Cosy, quirky couples’ cabins with outdoor bathing, thoughtfully spaced out and nestled in with nature, just a few miles from the magnificent Solway coastline.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

An ideal to location to escape, relax and explore.

Perfect for a romantic and fun-filled escape into the great outdoors, Gorsebank is home to a stylish selection of couples’ retreats known as Contained Bliss, set amongst the breath-taking natural landscape of the Galloway Hills in south-west Scotland.

Enjoying the great outdoors is top of the list at Gorsebank, so while your accommodation is well appointed with ensuite shower room, double bed, dining table, kitchenette, TV & wifi, it’s the outdoor space where you’ll want to spend most of your time.

A giant wrap around deck surrounds your cabin, on which you’ll find your wood fired outdoor tub for two. A covered dine-and-grill area with BBQ grill provides sheltered cooking and al fresco dining, whilst at night the soft backlight of the decking lights, are complimented by the crackle and flickering flames from the log burner to give romantic suppers a cosy background glow.

After enjoying your tub, sit back in your settle down chairs and watch nature pass by and the amazing stargazing as darkness falls.

Contained Bliss – Forest Dawn boasts an enviable position right at the top of the farm, to showcase panoramic views over the forests and fields. Relaxing in your wood-fired Dutchtub for two at the end of a long day rambling in nature is an absolute treat – particularly if you add a glass of bubbles!

Discover Contained Bliss – Woodland Copse through a twisty tree-lined path, in a beautiful private space all of its own. The gorgeous wrap-around deck is perfect for morning coffee and sunset tipples alike, as cosy settle-down chairs furnish long, endlessly glorious conversations about life, love, memories and plans for new adventures.

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At a glance

  • A quirky, cosy selection of couples’ accommodation on a friendly farm in the Galloway Hills, close to the Solway coast.
  • There are four Contained Bliss retreats to choose from, each privately situated on the farm and boasting full en-suite facilities with ample outdoor space for dining and relaxing.
  • Relax in your private 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. Fishery tickets can be pre-booked, and bike hire is available for tackling the nearby Dalbeattie 7 Stanes mountain bike trails.


  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Seaside Breaks


4 x Contained Bliss retreats (2 guests per unit): 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: hot tub for two, covered grill and dining area with gas barbecue, outdoor log burner, settle-down chairs.

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

Accommodation Options

Aspen Dazzle

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Seaside Breaks

Forest Dawn

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Seaside Breaks

Rockery Retreat

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Seaside Breaks

Woodland Copse

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Seaside Breaks

More information

Set amongst the crags that overlook the meadow and trout lochan, Contained Bliss – Rockery Retreat has a soothing rugged feel… and since it’s also positioned in the ‘dark skies’ area of the farm, stargazing in your Scandi wood-fired tub-for-two takes on an even more magical quality.

Last but by no means least, Contained Bliss – Aspen Dazzle overlooks the Aspen copse of trees at the far reaches of the farm, where you’ll share your enchanting surroundings with deer, otter, and badgers, as well as the birds that provide your uplifting morning soundtrack.

Whichever retreat you opt for, you’ll have the chance to make it even more special with a delicious marshmallow toasting kit, a hot tub pre-lighting service, or bed linen and towel hire that means you can pack wonderfully light.

Accommodation duly settled into, you’re free to explore both the 80 acres on the farm and miles of neighbouring forest walking trails. Alternatively pop down to the coast and take in a stunning cliff top walk, which links the scenic small fishing villages. Feeling more adventurous, you can enjoy the many activities on offer at Gorsebank. A guided off-road Segway experience, will see you whizzing around the meadows and woodlands.

You could also hire a bikes, including e-bikes, from the site and take in off on the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes bike trails, situated close by, or maybe hire tackle and spend an hour or two fishing in the various ponds on the farm.

Things to note

2-night minimum stay. Other accommodation is available for family and group stays – please see the owner’s website for details.

Where you'll be staying

Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway

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