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Self Catering on Drumlanrig Estate

Drumlanrig Self Catering

Stableyard Studio

Whether you want to relax and unwind in a beautiful setting, or get involved in all there is to see and do, the Stableyard Studio, nestled in the historic Castle Stableyard is the ideal place to stay.

The beautifully furnished studio can accommodate two guests and two dogs.

There is a large bedroom/living room with king-size bed, comfortable chairs, smart television, electric fire and Castle views.

The large dining kitchen with integrated dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, electric hob and oven ensures you can make the most of the lovely local produce available in the area.

And the modern shower room will ensure you start your day raring to go!

The secure entry way is the ideal base for you to explore the outdoors, with bike storage and boot racks for muddy wellies shared with the Stableyard Apartment.

Stableyard Apartment

The Stableyard Apartment, as the name suggests, is located right in the heart of the old Castle Stableyard.  A heartbeat from the historic 17th century Drumlanrig Castle. 

The holiday apartment is newly modernised with all the features you would expect.  We are sure you will have a memorable, comfortable stay for up to four guests and two dogs. 

As you enter there is a large cupboard, perfect for holding the shoes, boots and coats you may need to explore the wider country estate.

You will find two beautifully furnished bedrooms.  One with a king-sized bed and the other with a double bed.  Both have views of the Castle turrets and Stableyard from the windows.

After a busy day exploring the South West of Scotland, the good sized separate living room is perfect for relaxing.  It has two comfortable sofas, smart tv, electric fire and compact dining table and chairs.

And the brand new galley kitchen will inspire you to prepare and sample all the local produce you have found on your travels.  It has integrated appliances including washing machine, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob.

Whether you are looking for a nice soak in the bath after a busy day or a quick shower so you are raring to go, the freshly decorated bathroom will fit your needs.

With central heating throughout, and electric fire in living room, you will be nice and warm whenever you stay!

The Apartment entrance is conveniently located right next to the Castle car park, so its not far to carry bags or shopping, and is accessed via a shared entrance way.  There is a bike parking and welly boot area on ground floor area which is shared with the Stableyard Studio.  A staircase leads to up to the Apartment and Studio.

Travelling with another household?

The Stableyard Studio and Stableyard Apartment are conveniently located next to each other making them the perfect properties for two families staying.  Or perhaps grandparents in one and the parents and kids in the other.

Drumlanrig Mains Cottage

Located a short drive, walk or cycle from Drumlanrig Castle, this picturesque cottage is the ideal home away from home.

Drumlanrig Mains Cottage is perfect for a group of friends (when rules permit) or a large or extended family.  Up to 6 guests can enjoy the cottage which has 2 double bedrooms (one ensuite), and one twin room with two single beds.

Located in a quiet spot next to the estate office, the property has private parking for up to 4 cars and both a front and back door for easy access into the property.

‘Mains 2’ has a lovely fenced wraparound garden where guests can enjoy views across the wider estate or little ones can play.

The property itself has a large living room with comfortable sofas, 55-inch smart TV and a log burner, perfect for cosy movie nights after a busy day exploring the region.

There is a downstairs double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and a further double bedroom with king sized bed and twin bedroom upstairs, all tastefully decorated.

The property has a large hall cupboard, perfect for bags, buggy, wellies, etc.  It also has a garage available for bike storage.

The newly renovated main bathroom has a bath with shower, perfect for a relaxing soak or a quick shower to get you ready for a busy day of exploring.

The large dining kitchen, comfortably sits six.  The ideal place to enjoy a large delicious breakfast made with local produce.  The modern kitchen has everything you need, with integrated appliances including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer and electric oven and hob.

There is oil fired central heating throughout, ensuring you will have a warm and cosy stay whatever the Scottish weather brings!

Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate

Located in such an historic setting you can immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the 17th century ‘Pink Palace’ and its surroundings. During the Summer season enjoy a Castle Tour or explore the extensive Castle Gardens.

For outdoor enthusiasts, don your walking boots and explore scenery, scents and sounds of the 90,000 acre estate. Or if you prefer exploring on two wheels, bring your own bike or hire one onsite, with world class trails and quiet estate roads, Drumlanrig is a cyclists dream.

If traditional country sports are for you, you are in the right place. Here at Drumlanrig Castle you’ll find Salmon and Sea Trout fishing in the River Nith, plus Grayling fishing in the winter. We also offer Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout fishing in our well-stocked lochs.

If walking and cycling aren’t enough to keep any little ones amused, during the summer season, the adventure playground, with 15 metre tunnel slides, giant climbing nets and a zip line are sure to keep them smiling

With so much to see and do right on your doorstep, we are sure you will enjoy your stay in the Stableyard Studio.

Nithsdale Hotel


The Nithsdale Hotel is a family run Hotel in the Royal Burgh Of Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway. Situated in the picturesque Upper Nithsdale valley and is only an hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, with regular train service from Sanquhar to Glasgow and connections to Edinburgh.

The hotel offers great food at the Oasis Restaurant, 14 ensuite rooms, relaxing bar with log fire and friendly locals, function room and beer garden. We are dog friendly with two resident dogs. The area offers stunning walks. Please feel welcome to come and stay.


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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

Burnside Tearoom and Fuel Station


Hot and cold meals and snacks to eat in or take away

Serving unleaded petrol, super unleaded and diesel fuels

We have a range of items crafted by local artisans ranging from wood turning to jewellery

Newark Farmhouse B & B and CL


Quality Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Dumfries & Galloway


Here at Newark Farm we offer quality accommodation and a wide range of facilities and are an awarded certificated location which has been first in Scotland for three years. We offer three different types of accommodation:

Bed & Breakfast in character spacious, centrally heated en-suite rooms, is available.

We have 2 bedrooms and both could be available as family rooms for 4 people.

The rooms are furnished to a very high standard with TV and tea making facilities.

Accessible Accommodation

A downstairs bedroom with en-suite suitable for wheel chair users is available. Toilet riser and stool are also available

NEW – “Keep in touch” – Free WiFi is now available.

Evening Meal & Packed Lunch

Evening meal available on request – soup, sandwiches and a pudding.

To ensure our visitors are well looked after, a packed lunch is included in the price. Ask for more details.

  • Certified caravan location
  • Certificated Caravan Site in Dumfries & Galloway

    Newark Farm has a Caravan Club awarded certificated location which has:

    • Certified Caravan site in Dumfries and Galloway
    • Level well drained lawned field
    • Quiet Rural Farm Location
    • Good Entrance & Some Hard Standing
    • Ideal for Walking and Fishing etc.
    • Local Shopping within ½ mile
    • Trout & Salmon fishing by Arrangement
    • Spectacular views

    This award winning certified caravan location is an idyllic site in rural Scotland, nestling in Dumfries and Galloway’s picturesque Nith Valley, yet conveniently close to the A76.

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Whether you want to go fishingwalking, swimming mountain biking or simply enjoy the view Newark Farm is the ideal location.

View our farm trail pages to find out more about the farm, its environment and the local area.

Visitors are welcome to see the indoor lambing taking place from January to April staying in the B&B farmhouse.

We now have 4G mobile broadband in Sanquhar.


Newark Farm is a traditional family run working beef and sheep farm in the beautiful Southern Uplands with magnificent views of the River Nith Valley.



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A’ The Airts in the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar is a Community Arts and Crafts centre nestled in the heart of Upper Nithsdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

Our fully accessible building is a hub where individuals can meet and express their creativity. Our varied groups who use the centre also love the warm and welcoming atmosphere here. Locals and tourists alike can enjoy great refreshments and free wi-fi in our café.

Here at A’ The Airts we are providing a platform for local artists and crafters to sell their works either in our shop or during exhibitions held in the Gallery. Our shop has a wide variety of crafts available, many of which use the Sanquhar patterns (some items are only sold here).

Our shop is a great place to browse unique Sanquhar Pattern goods – some not sold anywhere else – and a superb variety of wares from local crafters.

We have a theatre that can seat a maximum of 50 individuals, suitable for small productions, performances and talks. It is equipped with a projector, for presentations and is used as a community cinema. The seats are retractable, so that the space can be easily opened up for other uses. Tai Chi, and playgroups, parties and conferences have all used this space.

The theatre doubles as a gallery and we have further exhibition space throughout the building. We generally have many exhibitions throughout the year both by amateur and professional alike and we are always pleased to hear from groups or individuals who would like to consider the space for future exhibitions.

We have two craft rooms, which our local community arts and crafts groups use on a weekly basis. The groups currently include pottery, photography, poetry, knitting, patchwork. The larger of the two rooms has a kiln for pottery and a potter’s wheel. The smaller of the two rooms is an ideal space for meetings.

Crawick Multiverse

Crawick Multiverse is a spectacular artland, visitor attraction and events venue utilising landscape art to transform a former open cast coal mine into an outdoor space that can be enjoyed by future generations.

Globally-renowned landscape artist Charles Jencks transformed the site which opened in summer 2015. It links the themes of space, astronomy and cosmology, creating a truly inspiring landmark that will appeal to everyone from art enthusiasts and scientists to walkers and the wider community.

The site is cared for by The Crawick Multiverse Trust, a charity registered in Scotland (SCO39940). By visiting this extraordinary artland, you are helping maintain the Multiverse for current and future generations to enjoy. Thank you for your support.

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Winner of Best Restaurant Experience Thistle Awards 2019/20 for the West of Scotland, Blackaddie House is run by Scotland’s Chef of the Year 2016, Ian McAndrew and his wife Jane. This charming Restaurant with Rooms offers exquisite food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Ian won his first Michelin Star at age 27 and was the youngest English Chef ever to do so. He believes that the secret to fine dining is selecting the finest ingredients and so has built up a network of incredible local producers and suppliers which allows him to showcase the very best of Scottish food.

Guests can enjoy the Fine Dining Four Course Menu, or the 6 or 8 Course Gourmet Tasting Menu (which must be booked in advance). Menus change daily to allow so that we can offer you the best of fresh seasonal produce.

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Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate

If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring beautiful countryside – or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking – you’ll love a day at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. From activities for kids to salmon fishing, you’ll find a raft of activity awaiting you. The Castle has 120 rooms, 17 turrets and four towers and from your very first glance you’ll know you’re entering a special place. Special enough, in fact, that the producers of Outlander recently used the Castle for filming their second series!

You will discover Rembrandt’s Old Lady Reading and family portraits by artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, landscapes by Paul Sandby and the Dutch masters, and cartoons by Rowlandson amid the finest furnishing and antiques.

The 90,000 acre Estate boasts miles of beautiful walks and acres of gardens. Launch yourself down one of our championship mountain biking trails, or hook yourself a salmon, fishing on the river. Activities for kids include everything from the adventure playground to ranger-led wildlife walks and a host of events.

The Castle is the stunning Dumfriesshire seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and they hope you find it as inspiring as they do.

Lower Annandale Walking Festival
Join our walkers for a weekend of walks in and around Annan. Enjoy great views, coupled with fascinating archaeology and history interpreted by our knowledgeable guides.
T: 013873 80914
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Newton Stewart Walking Festival
Set in beautiful Galloway, the third annual walking festival includes strenuous walks on the highest hills in south-west Scotland, as a challenge to the dedicated hill-walker, and also gentle lowland explorations on which the walker can learn of the environment, past and present. On all walks we shall look at the wildlife and plants of the area.
T: 01671 402770
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Upper Nithsdale Walking Festival
Join fellow walkers in a weekend of walks and entertainment. Upper Nithsdale has a wild and remote landscape – you really feel like you are in the middle of nowhere and yet, it is very accessible. The scenery is beautiful and the people friendly.
T: 01659 50551
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Langholm Walking Festival
Enjoy a weekend in the hills and valleys around the picturesque town of Langholm, where you’ll receive a warm welcome.
T: 013873 80914
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Moffat Walking Festival
Moffat is proud to announce it`s first walking weekend after 10 years. Enjoy an autumnal break in the stunning Moffat Hills with a warm welcome from locals and fellow walkers, with walks to suit any ability from the free and easy to the more strenuous for the experienced walker. Our walking festival team know how to help you make the most of your weekend

T:01683 220227

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These three riverside self catering cottages are situated on the beautiful banks of the River Nith in the gardens of Blackaddie House. Converted from a traditional barn into spacious and comfortable accommodation, they offer easy access to our cosy bar and award winning restaurant with the flexibility to self cater if you prefer.

With idyllic views of the river backed by rolling hills, these lovely cottages are the perfect base to explore south west Scotland. Located just outside of Sanquhar, the cottages are perfect for a family holiday, the outdoor enthusiast or a relaxing break. There is a multitude of things to do right on your doorstep, the Southern Upland Way and the South West Coastal pass the end of the drive. There are walks, bird watching, fishing, golfing and canoeing all nearby. If you’d like to discover some history, there is the spectacular Drumlanrig castle only ten miles away. Or why not visit Scotland highest village, Wanlockhead which is just nearby.

Riverside Cottage (Sleeps 2)

A spacious, comfortable cottage with a spectacular view through french doors to the River Nith, Riverside Cottage is the perfect haven of comfort and relaxation. It has a well equipped galley kitchen, a large living/dining room, a large double bedroom which can be twinned if preferred and a bathroom/W.C. (shower over bath).

The Fishing Cottage (Sleeps 4)

The middle of the three cottages, the Fishing Cottage also enjoys beautiful views of the river and surrounding countryside. It gets its name because it is situated just 100 meters from John Kerr Pool, a salmon pool just up the river. The cottage itself has recently been renovated and is comfortable and spacious and has access to a garden area at the front with seating overlooking the river. It has a large living/dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and utility room, two large double bedrooms which can be twinned if preferred and a bathroom/W.C. (shower over bath).

Waterside Cottage (Sleeps 4)
The largest of the three cottages, the Waterside has a very spacious living/dining room and a well equipped fitted kitchen. At the front of the property is a garden area with seating overlooking the river and the countryside beyond. The cottage has two large bedrooms which can be set up as doubles or twins. The cottage is wheelchair friendly with a ramp to the front door, wider doors throughout and the bathroom/WC with shower over bath is fitted out with the disabled in mind.

Blackaddie House is an award winning, luxury 4 Star Restaurant with Rooms. Set on the beautiful banks of the River Nith in the idyllic Dumfries and Galloway countryside, this 16th century country house is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Run by husband and wife team Ian and Jane McAndrew, Blackaddie is warm and welcoming. The hotel has a selection of luxury suites, rooms and three riverside cottages as well as being home to one of Scotland’s best restaurants. Awarded a 4 star Restaurant with Rooms rating by the AA and by Visit Scotland you can be assured of a great stay with friendly relaxed service when you visit Blackaddie House.

An ideal base to explore South West Scotland, Blackaddie is within easy distance of many of the regions key attractions. Dumfries House, Drumlanrig Castle, Crawick Multiverse and Scotland’s highest village, Wanlockhead are all just a short drive away. There are many golf courses nearby and fishermen can take advantage of easy access to the ever popular River Nith. The hotel is surrounded by wonderful walking and cycling country. You also have great access to both the South West Coastal 300, one of Scotland’s best known driving routes as well as the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s only official coast-to-coast long distance walking route.

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