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Boreland of Southwick Farm, Dumfries :

Last STB Grading :
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Address : Mrs. Suzanna Dodd, Boreland of Southwick Farm, Southwick, Dumfries, DG2 8AN.
Telephone : 01387-780225.
E-mail : - Online Contact Form

Summary :
Self-Catering. Open : All Year. Sleeps : 8. (Two cottages) From £ 225 (The Bothy) to £ 325 (Hill Cottage) Pounds Sterling (GBP) per head per week. Last STB grading : 3 Star Self-Catering.
Smoking restricted. Dogs under control.
Bed & Breakfast. Open : January - December. Sleeps : 6. From £ 25 Pounds Sterling (GBP) (one person) to £ 25 Pounds Sterling (GBP) (two or more persons) per head per night. STB Grading : 4 Star.
Smoking restricted. Dogs under control.
For more details go to Bed & Breakfast at Boreland of Southwick Farm.




[Finding Us]

[Prices & Booking]

Description :

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.

Self-Catering Accommodation :

The self-catering accommodation consists of two traditionally-built but well-equipped cottages on a lane leading out onto open moorland. Both cottages have been refurbished in keeping with tradition, but benefit from modern day services and furnishings.

Views of Hill Cottage
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Living Room

Living Room

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Local Attractions :

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.

How To Find Us :

(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.

A sketch map of the roads and nearby features is provided at Boreland of Southwick Farm Route Map. It is recommended that you print it out before coming.

A map of Dumfries and Galloway can be found in the Where We Are page.

Prices & Booking :

Holiday Cottage Rates (per week)

Hill Cottage

£ 325 per week.

Short Breaks :

£ 55 per night, min. 3 nights.

Bothy Cottage

£ 225 per week.

Short Breaks :

£ 45 per night, min. 3 nights.

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.

Booking Your Holiday :

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 :

Thank you for visiting the Boreland of Southwick Farm page.

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