Courtyard Leisure Facilities

What We Offer >> Courtyard Leisure Facilities


Through an archway from the stable courtyard is the swimming pool courtyard, a suntrap sheltered from wind - a popular place to stretch out (see below, Loungers & Deck Chairs), have a barbecue, etc. There is a changing room with changing cubicles, lockers, shower and loo - all particularly handy for Kirkmirren guests who want to swim, play tennis, etc. The changing room also houses a steam room - see below.

Swimming Pool

  • A generous 40 x 20 feet, not the usual bathtub size commonly found elsewhere.
  • Heated to 80 Fahrenheit (26.7 C).
  • Open mid-May to early Sept - see right for exact dates.
  • Water quality is managed to the highest standards - no chlorine smells! We pay for Environmental Health to test it regularly (including full bacteriological lab analysis), and they always pronounce it the best pool water in the region. None of the nasties you might pick up in Spain ....

Tennis Court

  • Located in the former walled garden, sheltered from most winds.
  • Proper all-weather surface (quick-draining), with a non-slip polymerised coating, LTA approved.

Steam Room

  • Located in the changing room in the pool courtyard, where all other necessaries are to hand: shower, loo, changing cubicles and lockers - so you can wander over from your house for a steam at any time, even in midwinter, fully clothed with coat and hat.
  • Comfortably seats 6 adults.
  • Softly lit by a starry night sky (fibre-optic) to aid relaxation.
  • Eucalyptus oil supplied - soothing, refreshing, and good for the respiratory system.

Sun Loungers and Deck Chairs

  • Luxury adjustable sunloungers as supplied to the QE2 and other leading cruise liners.
  • Top class solid wood deck-chairs (and similar) from the Southsea Deckchair company, as seen in the leading beach resorts of the south coast.
  • More than enough of both to go round.

Giant Chess

  • In the pool courtyard, sheltered by a wall.
  • 8 feet square, custom-built, permanent.

Grass Area for games etc.

The former walled garden (by the tennis court) is grassed and a good place for badminton, volleyball, and other ball games within reason (just watch out for windows!). Or indeed just for sitting in the shade of an apple tree with a book ....

Rope Swings

Well actually these are not in the courtyard, but they are not far away (and this is the best place to mention them).

Next in this subsection on leisure

Explore The Estate

Like to talk?

So do we. Ring us:
01556 502211
From abroad:
+44 1556 502211

holidays@gelstoncastle.com

Gelston Castle Holidays, Gelston, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway DG7 1SW
Self-catering holiday cottages Scotland, Luxury holiday accommodation Scotland
What you can copy
Last modified: Fri Oct 2 14:20:23 2015
Website Creation