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Galloway Arts

Galloway Arts

 

Original art, cards, posters and gifts from South West Scotland.

Visit my website on  https://gallowayarts.com/
Also available on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GallowayArts/
and Folksy https://folksy.com/shops/GallowayArts

Peace and Quiet Holiday Cottages

 

Peace & Quiet Holiday Cottages provide the perfect location for a relaxing holiday break away from all the stresses and strains of day-to-day living. Set in the heart of the rural Machars Peninsula in south-west Scotland, amidst rugged coasts and unspoilt countryside our self-catering holiday accommodation offers the ideal base to explore the area’s rugged coastline, sandy beaches and miles upon miles of unspoilt countryside.

Peace Cottage

Peace Cottage

2 Bedrooms | Sleeps up to 4 people | 1 dog welcome  
Situated in peaceful countryside, Peace Cottage is an ideal holiday base for couples to explore all that the Machars Peninsula has to offer. Peace Cottage features a living room with electric wood-burner, wooden floor and French doors to a large kitchen with wooden floor. One double bedroom and one twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
Prices from £295 per week (1 dog +£25 pw).

Quiet Cottage

1 Bedroom | Sleeps up to 2 people | 1 dog welcome  
Situated in peaceful countryside, Quiet Cottage is an ideal holiday base for couples to explore all that the Machars Peninsula has to offer. Quiet Cottage features a living room with electric woodburner, wooden floor and French doors to a large open-plan kitchen/dining room, a double bedroom and a bathroom offering both a bath and a shower cubicle as well as wash-hand basin and toilet.
Prices from £255 per week (1 dog +£25 pw).

Mull of Galloway Experience

Visit ScotlandThe Mull of Galloway is Scotland’s most Southerly Point. At the end of a narrow peninsula with stunning views in every direction, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Exhibition, the RSPB Visitor Centre and Reserve and the stunning Gallie Craig Coffee House comprise the Mull of Galloway Experience, a Four Star Visit Scotland Visitor Attraction. The Mull of Galloway Trust purchased the land and buildings at the Mull of Galloway, with the exception of the tower, in a community buyout in 2013. The Mull of Galloway Trust is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Charity Number: SC043557.

2021 opening times – COVID-19 update

It is with regret that the Mull of Galloway Trust will not be opening up the Exhibition and Tower Tours this Easter. We continue to follow Government Guidance and we will advise as soon as possible when opening safely might be possible.

If you wish to contact Gallie Craig or RSPB please click the link to visit the appropriate website.

The holiday cottages are currently closed and if you are interested in renting a cottage for later this year or for 2022 please visit our holiday cottage website.

We appreciate your cooperation with this.

 

The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

The Lighthouse at the Mull of Galloway is perched on the end of a 260 foot cliff. It was built by Robert Stevenson and first lit on 26th March 1830. The Lighthouse remains operational and is managed and monitored by Northern Lighthouse Board.

The Lighthouse Tower is open to the public during the main season by kind permission of the Northern Lighthouse Board. A climb up the narrow, spiral staircase with its 115 steps to the viewing platform is rewarded by stunning views over Luce Bay to the Galloway Hills, the Fells of the Lake District, over the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland – four countries from one viewpoint! Friendly and knowledgeable staff from South Rhins Community Development Trust are at the top of the tower to answer any questions you may have and you will be awarded with a certificate of achievement for climbing the 115 steps. For members of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers’ the Mull of Galloway participates in the Lighthouse Passport Scheme.

Please check the calendar on the website for the days of opening.

Opening times are 11am until 5pm with last entry to the top of the Lighthouse Tower at 4.30pm.

Lighthouse Exhibition at the Mull of Galloway

The Exhibition is based in the former fuel store workshop and engine room next to the Stevenson Lighthouse. The original diesel engines that powered the fog horn can still be seen in the engine room.

There are many interesting artefacts on view along with a wealth of fascinating information about the life and work of the Lighthouse Keepers’ in such a remote place and their families that lived there with them.

Please check the website for the days of opening.

Entry Charges for the Lighthouse & Exhibition

Admission charges: Lighthouse Exhibition – £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for children under 14.
Lighthouse Tower – £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for children under 14. Access to the Lighthouse Tower is by guided tour only.
Combined visit to both the Lighthouse and Exhibition– £5.00 for adults and £1.50 for children under 14.

Please note the tower tour is not suitable for anyone suffering from heart, breathing or balance difficulties and that any person under 1m in height will not be allowed access, this includes carried children. Visitors must wear sensible footwear to climb the tower.

RSPB Nature Reserve at the Mull of Galloway

The nature reserve at the Mull of Galloway is a 30 acre site and contains a huge variety of wildlife. There is a visitor centre where you can view the colonies of sea birds on the cliffs from cliff mounted cameras including guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes. You may even see a puffin or two. On the nearby Scare or Scaur Rocks are enormous colonies of gannets

On the clifftop heathland, there is much to be seen as well. Rare butterflies, birds such as the linnet and the stonechat and maybe some hares or a deer. Peregrines are also regular visitors.

Guided walks are held every  Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm throughout the open season (April to the end of October).

Opening Times –   The nature reserve and walks are open all year round. The RSPB Visitor Centre is open from Easter to the end of October.

Gallie Craig Coffee House

Gallie Craig is Scotland`s most southerly coffee house and gift shop and is named after the Gallie Craig Rock protruding from the sea south of the Mull of Galloway.

The coffee house and gift shop have been designed in a most environmentally manner with a grass roof and predominantly glass walls enabling it to blend into the cliff side into which it is set.

There is also a viewing platform right on the cliff edge from which you can enjoy a coffee whilst admiring the views and watch the seabirds and tides swirling below you.

Visit the Mull of Galloway Experience at Scotland’s most Southerly Point in the far west of the region of Dumfries and Galloway. Dumfries and Galloway has been voted BBC Countryfile Magazine Holiday Destination of the Year for 2015/16.

Galloway Farmhouse Cheese

 

Naturally delicious cheeses from Millairies Farm, Sorbie

in South West Scotland, where we have been producing our range of award winning cheeses for over 30 years.

Our range includes cheeses made from our own herd of organic dairy cows also ewes milk and goats milk when available.

They can be found in some of Scotland’s top hotels and restaurants and is sold in delicatessens across the country.

From Ewe to You

You’ll find our full range of delicious Cairnsmore cheeses to tempt you in our farm shop – signposted locally and named ‘From Ewe to You‘. The shop also stocks a range of craft and gift items to remind you of your stay in this magical corner of Dumfries and Galloway or to give to family or friends on your return home.

Our crafts include sheepskin rugs, fleeces and smaller gift items, mostly based on a sheep theme, as well as other foodie items.

And we also stock delicious Cream o’ Galloway ice cream. We’re open Monday to Friday between 11am and 4pm from May to September.

  Nadav`s Shed

Nadav1s 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 properties are 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 other small ponds in and around the other properties.  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 it for yourself on one of the above.  Your friend, and Pets, are welcome, just ask for details and price.

Book with myself for best option, if you only want 1 night.  I do not save any Bank or any other details apart from that what is required currently for Covid test and trace.

Room 1 also

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.

Accommodation

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 a small bed settee, 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 each property.

Room 2.

If your sleeping bag is wet, I have a couple of bags with clean inners for you to hire, whilst we dry yours.

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 when he is available, 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.

Current secure availability and bookings for Nadav`s Shed & can also be booked on Airbnb.

Sometimes the sites will say not available, If so Phone me, I tell it as it is.

https://www.airbnb.co.uk      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 nadavberry35@gmail.com.

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 swimalong9708@gmail.com

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 Guidlines. 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 guests can be transported to and from walking points, places of interest or restaurants.  There is also a taxi service Based in Stranraer.

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.
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.

Crafty Crafters

 

 

A local arts and crafts store to showcase the work of local crafters

Crafty Crafters is a local shop based in the lovely town of Newton Stewart that has a wide selection of crafts made by local people.
Our talented artists produce a a wide range of quality work from home décor and artwork to knitted baby clothes and adults cardigans.

We showcase all of these crafts in one place and have products for a wide range of budgets. All work is handmade which makes every piece unique.

We have seen so much talent from the local community, their imagination for new ideas can only be matched by their skill and quality of work. We want to show these beautiful products to the world and give them the platform they truly deserve.

Many of our products can be personalised and bespoke made upon request to suit your colour scheme or with a name added. Our range is ever changing with new ideas and crafts made all the time so please drop in regularly to see what we have in store. We also keep our Facebook page up to date with our latest products in store so please follow us for updates.

https://www.facebook.com/craftycraftersales

 

A new outlet is opening soon in Whithorn

This can be found at The The South Machars Community Centre and will be a shop of 2 halves

Crafty Crafter shop in one half and the other half will be a community re-use centre.

Follow us on Facebook for more updates.

Modern 4 Berth Holiday Static Caravan

Kath’s Van

 

Welcome to our stunning Holiday Caravan home nestled away in a tranquil corner of south west Scotland on the edge of the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies park. Set in the backdrop of the Three  Lochs and woodlands, this family friendly holiday park has a lot to offer from a wide range of activities or just relaxing on the private decking of the caravan .   Beautiful dog friendly beaches are only a 20 minute drive away or take a day trip to Belfast from the ferry port at Cainryan.

Our luxury modern 2 bedroom – 4 berth static caravan comes fully equipped and is home from home . Some of these include :-

Double glazing and central heating, Sky TV Freeview , DVD player , Wii Console and games, Tassimo coffee machine , fridge freezer , microwave, USB ports, en-suite toilet , shower and toilet , bed linen & towels provided , large panoramic windows with views across the park, spacious living area and private decking .

Activities available at  the park -:

✅coarse fishing

✅trout fishing

✅pony trekking/pony days

✅swimming (indoor – available for private bookings)

✅archery

✅pitch and putt

✅bar/restaurant on site

✅small shop on site

✅games room

✅air gun range

✅clay pigeon shoot

✅ bike and walking routes

✅BBQ hut available to hire

All enquiries  and bookings for any of the activities  are made via the reception. (more…)

Newton Stewart Golf Club

 

Newton Stewart Golf Course in Dumfries and Galloway, South-West Scotland, is a superb 18-hole parkland course measuring 5,840 yards (par 69) with spectacular views from every hole.

You may even spot the occasional deer wandering across the magnificent course.

The club is renowned for its hospitality and visitors can expect a warm welcome at any time with facilities to cater for singles or groups. The clubhouse has been refurbished to make your experience even better. Packages can be arranged with the steward or through Creebridge Hotel, Conifers Leisure Park or VisitScotland. The course is an 18 hole layout measuring 5,840 yards (par 69), each hole presents the golfer with it’s own challenge.

Newton Stewart is known as ‘the Gateway to the Galloway Hills’ which provide an attractive scenic backdrop to the course. The area is a popular destination for a range of outdoor pursuits including mountain biking, hillwalking, fishing and, of course, golf!

There’s never been a better time to enjoy a weekend away or a short break taking in a few rounds of golf and enjoying all this area has to offer.

We also welcome Corporate Events and Golf Buddies Breaks. Just call us today for more information on 01671 402172

 

Wigtownshire County Golf Club

 

Wigtownshire County Golf Club – The ‘County’ is one of the most popular holiday golf courses in South West Scotland, an 18-hole, true links course situated on the shores of Luce Bay.

 

The Course lies on the shores of the scenic Luce Bay. On a clear day, looking South over Luce Bay, the Isle of Man can be seen.

The course is slightly over 6000 yards and is a test for both high and low handicap players, due to the differing directions of the sea breezes.

The Course is also playable, on normal greens, throughout the winter. On average, frost greens may be used 8 or 9 times each year, with snow being a rare occurrence.

St Medan Golf Club

St Medan, Scotland’s most southerly golf club

This family-friendly, 9 hole course, laid out on the shores of Luce Bay in south west Scotland, offers an interesting and challenging game for novices and experienced golfers alike.

A special feature of St Medan is that there are 18 tees playing to 9 holes, making optimum use of the hilly peninsula with it’s wonderful scenery and panoramic sea views.

Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club

 

Welcome to Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club

Situated on the coast in south west Scotland, Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club is just a short stroll from the picturesque village of Portpatrick and boasts two superbly maintained courses. Overlooking the North Channel to Ireland, Portpatrick Dunskey enjoys a temperate climate due to the Gulf Stream and is playable all year round. The Dunskey 18-hole, and the Dinvin 9-hole courses, which are a mixture of rolling moorland and seaside heath sit around 150 feet above sea level. Both courses offer spectacular views and on clear days the Isle of Man, Mourne Mountains and Mull of Kintyre can be seen.

 

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire is a unique and special place. So much so that the area has been designated a UNESCO ‘Biosphere’: a status awarded to world-class environments that demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature.

Our Biosphere offers a truly authentic lowland experience with remote open moorland, lonely lochs, quiet ancient oak woodlands, and picturesque villages all contributing to its character, providing opportunities for contemplation and awe. It is a place of cooperation and collaboration that shows that a sustainable way of living is not only possible but already happening!

The landscape and its people have fired the imagination of creative minds for centuries. Painters, musicians, crafts people and sculptors have been inspired by the area, it being home to world class environmental art including Striding Arches by Andy Goldsworthy.

For a truly authentic lowland Scotland experience you need to meet some of the people who live and work here. You can join one of our Biosphere Guides. They offer bespoke experiences tailored to show you some of the unique and memorable sites of our Biosphere. Alternatively, you might like to try our Biosphere Routes, specially designed to give you a self-guided experience around some of our hidden gems. Or perhaps you’d like to visit one of the Biosphere Communities where you will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. However, you decide to explore our Biosphere you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.

 

Cree Valley Lodges and Stables

Tucked away in an unbeatable location i Dumfries and Galloway, these 2 gorgeous properties are just waiting to be enjoyed you and your family. With stunning design and modern luxury, you’re sure to enjoy these breathtaking holiday homes, which includes ample space for all your living needs. 

Erected at the beginning of 2020 along side an American Barn type livery accommodation for horses.

Cree Lodge is a two bedroom,two bathroom lodge with fully equipped kitchen for all your needs.

BBQ, hot tub and decking area.

Willow Lodge is also a two bedroom and bathroom lodge and is classed as an accessible property with ramp, walk in shower,wider doorways and hall.

Decking area and BBQ available.

Both lodges are fully equipped with laundry facilities, hair dryers, highchair and a shower seat if required.

Towels and bedding are include.Free Wi fi.

Pets are also very welcome,but must be kept on leads at all times.Lodges are in a secured fence so child friendly with supervision.

John D Owen and Son

 

 

In a fast-moving world, some things never change. Our values, for example.

At John D Owen & Son, we are just as committed today to supplying our customers with the very finest food as we were when the business was started by my grandfather, John Owen, in 1925.

Our customers, including visitors who have called in to our shop whilst on holiday in the area, know what we mean.

We take great pride in the provenance of all our food. Our fresh meat is all sourced from local farms, as are the ingredients in our home-made award-winning burgers, pies and sausages.

You can taste the difference.

We also sell a wide range of delicious cheesesdeli products,freshly made morning rolls,home-made cakes and traybakes.

Call in and see us today. We look forward to serving you and, in this Covid-19 lockdown period, you can order by Phone, 01671 402666 or

Email  owenyolanda@aol.com

Facebook Messenger and collect at your convenience.

https://www.facebook.com/john.d.owen.92 

Website: www.johndowenandson.co.uk

 

 

 

Monreith Sands Holiday Park

When you visit The West Coast of Scotland you expect dramatic views and glorious beaches-

Monreith Sands Holiday Park has all this and more.

Situated 300 metres from Monreith Bay, not only will you find stunning scenery but if you’re lucky you just might see some wild dolphins or seals playing in the sea!

At Monreith Sands Holiday Park, you can start to unwind from the moment you arrive.

Would you like to enjoy our beautiful park without the commitment of buying, or maybe you would just like to visit the local area? We have a range of options to suit all budgets fill in our form to enquire about our onsite holiday short stay/long stay options.

We are open for 50 weeks of the year

Castlewigg Holiday Park

Our park is open 50 weeks a year.

Whether you’re interested in one of our static holiday homes or a weekend stay in your motorhome,  Castlewigg Holiday Park is the perfect destination.

A warm welcome to our family-friendly park in Castlewigg, Scotland. Our park is in the heart of the Machars Peninsula and boasts outstanding views and local surroundings.

Whether you’re looking at owning your own static holiday home on our park or you wish to visit us for the weekend in your motorhome or tent, Castlewigg Holiday Park is the perfect destination for you.

The coast of Dumfries & Galloway is warmed by the Gulf stream which provides a mild climate to our park. The local area includes many different attractions including Galloway House, Castle Kennedy and the Logan Botanical which boasts a range of tropical plants.

If you would like to find out more information about our park, view one of our static holiday homes or book your stay then please get in touch with us by calling 07760 591 276 or sending us an email to enquiries@castlewiggholidaypark.com

Crown Hotel Portpatrick

 

 

The Crown Hotel is set on the harbour’s edge of Portpatrick. A delightful fishing village which offers unrivalled beauty, enduring timelessness, and proves to be an idyllic holiday destination.

The Crown”, as the hotel is affectionately known, is steeped in tradition, with a cosy inviting bar and stylish conservatory restaurant. Both blending comfort with character.

We have twelve individual rooms at the Crown, many with sea view.

All our rooms are en suite, all have shower and some also have baths.

Please note all our rooms are non-smoking.

All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen televisions with over forty channels to view.

Ironing facilities and hairdryers are available free upon request.

Did we mention room 12?

That’s our honeymoon suite, a large room with sofa, coal fire, large flat screen TV and stunning views across the harbour.

Well worth the surcharge of £10 per night (in total, not per person).

With only three owners in the last 50 years, the Crown Hotel Portpatrick has become well known as a place that time and again welcomes back visitors who look for that something special, offering memorable experiences on every visit.

 

 

The Crown serves fantastic food all year round, fresh local seafood, wonderful seasonal game and locally sourced meats.

We have a very extensive Bar menu with food that runs with the rhythms of the seasons.

Our A La Carte menu has a large selection of our commended seafood dishes along with our quality game and meats.

We are proud to have been the past winner of the coveted “AA Seafood Pub of Scotland” and we’re famous for our fresh white Crab sandwiches, Lobster seafood platters and our Cod Loin Au Poivre, along with other dishes.

So, why not visit Portpatrick and make your own memorable experience at the Crown Hotel.

 

Barnharrow Holiday Pods

Situated on a 100-acre farm in the heart of Galloway, close to the Galloway Forest Park and a few miles from Newton Stewart, Barnharrow Holiday Pods are the perfect way to experience our beautiful corner of south west Scotland.

Experience the stunning, rugged beauty of the Galloway wilderness in complete comfort!

Our luxury insulated pods include a double bed, bedding and towels, an en-suite shower, toilet and wash basin, a 2-ring cooking hob, fridge and log burner and can sleep up to two adults and two children.

Ditch the tent and sleeping bag and enjoy a relaxing Scottish holiday break in a Barnharrow Holiday Pod! Call 01671 830752 now or click the Booking link below.
Dog friendly holidays in Scotland at Barnharrow Glamping Pods
Dogs Welcome 
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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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Galloway Cycling Holidays

 

Welcome to the best cycling holidays in Scotland – Winner of  Visit Scotland’s Thistle Awards for Best Outdoor / Activity company 2019/2020 in the West.

We specialise in guided and self-guided cycling holidays in the South West of Scotland. We also offer bike hire of quality bicycles (hybrid, road, gravel and eBikes) for day rides. 

Explore the beauty of Galloway and our UNESCO Biosphere during a long weekend or book a longer tour. There are no set start dates. We can arrange the accommodation and will move your luggage. Come as a group, a club, a couple, or just by yourself. We customise your holidays to your fitness level and interests.

We have a large portfolio of amazing cycling routes for every type of cycling – always on beautifully quiet roads and tracks.

If you like gravel biking and off-road cycling – Galloway Forest Park is one of the best playgrounds anywhere in the world. 

Discover Galloway and the path less pedalled the sustainable way.

For more service details, inspiring routes and lovely images of Galloway head to our website: www.gallowaycycling.com .

The Steam Packet Inn

The Steam Packet Inn is a family-owned and run pub and restaurant in the beautiful harbourside village of the Isle of Whithorn, where you can be sure of good food and drink, craft beers from our own Five Kingdoms microbrewery, and a warm welcome.

Situated on the quayside of a picturesque little fishing village on the very tip of the southwest peninsula of Scotland, the big picture windows look out over the harbour where you can watch the activities of the local fishermen and sailors alongside the daily coming and going of the tides. The Inn boasts two bars and seven en-suite bedrooms. It’s a building that clings to its heritage, radiates a family atmosphere, and offers a comfortable bed for the night.

The ‘Packet’ is renowned for its food with an extensive menu served in either bar, lower dining room or conservatory. The specials menu is changed twice daily and focuses on making use of the best available, local, Scottish produce through the seasons. Unsurprisingly, we specialise in seafood; taking advantage of what the local boats can provide. Lobster, crab, sole and monkfish are just some of the dishes regularly served here.

A wide selection of drinks are available from the bar including our award-winning real ales, we are the 2013 area and region CAMRA pub of the year winners, an extensive selection of malt whiskies and a comprehensive wine list of which we serve at least nine by the glass. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are served all day.

Local activities include walking, fishing, cycling, shooting, bird watching, sailing or just simply relaxing in an idyllic location with a good book.

Children and dogs welcome.

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Five Kingdoms Brewery

Award winning beers which use whole hops, quality malts and fresh local water.

Five Kingdoms microbrewery began in 2015 and sits in the beautiful harbourside village of The Isle of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway. The small fishing village is nestled on the tip of the Machars peninsula, close to the stunning Galloway Forest hills and is Scotland’s most southerly brewery. Five Kingdoms, so called because England, Ireland, The Isle of Man, Wales and Scotland can all be visible on a clear day from the Isle.

It came about through a mutual passion for beer of publican Alastair Scoular who owns and runs The Steam Packet Inn, the village’s only pub and his head chef Brendon Dennett. Brendon, who had previously worked at renowned Scottish brewery 6 Degrees North in Stonehaven brought this wealth of brewing knowledge to the partnership. With the location, premises and experience of the pub trade and a pure passion for real ale, Alastair and Brendon were the perfect balance for a successful venture to create honest, fine ales.

Crates of beer and gift packs are available to buy online via our website below.

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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Visit our website http://www.thelovebugdg.co.uk

 

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

Galloway Point Holiday Park

 

 

Galloway Point Holiday Park is situated less than a mile from the popular unspoilt coastal village of Portpatrick, in the Southwest corner of Scotland. Overlooking the Irish Sea, the Park enjoys panoramic views taking in the distant Mountains of Mourne.

Dunskey Castle is located at the bottom of the park and the cliff walk from the park to the castle and down to the picturesque town is something not to be missed.

In 2020 Galloway point Holiday Park are providing rental accommodation to its visitors in tranquil surroundings and gloroius views across the Irish Sea.The rental season runs from March – October

Hideaway Lodges Located in the park with picturesque views

 


Touring Caravan Site

Gently undulating, covering 22 acres, Galloway Point Holiday Park, Portpatrick, offers its visitors peaceful surroundings. The touring season runs from March – October. With a mixture of hardstanding and grassed pitches, the touring section sits pride of place in the park with many pitches offering stunning views across the Irish Sea. Please note that tents are not permitted here at Galloway Point

 

*Modern Toilet Block equipped with wheelchair Amenities

* Laundry

* Games Room

* Play Ground 

 

The Post House, Portpatrick

Self catering holiday house in the heart of Portpatrick, a beautiful village in Dumfries & Galloway, South west Scotland

 

The Post House comfortably sleeps seven people in

1 x double bedroom,

2 x twin bedrooms, and a

single bedroom.

There are also 2 bathrooms and a cloak room, along with

Kitchen, Dining Room and Living Room.

The house also benefits from a private courtyard.

 

The Post House is situated within 100 metres of the beach, restaurants, tennis courts, putting green, and shops.

The Post House is within walking distance (5 mins) of Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club. The village is also popular for sea fishing.

Killantrae Burn

 

Enjoy a get away from it all break at this beautiful cottage in Port William, Scotland. Stunning sunsets, beach access, rock pools to explore and an ideal touring base for South West Scotland with views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway.

Killantrae Burn is a spacious cottage with direct beach access. If you are lucky you might see Minke whales, porpoises, seals and dolphins which have been seen in the Bay. Two beds. Sleeps 4.

Situated right on the ever popular SWC300 route

Culmore Bridge Cottages

 

Set within the 9 acre grounds there are 3 Purpose-built, spacious, comfortable bungalows set amid a peaceful woodland area.

The Culmore Bridge Cottages are furnished to a very high standard and are wheelchair-friendly throughout.


The 3 bungalows available for self-catering holidays are Rowan, Pine and Willow Cottage

These  bungalows are detached and each comprise: large lounge/dining room with a patio door to a

decked area,

3 double/twin bedrooms

2 bathrooms, one of which has a level access wet room shower.

Beautifully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washer/drier, fridge, full sized freezer, oven, low-level hob and microwave

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

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.

Outside

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.

 

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Twitter: @Sinniness

Instagram: @Sinninesscottage #sinninesscottage

 

 

The Coach House,

Kirkcowan

 

The Coach House, Kirkcowan is a large family home that’s ideal for fishing breaks and active family holidays.

A charming rural property, this cottage is ideally located for enjoying the stunning Galloway countryside. Wonderfully traditional this former Coach House, is the ideal getaway for a group of friends on a sporting holiday or a family looking to explore the local area. A great variety of local rivers and lochs along with a privately-owned beat makes this property perfect for those on a fishing expedition. (Fishing is payable locally and needs reserved at the time of booking) The cottage comfortably sleeps seven guests or eight with the use of a pull-out bed in the cosy single bedroom.

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.

The Black Horse Hotel

 

Welcome to The Black Horse Hotel

The  Black Horse Hotel is perfectly situated for all types of country breaks, whether you are looking for a relaxing couple of nights away or a base for enjoying the great outdoors.

Newton Stewart is ideally placed for visits to the nearby Galloway Forest Park, with its multitude of relaxing walks and cycle trails.

 

There are also many different sporting opportunities available in the area ranging from deer stalking, trout and salmon fishing on the nearby River Cree, wild trout fishing on local lochs and sea angling either from the shore or by boat charter from Stranraer, which is only a 30 minute car journey away.

If you are a book lover then a visit to Scotlands National Book Town at Wigtown will no doubt keep you stocked up with reading materials

 

A warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere awaits you in our newly refurbished dining room.

All our food is homemade and cooked freshly to order and our ingredients are sourced as locally as possible.

Vegetarian options are available and any other special dietary requirements can be catered for, just let us know in advance.

We have 8 comfortable, en suite letting rooms all with free wifi, tv’s and tea and coffee making facilities.

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 in the main living areas 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.

 

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Welcome to

Scotts Trails Motorhome Hire.

We invite you to experience the stunning sights that Scotland has to offer, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. With breathtaking views around each and every corner.

 

We are located on the edge of the Galloway Forest park in Newton Stewart.

Views along the Raiders Road in the Galloway Forest Park during the autumn season.

This puts us in a wonderful position for you to start your journey through Scotland. We are also very close to Cairnryan where you can pickup a boat and explore Ireland.

 

 

 

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Wigwam® Holidays Wigtown

 

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Wigwam® Holidays Wigtown, is a hidden treasure situated on a small beef and sheep farm.

Wake up with the cows and sheep grazing quietly in the adjacent field.

We have 7, luxury heated, en-suite Wigwam® Cabins, 5 of which  have with their own fantastic electric hot tubs, to help soothe away the stresses.

We are also delighted to offer one of Wigwam’s first accessible cabins. Our cabin is wheelchair friendly, sleeps 5 and has its own hot tub. The cabin adds an extra touch of luxury for all people with or without a disability.

A short drive away you will find deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

For the children there are many fantastic days out to be had including Cream o’Galloway Ice Cream Farm with adventure play area and much more. The Cocoa Bean Co is a chocolate Factory where you can make chocolate and play indoors or out. For children big and small there is Laggan Outdoor Centre with one of the longest zip wires in Europe.

The Galloway Forest offers exceptional walking and cycling and has been designated the first Dark Sky Park outside the USA. The Galloway Hills has beautiful moors, mountains, lochs and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists will enjoy the famous 7 stanes mountain bike tracks.

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 www.southofscotlandgolf.com

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.

Bladnoch Distillery

Visitor Centre and

Melba Cafe

 

Welcome to Bladnoch Distillery. Our 202 year-old distillery opens its doors once again.

Bladnoch Distillery produces premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky, paying tribute to the rich history of Bladnoch and traditional lowland style Scotch Whisky.

Discover how Bladnoch and Pure Scot whisky is crafted first hand with a tour through the key sites of the distillery.

Tour includes a tasting of three of our favourite releases from the Bladnoch and Pure Scot range.

Our Melba Cafe is serving a beautiful lunch menu showcasing the finest local produce and a selection of homemade cakes and treats.
                         

Creebridge House Hotel

 

The Creebridge House Hotel is a traditional Scottish country house hotel, with 18 ensuite bedrooms, which preserves the peace and tranquility of rural life in elegant surroundings.

Your hosts, Steve, Sarah, Rory, Campbell and the rest of the team look forward to offering you a warm welcome and comfortable stay.

The hotel acquired it’s name from the nearby River Cree and is situated in 3 acres of garden and woodland, in the village of Minnigaff, at the edge of Kirroughtree forest.

The busy market town of Newton Stewart is a mere 2 minutes walk across the Cree Bridge, where you will find a Cinema, Museum, Tourist Information, Leisure Centre with swimming pool, and a range of supermarkets, shops and services.

A fine 3-star rated Hotel. There is central heating throughout, with roaring log fires in all the public rooms in winter and plenty of hot water on tap.

 

There is a wide range of accommodation to suit a variety of needs at The Creebridge House Hotel

Double rooms with garden view, twin-bed rooms, a small four-poster for a special occasion or our family suite which can sleep 5!

 

Our 18 en-suite bedrooms, most recently refurbished to the highest of standards, have private bathrooms, colour television, tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones and offer a choice of accommodation to suit most tastes.

The hotel’s location makes it central for a wide variety of activities, from walking & cycling through the nearby Galloway Forest Park, to golf and fishing so close you can walk to the nearest hotspots. In fact the first tee at Newton Stewart Golf Club is just 400 yards away.

Don’t forget the South West Coastal 300 route is easily accessible from here too. #SWC300

Approximately 30 minutes drive west on the A75 will take you to Cairnryan with it’s ferry links to Belfast in Northern Ireland.

 

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or visit our website  http://www.creebridge.co.uk/

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.
                     

Larroch Farmhouse

 

Larroch Farmhouse offers luxury Self Catering accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway.

This is a beautifully restored farmhouse offering luxurious self catering accommodation for groups of up to 10 people who are looking to explore this beautiful area of South West Scotland

Sitting in an elevated position overlooking Monreith Bay it offers stunning views over the surrounding area and coast.

 

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area from exploring the coastline, visiting all the gardens nearby and the local towns and villages, Wigtown, Port William, Whithorn and the Isle of Whithorn. Walking and discovering hidden lochs and caves.

Larroch Farmhouse is very well equipped with 5 bedrooms, 3 Kingsize bedrooms (1 on the ground floor) and 2 twin rooms.

The twin rooms have a jack and jill bathroom and the

                     

2 kingsize upstairs both have en suites whilst the bedroom downstairs is situated next to a shower room and toilet

 

                        

The ground floor offers an open plan space with a lovely fitted kitchen

with a full range of appliances, a dining area

and a lovely lounge area with stunning views.

                            

 

For the best prices BOOK DIRECT with the owner on 01988 700635

or e mail to  larrochfarmhouse@gmail.com

NAK Cycles

N.A.K Cycles is the leading bike shop serving Stranraer and surrounding areas for sales, repairs and servicing.

Here at NAK Cycles we stock a large range of bikes ranging from kids through to adults, range includes Look, Tifosi, GT and Adventure to name a few.

Bikes can also be ordered from our extensive catalogue for next day delivery.

We also have a wide range of accessories and clothing.

                                                     

For more information give us a call on  07596 634099

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Fordbank House

 

Bed and breakfast in Book Town

 

Fordbank House is a distinctive Victorian country residence, the former home of the McLelland family who set up Bladnoch Distillery (https://bladnoch.com/) in 1817 and ran the local Preserved Potato Manufactory and Farina Mill.  It lies within a private, gated garden of one acre with an orchard and extensive views of the surrounding countryside.

Lesley and David Miller will be your hosts and will be greeting you on your arrival, serving breakfast every morning and available throughout your stay. They are happy to advise on local activities and places to visit in the beautiful surroundings of the Machars peninsula.  Wigtown is five minutes away by car, and hosts Scotland’s national Book Festival (http://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/) in late September, early October.

Three bedrooms are available: a king size, double, and twin through www.booking.com

 

 

sleeping 6 in total. The comfortable rooms all have en-suite facilities. Linen, towels, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries are provided and an iron is available on request. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in bedrooms.

Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast while taking in the gentle rolling landscape of the Galloway countryside from the dining room. Fruit, cereals, preserves and home-made bread/toast, tea and coffee are provided, or guests can request porridge, or a cooked breakfast if required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The area is rich in music and art festivals throughout the year and is popular for walkers, cyclists, anglers, and people who love the outdoors.  Whether you like coast or country, you’ll find something to delight you in this unspoilt part of Scotland.  Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the area is also rich in a selection of impressive gardens to visit (http://www.scotlandsgardenroute.co.uk/)  and indeed the owners of Fordbank are in the process of restoring the garden to its former splendour.  Nearby Galloway Forest is renown for its 7 Stanes cycling route (https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/activities/mountain-biking/7stanes) and its dark skies.  Beaches, historical sites as well as a plentiful selection of pubs are within easy reach.

 

 

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

Craigmount Bed and Breakfast

a 19th Century Listed Manse offering Bed & Breakfast in Scotland’s National Book Town

Nicole and Malcolm are delighted to welcome you to their home in Wigtown, in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, with it’s stunning coastline of rocky shorelines, sandy beaches and ancient woodlands.

Craigmount is an attractive, 3 storey former Manse, dating back to the early 19th Century. Whilst retaining many original features, it provides a relaxing , comfortable place to stay, with wonderful views of Wigtown Bay and the local golf course.

 

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Welcome to Kilfillan Holiday Cottage

 

Welcome to Kilfillan Holiday Cottage, Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland.

Kilfillan offers the perfect base for exploring this beautiful corner of Galloway, with miles of spectacular coastline, woodland walks, stunning hills and forests and a varied range of visitor attractions.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet relaxing break away from it all or a holiday the whole family will love, Kilfillan Cottage offers a high standard of self-catering holiday accommodation based in the former Millisle railway station near Garlieston

First-class accommodation in the former Millisle Railway Station

Kilfillan Cottage provides the perfect self-catering holiday accommodation in the heart of Galloway, south-west Scotland.

The cottage itself is the former Millisle railway station which was closed to passengers in 1950. It is surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside and is close to a number of visitor attractions.

The cottage has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with brand new quality solid oak twin beds and memory foam mattresses for a really comfortable night’s sleep.  A travel cot is also available.

The spacious, well equipped-kitchen has a dining table. There is also a separate utility / laundry room.

The living room features a wood-burning stove and flat screen TV with French doors out into the well-maintained garden.

There is a family bathroom with bath and shower. The cottage is on one level, so is ideal for anyone with mobility issues or disabilities, although assistance may be required.

And we are striving to be as environmentally friendly as possible with our own solar panels and biomass boiler.

Connors Restaurant

 

 

John and Kirstyn Connor have recently re-launched this lovely Restaurant situated on the seafront in the stunning coastal town of Portpatrick.

Connors Restaurant has a new popular menu 

and a lovely new look inside.

                                                           

Ardchoille B and B

Heather and Jonathon welcome you to their home, the Ardchoille B&B, offering comfortable bed & breakfast accommodation in the attractive coastal village of Portpatrick in Scotland’s Dumfries & Galloway.

Situated overlooking the putting green and 100 yards from the sea front and harbour, we are conveniently placed for local walks and coastal scenery. Outside Ardchoille has a peaceful, pretty garden and ample off street parking. There is also secure storage for cycles etc. Well behaved dogs are most welcome (free).

Portpatrick has pubs and restaurants offering food to suit all tastes, many within 200 yards and some offering outside eating. The village has several shops for daily necessities, newspapers, Post Office, cash machine and gifts.

Stranraer, 8 miles away, has shops for most needs including supermarkets, petrol and Tourist Information Centre.

There are tennis courts, bowling and putting green within 100 yards and two golf courses nearby.

The start/finish of the Southern Upland Way is 300 yards from the front door.

The surrounding area has gardens, beaches and beautiful countryside to explore with many tea rooms for refreshments. Fishing, walking and bird watching are popular pastimes with both locals and visitors.

Heather and Jonathon aim to make your stay a happy and comfortable experience and hope you will ask them if you require any further help.

 

 Breakfast is taken in the ground-floor dining room.

We offer fresh fruit, yoghurt and juice, cereals and porridge. Traditional cooked breakfast with local produce or smoked salmon, served with toast, tea and coffee.

We can accommodate special dietary needs by prior arrangement.

Price: 2 double rooms and 1 twin room available, all en suite.

Bed and Full Breakfast from £65.00 – £75.00 per room, per night.

All three en-suite bedrooms offer comfortable, spacious accommodation with TV, and beverage facilities with home made shortbread and fresh milk.

Free  Wifi available.

One double room has sea views over the harbour and Irish sea.

The twin room is on the ground floor with level access suitable for the disabled

 

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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.

Newton Stewart Walking Festival

 

Newton Stewart Walking Festival is run by a group of volunteers who share an enthusiasm and love for Galloway and the great walking experiences it offers.

Newton Stewart Walking Festival provides a week of around 30 walks exploring the wild hills, rugged coastline and rolling countryside of the south west of Scotland.

The festival is still centered on the market town of Newton Stewart but we offer walks throughout the Galloway Hills and along the Solway Coast.

 

Stables Guest House

 

 

Dane & Fay Carty welcome you to the Stables Guest House in Newton Stewart, set in its own grounds with ample private parking. We are the ideal base for your stay in the South West of Scotland.

We can offer 5 bedrooms of which 3 are on ground floor level and 2 on the first floor. They are well equipped with colour television, hospitality tray, hairdryer, etc.

We have an attractive dining room with adjoining conservatory and offer good quality home cooked food, using local produce where possible.

The residents lounge allows you to relax after a long day walking, golfing, shopping or just enjoying the local countryside.

We are a non-smoking residence and unfortunately cannot accommodate pets.

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.

 

Auld Dairy Cottage

 

Luxury Holiday Cottage in Scotland – located by Drummore, the Auld Dairy Cottage lies on the southern most tip of the Mull of Galloway, on the western edge of Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. The cottage is ideal for couples and families, sleeps 6 in perfect luxury.

 

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery the Auld Dairy Cottage offers the ultimate luxurious relaxing, stress free self catering holiday with all our creature comforts. The Auld Dairy Cottage is situated just outside the most southern village in Scotland, Drummore. The cottage provides quality accommodation with picturesque views overlooking Luce Bay and the Galloway Hills.

 

The Auld Dairy luxury holiday cottage provides excellent family accommodation in one of the most unspoiled areas in Scotland. The village of Drummore is approximately a miles drive from the cottage.

 

Craiglemine Cottage Caravan

 We have a 2 bedroom 35ft x 12ft caravan fully equipped for self catering located at the small, family run

Monreith Sands Holiday Park.

The caravan is double glazed and centrally heated throughout with an additional electric fire in the lounge.

The boiler also supplies constant hot water.

Sorry we do not accept dogs.

Strictly no smoking or vaping is allowed in the caravan.Accommodation

The caravan can sleep up to 6 persons – 4 adults and 2 children

.Bedroom #1 – with standard size double bed and fitted wardrobes and cupboards.

All bedding provided.

Bedroom #2 – with two bunk beds with cupboard space.

All bedding provided.

A travel cot and high chair can be provided on request.

Lounge / Dining Room – the lounge has large windows and has a sofa which is a fold out double bed inside. The room also has fitted cupboards.

The dining area has a circular table with 4 chairs.

There is a 26” TV and DVD player – you are welcome to bring you favourite films.

Kitchenfully fitted with a gas cooker, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, pots and pans.

Cooking utensils, a 6 piece dinner service and cutlery are also provided.

Tea, Coffee and sugar are supplied at the start of the holiday, but will not be replenished during your stay.

Bathroom – with shower, toilet and washbasin. We do not supply towels.

 

We don’t have an availability calendar as yet for the caravan to check vacancies please phone 01988 500594.

http://www.craiglemine.co.uk/caravan.htm

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.

The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel boasts 15 beautiful en-suite rooms and five 2 bedroom, self-contained suites. Each room comes with its own T.V and complimentary tea and coffee, along with other refreshments.

Our newly refurbished bar and restaurant have proved to be very popular with both visitors and guests alike, we serve meals daily. You can see our menu’s and meal times at our Restaurant & Bar in Newton Stewart here.

BELTIE FLAT

Wigtown

 

THE BELTIE FLAT IS CENTRALLY LOCATED FOR EXPLORING SCOTLAND’S BOOK TOWN

In a peaceful position close to the gardens at the centre of historic Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town, this traditional flat provides an excellent holiday base in the centre of picturesque Galloway with some of the finest scenery in southern Scotland on the doorstep.

Wigtown has a long and distinguished history, as the former County Town.  It has retained an old-fashioned charm, enhanced by being Scotland’s book town. It provides a pleasant setting in which to meander, appreciating the high quality gift shops, small gallery, excellent plant nursery, numerous book shops and many cafes.

 

Clashwhannon Public House and Caravan Park

 

 

 

Clashwhannon Public House and Caravan Park is a small friendly family run business.

Based on the edge of Drummore village.

Serving Quality Food and Drinks.

 

See our website for more details

www.clashwhannoncaravanpark.co.uk

or find us on Facebook

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Clashwhannon Public House and Caravan Park

 

 

Clashwhannon Caravan Park and Public House is a small friendly family run business.
Based on the edge of Drummore village.
Serving Quality Food and Drinks.

 

 

Number 4 Portpatrick B and B offers a warm welcome, comfy beds and a good breakfast.

Just metres away from the harbour front. A beautiful place to be.

Number 4 is located on a quiet terrace set back from Portpatrick harbour front, just a few minutes walk from local pubs and restaurants. Parking readily available in village.

Initially 2 rooms, one kingsize  with en-suite bathroom and a small double with adjacent shower room. A further 3 at a later date. Spread over two floors. Outside seating overlooking putting green. Enjoy your morning cuppa in the fresh air or relax and enjoy the views after a day’s exploring.

Selection of breakfast menus available all featuring locally sourced produce. Simon’s speciality is home smoking so you may even find home smoked salmon or blackpudding popping up on the menu as a special treat.

Breakfast room with tea and coffee making facilities will be available for guests use at other times of day. Picnic lunches on request.

Ideally situated for exploring The Rhins of Galloway, Portpatrick is located on the west coast in the traditional county of Wigtownshire. This picturesque coastline was recently described by Gerard Butler as paradise whilst he was there filming Keepers. A huge choice of walks from the doorstep, Portpatrick is the start point for the well known Southern Upland Way – Scotland’s Coast to Coast walking route. http://www.southernuplandway.gov.uk

7 miles from Stranraer and the ferries to Northern Ireland.

Great for golfers too with Dunskey 18 hole golf course a short walk away and several other courses within a short drive.

More information on website – www.no4portpatrick.co.uk

 

Studio 17

The Home of Happy Snail, Galloway Graphics and KGR Glass Design

 

 

Studio 17 is nestled next to Cooper Cottage, a traditional stone built Scottish house, on Isle Street in Whithorn,

Never heard of Whithorn? It’s a marvelous little town, situated in The Machars and Dumfries and Galloway’s first city.

OK, I can hear you shouting, ‘Where on earth is The Machars?…..’

The Machars are an area of Wigtownshire, and before you ask, Wigtownshire is in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.

Studio 17 welcomes visitors most weekends, ( if we are not out doing a show),

Want to visit the studio? Just call 01988 501011 and we will be happy to open up for you.

Studio 17 features 3 resident artists.

Happy Snail

KGR Glass Design

Galloway Graphics

BARNKIRK HOLIDAYS

An excellent base to explore South West Scotland

 

Barnkirk Holidays are a quiet family friendly site situated in picturesque countryside approximately 1.5 miles outside the market town of Newton Stewart (gateway to the Galloway Hills) offering self catering breaks in either a lovely self contained cottage or in any of our 3 caravans

Barnkirk Cottage is a 3 bedroom cottage (2 double rooms with en-suite facilities and 1 twin room which has an en-suite toilet and wash basin). There is a large family bathroom with roll top bath which also has a shower. The large lounge has a flat screen tv with Freesat channels as do all the bedrooms, there is a fully equipped kitchen including washer/dryer and a large conservatory with dining table and seating for six.

                                  

 

Caravan 1  36 X 12 6 Berth : features 1 double room and 2 twin rooms separate WC and shower room, kitchen (including cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge freezer) living room with flat screen TV and freesat channels. Double Glazed and centrally heated, raised decking area with outdoor seating.

Caravan 2  35 X 12 4 Berth caravan consisting of 1 double room (with en-suite WC) and 1 twin room, shower room with WC, kitchen diner (with cooker, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster etc) living room with flat screen TV and freesat channels. Double glazed and centrally heated. Raised decking area with outside seating

Caravan 3 28 X 12 4 berth caravan consisting of 1 double room and 1 twin room, shower room with WC, kitchen diner (with cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle etc) living room with flat screen TV and freesat channels. Double glazed and centrally heated and a raised decking area with outside seating.

 

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
Innermessan
Stranraer
Dumfries & Galloway
Scotland
DG9 8QP

THE VIEW

Port William Inshore Rescue Service has a building on the harbour green in Port William -housing a coffee and gift shop plus licensed bar -amazing views.

We also have 2 Electric Car Charging Points situated just to the left of the front door.

 

 

 

Near Whithorn Museum in Bruce Street

Beside RSPB Building at The Mull of Galloway

Near old mill at foot of Mill Street

Port Rodie Service Station

Barrholm Centre, St John Street, Creetown DG8 7JE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Creebridge Filling Station

At seaward side of the roundabout

In carpark between Sainsbury’s and the Belted Galloway

At St Ninian`s Tearoom on sea front. Limited 24 hour facility also.

On Portpatrick Harbour near foot of steps to Portpatrick Hotel

Limited 24 hour service

Seasonal facility in car park adjacent to Logan Fish Pond

Self service 24/7

The Belted Galloway Visitor Centre

 

The Belted Galloway is a Visitor Centre with Bar, Restaurant, Tourist information and Gift Shop

Courtyard Holiday Cottages

East Kirkland Farm

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

The Riverbank Cafe

 

 

The Riverbank Cafe is a popular venue for visitors and locals alike who just love the fresh baking, excellent coffee, paninis, toasties, salads, burgers, breakfast, soup, desserts, sandwiches and children’s menu.

                                                            

Much of the produce used in The Riverbank Cafe is sourced from the Dumfries and Galloway region such as their cheese, pork and smoked produce.

 

The Riverbank Cafe is located next to the main car park in Newton Stewart and there is plenty of public parking as well as some private, more secure spaces provided behind the cafe.

St Ninian’s Tearoom

The Isle of Whithorn

The Isle of Whithorn is a small community with a big heart and at the heart of this beautiful harbourside village is a wonderful village hall, tea room and shop called St Ninian’s. Here, you can relax and take in the view whilst enjoying a delicious breakfast or lunch. Perhaps you might indulge in a beautiful afternoon tea, or treat yourself to a homemade cake and a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

tearoom in isle of whithorn

St Ninian’s Tearoom, Isle of Whithorn

Church Street, Newton Stewart DG8 6ER

 

Solo Petrol Station

Electric Vehicle charging point is situated in the car park for Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan DG9 9ND

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.

 

 

Rowallan Guest House

Rowallan Guest House offers a relaxing and comfortable stay in a beautiful period Victorian Gentleman’s Residence built in 1880.  It retains many of its original features, including grand ornate ceilings and marble fireplaces. The house is set in half an acre of private garden with ample private off street parking.

You will arrive at Rowallan Guest House to a warm welcome, we have 6 comfortable en-suite Bed & Breakfast rooms accommodating up to 12 guests at a time.  We can take guests on an individual B & B basis or if you have a group of friends or family we can offer an “exclusive use” package.

Guest facilities include a licenced Lounge Bar, an elegant Dining Room and Snooker Room. We serve a hearty Scottish Breakfast or if you prefer something a little different you can choose from the breakfast menu which has alternative choices such as Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, Smoked Salmon or Avocado on Toast.  Rowallan Guest House can also provide a set menu evening meal, and happily caters for Vegetarian, Vegan or Food intolerances, just phone or email ahead for a chat with Andrea who is always happy to help.

Rowallan Guest House is situated within an easy walk of all the amenities of Newton Stewart, yet it is tucked away in a quiet and peaceful spot. We are perfectly situated for those who are looking to Mountain Bike the 7stanes, cycle or walk the Machars Peninsula, Motorbike the coast roads , climb the Merricks or just enjoy the beautiful countryside and warm welcome of Galloway. Whatever your reason for staying at Rowallan Guest House you will be met with a warm and friendly reception from Nic & Andrea, good food and comfortable surroundings

 

 

Three Lochs Holiday Park

Come join us for a well-earned break at Three Lochs Holiday Park with its relaxing atmosphere, calm setting and wide range of facilities and activities, this static caravan park in Scotland is the perfect holiday or short break destination for all the family.

With a wide range of activities available, from fishing and horse riding to swimming and shooting, you will be so busy having fun you’ll never want to leave!

There’s so much to do at Three Lochs Holiday Park! Whether you want an activity holiday or just to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, Three Lochs has it all covered! 

Nestled in a quiet corner of South-West Scotland at the edge of the Galloway Forest, this fantastic family holiday park is set against a dramatic backdrop of fishing lochs and sprawling woodland.

Three Lochs Holiday Park has been awarded both the coveted AA Award for Environmental Excellence and the David Bellamy Conservation Award, every year since 2000. The park is a haven for wildlife and was recently selected by leading conservationist, Professor David Bellamy, to receive his highest accolade, the prestigious Gold Award which is granted only to holiday parks which have demonstrated a sound commitment to protecting the natural world and preserving wildlife habitats and the countryside environment. So if you want your family to experience wide open spaces, clean, fresh air, beautiful walks and nature trails and to learn about the simple pleasures of the countryside, then Three Lochs Holiday Park is the place for you.

We have a modern, fully-equipped laundry and a shop (open seven days) which stocks everything you may need. Calor Gas is available on site.

WigBay Holiday Park

 

WigBay Holiday Park is a stunning Family Holiday Park in Dumfries and Galloway West Scotland Situated on the western shores of Loch Ryan, sheltered by the northern hills of the Rhinns Peninsula in beautiful Galloway, WigBay Holiday Park occupies one of the most desirable locations in the area.  Boasting breathtaking loch views and set over seventeen acres of immaculately manicured gardens, there’s something for everyone at WigBay.

 

Book your  holiday with us today! at WigBay Holiday Park.

Watch the seals frolic in the bay, take a stroll along the beach and spot some of the wildlife species who make their home here. A fantastic holiday destination,  there’s so much to do and enjoy, both on site and in the surrounding area. Whatever you are looking for from your leisure time, you can be sure you will find it at this beautiful family-owned holiday park – one of the premier holiday parks in Dumfries and Galloway.

You can enjoy the best of both worlds at WigBay Holiday Park, Loch Ryan. Whether you want peace and tranquility or action and adventure you have come to the right place!

With the friendly town of Stranraer just a short drive away with shops, restaurants and bars and the pretty fishing village of Port Patrick, just seven miles – WigBay is close enough to local amenities and attractions to never feel remote.

The quiet beach location provides a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life and if you fancy exploring the wider area there is plenty to choose from including castles, parks and gardens, beaches and museums, which the whole family can enjoy.

 

Brewery House

Bed and Breakfast

is a grade B listed former brewers house which has recently been converted into a modern and stylish B&B.

Located in the foothills of the Galloway Forest National Park in the town of Newton Stewart.

Our Aim

Is to offer first class accommodation and for each guest to have a memorable stay in our beautiful home.

 


Welcome to Barrhill Farm Holidays,

A high standard of self-catering accommodation in the heart of Galloway

Barrhill Farm Holiday Cottages offer a high standard of self-catering accommodation in three modern, bungalow-style properties with stunning views across to the Galloway Hills.

Our cottages offer self-catering accommodation sleeping 2, 4 or 6 people.  Barrhill Farm’s location makes our three holiday cottages the perfect base for exploring the natural beauty of Galloway.

Newton Stewart, just a few minutes’ drive away, is the Gateway to the Galloway Hills which are situated in Britain’s largest forest, The Galloway Forest Park. This is a must for walking, climbing, biking and guided ranger walks to get close to the red deer and wild goats.

Galloway offers spectacular coastal and inland scenery and is a haven for walkers, mountain bikers, anglers and those simply seeking a relaxed break away from it all. Bird-watching and deer-spotting are other favourite pastimes for holiday-makers to this beautiful region. Salmon fishing is also popular on the River Cree and there are local opportunities for sailing, golf and hill walking.

Ideal for lovers of the great outdoors and enjoying spectacular views over some of the most stunning scenery in Galloway, our cottages offer a high standard of accommodation, providing you with the perfect base for exploring all that Bonnie Galloway has to offer.

To make a booking or for any other enquiries, please call 01671 401502 or 07540 812681. Alternatively, send an email.

Kirkbride Farm Holiday Cottages

Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Cottages

at Port Logan, Dumfries & Galloway

 

Kirkbride Farm Holiday Cottages are situated on a working 400-acre beef and dairy farm near Port Logan in Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway. With large fishing ponds, a wild boar park, ancient woodland and spectacular views of the sea and rolling countryside stretching to the Galloway Hills and beyond, there is no better choice for self-catering holiday cottages in south-west Scotland.

 

Beginning with a very warm welcome from your hosts on arrival, you are assured of the very best in self-catering holiday cottage accommodation. You can see, experience and learn about life on a working beef and dairy farm or just relax in our luxurious and immaculate self-catering accommodation, all with spectacular sea views… the choice is yours.

Whether you prefer a cosy traditional Galloway cottage or a contemporary new property, we have accommodation to suit all tastes, budgets and family sizes. Whichever holiday cottage you choose, you will not be disappointed with the magnificent views, cosy log-burners and the peace and tranquillity of this very special part of south-west Scotland.

Dumfries & Galloway is blessed with many beautiful beaches. Opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing and golf are plentiful, all helped by our very mild gulf-stream climate, which helps to make this an all year round holiday destination.

Our holiday cottages are set in a lovely rural location close to Scotland’s most southerly point, surrounded by open farmland with grazing cattle and opportunities to see plenty of wildlife, including birds of prey hovering over nearby fields. You will surely want to explore this beautiful part of Scotland, where you will discover ample activities to fill your days. Our local gardens, made possible by our mild climate, are one of the main draws for visitors; these include Ardwell House, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Dunskey and Logan Botanic Garden. The Mull of Galloway, with its lighthouse, cafe and spectacular cliff-top sea views, is another popular day out. Portpatrick, with its pleasant harbour, gift shops and tea rooms, is just a short drive away, as is the village of Port Logan, where you find beaches and rocky coves to explore.

And when your day’s sightseeing is done, you will appreciate returning to the warmth and comfort of your holiday home-from-home.

All our holiday cottages include free Wi-Fi for use with your own laptop, tablet or smart phone.

We look forward to welcoming you at Kirkbride Farm Holiday Cottages, where you arrive as a guest but leave as a friend…

You can view our prices and availability on-line. If you have any questions or wish to make a booking, please contact us by email or telephone.

 

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West Barr Farmhouse & Cottage

 

 

If you’re looking for a stunning location, full of natural beauty, then West Barr Farmhouse & Cottage is the perfect place for you.

 

Why come to West Barr Self Catering?

icon-3starselfcatering.jpgWest Barr enjoys magnificent views across to the Mull Of Galloway and Isle of Man.  Located in this peaceful setting just 2 miles from the pretty 18th Century fishing village of Port William.  Dumfries and Galloway is not short of beautiful scenery from its’ glorious green countryside and rolling hills to its’ sandy coast and spectacular sunsets.  15 miles from the market town of Newton Stewart and 20 miles from Stranraer with its’ many shops, restaurants and museums.  Close to the Galloway Forest, part of the 7 stanes for keen cyclists, adventurous hikers or peaceful strollers and dog walkers.  There is an abundance of sea, loch and river fishing spots for anglers and even the golfers can enjoy a round at nearby St Medan golf course.  Whilst those seeking a more relaxing break can visit Scotland’s National book town of Wigtown where there is an annual book festival each autumn.  Sample local produce from a choice of smokehouses dotted along the main A75 route or indulge in home made jersey ice cream at the famous Cream O’ Galloway.  Both properties are located on the edge of the holiday park.  Both properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 12 people.  Facilities on the park for children consist of an enclosed play paddock with slide, swings and climbing tower.

Anytime is a great time to visit

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

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

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

 

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!

Visit www.glengyre.co.uk for more details.

 

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

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

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

 

Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery

 

Glenquicken is a family run trout fishery.Located in Creetown, South West Scotland.

The 4.5 acre trout loch is stocked with Rainbow, Blue and Brown Trout.

 

Cool Licks and Hot Drinks can be found by the beach at Port Logan. We started Cool Licks and Hot Drinks after we heard the laments of the visitors to the beautiful village. We serve ice cream, cakes, hot drinks and cold drinks. We’d love to see you!

We are currently opening only on Sundays whilst the weather is nice. You can order our take home tubs so you can enjoy our ice cream in the comfort of your own home! x

                                    

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Come and visit

BELTIE BOOKS & Café

Browse our selection of Books.

Then, have a well earned leisurely cup of Coffee, tea or chocolate accompanied by a delicious cake, scone or a bowl of soup or a snack.

We also have a selection of Art.

 What more could you want?

In Scotland’s National Book Town – Wigtown

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Barholm Arts and Crafts

 

We are a group of people (artists/craft makers/photographers) who work together to run and manage the Barholm Arts and Crafts Shop in Creetown, Dumfries & Galloway.
ABOUT US – MEET THE TEAM
  • VAL HORTON – Photographer / Knitwear Designer & Producer / Artist
  • LIZ & ROGER CUTLER – Wood Art and Knitwear – WEBSITE: www.gallowaywoodturners.co.uk
  • SUE NICHOLSON – Felt Crafts with Local Wool / Ink Cards & Gift Cards – FACEBOOK PAGE: 4 Ewe Crafts
  • ADELE SAGE – Jewellery Maker / Wedding Crafts.
  • HEATHER DICKINSON – Pencil Drawing – FACEBOOK PAGE: Galloway In Pencil
  • SONJA CRISP – Textiles and Lampshades
  • SUE MUNROE – Textiles

In order to book a room at Barholm Accommodation, please go to our website, barholm-centre.co.uk, or call us on 01671 820810.

Barholm Accommodation is situated in Creetown by the A75 and is part of the Barholm Enterprise Centre.

We can accommodate up to 28 guests within our 9 bedrooms. All rooms are en-suite. On the ground floor we have a private twin dog-friendly room which has its own en-suite wet room. 
We have a dry room for when you have been fishing or walking and need to dry out before heading to your room.
Our newly opened self-contained room can sleep up to four guests and features its own breakfast bar, including a fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle.
A secure bike unit for safe storage, Barholm Cycle Hire and repair here at the centre and there is an electric car charging station.
We do not offer food, what we can offer in the guest sitting room is a small kitchenette with a fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and microwave. Crockery and cutlery provided. We have information in Reception regarding local pubs, restaurants and cafes offering varied menus for breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

Tariffs:-
Single bed in a shared room – £20
Single private room – £23
Private double (1 guest) – £30
Private double (2 guests) – £40
Groups of 3 – £50
Groups of 4 – £60
Groups of 5 – £70
Groups of 6 – £80
Self-contained private room (up to 4 guests) – £49.50

Whether you are a walker, hiker, biker, cyclist, fisherman/woman, clay pigeon shooter, star gazer, golfer or horse rider you can enjoy all these activities in and around Creetown.
At Barholm we have an Arts & Crafts shop selling hand made jewellery, paintings and clothing.

Popular tourist attractions include… Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, Kirroughtree Visitors Centre (7 Stanes bike trail), Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory, Cream ‘O’ Galloway, Gem Rock Museum, Creetown Heritage Museum, Glen Trool, Clatteringshaws, Galloway Dark Skies, Raiders Road – Otter Pool, Wigtown – Scotland’s National Book Town, Moss Yard Beach to name but a few.

Distillery Tour

 

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

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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.

   

5 * Logan Botanic Garden is Scotland’s Most Exotic Garden and hosts plant treasures from the southern hemisphere – rarely seen in the UK. Situated at the south-western tip of Scotland, Logan Botanic Garden is an exotic paradise tucked away amidst some of the most majestic scenery the country has to offer.

Visitors can walk through groves of eucalyptus and palm trees or stand in the shade of awesome giant rhubarb-like gunnera and from the highest point, there are superb views across the Rhins to the Galloway Hills.

Famed for its tender collections, Logan’s Walled Garden is a showcase for brilliant blooms and is ablaze with colour throughout the season. The fishpond, adorned with water lilies, creates a focal point and embellishes the air of tranquillity within the Garden.

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the climate provides the ideal growing conditions for an amazing collection of southern hemisphere plants.

The Woodland Garden is also a delight. It is a haven for a host of weird and wonderful plants and trees such as eucalyptus to the gunnera bog.

The Discovery Centre, situated near to the main entrance, gives visitors the chance to learn more about the Garden and its history. The studio hosts various exhibitions throughout the year.

Scotland’s most exotic garden never fails to impress whatever the time of year.

Refreshments

The wonderful Potting Shed Bistro was Dumfries & Galloway Life’s “Cafe of the Year” 2015 and is open daily to Garden visitors* between 1 March and 15 November from 10am – 4.30pm (3.30pm in November). It serves tasty lunches, light snacks and delicious home baking using the finest local ingredients and has ample outside and inside seating.

Please call the Potting Shed Bistro on +44 (0) 1776 860296 for group catering options.

*The Potting Shed Bistro is open to non-Garden visitors in March, September, October & November, as well as Sundays in February (11am – 3pm Sundays in February).

The garden is part of the Gardens of Galloway – Scotland`s Garden Trail

Family Activities

We have a selection of family activities on during the summer and autumn holidays. Activities take place on Thursday afternoons and are free with normal garden entry. We also have other activities in conjunction with the RSPB at selected times throughout the summer holidays. Contact the Garden on 01776-860231, see our ‘What’s On’ leaflet, our Facebook page or email aramsay@rbge.org.uk for more information.

Guided Walks

The Guided Walks in 2020 will take place on the following Tuesdays at 10.30am: 10th March, 14th April, 12th May, 9th June, 23rd June, 14th July, 28th July, 11th August, 25th August, 8th September, 22nd September, 13th October & 10th Nov. Free with normal garden entry. There is also a Wildflower Walk at the Mull of Galloway Reserve on Tuesday 16th June 2020 at 2pm with Richard Baines.

Shopping

The Botanics Shop has a fantastic selection of local crafts, gifts and plants, some of which can be seen growing in the Garden and indeed have been grown at Logan. Logan collected seeds are available for sale.

How to get here

Logan is 14 miles south of Stranraer in the Rhins of Galloway, off the B7065. For travel details and a location map, go to How to reach us

Opening times

The Garden is open daily, 1 March – 14 November, 10am – 5pm(4pm in November).
(Open every Sunday in February 10am – 4pm during the Scottish Snowdrop Festival. Potting Shed Bistro Opening Hours 11am-3pm on Snowdrop Sundays in February).

Last entry 30 minutes before the Garden closes.

In the event of severe weather the Garden may be closed at short notice. Please phone ahead for further details.

To avoid confusion, it should be noted that Logan Botanic Garden is located past Logan House garden, and is in no way affiliated. 

Admission: Adults* £7.00, Concession* £6.00, Children Free**, Essential Carers Free.

Group Rate (minimum of 11 people or more) – £5.00 (providing payment is by a single transaction). Call 01776 860231 to prebook. It is recommended that group bookings are made at least 2 weeks in advance.

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Plan Your Trip

Beach Cottage Self Catering for up to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms.

Beach Cottage is just 30 yards from 7 miles of sandy beach with uninterrupted views of Luce Bay and the Galloway Hills beyond. Sandhead is a quiet picturesque village with a pub, restaurant, shop and children’s play park and is surrounded by pure, Fresh, Galloway air. There is ample parking and the rear garden is enclosed.  Due to the Gulf Stream, the climate here is warm enough for palm trees to grow and we have some in the garden. There is garden furniture in the back garden.

The property is fully centrally heated with hot water on demand.

There is a comfortable Lounge with amazing sea view and comfortable leather sofas, smart television with Sky Freeview, DVD player, stereo and free Wifi

The dining table is located in the conservatory with plenty of room for four. There is also a leather sofa on which to relax and French windows leading to the enclosed garden.

The kitchen is very well equipped and spacious, with a ceramic hob, double oven, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, washing machine, dryer and dishwasher.

There is a bathroom with shower over bath on ground floor.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom with sea view and en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom.

 

 

No. 7 Sandhead

 

No 7 Bowling Green Road has been recently refurbished to provide modern, cosy accommodation and is situated in a quiet street, just 2 minutes from 7 miles of sandy beach.

No7 sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and is ideal for either couples or families.

Ground Floor Kitchen with dining area,

               

lounge with electric feature fire,

bathroom with shower over bath.

1st Floor double bedroom with views over the bowling green and the sea beyond, twin bedroom and separate wc.

         

There is an enclosed garden at the back with garden furniture and off street parking for 2 cars. The quiet coastal village of Sandhead is an ideal base for exploring the local area or just enjoying the beautiful beach on your doorstep.

No.7 Holiday Cottage is in the enviable position of being in a peaceful location and yet only 15 minutes drive from various local attractions – Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and Port Logan (locations in the recent Gerard Butler movie The Vanishing), Logan Botanic Gardens, Castle Kennedy and Glenwhan Gardens.

The small picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick with its variety of restaurants and pubs many of which serve food all day is only a 15 minute drive. Also only 2 minutes away are the well stocked village shop, childern’s play park and the Tigh na Mara Hotel, which serves good food and has a cosy public bar with an open fire in the cooler months (dogs are welcome in the bar) For walkers the Mull of Galloway Coastal Trail takes in the sandy beach of Sandhead. The Southern Upland Way starts in Portpatrick.

For Golfers there are 3 golf clubs within 15 minutes drive.

 

 

Auld Schoolhouse

Sandhead Holiday Cottage

The beach is just 30 yards away across a very quiet road and and is surrounded by pure, Galloway fresh air. There is ample parking for 2 cars, the Gardens , both front and rear are enclosed and we have an additional private garden on the beach, and due to the Gulf Stream, the climate here is warm enough for palm trees to grow and we have some in the garden. There is garden furniture in the back.

There is a comfortable Lounge with an open fire, leather sofas, television DVD player and stereo.

The Dining Room has a large wooden dining table with plenty of room for six, with views overlooking the beach, but remember, you are just 1 minute stroll away from one of the best places to eat in this area of Dumfries and Galloway.

The Kitchen is very well equipped and spacious, with an electric cooker with a double oven, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster and a small breakfast table.

There is a utility room with a washing machine, dryer and plenty of drying room to keep everything clean.

The Master bedroom is very spacious and elegant with additional single bed that has an extra pull out bed, so up to 4 can sleep in this bedroom if required.

Helensdale 

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.

 

 

Creetown Gem Rock Museum

Would you like to see a 4.5 billion year old, three kilogram meteorite; or the fossilised egg and dung of a dinosaur; or one of the largest natural gold specimens on display in the UK? Then the Creetown Gem Rock Museum is for you!

The Gem Rock Museum is of course home to many fine and rare examples of crystals found in Britain, as well as a brilliant set of exquisitely cut replicas of the world’s largest diamonds.

In our unique Crystal Cave you will see crystals and minerals displayed in a realistic cave setting. Beautiful jewel-like examples will be revealed around every corner.

The Gem Rock Museum is very easy to find. Located in Creetown we are 7 miles from Newton Stewart and 11 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet on the A75 Carlisle to Stranraer trunk road directly off the M6 Motorway. Just follow the signs on entering Creetown village.

 

 

Self-catering that feels like home is how we like to think about Southfield. This spacious, three-bedroom Georgian townhouse is in the heart of Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town. Exploring the many book shops is highly recommended. Trying to wear out the kids? We are close to sheltered sandy beaches, great cycling, plenty of hills for long walks and some fantastic days out for all ages. There’s one of Scotland’s botanic gardens nearby and fabulous star gazing in Galloway Forest Park, the UK’s first Dark Sky Park.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Families travelling with the older generation appreciate our double en-suite bedroom on the ground floor. There’s a newly renovated kitchen (2018) plus a comfortable sitting room with large screen tv. On the first floor there’s a large double bedroom, a room with three singles for children and friends and a family bathroom, that now includes a shower over the bath. There’s a more grown up sitting room as well also with large screen tv,  so no more arguments over who wants to watch what!

PLENTY TO SEE

Wigtown’s location is perfect for trips to the Galloway Hills for walking and for keen mountain bikers one of the Seven Stanes courses is located nearby at Kirroughtree outside Newton Stewart. There’s no need to jump in the car – walks from the front door  will take you to the nearby bird hide overlooking the Wigtown Bay Nature Reserve. On a rainy day we definitely recommend supporting our local bookshops. Southfields is opposite The Bookshop, immortalised in Shaun Bythell’s critcially acclaimed Diary of a Bookseller. At night head for Britain’s First dark Sky Park in the Galloway Hills to star gaze.

RELAXATION TIME

Relax in our large walled garden with different areas for the whole family. You can read quietly in the sheltered courtyard as the swallows dart overhead. Eat lunch at our purpose built picnic table. Let the children escape safely to set up camp in the treehouse towards the end of the garden.

 

Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room

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 2020 Season

10:00am-5:00pm

The Tearoom will remain open throughout October 2020 every day 11-4pm

 

Adults £6.00, Concessions & Groups & Students  £4.50  Season ticket £18.00

Family Ticket £18.00 (up to three children) Family Season Ticket £40.00

Dogs on leads are welcome

Contact Details

Telephone: (+44) 01581 400222

(+44) 07787990702
Email: tess@glenwhan.co.uk
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 https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/16567766, 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

Situated in the small village of Sorbie The Pheasant offers a unique dining experience in the heart of Galloway.

Run by husband and wife team Morag and Andrea Cuomo who spent 13 years in Edinburgh and a year in Italy before returning to Morag’s roots in Galloway.  Born and bred in Naples Andrea’s cooking reflects his upbringing in Italy. The menu is a combination of authentic Italian dishes as well as dishes of his own creation.

THE MENU

The seasonal menu offers a concise selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes and assures customers all the dishes are freshly prepared. Fresh handmade pasta is a speciality, the ravioli and gnocchi are loved by children and adults.

Take away pizza now available !

Please bear in mind at the weekend we may be busy and takeaway is subject to availability so we advise order ahead.

Wednesday to Sunday – 12 – 2.30pm | 5 – 10pm

Quality Local Produce

Locally sourced produce is important to us. Our aim is to support local suppliers whenever possible and take advantage of the wealth of high quality produce that Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway itself has to offer.

We have a minimum waste policy. Frequent small deliveries of fresh produce ensure the quality of our dishes and also minimise waste. We utilise the recycling facilities and manage to recycle a significant portion of our waste.

 

THE RESTAURANT

Customers can relax in the lounge with log fire, enjoy a casual lunch or pre-dinner drink before going to their table in the modern rustic dining room.  The bespoke lighting, driftwood bar and original artwork are often a talking point of the dining room.

Outdoor seating out the front and back garden terrace is available those sunny day. Cyclist and dog owners are welcome to use these spaces too.

The friendly, attentive service, warm and cosy atmosphere and passion for food all make your Pheasant visit a memorable one.

NEARBY

The location is great for exploring The Machars area.  There are beautiful coastal walks from Garlieston, St Ninians Cave and St Medians near Monreith. Nearby Kilsture forest has many pathways to make a quick stroll for a breath of fresh air or a longer walk with the dog. The huge beech trees that line the southern edge of the woods and the blankets of bluebells when in season are both magical.

 

Lunch and Early Evening Menu (5-6.30pm)

Two Course £9.50

Three Course £12.30

Full A la carte menu is always available

Booking is recommended

 

Craiglemine Cottage B and B

See a different side of Scotland this year …One without mountains, midges or crowds of tourists.

Galloway has a fantastic sea to sky landscape, from safe sandy beaches and rugged cliff top walks to rolling hills and quiet historic ruins.

The cottage with its peaceful atmosphere is a wonderful place to unwind for a short break or longer holiday.

At Craiglemine Cottage B and B you can be sure of a warm welcome all year.

Whether you prefer activities such as walking, cycling, fishing or golf; or like more being more relaxed seeing beautiful formal gardens or some of our 6000 year history – all are in easy reach in this lovely part of Scotland.The Galloway Forest – the UK’s first Dark Sky Park is to the north.

The cottage too has a wonderful extensive view of the night sky.

Accommodation

The pleasantly decorated and furnished accommodation comprises:

Double/Family Room. This large room with washbasin has an attractive view to the distant Galloway hills.Extra beds can be added for small children

Single/Twin Room. Bright and south facing.Each room has tea / coffee making facilities plus an alarm clock. The rooms share the bathroom facilities plus second toilet.

The spacious residents Lounge / Dining Room is a perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Although the cottage is centrally heated the cast iron stove in the stone fireplace provides a cosy warmth for the autumn and winter evenings

We provide evening meals on request.Children of all ages welcome – free for under 6 years. Experience for yourself the variety and beauty of rural Galloway.

Wireless Broadband Internet is available.

Please mention this web site when making an enquiry

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!

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:

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/our-reopening-plans-and-covid-19-response

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.

Admission

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

 

Wigtown Festival Company runs the annual Wigtown Book Festival every autumn in Scotland’s National Book Town. The 10 day festival features author talks, music, visual arts, film, and performances for the whole family. There are over 250 events and activities with dedicated children’s and young people’s programmes.

As well as the main festival we run other activities across Dumfries & Galloway throughout the year. These include workshops in schools, creative writing weeks, lecture weekends and events run with other organisations e.g Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, The Stove, D&G Arts Festival and Upland.

Look out for the 2019 Wigtown Book Festival programme  our web site.

https://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/programme/

 

Chapel Outon Farmhouse B and B

Kath & Tim Annison welcome you to our traditional VisitScotland 3 Star rated Galloway farmhouse, Chapel Outon Farmhouse, situated in rolling countryside on the outskirts of the Royal Borough of Whithorn.

Our three rooms are double & family (cot available) with en-suite shower and twin with private facilities (bath only).  We offer hearty breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal using home grown and locally sourced produce and have been given the Taste our Best Award.  We have separate sitting room (open fire) with Sky TV and dining room (wood burner).  Home Baking.  We are especially dog friendly and belong to Pets Welcome Scheme.  Dogs stay free of charge inclusive of free home made dog treat and the use of the fluffy mat and dog bowl during their stay.  We also welcome walkers and cyclists and belong to both Welcome Schemes.  Ample secure parking.

We are ideally situated for coast country forest and heritage.  Our dark skies are spectacular and we are part of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Unesco Biosphere.

 

 

                    

 

 

Number 7 Ninian’s Landing

Number 7 Ninian’s Landing is a stylish one bedroom first floor apartment for 1 or 2 people located on the harbourside in the Isle of Whithorn. The holiday accommodation is located in the heart of the village with a spectacular sea view overlooking the attractive harbour.

The Isle of Whithorn is one of Scotland’s most Southerly villages and from the village there are spectacular sea views across towards to Kirkcudbright, Cumbria and the Isle of Man.

Self-catering holiday in the Isle of Whithorn

Number 7 Ninian’s Landing is a stylish first floor apartment sleeping 1 or 2 guests with a fabulous sea view across the harbour. The apartment building stands on the site of a former fisherman’s warehouse and there is a nautical theme throughout the building.

Number 7 has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, fully fitted kitchen and comfortable furnishings. The kitchen has everything you need for a perfect self-catering holiday:

The living area has a comfortable furnishings, flat screen TV, DVD player, Freesat, Hifi with bluetooth connectivity and unlimited Wifi. There are guide books and tourist information to help you plan your day trips and holiday activities.

The bathroom has a bath with an electric shower over the bath, hand wash basin and WC. A fluffy bath sheet and hand towel are provided for each guest together with a bath mat.

The EPC rating is band C.

The spacious double bedroom has built in wardrobes and hotel quality bed linen is provided. There is a sea view from the bedroom and a view of the Isle of Whithorn Tower on the headland, which is an aid to navigation.

Outside at Number 7 there is a private courtyard with a designated parking space and lots of walks from the doorstep.

Isle of Whithorn

The Isle of Whithorn is one of Scotland’s most Southerly villages. There is an award winning CAMRA pub in the village with its own microbrewery. The Steam Packet serves delicious lunch and dinner using the finest of local produce and dogs are welcome in the bar. There are tables on the harbourside for lunch, dinner or refreshments outside to enjoy the views. St Ninian’s Tearoom is a short walk from Number 7 and here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea by the sea. The shop inside the tearoom has a Post Office and sells all the essentials you might need for your holiday.

There are lots of walks from the doorstep and lots of places to visit and attractions nearby. Scotland’s Book Town, Wigtown, is a short drive away from Number 7.

Your holiday at Number 7 Ninian’s Landing

Number 7 sleeps up to 2 guests and we welcome 1 dog at no extra charge.(More than 1 dog? We can be flexible so please ask)

Number 7 is open all year round, including Christmas and New Year. Book your next holiday, short break or weekend away (3 night minimum stay) at Number 7 Ninian’s Landing in the Isle of Whithorn.

Contact: Alison Smith

Telephone or Text: 07824 770968

Send an Email: 7ninianslanding@gmail.com

Website: www.ninianslanding.co.uk

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Pend House

This former gatehouse to the monastery at Whithorn is one of two luxury holiday cottages in Scotland available for let through the National Trust for Scotland. They are full of authentic period touches and furnishings appropriate to the 16th-century building.

One master bedroom with magnificent four-poster bed, one twin bedroom with two box beds. Large sitting and dining room on the ground floor with large working fireplace, and separate kitchen; bathroom with bath and shower, on mezzanine. First floor has television/family room.

Scotland’s smallest theatre.

This ‘little gem’ of a venue offers an intimate setting for professional theatre, live music, spoken word, comedy and other events.

The rural 48-seat auditorium is situated in the beautiful Galloway countryside 3 from miles from Whithorn, 9 miles from Wigtown and just 15 miles from Newton Stewart.

Situated in the owners’ garden, the theatre was established over twenty years ago and boasts comfortable raked seating and  professional lighting and sound facilities. There is ample parking and disabled access.

The theatre and refreshment room are open on performance days – see website for details. A range of hot and cold drinks and ice creams are available. The refreshment room and garden open one hour before a performance.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online via the website or by phone (01988 850368). Any remaining tickets are sold on the door (cash only).

Come and experience a warm welcome at The Swallow Theatre.

Knockinaam Lodge Hotel is a delightful luxury boutique hotel – one of Scotland’s finest small hotels. It is situated at the South West tip of Scotland, only 20 miles from the most Southerly Point, yet only two hours drive from Glasgow.

Our guests are welcomed to the cove with stunning views across to Northern Ireland, encompassed by 30 acres of garden with manicured lawns, which run down to a private beach.

Knockinaam Lodge is a wonderful hideaway with a warm inviting feel of a small country house. With friendly and attentive staff who pride themselves on bespoke service.

We have 10 wonderful bedrooms, five of these have spectacular sea views and one is a two bedroom family suite.  All our bedrooms have their own individual personalities blending the traditional building with modern comforts.  Each room is complimented by those special little touches making it a real “home away from home”.

Few small country house hotels in Dumfries and Galloway, indeed in Scotland, can match the array of awards possessed by Knockinaam Lodge Hotel – 3 AA rosettes, 5 gold stars Restaurant with rooms, & Taste our Award.

History abounds at Knockinaam Lodge, built in 1869 as a hunting lodge, this is also the site for a secret meeting between Sir Winston Churchill, General Eisenhower and their Chief of Staff during the Second World War & also inspired John Buchan while he was penning the 39 Steps.

This is an excellent place to celebrate special occasions, whether for one room or the whole house exclusively.  We are able to offer accommodation for up to 20 guests and seat up to 24 on one large table in the restaurant.  Everyone loves a “House Party”  What a way to create memories.

Seasonal Breaks are planned throughout the year, check out www.knockinaamlodge.com

 

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.

Precinct House

The Pend House proved so popular with our guests, that we are delighted to be able to offer a second property at Whithorn – The Precinct House, next door to The Pend. It is a small 18th-century town house, refurbished in a period style quite different from its neighbour. The building is typical of the terraced Georgian houses in this burgh, which has been in existence since the 5th-century and is quite possibly the oldest town house in Scotland. The Precinct House is also adjacent to the Whithorn Story Visitor Centre, with its interpretation of one of the earliest Christian sites in Scotland, a stone’s throw away from the back garden.

Faldarroch Farm

Faldarroch is an unspoilt example of a complete Victorian small dairy farm, dating from the late Improvement era (c. 1830); it consists of the farm cottage and the steading, with byre, calf shed, cart shed and barn (now used for storing bicycles, outdoor clothing ), and a paddock and stackyard to the rear. It is situated a couple of miles from the sea at Port William, at the northern end of the Barrachan Estate, which retains its small-scale fields, mixed woodland and non-intensive grazing, so that wildlife – including red squirrels – abounds.

The cottage has been redesigned on eco-friendly principles : it is super-insulated, with underfloor heating powered by a wood-pellet boiler and solar electricity. The open plan farm kitchen with sitting area has a working Victorian range and wood-burning stove.

A master bedroom, with Victorian iron four poster, has a convenient hand-basin and its own stove; the bathroom has a shower over the roll-top bath, and there is a family room which has two box beds and a further single iron bed.

 

Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe

The Whithorn Trust runs the exhibition and museum detailing the town’s 1600 years of Christian history. Coffee and gift shop with locally sourced products.

The Whithorn Trust manages the archaeological site associated with the earliest evidence of Christianity in Scotland, and traditionally known as “Candida Casa”, the white church founded in the fifth century.

Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe is easily found in the centre of George Street – Whithorn`s Main Street.

The Visitor Centre contains a very interesting exhibition using interpretation panels, models,figures and artefacts to present Whithorn`s history dating back to

Whithorn Visitor Centre also contains an excellent tea room.

You can also visit the spectacular Priory ruins where the nave and crypt are still preserved

The Roundhouse

 

                                                                                    

 

 

 

Port Logan Holiday Cottage

Rosebank

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 rosebank@portloganholidaycottage.co.uk  

or message through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/portloganholidaycottage/

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.

 

                             

 

 

 

Harbourside Holiday House in Portpatrick

Harbourside Holiday House Portpatrick is a three bedroom self-catering holiday cottage (sleeping up to 6 people).  Sitting overlooking the beautiful harbour of Portpatrick with stunning views and a wealth of things to see and do.  Harbourside is the perfect self-catering holiday destination for couples, families and groups of friends. You can also bring your pet.

Portpatrick is one of the gems in South West Scotland’s crown. Nestled on the west coast of the Rhins of Galloway where the climate is mild and the scenery is spectacular.

The pretty village of Portpatrick has village shops, pubs, fabulous restaurants and is a perfect holiday destination. From Portpatrick you can explore the many beautiful beaches and coves the Rhins of Galloway is so famous for. There’s an abundance of wildlife to be seen and it’s a bird watchers paradise.  You are also not far from the town of Stranraer where there is lots on offer.  You can also catch a ferry to Ireland for a day trip from the nearby Ferry Port of Cairnryan.

If you enjoy walking or cycling, Portpatrick marks the end of the 212 mile Southern Upland Way. There are also great coastal walks directly from Portpatrick. If you’re a golfer, there are wonderful courses in and around Portpatrick.

Portpatrick Harbour

As its name suggests, Harbourside Holiday House overlooks Portpatrick Harbour. With a history that spans several hundred years.  Today Portpatrick Harbour has a small fleet of fishing boats and is popular with the sailing community.  Portpatrick’s ‘Explore’ lifeboat station is one of the village’s most popular attractions and you can go inside the lifeboat station, see the lifeboat and tours can be pre-booked.  There is lots of fun to be had at the Portpatrick Life Boat Week held at the end of July each year.

Eco Friendly Holiday Accommodation

Harbourside Holiday House is eco-friendly with central heating run on biomass wood pellet fuel. To add to the warmth and atmosphere, there are also two wood-burning stoves. When you holiday in the Harbourside you can be sure you’ll make the minimum impact with your carbon footprint.

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Garheugh Farm Holiday  Cottage

A  traditional stone cottage standing in it’s own gardens with lovely open views over the shores of Luce Bay. Comfortably furnished and equipped, the cottage can be either a base for exploring all the area has to offer – beaches, gardens, medieval and prehistoric monuments, and of course the birds, wildlife and wonderful walks – or a haven of peace and quiet for sitting looking out over the water and waiting for the sunset. Dogs are welcome.

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.

 

Castlemoor Holiday Cottage Scotland

Castlemoor Holiday Cottage Scotland

 

Castlemoor Holiday Cottage
Dumfries and Galloway Scotland

 

Castlemoor Self Catering Holiday Cottage is set in a wonderful landscape near the rural village of Drummore.

Enjoy breath-taking views of the Mull of Galloway which is in walking distance, or even peaceful walks through coastal paths, enjoy scenic walks through the glens surrounding Castlemoor Holiday Cottage.
Castlemoor holiday cottage achieves one of the best views in the area which can be viewed anywhere in the cottage, why not make the most of the marvelous view in our newly built garden room and patio which both overlook the picturesque Mull of Galloway. The cottage has a comfortable living room with modern comfortable furnishings. Our >holiday home kitchen diner is well equipped with an electric cooker, a microwave, a fridge and a spacious family dining area which overlooks the Mull of Galloway, The main double bedroom is comfortable with a television to enjoy late night or early morning relaxation, the second bedroom has two single beds. All bed linen and towels are provided.
The Cottage also has private parking. A self-catering holiday at it’s very best! Castlemoor holiday cottage garden is perfect to sit back, relax and enjoy the birds and the wildlife around the cottage. Castlemoor holiday cottage garden is fully secure and safe for children and family pets. Pets are welcome at Our >Holiday Cottage Mull of Galloway.

 

Harbour House

This delightful terraced house , set on the harbour side is ideally located in the heart of the Isle of Whithorn fishing village. Providing quality holiday accommodation, this is a wonderful location for families or friends looking for a quiet coastal break and a chance to explore one of the most unspoilt parts of the country.

The house has three bedrooms across the ground and first floor, with two the upper bay windows giving stunning views across the harbour. It can accommodate up to seven people including a pull-out bed for flexibility. The sitting room at this Isle of Whithorn self-catering holiday home looks out over the working harbour, while the kitchen and dining area face the private rear garden.
From the patio area, steps take you up to the raised garden terraces with views across to the Lake District. Its an ideal place to relax and unwind with a drink or to eat al fresco. The local hotel & restaurant is just yards away along the harbour where the flurry of the daily catch being loaded onto the dockside, is sure to seize your attention. This Isle of Whithorn house captures the essence of a traditional seaside atmosphere in a beautiful, historic area.
Enjoy walking and cycling along the attractive coastline, take a fishing trip or try one of the many golf courses that can be found within a short drive. A superb Isle of Whithorn house offering something for everyone. An ideal base for the Wigtown Book Festival events.

The Mull of Galloway Trail is 24 miles long. This spectacular trail runs from Stranraer to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland`s most southerly point. (more…)

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.

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Wigtown Summer Street Market

is a market which takes place on the market square every Saturday from Easter weekend until end of September, open from 10am till 3.30pm.

A selection of Fresh Bakery goods, fruit and vegetables provided by busniesses from Girvan. Locally made craft makes and pictures. Books, clothing and charity and local organisations stalls.

Details of whats on at at each weeks market can be found on the Wigtown Summer Street Market Facebook page

 

 

 

 

Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest LNR in Britain. (more…)

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

Join Us! | Walk Moffat

A seaside walk in the Machars of Galloway
Rigg Bay near Garlieston to Cruggleton Castle (about 2 hours there and back). (more…)

 

Relax in the peaceful harbour village of Port William on the coast of Luce Bay in the Machars of Galloway.

Port William is a haven for leisure craft as you gaze across the sea to the Isle of Man and Ireland. (more…)

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

Our Lodges

We have a range of lodges to suit everyone’s needs with a wide range of dog friendly lodges.

Our Bluebell Lodges sleep 2 in a king size bedroom. All of our Bluebell Lodges have a hot tub.

Our Birch Lodges sleep 4 people but have slightly larger bedrooms (one double and one twin) and also have a dishwasher in the kitchen. These are available with, or without a hot tub.

Our Laurel Lodge also sleeps 4 people, this lodge is the largest of our 2 bedroom lodges, is dog friendly and has its own private hot tub.

Our Lady Galloway Lodges sleep 6 people (one kingsize room with en-suite, one twin room and also a twin gallery room). All 4 of our Lady Galloway lodges have hot tubs on the decking at the front of the lodge.

Our Lord Galloway Lodges sleep 8 people (master en-suite kingsize with feature bath in bedroom, en-suite kingsize, two twin rooms). Our Lord Galloway’s are dog friendly and have large decking area’s with hot tubs.

Our four new 2 bedroom Squirrel Lodges are a new and exciting addition to Conifers, perfect for a family holiday with a kingsize bedroom and second bedroom with bunkbeds! These cosy lodges are well laid out for a family of four and, of course, offer the added luxury of a private hot tub.

Hazel Lodge, sleeping 6, opened in August 2018 and is a great property for families.  The lodge has 3 bedrooms, a kingsize, a double and a twin.  A bonus for this lodge is the large enclosed garden, perfect for dogs! and of course we have added the luxury of a private hot tub.

 

 

The Area

Conifer Lodges is an ideal place to escape and unwind based on the outskirts of Newton Stewart in the beautiful county of Dumfries and Galloway. With the backdrop of the Galloway Forest Park on one side and bordered by the Golf Course on the other, Conifer Lodges is the ideal base for a family holiday or a romantic break with your loved one.

The forest itself is a paradise for nature lovers and within easy reach of superb fishing spots, walking and mountain biking, there really is something to please everyone. A number of our lodges are also dog friendly so please bring along all the family to enjoy the stunning scenery.

As a guest at Conifer Lodges you can enjoy free fishing at Palnure Burn as well as special Golf rates at Newton Stewart Golf Club.

Dog Friendly Accommodation

Many of us at Solid Luxury are dog owners and know how important it is to be able to go on holiday with the whole family! Most of our lodges are dog friendly at Conifers and we would highly recommend visiting the Galloway Forest Park for some excellent walks. All of our properties are gated allowing your dog in and out of your lodge freely without worrying about them running away.

Drumfad Holiday Homes

Drumfad, near the picturesque harbour village of Port William, offers a high standard of self-catering holiday accommodation and is the perfect base from which to explore all that this beautiful corner of south west Scotland has to offer. Both Drumfad Cottage and The Barn have been fully refurbished to provide spacious and well-equipped accommodation to a luxury standard. They can be let separately or together and can sleep up to six people each, making them ideal for couples, families or groups.

The Cottage – Sleeps 4/6

The accommodation comprises, on the ground floor, a spacious open-plan living and kitchen area which includes, electric oven/hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine, leather sofas, large screen TV with Free Sat, DVD player, Nintendo Wii, a log burning fire and downstairs WV.  There are also a selection of books and board games for you to use. The first floor comprises two luxury bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two singles, each room furnished to a very high standard, together with a main bathroom with sink, WC, bath and shower.  All bed linen and towels are provided.

The Barn – Sleeps 5/7

Renovated in 2012, also to an exceptionally high standard, The Barn too has a ground source heat pump and solar panels providing underfloor heating and hot water 24 hours a day. The accommodation is all on one level and comprises of a spacious living area with leather sofas large screen TV with Free Sat, DVD player, Nintendo Wii and a log burning fire.  There are also a selection of books and games for you to enjoy. The well equipped kitchen overlooks the living area and contains all the modern appliances including an electric oven with hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer and microwave. There are two luxury bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other with three singles.  Both bedrooms have en-suite facilities.  All bed linen and towels are provided.

There is a small charge to bring your pet.      

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.

For other hotels in the McMillan Group http://www.mcmillanhotels.co.uk/

Set in private gardens above Portpatrick, Scotland, Fernhill Hotel commands stunning open views over the village, harbour and Irish Sea.

This picture-perfect panorama greets you as you check in to the hotel and is your backdrop while you dine or relax over a drink. Most of our three-star hotel’s accommodation also benefits from this unspoilt coastal scene, some with balconies perfect for relaxing.  Enjoy a cosy pre dinner drink in the bar before a  fantastic 3 course meal in our Conservatory or Restaurant which uses the best Scottish produce.

For other hotels in the McMillan Group http://www.mcmillanhotels.co.uk/

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.

 Refurbished to a high standard, Woodpecker Cottage is situated in the heart of the Galloway conservation village of Bladnoch,  less than a mile from the attractive former county town of Wigtown (Scotland’s National Book Town), in Galloway, Southwest Scotland. Close by are safe sandy beaches, rolling hills, quiet roads and rugged coastlines. Galloway abounds in beautiful gardens, including Logan Botanic Gardens, Scotland’s most exotic. There are several golf courses (one within a 5 minute walk of the cottage) and the area has many places of historic interest.

Nearby Whithorn has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years; St. Ninian brought Christianity here in the 4th century, a good hundred years before St. Columba in Iona.

Across a field from the cottage is the River Bladnoch with salmon and trout day permits available. There’s an attractive, traditional child-friendly pub and restaurant with beer garden on the riverbank within two minutes walk.

Bladnoch is also the home of Scotland’s most southerly distillery, a beautifully maintained complex producing fine malts and offering daily tours and whisky tasting. Within easy walking distance there’s a country house pub and restaurant.

Galloway is often referred to as “Scotland in miniature”. The wilderness of the Galloway Hills is close by for serious walkers. For ramblers there are plenty of less challenging byways. It’s also renowned as being one of the best mountain bike areas in Britain.

Wildlife is plentiful including ospreys and peregrines, otters and deer. There’s excellent river, loch and sea fishing. This is an ideal spot for a holiday and getting away from the stresses and strains of modern life. People will speak to you in the shops and pass the time of day on the streets.

Woodpecker Cottage sleeps up to six with one double bedroom on the ground floor, and one double and one twin upstairs. It has a kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor (both with a natural slate floor), utility room and games room with pool table and table tennis table. The sitting room and dining area has a stripped pine floor and an Aga glass-fronted multi-fueled stove. There’s also an efficient oil-fired central heating system throughout the cottage. A large well-planted garden includes a secluded area ideal for barbecues.
                 
                             

WiFi
Sorry no pets.
No smoking.
High chair and travel cot available on request.
Contact Mary Arnott
T: 01988 500517
M: 07500 965565

Nether Barr Steading is a fine stone built courtyard steading that has been sensitively converted into six self-catering lodges with a small restaurant and bar situated on one side of the courtyard.

Set in 15 acres of farmland elevated above the River Cree, the Nether Barr enjoys magnificent views towards the Galloway Hills.

Nestled in a peaceful area of Galloway yet within walking distance or a short drive from Newton Stewart,the Nether Barr offers tranquil and comfortable holiday accommodation.

The cottages provide a “home from home” comfort and are situated off the courtyard which dates back to the 1800’s when the steading was originally a farm owned by the Earl of Galloway.

Nestled in a peaceful area in southwest Scotland and yet within walking distance or a short drive from Newton Stewart for shopping and the gateway to the Galloway Forest Park, there is plenty to see and do in Dumfries & Galloway. This is an ideal spot for mountain biking, we are close to Kirroughtree and Glentrool, part of the 7 stanes. We can offer short breaks all year round.

 
 
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