3 steps up to enter the Roundhouse, taking you into the hallway where you can rid yourself of your outdoor gear.

Entering into the main circular area, there is a kitchen with gas hob/oven, fridge with small freezer compartment and a bistro dining table with 2 chairs and a cosy sofa (with extra throws to snuggle up in) sits alongside a log burning stove (with logs supplied).

On the far side of this room is a king size bed complete with 2 bedside tables with recharging sockets and a wardrobe.

There is an ensuite shower room, wash hand basin, WC and small heated towel rail.

On the wall is a freeview TV, a HDMI cable is supplied. A 4G signal is available for some Networks.

A selection of books/games etc are available. Outside there is a lockable shed for bikes etc just next to your parking space.

There is outdoor furniture to be able to relax and let the world go by!

Please note minimum 2 night stay.

Barrholm Centre, St John Street, Creetown DG8 7JE











In carpark between Sainsbury’s and the Belted Galloway

Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery


Glenquicken is a family run trout fishery.Located in Creetown, South West Scotland.

The 4.5 acre trout loch is stocked with Rainbow, Blue and Brown Trout.


Barholm Arts and Crafts


We are a group of people (artists/craft makers/photographers) who work together to run and manage the Barholm Arts and Crafts Shop in Creetown, Dumfries & Galloway.
  • VAL HORTON – Photographer / Knitwear Designer & Producer / Artist
  • LIZ & ROGER CUTLER – Wood Art and Knitwear – WEBSITE:
  • SUE NICHOLSON – Felt Crafts with Local Wool / Ink Cards & Gift Cards – FACEBOOK PAGE: 4 Ewe Crafts
  • ADELE SAGE – Jewellery Maker / Wedding Crafts.
  • HEATHER DICKINSON – Pencil Drawing – FACEBOOK PAGE: Galloway In Pencil
  • SONJA CRISP – Textiles and Lampshades
  • SUE MUNROE – Textiles

In order to book a room at Barholm Accommodation, please go to our website,, or call us on 01671 820810.

Barholm Accommodation is situated in Creetown by the A75 and is part of the Barholm Enterprise Centre.

We can accommodate up to 28 guests within our 9 bedrooms. All rooms are en-suite. On the ground floor we have a private twin dog-friendly room which has its own en-suite wet room. 
We have a dry room for when you have been fishing or walking and need to dry out before heading to your room.
Our newly opened self-contained room can sleep up to four guests and features its own breakfast bar, including a fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle.
A secure bike unit for safe storage, Barholm Cycle Hire and repair here at the centre and there is an electric car charging station.
We do not offer food, what we can offer in the guest sitting room is a small kitchenette with a fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and microwave. Crockery and cutlery provided. We have information in Reception regarding local pubs, restaurants and cafes offering varied menus for breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

Single bed in a shared room – £20
Single private room – £23
Private double (1 guest) – £30
Private double (2 guests) – £40
Groups of 3 – £50
Groups of 4 – £60
Groups of 5 – £70
Groups of 6 – £80
Self-contained private room (up to 4 guests) – £49.50

Whether you are a walker, hiker, biker, cyclist, fisherman/woman, clay pigeon shooter, star gazer, golfer or horse rider you can enjoy all these activities in and around Creetown.
At Barholm we have an Arts & Crafts shop selling hand made jewellery, paintings and clothing.

Popular tourist attractions include… Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, Kirroughtree Visitors Centre (7 Stanes bike trail), Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory, Cream ‘O’ Galloway, Gem Rock Museum, Creetown Heritage Museum, Glen Trool, Clatteringshaws, Galloway Dark Skies, Raiders Road – Otter Pool, Wigtown – Scotland’s National Book Town, Moss Yard Beach to name but a few.


Creetown Gem Rock Museum

Would you like to see a 4.5 billion year old, three kilogram meteorite; or the fossilised egg and dung of a dinosaur; or one of the largest natural gold specimens on display in the UK? Then the Creetown Gem Rock Museum is for you!

The Gem Rock Museum is of course home to many fine and rare examples of crystals found in Britain, as well as a brilliant set of exquisitely cut replicas of the world’s largest diamonds.

In our unique Crystal Cave you will see crystals and minerals displayed in a realistic cave setting. Beautiful jewel-like examples will be revealed around every corner.

The Gem Rock Museum is very easy to find. Located in Creetown we are 7 miles from Newton Stewart and 11 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet on the A75 Carlisle to Stranraer trunk road directly off the M6 Motorway. Just follow the signs on entering Creetown village.



Discover Scotland is the largest independent holiday letting agency in South West Scotland, with a portfolio of more than 200 cottages, built up since 1982. We have a wonderful variety of properties on offer, whether you’re looking for a coastal holiday, city break or true wilderness experience. With properties accommodating parties of 2 up to 26 there really is something for everyone, including the dog!

Our aim is to ensure that holidaymakers receive a warm welcome and an everlasting holiday experience, ensuring visitors return time and again. We are always pleased to hear from holidaymakers before, during and after their holidays. Feel free to email, call or Facebook us, we’re open 7 days a week from 8.30am until 5pm. Or why not pop into our centrally located Castle Douglas office when passing by!

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