Peaceful getaways on Scotland's Solway Coast.-Idle Hour Holidays, Southwest Scotland
Welcome to Idlehour Holidays!
Having moved to Southwest Scotland from their native Yorkshire, Anthony and Joseph Duncalf have been welcoming visitors to explore this often overlooked region of Scotland since 2006.
A warm Yorkshire welcome in the heart of Galloway.
Initially we ran a small guesthouse near Wigtown, and soon after began renting out two self-catering properties in the area. Having since moved to the East of the region, we continue to welcome guests to stay at Tide's Reach - our harbourside getaway overlooking Wigtown Bay. In 2018, we started also offering bed and breakfast accommodation in our home on the edge of Dalbeattie.
"I fixed on Galloway as the best place to go"
Dumfries and Galloway is an area often passed by by those heading for the more famous Scottish Highlands, but offers some equally beautiful countryside, including the Galloway Hills and Forest Park, as well as a stunning coastline, with rugged cliffs and secluded bays. The region is rich in history, with numerous medieval castles, ruined abbeys and prehistoric sites to explore, while the countryside is rich in wildlife - from Red Deer to Red Squirrels - and includes the UK's first designated Dark Sky Park. Whatever your interests, you can be sure to find something to enjoy, and, as something of a hidden gem, you won't have to fight the crowds to get the most out of your stay!
John Buchan - The 39 Steps
Save yourself the long trek North and turn off the A74 at Gretna Green. Head West along the A75 and you will soon start to appreciate what this lovely region has to offer!
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Tide's Reach is a stylish modern end townhouse, situated right on the harbourside in the sleepy fishing village of Garlieston, just 10 miles from the National Booktown of Wigtown. in the picturesque Machars of Galloway.
Sleeping 4 people in one twin and one double (en suite) bedroom, the property makes an ideal base for those seeking a relaxing getaway from which to explore this little known gem of a region.
New for 2018, we are welcoming guests to enjoy ensuite Bed and Breakfast accommodation at our house on the edge of Dalbeattie, close to the lovely Colvend Coast.