Dumfries & Galloway, in South West Scotland, boasts a diverse coastline, sandy beaches and lush forests. Enjoy outdoor activities, explore history and culture, savour delicious food, and more during your break here.
There many beautiful areas to walk are situated close to the house, and it is not far from the uplands and the Galloway Forest. The coast-to-coast footpath, The Southern Upland Way, starts in Portpatrick and passes through this area at Loch Dee and Clatteringshaws.
High Point is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from two fantastic golf courses. The first is the charming local nine-hole course in Gatehouse of Fleet, offering stunning views. The second is the delightful 18-hole parkland course at The Cally Palace Hotel, featuring a fun and challenging 13th hole. Kirkcudbright Golf Course is another intriguing parkland course that demands strategic play. For more golfing options, including many links courses, visit the Scottish golf website.
Sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and paddle boarding are popular at Sandgreen. The beach is hard sand, and launching and retrieving boats is easy. The beach has three designated zones: one for power boats, one for unpowered craft and one for swimmers.
Sea fishing, freshwater fishing and trout lochs (permit required, available locally) are easily accessible.
Bass, dogfish, and thornback rays can be caught from the shore.
Loch Ken can be fished from the bank or boat and is renowned for its large pike.
Day tickets for trout lochs can be obtained from Gatehouse or Newton Stewart Angling Clubs.
Dumfries and Galloway is a beautiful area for birdwatchers, either from RSPB hides or walking in the area. The garden itself attracts various birds, primarily finches, tits, wrens and what we think are sparrows but are often something different according to our ‘birder’ friends!
Red kites, buzzards and herons are common, as are Oystercatchers, Curlew, Redshanks and Shelduck.