Thing's To Do

We are really lucky to have some great places to visit, eat and drink in such a short drive from both of our lovely lodges.  To help you plan your trip with have picked out some of our favourites which we have listed below. 

Places to go

Mountain biking

There are some great places to go mountain biking around Dumfries and Galloway, if you want to go local there are some great tracks around the Cally Woods which you can cycle from the lodge.  If your feeling more adventures try one of the “7 Stanes”, we love Kirroughtree which has a bike hire centre and café on site. 



Cream of Galloway

Ice cream parlour and kids activity centre  - the most amazing ice cream!

Crafty Gin Tour

Why not spend the day drinking gin? We have a fantastic local distillery which you can where you can tour the factory and sample their product!



The Wee Pottery

Always a hit with our two children and a great indoor activity if it does rain is the wee pottery, Amy and team always do a great job of looking after you.

Telephone: 07928 103490


Chocolate factory

Great for kids as it has a fantastic soft play and café, you can even have the full chocolate experience and make your own chocolate!

T: 01557 860 608


Ernespie farm

Great soft play for the kids and wonderful café its well worth a trip if your in the area




If walking is your thing then your there is lots of options right from your door, with some many options we have attached a separate walking guild.





Being so close to the coast there are some great beaches in the local area which can be enjoyed all year round.


Our favourite three:  Carrick, Sandgreen, Mossyard which are all within 5 miles of the lodge

Places to Eat in and around Gatehouse of Fleet




Only just opened Gather is a new restaurant offering great food with a great views

Tel: +44 (0)1557 840 217

Masonic Arms

Great local pub with friendly staff and good food

Telephone 01557 814 335 814 335

Galloway lodge

Firm favourite of ours mostly as I love the coffee!,  It also does a great breakfast and lunch There is a burger night on a Friday and Saturday which both adults and children love.

Telephone 01557814001



The ship

Tel: 0771 341 2030



Mr Pooks

Newly opened Mt Pooks offers great food using local ingredients

Tel: 01556 504000

(This is in Castile Douglas, which about a 20minute drive away.)


Some of the above restaurants are also doing takeaway, please contact direct to confirm.


Take away


There are several good local takeaways in the area and below I have just listed three of our favourites.


Thai Kitchen (Kirkcudbright) - 07465 812331

Jade Palace Chinese take away (Castle Douglas) - 01556 503730

Polar bites Fish and Chips – (Kirkcudbright) 01557 339050

Nearest Charging point

We don't currently have an electric charger on site however there is an electric car charging point located at Gatehouse Of Fleet Public Car Park, DG7 2HP it is part of the ChargePlace Scotland EV charging network. There is 1 device and 2 connectors available at this charging location.

The best way to search and explore the public charge points in and around DG7 2HP, see live status data, plan you route and see EV community updates is to use the charging point map on desktop or download the Zap-Map app on Android or iOS.