Who We Are

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Gelston Castle Holidays is a small, family-owned and family-run business providing self-catering holiday cottages in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland (What We Offer). But that's not the whole story: Gelston Castle Estate is itself a character in the play, and a big part of "Who We Are".

Gelston Castle Estate

Extending to some 4,500 acres, the estate has belonged since 1973 to the Scott family, the land being divided among family members: the Gelston end, comprising the Gelston Castle buildings and about a third of the total land area, is looked after by Alexander and Lucinda Scott.

  1. Gelston Castle

Short history of the castle, and pictures.

  1. Estate Outline

Thumbnail sketch of the estate.

  1. Our Ethos

How we do things at Gelston Castle, including our "green" credentials.

Who we are NOT

To avoid confusion: we are not connected with Gelston Lodge Cottages, a development of a formerly derelict farm steading on the estate. The owners are very nice people, and they've done a beautiful job of the conversion, but they are entirely unrelated to us.

Who's Who at Gelston Castle

Launch the slideshow to the right for an introduction to the Gelston Castle Holidays staff and the Scott family.

Alexander & Lucinda Scott have been permanently resident at Gelston since 1989, following their return from the rather different environment of Tokyo. They jointly run Gelston Castle Holidays. You will find examples of Lucinda's particular skill at making proper curtains and other soft furnishings such as bed valances and headboards.

The Scotts live in Gelston House, formerly the head gardener's house, adjoining the Gelston Castle stable courtyard and walled garden complex.

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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