Local Area

Colvend, on the Solway coast, in a lovely unspoilt corner of Scotland, is an Area of Natural Beauty and with a year round mild climate provides the perfect location whatever your interests may be.

Sandyhills beach is a short walk away, while the rock pools at Rockcliffe are just two minutes by car. The coastal walks offer incredible views across the Solway Firth to the Lake District.

The picturesque village of Kippford on the Scottish Riveria, with its small boats and yachts offers a selection of restaurants and pubs serving local produce and “real” local ales and it is only a five minute drive away.

In addition the local towns of Dumfries, Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown offer a wealth of special interest attractions. Wigtown is designated Scotland’s National Book Town; Castle Douglas is subtitled Food Town; Dumfries is an essential stop for anyone interested in Robert Burns: Kirkcudbright has its community of artists.

The region is currently the most heavily forested in the country and these extensive woodlands are central to a wide variety of attractions and activities. The Red Deer Range, The Red Kite Trail and an amazing selection of ranger-led wildlife and natural history events, family days and courses are just part of what they offer all year round. Not to mention the superb forest walks and top grade mountain biking, with several of the Seven Stanes trails within striking distance.

“We had a fantastic week in this log cabin. lots of things to do and see and beautiful views. Thank you for letting us stay here, it’s been great. many thanks.”