Being centrally located this is an ideal spot for touring Western Galloway with Stranraer, Newton Stewart, Wigtown and Whithorn all within an 18 mile radius. You can explore our wonderful gardens at Logan, Castle Kennedy Glenwhan and Ardwell or potter round our pretty villages.
On a visit to Wigtown you can browse through the book shops and enjoy a leisurely lunch before checking on the Osprey family which returns here each year to nest and are monitored by webcam which you can watch in the County Buildings.
Further southeast in Whithorn you will find the museum and Visitor Centre where you can learn the story of St Ninian and see some of the relics from that era before walking in his footsteps down the wooded Physgill Glen and along the shore to his cave. The peace and tranquility are well worth the walk.
To the southeast of the cottage lies the Machars a spectacular peninsula of rich green, softly rolling pastures. Its quiet country roads and breathtaking scenery are perfect for exploring. For the angler there are numerous lochs and rivers for coarse fish, trout and salmon, Sea fishing is available close by the cottage.
On the southernmost tip of the Machars peninsula overlooking the solway Firth and the Isle of Man the 'Isle' is a pretty harbour village with pubs, fishing boats, walks, a play area for children and the ruins of St. Ninians chapel..
A short drive away. St. Ninian brought Christianity to Scotland. Whithorn Museum houses a remarkable collection of Christian artifacts and the nearby Isle of Whithorn with its pretty harbour, is the site of the ruins of St Ninian's Chapel. Picture shows the walk to St. Ninians cave on the seashore.
Glenwhan Gardens stand on the hills above the small village of Dunragit, There are 12 acres of gardens for you to explore, a tearoom, plant sales, two lochs, plenty of wildlife, and a wilderness area with pond and rough paths.
Scotland's Book Town, with over 20 book businesses and with the usual shops, inns, and cafes. The former County Building is newly restored and has a viewing room over the bay. Visit Torhousekie Stone Circle built 4,000 years ago, with views over the Machars nearby on the Kirkcowan road.
Close to Wigtown, is Scotland's most southerly distillery, with a gift shop and open to visitors for whisky tours. There is also an attractive walk along the banks of the river and a picnic area. The distillery dates from 1817 and the buildings are of fine stone and slate.
As well as the seashore opposite there are beaches at Monreith beyond the 9 hole golf course and Rigg Bay near Garlieston harbour. A walk to Rigg Bay takes you through the gardens of Galloway House to the beach.
Golf: As well as Monreith golf course there is a pretty 9 hole golf course in Wigtown, and also the 18 hole links course Wigtownshire County a short drive away near Glenluce is very popular.
Walks: Further walks along the coast to Cruggleton Castle and cliffs. Kilsture Forest on the road past Garlieston - many forest trails, alive with wild flowers especially bluebells in spring.