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Food

With an astounding amount of amazing food in Dumfries and Galloway, you will never be short of places to enjoy amazing meals and take in a range of different flavours. We’ve listed a few of our favourite places below where you can indulge in the delicious meals the region has to offer.

 

Eating in

We are happy to recommend Hullabaloo to You. Alanna works 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.

 

eating in, kiln ford

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.

 

Eating Out

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 but here a few of our favourites.

 

Barend, Sandyhills. Just a walk away from Sandyhills beach and Craigbittern House, Barend guarantees a warm welcome. Home cooked food which is also available to take away. Pet friendly.

The Steamboat Inn. A real gem serving up delicious locally sourced lunches, snacks and cakes. Set right by the shore in Carsethorn with a quirky and friendly atmosphere. Lovely pub and always a friendly welcome, log fires and hearty meals – we recommend the fish and chips!

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Abbey Cottage Tea Room. Situated in the picturesque village of New Abbey, just metres from Rosewall Cottage and overlooking the ruins of Sweetheart Abbey, this tea room offers a home-and-hearty menu for lunch and afternoon teas.

Mabie House Hotel. Located in the beautiful setting of Mabie Forest with its many walks and play area, Mabie House Hotel is a perfect treat after some fresh air. The food, from its extensive and varied menu, is always tasty and wholesome.

Station House Cafe, Kirkcudbright. A great cafe serving a delicious menu of locally sourced produce. There are daily specials, a fantastic brunch menu at weekends, various special evenings and pizzas on a Sunday (worth trying). If you have the chance it’s well worth booking onto one of the great cookery courses offered at the on-site cookery school.

Carlo’s Restaurant, Castle Douglas. One of the finest Italian restaurants in the area, Carlo’s offers a range of Italian favourites, as well as daily specials. Reliably great food and friendly staff; highly recommended.

Luigi’s Italian Restaurant Dalbeattie. A cosy restaurant with quirky Italian décor, a homely atmosphere and great food. With candlelit tables you can enjoy a quiet night for two. Children are welcome. The staff are friendly and happy even though they are usually extremely busy and always try to accommodate customers. They also offer takeaway options.

Galloway Lodge, Gatehouse of Fleet. Great food situated right next to the main car park. This is a popular place for locals and has a lovely shop for picking up gifts for all ages, as well as a post office. The desserts on display taste as good as they look and all meals are prepared to a high standard; hearty and very tasty. Would strongly recommend the daily specials board and Friday burger nights (booking recommended for burger nights).

Mr Pooks, Castle Douglas. Showcasing the very best produce of the region and serving top notch food, Mr Pooks has quickly developed a reputation for quality. More of an adults experience than for families, the restaurant offers a real dining experience.

Happy Clients who 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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