The village has the well known Gem Rock Museum where there is also a cafe, a Heritage Museum and craft shop as well as a general store and butchers together with a pub serving food and drink (currently closed for refurbishment)
South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of the outdoor and recreational pursuits. The area is renowned for golf, birdwatching, fishing, walking and the many beautiful gardens of South West Scotland. Logan Botanic Gardens, Castle Kennedy and Threave Gardens are all within easy reach as well as many smaller gardens and nurseries.
Nearby Wigtown, Scotland's Book Town is a must, as is the bustling market town of Castle Douglas. Both have a variety of craft and gift shops to explore together with good quality tearooms and cafes for meals out. The Artists Town of Kirkcudbright is also within a short drive and has a number of art galleries and studios due to connections with the “Glasgow Boys and Girls” historic art groups.
The cottage is conveniently situated for walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the numerous designated cycle routes in the area, as well as the cycle routes of the Seven Stanes mountain bike tracks including the well known centre at Kirroughtree. National Cycle Route 7 passes close by with a local ride to the Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve. The Galloway Forest Park offers numerous walks and bike trails and is a premier Dark Skies Park as it is a superb location for star watching. Water sports are available on the Solway coast together with Loch Ken and for golf enthusiasts there are several courses within a short drive.
Post Code DG8 7HU
Silver Lodge is let weekly Saturday to Saturday. Short breaks are accepted between the end of October and Easter (excluding the festive period and school holidays).
Damage Deposit £150
Accommodation for 4 on one level: Steps down to Front Vestibule; Step to Hall. Sitting/dining room with gas fired stove; Kitchen; One Super King size bedroom; 1 bedroom with two single beds that can be made up as a King-size double (zip & Link beds please let us know your preference when booking), both bedrooms with French doors to paved patio garden; Shower room.
Outside: Paved patio garden with seating and attractive flower borders and beds, the garden catches the sum most of the day. Free on street parking outside cottage.
Facilities: Electricity, gas and Heating included * Bed and Towels provided * Electric hob and oven * Microwave * Fridge & Freezer * Washer/Drier * TV * Wifi * FM/DAB radio with CD Player * Free on street Parking * 1 dog welcome * No Smoking
Extras: £20 per dog/week or part week