A welcoming home-from-home with stargazing hot tubs, dog-friendly and beautifully nestled on a 100-acre family farm in the scenic heart of Galloway.
  • Sleeps: 2 (+2) or 4 (+2)
  • Bedrooms: Open plan
  • Bathrooms: 1 per pod
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

A special place for nature-lovers and stargazers, Galloway is characterised by rugged glens, magical forest trails, and pitch-dark skies… in which you can easily view over 7,000 stars and planets on a clear night.

You’ll find Barnharrow Holiday Pods in a justly picturesque position, close to the captivating Galloway Forest Park. Set peacefully on a vast, family-run farm are six cosy pods – three of which boast a private hot tub.

Welcoming owners Emily and Andy have seen to it that each family-and-dog-friendly pod is styled for blissful comfort. Toasty insulation and a soft-glowing log burner will keep you warm whatever the weather, while a well-equipped kitchenette and en-suite shower mean you’ll have plenty of holiday conveniences.

There’s also a downy double bed to curl up in, with additional sleeping space for up to 4 children (please bring your own bedding and towels if using the sofa/bunk beds), and a TV with Freesat to keep you entertained on cosy evenings in.

What to do once you’ve unpacked and unwound? The choice is yours! If you’ve timed your visit for spring, lambing season is an utter joy to watch. Long summer evenings can be spent firing up your barbecue for a sizzling sunset supper, before settling in to watch the twinkling stars appear… perhaps from the comfort of your hot tub, glass of bubbles firmly in hand.

Prefer venturing out? You couldn’t be in a better place. Practically on the doorstep and ripe for exploring are lush forests and shimmering lochs, along with mile after mile of unspoilt coastline… just don’t forget to pack your hiking boots and waterproofs.

If you’ve also remembered your mountain bike, the world-famous, award-winning 7Stanes trails are nearby, with an array of options to suit all levels (try the extreme downhill section only if you dare!)

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At a glance

  • Six expertly-crafted pods for couples and families, secluded on a 100-acre family-run farm close to Galloway Forest Park.
  • Each insulated pod boasts self-contained kitchen and shower facilities to sleep 2 adults and up to 4 children.
  • Three of the pods feature their own private hot tub – perfect for stargazing in the area’s famed dark sky!
  • There is plenty to see and do close by, including the 7Stanes mountain biking trails, book-shopping at Wigtown, and exploring beautiful stately homes and gardens.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs


Per pod: double bed with pillows, duvet and linen, additional sofa/bunk beds (bunk beds in 2 pods only), en-suite shower, wash basin, WC, 2 hand towels, 2 bath towels. Seating, log burner, electric heater, TV with Freesat, small kitchenette with sink, kettle, toaster, microwave, 2-ring hob, fridge with ice compartment, pots, pans, utensils, crockery, cutlery. Outside: barbecue/firepit, hot tub (in 3 pods only).

Local Activities

Trail walking, hill walking, mountain-biking, stargazing, wildlife-watching, horse-riding, beaches, stately homes and gardens, independent shops, pubs, historic sites.

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For those who enjoy a slower pace of holiday life, there’s always the option of browsing endless bookshops at Wigtown – Scotland’s designated National Book Town – or indulging in a round of golf… well, you are in Scotland, after all.

Oh, and there’s also an array of stately homes and exquisite gardens to wander through in the local area, including the magnificent Castle Kennedy Gardens, which are among the most child-friendly in Scotland.

However you decide to while away your stay at Barnharrow Holiday Pods, it’s bound to be fun and memorable for all the loveliest reasons.

Things to note

Up to two dogs are welcome to stay, for an additional charge per dog. Children under 3 years stay free. Along with kitchen and bathroom essentials, please bring additional bedding and towels if using the sofa/bunk beds (bunk beds are available in two of the pods). From price based on two adults sharing non hot tub pod.

Where you'll be staying

Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

What the guests of Barnharrow Holiday Pods say

“What a wonderful little pod. Beautiful inside and out, will definitely be back and recommend to everyone. Thank you so much for having us, so sad to be heading home.”

“Gorgeous pod stunning setting, immaculate, comfy beds and great hosts. We will love to come back to experience all seasons at the pod. Thank you again.”

“Amazing, clean and every well equipped pod. Every little detail was though of. Loved our celebration banner and goodies on arrival. Very friendly and helpful hosts in Emily & Andy, nothing was a trouble. Perfect base for exploring Dumfries and Galloway can’t wait to return for our anniversary!”

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