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Buckle House

Buckle House

Buckle House is a Victorian Terrace on the Main Street of Gatehouse of Fleet, originally the town shoe shop.

The house has two large double bedrooms with kingsize beds, with plenty of room for travel cots if required and a smaller room with bunkbeds. The large kitchen is fully equipped and the dining room comfortably seats six.

There is a small enclosed garden which is ideal if you choose to bring your pets on holiday, it has seating to enjoy Al Fresco dining or a bbq.



No. 7 Tannery Wynd, Gatehouse of Fleet

We also have a new property available in Gatehouse of Fleet, a small ground floor flat on Tannery Wynd which sleeps 3. The property has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a comfortable, cosy living room for relaxing after a day exploring the region. Located just off the main street it is in walking distance to the pubs, shop and cafes in the town.


The Ship Inn


The Ship Inn is a boutique hotel and restaurant located in the quiet conservation village of Gatehouse of Fleet.

We have 10 en-suite guest rooms all with designer bathrooms, Smart TVs and Wifi connections.

In addition we supply Coffee machines, kettles and a selection of Twining teas and local biscuits.

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Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Club


Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Club set in the beautiful Fleet Valley rewards you with challenge and with visual appeal at each and every hole of this stunning 9 hole golf course.

Situated on the coast of Dumfries & Galloway, it is always in good condition, Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Course is a good 9 hole test, with views from most of the holes, of Wigtown Bay, the Clints of Dromore and the massif of Cairnsmore of Fleet. This is a good year round course with no winter greens, and spring and autumn are seasonal highlights due to the visual impact of the scenery.

Pre Booking is required at the present time.

Please follow the link for all relevant information and instructions

The clubhouse facilities are modest with no catering, however there is a good selection of cafes, bars and hotels in the village of Gatehouse of Fleet itself

Cally Golf Course

The Cally Golf Course lies beautifully in a magnificent parkland setting surrounding the Cally Palace Hotel in Gatehouse of Fleet. The 18 hole, Par 71, 6062 yd parkland course, sculpted into the parkland surrounding the hotel uses the natural contours of the land, the magnificent trees, the hidden burns and the Cally Lake where there is a chance of encountering some deer, red squirrels and possibly a chance where otters can often be seen.

As you play the course, there are wonderful views of Cardoness Castle, Rutherford’s Monument and the Fleet Estuary.  The course is open to our hotel residents and also to those staying in our sister hotels, North West Castle, Fernhill Hotel, as well as being available to day visitors. Visiting golfers are welcome to use the hotel changing facilities and buggies are available to pre-book.  Golf packages are available at all hotels.

Gather at Laggan

Where good food and good views nourish the soul


Gather is a place where friends and family can get together to enjoy good food, company and views.

The glass fronted bistro is a flexible and contemporary space that suits your mood.

Whether you want to pour over the papers with a latte in hand or sink sundowners with friends as you watch the sunset over the sea, Gather is a place to relax and reconnect.

Taking inspiration from across the globe, Gather will be serving food:

Monday – Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday – Sunday 9am – 9pm

Table reservations can be booked online.

Read our menus here:

Food Menu

Drinks Menu

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.

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.



There are 23 golf clubs that are members of the South of Scotland Golfers Association. Courses range from wee 9 hole courses in the picturesque Galloway hills to magnificent 18 hole links round the extensive coastline. Green fees range from as little as little as £10 in winter up to £60 for Southerness. Great value is to be had on courses to suit all tastes and abilities.

Visit South of Scotland Golf for a comprehensive details of all courses at

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.

Cafe, Crafts, Gifts & Haberdashery

This delightful cafe, craft and gift shop is set in a beautifully converted church in the heart of the High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet.

The Crafty Crow offers a wide selection of delicious home-cooked vegetarian and vegan food, craft-your-own pizza, award winning teas, fairtrade and organic coffee.

For your sweet tooth, you will also find a wonderful selection of delicious cakes , sweets and smoothies. 

Whats more, all our food and drink is available to eat-in or takeaway! To view our current menu, and opening hours, please click here

Be sure to stop by to check out our delicious daily specials!  

Alongside this lovely cafe sits our emporium of crafts, gifts and haberdashery – there’s something for everyone: jewellery, locally images and art, greetings, games, fabrics, yarn, clothing, incense and more…

We also run a wide range of craft courses available for you to learn a new craft or hone your crafting skills – for more information, please check out our website:

Seating available inside and outside, cyclists and dog friendly, owners Kerry & Billy look forward to welcoming you to Gatehouse of Fleet.


Fleuchlarg is a fantastic property located in Castle Douglas. Sleeping up to 10 people in 5 generous bedrooms, there is ample space for a large family trip or a long weekend away with plenty of friends. A comfortable home in a great location, Fleuchlarg provides the perfect place from which to explore this wonderful area of Scotland.

3 Little Huts

Welcome to the 3 Little Huts

Enjoy a luxury stay for two in one of our self-catering retreats.

Our 3 Shepherds Huts are perfectly positioned in an area of outstanding natural beauty with uninterrupted sea views from the front and green rolling hills to the rear. The huts are individually hand crafted and bespoke built using Siberian larch. Whilst boasting traditional features such as a curved roof, internal and external wood cladding as well as spindle wheels they have been designed with comfort and style in mind. Not to mention being incredibly spacious too!

Situated 5 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet and a five-minute drive from sandy beaches. The Huts sit on the edge of the UK’s first Dark Sky Park as well as being within a short distance of the new Southwest 300 route. They will provide the perfect stay base for a short break exploring our beautiful Galloway.

We have, as the name suggests 3 Little Huts, each sleeping 2 people.

Little Oak 


Sleeps 2 people


Little Beach

Sleeps 2 people


Little Willow 


Sleeps 2 people

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Anwoth Holiday Park

The award winning Anwoth Holiday Park, proud of its 4* rating from VisitScotland, offers peace and tranquility in stunning surroundings.  The whole area is a haven for wildlife and for just simply, enjoying the great outdoors.  Whether you walk, drive, cycle or mountain-bike – there is plenty for you to do and admire.

Anwoth Holiday Park is situated in the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet.   This delightful town has restaurants, cafe’s and bars and is in easy reach of the Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve.

One of the wildest places in southwest Scotland, but still surprisingly accessible, Cairnsmore is a paradise for walkers; a patchwork of muted colours from the low-growing vegetation enhancing the stunning views.  Watch out for peregrine falcon, red and black grouse, red deer and feral goats.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gatehouse of Fleet was a thriving industrial centre with cotton mills, shipbuilding, a brewery and its own port. It was known locally as the ‘Glasgow of the South’.

Traces of this industrial past can still be found in its buildings and street names and in the Mill on the Fleet, a former textile mill which is now an award-winning visitors’ centre tracing the economic and social history of Gatehouse.

Gatehouse provides opportunities for a variety of sporting activities, including golf, walking, cycling, fishing and sailing. Port Macadam, once the town’s harbour, is still used by small pleasure craft.

Among the local historical attractions are Cardoness Castle, a late 15th-century fortified tower house that was the ancient seat of the McCullochs, and the ruins of Anwoth Church with its atmospheric graveyard, complete with Covenanter graves.

Much to see and do when you base yourself at Anwoth Holiday Park!

Auchenlarie Holiday Park

Auchenlarie Holiday Park, Hoseasons Diamond Award Winner, together with a 5* Award from VisitScotland, a 5 Pennant award (with an excellent 90% Gold Standard rating) from the AA – and named as a top-selling site in Dumfries and Galloway by PitchUp – we truly are an award winning, family Park.

Auchenlarie Holiday Park is family owned with the emphasis on family holidays.  Our accommodation and superb facilities offer our guests  fantastic holiday memories.  With dramatic views overlooking Wigtown Bay, picture-postcard scenes and miles of unspoilt landscape to admire and enjoy; a fabulous holiday awaits.

Auchenlaire Holiday Park offers an indoor, heated swimming pool; fitness suite; entertainment complex with live music, children’s fun-time and prizes galore with our ever popular bingo slot.  We have a Sports Bar showing all live sporting events on 3D HD screens; Bistro restaurant and take-away, all food freshly prepared and freshly cooked …… children’s soft play and games arcade ….. your complete holiday experience.

Visit our Premier Convenience Store, open daily, with fresh deliveries and newspapers each day; special offers throughout the store.  We have a fully equipped laundry too.

Enjoy our Park, but take time to visit our fabulous area; stunning scenery; invigorating walks; challenging mountain-bike and road trails – this part of Dumfries and Galloway has everything.

Like our Facebook page, Auchenlarie Holiday Park at SHG, check in to our webpage to find what’s going on around the Park and the stunning local area.  We regularly post smashing holiday offers too!

In car park opposite Mill of Fleet

Open 24 hours, all year

Rusko Art Holidays Galloway

Stunning state-of-the-art studio set amidst the glorious Galloway countryside in South West Scotland

Rusko Studio is a converted Victorian stables situated in the heart of beautiful Dumfries and Galloway offering luxury Art Holidays Galloway

It is the home of artist and course tutor, Elizabeth Gilbey.

Elizabeth offers five day residential painting courses.  Guests stay in a luxury flat in the renovated stables adjoining the studio.

The area has been favoured by artists for more than a century for its light and especially lush green landscape.  It was discovered by members of Scotland’s renowned Glasgow Boys and Kirkcudbright is a designated Artists’ Town.

Non-painting partners are very welcome and the local area offers magnificent walking, outdoor sports and sightseeing opportunities.

Rusko Studio is in a National Scenic Area, on the edge of The Galloway Forest Park and Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve. The area is a designated UNESCO Biosphere and the UK’s first Dark Sky Park.

Rusko Art Holidays Galloway offers the chance to enjoy painting alongside a professional artist and be guided as you work. The teaching method is the time-honoured way of working alongside an accomplished artist to learn through demonstration and practice.

All courses are in oil paint unless otherwise specified.  Watercolour specialist teachers will offer courses to be confirmed.

No prior experience is necessary, but all levels are welcome. Painting course participants are welcome to bring their own materials but a limited selection of student paints, brushes, palettes, palette knives and aprons are available to buy at Rusko Studio.  Canvas boards are also available to buy.

See our website for further details

or contact Elizabeth directly on 07801 933375 or e mail her on

We also offer self catering holidays for the non artists amongst you

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Clauchan Holiday Cottages

With over 25 years experience in the tourism industry, the Clark family look forward to providing you with a great base for your Galloway adventure.


Clauchan Holiday Cottages have been converted from the old farm buildings which were all built in the natural stone of the area. They  comprise  5 properties sleeping from 1 to six people.


All our properties have secure dog areas and bike storage and all our houses come equipped with smart TV’s.

Group bookings can be arranged with the capacity to sleep up to 22 people.

Sea View Snugs

Escape and connect with nature, connect with yourself and connect with life’s simple pleasures in our Sea View Snugs.

Designed with comfort seekers in mind, each Snug offers unrivalled and uninterrupted views of Fleet Bay with a generous outdoor terrace to enjoy it from. 

The Snugs are individually themed and include beautifully styled bathrooms and extra touches such as complimentary WiFi, Amazon Dot and tea and coffee facilities. 

Each snug sleeps a couple comfortably and we can add children’s beds on request.  Four of our Snugs are also dog friendly.

Five of our Snugs feature a hot tub allowing guests to truly unwind and escape the everyday.

At night you can lie in bed and watch the never-ending starry skies through the glass front of the snug, making the most of the dark skies and lack of light pollution in this unspoilt corner of the country.


Gatehouses of Fleet



3 luxury cottages with log burners, free WiFi and Smart TVs

Knocktinkle – 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Double) 2 luxurious bathrooms – Dog friendly

Willow – 2 bedrooms (1 Superking/twin & 1 King) 2 fabulous bathrooms

Granary – 1 bedroom (King) 1 bathroom  & downstairs toilet – Dog friendly

Outside secure space with individual furnished seating area for each cottage

Access to park & woods on your doorstep

Sleeps up to 10 if all booked together

Private parking outside each cottage

Dog friendly Gastropub across the street

 Family friendly – free to use high chair, stairgate & travel cot available on request












The Mill on the Fleet

is a restored 18th century cotton mill on the bank of the River Fleet in Gatehouse of Fleet.

Now an exhibition centre The Mill on The Fleet is spread over three floors and houses core displays about the development of the town of Gatehouse and the natural history of the Fleet Valley.

The main exhibition floor houses displays focusing on the history and heritage of Gatehouse, and exploring the Fleet Valley and surrounding areas.  The Fleet Valley is a designated National Scenic Area – one of three in this part of Scotland.  The displays introduce the valley and provide orientation and resources to help visitors explore the area.

The temporary exhibition galleries, have a programme of exhibitions running throughout the season.

Also on the top floor is a pop-up shop run by twenty regional artists and makers working in a range of disciplines – ceramics, textiles, prints, paintings and more.

The Mill Bookshop is on the second floor.  Come and enjoy searching through our 20,000 plus books on a wide range of subjects.

The café offers a range of home-cooked fare – soups, paninis, salads, sweets and a selection of cakes and bakes.  On a fine day the riverside terrace is the perfect place to relax.

The Mill on The Fleet also welcomes well behaved dogs!


The Mill on the Fleet houses the Gatehouse Tourist Information Centre.  The Information Desk is open seven days a week 10am – 5pm during the Mill’s open season from Easter to the end of October.

The Wee Pottery – Kirkcudbright


The Wee Pottery – Kirkcudbright is a new paint it yourself studio based at the Johnston Centre in Kirkcudbright.

The studio can seat up to 16 people and is ideal for children’s parties, groups, get togethers or simply to drop by and paint something unique as a keepsake or a gift to give to someone else.

There is a studio fee of £3 (including non painters) and all the pottery is individually priced. Help yourself to free tea and coffee, and we will serve you a sweet treat while you paint.

Ceramic Painting

Choose a piece of blank pottery from our large selection, paint and decorate your piece using stamps, sponges, shape tools and much much more! Take a look at our ideas book before choosing your brushes, tools and colours. It takes up to two hours to paint your pottery, and for groups we provide free tea, coffee and home baking. When you have completed your piece of pottery leave it with us to be glazed, and fired in the kiln ready for collection in 4 days time. If you’re not able to collect, we may be able to deliver locally, or we can arrange to post your pottery direct to your chosen address.

If you are in a rush or would just prefer to take something away on the day there are certain pieces of pottery such as figurines and money boxes that can be painted using acrylic paint allowing you to take it away as soon as it is dry. Please note that anything painted in acrylic paint is NOT food and dishwasher safe.

Clay Hand and Foot Prints (and Paw Prints too…)

Imprints provide a wonderful keepsake to be treasured for years to come. We take an original impression of your baby or child’s hand and/or foot print in soft clay. After the imprint has been taken it needs to be left to dry out naturally taking up to two weeks before being fired in the kiln for the first time. It is then painted, glazed and re-fired in the kiln ready for collection. We can also take imprints of your dog’s paws. The total time from taking the imprint to collection is around 4 weeks. Prices start from £15, with options to have your imprint framed.


The Wee Pottery is the perfect venue for children’s birthday parties. Come along to do some painting, we will decorate the studio for you to enjoy a painting party! Different party packages are available depending on your requirements.  Prices start from £10 per person with a minimum of 8 children.

Each child will choose a piece of blank pottery from our large selection, paint and decorate their chosen piece using stamps, sponges, shape tools and much much more! The completed pieces of pottery are left with us to be glazed, and fired in the kiln ready for collection in 4 days time. If you prefer to take something away on the day there are certain pieces of pottery such as figurines and money boxes that can be painted using acrylic paint allowing you to take it away as soon as it is dry. Please note that anything painted in acrylic paint is NOT food and dishwasher safe.

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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!

Welcome to Cream o’ Galloway!

Visit the home of Cream o’ Galloway ice cream where you’ll find more than 20 flavours of deliciously indulgent luxury dairy ice cream to choose from! Set in the beautiful Galloway countryside, Cream o’ Galloway is a family friendly visitor attraction on an organic cow with calf dairy farm. Visit to enjoy Ice Cream Making Workshops, Nature Trails, Crazy Golf, Cheese Making Courses, Farm Tours, Cafe, Sundae Menu and massive Ice Cream Scooping Counter.

Cream o’ Galloway is open daily from April to end October, from 10am – 5pm. The Ice Cream Parlour and Cafe is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during term time.


Ice Cream Making Workshop: This 90 minute activity runs regularly during school holidays, in a specially designed, socially distanced new workshop area. Suitable for adults and children (aged 5+), you’ll create your very own dream ice cream from scratch, selecting the flavours you most enjoy, or inventing new flavour combinations. Adult groups will be able to incorporate alcohol flavours. Ice Cream Making Workshops costs £25 per workstation, suitable for up to three people working together. Pre-booking is essential.

Cheese Making Course (full day): The all-day Cheese Making Course is scheduled to run every Thursday. You’ll learn to make two types of cheese at socially distanced workstations; a soft cheese which can be easily replicated at home and a pressed cheese, which you will then mature at home. Cheese making involves periods of time when you pause and let nature take its course. During these times you’ll go on a quick tour of the farm and you’ll enjoy a cheese tasting experience. The cost of the workshop is £95 per workstation, or £130 for two people sharing a workstation. This activity requires a minimum of four participants to run.  Pre-booking is essential

Crazy Golf: Our crazy golf course is all about having relaxed fun as a family. The 9 hole course will take you down and back up a slight slope where you’ll putt over, under and around a range of farm-themed obstacles. Designed and built by our farm team, our crazy golf course is full of fun rather than technical challenge. Popping in for an ice cream, or winding down after a busy day exploring? Then this is a light-hearted activity that the whole family can enjoy together. Crazy golf is open each day the visitor centre is open and costs £3 per person or £10 for a group of four people. No need to pre-book, get your ticket once you are here.

Farm Tours: Unlike most dairy farms we keep our calves with their mum to suckle naturally. Our ethical dairy model is based around treating the animals, the land, our environment and the people who work here with respect and kindness. A farm tour is a great way to find out more about our farming system, and why we farm in the way we do. Check our website for latest details on our farm tours. Pre-booking is strongly recommended.

Nature Trails & Dog Walk: We have an incredibly beautiful natural environment at Cream o’ Galloway and we work hard to protect it, to enrich it and to make it accessible for members of the public to enjoy. There are four miles of signposted nature trails that will help you get close to the nature and the wildlife that have made their home here, and there is no charge to explore them. The trails take in two wildlife lochans, a wildlife hide, acres of woodland that we have planted over the last 20 years. There is also some stately ancient woodland that red squirrels particularly enjoy.

Please note: the adventure playground is now closed.

Cardoness Castle

This site is closed until Spring 2021.

Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about reopening plans:

Cardoness was built in the 1400s by the notorious McCulloch family, as a demonstration of their status. The well-preserved prison shows the kind of reception their most unwelcome guests might expect.


Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
Adult: £6.00
Child aged 5–15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE
Concession: £4.80


Anwoth Old Schoolhouse and Clachan Cottage are two delightful, characterful cottages situated in the picturesque historic hamlet of Anwoth near to Gatehouse-of-Fleet.  Situated at the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty they provide comfortable and homely accommodation for couples seeking a peaceful retreat in a central location.  Ideal for exploring the beautiful unspoilt countryside and magnificent coastline of Dumfries and Galloway either by foot bicycle or car.  Just one and a half miles by quiet scenic road is the quaint “wee toon” of Gatehouse-of-Fleet. The same distance in the opposite direction is the Fleet Estuary with quiet sandy beaches. Opposite the cottages is the atmospheric Anwoth Old Kirk noted for its historic connection with the Covenanters and more recently for its fame as a setting in the 1970’s Wickerman film.

Clachan Cottage has a cosy, romantic atmosphere with French Doors leading on to a sunny south facing patio with attractive garden and burn. Many species of birds and red squirrels visit the feeders. The heron and occasionally an otter can be seen searching for wee brown trout in the burn.

Anwoth Old Schoolhouse although having a cosy cottage atmosphere has a deceptively spacious sitting room (originally the schoolroom) and retains some of the details as featured in the school scene in the infamous Wickerman film.  The attractive kitchen/conservatory overlooks the fish pond and garden with views of the bird and squirrel feeders.

Both cottages accommodate 2 persons only.

One well behaved dog is welcome in Clachan Cottage by prior arrangement.

Both cottages have wood burning stoves and both have Wi Fi.

The attractive 2 acre gardens are surrounded by woodland which is home to roe deer, fallow deer, badgers, red squirrels and many species of birds. The main garden is shared by both cottages.  Clachan Cottage has its own private garden and Anwoth Old Schoolhouse has its own paved sitting area with garden table and chairs.

Please visit our website  for more detailed information.


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.

Kirkdale Estate

Kirkdale Estate is a coastal Estate with spectacular sea views over the stunning Solway Firth. We are situated only five minutes from the popular town of Gatehouse of Fleet

The Estate is ideally located to take advantage of all that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer and is situated only twenty minutes from Castle Douglas Food Town, Kirkcudbright, famous for its artists and Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town.

We have three stunning detached self catering holiday cottages, all traditional Galloway houses with woodburning stoves.

Two directly overlook the sea and one is in an idyllic situation inland, nestling into the corner of the original walled garden.

Kirkdale Bank Cottage and Kirkdale Port Cottage have spectacular sea views over the stunning Solway Firth.The sea view cottages are set a quarter of a mile apart from each other on a private shoreline track.

Garden Cottage is situated alongside the two acre walled garden which guests are free to enjoy

All have stunning sea views and enclosed gardens.


We are family friendly and pet friendly.

The situation of each property means you can completely escape from the hustle and bustle yet if you wish, seek out a huge variety of activities on your doorstep, including beaches, mountain biking, walking, fishing, golf, tennis, horse-riding and sailing. The area is well-known for its beautiful walks, coastline and forest parks. Galloway Forest Park has been recently unveiled as the first Dark Sky Park in the UK winning Gold Tier status from the International Dark Sky Association confirming it as one of the best places for stargazing in the world.

Cally Palace was originally an 18th century country mansion just outside Gatehouse of Fleet and is now a wonderful hotel and golf course in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. You can step back to a time of period style and elegance while enjoying all the modern comforts of a four-star golf hotel. The hotel’s 56 bedrooms combine spacious accommodation with wonderful views of the estate grounds and the Dumfries and Galloway countryside beyond.  The restaurant with it’s AA rosette provides wonderful meals using the best Scottish produce.  Inside the hotel has its own leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, spa bath and small gym along with table tennis, snooker and pool.  Outdoors we have our own 18 hole golf course, putting croquet and glorious walks around the Cally grounds.   For other hotels in the McMillan Group

West Gable and East Gable, Rutherford Hall

Two  Converted Houses

Experience luxury and style in this  converted Presbyterian Church, situated in a tranquil location on the banks of the Fleet Estuary, within Gatehouse-of-Fleet.

This characterful historic property has been sympathetically renovated and modernised to a very high standard, and has ready access to a variety of town and rural activities.

Converted in 2007, to form two separate houses, each sleeping up to 6 people (plus travel cots).

Each House provides three bedrooms (2 double and 1 twin), 1 family bathroom with shower, 1 en-suite bathroom, a cloakroom with WC, sitting room with panoramic views across the River Fleet, a large dining kitchen and utility room. Externally there are riverside terraces suitable for launching small boats and canoes, and an adjoining lawned garden. Parking for two cars per house.

The properties are equipped to the highest modern standard, including fully equipped kitchens, large fridge/freezers, dishwashers, washers. Gas fired central heating, WiFI/Broadband, digital TV’s, DVD player’s and stereo systems, and an external BBQ’s.

Egyptian cotton bed linen, electricity & fuel are included in all our rates.

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