Tumbling Banks

Self Catering

Kirkland Farmhouse, Colvend, Dalbeattie, DG5 4QE

    This Visit Scotland 3 star graded cottage has a heated swimming pool (May - September inclusive) and tennis court (available by prior arrangement with the owners) and access to the footpaths over the owner's farm ( Kirkland).

    This Visit Scotland 3 star graded cottage has a heated swimming pool (May - September inclusive, available by prior arrangement with the owners) and tennis court (available by prior arrangement with the owners) and access to the footpaths over the owner's farm ( Kirkland) and there is also easy access to the Forestry Commission Dalbeattie Woodlands which has attractive walks and also mountain bike trails.   Dalbeattie Woodlands form part of the 7Stane Forestry Commission Mountain Biking Trails and the other trails are all within easy reach.

    Rockcliffe is a short walk from the cottage and has an attractive beach and further access to cliff walks or the Jubilee Path leading to the busy sailing village of Kippford. The local area has plentiful opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

    Kirkland Farm is managed by Clive and Faith Sinclair with the intention of promoting wildlife and a wide diversity of flora and fauna.  There are in total more than 50 distinct interventions under management to achieve this objective.  The key partners in this project are: the Scottish Government (through the Scottish Rural Development Programme), Scottish National Heritage, the Scottish Agricultural College, and the RSPB.  Please feel free to chat over items of interest with Clive or Faith. 

    Surveys of the farm have been made covering: birds, flowers, Dragon Flies, and of three extant sites of archaeological interest.  Copies of these surveys are placed in Tumbling Bank. 

    Kirkland and Torbay hills are characterised by SNH as 'Lowland Heath', and contain a rich mosaic of different habitats.  There are 7 different kinds of orchids on these hills (frog, fragrant, greater butterfly, early purple, common spotted, heath spotted and northern marsh), two kinds of heather, as well as blaeberries.  In June, the hills are covered with bluebells. 

    There are six small woodland plantations on the farm, which have been stocked with native hard wood species of tree.

     On the 14th of April, 8 Swallows arrive from South Africa.  On the 16th of September, its time to go south again.  We usually count about 35 on the way out.

    On the farm, there  is a vibrant population of Roe Deer, as well as badgers, foxes, voles, field mice, hares and lizards.  And otters call in at certain times of the year.

    The farm is host to a fold of Highland Cows, and a flock of Romney Sheep.   Romney sheep are renowned for the quality of their wool and good meat.

    There are in all 5 horses on the farm.  Oscar is the oldest : 36.

    We can provide stabling for guests with horses, and offer access to more than 30 cross country jumps, the menage,  and we can advise on the hundreds of miles of near traffic free hacking all accessible from our farm.  Coarse fishing (perch and pike) can be organised on the farm's waters.

    Kirkland Farm, Kirkland Farmhouse, and Tumbling Bank have a mains electrical supply but one which is  supplemented by renewable generation units : a  5 KW Wind Turbine, and Solar panels. 

    POSTCODE: DG5 4QE                 

    Tumbling Banks is let Saturday - Saturday. Short breaks are accepted if within 28 days of arrival.

    Accommodation over two floors: Ground floor; Open plan Living room/Dining room/Kitchen, Bathroom, Cloakroom, twin bedroom.  First Floor: Twin bedroom accessed by an external stair.

    Services: Electric central heating* Bed linen provided (please bring your own towels)* Electric cooker* Fridge with freezer box* Microwave* Mobile phone reception* BT Broadband inc sports channel & Wifi* TV with DVD Player* Parking* garden with patio, furniture and BBQ* Bicycle storage* Dogs welcome*  A tumble drier can be made available* Use of Tennis Court & Heated Swimming Pool (by prior arrangement with the owners).

    EXTRAS: £20 charge per dog per week.

    To see more pictures visit www.tumblingbanks.co.uk

    3 Self Catering
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Tumbling Banks
    £350.00 per unit per week

    Normal charges are £350 per week in low season and £400 1st July to 31st August inclusive. A charge of £10 is made for dogs and £100 for horse livery. Full details are included on the web site at www.tumblingbanks.co.uk Please telephone 01556630336 or e-mail Mrs Sinclair (faithsinclair@gmail.com) for further details.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Farm On this farm there are horses, cows and sheep.
    • Self Catering Holiday This is a self catering facility with 1 unit downstairs and a further unit upstairs accessed by an external stairs.


    • Children Welcome


    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Property On Farm
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome Up to two dogs. Dogs may not enter the bedrooms.
    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities not on Complex
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Outdoor Swimming Pool Heated Pool May through September inclusive

    Leisure Facilities

    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities Tennis Court and Heated Swimming Pool, May to September inclusive
    • Television

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • No credit cards accepted


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    Tumbling Banks is located at Kirkland Farm in Galloway, south west Scotland and is accessible from the M6 or M74. Kirkland Farmhouse is 20 miles from Dumfries. Follow the signs to Dalbeattie and take the A710 to Colvend. Upon entering Colvend turn right signposted Rockcliffe. After the church on the right ignore the first right which is the farm entrance, (farm cart track), and take the second right after the church at the white 'Tumbling Banks' sign on the road.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- The nearest British Rail station is Dumfries which is about a thirty minutes away. Lockerbie, on the high speed London Euston to Glasgow line, is about forty-five minutes away by road.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- The nearest airport is Preswick International which is about one hour and forty-five minutes away by road. Glasgow International and Newcastle International are about two hours away by road to the North and East respectively.

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