Location

Amenities in Gatehouse of Fleet:

  • a good range of restaurants and pubs
  • useful local shopping with supermarkets open until late 7 days a week,
  • Tourist Information Centre in season
  • post office, bank,
  • chemist,
  • book and gift shops

Things to do in the area:

  • Splendid walking in coastal and upland scenery: Fleet Valley National Scenic Area, SNH Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve
  • Good beaches for families and birdwatchers nearby
  • Sea, loch and river fishing can be booked locally
  • Challenging 9-hole golf course and public tennis courts
  • Sustrans Route 7 passes half a mile to the West of the cottage. For mountain bikers, you are between two of the 7 stanes sites: Dalbeattie and Kirroughtree.
  • Cream o’ Galloway, a local farm where ice cream is made is easy to reach and offers an exciting day out for all the family.
  • Laggan Outdoor Activity centre for the adventurous and  energetic.

 

Nearby towns: Several of Galloway’s distinctive towns are within easy reach:

  • Kirkcudbright – the Artists’ Town has galleries, a museum and a harbour
  • Castle Douglas  – the renowned Food Town
  • Newton Stewart – a thriving market town
  • Wigtown – Scotland’s Book Town with 20 specialist book businesses and bird reserve
  • Whithorn– takes you back to medieval times and the dawn of Christianity in Scotland