Auchencairn is the closest village Once thriving with local industry, in 1845 it had cotton, wool and sawmills, it was a busy place. Now it is a quiet pretty village which is surrounded by great scenery. Auchencairn has a post office, a general store and a pub thet always offers a warm welcome and good food.
New Abbey is a picturesque village which grew up around Sweetheart Abbey where Dervogilla Balliol kept the heart of her dear husband John until she died. John was the founder of Balliol College Oxford and was rightful King of Scotland.
The nearby beaches of Sandyhills, Rockcliffe, Balcary Bay and Carrick are extensive, whilst there are miles of walks along the cliffs at Rascarrel and seventeen miles of walks in Dalbeattie forest alone.
The Doach wood is just over the hill from your cottage and is dominated by some of the tallest trees in the south west of Scotland, that soar over 40 metres from the forest floor.
Gelston Lodge Self Catering Holiday Cottages
Gelston, Castle Douglas , Dumfries and Galloway.
DG7 1SP - South West Scotland
Tel. 01556 502853 - Mob. 07813 006935
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