Airds Farm Guest house and self-catering cottage caters for all types of holiday makers. Whether you wish to have a relaxing break or to participate in many varied pastimes available in the surrounding countryside then Airds makes a great base.
The property enjoys a picturesque location above Crossmichael, near Castle Douglas. The River dee and Loch Ken system being visible from the bedroom windows
Airds four star Farmhouse offers some of the best quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation in scenic Dumfries and Galloway. Prices are both competitive and reasonable.
Our bedrooms are comfortable, double glazed, centrally heated and have 22" flat-screen digital colour TV’s with Freeview and DVD players. Tea/coffee making facilities are made available enabling you to unwind at the end of the day.
All our rooms are en-suite, with shower. Two of our rooms not only have the shower but are also equipped with a bath.
All bed and breakfast rates include a full Scottish breakfast, with alternatives for those who prefer a different menu. Fruit juices, cereals and fruit are also available. Breakfast is usually served between 8.00 & 9.00am but can be earlier or later by arrangement, to suit your plans
Packed lunches and evening meals can also be supplied by request
Our property, a traditional stone-built Galloway farmhouse, is situated in tranquil surroundings which literally guarantees you a peaceful night's sleep away from the hustle and bustle of busy roads. The farmhouse has recently been transformed into a very comfortable 4 star guesthouse with an attached 3 star self-catering cottage. We consider it to be an ideal base for long or short term breaks in beautiful Galloway. Whatever you choose to do on your break we will strive to ensure that your stay with us is a pleasant experience. We will also try to accommodate any reasonable requests which you may think will make your stay with us more enjoyable. Our property suits both the active holiday maker and those who simply wish to relax.
One of the excellent viewpoints on the property is the 6 acre, broadleaf woodland known as Airds Glen, which is freely accessible to guests. Children and adults alike will enjoy walking through and relaxing in this beautiful area.
Red kites, Buzzards, Owls and many other species of birds are regularly seen at Airds. In recent years, kites have been nesting nearby and the chicks can be viewed from our recently renovated conservatory at the correct time of year.
Among other less common birds, you may be lucky enough to watch our regular visitor, the Greater Spotted Woodpecker at the bird table outside the dining room window, while you are enjoying your breakfast. Keep an eye out for the cheeky red squirrel too!
On arrival to the bed and breakfast you will be invited to relax in our comfortable conservatory and enjoy freshly made tea or coffee after your journey to our premises. We sincerely hope the friendly welcome you receive will instantly make you feel at home. A holiday or short break at Airds, at any time of year is a tonic to the system.
We are both child and dog friendly. Children of all ages will love meeting our friendly dogs, our amusing free range Campbell ducks and special breed hens. Kennelling is available for your dog if required.
The recently renovated resident’s television lounge also doubles as a meeting place where chess, cards and various other games are available. You are also very welcome to use the very popular drinks fridge, to keep your favourite tipple at the desired temperature!
For those wishing a bit more independence whilst on holiday, whether family or a group, feel free to ask for details of our Visit Scotland, 3 star rated, self-catering cottage. Having recently refurbished this lovely cottage, we can now offer it with the ability to accommodate 6 persons.
Enjoying all the facilities available to the B&B guests, the property is available at competitive rates throughout the year.
Rates from £35 per person per night based on 2 people sharing
Cottage rates from £250 per week
Dogs are welcome both the B&B and the cottage by arrangement.
We also have kennels available for larger dogs
Off street parking
Evening meals, snacks and packed lunch available
Free Wifi available
|Double room 2||£80 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Family room 1||£35 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Room 3||£40 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Room 5||£76 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Single room 4||£48 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
We can arrange breaks for the coarse sea or game angler. Secure store area is available next to our drying room which will accommodate your tackle if you require it to be left at our premises. We can provide packed lunches and dinners by arrangement.
Loch Ken and the river Dee are very popular with coarse fishers. Bream and very large perch are frequently caught but the water is better known for its Pike fishing, and fish over twenty pounds are caught regularly with the odd thirty pounder not uncommon. Large brown trout can also be caught when conditions are right.
Boats are available locally which can accommodate two fishers. These are supplied with an outboard engine, petrol and an anchor at very reasonable costs. Permits are not necessary when hiring a boat.
The famous Balcary point is not far away for the hardened winter fishermen who wish to catch large cod from the shore at this time of year. Excellent shore fishing can be had around the beautiful Solway coast most seasons, and if you are new to the area we can supply a detailed map of locations, times and species expected to be caught if necessary.
Sea boat angling can also be arranged from various ports on the coast - we are situated centrally to these ports and most are within a twenty mile drive, making Airds an ideal location.
There are many well known salmon and sea trout rivers available within a short distance of Airds. These, along with the multitude of trout lochs, make Dumfries and Galloway an ideal location for the keen game angler.
Take advantage of our special breaks specifically intended to attract shooters. We are aware there are few farm accommodations that can cater for the shooter in the area therefore we have securely fitted three, 2/3 gun storage safes in our secure storeroom. The keys for your particular cabinet will be yours for the duration of your stay and this facility will incur only a small charge. These are offered to shooters who wish to stay with us and enjoy the various forms of shooting available in the locality, with the knowledge that their guns are safe and secure whilst they relax.
We realise that most shooters prefer to have their own dogs with them so have made comfortable kennels available for those shooting persons who wish to bring their dogs. We also have an outside drying room available for any wet clothing if the weather should turn nasty .
We can also provide packed lunches and dinners by arrangement.
Shooting supplies will be available at our Country Sports Store (unfortunately gun and cartridge sales are not available). The store which is due to open on site at the end of September will cater for most anglers, hunters, dog owners and shooters' needs.
We can offer you either tailor made wildlife weekends or we can give you hints and tips as to where you can find the special places for nature, locations and wild routes. To find out more about wild seaons in Dumfries and Galloway please go to the Wild Seasons Website - www.wildseasons.co.uk
For prices and more information please telephone 01556 670418