Retreat

 

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic all retreat dates are currently cancelled.  This page will be updated as soon as we have further news and updates regarding restrictions being lifted. 

For the ultimate rural, peaceful, relaxing retreat where each and every room has a unique personality, furnished to high standards with traditional touches and sumptuous styling. All of our magnificent rooms are twin rooms furnished with large single beds or large king size if required, orthopaedic mattresses, cosy duvets and the finest cotton sheets, you are guaranteed a sound nights sleep.

Our unique weekend retreats are hosted on selected dates throughout the year, each retreat has a different focus and has been carefully planned to give our guests time to relax and restore whilst having the opportunity to take part in practical, informative workshops.  Our guests don’t just leave us with new skills & knowledge they also leave revitalised and inspired!

Each workshop focuses on a different skill, selfcare/wellness routine or self-development subject and are run by a qualified, experienced tutor.  All supplies and materials are provided and each participant takes home full comprehensive workshop notes and products they have made.

For a list of retreat dates and subjects please see the retreat page in our shop.

As experienced hosts welcoming guest to our place for the past 3 years we are proud super hosts on Airbnb.  Please see our rooms and reviews here:   https://www.airbnb.co.uk/users/show/98773610

The Accommodation

Staying in this large traditional Scottish estate country house that sits in acres of stunning Galloway countryside. Tucked away in the stunning surroundings, rolling hills and wild forests of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
We have a choice of five beautiful individual rooms available, as a small family run business you are ensured the finest personal touches as we aim to deliver all our guests the most relaxing experience.

For a description of our bedrooms please see below.

Our guest enjoy the main house and accommodation in privacy as we live in the rear part of the house, however, we are always on hand for our guest and anything they need.

We provide our guests with a 5* service and everything they need for the most comfortable stay, we include for your comfort and convenience at all of our retreat dates:

All meals, freshly prepared using only quality seasonal, local produce
Organic soaps, shower gels, body lotion, hand wash, a choice of bubble bath and bath salts.
Excellent quality tea, coffee, homemade biscuits or scones and chocolates
Soft, freshly laundered bed linens on all beds.
Soft and fluffy towels.
Free WiFi
Welcome pack including local area info and WiFi code.
Convenient parking on site

Please note: All our bedrooms are accessed by stairs

Food

As a food registered business with qualified catering staff we provide our guests breakfast, lunch and evening meals served in our beautifully decorated dining room with open fire or for special occasions private dining in our delightful cosy snug furnished with dining in the bay window overlooking our beautiful garden and comfortable relaxing sofa and arm chair in front of the log burning stove for before or after your meal.
We use only the freshest, finest quality produce and wherever possible organic, homegrown and local produce.

There is always home baked biscuits, scones, small savouries and snacks available and home baked cream tea is served on Saturday afternoon.  

Please Note:  We are unable to cater for food intolerances and vegan diets at this time but food intolerance’s is something we are looking in to improving for the future. 

The House & Grounds

The house is a large traditional Scottish estate country house built around 1700 with a beautiful sandstone front, full of character and original features. Surrounded by large beautiful gardens and 50 acre of privately-owned stunning Galloway countryside and woodland.
Situated in a private tranquil location away from the quiet country road the only things to be heard are beautiful bird song, breeze rustling through the trees and perhaps the lambs bleating for their mother.

You are welcome to relax and enjoy our well stocked and maintained gardens

and orchard, sit on the patio under the lit pagoda, take in the peace and tranquillity by the fire pit and enjoy stunning views across the valley, enjoy the bird song under the beautiful ancient copper beech tree or enjoy the cosy greenroom – our specially converted greenhouse for cooler, wetter days.
Several Red Kites glide over and sit in our trees every day, there is an abundance of bird and wild life often found in the gardens and fields that surround us including deer and red squirrels. Foxes can often be heard barking at dusk and badgers regularly meander on our driveway.

We are also a working smallholding and private very friendly and relaxed equestrian yard, we keep a small herd of Dexter cattle, small flock of ryeland and mule ewes, pet pygmy goats, pet kune kune pigs, various chickens and geese and a herd of ponies, horses and donkeys.
We also have pet dogs - these however are not permitted within the house or gardens.
For those interested in livestock and equines we are more than happy to show you round our stock,
For those not interested in animals there is never any need for you to come in contact with any of our animals, our livestock is kept away from the main house and gardens.

Bedroom Descriptions

First Floor Bedrooms

Large Twin Suite:  The ultimate in pure luxury & relaxation, furnished with large single beds or large king-size you could float away on, a large seating area in the bay window with a sumptuous Tetrad sofa and stunning views that overlook the gardens to the front and side of the house.

The large en-suite private bathroom complete with lavish large double ended bath with shower over and separate large walk in shower is accessed through a designer dressing room within the suite.

Twin Suite:  Large opulent room, furnished with a large single beds or king-size you could float away on, a large seating area in a bay window with a sumptuous goose feather filled sofa and stunning views that overlook the garden to the front of the house.
The large en-suite private bathroom complete with bath and shower over bath.

 

Twin Room:  A large light yet cosy room, furnished with a large single beds or kind size you could float away on and comfy chairs to sit for a while and enjoy the peace of the Scottish countryside.  This room has a private bathroom situated across the landing complete with very large walk in shower.

 

 

Second Floor Bedrooms

Twin Room 1:  Situated on the second floor a beautiful comfortable and cosy room with sloping ceiling, furnished with large single beds or king-size you could float away on, two comfy chairs lots of beautiful homey touches, a small kitchen area and a separate quirky relaxation or meditation room.
The bathroom is right next door to the bedroom room, this room shares a bathroom with the bedroom across the landing, the bathroom also with sloping ceiling includes shower, sink and toilet.

 

Twin Room 2:  Situated on the second floor a beautiful comfortable and cosy room with sloping ceiling, furnished with large single beds or king-size bed you could float away on, lots of beautiful homey touches and a quirky little reading room.
The bathroom is right next door to the bedroom room, this room shares a bathroom with the bedroom across the landing, the bathroom also with sloping ceiling includes shower, sink and toilet.