The grounds of the former 18th century Balkail Mansion are the perfect backdrop for Glenluce Holiday Park. Tucked away in the heart of Glenluce Village, the Park sits in harmony with the mature woodland setting on the banks of a tributary to the River Luce. Glenluce Holiday park also offers award-winning holiday homes for hire and, with the luxury of an indoor swimming pool, it is the perfect choice for one and all to visit.
Glenluce Holiday Park
Two Dogs Lodge is a traditionally built wooden lodge within a small quiet development about 5 miles from Glenluce. There is an attractive decking area outside together with a garden all with views to surrounding Countryside. The woodland setting is a haven for wildlife.
The beaches at Luce Bay are close to hand with opportunities for beach and cliff walks. The location of Two Dogs Lodge provides an ideal base for exploring the local area including Logan Botanic Gardens. The Galloway Forest Park provides superb opportunities for bird watching or if you wish you might try at night, star gazing as the park has been designated a Dark Skies Park due to the quality of Darkness! Mounting biking is available in the Forest Park at Kirroughtree where there is a stage of the Forestry Commission 7 Stanes Trail. There are numerous opportunities in the locality for hill walking and other outdoor activities including fishing and horse riding. Golf is readily available throughout the area with courses to suit all abilities.
This is a true Scottish tower house, built in 1590 and then improved in the 18th century. Living here gives a very different impression of the life of a Jacobean laird from the stony shells of so many less fortunate and abandoned towers in Scotland today.
Our newly decorated 3 bedroom cottage is situated just outside Glenluce. Featuring a large kitchen/dining room with a traditional aga as well as a large living room (including log burner), The Cottage is the perfect base for exploring our local area with friends or family.
With a variety of beaches nearby, seal colonies close to hand and plentiful opportunities to watch sea otters and other wildlife this superb holiday home with its large enclosed garden and outlooks over Luce Bay is ideal for family holidays. There is a pebble beach across the road from the house, a small sandy beach is within easy walking distance as is a good pub. A further large sandy beach is available nearby at Monreith.
The immediate area adjoining is remote and unspoilt but with plentiful opportunities for exploring and outdoor pursuits. The property is practically on the South West Coastal 300 route too – a stunning drive just over 300 miles taking in our many miles of awesome coastline while you also have the opportunity to marvel at our hills, glens, forests and lochs. The town of Wigtown is within easy reach and hosts an annual Book Festival in September and other visitor attractions throughout the year. The town of Whithorn is also nearby and is the earliest known Christian Community. South West Scotland has a very mild climate due to the effect of the Gulf Stream which and there are several “exotic” gardens in the area which are open to the public and contain unexpected plant varieties for the area. Outdoor pursuits and activities include horse riding, golf, sailing and mountain biking which includes the 7Stanes Trails in the Galloway Forest Park (Britain’s first designated Dark Sky Park) and further afield at Dalbeatie, Mabie & Ae forests.
Beautifully refurbished to a very high standard, this luxury self-catering listed property retains many original historic features alongside modern conveniences.
Once home to the Stair family chauffeur, the apartment has three large airy bedrooms, an open-plan living area with an open log fire, central heating, a well equipped kitchen with laundry facilities, drying room, bathroom/shower room and additional cloakroom, flat screen TV, wi–fi and private car parking. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
The Apartment has stunning views overlooking the Victorian Stable Courtyard, the White Loch and the turreted Lochinch Castle. It offers a secluded, private garden area to the rear, perfect for summer barbeques.
Guests are able to enjoy unlimited access to Castle Kennedy Gardens and the surrounding Lochinch Castle Country Estate, with all that these offer through-out the different seasons.
A welcome pack is provided for guests on arrival including milk, bread, jam, butter, tea, coffee and fresh flowers from the garden (when in season). The cottage is well equipped with the general basics from washing-up liquid to bin bags and loo roll. Luxury bed linen and towels are also provided (The White Company).
A charming stone-built, semi-detached house, dating back to 1793 in the village of Kirkcowan, on the Machars Peninsula in Galloway, in South West Scotland.
Fully refurbished, this welcoming property provides comfortable accommodation for up to five people in three bedrooms, consisting of a king-size master bedroom with en-suite shower, as well as a twin and single bedroom that share a bathroom.
The sitting room has a lovely woodburning stove and for entertainment, there’s an HD flat screen TV and DVD player, along with a piano in the hall.
Also in the sitting room is a dining area, so can you choose to eat here, or at the breakfast bar in the well-equipped kitchen.
The rear garden has a patio and a lawned area, or you can even enjoy outdoor table tennis at the owners’ property next door.
There are walks from the property that take you out into the countryside, and you will find a warm welcome on your return at the village inn.
Kirkcowan also offers a Post Office and a general store.
Why not visit Whithorn Priory & Museum, with its display of ancient carved stones, indulge in the Wigtown Book Festival, or stretch your legs at the Newton Stewart Walking Festival?
Challenge yourself on Europe’s longest zip wire at the Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, or visit the award-winning Cream O’ Galloway ice cream factory and visitor centre.
This delightful property has something for everyone.
Sleeping two guests, this self-contained apartment is elegant and spacious and includes quality furnishings, an attractive and comfortable bedroom, a newly fitted pine kitchen, an impressive Victorian-style bath and shower, plus a beautiful conservatory with additional dining area.
The colourful and perfectly maintained garden includes a well-tended lawn, plethora of delightful flowers and a small patio and garden swing seat, where you can sit and watch out for the red squirrels and wealth of birdlife. There is plenty of parking on the old school playground and undercover parking is available if required.
Conveniently located approximately 15 minutes’ drive from Newton Stewart, the ‘Gateway to the Galloway Hills’ and 20 minutes from Wigtown, the National Book Town, there is plenty for guests to explore. The schoolhouse is an ideal base for fishing with three lochs within 1 mile of the property and if you are keen to spot even more rare birds, the RSPB nature reserve, Wood of Cree, is just 13 miles away.
A cosy studio-style cottage on the outskirts of picturesque Kirkcowan. It offers a beautiful rural retreat with woodland and countryside views.
Nestled in a peaceful, tranquil location, this rural retreat is perfect for couples. It’s within walking distance of all local amenities, including Kirkcowan’s friendly country pub. Also within easy reach are the historic marketing towns of Newton Stewart, Gate House of Fleet, and Kirkcudbright which is otherwise known as the Artist town. The area is a haven for outdoor lovers, with numerous glens, country trails, nature reserves and coastal paths offering great walking, hiking, cycling and mountain biking opportunities. Explore Wigtown Bay, Luce Bay, Solway Firth coast line, and Galloway National Park, or enjoy the water sports and Europe’s longest zip wipe at Loch Ken.
This single-storey, studio-style cottage offers an open-plan lounge/kitchen/sleeping area – the perfect cosy retreat to explore the area. Relax on the sofa in front of the TV or with the latest bestseller, or cook up a quick lunch or light bite in the kitchen area, which has an electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. The cosy double bed has views across the garden and woodland, or you can turn the TV to watch a film in bed. There’s also a shower room with WC.
Stepping outside, you’ll find a picturesque enclosed garden to the front of the cottage, which is set amid 10 acres of land – perfect for exploring. Here you’ll find a seating area where you can sit back and relax in the fresh country air, whilst enjoying a drink. There’s off-road parking available for two cars.
The properties at Mochrum Park are in an ideal position for walks through the park and along side the river Bladnoch where we have some of our Salmon fishing the location also makes an ideal base for exploring the region and all that it has to offer. The properties are comfortable for the whole family to enjoy a relaxing holiday whether it is a Spring break, summer holiday or a festive getaway that you are looking for.
We have owned the houses since 1986 and have built up a strong cliental that have been enjoying holidays at Mochrum Park for many years. The houses have just recently been upgraded and we are confident that your holiday with us in Galloway will be leave you feeling relaxed and with some fantastic memories.
Newton Stewart is about 6 miles away, which has a variety of shops such as Sainsbury’s, local bakery and local award winning butchers. Wigtown ‘Scotland’s National Booktown’ is about 5 miles away which boasts some unusual craft shops and bookshops. The properties are ideally located in an idyllic countryside location where there are plenty of lovely country walks and an abundance of village tearooms, craft shops a short drive away.
We are a small family owned traditional village inn situated in Kirkcowan, just seven miles from Newton Stewart in the heart of the Galloway countryside.
This 200 year old former coaching inn retains many original features and offers friendly hospitality to all.
We can cater for families or small parties of golfers, anglers, cyclists, ramblers, shooters or those seeking a relaxing rural break. We have a choice of family, double and twin rooms available, each equipped with TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
We are a fully licensed inn providing a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. Bar meals and snacks are available throughout the day and our varied menu includes vegetarian and gluten free options.
Spoutwells Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages are an ideal base from which to explore south west Scotland. They are situated one mile from Stranraer, which is situated beside Lochryan, and the villages of Portpatrick and Sandhead are all nearby. The ferry terminal at Cairnryan, from where the fast P & O // Stena ferries sail to Northern Ireland, is five miles north of Stranraer. Day trip to Befast and visit the Titanic Museum.
Spoutwells Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages are ideal if your interests are outdoor pursuits and activities or you simply wish time to relax. They offer the perfect base to explore Dumfries and Galloway. The cottages are set on a small farm which has a pedigree flock of Suffolk Sheep. Seasonal vegetables are also available from the owners’ garden. The Cottages are also convenient for access to the Rhins and the Mull of Galloway – with fine gardens, sea and loch fishing, five golf courses, and within easy reach of the fine beaches at Sandhead, New England Bay and Ardwell Bay.
The area has a good number of restaurants and pubs serving meals, and most use local produce in their menus. Spoutwells Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages is set in open countryside on the outskirts of Stranraer and conveniently situated for the Southern Upland Way, so is perfect for those who enjoy walking. There are excellent cycling routes in the area. Stranraer itself has a very good leisure centre with cinema/concert hall, fitness suites, sauna, gym and swimming pool.
Ideally situated onseafront, overlooking and just 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre and , this family-run offers free Wi-Fi, ample, free, off-street parking, scenic views and breakfasts. Cairnryan terminal is only a 5-minute drive.
full Scottish breakfasts are served daily in the at Lakeview, and continental options are also available. Special diets and early breakfasts can also be arranged. The property offers a snack menu, which is served in the dining room and includes homemade soups and toasties.
The guest house is just 5 minutes’ walk from a selection of shops and restaurants. The shores of Loch Ryan are just metres away, and Stranraer Golf Club is a 5-minute drive away.
Pretty East Lodge is a perfect romantic getaway set on a private country estate with stunning views across tranquil Luce Bay to the front and woodland to the rear.
The former gatehouse of the 18th century Ardwell House on the Ardwell Estate is a listed building which has been lovingly converted into an attractive, one-bedroomed cottage.
Guests can enjoy free access to the Estate grounds — a popular visitor attraction due to its range of exotic flora, walled garden, ponds and enchanting woodland walks. Keen anglers also have the opportunity to fish in the Estate’s loch, which is well stocked with good-sized rainbow trout.
The Lodge has a small modern fitted kitchen, a lounge/dining area with open log fire (wood provided), a double bedroom and a bathroom with bath and shower.
We have recently installed central heating for instant heat but most guests enjoy the open fire and we keep the cottage well stocked with coal, wood from the surrounding estate — and firefighters. In some circumstances we can arrange for it to be lit an hour before you expect to arrive.
To the rear is an enclosed south-facing garden with wooden decking and garden furniture perfect for sitting out and enjoying the views.
Carraig is a luxuriously appointed Shepherd’s Hut set in a small paddock beside our farmsteading. Egyptian cotton bedlinen, deep 2000 pocket-sprung mattress, pure wool throws and lots of comfy cushions ensure you have a good night’s sleep in the absolute peace and quiet of this unpolluted, hidden countryside gem. On the edge of Galloway Forest Park, no light pollution means on cloudless nights a myriad stars, planets, and even the Milky Way can be seen. The views from your bed day or night are breathtaking.
A tiny log-burning stove heats the hut, and there’s a mini-oven with a grill and 2 hotplates for rustling up all your mealtime needs. Store your provisions in the under-counter larder fridge. Hot and cold running water, as well as logs, firelighters and kindling are provided. Free Wi-fi. A shower and loo supplied with toiletries and toilet rolls and fluffy White Company towels complete the facilities on offer inside the Hut.
Externally, decking surrounds Carraig, with a charming bistro set for morning coffee or evening aperitifs. From here you have fantastic long-ranging views over farmland to the Galloway Hills in the distance. The paddock is for your exclusive use. There is free parking, an electric vehicle charge-point, and although we live on site, we will only come and see you to check you in and out and if you need us.
Carraig sleeps 2 in one double bed. Because of farm animals in close proximity, sorry, no dogs or pets. No children.
Prices from £100 per night. Min 2 nights. Maximum 2 persons.
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If you are thinking of purchasing your own holiday home by the sea then West Barr Holiday Park is the place for you. Established in 1961 by ‘Granny Stewart’ with one static holiday home the park has grown over the years and in 2007 Ean & Joyce upgraded the entire park to modern standards. Piped services, gravel parking space, individual sea view to each pitch and 11 month season March – January.
The properties at Mochrum Park are in an ideal position for walks through the park and along side the river Bladnoch where we have some of our Salmon fishing the location also makes an ideal base for exploring the region and all that it has to offer.
Recently restored and modernised semi-detached cottage ideally situated for the fisherman by Spittal Bridge and the riverside. Superb river views from most windows. Attractive garden and large car park. Space available here for guests fishing from the Coach House and Lodge. Garden leads to river and the ‘Market Pool’ one of the best on the river.
Recently modernised detached and attractive victorian lodge set in its own large garden with pleasant views over Mochrum Park. Private parking. A two minute walk through the private parkland takes you to “40 Footer” pool by the fishing hut on the middle of the Beat. Carpeted and furnished throughout to a high standard this comfortable lodge retains its period charm with open fire and night storage heaters.
The Coach House
Semi-detached property. Sleeps 7/8, 4 bedrooms. Set in its own grounds adjacent to the private parkland of Mochrum Park. two minute walk through the park takes you to the middle of the Beat. This property is restored and modernised to a very high standard and is ideal for the whole family. Double glazed and carpeted throughout, night storage heaters.
West Barr is a small, family-run caravan park where you can own your own holiday home or make use of our 2-bedroom holiday cottage. West Barr Cottage is 3-star, VisitScotland self-catering accommodation just yards from the sea on the shores of Luce Bay, South West Scotland.
West Barr Cottage
Two holiday cottages that have been designed to cater for couples with all “mod cons” to make self-catering an enjoyable experience. The cottages are spacious and comfortable and provide all the creature comforts of home after exploring the area. Both offer CCTV and DVD. The CCTV is so you can watch, when in season, the antics of the Barn Owls and Tawny Owls as they bring up their young. You will be amazed how you become absorbed in the drama and antics of the Owl families.
Galloway Garden Cottage is a one bedroom cottage located in the grounds of an old Georgian manse in the small village of Mochrum. The accommodation is ideally suited to two people sharing. There is an open plan kitchen and sitting room, which leads through to a double bedroom which then leads throught to a shower room and WC. The kitchen benefits from a gas hob and electric oven and built-in under counter fridge. There is also a microwave, toaster and electric kettle. There is a breakfast bar for dining. In the sitting area there is a comfortable seating to relax on in front of our large cosy wood burning stove.
Situated near Port William with unrestricted views over Luce Bay onto the Mull of Galloway, we are perfectly sited to offer an ideal holiday for visitors of all ages. With safe beaches, a wide variety of wildlife, beautiful countryside for walking and cycling, golf, fishing, wonderful sunsets and a friendly welcome, you are sure to enjoy your stay. One king-size bedroom with en-suite facilities, one double room with sea view, one twin and one single room.
Inchlonaig House is a beautifully decorated contemporary house located in the picturesque and unspoilt coastal village of Port William. Ideal for families and large groups, the spacious 4 bedroom detached self catering holiday house is set in the beautiful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway, and sleeps eight adults (plus two children) in perfect luxury. Inchlonaig House provides the perfect location for a relaxing self catering holiday in one of the most peaceful and tranquil areas in Scotland or an excellent base from which to explore South West Scotland. For a more active holiday, this luxury self-catering accommodation is located close to some of the best mountain biking trails in the UK, excellent for golfing holidays, walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding. Situated on the north side of the village, the beach is literally a stone’s throw away, so the house enjoys panoramic views across Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway. Port William is a bustling, friendly village, with a range of small local shops, a hotel and an excellent Restaurant. It is within easy reach of Wigtown – Scotland’s National Book Town, the ferry port of Stranraer and the pretty market town of Newton Stewart.
Galloway Luxury Cottages
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Inchlonaig House is a beautifully decorated contemporary holiday cottage located in the picturesque coastal village of Port William.
Ideal for families and large groups, the spacious 4 bedroom detached self catering holiday cottage is set in the beautiful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway, and sleeps eight adults (plus two children) in perfect luxury.
Inchlonaig House provides the perfect location for a relaxing self catering holiday in one of the most peaceful and tranquil areas in Scotland or an excellent base from which to explore South West Scotland.
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