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Quirky accommodation, wood-fired hot tubs, and fun Segway tours in the Great Outdoors of the Galloway Hills, just a few miles from the magnificent Solway coastline.

Ideal for fun-filled outdoorsy escapes with family and friends, Gorsebank is home to a quirky selection of accommodation and fresh-air adventure, all set amongst the breath-taking natural landscape of the Galloway Hills in south-west Scotland.

Sharing these wondrous surroundings with peacefully grazing Herdwick sheep and horses, you'll find accommodation generously spaced throughout the site for a blissful sense of privacy - ideal when you're enjoying a stargazing soak in your wood-fired hot tub!

Ideal for a romantic couple, Contained Bliss has the feel of a luxury hotel room in nature, set within its own magical woodland copse, and boasting private en-suite facilities. Huge bi-fold doors welcome the outside in, and there's an internet TV for snuggly evenings... after you've devoured a sizzling sunset supper on the wrap-around deck, to a gentle soundtrack of nature.

On balmy nights, why not linger under the stars awhile, soaking in the dreamy Scandi wood-fired hot-tub-for-two? Later on, you can light the al fresco log-burner and unwind in your settle-down chairs, with a well-deserved glass of wine.

Sleeping a small family of up to 4, the Posh Pods offer comfort in spades, with two cosy double sofa beds, hot drink-making facilities, a Nordic wood-fired hot tub, and a private shower and loo just next door. Nestled in an enchanting sheltered hollow, you may even get the chance to make new friends from the deer that graze close by!

But if it's gazing up at the night sky that you love the most, the Stargazing Ridge Pods were crafted just for you. Sleeping two guests, each cosy pod is hidden away in the ‘dark skies' area of the site, in which lighting is kept to a minimum. And since you're already under some of the darkest skies in Scotland, be prepared for spectacular stellar sightings from the comfort of your wood-fired, teacup-like Dutchtub.

Can't bear to leave your four-legged friend at home? Sleeping a family of 2 adults and 3 children (or 3-4 adults), you'll find the roomy, dog-friendly Wigwam Cabins on a tree-lined bank near a duck pond. Two are equipped with wood-fired hot tubs, all feature a picnic table and firepit, and your exclusive shower block is mere steps away.

Last but not least, the two Posh Bothies are perfect for larger groups, with Posh Bothy No.1 sleeping up to 6 guests, and Posh Bothy No.2 up to 10. Created from a former granary barn, each bothy features a soft-glowing log-burning stove, and a giant wood-fired hot tub.

Accommodation chosen, you're free to enjoy the many activities on offer at Gorsebank. Start with a guided tour of the farm and parkland... as part of an off-road Segway experience that forms the most adventurous course in Dumfries & Galloway!

You could also hire a bike from the site, and whizz off on the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes mountain bike trails, situated close by. Or how about attempting the Nature Treasure Hunt, or the exhilarating Adventure Path - with its swamp crossing, tyre swing, and walk-the-plank - as a family?

(There's even a Smartphone Trail to follow, if the kids refuse to be parted from their precious phones!)

Wear yourselves joyfully out amongst the endless charms of nature, before heading to your chosen retreat to unwind by the cosy campfire.  

At a glance


Check in from 2:30pm, check out at 11am. Free Wi-Fi is available in Contained Bliss and the Posh Bothies, and the rest of the site enjoys good 4G coverage. 

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The basics

The basics


Region: Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
Cost (from): £45-£160 per night
Sleeps: 2-10 guests
Bedrooms: Varies
Bathrooms: Varies
Minimum stay: 1 night (Sun-Thurs)
Property ref: 2073

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Facilities

Facilities

Eclectic accommodation for couples and families. 

Contained Bliss (2 guests): double bed, carver chairs and table, sink and fridge, kettle and toaster, cutlery, crockery, kitchen essentials, Internet TV, ensuite WC and shower with heated towel rail.  Outside: Scandi wood-fired hot tub for two, covered grill and dining area with gas barbecue, outdoor log burner, settle-down chairs.

Posh Pods (4 guests): 2 double sofa beds, small fridge, electric heater, kettle, power points.  Outside: private WC and shower with heated towel rail, covered grill and dining area with gas barbecue, sliding canopy shelter, sun loungers, wood-burning chiminea.

Stargazing Ridge Pods (2 guests): fold-out foam chair beds, electric heater, small fridge, kettle, power points.  Outside: wood-fired Dutchtub, dining table and chairs, stargazing loungers, firepit, exclusive toilet and shower facilities within 200 metres.

Wigwam Cabins (5 guests, dog-friendly): memory-foam raised bench beds, coffee table, microwave, kettle, small fridge, electric heater, power points.  Outside: picnic bench, firepit, hot tub (selected wigwams only), exclusive toilet and shower facilities within 100 metres.

Posh Bothies: (2-10 guests): 2 double beds, 1 bunk bed or 3 double beds, 2 single beds, 1 bunk bed, seating, log-burning stove, kitchen with oven and hob, Freesat TV.  Outside: giant wood-fired hot tub, dining furniture, chimenea.

On site facilities: laundry and drying room, camp kitchen, outdoor wash-up sinks, secure bike storage and washdown.

Local Activities

Segway tours, adventure trails, walking, cycling, beaches, picnic spots, den-building, fishing

At a glance

At a glance

  • A selection of accommodation and activities on a friendly farm in the Galloway Hills, close to the Solway coast.
  • Ideal for couples and families alike, accommodation includes:
    • Contained Bliss (2 guests), a luxurious and romantic retreat with self-contained facilities.
    • Posh Pods (up 4 guests)
    • Stargazing Ridge Pods (2 guests)
    • Wigwam Cabins (up to 5 guests, dog-friendly)
    • Posh Bothies (6-10 guests)
  • Most accommodation boasts a private wood-fired hot tub - ideal for stargazing in some of the darkest skies in Scotland!
  • Optional extras include bed and towel hire, a hot tub pre-lighting service, and marshmallow toasting kits.
  • On-site activities include Segway tours and family adventure trails. Bike hire is available for tackling the nearby Dalbeattie 7 Stanes mountain bike trails.
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