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Craigadam, Castle Douglas :STB Grading : Taste of Scotland
Craigadam itself is an elegant country house within a working farm. Antiques, log fires and luxury bedrooms are part of its relaxed atmosphere. Meals are enjoyed in our oak-panelled dining room, where all guests eat together around our magnificent oak table in a 'house-party' atmosphere. A tastefully-converted 18th-century farm steading now comprises of four luxury en-suite bedrooms, with French windows opening out onto an attractive courtyard. There is also a large three-bedroom cottage, which can be let to the self-catering holidaymaker. The spacious bedrooms are exquisitely decorated, each to a different theme.
Accommodation is of a very high standard with all rooms en-suite. Celia Pickup turns the local game into traditional meals that give visitors a chance to appreciate both Scottish cuisine and their own achievements. After dinner, visitors can enjoy the delights of the drawing room or the snooker room.
Self-catering holidays at Craigadam offer a wide choice of entertainment. The Craigadam Estate offers birdwatching and sporting holidays, whilst there is excellent fishing and many fine golf-courses within twenty miles.
The Craigadam Estates Website gives more information about accommodation and sporting facilities.
The en-suite bedrooms in the house are individually decorated to a theme. - Chinese, Indian, Victorian and Scottish Traditional, - with antique furnishings.
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Craigadam is conveniently sited for those wishing to visit Galloway Forest Park, the areas near Gatehouse and Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie and The Machars in Dumfries and Galloway. South Ayrshire (good for golf) and Dumfries and Nithsdale are also within easy driving distance. Some attractions near Craigadam are summarised below. The highlighted links to the Attractions List will offer many possibilities.
Naturalists will be able to take guided tours with Craigadam staff on the Estate, but there are the Reserves at Threave and Loch Ken Dee Marshes for a wide variety of birds of all kinds. The arboretum, glasshouses and walled garden at Threave Gardens are also well worth a visit. Wildlife can be observed at closer quarters at the Galloway Deer Museum and the Wildlife Park, Kirkcudbright.
Historians of all ages and interests will find plenty to interest them. Threave Castle on its island, the solemn peace of Dundrennan and Sweetheart Abbeys, the grim strength of Cardoness Castle and Orchardton Tower, offer a lot to look at, in some of the finest countryside of the Borders.
Artists have an excellent choice of landscapes, ranging from mountains to beaches, and can visit the still-thriving artists' colony at Kirkcudbright. There is also a thriving group of craft workers in the area; clogs, glassware, pottery, metalwork, hornwork, are made by local workshops.
Golf is a popular pastime in Scotland. There are courses of various types and grades at New Galloway, Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright (two), Colvend, Kippford and Dumfries (two), - all within sixteen miles. More details on these are available in the Dumfries & Galloway Golf Links website. Driving up to Ayr will bring visitors to a further six high quality courses within an hour. More details on these are available in the Dumfries & Galloway Golf Links website, and the South Ayrshire attractions listing.
Craigadam is in Dumfries and Galloway in the South West of Scotland. From Dumfries follow the A75 towards Castle Douglas. At the village of Crocketford, turn right on the A712. Craigadam is situated exactly two miles from the village on the right hand side and is well signed.
Dumfries is the nearest railway station; Craigadam is about a hundred miles from both Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports. Visitors can be collected from the station or airport if required, although many prefer to drive to Craigadam.
A sketch map of the route is at Craigadam Route Map.
A map of Dumfries and Galloway can be found in the Where We Are page.
Bed and Breakfast at Cragadam is at a flat rate of £ 25 per person per night.
Dinner is a further £ 15 per person per night, and the cooking is of a very high standard.
Packed Lunches can be provided each day for an extra fee.
Contact Craigadam for further information on Terms and Conditions, and to obtain details of availability of accommodation.
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. Celia Pickup, or send an e-mail to .
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Quality Farmhouse Holidays website started 17th February 1999.
Last updated 29th April 2001.