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
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
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
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
Great local pub with friendly staff and good food
Telephone 01557 814 335 814 335
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.
Tel: 0771 341 2030
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.
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