Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Rated Holiday Rental Cottage

Three Star Self Catering 2 Bedroom Holiday Rental Cottage in Dumfries and Galloway

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Red Kite Trail
Galloway Golf
Walking & Rambling
We Are Here


Scotland is known as the home of golf and there are several splendid local courses and to name a few:

Walking & Rambling

Gatehouse is a haven for walkers of all levels from forest to coastal walks , from the Fleet Forest and Cairnsmore of Fleet to Lochs Ken and Trool and to the coast at Sandgreen. This website has a wealth of information and walking, cycling (all “levels” of routes) and much detail about the history of the area including Cardoness Castle, at one end of Gatehouse and Caerlaverock Castle, just a few miles away.

A very good source of information is the Mill on the Fleet visitor centre in Gatehouse (

The Red Kite Trail near Loch Ken is a must for bird watchers.

Within a few miles of Gatehouse are beaches where you can relax and just let the quiet of the magnificent Solway Firth wash over you.

Gatehouse of Fleet

Hilly 9 hole with magnificent views over the Solway Firth


18 holes parkland with views over the harbour

Castle Douglas

9 holes with the region’s longest par 5!

Children and Families

Several local beaches and many attractions for children of all ages including a chocolate factory and the Cream of Galloway Ice Cream Centre.

Local Transport

Good local bus services to Dumfries and surrounding areas


There are two excellent supermarkets in Gatehouse within very easy walking distance from the cottage


This is available at the local library situated in the High Street, a couple of hundred yards from the cottage

Galloway Red Kites - Dumfries and Galloway

The Galloway Red Kite Trail located around beautiful Loch Ken is an exciting birdwatching opportunity to view spectacular Red Kites,  recently re-established in Kirkcudbrightshire with fellow wildlife lovers and birdwatchers in the beautiful scenery of Dumfries and Galloway.

CYCLING at Kirroughtree

There are trails for all at Kirroughtree, from the family friendly green route through scenic Bargaly Glen to the fearsome black-graded Black Craigs - definitely not for the faint-hearted!

7Stanes - Mountain biking Heaven

world-class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland. Their award-winning trails offer some of the best mountain biking in the country and attract riders from all over the UK and beyond.

Local Attractions & Amenities