Holiday cottage in Galloway forest
Cairnsmore is a mountain amongst the many Galloway Hills and it is just 1 km. from the cottage. A slow walk to the summit gives fantastic views to the Isle of Man and beyond. The Gulf Stream affects this climate and therefore it is generally quite warm, this is also the reason that there are so many beautiful gardens to visit.
The Galloway Forest Park has many lochs, burns and places of interest including the Red Deer Park and the Wild Goat Park. There are ranger led walks where you can see spectacular sights, be it red deer or nightjars. Glen Trool is magnificent in its beauty and a famous battle ground where Robert The Bruce had success against the English Army.
The Forestry Commission have opened the '7 stanes' mountain biking routes in the forest and they are ranked as world class! These are built with different routes to suit all abilities and mountain bike hire is available.
Fishing and sailing can be enjoyed from the many harbours and the miles of beaches and coastline.
You will find many places providing good food from superb fish restaurants in Portpatrick to smaller tearooms where you can enjoy home made soup and a roll. Kittys Tearoom in New Galloway is excellent, with puddings to die for! Open Easter to October
There is the Castle Douglas Food Town, the Kirkcudbright Artists Town, Wigtown Booktown and many more small towns and villages, all with their own bit of magic including a distillery to visit at Bladnoch. The world famous Gemrock Museum in Creetown is 4 miles from the cottage, certainly worth a visit.
Ferries sail from Stranraer to Ireland where you can take a day trip to visit Belfast or the Antrim Coast and visit the Giants Causeway.
Welcome to Galloway Forest Cottages, we have a self-catering holiday cottage situated within the Galloway Forest, and on the doorstep of the Kirroughtree Outdoor & Visitor Centre (part of the 7stanes experience) with all of its facilities including Mountain Biking, Walking, and fishing, not forgetting we are within the Dark Sky Park, Europe's first. If you're looking for luxury holiday accommodation near Newton Stewart, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown, they are all a short drive away, making our holiday cottage an ideal base for exploring beautiful Galloway and its hills, forests and beaches.
- Spectacular forest views from all the cottage windows
- Pets come free
- Spacious entrance hall
- Modern kitchen
- Private off-road parking for two vehicles