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Planning Your Stay

If you’re looking for things to do in Galloway, you’ve come to the right place. Below we have listed numerous options for you to pre book or plan before your holiday. There are plenty of activities and places to visit in the region and a full list is included in your welcome pack upon arrival at your holiday home. Please get in touch if we can assist further.


Food

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We are happy to recommend Hullabaloo to You.  Alanna is happy to work with you to help make your stay even more special providing anything from  3 course dinners to pre-prepared meals. Please see their website for more information.

We recommend Kilnford Farm Shop for a great selection of locally sourced food and butchers. Food packages and hampers can be pre ordered to be delivered for your arrival. Please contact Kilnford to order.

Tesco and Asda both deliver to our properties, the full address with postcode will be sent when your booking is confirmed.

There are plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from in the region. Your welcome pack upon arrival at your holiday home will have extensive listings detailing some of these.


Outdoors

Dumfries and Galloway is the perfect holiday location for those who love the great outdoors. There are plenty of pursuits to choose from, please get in touch with the individual company to pre-book or enquire.

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Based on Loch Ken, Galloway Activity Centre is open to day visitors and has activities for all ages including laser tag, aquatic obstacle course and climbing wall. Cafe on site.

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Laggan Outdoors Human sling shot, massive zip wires, archery, water balling, the list goes on! A great day out with a great cafe on site. Located close to Gatehouse of Fleet.

Waterski and Wakeboard School Based on Loch Ken, private tuition for individuals or groups available. Beginners are welcome.

Forest Estate Experience Many activities to choose from including clay pigeon shooting to trout fishing, rifle shooting, game shooting and deer stalking.  In the stunning surroundings of the 11,000 acre Forrest Estate, this is a great place for couples, families or large groups to have a go at country sports with expert tuition. Based near St John’s Town of Dalry.

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7 Stanes Biking heaven! Seven popular locations with numerous trails to choose from- five of which are located within the region.

Star Gazing Tours.  Dark sky ranger Jesse Beaman runs Stargazing Scotland. Visit www.stargazingscotland.com and book him for a Stargazing Tour at Craigbittern to learn about the solar system, galaxy and universe. Email stargazingscotland@gmail.com or call 07340518498 for more information.

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Solway Tours

Nocturnal Wildlife Tours

Galloway Wild Foods

Annandale Distillery

Land Rover Tours

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Something a little different

Cooking classes at Dumfries College
Get crafty at So Sew Pretty
Private cinema hire at Robert Burns Film Theatre
Art Classes at The Art Room
Photography Workshops
Classic Car Hire
Private Falconry Display


Whats on

There are numerous events on throughout the year in our region, below is a list of annual events. To find out more detail and any other local events we recommend visiting the Dumfries and Galloway Whats Going On page.

January

The Big Burns Supper

March

Wild Spring Festival

Big Dog Childrens Book Festival

May

Spring Fling
Knockengarroch World Ceilidh
Moniave Folk Festival
Thornhill Music Festival
Newtown Stewart Walking Festival

June

Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
Eden Festival
Guid Nychburris
Beltie Beer Festival
Moffat Classic Car Rally

July

Moffat Gala

Newtown Stewart Traditional Music Festival

August

Dalbeattie Walking Festival
Electric Fields
Galloway Country Fair
Moffat Sheep Race

September

Wigtown Book Festival

Lockerbie Jazz Festival

November

Drambusters Whiskey Festival

December

Christmas Films at Robert Burns Film Theatre
Christmas Market at Kirroughtree Visitors Centre

 

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Happy Clients that have stayed with us

  • We were very fortunate to stay at Craigbittern with our friends while we had a weekend in Sandy Hills. It's a gorgeous, well appointed house with everything thought out. The kitchen is fully equipped, there's a game room, a den, a nice sitting room, a living room with a fire place, a full-dining etc. Really recommended for a big group of friends or family. Craigbittern is big enough for people to go about their own thing - go for a walk on the beach, read, watch movies, enjoy the fire in the living room, play pingpong, nap, etc. Can't wait to go back and enjoy a weekend away from the city!
    Ben Yarker- Craigbittern
  • I stopped here for new year 2016/2017. The house is furnished incredibly well & looks amazing. There was plenty of room for everyone to celebrate without feeling cramped. The house is just across the road from the beach where you can join the coastal path to Kippford & take in the beautiful local scenery. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for somewhere special to stay.
    Stuart Marshall- Craigbittern
  • We stopped here for new year with a large bunch of friends and what a perfect way to see in the new year. The house is amazing and very well equipt, from the decor and furnishings, the hidden den for the kids, cosy throws and a real fire, farmhouse style kitchen and the stunning beach just over the road. There's a lovely coastal walk up to kipford which has stunning views and at the end a pub to enjoy a well earned drink! It's a great holiday home to escape day to day life and I will certainly look forward to spending time here again!
    Rebecca Louise Adam
  • Perfect is the only way to describe this property and it's surroundings. The house itself set in a stunning location, with each room furnished to a very high standard is so warming and welcoming. If you can pull yourself away from the property, you are never short of things to do, with the beach across the road and coastal walk to the beautiful coastal villages Rockliffe and Kippford. Such an amazing place, perfect for a family get together or group of friends, can't recommend enough. Will definitely be back in the near future.
    Kristofer Lorimer- Craigbittern
  • What a perfect place to celebrate with friends! The house is beautiful with real fires and huge sofas to relax on with a film, book or just enjoy the wonderful sea views - the beach is just across from the house. We had fun playing table tennis in the games room! The surrounding area is great for walking but I found it hard to leave the house and gardens as this is one of the most relaxing places I have ever stayed at!
    Ros Rowcroft- Craigbittern

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