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Corncockle Estate


Corncockle Estate


Luxury lodges in the Heart of Dumfries & Galloway 

Set in woodland in rural Dumfries and Galloway, Corncockle Estate offer a tranquil getaway.  There’s a variety of wildlife; red squirrels, roe deer, badgers, peregrine falcons, buzzards and several species of bats.



Its very important to us that we respect the environment both for the wildlife and other clients.
When visiting Corncockle Estate take only memories and leave only footsteps.
Our Lodges
All the experiences of the great outdoors with the luxury of a five star hotel suite; soak in our wood fired hot tubs, eat the finest local produce and snuggle up with our wood burning stoves.
All our lodges are en suite, with kitchen facilities.
Each lodge has a proper king size bed with down duvets and pillows. The lodges are heated with a wood burning stove, have WiFi and Freeveiw TV.
Our Hot Tubs

Our wood fired hot tubs are ideal for a romantic get away or for a soak after a long day spent outdoors.

Want a head start on it warming up? We offer a pre-lighting service to reduce the time you have to wait for it to warm up, this can be ordered when booking. (please note, hot tubs take 6-8hrs to warm from cold)

The Coach House


As it’s name suggests this lovely 18th century property was previously the Coach House for the owners current home.

The Coach House now makes a great base from which to explore the delights of South West Scotland and of course the South West Coastal 300 

Situated in the pretty town of Lochmaben there is everything you could possibly need to make your holiday memorable. This historical village was the home of the Bruce family and the site of two castle ruins theirs and Edward 1’s castle. It boasts golf, sailing, bowls and tennis clubs with local shops, pubs and cafes all within a three minute walk.  There is an award winning 5 km circular nature walk accessible from the property along with two Lochs that can be used for fishing or non motorised water sports.

Lochmaben is ideally suited to being a base for exploring the east of the region, Annan and the Solway Coast, Moffat and Dumfries are all within an easy 20 minute drive away. Then there’s Langholm and the Samye Ling Buddist Monastery in Eskdalemuir a pleasant, scenic 35 minute drive.

Park up in the private off road courtyard.

Storage for your bikes, golf or other outdoor equipment is available as soon as you step into the property

The kitchen is equipped with everything you will need for your stay and a good selection of appliances. The adjoining door leads out to your own private raised patio a great place to eat, relax and enjoy the wonderful views over Kirk Loch with its seasonal water fowl and the countryside beyond. If you wish to bring a small dog that’s fine and you can make use of the owners large garden with it.

Up the stairs is the contemporary-styled living/dining room, giving another seating option for dining, watching TV or curling up with a good book as you overlook the excitement from the window. There is WIFI connection. All heating, bedding and towels are included. You just need to bring yourselves.

Enjoy a relaxing shower to end each day, before climbing under the covers of either the master double bedroom or the single, offering a flexible layout for a family.

Williamwood Farm Country Cottages


Your Home from Home…..

Welcome to Williamwood, one of the best kept secrets in Dumfries & Galloway.

On arrival probably the first thing you’ll notice is the long drive in and the magnificent hedges on either side. Next, you may notice the exceptional numbers of birds which fly out of them.  Welcome – you’ve arrived at Williamwood, where farming and nature go hand-in-hand and provide a wonderfully expansive setting for your stay.

Our three cottages are unique and very different.     All have a common theme, comfort and tranquility.      Beckhead is a nature paradise, Williamwood a real family cottage with a BBQ hut and Greycraig a couples retreat with hot tub and lovely garden.

We work  hard to keep our cottages to a high standard  and to foster an environment which allows you to relax in comfort; and to explore the wonders of nature, if you wish, with or without your camera. Most of our visitors take away lots of photographs as well as happy memories.  We hope you will too.

We offer our guests, the chance to experience the peace and tranquility of our woodlands, our walks, and our wide open spaces and our loch.
Farm tours, afternoon teas delivered to your cottage, experiences you will never forget if you get up close and personal to some of our animals.
Williamwood is a wildlife watchers paradise. We have hides for you to watch the badgers, roe deer foxes and if your lucky otters. Cameras feeding all the live action to your cottage TV’s, but if walking and photography are your passion, you will not be disappointed.

Watch this space for our new experience offerings.

Everything from frog hunting and pond dipping for the kids to a teddysheep picnic.

One  dog is welcome in Grey Craig, Williamwood & Beckhead Cottages.




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Blacket House Bed and Breakfast


Blacket House a late Georgian country house offers stylish country house bed and breakfast accommodation in South West Scotland, between Gretna Green and Lockerbie.

All rooms have lovely views of the surrounding gardens and countryside, and free WiFi is available as well as

en suite bath or shower rooms and 50 inch Freeview TVs

All rooms have lovely views of the surrounding gardens and countryside, and free WiFi is available

Blacket House is the perfect place to relax and unwind in informal comfortable surroundings.

Guests are invited to use the peaceful guest lounge with deep comfy sofas and cozy log fire.

Breakfast is served at a time to suit you offering a choice of fruit, yogurt, cereals, orange or apple juice, porridge or Full breakfast of Bacon, Sausage, Egg, Tomato, Mushrooms or Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs, Toast and Coffee or Tea. Local produce is used where available. Vegetarian and other special diets can be catered for with prior notice.

The house is accessed along a private tree lined drive from the centre of Eaglesfield village..

The house sits in 75 acres of farmland between Gretna Green and Lockerbie in the county of Dumfries & Galloway in the Scottish Borders.


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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Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace

Childhood home of one of Britain’s most influential thinkers

Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace is now closed until 2021.


Little did anyone know that the boy born here in 1795 would go on to become one of the most prolific writers and social commentators of the 19th century.
The unassuming exterior of this wee house in Ecclefechan, near Lockerbie, belies its significance in Scottish history. The house was constructed by Thomas Carlyle’s father and uncle – both local stonemasons – and is a fine example of Scottish 18th-century vernacular architecture.
When Thomas Carlyle was 13, he left Ecclefechan and walked 84 miles to Edinburgh, to attend university.
The Arched House has remained virtually untouched since 1881, when it first opened to the public with the Carlyle House Memorial Trust, started by Carlyle’s niece soon after his death.

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

High quality cottage sleeps up to 4 people

Riverside Cottage in Southern Scotland is a detached former bothy built c.1880 which has recently been renovated to a modern, high standard, luxury self-catering property. The cottage is nestled on the banks of the river Dryfe in the small, peaceful rural village of Boreland, a few miles north of Lockerbie in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland.

The cottage is available for self-catering holiday lets throughout the year, including short stays of 3 or 4 nights as well as Christmas and New Year breaks.

Riverside Cottage’s location is not only a great base for visiting local attractions in Dumfries & Galloway, cycling, walking, golfing and catching the train for a day in Edinburgh or Glasgow but it is also perfect if you just want to relax, unwind and enjoy the peace and quiet of Southern Scotland.

The cottage is perfect for a family or 2 couples who are looking for that little bit extra, with comfortable self catering  accommodation in a quiet, rural location. If you want to get away from the fast pace of life and feel the need to recharge your batteries, plan your trip to Dumfries & Galloway and make Riverside Cottage your home from home.

Home cooked meals can be provided ready to heat up as well as soup, puddings and afternoon tea  (when booked in advance and subject to availability).

Welcome to The Townhead Hotel.

Here at The Townhead Hotel we have modern, warm and comfortable en-suite bedrooms with television, tea and coffee making facilities included.

Ideally located for travellers and visitors to Lockerbie; with a large car park, only 5 minutes walk from Lockerbie Railway Station and amenities.

Single Room

We have 2 single en-suite rooms available. They are all modern, warm and comfortable en-suite bedrooms.


Double Room

We have 2 double en-suite rooms available. They are all modern, warm and comfortable en-suite bedrooms.


Twin Room

We have 3 twin en-suite rooms available. They are all modern, warm and comfortable en-suite bedrooms.


Family Room

We have 2 family rooms suitable for a family of 3. These rooms are modern, warm & comfortable ensuite bedrooms.



We have two restaurants to choose from – the vibrant and relaxed Bar Restaurant and the quieter Dining Restaurant, perfect for smaller parties and wedding.



Friars Carse Hotel,

set in a 45 acre Dumfriesshire estate including woodland extending down to the banks of the River Nith, this country house hotel offers guests a warm welcome.

It has a magnificent panelled entrance hall and elegant staircase, a well-furnished spacious lounge with views over the garden and river, a comfortable bar and a panelled snooker room with full sized table.

The hotel’s riverside setting and historic atmosphere make it a truly memorable wedding venue and its private fishing beat provides angling in season. In fact, Friars Carse Hotel is a great place for a leisure break for anyone who likes the outdoors in friendly surroundings. There are also self catering cottages within its grounds.

Welcome to Ellisland Museum and Farm. From 1788-1791, Ellisland Farm was the rural home of National Bard Robert Burns. He built the house for his family. Its fabulous location by the river Nith inspired him to write some of his most famous poems.

Today visitors can explore Burns’ farmhouse; the kitchen where meals were shared, his spence where genius was ignited. Then discover more about his life, work, and the setting that brought us Tam o’ Shanter, Banks O’ Doon and Auld Lang Syne.


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!

Real Farm Holidays

At Real Farm Holidays there are seven holiday cottages of two different types & a luxury Farmhouse but all of our guests can enjoy full access to our beautiful country estate as part of your holiday here.

Three cottages are traditional, 2 star properties that are simply furnished, clean and comfortable.  Four cottages are three star properties with smarter interiors, double glazing and dishwashers.  The Farmhouse is our 5 star property and is fully equipped with marble bathrooms, super king size beds and as much space as you want inside and out.   For farm holidays in Scotland this is the place to stay!

We offer good salmon, sea trout, brown trout and coarse fishing on the Kirkwood beat of the River Annan and elsewhere.

Visitors to Kirkwood are also invited to buy superb quality meat straight from the fields of our farm. Our lambs and cattle are of the purest as we farm in the most natural of ways.

Activities include quad biking, bottle feeding lambs (in season), feeding chickens, collecting your own eggs and the freedom to walk as much as you like, watch our amazing wildlife and enjoy the peace and quiet that surrounds you.

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