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Café at Clatteringshaws

Café at Clatteringshaws

The Cafe at Clatteringshaws and visitor centre is open all year round and is dog friendly.

 

Offering freshly prepared café fayre and daily specials. Come and try our homemade soup, cakes, tray bakes and freshly prepared cherry and almond, fruit or cheese with a hint of chillie scones.
 We also support local crafters and artistes by displaying their goods in the café
The café overlooks the tranquil Clatteringshaws Loch, a haven for birds and wild life and boasts stunning views to the rolling Galloway Hills.
While your here why not visit the red deer range, the otter pool or come and see the wild goats! All just a short distance from the Café at Clatterinshaws. You’re sure to be an instant hit with the wildlife if you ask our staff for some carrots to feed the deer!
On a clear day, look out for the mighty Merrick, highest hill in the Southern Uplands, soak up the stunning views or meander beside the loch to the historic Bruce’s Stone one of two stones dedicated to the Scottish king in the Forest Park.
This is also one of the best places to enjoy the night sky – the visitor centre overlooks the darkest part of the Forest Park, which ensures a particularly dramatic stellar show.

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: www.gallowaycycling.com .

The Love Bug D&G

 

The Love Bug D&G offers stunning classic VWs

for Weddings,

         

Events and Corporate Promotions.

Tailor-made tour packages and bespoke itineraries available. Adorned with ribbons and bows to co-ordinate with your occasion, these classic beauties, like great Hollywood stars, never lose their appeal. Chilled bubbly on board.

 

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Craigengillan Estate

“Where natures magic grows”

 

Nestled deep within the grounds of Craigengillan Estate sit two beautifully restored cottages.

The cottages named ‘Forget Me Not’ and ‘Find Me Out’ sit peacefully in a sunny woodland glade by the banks of the rushing Glessel burn.

Whether you want somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or provide the perfect environment to celebrate that special moment, whatever the reason, we are sure our self service cottages will be perfect.

Find Me Out cottage has a double bedroom, bed can be split into two singles, a living room with a cosy log fire and sofa bed that sleeps two and a traditional kitchen, complete with a working Aga. A secure fenced garden for the dogs to play in, or the children to play safely in.

Forget Me Not, thatched cottage has a double bedroom upstairs, that can be split into two singles,(with option of extra bed), a double bedroom downstairs with a log fire, (with the option of another bed in there too). The kitchen/living room is complete with working aga. Has a sofa bed that can accommodate another two. Shower toilet downstairs, and bathroom upstairs. Secure fenced garden to the rear of the property that allows dogs and children to play safely.

Outdoors, there are a wide variety of things to see and do during your stay. From the Ness Glen gorge walk, to some fishing and outdoor activities, we have something for everyone.

 

Adventure Carrick

 

Open all year round. Suitable for families, groups and individuals.

We have 15 years experience in providing high quality outdoor adventure experiences throughout the South West of Scotland including Watersports, Mountain Sports, Equipment Hire, Forest Activities.

Suitable for groups, families and individuals.

Open all year and based in Girvan, Ayrshire.

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Courtyard Holiday Cottages

East Kirkland Farm

 

 

East Kirkland Farm is situated on the edge of the Solway Firth, overlooking Wigtown Bay and the magnificent Galloway hills beyond. The cottages are within easy reach of the small town of Wigtown, proud to call itself Scotland’s National Book Town.  With its numerous second hand book shops, choice of cafes and restaurants and a selection of delightful craft/antique shops, there’s plenty for you to enjoy.

Courtyard Holiday Cottages offer comfortable, self-catering accommodation arranged around a small courtyard, with owner accommodation on site.  Cottages sleep from 3 to 6 people and can be booked individually or as a whole (sleeping up to 19 people) for family gatherings/special occasions.  We boast a fantastic heated indoor pool (open April to end Oct), a selection of bicycles for guests to use, drying room, dvd and games library, play park with swings and a games barn for those rainy days.  Well behaved pets are welcome!

With its beautiful beaches, historical sites, forest parks, gardens and numerous other visitor attractions, Wigtownshire is an ideal location for walking , cycling, fishing, golfing or sight seeing.

 

 

 

Anytime is a great time to visit

The Galloway Forest Park has everything you need for a great day out, whatever the time of year. Meet red deer and wild goats, choose from two scenic Forest Drives, follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce or picnic beside a peaceful loch. This is also Scotland’s first Dark Sky Park – one of the best places to stargaze in Europe!

Start exploring from one of our three visitor centres. Kirroughtree is the gateway centre for the Galloway Forest Park and perfect for active adventures. Discover wonderful woods, water, hills and history at Glentrool and enjoy tranquil views over lochs and hills at Clatteringshaws.

Kirroughtree and Glentrool are also home to two of the world-famous 7stanes mountain bike trail centres.

 

Barrhill Holiday Park is a family run holiday park set in the rural countryside in South Ayrshire outside Barrhill, we are a quiet park – ideal for a relaxing get away.

We are a family orientated park, children are very welcome and we are pet friendly as well, but we ask dogs are kept on a lead at all times in the park and you clean up after them.

Barrhill Holiday Park benefits from an 11 month site licence which is open from 1st March – 31st Jan.

 

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Plan Your Trip

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!

The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. This publicly accessible educational observatory has some of the darkest skies in the UK and two large telescopes through which to observe the night sky.

The Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park was the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and Europe, and was award a Gold-tier status by the International Dark-Sky Association.

This new observatory includes a 20” Corrected Dall Kirkham telescope in a 5 metre dome and a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope for a more hands-on, open air observing experience.

The observatory is  open to the public, amateur astronomers, groups, clubs, schools and universities, with the aim of inspiring people of all ages and all backgrounds with the beauty and wonder of the universe.

Because of the nature of the site, most night/evening visits must be pre-booked. Please check the ‘Events Calendar’ on our website: www.scottishdarkskyobservatory.co.uk 

Please also note that the road to the observatory is rough and unfinished and steep in places, whilst it is passable with ordinary vehicles, care must be taken.

Bruntis Loch is a real beauty spot near the Vistor Centre at Kirroughtree in Galloway Forest Park. The loch can be accessed by a short walk on a good surface. This short walk  is one of many Galloway Forest Park walks andcan be done on its own or combined with a number of options for a  longer walk. (more…)

The Knowe Bed and Breakfast is nestled in the heart of stunning country-side at the edge of The Galloway Forest Park in Carsphairn, South-west Scotland. Situated on the A713 – Galloway Tourist Route, half way between Castle Douglas and Ayr, this delightful Late Victorian former Manse House is steeped in history and is perfectly located for a short overnight stay or a longer relaxing getaway.

Each of the beautiful guest bedrooms at The Knowe Bed and Breakfast has been carefully designed with guest comfort and indulgence in mind. The bedrooms are fitted with latest LED Smart TV with full internet access and free WiFi. Guests can also enjoy complimentary tea/coffee making facilities and sweet treats.

Both shower rooms are fitted with fantastic Raindrop Showerheads and offer fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries. The relaxing guest Sitting Room is an unexpected pleasure and the perfect place to unwind at the end of a busy day. With its cosy Log Burning Stove and sumptous soft furnishings it’s an ideal place to relax, read a book or watch TV.

Full Scottish breakfast is served each morning in the elegant, traditional Dining Room which overlooks the garden. The delicious choice of cooked breakfast from ‘The Kitchen’ and/or continental style from ‘The Counter’ is sure to set you up for the day!

With a huge variety of things to do and places to see just on the doorstep there’s definitely something for everyone here at The Knowe Bed and Breakfast, why not book today and come and see for yourself?

A spectacular drive through the Galloway Forest

From New Galloway, take the A713 towards Dalmellington and Ayr. This is a good road and passes through some lovely scenery. You may stop after a few miles to look at the medieval village of Polmaddy, and then the Heritage Centre at Carsphairn.

 

NB Unfortunately, this drive will be closed to visitor for the remainder of 2020
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Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally
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Arbigland Estate

We have some of the most charming seaside holiday cottages Scotland has anywhere and we would love you to come and stay and see them for yourselves. We are in Dumfries and Galloway on the South West coast of Scotland.  Please visit our web site for more details.

https://www.arbiglandestate.co.uk/

From the luxury of the House on the Shore, bed & breakfast accommodation

to the comfort of our self catering log chalets, we can cater for every need and can sleep from 2 – 32 people depending on the cottages taken

                                     

Choosing places to stay is about the right location and the perfect cottage and with our private sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and prolific wildlife we have some of the best dog-friendly sea-side holiday cottages  in South West Scotland, together with an enviable micro climate unique to this coastline.  All the cottages (except Shore Cottage) have cosy wood burning stoves, incredibly comfortable beds with crisp clean linen, large enclosed gardens and stunning views.  We have a lot of repeat bookings which is testimony to how much our guests enjoy staying here.

We have 4 traditional stone built cottages some right on the sea (Shore Cottage 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom) and some a 5 – 10 minutes walk from the sea (Powillimount Cottage 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, West Lodge 2 bedroom and Little Dunbar 2 en suite bedrooms)

 

                                                   

We also have 3 log chalets set in about half an acre of landscaped ground that leads down to the beach.  They are light and airy with large open plan living areas, 2 comfortable bedrooms and cosy woodburning stoves, stunning views and lots of space.

                                                  

Golf, fishing, 7stanes mountain biking, horse riding, bird watching, shooting (including wildfowling), stalking and hill walking can all be enjoyed locally (see the wide range of local activities available).

We are dog friendly and perfect for children. You can even arrange to bring your horse.

*All except one of our holiday properties have log burning stoves for that real fire experience in cosy winter breaks.

*All our holiday properties have sea views and are within easy walking distance of the beach.

*We have wi-fi available in all the cottages.

*We are a top wildlife tourism destination with red squirrels, otters, dolphins and other rare species as well as amazing birdlife.

*We have the best pub in the area within walking distance of the log chalets. The local area has a range of good pubs, shops and restaurants.

*Some of our properties have disabled access (assisted wheelchair access). Please ask for advice on the most suitable cottage.

*We can sleep up to 32 across all our self catering accommodation, or take the 3 log chalets for a large family gathering sleeping 12 all together.

*Our location is stunning and we are on the edge of a dark sky region so the stars are too!

 

 
 
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