Thank you so much Pauline and Tim for giving us the quiet retreat we were looking for. The bluebells at Carstramon wood are utterly wonderful. B & C Apr-2019
Thank you for making The Shieling such a comfortable place to relax for a few days. We have enjoyed walking at Gatehouse of Fleet where we watched Oyster Catcherson the gold course. We visited St. Ninians cave and did part of the coastal path. We also enjoyed a very hot climb up Griffel from New Abbey. We did not expect record temperatures for Easter. We were made very welcome at Dumfries Baptist Church on Easter Morning. Hope to come back for more.. Pasg Hapus! Diolch yn fawr iawn! Pob Bendith. P & P Apr-2019
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Whatever holiday you are planning, The Shieling apartment @ Trostrie Cottage, will provide the perfect home from home with our self-catering accommodation. Whether you are seeking a relaxing break away from the stresses of city life (but free WiFi is available) or looking to enjoy some of the many exhilarating activities on your doorstep - including, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, climbing, golf, fishing, walking, archery, horse riding, mountain biking, laser tag and zipwire to name a few that can be enjoyed within a few miles of The Shieling. Parts of the apartment date back to the mid 1700’s. The unique and special experiences on offer here in Galloway can be sampled almost from the doorstep. The Shieling, surrounded by stunning scenery, offers you the perfect location for a self-catering Scottish holiday. The Shieling offers you the perfect location for a Scottish holiday. Pay by the night or week. Prices start at £339 per week in the low season and rise to £489 in the high season for 2019.
The Shieling Apartment at Trostrie Cottage enjoys an amazing panoramic view of Screel and Bengairn, which 'goes on forever' across the Solway Hills to the North Cumbrian fells peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra. Frequent visitors to the apartment’s grounds are deer and red kites, and a golden eagle has been an occasional visitor.
Whilst being set in a tranquil secluded location, midst rolling farmland, the village of Twynholm and the artist’s harbour town of Kirkcudbright are only a few minutes drive away. Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455, it is known as The Artist's Town and has attracted painters for generations due to the scenic landscape and the exceptional quality of light. This makes it an ideal central base from which to explore all the delights of Dumfries & Galloway, which includes the Galloway Forest Park. At three hundred square miles is a mixture of lochs, moorland, hills and a habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The forest provides an opportunity for everyone whatever age. Mile after mile of forest walks, horse riding, fishing, world class mountain biking at one of the 7Stanes venues and an opportunity to view one of the wonders of the world; the night sky.
The area offers appeal for all the senses - the feel and sound of waves on our beautiful coastline; first class restaurants and local food producers; stunning landscapes and the sight and sounds of wildlife and birds as you escape the normal hustle and bustle of life. Not quite what you are looking for, or week already booked? Why not look at our other property just 38 miles down the road The Spinney Cottage at Garlieston. Both properties are being marketed as part of Galloway Getaways.