Bar Hill Lodge, Gatehouse-of-Fleet


Led by a short, rough, unmade track and located along the edge of the popular Cally Woods and Fleet Forest, is Bar Hill Lodge, a picturesque and unique detached 19th-century cottage. The idyllic rural cottage has views of the rolling hills of Galloway - voted 'Holiday Destination of the Year' by BBC Country File Magazine - with an enclosed lawn and wildflower garden to the back and a woodland garden with a small burn to the front, making it the perfect retreat.

Dogs welcome at £20 each. 




More than just a cottage.


Bar Hill Lodge is more than just a cottage – it's a retreat and a sanctuary from the stresses of city living.  Here are some of our favourite places nearby.



Cally Woods

Calm the mind in cally woods

This tranquil woodland seems to allow all the cares of the world to disintegrate as you immerse yourself in its peaceful beauty. Ash, oak, beech and sycamore all shelter a carpet of wonderful wild flowers. In early spring there are splendid drifts of snowdrops; later in the year you can find primroses and bluebells. Look out for red squirrels, buzzards and treecreepers. 

Sandgreen Beach

for kids and adults of all ages

Situated on the coast just a few miles from Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Sandgreen beach provides the perfect stunning setting for all sorts of activities. From swimming, water-sports and rock pooling to family games of rounders, enjoy fun, relaxed holidays in a peaceful, unspoilt and secluded environment surrounded by wildlife.



Your local town

In the late 18th century, Gatehouse-of-Fleet was a thriving industrial centre with cotton mills, shipbuilding, a brewery and its own port. Today the town provides opportunities for a variety of sporting activities, with shops and a variety of places to eat out. The monthly farmer's market sells produce from the area, and there are local music and cultural events at the Mill-on-the-Fleet and the Bakehouse. 

Galloway Forest Park

the UK’s first Dark Sky Park

Have you ever counted Jupiter's moons or seen Saturn's shining rings? Ever glimpsed the mysterious beauty of the Horsehead Nebula? You can discover the infinite wonders of the night sky in Galloway Forest Park, one of the best places in the world for stargazing, with over 7,000 stars ad planets visible to the naked eye. Step into the deep green forests by day, and at night, enter a whole new universe.

Where We Are


The cottage is ideally situated for walking and cycling with trails and paths, which lead through the forest and down to the coast, literally right on your doorstep! Cycle hire is available in nearby Castle Douglas. The large sandy beaches at Sandgreen and Carrick, with its rock pools, are nearby and make for great days on the beach for family outings.