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Self-Catering Holiday Cottages

Home-from-home: stretch out in your own space. We offer a range of sizes, styles and prices.

  1. Gelston Castle Courtyard

5 self-contained houses sleeping 2 to 8, in the castle's former stable courtyard.

  1. Kirkmirren Cottage (sleeps 4)

3 miles down a scenic lane; complete seclusion and a touch of luxury.

  1. The Things That Matter

In all our houses we focus on what really matters for a good holiday, based on our own first-hand experience.

  1. Provided With All Houses

What comes as standard, in addition to "The Things That Matter".

More than just accommodation ...

  1. Courtyard Leisure Facilities

Tennis court, swimming pool, more. (Open to Kirkmirren guests.)

  1. Explore The Estate

Scotland's outdoors begins here, and it's all free.

  1. Activity Weeks

A wide range of packages with local experts and guides.

  1. Good Stuff To Buy

Useful and nice things to enhance your holiday - worth knowing in advance that they are available, and you can order ahead if you like.

Christmas Solved

Getting away for Christmas is THE Great Escape, but what to do about essentials such as turkey and tree? We take care of all that for you, and it's all included (well over 100 worth) in the normal weekly rate! N.B.: applies only where a full week is paid for - see full details for short break arrangements.

  1. Christmas Package

Proper tree, decorations, top class organic turkey ...

Not Forgetting the Dog

Yes, even dogs get a great holiday - they love Gelston! We welcome them, and unlike many places we do not charge extra. There are a few common-sense conditions regarding size and numbers of dogs, and we do ask you to clear the details with us in advance - the booking process provides for this. Full details in the PDF download on How To Book.

Disabled Access

We welcome people with disabilities, but much regret that our accommodation is only suitable for the ambulant disabled, not those who are wheelchair dependent or otherwise of severely restricted mobility. These are old houses with no ground floor sleeping accommodation and very inflexible layouts (the courtyard buildings are also listed): unfortunately there is no practical feasibility of adapting them. We should also advise that the courtyard retains its original cobbled surface, which is obviously not completely smooth.

On the other hand we have been delighted to welcome, for example, a group of ex-servicemen who had lost limbs in action (sent through BLESMA, the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Association) to swim in our swimming pool, which they did with great gusto - and jokes about swimming round in circles if you only had one leg!

Waiver Scheme

To give complete peace of mind, we offer a waiver scheme for Accidental Damage - unique to us, as far as we know. Full details in the PDF download on How To Book.

Like to talk?

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


Gelston Castle Holidays, Gelston, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway DG7 1SW
Self-catering holiday cottages Scotland, Luxury holiday accommodation Scotland
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