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Boreland of Southwick Farm, Dumfries :STB Grading :
Boreland of Southwick Farm is in the wooded hills between Dalbeattie and Dumfries. Its secluded location is covenuient for bikers and walkers, the heights of Criffel Hill being just to the east. However, it is only six miles from the beaches of Sandyhills Bay and the rugged cliffs of the Colvend Coast. Boreland is also within ten miles of the old granite town of Dalbeatttie, from where one may travel into the Galloway Forest Park and elsewhere in South West Scotland. The Farm has something to offer to all needing a base for walking, golfing, fishing and touring.
The farm is mainly grazing land for sheep and some cattle, the house being in the centre of the farm with good views to the south and west.
The bed and breakfast accommodation is in the centrally-heated farmhouse, guests having the use of the Dining Room and Drawing Room. Children are welcomed, - a cot and a high chair are available for infants. There are three bedrooms :-
(1) The Four Poster Bedroom, (2) The Blue (Double) Bedroom and (3) The Green (Twin) Bedroom. Tea, coffee and shower facilities are available in each bedroom. Packed lunches can be provided if requested on the previous night.
|Views of Boreland House|
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Boreland of Southwick Farm is conveniently sited for those wishing to visit Galloway Forest Park, The Machars, Kirkcudbright & Gatehouse, Dalbeattie & Castle Douglas and the Dumfries and Nithsdale area. The attractions near Boreland of Southwick Farm are summarised below.
Dalbeattie is a small picturesque town set in the beautiful Galloway countryside. Close at hand is the Solway Coast with its golden sands and good bathing for all the family. The area is equally famous for the hills, some rising to more than 2,000 feet, providing breathtaking views, superb walking and abundant wild life. The Criffel, - one of the finest of the lowland hills, - is right beside the farm. From the hilltop one can see the Isle Of Man, the Cumbrian Mountains and Ireland in good weather.
To the south of Boreland of Southwick are the cliffs and beaches of the Colvend Coast, one of the finest parts of Galloway. The beaches at Sandyhills and at Southerness are extensive, whilst there are six miles of walks along the cliffs and nearly seventeen miles of walks in Dalbeattie Forest alone. The Mabie Forest, Screel Hill and Doach Wood offer yet more miles of walks and scenery to the keen walker.
Golfers are well catered for; two local courses at Kippford, one at Dalbeattie, two at Southerness, one at Sandyhills, one at Castle Douglas, offer a good range of challenges. For more information on these and the other Dumfries and Galloway courses, go to Dumfries & Galloway Golf Links
Boreland of Southwick is a very good base for those wishing to visit sites associated with Scotland's turbulent history. Thirteen miles to the north-east in Dumfries, where Bruce killed the Red Comyn at church. About the same distance by road to the east is New Abbey, whose beautiful Sweetheart Abbey was built by Princess Devorguilla in memory of her husband, John Balliol. Their son John briefly ruled Scotland, as did his grandson, Edward, after which the MacFergus castle near Dalbeattie was razed to the ground. But the association with Scottish history continued; at Threave Castle, near Castle Douglas, Mons Meg may have been used to help batter the Red Douglas's stronghold into submission. To the south and west, twelve miles from Dalbeattie, the ruined walls of Dundrennan Abbey bear witness to the place where Mary Queen of Scots left Scottish territory for nineteen years of English exile and final execution at Fotheringhay Castle. Looking again at Dumfries, the greatest Scottish poet, Robert Burns, lived in three homes in Dumfries, finally dying there. All this, within twenty miles of Boreland.
For more information on Dalbeattie town and its surrounding area, - in particular, its history, - you are invited to visit the Dalbeattie Town website. To see more of this beautiful land, visit the Views of Galloway website.
(1) From Dumfries : Take the A710 coast road south from Dumfries through New Abbey, Kirkbean and Mainsriddle. At Caulkerbush, turn to the right (north) onto the B793 past Southwick Church then take the minor road to the right, passing Woodside and crossing the bridge before turning left, continuing for about a mile and a half until you reach Boreland of Southwick Farm.
(2) From Castle Douglas : Take the A711 through to Dalbeattie, then take the A710 Kippford road down along the coast to Caulkerbush and Southwick Church. At Caulkerbush, turn to the left (north) onto the B793 past Southwick Church then take the minor road to the right, passing Woodside and crossing the bridge before turning left, continuing for about a mile and a half until you reach Boreland of Southwick Farm.
|Bed and Breakfast Rates 2003 (per night)|
For One Person Per Night.
Per Person per Night for 2 persons or more.
Whilst every care is taken to ensure that the details shown in this brochure are correct, we cannot accept responsibility for errors contained herein or the results thereof.
To obtain further details of how to book and to obtain conditions of letting, please write to or phone Mrs. Suzanna Dodd, or E-mail :
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Quality Farmhouse Holidays website started 17th February 1999.
Last updated 30th August 2003.