Dumfries and Galloway: Countryfile Magazine holiday destination of the year 2016
Escape To Galloway
Luxurious holiday cottages amidst the beautiful scenery of south west Scotland
It was a pleasure to spend a few more days in Shore Cottage and to see the area at close quarters as only bikes permit. We spent a couple of evenings late on the bay and were rewarded with plenty of birdlife and a moment to treasure — three otters crossing the beach to the water.
Our Holiday Cottages
Our well-appointed, self-catering holiday cottages are in a beautiful and unspoilt part of Dumfries and Galloway, close to the sea, beaches, the hills of Galloway Forest and the Galloway Dark Sky Park. We like it so much, we live there too! You pay no booking fees and you can ask the owner any questions you like about the property and the area before you book.
All properties have a games room or games barn with table tennis. and free WiFi.
One or more dogs welcome. Some cottages have kennels and most have enclosed gardens.
Carsebuie 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8+2)
The ultimate holiday hideaway just 20 minutes from the sea. A spacious cottage set in 1.5 acres of its own grounds with spectacular views of the Galloway Hills. A short distance from world class 7Stanes mountain biking »»»
Pavilion Cottage 4 bedrooms (sleeps 6)
A charming cottage in a world of its own, located in the estate walled garden of Galloway House and close to the conservation village of Garlieston, Pavilion Cottage has its own enclosed large garden area and is a stone's throw from a majestic arboretum and the sea. The cottage has its own open air, heated swimming pool »»»
Park Cottage 5 bedrooms (sleeps 9+1)
This magnificent Grade II listed rectory has been carefully restored to preserve its original features. Standing amid 21 acres of organic pasture and mature plants, the house overlooks the sheltered Galloway coast.»»»
ORCHARD Cottage 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7)
A fun seaside cottage with a huge garden and games barn with table tennis. Traditional three bedroom semi-detached, stone holiday cottage overlooking the orchard of Galloway House Gardens, less than 100 yards from a secluded, tree-lined, sandy beach. Can be combined with Shore Cottage for a group. (Orchard Cottage is also owned by Galloway House Gardens Trust and rental income contributes to the sustainability of the trust's activities.) »»»
Shore Cottage 1 bedroom (sleeps 2 +2*)
Semi-detached, one bedroom traditional stone holiday cottage with enclosed garden less than 100 yards from the secluded, tree-lined, sandy beach at Rigg Bay. You can hear the waves from your bedroom. (Shore Cottage is owned by Galloway House Gardens Trust and rental income contributes to the sustainability of the trust's activities.) »»»
The counties of Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire in Galloway offer a range of activities to visitors. Scotland's National Book Town is on our doorstep and is home to 20 book related businesses. Our nearest major town is Newton Stewart — gateway to the Galloway Hills.
Galloway is also a wonderful outdoor playground, offering a wide range of activities and attractions for all ages and abilities. All are within easy reach of our cottages and include the UK's first Dark Sky Park, world class mountain biking at the 7stanes, one of the best nine hole golf courses in the UK at St Medan, fishing from the hills to the sea, spectacular gardens, unrivalled wildlife watching opportunities »»»