Local Attractions

  • Threave Castle

  • Loch Ken - Galloway Forest Park

  • Canoeing & Kayaking at Ross Bay

  • Kirkcudbright

  • Orion - Dark Skies

  • Great Beaches

  • Fantastic Coastline & Views

  • Galloway Forest Park

  • Doon Bay Beach

  • Kippford

Creel Cottage, Dairy House, The Old Cheeseloft and Byre by the Sea are ideally situated as your  base for you to explore the best of South West Scotlands attractions and whats on offer.

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After an action packed day, on return to Creel Cottage, Dairy House, The Old Cheeseloft or Byre by the Sea, you could take the BBQ across the lane onto the shoreline gardens, or the bay and enjoy sizzling steaks, or freshly caught local fish whilst listening to the sound of the sea and waves lapping the shore only metres from the doors of the cottages!

There are plentiful places for fine dining, bar suppers, fresh fish & chips, local cafes and bakeries in the area.

Loch Ken - Galloway Forest Park

Loch Ken – Galloway Forest Park

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