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Self-catering breaks in Dumfries and Galloway


We are proud have been offering high quality self-catering holidays in Southwest Scotland since the summer of 2007, and are delighted at the positive feedback we have had from our guests in this time. So much so that at the end of 2009 we added a second cottage, to enable even more people to enjoy this lovely region. 

So now, when you stay with us you can choose between the traditional family home atmosphere of 'Forest Edge' - nestling on the edge of Dalbeattie Forest, within easy reach of the town, and the lovely Colvend Coast - or the more modern and stylish appeal of 'Water's Edge'- situated right on the waterfront of a harbourside development in the quaint fishing village of Garlieston.

Both properties offer a great base for exploring the natural and historic delights of the Galloway region, and are furnished to a very high standard. Whichever location you choose, you can be assured of our personal attention in ensuring the cottage is spotlessly clean and ready for you to enjoy a comfortable and restful stay, with a welcome tray of tea/coffee and biscuits just waiting for you to put the kettle on!

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Children and dogs are welcome - up to two dogs for £10 per booking.

Both properties are open throughout the year.

For details of availability, to make a provisional booking, or to request a brochure, please fill out our online Enquiry Form , or contact us on  01556 612322 or 07952 240292, or e-mail


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