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Rhum Cottage

Rhum Cottage


Come visit Rhum Cottage today

An idyllic cottage on the coast of Scotland, the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of busy life. Enjoy the sound of the sea crashing on the beach and fall asleep under the stars.

Drummore, Scotland has so much to offer.

This quaint cottage sleeps 4 comfortably with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. We welcome your furry friends too

Sitting room with multi-fuel stove and TV/DVD (Sky Freeview) and iPod docking station

Kitchen/dining room with washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave, deep freezer

French windows onto patio

Bathroom with bath and shower over, wash basin and WC

1x Double bedroom

1x Twin bedroom

Ample amounts of parking at the back

Laundry facilities are available

  Nadav`s Shed

Nadav`s Shed, Your 2 room Dry camping Retreat.

My 2 room Dry Camping option – In NEW LUCE – Located behind 33/35 Main Street New Luce, DG8 0AJ with car, bike access from Smithy Lane.

Ideal for Individuals, families, or up to 4 good friends.

My wee shed “Nadav`s Shed”  is ideal for those walking on The Southern Upland Way (SUW)  The Pilgrims Way, Visiting; S. W. Scotland, Driving our SWC300 or passing through by bike or car.  Users currently include people drying out, resting up or using the the Ferries to Ireland, Visiting The West Coast, Glasgow  Airports and beyond.

Nadav`s Shed sits behind my place.  Please be aware that I also have chickens & Ducks, plus 3 small ponds in and around the gardens.  Young children should not be left unsupervised.  Pets should be under your control at all times.

If your passing through and need to have a roof over your head,  Just knock at the front door of 35, 33 OR 27 Main Street to see if anyone is available to help you.  Or book it online by PM with me and pick your key up from the Box provided for yourself at Nadav`s Shed..  Your friend, and Pets, are welcome, just ask for details.

Book is only available with myself at the moment.  I do not save any Bank or any other details apart from that what is required currently for Covid test and trace.

Room 1

Room 1.

Social Media – Free Wi-Fi is available in Nadav`s Shed, for your Apps.

Family & Child content safeguards are in operation.
There are other mobile app links in and around the village, including the Hall..
However relaxing away from social media can be so restful for a day or two.
I can turn Wi-Fi off if required – Just ask.


Nadav`s Shed is suitable for up to 4 people with their own sleeping bags, own bedding or mats, however there is a small variety of beds. Including, 2 single beds, 1 single Chair that folds down to a bed, even a camping bed you can make up as required, check when you book.   Or like many,  just use your mat, or mine; in any of the 2 rooms, available in Nadav`s Shed.  If you and your equipment are wet, If available I can give some bedding or a clean bag.  Just ask.

Showers (my shower) are only available if I am here during social hrs, and if Covid Rules allow.  Please ask.

Room 2.

Because smoking, cooking or flames are not allowed in Nadav`s Shed, a kettle, toaster and microwave is provided to heat your pre-prepared food. there is also a small table top fridge, for your milk or drinks.

There is a separate shared cooking area outside for BBQ and stoves, 2 fire pits are also available and if required I can let you have a single use BBQ tray for a small fee. or even fire logs and charcoal.   Make sure you ask before you come, so I get some in.

A Porta Potti facility is in a cubby,  on the front Porch of Nadav`s Shed, for your use. If you fill it you empty it, just like being in your van, tent or caravan.

Showers are by arrangement on site, if booked with the host and only during social hours, when he is available, and when current Covid rules allow.

Your pet is welcome (just ask) Bring your pet`s own bedding, favourite toy, and bowl.  Be aware of domestic fowl and wild life.

Secure Booking.

Secure availability and bookings for Nadav`s Shed, is not available till Covid Lockdown is lifted fully.   We will then be available on Airbnb, or text myself or call. you must show your number.

Sometimes if you visit the sites to look, the sites will say not available, If so Phone me, I tell it as it is.  Essential Workers and some who need to isolate can still book.  Check Current Scottish Government rules before you travel.      Just search for Nadav`s Shed. New Luce, Newton Stewart.  If you prefer you can email or phone directly to me  for availability and payment details, via my bank.

Contact me, PM, email, mobile or landline.  Harry Waugh. aka,  denburyboy or Nadav’s shed & Berry Cottage via Facebook. phone 01581600350 or 07787186936.  Email

I am registered with Data Security and follow the Banking code of conduct, I do not take card payments.

I do not store information after any transactions or visits, other than what is currently required under Covid -19 Check and trace.

My email for bookings is also

Park outside of Nadav`s Shed, your 2 room Dry Camping Sed.
Nadav`s Shed  Stands alone at the bottom of my garden.  It has been used for 20 years to help individuals seeking accommodation when walking the Southern Upland Way, The Pilgrims Way, or just wet and in a bit of distress., now it is a stand alone shelter for a night or two at a reasonable price.
It is on 1 level with parking outside for easy unload & access.
This all electric shed has guest controlled instant heating plus kettle & Microwave oven for heating water or your pre prepared food.  Washing water is by a hose in the garden.  Drinking water is via a blue tap hose attached to the Big Shed.  Showers via me by arrangement  at a reasonable hour, current Covid rules apply. Please check..

In an emergency, Bedding & Linen, for Nadav’s Shed can be supplied and paid for before use. Nadav`s Shed Cleaning protocol follows Covid 19 Guidelines. cleaning to approved cleaning standards before you arrive.

I can arrange to ferry guests to and from transport hubs, shops.

In addition, If I am available & Covid rules allow, guests can be transported to and from walking points, places of interest or restaurants.  There is also a taxi service Based in Stranraer.  If you need a walking guide,I can crawl along beside you.

Hotel grounds & view from one of our two Bridges, 60 yards from the Shed.

Our hotel is currently closed and being refurbished as a village community Hotel and Hub.

I can act as a knowledgeable guide if required.

Locked covered pushbike storage and a locked yard for motorbikes is available on request.  Check before arrival.
A grocery or take away food delivery service can be used.  Our shop/Post Office is open 5 mornings a week.
Please Note:- No smoking or naked flames indoors. 
I have no problem giving you emergency Porridge for an early start and some fruit to take with you.
I can also supply most unopened cereals given fair warning. There will, of course, have to be a contribution for any additional help I can arrange for you.  Including transport for a drop of and pick up if required.
I am here to help with most reasonable requests, Just ask, or PM me on Facebook.

Harry Waugh

Nadav`s Shed & Myself   can be found on Facebook

and the Southern Upland Way.

Have Fun.

Stranraer Museum


Stranraer’s historic Old Town Hall, built in 1776, is the home of Stranraer Museum. Step inside and discover Wigtownshire’s fascinating past. See one of Scotland’s oldest ploughs, look at Victorian Wigtownshire in 3D photographs and investigate the collection through our museum trails. Plus displays on archaeology, local history, costume, farming and dairying. An exciting and varied temporary exhibition programme runs throughout the year and there are activities for all the family. Groups and schools bookings are always welcome.

Accessibility – There is level access to the ground floor via the front door. The ground floor is fully accessible on a level surface. Access to the second floor is by the lift at the far corner of the building. Toilet (accessible) is available on the ground floor.

Stranraer Golf Club


Stranraer Golf Club is the final course designed by James Braid; the culmination of his many years of outstanding golf course design. This is a course that’s worth making time to play, beautifully designed with a prevailing wind from the sea and some real testing holes.

Stranraer presents a true challenge for the better golfer, with excellent facilities and an immaculate course. The warm wash of the Gulf Stream provides this part of Scotland with a remarkably mild climate, making play possible on all but a handful of days.

R & R Motorhome Hire


Welcome to Rest and Recoup Motorhomes! We are a family run business that has been exploring the fabulous parts of Scotland for over ten years and we feel it is now time that we want to share our hobby with you. We have chosen our Motorhomes to provide the most comfortable and affordable for everyone, friends, family or couples you will be able to escape into Scotland’s most spectacular views of coastline and countryside. Scotland boast of having the most magical beaches in the UK!


Want to adventure in style? Imagine waking up in the morning, taking a nice warm shower, the kettle has boiled, you sit outside and see the beautiful sunrise over the coastline? At Rest and Recoup Motorhomes not only are we a family run business who want to share with you our experiences around Scotland, but we also want to provide you with the best luxuries and stylish motorhomes so that not only are you exploring the beautiful surroundings, but you are also experiencing fine living at your door step.



Our modern motorhomes are smooth and comfortable to drive making any journey a pleasure, enabling you to relax and take in the surroundings.

Rest and Recoup Motorhomes care about our customers and making their holiday that extra special!

You have the option of being picked up from the train, bus, or ferry port in Stranraer, or leave your vehicle on our site, all FREE OF CHARGE (one car per motorhome). It is our main focus to make this holiday one truly not to forget!


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Little Laight Cottage


Little Laight Cottage, a Self Catering holiday cottage sleeping 6, in remote location overlooking Loch Ryan in South West Scotland

All the accommodation is on one floor and the cottage is completed to a very high spec

There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

A large spacious kitchen diner and a bright sitting room with views through 3 windows

It is well appointed, light, airy, snug and comfortable

The Cottage at Castle Sinniness

A beautiful three bedroom holiday cottage (sleeping 6) with large social areas situated near Glenluce, Newton Stewart. The Cottage at Castle Sinniness sits on a coastal path and is within easy reach of the beautiful beaches and stunning countryside that Glenluce has to offer. The perfect place to base your relaxing country holiday!


Living Room

The spacious living area provides ample seating as well as a cosy log fire (the first logs will be provided).There is a 32″ TV with Freeview channels and DVD player as well as a Bluetooth speaker to connect your mobile or music player.

Kitchen/Dining Room

The bright and airy kitchen features a traditional Stanley cooker, an electric oven/grill, a microwave and a slow cooker giving guests plenty of options for cooking.


The Cottage at Castle Sinniness has three bedrooms: two king sized rooms and one twin. One of the king sized rooms has an en-suite shower room. There is plenty of clothes storage available including a small wardrobe space in two rooms.


The Cottage at Castle Sinniness has a cloakroom/toilet as well as a full bathroom with a shower over bath. As previously mentioned, the master bedroom is also an en-suite shower room.


The back garden area is mostly paved and looks over the fields that surround The Cottage. There is a table and chairs available on request as well as a BBQ.


The Cottage at Castle Sinniness allows up to two well behaved dogs. However, it is important to note that The Cottage is situated on the grounds of a working farm and as such, dogs must remain on leads at all times when in the garden area or walking near to The Cottage.



Twitter: @Sinniness

Instagram: @Sinninesscottage #sinninesscottage



Sandhead is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach near Stranraer. It is quite a sheltered beach and with its handy car parking, picnic tables and dog friendly status, it’s the perfect place for a picnic, a seaside stroll and a paddle.

Luce bay is designated a Special Area for Conservation for its dune, seashore and seabed habitats and the fantastic marine wildlife it supports.

Sandhead has a hotel within the village to cater for your needs from a snack to a full meal.

For those with an interest in history, the Kirkmadrine Stones which are thought to date back to the 5th or 6th century are also nearby.

The Mull of Galloway Trail passes through Sandhead on its way from Stranraer to the Mull itself and makes a delightful walk in either direction.

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

Kitchen Coos and Ewes

Authentic working farm experiences lead by the people who love and look after the animals every day.
Airyolland farm is situated in the Southern Uplands of Scotland within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere.
Neale and Janet McQuistin took on the tenancy of the farm 28 years ago, 10 days after they got married.
They breed Beltex sheep and the iconic native breed to Scotland, Highland Coos.
Between the two of them Neale and Janet have accumulated 110 years of farm living and they want to share what they have learned with you! They can tell you all everything about the many generations of Beltex bloodlines in their record-breaking flock and the social structure within the Highland Cattle fold.
Learn about the interesting variety of different breeds that were carefully selected to utilise the different habitats on the farm before enjoying a traditional farmhouse spread of food and drink. Grab your camera or your sketchbook and charcoals, because there are so many highlights on one of these tours, you’ll want to capture them all.

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.

Indoor traversing wall

The Auld Cairn Guest House

The Auld Cairn is a 300-year-old village house, situated on the shores of Loch Ryan with scenic views. Located half a mile from both the Stena ferry terminal to Belfast, and the P&O terminal to Larne. Stranraer rail station is a 10-minute drive away.

A king-size bed and a view of either the Loch or garden are featured in each Auld Cairn room.

A flat-screen LCD TV and free Wi-Fi are also included.

A complimentary packed breakfast is available to guests. Stranraer Golf Club is only a 15-minute drive away. Wigtown, known as the Scottish Book Town is about 40 minutes’ drive, and features castles, beaches, harbours, forests, rivers and hills.

Butler’s Gait Holiday Rental



Butler’s Gait is a cosy, one bedroomed ground floor apartment within Dunragit House and grounds.

Located near Castle Kennedy & Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.

Sleeps 2.

Pet friendly.

Perfect for a couple’s retreat.

The apartment has 1 bedroom, a TV, a well equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine. One bathroom with a bath or shower.

Cycling can be enjoyed nearby.


Central Cafe



Central Cafe is a small Family run business that has traded in Stranraer since 1960.

We pride ourselves on our fresh chips, peeled and cut fresh every morning.


Ryan Bay Holiday Park



Located on the shores of Loch Ryan, a short distance from Stranraer Ryan Bay Holiday & Residential Park is ideally suited for exploring Dumfries and Galloway, the scenic west coast of Scotland and the picturesque villages of Portpatrick and Kirkcudbright. The nearby ferry terminals allow easy access to the many attractions in Northern Ireland a mere 20 miles away.

Ryan Bay Holiday & Residential Park is in a stunning loch-side location and boasts it’s own clubhouse, laundry facilities and a children’s outdoor play area.

This caravan park is perfect for enjoying the scenic beauty of the West Coast of Scotland. For all the outdoor lovers this peaceful family holiday park is an ideal base for walking or even a day trip to Ireland.

Ryan Bay Holiday  Park great views.

Touring caravans welcome

Dog friendly



Ryan Bay Caravan Park
Dumfries & Galloway

Port Rodie Service Station

Solo Petrol Station

Sands of Luce,

multi award winning holiday park

Welcome to Sands of Luce! We are a Sandhead holiday park based in picturesque Galloway near Glenluce, as a family-run park, we provide the ultimate beachside holiday experience. It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic setting, positioned within the emerald green rolling Galloway hills and fronted by the vast golden sands of Luce Bay.

We have an outstanding selection of luxury holiday homes, static caravans and beachside spots for camping, all surrounded by thrilling nearby activities and events including fishing, kite flying, kitesurfing and various watersports.

Dip your toe in our temperate Gulf Stream warmed waters or just lay back and listen to the waves gently break. The change of tide is your new clock and all there is to do is to relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends in our Dumfries holiday park.


It’s all about the beach at Sands of Luce! Our wide beach frontage means the sea is never far away. You will struggle to find a finer vista in Scotland than that enjoyed from the front of our park. Here you can discover a different pace of life.


As well as the beach, you will find plenty to keep you and the family occupied outside of your holiday home with park-wide wifi, on site-bar and cafe, boat storage, slipway, outdoor play area, games room and plenty more! No more excuses for not taking a quick dip, paddle or walk– even if it’s just to our local village, Sandhead for a drink!

We also have an extensive and varied summer activity programme designed to keep the whole family entertained. Our efforts in keeping a top quality park have earned us a renowned reputation as a quality holiday destination. Your holiday starts here!

Discover a new pace of life and let our park be the setting for your next beach side holiday, whether you’d like to purchase a holiday home, rent a caravan or camp out. Make it your own.



Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel


This very unique  hotel and restaurant delights everyone who has the good fortune to stay or dine here. It has the charm and romance of an 1815 functioning lighthouse with the comforts of a small very unique  hotel and restaurant.


Your comfort is assured by the owners who personally runs and supervises the hotel. A peaceful, relaxed and friendly atmosphere awaits you at one of the newest and most unique hotels that Scotland has to offer.

Some of Scotland’s most spectacular coastline is found within and nearby the 20 acre grounds of Corsewall Light House Hotel. The lighthouse galleries and public areas afford fine views of the Kintyre Peninsula, Arran, the Firth of Clyde, Ailsa Craig and even the coast of Ireland. The Iron Age fort of Dunskirkloch is found here. A wide variety of flora, abundant sea life, seals, birds and even deer can be viewed from here. On a clear night, the beams of several Scottish and Irish lighthouses can be seen.

Welcome to the Hidden Hideaway @ Low Glengyre, a newly renovated property designed to satisfy all your self-catering dreams!  Whether it is the landscaped patio area with your own private hot tub or lounging in front of the wood burning stove while taking advantage of the free Wi-fi, Hidden Hideaway has it all!

Located mid-way between the villages of Leswalt & Kirkcolm, only 15 minutes from Stranraer, this cottage offers all the benefits of being in a rural, tranquil location while still being ‘close to civilisation’!  There is also easy access to many local beaches and all the fabulous attractions of The Rhins of Galloway.

The Hidden Hideaway @ Low Glengyre

The Hidden Hideaway has three bedrooms and accommodates six people.  There is a King size bedroom, a double and a twin bedroom.  All are furnished to a high standard and have ample storage space.  The Master bedroom and double bedroom share a ‘Jack & Jill’ en-suite with shower.  All beds are made on arrival.

The family bathroom has a full size bath and an over-bath shower with a rain shower head.  Towels are supplied.

The living room has a 43inch smart television with Sky free-view and a large multi-fuel stove for those colder nights!  The living room, kitchen and bathrooms all have Kardean flooring throughout.  In addition, there is a small den area for the kids to relax in their own space while the adults enjoy the living room.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, fridge & freezer.  There is also a large dining table with ample room for all the guests.

For the outdoor lovers – fishermen, walkers & cyclists, there is a large walk in airing cupboard with a pulley drying line – perfect to get those damp clothes nice and toasty!  A storage shed for any equipment is the icing on the cake!

Our fully enclosed garden area is perfect for your fur-babies to freely roam.  The six person hot tub is discretely located to give maximum privacy to our guests.  Bathrobes and disposable slippers are provided for use of the hot tub.  The garden area has outdoor seating and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows or staying warm on a cooler night.  A large barbecue is available for those lazy summer afternoons!

Unfortunately, we don’t allow smoking in the property but two well-behaved pets are welcome as are children!

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The Old Colfin Creamery



The Old Colfin Creamery brought to you by Nick & Emma.

Offering a balance between old classics and modern dishes using seasonal local produce.

The Old Colfin Creamery where  warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere greet you

We offer scones, traybakes & coffees.

Fresh sandwiches/salads are available as well as our main menu. We cater for dietary requirements eg Gluten Free.

Afternoon Tea is very popular at The Old Colfin Creamery (24hrs notice needed for this).

Opening Hours:

Mon&Tues = closed

Wed&Thurs = 10am-3pm

Fri&Sat = 10am-3pm & 6pm-9pm

Sun = 12noon-6pm

Telephone: 01776 820622


Founded in 1947 Stranraer and District Angling Association offers visiting anglers a diverse choice, from remote wild brown trout fishing, to a well stocked user friendly loch especially suited to the younger and disadvantaged anglers as well as those wishing to explore the fishing whilst visiting the area.

The Association welcomes visitors who will find members always happy and willing to offer advice, however don’t necessarily expect them to share all their secrets!!!

2019 ( 2 Fish Limit )

Ticket Prices        Per Day              Per 7 Days

Seniors                  £18                        £80

O.A.P`s                  £16                        £60

Youths                   £16                        £60

Juniors                  £10                        £50

Disabled                £14                        £40

Evening Ticket      £12 (1 Fish)

Magillie                  £10         Coarse Only

Permits available from The Sports Shop, Stranraer


Knockniemoak is a family-run bed and breakfast, set in the south west of Scotland. Knockniemoak B & B sits alone in three acres of land just north of the charming coastal village of Portpatrick. We have direct access for walkers on the Southern Upland Way, and are minutes from the stunning coastal scenery of the Rhins of Galloway.


We provide a warm and friendly welcome to all of our guests, and ensure that your stay is both comfortable and relaxing.  Each of the 3 guest rooms have an en-suite shower room and are furnished to a high standard, with premium linens and toiletries to offer you a little bit of luxury. You will also enjoy a complimentary beverage tray and a flat screen digital TV. We offer a large, warm, guest-dedicated lounge where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful views, read a book or watch TV.

We take great care in providing a fresh and tasty cooked breakfast that sets you up for a day in the Scottish countryside. Vegetarian and lighter breakfast options are available too. Locally sourced and homemade produce is provided wherever possible. Breakfast is served in our cozy dining area, and offers our guests the chance to share plans, advice and stories with us and other guests.

The popular coastal village of Portpatrick is just 3 miles away, offering fabulous restaurants, walks, pubs, golf and a picturesque harbour. You are also a short walk from breath-taking views of the Irish Sea and the Mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland, as well as Ailsa Craig and Arran.  There are a whole host of interesting places to visit close by, including the stunning gardens of Logan Botanic, Glenwhan, Dunskey and Castle Kennedy.  We are happy to help with advice on what the local area has to offer, and will always be available for information and tips to make your stay with us a memorable one. In addition we can provide secure and dry facilities for both cycles and motorbikes.



luxury self catering in Scotland for 6 guests.

Helensdale self catering accommodation is situated in a tranquil coastal location. The cottage sits above a rocky bay overlooking the North Channel and has amazing, uninterrupted views of Ireland.  Helensdale is in the enviable position of being away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and yet only 3.5 miles from Drummore. This village has a well stocked shop and pub which serves food. The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse which is the most southerly point in Scotland is only 3 miles away. Helensdale holiday cottage is located on a peninsula with a diverse range of coastal features.  There are sandy beaches on the East coast and a variety of cliffs, rocks and sandy coves on the West, so providing plenty of choice. The most famous of which are the delightful village of Port Logan and of course the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick.

Helensdale has been completely renovated to provide luxury self catering Scotland accommodation.  This holiday house is the ideal choice for both families or couples wanting to get away from it all and enjoy the stunning scenery Scottish coastal cottages can offer. It is an ideal base for exploring the local area.

Open plan lounge/ dining/ Kitchen – with electric double oven cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle. Dining area has table which comfortably seats 6. Sitting area has leather corner sofa, ideal for relaxing and taking in the morning sunlight (this open plan area has 4 windows, mostly east facing)


Utility with washing machine & tumble dryer.

Separate lounge with open fire, TV, DVD, radio CD and stunning sea views.

Double bedroom with king sized bed and amazing sea view.

Twin bedroom with view over open countryside.

Shower room.

Upstairs – Double bedroom and bathroom with separate shower.


Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tearoom

Glenwhan Gardens has been described as one of the most beautiful made gardens in Scotland. with unique & stunning sea views across to the Isle of Man, Luce Bay, and the Mull of Galloway.

The Gardens are a labour of love, hewn from rough moorland 40 years ago. With the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, Glenwhan grows many tender plants from around the Southern Hemisphere, together with large collections of rare trees and shrubs. A numbered tree trail for the dendrologist has been collated, along with a 17-acre moorland walk with 120 species of wildflowers, grasses, and ferns. Two small lakes (Lochans) are the focal point of these family-run gardens, with seats and meandering paths running along enchanting walks with interesting sculptures, which the visitor will discover.

The Tearoom prides itself on its delicious home baking and warming homemade soups. Home-grown vegetables and use of fresh locally-sourced produce are used wherever possible. We have a small but well-stocked plant nursery situated by the tearoom, incorporating many of the plants which may be seen growing in the gardens. We aim to produce our own plants and we are happy to propagate any plants for our customers.


Glenwhan Gardens are open all year round so that our visitors can experience the full range of the seasons and changes in our flora and fauna.  During the Spring and Summer months, when our tearoom is open, please obtain your tickets from the tearoom. During the Autumn and Winter months we operate an Honesty Box at the entrance.

Garden Opening Daily for 2021 Season

10:00am – 5:00pm

Open from 1st April to 30th September

From 1st October – 31 March, Admission by Honesty Box at Entrance.

Ticket Prices

Adults £6.500

Concessions, Groups & Students  £5.00

Family (up to 3 children) £15.00

Season ticket £26.00

Family Season Ticket (up to three children) £40.00

Under 7’s Free

Dogs on leads are welcome

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 1581 400 222


Address: Glenwhan Gardens, Dunragit, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 8PH

The gardens participate in Gardens of Galloway, Scotland`s Garden Route
Open: Mid March  – 31 October, daily 10am- 5pm.


Make time for tea at Glenwhan Gardens

The Tearoom serves home-cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients and fresh vegetables and eggs produced on the premises, where possible and when in season. Every effort is made to source the ingredients grown as close to the premises, and emphasis is on Scottish suppliers.

With level access from the car park our tea rooms are fully accessible.

Dietary Options: Vegetarian and Vegan meals available.

Shepherd’s Hut

Our Bespoke Shepherd’s Hut in the garden overlooks the loch, to the Mull of Galloway with splendid sea views, & may be hired for Couples and Singles and comprises: 5ft double bed, with well equipped kitchen area with two hobs, microwave and Belfast sink, with small wood-burning fire, full size shower, WC & Basin. A separate sitting out area adjoins the Hut with seating and BBQ. Single dogs are allowed but please not on the bed.

To Book please go to AirBnB under Glenwhan Gardens or use this link, where you will find full details.


Luxury House Coming Soon

A luxury 2 bedroom house at Glenwhan is under construction at the moment and will be available to let soon! This fantastic house will accommodate up to 5 people with a comfortable sofa bed in the sitting room.

With beautiful sea views looking out over Luce Bay and The Mull of Galloway, this open-plan house will offer the perfect getaway to unwind and relax, where you can enjoy the gardens too. This retreat will offer a cozy getaway at any time of year with the log burner and underfloor heating adding a touch of luxury to your stay.

Keep an eye on our website and social media for more information and updates on availability for this stunning let!

Glenwhan Garden holiday house progress

Glenwhan Gardens Holiday House

Glenluce Abbey

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:

Tucked in a tranquil valley is one of Scotland’s best-preserved monasteries. A highlight is the magnificent chapter house, with its ornate windows and grotesque carvings. There is also a remarkable plumbing system that supplied the Cistercian monks with running water.


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


Lochinch Castle Holiday Cottages

Welcome to Lochinch Castle Holiday Cottages, enchanting holiday accommodation in South West Scotland.

Luxury self-catering holiday cottage accommodation on the Lochinch Castle Heritage Estate, which encompasses the stunning Castle Kennedy Gardens, is available to hire throughout the year.

These beautifully renovated self-catering cottages retain many of their original historic features and offer stylish quality accommodation in a peaceful and private setting.


Guests enjoy unlimited access to Castle Kennedy Gardens and the surrounding Lochinch Castle Heritage Estate, a traditional sporting and agricultural estate. Fishing, country sports, wild-life viewing, walking trails, estate Land Rover tours and a whole range of activities are available for guests to enjoy. Steeped in history, Lochinch Castle and Castle Kennedy Gardens are part of Stair Estates and the private home of the Earl and Countess of Stair.

Situated at one end of Castle Kennedy Gardens (open to the public), Lochinch Castle is set between two large natural lochs, which are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest for breeding wader and wintering wildfowl, and surrounded by 75 acres of beautiful sculptured terraces, avenues and gardens.

Guests enjoy free access to explore the Gardens which offer a varied programme of regular events from children’s activities to open air theatre, guided garden walks and annual festivals. You can also enjoy special discounts in the Gardens’ Gift Shop and Tea Room.

The surrounding Country Estate includes a dairy and sheep farm, forestry and alternative energy. Guests are free to explore and enjoy the numerous paths and walking routes at their leisure, such as the Southern Upland Way.

Fishing permits for both lochs can also be arranged as can a number of seasonal activities within the Estate including salmon and sea-trout fishing, Red deer stalking, duck flighting, pheasant shooting, private Estate Land Rover Tours, walking and cycling.

The surrounding area is full of unspoilt scenic treasures, including deserted sandy beaches, exotic gardens, rolling hillsides and open estuaries. The Southern Upland Way is located close by as is the River Luce which offers excellent fly fishing. Stranraer town is just three miles away with a wide range of pubs, restaurants, shops and activities including cinema, swimming and a museum. Other local attractions include a whisky distillery, Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, Wigtown Book Town and the picturesque seaside village of Portpatrick where guests can enjoy excellent seafood restaurants, village stores and pubs.

For those who are interested in exploring farther afield, there are numerous castle, historic and family attractions; book, music, food and art festivals; as well as museums, visitor centres, adventure playgrounds, cycling and walking trails.

Port Logan Holiday Cottage


Rosebank Holiday Cottage is situated in the pretty unspoilt village of Port Logan in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland and is ideal for families and couples looking for something completely different from their hectic working lives. This traditional fisherman’s cottage is now completely refurbished making your holiday in Scotland comfortable and welcoming.

The cottage has two double bedrooms, one en-suite, and a third bedroom with adult style bunk beds, sleeping a family of six. All on one level, a bright and light open plan kitchen, living and dining area opens onto a large private, safe & secure garden on two levels. Steps to the top level lead to a picnic table and seating area where there is a wonderful view of the Port Logan Lighthouse and the sea. Two Lrg or three Sml well behaved pets are welcome at Rosebank for a small extra charge. To book your next holiday you can send an email to  

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The beach is only a few yards from Rosebank Self-Catering Holiday Cottage and is a haven for children and every dogs dream! Port Logan is renown for rock and beach fishing. For the boat owner Port Logan has a free to use well maintained concrete slip-way making launching quick, easy and safe.

Self-Catering Holiday Cottage in Port Logan

Rosebank Holiday cottage in Port Logan, South West Scotland is all on one level with a light and bright open-plan kitchen, living space and dining area. There are two double bedrooms, one being en-suite with a shower cubicle, WC and hand wash basin. A third bedroom has adult style bunk beds and there is a spacious, modern bathroom with a bath. Rosebank is newly furnished and well equipped so you have everything you need for a perfect self-catering holiday. We welcome your pets, they need a holiday too.

Holiday home kitchen

Our well-equipped holiday home kitchen has everything you need including:

You will find a welcome pack on arrival with tea, coffee, sugar and milk in the fridge, there’s nothing better than a cuppa after your journey. We provide the basics for your holiday – a starter supply of toilet rolls, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, dish washer tablets, dishcloth and sponge and salt and pepper.

Open-plan living and dining area

The open-plan living area at Rosebank Holiday Cottage overlooks the garden to the rear of the cottage.  The living area has comfortable leather sofas, modern furnishings, a family sized dining table and Free-view TV and DVD. There are books and games and a wealth of tourist and local information to help you plan your days out. Rosebank is centrally heated and we provide unlimited WIFI broadband.

Bedrooms at Rosebank

At Rosebank we provide hotel quality duvets, pillows and Egyptian cotton towels, one bath sheet and a bath towel are provided per guest. We provide hand towels and hand soap in the bathrooms. There are two double bedrooms with neutral decor and comfortable furnishings. One of the double bedrooms has its own en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, WC and hand wash basin. The third bedroom has adult style bunk beds and is perfect for children. We provide a hairdryer and clock radios too. For younger guests we can provide a high chair(s) and travel cot(s).

Your holiday home garden

Outside, to the rear of Rosebank is a large secluded garden on two levels accessed directly from the living area. Our large garden is safe, secure and secluded and is perfect for pets and children. There are steps to the top level with a picnic table and benches. Here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the sea and Port Logan Lighthouse. With a glass of wine, the fresh sea air you can relax and watch the sun setting over the sea – just what holidays are all about. There’s a useful, secure outhouse where you can store sporting equipment and clothing and you can bathe sandy dogs after a fun day on the beach. You will also find a freezer and a washing machine in the outhouse and we have facilities for outdoor drying of laundry. There is private off-road parking to the front of Rosebank and the beach is just yards away from the front door.

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Knockinaam House!

Here you’ll find a newly refurbished holiday cottage that sleeps up to 8 people. Nestled in the lee of Knockinaam Wood, just 10 minutes’ drive from the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick.

Knockinaam House has everything you need for a lovely, relaxing family holiday or a romantic break but with lots of activities available should you wish. If you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 01776 860 228.






Henrys Bay House Restaurant

Henrys Bay House Restaurant is nestled in the West Coast town of Stranraer.

The menu features locally sourced fish and meat prepared and cooked freshly to order by local chef/restaurateur John Henry.

The restaurant also boasts the finest sun terrace in the area for alfresco dining and views overlooking the picturesque Loch Ryan where you can watch the ferries going to and from Northern Ireland and Cairnryan Port.

The comfortable and stylish restaurant and bar are managed by his wife Jane and her team of attentive, welcoming staff.

Henrys Bay House Opening times

Henrys bay house is open Tuesday – Saturday
Serving Lunch 12pm – 2pm (Light Lunch Menu also available)
Dinner from 5pm – 9pm

Early Bird Special!

Early bird set menu available,
2 courses £13.95 3 Courses £16.95
5pm – 6pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Sunday Special Menu

Served all day Sunday from 12pm – 8pm
2 Course Meal £13.95
3 Course Meal £16.95

For details of their extensive menu and for full details, please see their website.


B&B Accommodation in Portpatrick – South West Scotland – Vegan Friendly

At Rickwood House, we offer the only Visit Scotland 4 star B&B or Hotel accommodation in Portpatrick

We have a Taste our Best Award from Visit Scotland in recognition of our use of Scottish produce and welcome vegans and vegetarians

Portpatrick is on the South West Coastal 300 – SWC300 and Rickwood makes an ideal place to stop for two or more nights to explore the area as you pass Portpatrick on your way to or from the Mull of Galloway.

We are just a few minutes walk from Portpatrick Golf Course which has both an 18 hole (Dunskey) and  9 Hole course. Preferential rates (on weekdays) are available for our guests at Portpatrick, Stranraer and Wigtownshire County Golf Courses. Portpatrick Golf Club has excellent catering facilities as well as being one of Scotland`s Top 100 Golf Courses.

The putting green at Portpatrick is always very popular.

While Portpatrick has a population in the hundreds we have enough restaurants for visitors to eat somewhere different every night of the week. You can even dine in a nearby 3 AA Rosette restaurant and we can collect you when you are ready to return to your B&B accommodation at Rickwood.

For full information about who we are and what we can offer to help you make the most of your holiday in Portpatrick in South West Scotland, please click on to our website using the tab to the right of our picture for details………………

So if you are looking for a quality B&B in Scotland with a hot tub – please check us out.


Hot tub at Rickwood B&B in Scotland

Relax in our hot tub with a view!

Portpatrick is a delightful harbourside village on the coast of the Irish Sea. On clear nights, you can see the lights twinkling on the coast of Northern Ireland and the sun setting behind the Mourne Mountains!

Portpatrick is a great centre for touring the Rhins and Machars of Galloway including the Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly point, Wigtown – Scotland`s Book Town, Whithorn – Scotland`s Cradle of Christianity. We are also near Galloway Forest Park and the Galloway Hills.

Culzean Castle is a popular attraction for our visitors. The run up the Ayrshire Coast from Portpatrick to Culzean along the SWC300 is one of the most scenic for miles. You can stop off at Dunure on the way or check out the Electric Brae!  Ayr with its history of Rabbie Burns is only a few miles further up the coast from Culzean and is also a popular day trip from Portpatrick.

Don`t miss the ever popular Portpatrick Folk Festival on the first weekend of September.

So please book a few nights R&R at our B&B with a hot tub in Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway in South West Scotland! You can read more about us on TripAdvisor


portpatrick holiday information

Yachts entering Portpatrick Harbour  – a great place for a holiday on the SWC300




Castle Kennedy Gardens

is one of Scotland`s finest gardens.

The gardens are a hidden treasure in South West Scotland – a perfect haven for relaxing and exploring.


Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Holiday Cottages

There are three stunning Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Holiday Cottages available for holidays and short breaks at Scotland’s most Southerly Point –  Lightkeeper’s Cottage, Kittiwake House and Puffin House. The three former Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages are fully equipped, centrally heated, spacious and comfortable.

The Lighthouse Holiday Cottages are also pet friendly. The three cottages can be booked individually or booked together to cater for larger groups of family and friends.

The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Cottages were home to the Lighthouse Keepers’ and their families who used to live and work at the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was first lit on 26th March 1830 and was engineered by Robert Stevenson. In 1988 the Lighthouse was demanned and is now remotely monitored by Northern Lighthouse Board in Edinburgh.

Sea views and Wildlife

There are stunning sea views across to the Isle of Man, Galloway coast, Cumbria and Ireland. Located on a nature reserve managed by RSPB and with a wealth of wildlife on the doorstep and coastal walks these cottages are the perfect retreat for a lover of the great outdoors.

Climb the Lighthouse

For Lighthouse fans you can even climb the Lighthouse during the summer months and visit the fascinating Exhibition of Lighthouse History. Experience the only operational Foghorn on mainland Scotland with regular engine demonstrations and blasts.

Lighthouse Holiday accommodation

A warm welcome awaits you at Luce Bay View, a stylish and modern self catering property in the heart of south-west Scotland. Designed with every convenience of the 21st century in mind, the property has recently been extended and fully refurbished. The rooms are bright and comfortable and the open plan living area boasts an enviable sea view from the raised decking area.

The property is located minutes away from miles of unspoilt, sandy beach in the tranquil coastal village of Sandhead. The area is renowned for the surrounding, unspoilt countryside. The bustling ferry town of Stranraer lies approximately ten miles away. The property also serves as an ideal base for exploring the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, only a few hours drive away.

The property is owned and managed by the Fisher family, who also own the Tigh Na Mara Hotel, a short walk away. A warm welcome awaits, whether you are popping in for a light bite at lunch, sampling our delicious dinner menu or enjoying a  wee dram in our friendly, public bar.

Guests who prefer a more active break can choose from an abundance of walking, cycling, fishing or golfing activities the area has to offer. Alternatively, there are a variety of good, local shops and places to eat to be explored. For more ideas see the Local Attractions page of the website.

Take some time out from the every day stresses of modern life, without breaking the budget. Book a short break to Luce Bay View self catering accommodation – a friendly, family run business offering a home away from home.

Set in the town of Stranraer, North West Castle boasts 73 en-suite bedrooms, all equipped to a high standard, many with views over the harbour and the loch beyond.
Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in The Ross Bar followed by dinner in the elegant Regency Dining Room, with menus offering a mouth-watering selection of Scottish produce. Leisure facilities include a heated swimming pool, sauna, spa and small gymnasium.
A large games room offers a selection of indoor pursuits and the property is the first hotel in the world to have its own indoor curling ice rink.

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The Tigh Na Mara Hotel is situated in Sandhead village on the shores of Luce Bay. The hotel is within arms length of a beautiful clean stretch of sandy beach, boasting breathtaking views across the bay.

The hotel offers eight en-suite rooms, maintained to a very good standard, with four located within the hotel and the others situated in the former cottages, joined onto the hotel. Every room has tea and coffee making facilities, colour television and irons and hair dryers are available on request. Pets are welcome in certain rooms and all of our rooms are non smoking. Fibre broadband is available throughout the hotel accommodation.

At the Tigh Na Mara hotel and restaurant we take great pride in the quality of the cuisine we offer. We utilise Scotland’s abundance of fine produce such as superb beef and lamb, fresh seafood and rich game combined with a vast selection of ingredients drawn from around the globe. Lunch in the restaurant is served between 12-2pm.  The full A La Carte menu is available during this time or if you require a lighter bite why not choose from our selection of sandwiches, served with a hearty bowl of home-made soup. Dinner is served between 5pm-8.30pm and booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. To begin, build up an appetite by sampling on of our starter dishes such as local smoked haddock wrapped on filo pastry and set upon a dill cream sauce or perhaps our strips of chicken and mushrooms accompanied with brioche bread and a creamy white wine sauce. For meat lovers we offer a wide variety of steaks, cooked on our char grill and fresh seafood is available from our weekly changing specials, which vary depending on the seasonality of the produce.  All menus can be downloaded from our website.


The hotel has a public bar where you can socialise with the locals, perhaps play some pool on our games room or simply relax with a dram, beside our warm and inviting log fire. During the summer months our beer garden is also popular, situated at the back of the hotel. We have also introduced dog friendly outdoor pods in our beer garden which are heated also in the colder months.

For the more active, why not experience the spectacular scenery of the Galloway Forest by foot, wander around one of the many stunning gardens, such as the award winning Royal Botanic Gardens, near Port Logan, or play a round of golf at one of four excellent local courses.

So for the ideal short break why not visit this un-spoilt countryside, were the scenery is breath-taking, the cuisine is local and freshly produced and most importantly the warmth and hospitality of the Fisher family and their team of staff.

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