Come stay and enjoy the lovely peaceful retreat of Heron Lodge set in lovely peaceful countryside surroundings of the former grounds of Cairnyard House set in a quiet hamlet on an uncommercialised site just 5 miles from the Scottish friendly town of Dumfries home of Robert Burns.
A fabulous base for a luxury self catering holiday in which to explore the extensive area of Dumfries and Galloway of South West Scotland and beyond.
Dumfries Historical Town is located along the Solway Firth and you can follow a charming 190 mile driving route along the regions coastal villages. There are many fantastic outdoor activities, bring along or hire a mountain bike and explore the five 7Stane centres which offer a range of easy to challenging routes and trails. There are also over 450 miles of Cycling routes suitable for a whole family of bike riders. Walking routes galore from long distance trails to shorter woodland walks await and great Forestry to explore. There are over 30 Golf courses and a range of water sports, fishing and Horse riding enabling the whole family to enjoy their hobbies and interests whilst staying at Heron Lodge.
Dumfries has lots of places to visit like historical Robert Burns House and Museum, Drumlanrig and Caerlaverock Castles, Bird sanctuaries and wetland centres, numerous places to amuse children such as Dalscone Farm Fun, Dinopark and Mabie Forest Farm and adventure playground, Cream O'Galloway and Devils Porridge Exhibition.
In Dumfries and surrounding area come sample the lovely restaurants and pubs for some lovely Scottish flavour with a warm Scottish welcome, The Swan at Kingholm Quay, The Craven Arms winners of Good Ale Guide, Mabie House Hotel and restaurant, Galloway Arms at Crocketford, The Mariner and Anchor Pubs at Kippford being Dog friendly. Tearooms Abbey Cottage New Abbey, Loch Arthur Farm and Café and Kinford Barn Farm Café/ Restaurant.
There is always something going on in and around the area of Dumfries and Galloway, local events, shows, Scottish garden open days, Burns Night, Spring Fling, Moffat Classic Car Rally, The Wickerman Festival, Dumfries Agricultural Show, Dalbeattie Civic week, Galloway Country Fair, Wigtown Book Festival, Drambusters Whiskey Festival to name but a few. Numerous Farmers Markets are on throughout the year in Dumfries, Moffat, Castle Douglas with a wide range on Scottish produce to purchase and sample.
Come explore Dumfries and Galloway Area no matter what time of year there is always a warm welcome awaits. There are some lovely beaches, lovely walks, and a diverse range of tourist attractions to visit with your family. South West Scotland reaches as far as Port Patrick and Stranraer, through Galloway Forest Park at Glentrool and New Galloway and town of Dalry to the lovely quaint coastal towns of Wigtown, Gatehouse of Fleet ,Kirkcudbright and Rockcliffe and Kippford nearby villages.
Further a field great days out await at Gretna Green and Gretna Gateway Shopping Outlet, Glasgow with great shopping and site seeing attractions and beyond to Loch Lomond also Edinburgh for its Festivals, Castle and many tourist attractions. Penrith and Lake District are just a few action packed great day outings by car.
But if you would rather put your feet up and sit back and relax maybe ! Heron Lodge is always there providing a welcoming peaceful retreat in which to recuperate from the stresses and strains of daily life and enjoy the simple pleasures of a good book, listen to your favourite music or watch the local birds and wildlife and enjoy the view anytime you want.
Heron Lodge is always there to enjoy a warm Scottish Welcome anytime of year for our guests old and new and hope you will come choose to stay accordingly.
Heron Lodge Cairnyard Proprietor Louise Nixon
Tel: 01204 595489