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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.

Barend Riding School Located close to Sandyhills beach group bookings are available.
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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Spa Packages

We are happy to recommend local mobile beautician Aileen Loch. Please contact her on 07517747489. Aileen can offer anything from eyebrow tints to full body massage for individuals or groups. www.radiancebeauty.net


Tour
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Bainloch Deer Park

Galloway Tours

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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

May

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

June

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

July

Moffat Gala
Mull of Galloway Smugglers Weekend
Newtown Stewart Traditional Music Festival

August

Dalbeattie Walking Festival
Electric Fields
Galloway Country Fair
Moffat Sheep Race

September

Wigtown Book Festival
Portpatrick Folk Festival

Lockerbie Jazz Festival

November

Drambusters Whiskey Festival

December

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

 

Happy Clients that have stayed with us

  • What a stunning house. We loved everything from the fully stocked kitchen to the cosy decor to the open fires and luxurious bedrooms. They've thought of everything - even a games room, x box, and treasure hunt for the kids!
    Jenny Fitzgerald-Craigbittern
  • My first trip to Scotland was to gorgeous Craigbittern House. Stayed with 10+ friends, loved the beautiful landscape, long walks and coming "our" stylish (decorated so tastefully!), comfortable house to enjoy the fireplace. They thought of everything, including the a big collection of dvds and a game room! Best weekend getaway and can't wait to go back to explore more!
    Idil Akyol-Craigbittern
  • 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
  • We were lucky enough to be the first guests here to welcome in the New Year at Craigbittern. The house is huge and beautifully furnished and decorated. Everything you can think of has been provided - a kitchen equipped to cook roast goose for 12, a treasure hunt and games for the kids, an Xbox, table football and table tennis for the big kids, books, jigsaws and more dvds than we have at home! The weather was perfect, which meant the walk through to Kippford on New Year's Day was stunning. All in all an amazing weekend in an amazing house.
    Emma Porter- Craigbittern
  • Okay, so the best thing about Craigbittern was the space, it was large enough not to be tripping over each other (we were three families, including 6 teenagers). We often go away together, but in other places we have been a bit cramped at some point (parking, kitchen, dining, whatever..). Actually the dinning room is fabulous and we all sat together at the table for dinner which does not happen very often any more. And the games room was a hit. Oh, and I got 4G (on Vodafone) which is a rarity in this part of the country. The wifi’s fine, but it was getting hammered by the kids. We had a very lovely holiday stay in a chilly mid-February and would very happily come back again
    Iain Forrest-Craigbittern

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