This former gamekeeper’s cottage, built in 1896, lies up a peaceful glen in the Galloway hills. Here you are away from traffic noise and street lights, and on a clear night see the stars.
The garden is a haven for birdlife and red squirrels . A short distance away are the many attractions of the area, with something to offer for all ages.
The tastefully modernised cottage has been refurbished to retain its original character and features, making it a comfortable family holiday home. It is approached from the Skyreburn road up a short track, through the field beside the cottage to a large fenced car parking area. The small Paradise burn is at the rear of the cottage, through a gate with a secure latch.
The beautiful Solway coast is just under three miles away, with superb beaches for swimming and watersports, and there are many golf courses to be enjoyed. Hill walking is on the doorstep and there are many hill lochs for fishing. Galloway Forest Park has the well known 7 stanes Mountain bike trails at Kirroughtree and is also a designated Dark Sky Park, while nearby Laggan Outdoor has one of the longest zipwires in Europe, and Cream of Galloway, makers of delicious ice cream, have an adventure playground for all ages among its many activities. Nearby Creetown, reached further up the Skyreburn road has the Gem Rock Museum.
Gatehouse of Fleet, 4 miles away, Kirkcudbright, the “artists’ town”, and Castle Douglas have excellent pubs and cafes, and are known for their food shops and galleries. There are also many interesting gardens and popular National Trust properties to visit.
Good home cooking can be collected from The Scottish Pantry Catering, King Street, Castle Douglas. Both Tesco and Majestic Wines deliver to Rowantree.
The holiday cottage sleeps five comfortably in three bedrooms. The accommodation is arranged over two floors as follows:
- Ground Floor: Porch, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, outer kitchen, bedroom 1 and bedroom 2 and bathroom with shower room.
- First Floor: Double bedroom and bathroom with bath.
Inside the Gardener’s Cottage
The interior is filled with beautiful antiques, including a Scottish Lowland dresser, benches, chests, wardrobes, chairs and lamps. John Lewis beds, Cologne and Cotton linen and modern appliances, including dishwasher, fulfil the practical needs of everyday life. Abundant books, classical CDs, DVD player and magazines provide extra relaxation.
Outside the Gardener’s Cottage
The Gardener’s Cottage is part of the stable/garage block. A table tennis room is at the end of the courtyard next to the laundry/drying room where there is washing machine.
The gardens of Carstramon House are largely for the use of the owners but guests may use the pretty courtyard where the cottage is set and the lawn immediately behind it.
Fleuchlarg is a charming modernised cottage set in attractive landscape gardens with stunning views of the Fleet Valley. The cottage provides spacious family accommodation which is naturally light and has been carefully furnished and decorated to provide a charming family holiday cottage. The large garden is superb for active children and also has a furnished patio area and barbecue.
The popular town of Gatehouse of Fleet is a pleasant 3/4 mile walk along a quiet country lane and has a good selection of hotels and cafes serving food, local shops including 2 mini markets, together with a play park and access to the famous Cally Woods which sport a superb array of bluebells in the spring. The local area is steeped in history and Gatehouse of Fleet itself has two popular attractions in the Mill on the Fleet and also Cardoness Castle. Other historic sites are within easy reach at Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas.
The superb Solway Coast with sandy beaches and excellent walks is approximately three miles away. Outdoor pursuits are almost too numerous to list but include good quality nine and eighteen hole golf courses, fishing nearby together with the Forestry Commissions 7Stanes Mountain Bike rides in the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park itself provides excellent walking and wildlife watching opportunities together with being one of the first Dark Sky Parks for stargazers.
Cally Palace was originally an 18th century country mansion just outside Gatehouse of Fleet and is now a wonderful golf hotel in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. You can step back to a time of period style and elegance while enjoying all the modern comforts of a four-star golf hotel. The hotel’s 56 bedrooms combine spacious accommodation with views of the estate grounds and the Dumfries & Galloway countryside beyond. Cally Palace has its own exclusive golf course, as well as an indoor leisure complex with swimming pool, to allow you to make your stay with us as active or as relaxed as you choose.
Cally Palace Golf Hotel
Cally Palace Hotel and Golf Course
Gatehouse of Fleet
Cally Palace, on the outskirts of the pretty village of Gatehouse of Fleet on the Solway coast, is set in over 150 acres of grounds and was originally an 18th century country mansion just outside Gatehouse of Fleet but is now a wonderful hotel in south west Scotland.
Entering through the oak doors, the grandeur of the interior is immediately apparent as step back to a time of period style and elegance while enjoying all the modern comforts of a four star hotel. Two huge marble pillars frame the entrance hall which leads to the Bow Lounge with its magnificent gilt cuppola ceiling.
The hotels’ 56 bedrooms combine spacious accommodation with views of the estate grounds and the Dumfries & Galloway countryside beyond.
Cally Palace has its own exclusive golf course, as well as an indoor leisure complex with swimming pool, to allow you to make your stay with us as active or as relaxed as you choose.
The warmth of the Scottish welcome you receive will impress as much as the opulence of the surroundings.
Gatehouse of Fleet
The Bothy, has been formed from part of the original farm steading situated within our working family farmyard. This property has recently undergone a complete renovation and has been finished to a very high standard to provide luxury accommodaion. With open views to the sea, it is an ideal couples getaway!
First floor apartment in converted Victorian stables, three double/twin bedrooms all ensuite (sleeps six). Kitchen and open plan living dining room. TV and wireless wifi.
Beautiful rural location within easy reach of A75 and about 40mins from Wigtown by car. It has a tennis court in the garden, barbeque terrace and is 15 mins by car from the beach.
£40 per room per night or £100 to take the whole place per night.
Rowan Cottage is a lovely terraced family house with a large enclosed garden. Cosy in winter and cool in the summer. In a convenient location it is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, pubs, golf course, bowling, and tennis court. Forest walks and beautiful sandy beaches are within easy reach.
The tourist town of Gatehouse of Fleet sits in the centre of the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area, at the head of the Fleet Estuary. Watched over by the 15th Century Heritage Site of Cardoness Castle, it nestles between a coastline of sandy beaches and the gentle Galloway Hills.
Situated in the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet, this well-equipped terraced house with good sized rear garden is well situated to explore the beautiful Galloway countryside. Pubs, Hotels & Cafes are within walking distance. There are lovely safe sandy beaches nearby at Sandgreen and Mossyard suitable for swimming and water sports. There is excellent bird watching, with the Red kite trail within a short drive. There are plentiful opportunities for cycling including the Forestry Commission 7Stanes Mountain Bike Network trails, the nearest being at Kirroughtree & walking, whether it is cliff top, forest or hill walking. Golf and tennis are both close by. Fishing on river and lochs are also available locally in season.
The property has been a labour of love by the owners to convert and renovate it to the highest of standards providing excellent self-catering accommodation for six people. Digby Street is a quiet side road off the main street in the charming and popular bustling town of Gatehouse of Fleet.
The accommodation provides a large spacious open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room furnished and finished to an excellent standard. There is a seating area on the first floor landing which leads to master bedroom with ensuite shower room, and further double bedroom and bunk bedroom together with spacious family bathroom with Jack and Jill wash basins. The accommodation has been carefully modernised throughout to compliment the character of the property and you will find many pictures, books and objects from different parts of the world. In the local area you will find many exhibitions, festivals and performances throughout the year.
Gatehouse of Fleet has excellent facilities including a good range of pubs and hotels, mini markets and Heritage Sites such as the Mill on the Fleet and Cardoness Castle. There is direct access to attractive river and woodland walks from the town whilst those looking for more strenuous activities have easy access to hill walking and mountain biking in the Galloway Forest Park on the Forestry Commission 7Stanes Biking Routes. The local area also has many exhibitions, festivals and performances throughout the year.
Gatehouse of Fleet is ideally situated for exploring South West Scotland and had easy access to Solway Coast with its sandy beaches and cliff walks. Throughout the area there are numerous golf courses, opportunities for fishing and other water sports.
A lovely self catering cottage for six people, in a quiet, rural location between Gatehouse of Fleet and the Galloway coast. Ideal for those that want both the convenience of the town but the tranquillity of a countryside setting. Within easy reach of the A75, The Beeches offers a good central base to explore the area, including the Wigtown Book Festival. Sleeps 6 – 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms Rural setting with stunning, open views Newly built, large, modern kitchen/dining room Central heating plus wood burning stove Child friendly with enclosed garden and no stairs
Gatehouse of Fleet
Clachanside is a delightful, well furnished semi detached cottage, near Gatehouse of Fleet with a small stream and its own large garden. Just a short distance from the large sandy beach at Sandgreen or rocky bay at Carrick and walking distance from Fleet Forest walks and picnic area. The cottage is adjacent to the Sustrans cycle Route 7 and is also within a half hours drive of one of the sections of the 7Stanes mountain bike network.
Close to Gatehouse of Fleet for shopping, eating out, golf, fishing, bowling, etc – all the makings of a wonderful holiday.
One of a pair of delightful cosy semi-detached traditional Galloway Cottages in Borgue graded 4 star by Visit Scotland. Tucked away in a secluded position surrounded by stunning rural scenery, with beautiful open views across open farmland to the sea in the distance.
The surrounding area is teeming with an array of wildlife and is a ‘Twitchers’ paradise. There is much to see and do in the area and, apart from Brighouse Bay there are plenty of sandy beaches and coves within a few minutes’ drive. The cottage is a few minutes’ drive from Brighouse Bay Holiday Park which has a bar and eating facilities, several leisure activities including a swimming pool and a superb cliff top golf course. The area has wonderful sporting facilities including game, sea and coarse fishing. Kirroughtree, part of the Galloway Forest offers a stage of the 7stanes Mountain Bike trail, with others a little further afield at Dalbeattie, Mabie & Ae Forests. There are numerous opportunities for walking be your preference for beach & cliff top walks or more strenuous hill walking. Golfing is available at Brighouse Bay or there are numerous courses within Dumfries and Galloway all within easy reach. The nearest town, Kirkcudbright, ‘The Artists Town’, has a number of interesting galleries, Broughton House and Garden (National Trust for Scotland) and a busy working harbour and marina.
Chapelton Cottage No 1 is attached to this cottage and, for larger parties, the two cottages could be booked together.
A wonderful family holiday cottage with excellent sea views close to one of South West Scotland’s outstanding beaches at Brighouse Bay. The cottage sleeps six and is equipped to an excellent standard.
Brighouse Bay is a quiet sandy cove with superb views over the Solway to the Lake District and also the Isle of Man. It provides a safe haven for swimming and sailing while there are of course rock pools to explore as well. Other excellent beaches are also available close by at Carrick Bay and Sandgreen to provide more variety.
The local area is a superb base for cycling with quiet country roads or strenuous mountain bike trails in the Forestry Commission Woodlands, the 7Stanes routes are all close by. The coast line is well worth exploring with rugged cliff walks and open beaches whilst the Forestry Commission Woodlands and Galloway Forest Park are also close by providing excellent opportunities for watching wildlife and also, on dark nights, stargazing with the Galloway Forest Park being one of the country’s first Dark Sky Parks.
The busy harbour town of Kirkcudbright is only five miles away. The town has a very active Artists community and has an annual art gallery exhibition frequently showcasing works by Monet and other well-known artists. There are local artists’ studios which are open to the public and worth exploring. Within the town there are varied independent shops which are worth investigating for local produce and crafts. Slightly further away, Castle Douglas also provides an interesting town to discover and both Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright have good hotels, restaurants and pubs for eating out.
For rainy days the nearby Brighouse Bay Holiday Park has a swimming pool which is open to the public and there also numerous historic sites of interest worth exploring including Kirkandrews Church which is one of the smallest you are ever likely to find.
Dunrod, graded 3 star by Visit Scotland is in a superb elevated position with sea views across Brighouse Bay and within an easy walk to the sandy beach. Dunrod provides an excellent holiday base with significant flexibility in the accommodation for either multi generation family holidays or large groups. It is ideally suited to those keen on outdoor pursuits with plenty of space for equipment and clothing.
The surrounding area is teeming with an array of wildlife and is a ‘Twitchers’ paradise. There is much to see and do in the area and, apart from Brighouse Bay, there are plenty of sandy beaches and coves within a few minutes’ drive. The house is situated close to Brighouse Bay Holiday Park which has a bar and eating facilities, several leisure activities including a swimming pool and a superb clifftop golf course. The area has wonderful sporting facilities including game, sea and coarse fishing. Kirroughtree, part of the Galloway Forest offers a stage of the 7stanes Mountain Bike trail, with others a little further afield at Dalbeattie, Mabie & Ae Forests. There are numerous opportunities for walking be your preference for beach & clifftop walks or more strenuous hill walking. Golfing is available at Brighouse Bay or there are numerous courses within Dumfries and Galloway all within easy reach. The nearest town, Kirkcudbright, ‘The Artists Town’, has a number of interesting galleries, Broughton House and Garden (National Trust for Scotland) and a busy working harbour and marina.
A delightful, modern, detached cottage situated in the village of Carsluith, near Creetown in the beautiful Dumfries & Galloway region in south west Scotland.
With views to the coast, this Creetown cottage is ideal for family or friends wishing to enjoy time together in this diverse and scenic part of the country.
All ground floor and appointed to a high standard throughout, this Creetown cottage has three bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single, with the double having an en-suite shower room.
The accommodation is completed by a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with French doors opening to the front garden, a perfect spot to enjoy an indulgent breakfast of eggs and smoked salmon, purchased from the neighbouring Galloway Smokehouse, while you enjoy the views across the A75 to the sea beyond.
A bench and a south-west facing garden mean you can sit with a refreshing drink and enjoy the open view as you plan your day’s activities.
Creetown, a small seaport town, is just a few miles along the coast from your cottage and has a shop, pub and Post Office.
Just four minutes’ walk from the property brings you to a small beach ideal for enjoyable walks and excellent birdwatching, with ospreys in mid summer, while 10 minutes’ drive brings you to the beach at Mossyard which boasts small, shallow bays with a wonderful collection of seashells.
A short drive from this Creetown cottage brings you to Newton Stewart with an abundance of shops and two large riverside supermarkets, Wigtown, officially designated as Scotland’s National Book Town, which boasts numerous shops housing thousands of books, and the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Garden Estate at Castle Douglas.
Try boating or windsurfing on Loch Ken, cycling at Kirroughtree on the edge of the Galloway Forest, or river or loch fishing throughout the area.
Alternatively, enjoy a round of golf at one of the five courses in the area, visit the whisky distillery at Bladnoch or take a trip to the Isle of Whithorn or St. Ninian’s Cave.
This modern Creetown cottage is ideally situated for a varied break all year round.
Kirkdale Bank Holiday Cottage has been renovated to provide high quality self catering accommodation to comfortably sleep 6.
There is a king-size master bedroom, twin bedroom and full size bunk room – all with sprung mattresses. The master bedroom and twin room have black-out lined curtains and windows looking out over stunning sea views.
In addition to gas central heating, there is an open fire in the spacious sitting/dining room and a wood-burning stove in the eating kitchen. Both make the cottage very cosy and atmospheric. Free firewood is provided. There is a TV/DVD and CD/Radio with IPod dock in the sitting-room. The dining table in the sitting-room can seat up to 10.
The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and there is a washer/dryer in the utility room, which also has a second sink.
A selection of games, books and toys is available in the cottage. There is also a highchair and travel cot in the property.
The sitting-room, kitchen, master bedroom and twin bedroom all command spectacular sea views. There is a fully enclosed south facing garden with teak table and chairs looking out to sea. A further large garden is open to the side and rear.
For mountain bikes there is a secure storage shed and outside tap.
Pets are welcome too. Free wi-fi is available at Kirkdale Bank.
Located on the coast of South West Scotland, the cottage is ideally situated for mountain biking at Kirroughtree and the 7Stanes, Wigtown Book Festival, Castle Douglas Food Town and Kirkcudbright Artists’ Town.
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Featuring a garden and free WiFi, Harmony is located in Carsluith. Boasting a shared lounge, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. Guests can enjoy sea views.
All units in the bed and breakfast are fitted with a kettle. With a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, some units at Harmony also boast a garden view. At the accommodation rooms are fitted with a desk and a flat-screen TV.
A continental breakfast is served daily at the property.
Providing excellent four star Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Creetown, a small quiet coastal village lying between Gatehouse of Fleet and Newton Stewart, where we hope you will find a “home from home”.
Cherrytrees was built in 1746 of the local granite (with a large modern extension to the rear, added in 1830) and is a listed building that has been sympathetically updated, providing modern comfort whilst retaining its character and charm. The rooms are of a generous size as are the en-suite bathrooms.
59-61 St John St Creetown Newton Stewart
A bird-watcher’s paradise in the peace and tranquility of the Galloway countryside, Falbae Cottage sits in its own enclosed grounds with panoramic views to Cairnsmore of Fleet and Wigtown Bay. Wake to the sound of birds, the curlew or cuckoo calling and swallows chattering. Watch the sun go down over the bay and look out for the barn owl at dusk.
Relax in the cottage and garden, letting nature come to your window, or explore Falbae’s forty acres on meandering grass paths through woods and beside ponds teaming with wildlife.
A haven for visitors and wildlife alike but with easy access – Creetown and the well-known Gem Rock Museum are only 3 miles from the cottage. Within a short drive are beaches and superb rocky shorelines, small towns for shopping and eating out and forest walks to hidden hill lochs. National Cycle Route 7 passes close by with a local ride to the Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve and Kirroughtree Forest, part of the 7Stanes Mountain Bike network, is within a 20 minute drive. The Galloway Forest Park has also been designated Britain’s first Dark Skies Park as it is a superb location for star watching.
The area is renowned for golf, birdwatching, fishing, walking and the many beautiful gardens of South West Scotland. Logan Botanic Gardens, Castle Kennedy and Threave Gardens are all within easy reach as well as many smaller gardens and nurseries.
The cottage’s garage is available for secure storage of bikes, fishing gear, golf clubs and ‘wet kit’.
Nearby Wigtown, Scotland’s Booktown is a must and the Food Town of Castle Douglas and Artist’s Town of Kirkcudbright are both within easy driving distance.
Two immaculately-presented semi-detached cottages on the outskirts of the former fishing town of Creetown, in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway. Luxuriously appointed throughout to provide quality accommodation, these cottages are the perfect getaway for families or friends who wish to explore this beautiful part of Scotland. Both are finished to an excellent standard with oak flooring, underfloor central heating and woodburning stoves. These delightful cottages have a large shared lawned garden and each has a private patio area with furniture and a barbecue. Creetown, with its location on the Solway Firth and near to the Galloway Hills, is an ideal location for exploring this diverse part of the country. The area offers salmon fishing on the River Cree, as well as wonderful walking and cycling in the surrounding forests and hills. The Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre provides a fun and adventurous day out. Less energetic pursuits include a visit to nearby Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town and the Chocolate Factory at Twynholm.
We would love to welcome you to The Steading Cottage at Kirkmabreck which has been worked by our family for four generations, almost 100yrs. This recently renovated farm cottage sits in the heart of a busy working, upland farm which breeds native Black face Sheep and Galloway cattle, it is known as The Home of The White Galloway.
The Farm sits on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Wigtown Bay with panoramic views over the “Machars” and out to the Irish Sea and the Isle of Man. It is three miles outside Creetown and ideally placed for anyone wishing to explore this unspoilt coastline and hills.
This area has so much to offer visitors from the thrill seekers racing round the mountain bike tracks at Kirroughtree to those just wanting to sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet, admiring the daytime views and the night time dark skies, free from light pollution. We are also trying to do our bit for the environment and have our own wind turbine on the hillside generating electricity.
Glenquicken is a working farm with sheep, horses, hens, pedigree Galloway cattle and working dogs. We also run a trout fishery. The farm is open for exploration by our guests and we have an abundance of wildlife with deer, hares, pheasants, ducks, buzzards, hawks and numerous garden birds. We even have our own resident white barn owl.
Our cottages are maintained and furnished to a high standard and all rooms have stunning views of the Galloway countryside. The water in the cottages is supplied by our own spring which rises deep in the hill behind the farm. The water is very pure and clean as it is filtered through Galloway granite and the sand and gravel deposited from a long-gone glacier which once covered our glen. Car parking is available outside the cottages in a private area set aside for this purpose.