Country House in Dumfries Scotland
Craigadam Country House Kirkcudbrightshire Galloway Hills Dumfries Scotland Farmhouse Lodgings Accommodations
Hosts: Richard and Celia Pickup
Units: 7 luxury suites and 1 self contained cottage.
Address: 'Craigadam', Kirkpatrick, Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 3HU Scotland
Telephone: +44 (0) 15 56 65 02 33
Fax: +44 (0) 15 56 65 02 33
Activities/Attractions: The region offers some of the best of Scotland's beautiful scenery - miles of unspoilt and varied coastline with sandy beaches and rock pools, rich rolling farmland and moody moorland to explore and enjoy.
Our mild climate allows many sub-tropical plants to thrive in glorious gardens such as Logan, Castle Kennedy and Threave. On the south Ayrshire coast, Culzean Castle and Country Park has much to offer - from the famous Adam ceilings in the Castle itself to the beautiful gardens and woodlands of the Park.
The area is also a treasure trove of historical heritage. Neolithic standing stoners on bleak hillsides, rugged castles and towers dotted along the coastline and high in the hills, grand stately homes and estates... they're all here to be discovered, explored and enjoyed.
Whithorn, where St. Ninian established the first Christian church in Scotland, offers a fascinating insight to life as it was here after the collapse of the Roman Empire.
The estate and its surroundings have a rich bird and animal wildlife, protected by the Pickups and available to nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers. An excellent base from which to tour and study the historical and natural heritage of this part of Scotland.
Golf, trout and salmon fishing, deer stalking, 4-Wheel Drive, game and wildfowl shooting, are also offered at all levels of skill. Tuition is available to those who wish for it. Craigadam is conveniently sited for those wishing to visit:
"... Craigadam specialises in providing facilities to match individual requirements. So flexible are the arrangements that it can be on a one-to-one basis"
"... her (Celia's) cooking is ambrosial and accompanied by a reckless lack of portion control"
"... the Pickups are excellent at hosting both (a day's sport and a bit of a party in the evening), integrating with their guests and encouraging them to treat Craigadam as their own"
General Information: Welcome to the warmth and tranquility of Craigadam Country House, nestled in the beautiful Galloway Hills of Scotland. Craigadam is an excellent centre for touring, field sports, golf, bird-watching and hill-walking. Craigadam is famed for its atmosphere of relaxation, informality, good humour and superb cuisine. We often host weddings and can offer brides a complete package for their weddings and receptions.
Craigadam is an elegant country house within a working farm. Antiques, log fires and luxury bedrooms are part of its relaxed atmosphere. Meals are enjoyed in our oak-panelled dining room, where all guests eat together around our magnificent oak table in a 'house-party' atmosphere. A tastefully-converted 18th-century farm steading now comprises seven luxury en-suite bedrooms, with French windows opening out onto an attractive courtyard.
There is also a large three-bedroom cottage, which can be let to the self-catering holidaymaker. The spacious bedrooms are exquisitely decorated, each to a different theme. The bedrooms in the house are traditional, with antique furnishings. The House Bedrooms are individually decorated to a theme:
The Cottage is a self-catering cottage with three twin bedrooms, all en-suite, individually decorated to a theme - African, Florentine, and Scottish. The cottage has a comfortable sitting/dining room with French windows and a lovely view of the orchard.
The Orchard is particularly suitable for sitting out, barbecues and for children. The luxury fitted kitchen has all-modern appliances. Visitors can choose to come for a meal or make use of other facilities, or cater for themselves in one of the most pleasant homes-from-home in Dumfries and Galloway.
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Delta, Visa Electron, JCB, Switch, Solo.
Rates: (Prices quoted in UK Pounds)
breakfast and based on two people sharing.
The Cottage: £500/week and is available any week of the year.