Your ideal choice for a quality self-catering holiday in Dumfries & Galloway
is one of Scotland´s best kept secrets with its unspoilt coast line, varied countryside and mild climate influenced by the Gulf Stream. The roads are quiet, the towns and villages provide lots of things to do and see, but above all you will find the people friendly and helpful.
If you prefer an active holiday there are hills to climb, paths to walk, golf courses to conquer, pools in which to swim, and fish to be caught. For those who like to potter we have Castles, Museums, Art Galleries & Craft Centres and many beautiful Gardens to explore.
The Shieling Apartment enjoys an amazing panoramic views of Screel and Bengairn, which 'goes on forever' across the Solway Hills to the North Cumbrian fells peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra. Frequent visitors to the apartment´s grounds are deer, foxes, badgers, red kites, and a golden eagle has been an occasional visitor.
Whilst being set in a tranquil secluded location, midst rolling farmland, the village of Twynholm and the artist´s harbour town of Kirkcudbright are only a few minutes drive away. Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455, it is known as The Artist's Town and has attracted painters for generations due to the scenic landscape and the exceptional quality of light. This makes it an ideal central base from which to explore all the delights of Dumfries & Galloway, which includes the Galloway Forest Park. At three hundred square miles is a mixture of lochs, moorland, hills and a habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The forest provides an opportunity for everyone whatever age. Mile after mile of forest walks, horse riding, fishing, world class mountain biking at one of the 7Stanes venues and an opportunity to view one of the wonders of the world; the night sky.
The area offers appeal for all the senses - the feel and sound of waves on our beautiful coastline; first class restaurants and local food producers; stunning landscapes and the sight and sounds of wildlife and birds as you escape the normal hustle and bustle of life.
The Spinney offers you freedom, space and seaside accommodation at Garlieston. In much earlier times Garlieston Harbour would have been a thriving hive of activity as it traded its rope and sailcloth for tea and lace and coal from abroad. Our holiday cottage, with it's wood burning stove, and private garden is just perfect for barbecues as it catches the evening sun. It is ideally situated for exploring the Machars, and the wider Galloway region and the Scottish Borders. It's only a short journey from the quaint local villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Wigtown, the larger historic town of Newton Stewart and beyond.
Whatever holiday you are planning, this delightful, cosy end terraced cottage is just the ticket for exploring the best of what Galloway has to offer and for that relaxing holiday you can just leave the car and enjoy the most delightful walks from the front door. The Spinney will provide the perfect home from home with our self catering accommodation sleeping 4. Whether you are seeking a relaxing break away from the stresses of city life or looking to enjoy some of the many exhilarating activities on your doorstep,